Thursday, June 27, 2019

Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder - A Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm happy top welcome Ava Martinez to Cozy Up With Kathy today. You can find Ava on the pages of the Cast Iron Skillet Mystery series by Jodi Rath. Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread Murder is the second book in the series and was released last week.

Character Guest Post
Ava Martinez 

My best bud, Jolie Tucker, often says she walks in my shadow. I’m loud, boisterous, bold–a feisty chick. I can’t imagine two more opposite people than the two of us. She is quiet, methodical, and contemplative. She actually thinks before she speaks, for some reason. Well, sometimes. But truth be told, I’ve often felt I’m the one in her shadow. She’s one of the most creative, funniest, snarkiest, and intelligent people I’ve ever met. I’ve tried to explain to her that someone as amazing as me wouldn’t be besties with someone who isn’t incredible! LOL

What she doesn’t seem to get is her quietude comes off as mysterious. Men like to try and figure her out. Now, that doesn’t bother me at all—men aren’t my cup of tea, if you know what I mean. She can’t seem to understand how much she has to offer.

She comes by her weirdness honestly: Jolie’s family is a hoot and a half. My family is a bit nutty, too. They came from Santo Domingo. I’ve visited there, but I was born in Leavensport and it’s all I really know. Recently, my papi was offered a job and relocated. I’m finding I miss them a lot. They are due for a visit coming up this holiday season.

My family wasn’t thrilled with me for deciding to stay here in Leavensport instead of going with them to ???. It was a tough decision, but Jolie and I had been planning to co-own Cast Iron Creations since we were little kids. We’ve only owned the restaurant going on two years. Not to mention, I could never leave my gorgeous girlfriend, Delilah, who is an important local artist. I have too much history here and I’ve worked hard to get where I am. In some ways, Jolie, her family, and Delilah are just as much family as my own family.

Jolie’s cats are whole other story. She grew up in a dog family. How she got hooked on cats is beyond me. One turned into four in no time. She even has her hottie detective boyfriend adopting cats. See what I mean? She gets men to do things, but she can’t even see it. Don’t ever tell her, but I adore those cats and would do anything for them. We have a love/hate relationship—where they mostly hate me—I think.

There’s some real trouble brewing in Leavensport this summer. Jolie and I may have sprinkled in more spice than we can handle in Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder—coming to heat you up this June 21, 2019!


Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread Murder (The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series) by Jodi Rath

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 2nd in the Series  
MYS ED LLC (June 21, 2019) 
Financial fraud of elderly villagers in Leavensport, an urban sprawl threat to the community, disastrous dates, cross-sell marketing gone wrong, and another murder? Jolie Tucker is ready to try dating again. Well, she has no choice—since her family auctioned her off to the highest bidder. Her best friend, Ava, has agreed to a double date, but both friends find out hidden secrets about their partners as well as deception by one of the village's own, who will soon be found dead. This plot is sure to be spicy!

About the Author

Moving into her second decade working in education, Jodi Rath has decided to begin a life of crime in her The Cast Iron Skillet Mystery Series. Her passion for both mysteries and education led her to combine the two to create her business MYS ED, where she splits her time between working as an adjunct for Ohio teachers and creating mischief in her fictional writing. She currently resides in a small, cozy village in Ohio with her husband and her seven cats.

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  1. I saw this was an ebook giveaway after i filled out the instructions but i am severely disabled and fingers are crippled so that i why i am not on tech. I do wish you good luck on the tour and that you pick up many readers. Peggy Clayton

  2. This is a new author and series to me. Sounds like a great read.

  3. Thanks so much for having me and Ava here! Also, Peggy, I think they are choosing for the giveaway--don't hold me to that--I'm still a bit new to the blog tour myself:) Hopefully you will be a winner!