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Friday, October 7, 2016

Loving The Book Presents: Murder Strikes A Pose by Tracy Weber; #BookTour, #OutNow, #Review, #Giveaway

What a fun read! Today we are presenting the new audible version of this book - just released on Audible and iTunes!

Come join us for the tour to learn more about the book and about how you can grab your own copy.

Also, join us for the virtual launch party where we will have games, prizes, so much fun and .... a live Q&A with the author!!!

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When George and Bella―a homeless alcoholic and his intimidating German shepherd―disturb the peace outside her studio, yoga instructor Kate Davidson’s Zen-like calm is stretched to the breaking point. Kate tries to get rid of them before Bella scares the yoga pants off her students. Instead, the three form an unlikely friendship.

One night Kate finds George’s body behind her studio. The police dismiss his murder as a drug-related street crime, but she knows George wasn’t a dealer. So Kate starts digging into George’s past while also looking for someone to adopt Bella before she’s sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer nipping at her heels, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.
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Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate Davidson and her feisty German shepherd, Bella. Her first book, Murder Strikes a Pose won the Maxwell Award for Fiction and was 2015 Agatha award nominee for Best First Novel. The third book in her series, Karma's a Killer, will released January, 2016 by Midnight Ink.

Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house. 

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"Yoga Meets Mystery (3.5 Stars)"

Would you consider the audio edition of Murder Strikes a Pose to be better than the print version? 
I haven't read the print but in this case I think that the print might be better. The narrator uses Yoga poses and vocabulary that I didn't understand (since I'm not into Yoga) and I felt that I needed to have a dictionary handy.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Murder Strikes a Pose?
I felt the memorable moments came when Bella was in the scene. If you're an animal lover you will understand. She seemed to be the glue that held this story together.

What three words best describe Anne James’s performance?
She was ok. I felt that she was reading the story to me but I didn't find she changed her voice enough to distinguish one character from another. This was one reason that I felt that the print version might be better than the audio. Usually the narrator helps me to visualize the scenes as they occur but with Ms. James that did not happen.

Any additional comments?
I can see myself reading more of this series but not necessarily listening to more of it. Found that when the narrator started in on the yoga and terminology, I had no idea what she was talking about. I kept wanting her to get on with the mystery. Felt like the mystery took a back seat to both the dog and Kate's job.  I think if you practice yoga that you may get a little more out of it.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Loving the Book and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

Character Casting
Murder Strikes a Pose is a lighthearted mystery starring yoga teacher/sleuth Kate Davidson, her best friend Rene, and love interest/pet food store owner Michael. Of course the true star of the series is a German shepherd named Bella, but I don’t know of any German shepherd movie stars, so I’ll leave her casting up to the director.

As for Kate, she has a girl next-door energy. She’s pretty—though not drop-dead gorgeous—and she has a quirky, self-deprecating sense of humor. Amy Adams has a lovely, funny energy that she brings to her roles. She’d perfectly portray Kate and the embarrassing situations she finds herself in.

Paul Rudd would be my choice for Michael. Like Michael, Mr. Rudd is handsome, but in a relaxed, everyman way. A bonus is that he looks great both with and without facial hair. My only concern about Paul Rudd is that Michael is six feet tall. Mr. Rudd will have to wear heels! Still, he is wonderful in comedic roles, and you can’t help but root for him. With Kate as a love interest, he’ll need all the help he can get!

Rene is Kate’s drop-dead gorgeous best friend, sort of a brunette-haired Barbie. She has to be played by Olivia Wilde. I’ve loved Ms. Wilde since I watched her on House. I can imagine her being sophisticated, nuanced, and loyal, just like Rene. Plus, Ms. Wilde would look great portraying a woman who’s pregnant with twins! I can’t imagine her having Rene’s food addiction, but she’s such a talented actress, I’m sure she’d figure it out.

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