Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Stuck - A Character Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm pleased to welcome Baxley Powell to Cozy Up With Kathy today. You can find Baxley on the pages of the Dreamwalker Mystery series by Maggie Toussaint. Confound It is the fifth book in the series and was released June 1st.

By Dreamwalker and crime consultant Baxley Powell

My name’s Baxley Powell, and I’m stuck. Some folks get stuck in dead end jobs. Not me. I love my new job of Dreamwalking to solve crimes. After many years of denying my extra senses existed, I now experience them in the fullest and get to help people. It’s so rewarding!

Some might think I’m stuck because its unusual to have stark white hair at 28. The color change happened a few months back as I used those long-denied psychic gifts. Other than seeing a stranger in the mirror, I’ve come to terms with my crazy hair.

So it’s not the job, my hair, or even my extended family. There’s this guy, you see. Sam Mayes. He’s made it clear he’s interested in a relationship, only I can’t date him. I’m a married woman, regardless of the fact the military declared my husband dead. I snooped around the afterlife and my husband is not there. If he isn’t dead, he must be alive.

My Other World mentor Rose made things a lot worse. She engineered intimacy between me and Mayes. It was awesome, over-the-top, and stunning in a life-changing way. Nothing I ever experienced felt like that. We merged physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Yowsa!

Mayes glowed afterward. I may have glowed too. I don’t know because there were no mirrors in the observation room at work. Soon as I pulled myself together, I took a dreamwalk to give Rose a piece of my mind. She had no right taking over my body like that.

Rose grinned and told me to suck it up. No apology, no remorse from her about putting me in an embarrassing, awkward position.

To make matters worse, my BFF, Charlotte, finally has her first boyfriend. Duncan is perfect for her. Both of them wear their hearts on their sleeves, so I’m immersed in romantic pheromones at every turn.

Meanwhile, Mayes looks at me like I hung the moon, and he’s so hopeful I’ll fall into his arms again.

I can’t.

I won’t.

My marriage vows mean something to me, even if the two of us together blew my mind.

Being stuck totally sucks.


Confound It (A Dreamwalker Mystery) by Maggie Toussaint

About the Book

Paranormal Cozy Mystery 
5th in Series  
Camel Press (June 1, 2018) Paperback: 248 pages 
While hosting out-of-town guests at her Georgia home, Dreamwalker Baxley Powell is called upon to help investigate a suspicious fire. One of her guests, close friend and fellow dreamwalker Deputy Sam Mayes, accompanies her to the scene. A meth cook is dead, and when Baxley visits her beyond the Veil of Life, she determines that the woman was murdered. Baxley pities Mandy Patterson, a single mother with aspirations for her teenage son Doodle. Unconcerned about the death of a criminal, the authorities pursue the drug-supply chain angle. Baxley worries about Doodle and vows to find out who killed his mother. As the case grows more baffling, Baxley struggles against her attraction to Sam. Although her husband is missing and declared dead, she does not feel free to love again until she is sure of his fate. Two suspects have the strongest motive, but Baxley has reason to believe they are pawns in a deeper game. And unless she can stop them, the world will never be the same.

About the Author

Southern author Maggie Toussaint writes mystery, suspense, and dystopian fiction. Her work won the Silver Falchion Award for best mystery, the Readers’ Choice Award, and the EPIC Award. She’s published seventeen novels as well as several short stories and novellas. The next book in her paranormal mystery series, Dadgummit, releases August 2017. Maggie serves on the national board for Mystery Writers of America, is President of Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and is Co-VP of Low Country Sisters In Crime. 

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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Confound It" by Maggie Toussaint. I really enjoyed reading the guest post with Baxley Powell.

    Love this cover - it speaks volumes. I'd really enjoy the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Dear Kay, Thank you for visiting Cozy up with Kathy on Confound It's Great Escapes Blog Tour. I am humbled by your dedication to win a copy of this book! Best wishes, Maggie

  3. Dear Kathy, Thank you for hosting a Character Guest Post on Confound It's Great Escapes Blog Tour. It is a pleasure to be here and I'm available for any questions your blog readers might have about Confound It or my sleuth, Baxley Powell. Maggie

  4. Looking forward to reading "Confound It" and learning more about Baxley and dreamwalking.

  5. Thanks, Dianne! I'm hoping you love these characters as much as I do!