Monday, June 8, 2020

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - June 9th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

Please link your blog post using Mr. Linky below. Make sure the link you enter is the direct link to your Tuesday post, not the main link to your blog. Thank you!

I, also, participate and link up to Teaser Tuesdays.  Here's info about that meme:

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! 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 & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I just started reading this one...

First Chapter... 

I arrange open bottles of wine behind the hard maple countertop from lightest to heaviest. A crisp white blend on the left, a jammy cabernet sauvignon on the right, and me, a cluster of nerves, right smack in the middle.


My crazy pipe dream is becoming a reality. Although, as I'm all too aware, my reality could very well turn into a nightmare.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A young winery owner won't let one sour grape ruin the bunch in the first installment of this exciting cozy mystery series.

Parker Valentine has always dreamed of opening her own winery in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. But she gets more than she bargained for when a food and wine critic unexpectedly shows up at Vino Valentine on opening day. A negative review could be fatal for her business, and not only does he seem to hate her chardonnay, he also collapses and dies shortly after drinking it.

Although Parker hoped that the attendees would put a cork in it, soon her winery is at the center of a social media firestorm. With #killerchardonnay trending online, Parker's business is in danger of closing, and she has no choice but to investigate the murder herself.

To restore her reputation, catch a killer, and keep her struggling business open, Parker needs only one thing: some good proof.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I love the sound of this one! A great new cozy mystery series about wine! Adorable cover, too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This book is on my TBR list. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. "cluster of nerves" has me curious; cute cover too.

  4. Apart from the cover, the excerpt even the title is intriguing.

  5. This sounds really cute. Of course I'll probably want some wine as I read this! :)

  6. I've never read a winery cozy, sounds good.

  7. I love a good cozy. This one sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. My Teaser

  8. That looks good and I like it is the first one so I don't have to get caught up.


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