Monday, August 19, 2013

Guest Post and Giveaway: Elise Sax

Today we're welcoming Elise Sax to the blog.  She's here to discuss a little about Gladie's "special abililty."

         With Matchpoint, Gladie Burger continues as a matchmaker-in-training, continues to solve murders, and continues in a hot love triangle. Her grandmother says she has “the gift,” which means the third eye. Some people call her grandma a witch.

So, my editor wants to know if it’s true. Does Gladie have “the gift?” Is she psychic? I’m keeping her guessing.

Do you believe in psychic abilities? Have you met someone who knows things that can’t be known? Like what you’re thinking or what’s going to happen minutes, days, or years from now?

What do you think? Is it better to be psychic or just to have really good powers of deductive reasoning like Sherlock Holmes?

I think psychic abilities would have it all over deductive reasoning, any day. If Gladie has “the gift” or not will wait to be known, but she does have a knack for figuring out mysteries. I’m encouraging her to nurture this gift.

Maybe it will help her out. Who knows? Maybe she can pick the winning lottery numbers, while she solves murders and makes love matches.

There’s a bit of magic in writing a book. Creation comes from nothing, like knowing something that can’t be known. Like the magic that sparks from love between two people.

So, I put some magic in my Matchmaker series.  Matchpoint, the latest in the series, has a good dose of it. I think the world is better with some magic in it. I hope you like it in my books!

An Affair to Dismember
Book One of the Matchmaker Series

Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place: She's always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother's business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has "the gift." But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.

When Zelda's neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family's drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor's death was murder. It's not too long before she's in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she's unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?

Book Two of the Matchmaker Series

Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax's hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series.
Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist's chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie's first real client. Now it's up to Gladie to find Belinda a manand keep her from being locked up behind bars.

As if that weren't enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie's attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie's secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie's not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match—and if she's not careful, it could be her last.

About the author:
Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember is her first novel.

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