Saturday, October 14, 2023

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway: Eat, Pray, Hex (Crescent Moon Mystery, #1) by Tara Lush

Eat, Pray, Hex
Crescent Moon Mysteries
Tara Lush

Paranormal Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Florida
Independently Published
Publication Date: October 13, 2023
Number of Pages: 246 pages
Digital ASIN: B0CH5J8MTL




Step into the mysterious world of weird Florida, where surprises and spirits are as common as sun and sand…

Amelia Matthews never anticipated inheriting a hotel in in a small southern town, but life's twists and turns have led her to the Sunshine State. Under the hotel's quirky, rundown fa├žade lie haunting secrets—an unsolved murder and a restless spirit who keeps turning off the air conditioner. In the summer. In Florida.

From the moment Amelia reluctantly walks through the door of the Crescent Moon Inn, she embarks on an unwelcome spectral adventure. Her companions on this eerie journey include the sassy feline Freddie Purrcury, the overly enthusiastic and hilarious Liz with her New Age bookstore, and the charmingly handsome local historian, Oliver.

Then Amelia discovers her hidden psychic abilities. As spooky happenings escalate, she can't help but wish for a few minutes of peace. And maybe a margarita.

She faces a decision: sell the inn and run, or embrace her new destiny as a paranormal sleuth. In this spine-tingling cozy mystery, Amelia Matthews unravels the secrets of the inn's haunted past while navigating psychic powers, an ornery cat, and a quirky crew of new friends. If she doesn’t solve the mystery, she just might become the inn's next ghostly inhabitant…

Join Amelia in a captivating, laugh-out-loud adventure as she embarks on a quest to uncover the truth, and you'll find yourself immersed in a world where the line between the ordinary and the supernatural blurs.




5 stars!

Great debut to this new paranormal, cozy mystery series!

Eat, Pray, Hex is the debut novel in author Tara Lush’s new paranormal cozy mystery series, Crescent Moon Mysteries, and isn’t it great to have it launched on Friday the 13th?! From its fun premise to its engaging main character to furry (Freddie Purrcury!) and supportive new friends, I was hooked from page one. 

Amelia Matthews is a great character I could immediately get behind and cheer for; that is when I wasn’t laughing! Honestly, I had more fun reading this book than any in a long time. Add this to the compelling cold case that was baffling enough to hold my attention all the way to the reveal, and I was bowled over. Happily, a couple of continuing storylines promise more to come. I will be waiting anxiously for the next book to be published.


Tara Lush is a Florida-based author and journalist. She's an RWA Rita finalist, an Amtrak writing fellow, and the winner of the George C. Polk Award for environmental journalism.

She was a reporter with The Associated Press in Florida, covering crime, alligators, natural disasters, and politics. She also writes contemporary romance set in tropical locations under the name Tamara Lush.

Tara is a fan of vintage pulp fiction book covers, Sinatra-era jazz, 1980s fashion, tropical chill, kombucha, gin, tonic, seashells, iPhones, Art Deco, telenovelas, street art, coconut anything, strong coffee and newspapers. She lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband and two dogs.

Her debut series, the Coffee Lover's Mysteries, is published by Crooked Lane Books.


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marisela zuniga said...

this sounds likke a great book

Sunshine City Girl said...

I adore your review! Thank you so much! - Tara