Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Teaser Tuesday - Swan Dive by Kendel Lynn

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of  Should Be Reading.
Anyone can participate. just do the following.
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t  give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! 

Expected publication: March 17th 2015
by Henery Press
"So far neither of my dating/dates had gone smoothly. Adding romance made dinners with Matty awkward. A perpetual teenager's first date where I  didn't know how to act or what to say and did weird things like laugh at the wrong moment or too loud or try to fill every natural pause with blather."
- from 30% through on my Kindle 

Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
It’s Opening Night at the Ballantyne Foundation’s production of The Nutcracker, but it’s curtains for the Sugar Plum Fairy. When her body is found backstage, fatally poisoned by a cupcake she baked herself, rumors turn to suicide. But Elli Lisbon, director of the Ballantyne and coordinator of the ballet, smells something rotten amidst the sugar and spice.

As Elli applies her PI-in-training skills on the troupe of suspects, she discovers an eccentric herbalist, a temperamental chef, a stalking choreographer, and a bevy of backstage secrets. Between her off-the-record investigation, duty as director, and highly-charged love life, she finds herself caught in a dance to stay one pirouette ahead of a half-baked killer.

I am enjoying this book so far. It has humor and a good mystery. I am about 45% through and I still don't know who did it. The list of suspects keeps getting longer. I'll be reviewing it when I finish it. 

What's your teaser this Tuesday? Leave it or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!


  1. I like a fun cozy mystery. I'll have to check this one out.

    1. It definitely is that. The protagonist is a PI in training for a foundation and she does good and makes mistakes of course. Her thought processes are fun to see.

  2. Sounds good!

    Mine is from a YA fantasy this week: http://pdworkman.com/riseofthedragons/

    1. Thanks! Yours sounds good too except for the incomplete story arc. I prefer my novels to finish the current story and leave open all kinds of possibilities for the next one.

  3. This one does sound full of humor - "curtains for The Sugar Plum Fairy". Love it!

    1. Yup and someone else pointed out, it's death by cupcake.

  4. From Sherry Fundin: Cozies can be so much fun and death by cupcake sounds fun. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental

  5. This sounds like such fun. I'd probably be the same on a date as it's been so long for me. LOL Such a cute cover too:)

    My TT- http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/03/teaser-tuesdays-104-demon-energy/

    1. Your TT was really scary. Would love to see it in a longer format too. Thanks for coming by!