Monday, April 21, 2014

Blog Tour: Dyed and Gone by Beth Yarnall (Review and Giveaway)

About the Book

Publisher: Entangled: Select (March 25, 2014) Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1622661237
E-Book File Size: 1313 KB

Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. Oh, sure, they’re supposed to be there on business, attending the biggest hair show on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. But fun quickly turns to drama. On the first morning of the show, Dhane, the biggest celeb of the hair-styling world, is found dead. As it turns out Azalea’s friend, Vivian, not only knew Dhane, but the tale she weaves of how they met is faker than a showgirl’s uh… assets. When Vivian confesses to the murder and is arrested, Azalea knows there’s no way she could have done it and suspects Vivian may be trying to protect someone. But who?
Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.

My Review

Azalea March is on her way to an exciting weekend adventure with her fellow hairstylist friends, Vivian and Juan Carlos. They are on their way to Las Vegas and are planning a wild time even if they are really going for a business convention. Azalea and her friends plan to combine fun and business in one weekend, what could be more fun?

Things don’t quite go the way they intend when a famous hairstylist, Dhane, is found dead on the first day. As luck would have it, Azalea and Juan Carlos are right there when the discovery is made and they get caught up in the whole mysterious murder investigation.

Vivian admits she and Dhane had a history together, but her explanation sounds phony to Azalea. She wonders just how well she knew her best friend. When Vivian confesses to the murder, Azalea knows something is up and has no doubts that Vivian is innocent, but she can’t figure out why she’d confess unless she is protecting someone.

Azalea intends to find out the truth and who really killed Dhane. With the help of Juan Carlos and Azalea’s former detective boyfriend, Alex, the weekend in Vegas turns more wild than they ever could plan. Not to mention that sparks fly between Alex and Azalea. Perhaps their relationship isn’t as over as she thought.

Dyed and Gone by Beth Yarnall is a cross between chick lit and cozy mystery. Two of my favorite genres combined. It’s a bit like Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. Azalea finds herself in the wackiest situations with a truly wacky cast of characters. I found myself LOL through most of the book and shaking my head at Azalea’s antics, too. I wanted to scream “Just stay out of it!” But, then there would be no story :)

The pages fly by and it’s hard to put this one down. The mystery itself goes in several directions and there is a host of possible suspects. Any of them could have done it and, of course, I chose the wrong culprit, but it is fun to try and figure it out.

I hope there will be a sequel. I’d love to re-visit Azalea and her friends.

For reading challenges:
2014 ARC Reading Challenge
2014 E-Book Reading Challenge
2014 My Kind of Mystery Challenge
Where are you reading? challenge (Nevada)

FTC Disclosure: The author provided me with a copy of this book to review for this blog tour. This did not influence my thoughts and opinions in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.

About the Author

Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.

Author Links

Twitter: @BethYarnell

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Tour Participants
April 10 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview
April 11 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
April 12 – deal sharing aunt – Guest Post
April 14 – Back Porchervations – Review
April 15 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Guest Post
April 16 – Carole’s Book Corner – Review
April 17 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
April 18 – Chloe Gets A Chloe – Interview
April 20 –  Easter
April 21 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
April 22 – readalot blog – Review
April 23 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Interview
April 24 – Traci Andrighetti’s blog – Guest Post
April 25 – Community Bookstop – Review
April 28 – Michele Lynn Seigfried’s Blog – Review, Guest Post
April 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Guest Post

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  1. I am glad you enjoyed it. I can't say if it's the book for me though

  2. I've been on the fence about this since I first heard about it but I think I'll get it.

  3. This sounds like a fun book.

  4. WOOT WOOT! Loved the Synopsis! That's all I got!

  5. What happens in Vegas! I'm glad you liked it. The chick lit/cozy mystery combo sounds great.

  6. This sounds like a book I would really enjoy!


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