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…

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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.

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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.

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