Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti

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Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for Prosecco Pink by Traci Andrighetti.  Please leave a comment or question for Traci to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway, for a Kate Spade Wallet, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also enter the giveaway on this blog, for an ecopy of Processo Pink, by filling out the 2nd Rafflecopter form below.  You can follow Traci’s tour by clicking on the tour banner above.

Prosecco Pink
By Traci Andrighetti
Franki Amato Mystery, Book 2

Publisher:  Gemma Halliday Publishing
Release Date:  October 30, 2014
Genre: Cozy Mystery/Female Sleuth
Length:  274 Pages
ISBN:  978-1502974945

Buy Links:  Amazon  |   B&N

About the book:

**Now in development for a TV movie!**

For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but “The Big Easy.” When she met handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, she knew she’d finally found a man she could trust. But she can’t say the same for his sexy new secretary, who is about as trustworthy as Mata Hari and every bit as seductive. Meanwhile, Franki’s best friend and employer, Veronica Maggio, has named her the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home.

Now the pressure is on Franki to figure out what a bottle of pink lip gloss and the legend of a pink diamond have to do with the bizarre killing. The problem is that the plantation is notorious for being haunted, and Franki is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of meeting a ghost. Adding to her stress, her Sicilian grandma is up to her usual meddling antics—this time planning Franki’s engagement to Bradley before he’s even considered popping the question. As Bradley grows distant and plantation employees begin dropping like Southern belles during a sweltering summer, Franki turns to a psychic with a phobia of ghosts to solve the mysterious murders and her own relationship fears.

Franki Amato Mysteries:
Limoncello Yellow (book #1)
Prosecco Pink (book #2)

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About Traci Andrighetti
Traci Andrighetti is the author of the Franki Amato Mysteries. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime–writing, that is.

If she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Traci is probably watching her favorite Italian soap opera, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

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Colorful characters, antebellum mansions and life in the Big Easy take center stage in Prosecco Pink, Traci Andrighetti’s newest addition to the Franki Amato Mystery series.  Picking up shortly where the first book, Limoncello Yellow, left off, we find Franki knee deep in mud and fending off alligators while keeping an eye on Bradley Hartmann, new boyfriend and bank executive.  When Franki’s boss, and best friend, Veronica Maggio puts her in charge of solving the murder of a cosmetics CEO, Franki finds herself on a haunted plantation fending off ghosts and trying to solve a crime involving pink lip gloss and employees dropping like flies.

Ms. Andrighetti does a good job continuing to develop characters in this series; while Franki is a little bit odd, she’s a fun character who always gets herself in outrageous situations and you can’t help but like her.  She also has an obsession with eating and food, something I can relate to.  I also enjoyed how Ms. Andrighetti continues to develop the secondary characters in this series; especially Nonna, Franki’s matchmaking grandma and Glenda, Frank’s sixty something landlady, who has some of the best dialogue in the entire book. 

While Franki’s love life with Bradley should be stable and secure; we see Franki’s insecurity kicked into high gear because of his new sexy secretary.  While she swears she trusts Brad, she admits she just can’t trust a secretary who’s too perfect to be true.  While dealing with her emotional issues, Franki refuses to deal with a haunted mansion and hires Chandra, a medium, to deal with the ghost.  Only this being Franki, she’s hired a medium who’s afraid of ghosts.  Fortunately they do find a way to work together and I really enjoyed meeting Chandra.

Will Franki discover who killed the CEO and what the pink lip gloss and legend of the pink diamond have to do with her case?  Will Franki’s Nonna and her romantic meddling send Bradley running for cover?  You’ll have to read Prosecco Pink to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading Franki’s next case.

My Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Crowns

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  1. Prosseco Pink looks like a fun cozy mystery. Look forward to reading it.

    1. Thanks, Maggie! It was a blast to write—especially the part involving the annual pirate festival on Bourbon Street.

  2. I've always meant to give this author a try; no time like the present, right?

  3. Enjoyed reading the review, book sounds like an fun story.

  4. I can't wait to read this book. I love these blog tours because we learn a little more about the book and author at each stop (and get a chance for a terrific giveaway). And the pink - can't get enough. I think I wan to be Queen of All She Reads!

    1. LOL! I want to be Queen of All She Reads (and Writes?), too!

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca. It's called "rio pink," which sounds so festive.

  6. Prosecco Pink sounds like a great read. I am looking forward to reading the book. :)

  7. I cannot wait to start this series!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!