Violet Tendencies (Rose City Mystery #2) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Excerpt
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Violet Tendencies (Rose City Mystery #2) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Excerpt

Violet Tendencies (Rose City Mystery #2) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Excerpt

Violet Tendencies (Rose City Mystery #2) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Excerpt

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Publication Date November 27, 2018

Who could object to a flower festival? 

Britta Johnston and her aunt Elin are delighted that their Portland floral boutique is part of the city’s Rose Festival, which draws thousands to the Pacific Northwest for dragon boat races, fireworks, and other attractions–capped off by a big parade. They’re building a float that’s sure to rock the judge’s boat . . . until a gang of angry protestors shows up. The group, who call themselves Dark Fusion, are decidedly not into flower power, and they want to take down the system . . . including the upcoming extravaganza.

Then their leader is strangled with a garland of violets–and Britta finds the body. With tensions running high and so much at stake, there are plenty of suspects, from the Grand Marshal to a longtime volunteer to a former Rose Queen. But before Britta and Elin can stem the violence, the case is going to get even more explosive . . .

Violet Tendencies (Rose City Mystery #2) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Excerpt

An uneasy sensation swelled through my body as I walked with trepidation toward our float. Something about the huge, cavernous space felt foreboding.

“Hello!” I called again.

The only answer was the sound of my own voice bouncing off the walls.

Shouldn’t the other decorators and volunteers be here by now? We were supposed to report by seven thirty for the morning meeting. Had I missed a message? Was the parade canceled?

I thought about turning around but I willed myself forward.

Bad choice.

When I made it to our float I looked up in horror.

Our float had been destroyed. The arbor and grapevines that we had meticulously secured had been torn apart and were scattered in broken pieces throughout the floor.

I stepped forward and let out a scream.

Sham’s body was sprawled out among the ruins. A noose of purple violets twisted around his lifeless neck . . .

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Special thanks to Kate E. Dyer-Seeley / Ellie AlexanderKensington Books for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kate E. Dyer-Seeley / Ellie Alexander

Violet Tendencies (Rose City Mystery #2) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley Excerpt Author Bio Twitter

Ellie Alexander (also known as Kate Dyer-Seeley) is a Pacific Northwest native. Her love for the Pacific Northwest runs deep. Hence why all of her books (whether she’s writing as Ellie or Kate) are set here. From the Shakespearean hamlet of Ashland, Oregon to the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Washington to the hipster mecca of Portland, Oregon and a variety of other stunning outdoor locales, the Pacific Northwest is a backdrop for every book and almost becomes another character in each series.

When not writing, you can find her testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouse or brewpubs nearby. You’ll also find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of “research”.

Ellie loves hearing from readers and interacting on social media. Be sure to follow her to learn about her writing process, upcoming books, special events, giveaways, and more! Also, sign up for her e-mail newsletter to stay up to date on new releases, appearances, and exclusive content & recipes.

Momma, wife, baker, reader & smart ass. I am Really Into doughnuts, inside jokes, trash TV, pizza, 48 Hours & George Michael.

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