Blog Tour With Kate Davidson by Tracy Weber

murder strikes a poseA typical day? I haven’t had a typical day in, well in forever. What on earth is a typical day when you own a yoga studio, your friend was murdered, and you’re trying to find a new home for a horse-sized monster dog?

Let’s start with my to-do list for the day:

  • Teach prenatal yoga
  • Hide from toddlers in the mom and tot yoga class
  • Beg Jake the Jerk to postpone rent payment another few days. (OK, “the Jerk” isn’t his last name. I added that part.)
  • Teach private yoga session
  • Flirt with Michael (the cute owner of Pete’s Pets). Don’t get close enough to touch his beard.
  • Walk crazy-dog Bella. (Note: Remember embarrassing Santa incident. Avoid anyone with a white beard and a cane.)
  • Find a permanent home for Bella
  • Teach yoga nidra
  • Solve George’s murder

See what I mean? What’s typical about any of that?

Don’t get me wrong. I love my life. Well, most of the time. Sure, money is tight, but business at Serenity Yoga will take off any day now, and what I lack in money, I make up for in satisfaction. Teaching yoga changes lives. Nothing is more rewarding than helping my students find inner peace. Maybe I’ll even find it myself someday.

Things certainly haven’t been peaceful lately. Not since my friend George was murdered in the yoga studio’s parking lot. The police claim George was killed in a drug deal gone bad, but they’re wrong. George was an alcoholic, not a drug dealer. I know he was homeless, but that doesn’t make him a criminal. If the police aren’t going to take George’s murder seriously, I’ll have to solve it myself. I need to know what really happened to George, especially since I feel partially responsible for his death. If I hadn’t gotten so mad at him that morning, maybe…

Sorry, I don’t like to think about that.

But now that George is gone, what am I supposed to do about Bella? George loved that crazy German shepherd. He took better care of her than he did of himself. I don’t want a dog. I can’t have a dog. But I’m all Bella’s got. I can’t let her end up in the pound, not with her personality. She wouldn’t last a day there.

Hey, you look like a nice person. Do you want a dog? Bella’s not so bad, once you get to know her. She just hates other dogs. And probably cats. And men. Well, not all men, only some, but good luck figuring out which man she hates before she goes after him.

Why do you have that look on your face? Really, Bella’s a great dog, no matter what all the rescues I’ve contacted say. I’m sure all she needs is a little training, and her medicine only costs a few hundred dollars a month.

Hey! Where are you going? Don’t you at least want to meet her? I’ll give you free yoga for life if you take her…

This is the 6th stop on the Murder Strikes A Pose Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. For other stops on this tour, click HERE

Check out Murder Strikes A Pose, the first in the “Downward Dog Yoga” mysteries, published by Midnight Ink, is available at Amazon and bookstores everywhere!

Seattle Yoga instructor Kate Davidson tries to live up to yoga’s Zen-like expectations, but it’s not easy while struggling to keep her small business afloat or dodging her best friend’s matchmaking efforts. When George, a homeless alcoholic, and his loud, horse-sized German shepherd, Bella, start hawking newspapers outside her studio, Kate attempts to convince them to leave. Instead, the three strike up an unlikely friendship. Then Kate finds George’s body. The police dismiss it as a drug-related street crime, but Kate knows he was no drug dealer. Now she must solve George’s murder and find someone willing to adopt his intimidating companion before Bella is sent to the big dog park in the sky. With the murderer on her trail, Kate has to work fast or her next Corpse Pose may be for real.

GIVEAWAY: Comment on this post by noon EST on January 9, and you will be entered for a chance to win an autographed copy of Murder Strikes A Pose. One winner will be chosen at random. Unless specified, U.S. entries only.

Meet the author
Tracy WeberTracy Weber is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of Whole Life Yoga, an award-winning yoga studio in Seattle, where she currently lives with her husband, Marc, and German shepherd, Tasha. She loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. When she’s not writing, she spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sip¬ping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house. Murder Strikes a Pose is her debut novel. Connect with Tracy at her author page or on Facebook.

Follow dru’s book musing on Facebook for book giveaways, contests, posting about discounted books and some of my reading musings.

51 responses to “Blog Tour With Kate Davidson by Tracy Weber

  1. Carletta Culp

    WOW! Sounds like someone has her hands full…..which makes it the most interesting of mystery books to read. Who doesn’t like Yoga, big huge dogs, humor, a little romance, and murder thrown in to keep your attention. I want to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway and writing the book

  2. This sounds like a fun read! I’m going to place a hold for it at the library right now. Although, I would be so happy to win my own copy!! Thanks so much and congrats on your debut book!!

  3. Yoga – A unique twist for a cozy mystery. Love dogs, humor and a dash of romance…can’t wait to get this one.

    • Thanks, Kim. Yoga and dogs are my passions, and mysteries have been my entertainment forever. Romance and humor, well, we could all use a little of that in our lives. 😉 Hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading it!

  4. Barbara Jones

    I’m intrigued – count me in! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  5. this sounds great!

  6. I take a yoga class. I would love to read this!

    • Yoga is such a wonderful practice. I didn’t start it until I was 35, and it completely changed my life. I hope people who would normally be intimidated by the practice learn a little more about it and maybe are even tempted to try. If Kate can practice yoga (or me, for that matter) anyone can!

  7. Stacie Amelotte

    This looks like a fun new series. Definitely adding it to my list.Tracy is off to a great start with this one. Love the premise and the humor. Would love to win a copy. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  8. Marcy Maddox

    I added this book on my Goodreads TBR list last month. This series just sounded like it will be so fun to read. Thanks for the giveaway,

  9. Nancy Funkhouser

    I have taken a yoga class and love dogs so this does sound like a fun series to read. I would love a copy of this book.

  10. I don’t know much about Yoga, or German Shepards for that matter, so this sounds interesting and fun and I might learn something. 🙂

    • Pat–German shepherds are AMAZING dogs. (Not that I’m biased or anything.) 😉 And yoga changed my life, in every way for the better. I hope you read and love the book.

  11. Hi Tracy, Great luck with your launch. Don’t put me in the giveaway as I already have my copy. Just wanted to say that Kate sounds very much like someone I’d love to hand out with–if only I could keep up.

  12. I’m wanting to read this book to see how Kate fares with Bella the German shepherd.

  13. Thanks, Sue. They certainly have some fun adventures together. Bella’s quite the handful!

  14. Hi all! I wanted to take a second to thank Dru for hosting Kate and me today on her blog. Seeing this work come to fruition is a dream come true for me. If you have questions about the book, about yoga, about dogs, or the meaning of life, post them and I’ll reply. The meaning of life still alludes me, but I can take a good shot at the others.

    Have an amazing day everyone, and thanks for your support!

  15. Sounds like a interesting book!
    Love the cover!

    • Thanks. I totally love the cover, too, though I can’t take any credit for it. My husband hired the artist to design my web banner, and Midnight Ink liked her work enough that they hired her for the cover. She also makes and sells cards. Check her out at You can even do custom orders with her. I hope you read and love the book,

  16. Tracy, love the premise for the book. I know and live with dogs who could be Bella. Nearly. Close enough. Dru, thanks for letting us see this terrific book.

  17. Sign me up, please. All the best with the book, Tracy. Thanks for the giveaway and intro, Dru.

  18. This sounds like fun, and no I don’t need another dog, Bella sounds similar to the one that I already have, LOL. I’ve thought of trying yoga, I hear that it’s great for your joints. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. This sounds like a great read. I’d take Bella in a heartbeat! 🙂

  20. Yoga. A new to me series.

  21. Love yoga love dogs!!

  22. Cynthia E. Blain

    I honestly don’t think that I could do many of the things on the list on this blog, but I sure would love to read about someone who definitely can do them. Sounds like a really fun book to read and I know someone else to pass it along to that will enjoy it possibly even more as she does yoga.

    Loved the blog as I always do on Dru’s page and thank you to you Tracy for offering the book as a giveaway. Would love to see it arrive in my mail that is for sure. Good luck with everything in 2014.

    Cynthia B.

    • Totally, my pleasure, Cynthia. Thanks for passing the information about my series on to your friend. Most of the people who have reviewed the book say that they like it even if they don’t do yoga. 😉 So I hope you give it a try. And also thank you for the compliment on the blog article!

      Best of luck to you in 2014 as well!

  23. another new cozy series?!?!? yippeys!!!
    soooo added to my WishList!!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  24. Barbara Tobey

    Sounds like a great start to a new series. I am certainly willing to try it.

  25. This sounds great! Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Thanks Tracy for introducing us to Kate.

  27. contest is closed.