Sunday, November 20, 2011

VBT# For Love of Livvy - JM Griffin


Next on Today's list of belated VBT's # is JM Griffin and her  book "For Love of Livvy".
Here on The Phantom Paragrapher ,this nice Sunday Evening.
Synopsis: For Love of Livvy - JM Griffin
After her favorite aunt is found dead and an alarming box is mysteriously left on the doorstep of her aunt's house now legally hers, Lavinia Esposito wants explanations.
But, having cleared the package of explosives, the local cops are dumbfounded by the precious stones which came without an explanation, just an address─her Aunt Livvy's. Frustrated by the cops' refusal to share their theories, criminal justice instructor Lavinia Esposito, a.k.a. Vinnie, takes investigation matters into her own hands.
Vinnie is soon dragged into situations beyond her control, finding herself in hot water with the law, the crooks, and her Italian father.
Willing to put her life at risk to find out what really happened to her beloved Aunt Livvy, and why jewels would be addressed to her aunt, Vinnie plunges ahead with her usual tenacity, bravery, and keen wits to solve and survive this mystery.

Synopsis: Dead Wrong - JM Griffin
The race is on to save Lavinia “Vinnie” Esposito in the third book in the Esposito series.
After finding a dead man, Vinnie realizes she has become embroiled in yet another crazy situation involving stolen art, proving her twin brother’s innocence, and saving her own neck.
State trooper Marcus Richmond and FBI agent Aaron Grant are back to help Vinnie find the culprit while keeping her out of harm’s way. That's a task to try the most patient of men, because Vinnie isn't about to let a lead go stale because she's waiting for back up.
A sleuth with attitude, Vinnie Esposito is back!

Synopsis: Dirty Trouble - JM Griffin
Someone is stalking Vinnie Esposito. But that’s just the start of her problems…
Criminal justice instructor Vinnie Esposito is having a very bad day. After barely escaping serious injury in a car accident, Vinnie runs into a former adversary she suspects is stalking her. Then she learns her 60-year-old aunt has been arrested and is palling around with mobsters. Suddenly Vinnie finds herself over her head in trouble – dirty trouble. It’s an awkward situation to say the least for someone who’s constantly surrounded by law-enforcement contacts – including the hunky State Trooper Marcus Richmond and FBI agent Aaron Grant.


Author Guest Post:
Jumping Across the Arena

Long before I became a full-fledged, published author, I was an artist. How does one relate to the other, you ask? They are both creative parts of me that usually collide. Quite often I will be working in the studio when the next part of my novel wip will present itself. I’m sure there’s a psychological description for that, but I accept the jump from one arena to the other without worrying over why it happens.
The two worlds work together on a regular basis. I find the artwork portion of my life allows me to relax enough to let the storyline work itself out. I can’t force it, it just happens on its own. Relaxation is key to writing. I use Zentangle, a no-experience-necessary art form that’s rather like doodling, as a relaxation process. Zentangle is the art of making marks by repetition which allows your body and mind to slow, relax and become more focused. You can find out more about tangling and Zentangle at http://www.decorativeartistry.net/
Some of the writers in the group I belong to have also used tangling. It’s amazing how easily you can find answers to what bothers you about your characters, plot direction, and how different the ending might become. Zentangle can help de-stress life, add focus, encourage creativity, and is a healthy habit. Who could ask for more, especially when it comes to writing?

About The Author:
JM Griffin grew up in the Maine countryside. Inspired by the Nancy Drew mysteries, JM wrote her first story at age twelve.

With 5 books written and more in the works, JM's first book in the Vinnie Esposito series published in February of 2009. The first and second Vinnie Esposito books has been re-released through Lachesis Publishing. The third novel in the series, Dead Wrong, was released in ebook format in October 2010, and the book has been recently released in paperback as of April 2011. Stay tuned for more of the Vinnie Esposito series.
In addition to the Esposito series, JM has written a fun-filled mystery featuring faeries, pixies, murder, tea and cupcakes. Lyrical Press, Inc. presented the ebook on August 16th of 2010. The paper edition was released in June 2011.
Murder on Spy Glass Lane, a novel filled with the antics of Sarah McDougall, a psychic artist, her dog Sparky, a Bassett Hound, and their pirate-like neighbor is ready for publishing. Stay tuned for an update on the progress of this book.
JM and her husband John reside with two wild and crazy cats who rule the roost in New England. Their home is surrounded by a forest, a nearby reservoir and natures creatures.
http://jmgriffin.net/ 





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