Thursday, May 15, 2014

Announcing A KILLER RETREAT!

Hi all!  I'm absolutely delighted  to announce the cover and publication date of my second Downward Dog Mystery, A KILLER RETREAT.  The book is in the final stages of editing now, and my publisher has finalized the cover.
What do you think? 
Available January 8, 2015 from Midnight Ink!
Available January 8, 2015 from Midnight Ink!

Leave a comment about the cover in the next week for a chance to win a Downward Dog Mysteries coffee mug!

The book will be out January 8, 2015, but I'll likely have copies again in late December.  Why wait?

Pre-order your personalized, autographed copy from Whole Life Yoga now, and I'll mail you a signed bookmark as soon as they are available!


ABOUT A KILLER RETREAT

Six months after solving her friend’s murder, commitment-challenged Kate Davidson has recovered from her injuries and settled into a relatively calm life with rambunctious German shepherd Bella. Now, if only her relationship with boyfriend, Michael, would slow down to match her laid-back yogic lifestyle…

When Kate gets an offer to trade teaching yoga for a weeklong stay at a newly reopened vegan retreat center, she jumps at the opportunity, even though it means being forced to endure the wedding ceremony of the center’s two caretakers. Avoiding the M-word turns out to be the least of Kate’s problems when a wedding guest is found floating face-down in the resort’s hot tub, shortly after a loud, public (and somewhat embarrassing) fight with Kate.

The police pick Kate as their number-one suspect, so she’s forced to join forces with Michael, best friend Rene, and sidekick Bella to find the real killer. But they’ll have to solve the murder before the police arrest Kate, or her next gig may last a lifetime—behind bars.
 

REVIEWS


“An engaging mystery full of fun and fascinating characters and unexpected twists.  An intriguing read that includes yoga lessons and feisty dogs.”

Linda O. Johnston Author of the Pet Rescue Mysteries
 
“Fans   of Tracy Weber’s charming Murder Strikes a Pose have eagerly awaited   the return of yoga instructor Kate Davidson and her challenging yet   lovable German shepherd, Bella.  Happily, Weber's second yoga mystery, A Killer Retreat, is as delightful as her first. Readers will love the   setting, the complex mystery, and the romance of Kate’s second   adventure. Especially noteworthy in this popular series is the appealing   combination of strength and vulnerability that Kate and Bella share.   Enjoy!”

Susan Conant     Author of the Dog Lover’s Mysteries
 
“Whether yoga instructor, Kate Davidson, is wrestling her hundred-pound dog, her new love life or trying to solve a murder, A Killer Retreat is simply a killer read! Witty, fun and unpredictable, this is one cozy mystery worth barking about!”

Shannon Esposito   Author of the Pet Psychic Mysteries

Thanks!

Tracy
 
Come visit Whole Life Yoga in Seattle, and check out Tracy Weber’s author page for information about the Downward Dog Mysteries series.  A KILLER RETREAT is available for preorder now from Whole Life Yoga. The first book in the series,  MURDER STRIKES A POSE is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble,  and book sellers everywhere!

31 comments:

Tracy Weber said...

Hey all! Tell me what you think of the cover! Hoping to hear from some of you and send you the always-sought-after mug!

Gigi Pandian said...

What a cute cover!! Hope it will help the book fly off the shelves :)

Dawn Frazier said...

Hi Tracy! I love the cover! I can't wait to read this!

Kelly Cochran said...

Love your cover...so cute!

Amy said...

Love the cover! Expression on the dogs face is priceless!!

Linda Reilly said...

Tracy, I love the cover! The colors are wildly appealing, artist did a spectacular job with the sketch. By the way, I enjoyed Murder Strikes a Pose tremendously, and can't wait to read A Killer Retreat!

Susan Kroupa said...

I adored the cover of Murder Strikes a Pose and this is just as cute!

Linda Reilly said...

Tracy, I tried to leave a comment a little while ago but I think I did something wrong. I LOVE the cover. The colors are so appealing, and the artist did such a great job with the sketch! I enjoyed Murder Strikes a Pose tremendously, and I'm looking forward to the release of Killer Retreat ~

cttiger said...


Love the cover, Tracy. Can't wait to read what comes between them!

Sandy Cody said...

Love the cover, Tracy. It promises a light, fun read. That's what a cover is supposed to do - give the reader an idea of the story and, maybe more important, the mood of the story.

Unknown said...

Hi,Tracy,from the looks of your cover art, Kate's about to be snatched right out of her time of calm, and tossed into more murder and mayhem.I plan on having a ringside seat for her and Bella's new adventure.

Betty Hechtman said...

What a fun cover.

Ann Myers said...

Fabulous cover, Tracy! I loved Murder Strikes a Pose and can't wait to read this one.

Tracy Weber said...

Thank you, all! I'm not sure why there is a delay in comments posting, but I'm glad to see them here now! Sorry about that! Thanks for commenting and I'll announce the winner in my post next Thursday!

Linda O. Johnston said...

It really is a cute cover, Tracy. And I don't pretend to know the whys of when comments actually appear!

Becky Muth said...

Adorable cover! I loved the first book in this series, and can't wait to read A KILLER RETREAT. Looking forward to seeing what Kate and Bella encounter next.

J Mehl said...

Fantastic. The type is clear and easy to read. Love the dog with the police tape.

Tracy Weber said...

Thanks, guys! The crime scene tape in the dog's mouth was my idea. ;-)

keepmelaffn said...

Hi Tracy! First time visitor on your blogsite. Nicely done! I like the colors you used on the cover illustration. Very sharp!
Sandy in So. Cali

Tracy Weber said...

Thanks, Sandy! So glad you like it! I didn't design the artwork, but I'm quite fond of it!

cyn209 said...

LOVE the cover!!
I love her face!!! LOL!!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

cyn209 said...

in case I messed up leaving my comment......

I love this cover!!! I love her face!!!

thank you for the giveaway!!

cyn209 at juno dot com

Tracy Weber said...

Thank you, and good luck on the giveaway!

nan5perkins@gmail.com said...

The cover of your second book makes a new reader want to become acquainted with the characters, and a return reader want to know what Bella's uncovered and how it will affect Kate.

Tracy Weber said...

Thanks, Nan!

Kait said...

The cover is adorable. Let me know if the puppy is up for adoption :)

Tracy Weber said...

Kait--I'm so glad you like the cover! Neither Kate--my protagonist--or I will EVER give up our dogs! ;-)

Tracy Weber said...

And the winner is....Kelly Cochran! Kelly, please e-mail me with your mailing address and I'll get the coffee mug in the mail to you. CONGRATULATIONS!

Tracy Weber said...

Oops. Kelly, you'll need my e-mail. Tracy@WholeLifeYoga.com

Thanks!

Nina Milton said...

The cover is such fun; can't wait to read this

Tracy Weber said...

Thanks, Nina! I hope you love it!