Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blog Tour 'Delayed Death' by Beate Boeker

Today I’m excited to participate in the Blog Tour of ‘Delayed Death’ by Beate Boeker. This book is the first book in the Temptation in Florence cozy mystery series.
This tour runs March 23-April 3 with reviews only. Check out the tour page for more information.


About the Book:
Delayed Death is Book #1 in the Temptation in Florence Series, a cozy murder mystery romance series with a strong dose of humor and romance.

The title of the series comes from the lingerie store that the protagonist, Carlina, owns and runs, Temptation, on one of Florence, Italy's, premier shopping streets. The Temptation in Florence Series follows the life, adventures and loves of Italian-American Carlina, and of her extended eccentric Italian family, many of whom live in apartments in the same building in central Florence.

The family's eccentric members and their whims and wishes are a never-ending source of amusement for Carlina. While often treated like the family's Cinderella, Carlina is also a sexy, saucy, funny thirty-two-year-old woman.

When a crisis occurs, right at the beginning of Delayed Death, and Carlina gives in to her domineering cousin's wishes, Carlina sets herself on a collision course with police Commissario Stefano Garini.

For more information about this book please visit Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple I-Books, Kobo and Smashwords.

‘Delayed Death’ costs only $0.99. For a limited time, you can also download it for free at the retailer Kobo or at Smashwords with the voucher FY29F.

The Book Trailer:

My Review:


Since I love to read cozy mystery novels, I definitely wanted to read ‘Delayed Death’ by Beate Boeker when I heard about it. I don’t really like the cover, but since I learned early on that looks can be deceiving, I signed up for the tour. I couldn’t wait to start reading this book.

In ‘Delayed Death’ we meet Carlina, the owner of a luxurious lingerie store in Florence, Italy. Carlina has a huge family and her days are filled with spending time at work and dealing with her family. When Carlina’s cousin is getting married Carline helps getting the bride ready for her big day. Unfortunately Carlina finds her grandfather dead in his chair on the day of the wedding. This could destroy her cousin’s entire day. So Carlina, decides to hide his corpse until after the wedding.
This was not one of her brightest ideas since her grandfather appears to have been murdered. Not long after the wedding Carlina finds herself being a suspect in the murderer investigation run by a handsome inspector and she has to prove her innocence.

This book was from the very beginning really fun to read. The writing is easy to understand and I felt myself enjoying the story from the very first page. The characters Beate Boeker described in this book were very easy to love. I don’t have a big family, but reading about this big family and all their quarrels made me miss this. I loved the way the family interacted with each other and how they gossiped away.

The murder investigation was very fun to read. I seriously had no idea who the murderer was, honestly everyone could have done it. Although the romance part in this book is very small, I truly enjoyed Carlina’s and the inspectors interactions. I can’t wait to read more about those two.
This book is very well written and really funny. I honestly laughed like crazy a couple of times. This book definitely gets my recommendation. If you’re a fan of cozy mysteries this book is definitely one for you. 

My Rating:


Praise for 'Delayed Death':

“This is cozy mystery writing at its finest.”
– Jane Ormerod

“She has created a marvelous little world full of zany characters and fun plots and subplots.”
– David H. Bailey

“Delayed Death is a hilarious murder mystery with unexpected twists and turns.”
– bookworm

“Great series – Each book is better than the last one!”
– mystery lover

“She has me hooked and wanting more.”
– night reader

“This Indie series is handsomely presented, well-written, true to the genre, and well-edited”
– C. Martinelli

“I can’t get enough of Carlina and her fabulous family – you’ll love them, too!”
– D.A. Sarac

About the Author:

Beate Boeker is a USA Today bestselling author with a passion for books that brim over with mischief & humor. Several of her contemporary romance novels were shortlisted for the Golden Quill Contest, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the ‘Best Indie Books’ contest, and the RONE Award. In 2013, she hit the Amazon bestseller list in the category “international mystery & crime” with “Delayed Death”, the first in the series “Temptation in Florence”.

By day, Beate is a global marketing manager with a degree in International Business Administration, and her daily experience in marketing provides her with a wide range of fodder for her novels, be it hilarious or cynical.
Widely traveled, she speaks German, English, French, and Italian and lives in the North of Germany together with her husband and daughter.

While ‘Boeker’ means ‘books’ in a German dialect, her first name Beate can be translated as ‘Happy’ . . . and with a name that reads ‘Happy Books’, what else can she do but write novels with happy endings?

For more information about Beate Boeker please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Tsu and sign up for her newsletter



Each Tour stop is giving away one ebook of 'A New Life' by Beate Boeker. Fill out the Rafflecopter for each blog you visit and comment on (one entry a day).
Open worldwide.

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.



  1. Loved your review Maureen..I too enjoyed the book but the abrupt end to the romance rankled a bit..Will checkout the next book to see what happens on the romance front! :)
    Entered the Giveaway..Thanks for sharing :)
    Read my review here:

    1. Thanks!! I'll definitely need to check out the next book too. :D
      Thank you so much for visiting!

  2. Thank you for your review, Maureen! I'm so happy that you liked it - and thank you for featuring me on your blog.

    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for visiting my blog :D

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts!


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