Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Vampires and Villains - A Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm pleased to welcome Zelda Finkelstein to Cozy Up With Kathy today. You can find Zelda on the pages of the Magical Mystery Book Club series by Elizabeth Pantley. Vampires and Villains is the second book in the series and was released last week. Be sure to visit the blog Friday, September 16, 2022 when I'll share my review!

Hello Zelda! Thank you for joining us today.

Hi there! You can call me Zell. It’s my new nickname. Pretty fantastic, huh? Zelda Finkelstein’s my full name, but I think Zell suits me just fine. Octogenarian, and proud of it! Especially when you consider the alternative. Just had a birthday. Now I’m the ripe young age of eighty. That mean’s I’ve tossed all my filters. All of ‘em. Bang. Bang. Watch out!

Embarking on these book club adventures must be a real experience!

You got that right, sister! Our book club is unique. We don’t just read mystery books around here. Ohh nooo. We get sucked right into the book! Yep! We get to find the dead body and figure out the mystery. Oh, don’t cringe. It’s kinda fun when you remember these folks are just characters in a book. Yeah, sure a few of the newbies in the group are a little freaked out about it, but I’ve been in the club a long time, so I always remember that our mission is to figure out who killed the unlucky character.

What happens if you can’t figure it out?

Let’s hope we can figure it out! Otherwise, we don’t get out of the book. We have to get to The End to go back home. Well, at least I think so. In the long history of the book club that’s how it’s worked, anyhow.

Where is your adventure in Vampires and Villains?

Proud to say I picked this book! Loved the setting – a massive, fancy cruise ship in the Hawaiian Islands! Okay, fine, so I didn’t read the whole blurb and didn’t know about the whole vampire thing. Not my fault! Okay, fine. It is my fault! But the club will have to admit the food aboard the ship is astronomical and the excursions are the best fun ever. Oh, the luau was a blast!

Sounds like a fun trip!

Yeppers! Even the vampires and the murder. Heehee.

Where does your next book club pick take you?

Ohhh! I have a special surprise planned for the group in that one! In Cowboys and Chaos, I convince them all to travel back to the Wild West in Arizona back in the 1800s. I planned the surprise, but there’s even something I didn’t know about – a wild, crazy plot twist! So much fun.

Thanks for stopping by, Zell!

Happy to! Hope you have fun reading about our book club journeys! 


Vampires and Villains: The Magical Mystery Book Club by Elizabeth Pantley

About Vampires and Villains

Vampires and Villains: The Magical Mystery Book Club
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Independently Published (September 1, 2022)
Print length: ‎ 219 pages

Paige and her joyful Aunt Glo have learned that the home they inherited comes with a magical library. They put together a book club group of loveable kooks to explore the magic.

They’ve recovered from their first book journey, and they all agree on their next book which takes place on a cruise ship bound for Hawaii. Problem is, they were so excited about the cruising idea that they didn’t read the entire blurb on the back of the book. (“It was entirely too long,” explains Zell.) Once on the ship, they meet a charming and likable man who blends seamlessly into their motley group. Too bad they don’t know why he’s so scarce during the day but shows up to join them every evening for dinner, drinks, and a show. When a dead body shows up on board, their new friend is labeled a suspect. Can they help him out by finding the real murderer? Or is he the real murderer? The book club will need to solve the case to get off the ship, out of the book, and back to their home.

About Elizabeth Pantley

Elizabeth Pantley says that writing the Destiny Falls Mystery and Magic book series is the most fun she’s ever had at work. Fans of the series say her joy is evident through the stories she tells. Elizabeth is also the internationally bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution and twelve other books for parents. Her books have been published in over twenty languages. She lives in the Pacific Northwest, the beautiful inspiration for the enchanted Destiny Falls world.

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  1. Thanks for much for the feature and the fun interview! I have so much fun writing this series! Getting to go inside a cozy mystery book with this zany book club group is a blast! : - )