Moving Violation Book Tour

March 24, 2015

Moving Violation

by Melanie Jackson

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About the Book

Welcome to Hope Falls, home of the world’s smallest but smartest detective…

“Moving Violation” is the first book in author Melanie Jackson’s bestselling Chloe Boston Cozy Mystery Series. Within its covers we meet the diminutive sleuth Chloe Boston, a member of the Hope Falls Police Department who is stuck in parking enforcement because at 98 pounds, 5 foot nothing, she will never be able to pass the department’s physical entrance exam to become an officer.

In the first installment of this light-hearted cozy mystery series Chloe investigates the death of a local industrialist. Of course, her efforts are hampered by her lack of official status within the department. But there may be another way to achieve her goal of someday becoming a detective. With the aid of her dog, Blue, and her writer’s group, Chloe may just be able to solve Hope Fall’s recent homicide and by so doing impress the new chief of police.

The Chloe Boston cozy mysteries are light airy reads filled with plenty of quirky characters and fast moving plot elements. And the best part is that if you become hooked on the books, as I’m sure you will, there are 21 more of them in the series for you to enjoy.

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Fourth Anniversary Illustrated Edition

The fourth anniversary rerelease of this classic series opener includes illustrations by author Lisa Cach as well as bonus material originally released separately under the title the “Chloe Boston Files”.

If you’re looking to spend a pleasant evening snuggled up in a chair by the fire reading a good book then you need look no further — this is the book for you.

Let’s stay in touch…

—Melanie

Get “Moving Violation”, the first book in Melanie’s Chloe Boston Cozy Mystery Series, by visiting your favorite online bookstore or by selecting from these links:

Amazon (Kindle) ~~ Smashwords (All Formats)

 

Excerpt

I ride a bike.

My bike is technically a tricycle, but it is not one of those cute scooters you see senior citizens tooling around in or the kind you rode when you were a kid. No, my bicycle has a third wheel on account of the massive sidecar bolted onto it. The extra appendage was constructed by my father out of another bike and a pile of scrap metal he had lying around in the back of his shop. I think that some of it was plumbing he tore out of the guest bathroom he never finished remodeling. Which may be partly why my mom left him.

Me? My name is Chloe Boston. I’m five foot tall and weigh in at a whopping ninety-eight pounds, sopping wet with my clothes on. I’ve been told that I’m nice to look at, and based on the reaction of most men I meet off the job I suppose it’s true. Maybe because I was an ugly duckling for so many years, I have a hard time believing this.

Regardless of my diminutive size and passable appearance, I’ve always valued the power of my brain above my limited brawn or fairness to the eye. In fact, it’s my brain and not my appearance that usually gets me into trouble and is at the center of the story I’m about to tell you.

 

About the Author

AuthorPhoto_MovingViolationMelanie has been writing her entire life. In fact, one of her earliest fond memories is receiving an IBM Selectric typewriter for her birthday. After publishing romance novels (Scottish historical and paranormal) for New York based publisher Dorchester Publishing from 1999 to 2010, Melanie chose to begin self-publishing cozy mysteries. Since then she has released the Chloe Boston, Butterscotch Jones, Miss Henry, Wendover House, Kenneth Mayhew and Jane Blackthorn Mystery series.

Melanie Jackson is the award-winning author of more than one hundred novels and novellas published in various languages. She lives with her writer husband and her bossy cat in the Sonoma wine country. Besides gardening, she is involved with animal charities.

Connect with the Author

Email: mjjaxn@gmail.com

Website: melaniejackson.com

Facebook: facebook.com/authorMelanieJackson

Twitter: twitter.com/melaniejaxn

 Also by this Author

This book is on sale for only 99¢, as are the first books of Melanie’s most popular other series:

Moving Violation (Chloe Boston Cozy Mysteries 1)

Due North (Butterscotch Jones Cozy Mysteries 1)

Portrait of a Gossip (Miss Henry Cozy Mysteries 1)

The Secret Staircase (Wendover House Gothic Mysteries 1)

 

Giveaway

Melanie will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B&N gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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14 Comments

  • Mai T. March 25, 2015 at 5:05 am

    What’s be the author’s dream cast if the book were made into a movie?

  • Glenda S. Hefty March 25, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Nice to have lots more of the series to read if this one hooks me in. Cozy mysteries are so enjoyable to read if you’ve been reading heavier and slower books.

  • Glenda S. Hefty March 25, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Wow… a lot of books you’ve written…which as was said, is a good thing if this book hooks you in there are more to read…not waiting for the next one.

  • Melanie Jackson March 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Time to say goodnight. Thank you again for having me.

  • Shannon March 24, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    What made you change from romance to mysteries?

    • Melanie Jackson March 24, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      After a decade of writing romance for NY I began to feel like I had said it all. The market was also trending toward erotica which I never wanted to write. When my publishing house went under I decided that it was time to explore a new genre and also a new way of publishing. Moving Violation was actually written as a kind of test case to see if I could write a cozy and if the idea of a very quirky meter maid as the anchor for a series would fly. The first book that I had intended to actually publish was The Pumpkin Thief, but Moving Violation seemed strong enough to go ahead and leave it in place.

      If you know my romances then I have some news. After a three year break, I have written another Divine book that should be out in the middle of next month. This one follows Christopher Marlowe.

  • momjane March 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    It seems you have written a lot of books. I didn’t realize that. If they are as good as this one sounds, I am going to lot them all up.

    • Melanie Jackson March 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm

      I’ve written tons and in a lot of genres– cozy mysteries, cozy thrillers, cozy gothics, cozy historicals, cozy fantasy :-). And a lot of different flavors of romance.

  • Rita Wray March 24, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I liked the blurb about the book. Sounds like a good read.

    • Melanie Jackson March 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      The series is light-hearted and fun, and I think people come away feeling good about the world after they have spent some time with Chloe.

  • Melanie Jackson March 24, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Thank you for hosting me. It’s great to be here.

  • Karen H March 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Another new-to-me author. I’ll be following the tour to discover more about her and her books. Enjoyed reading the excerpt.

    • Melanie Jackson March 24, 2015 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks, Karen. I am always happy when people are willing to give one of my books a try. There are so many choices out there and I am always grateful when someone spends time with my brain-children.

  • Goddess Fish Promotions March 24, 2015 at 5:07 am

    Thanks for hosting!