Blog Tour With Kate Davidson by Tracy Weber

A Killer RetreatA typical day? This is not a typical day. It’s not even the atypical day I had planned.

I should be meandering along one of Elysian Springs’ gorgeous nature trails, eating one of my boyfriend, Michael’s, million calorie breakfasts, or soaking in the “clothing optional” hot tubs (God forbid!) Instead, I’m stuck here, pacing back and forth in the center’s lending library, water-logged tennis shoes squishing and squeaking with every step.

Today wasn’t supposed to be normal—Michael, Bella, and I are on vacation, after all—but it shouldn’t have been like this. I wasn’t supposed to find a body floating in the resort’s hot tub—the second body I’ve found in six months. Believe me, it doesn’t get any easier.

At least this time the victim wasn’t a friend. I guess you could even call Monica my enemy, though I’d never have wished her a violent death. I even tried to revive her with CPR, not that it much good.

I wish I were back in Seattle. A typical day at home involves nothing more stressful than teaching yoga classes, managing Serenity Yoga, and taking my German shepherd, Bella, for at least twenty-five bio breaks. Sometimes we even sneak in a quick visit with Michael at Pete’s Pets. If only I could rewind time…

But that kind of thinking won’t get me anywhere.

I feel kind of guilty, to tell you the truth. The Yoga Sutras say we should be neutral toward evil, and when it came to Monica, I was anything but neutral. I even threatened to kill her—twice. Not that I meant it. I would never…

Hey, wait a minute. The police don’t think I killed Monica, do they? I threatened her, but I’m like Bella—all bark, no bite. And sure, I was found alone with the body, yanking on the leash wrapped around it. I suppose if you walked in on us, it could have looked like I was strangling Monica, but I was trying to save her life. Everyone knows that, right?

Oh no. I think I’m about to be sick.

Take some deep breaths, Kate. Inhale, exhale. Inhale, exhale. Don’t panic. At least not until you talk to the police.

“Excuse me, Miss Davidson. Sergeant Bill is ready to question you now.”

Nope. Not a typical day at all.

You can read more about Kate and her rambunctious German shepherd Bella in A Killer Retreat, the second book in the yoga and dog-related Downward Dog Mystery Series, published by Midnight Ink. Murder Strikes A Pose was the first book in the series.

This is the last stop on the Killer Retreat Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour. For other stops on this tour, click HERE

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 6 p.m. eastern on January 26 for the chance to win a copy of A Killer Retreat. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

About the author
Tracy Weber is the author of the award-winning Downward Dog Mysteries series featuring yoga teacher Kate and her Tracy Weberfeisty German shepherd, Bella. Tracy loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible. The second book in her series, A Killer Retreat, was published January 8, 2015, by Midnight Ink.

Tracy and her husband live in Seattle with their challenging yet amazing German shepherd Tasha. When she’s not writing, Tracy spends her time teaching yoga, walking Tasha, and sipping Blackthorn cider at her favorite ale house.

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

  1. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for the contest!

  2. A fun series. Thanks

  3. I absolutely loved, loved, loved “Murder Strikes A Pose” so I am sure that this will be another super awesome read! So excited to read this new book! Thank you for the opportunity to with terrific book! God bless!!!!

  4. Looks great, thank you for the chance to win 🙂

  5. I also loved Murder Strikes a Pose, Can’t wait to read this one!

  6. Up to #2 already? Time flies!

  7. Would like to win this book as I enjoyed her first book so much.

  8. Great review , these books sound like a really refreshing read.
    Kind Regards Kathy.

  9. sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the chance to win and start a new series (new for me)

  10. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. conniepsaunders

    This sounds like a fun read! Thanks for this review and giveaway.
    cps1950 at gmail dot com

  12. This sounds like a series I need to start. It looks interesting and fun.

  13. It definitely would be a bad day to discover a body! This sounds like a very fun read!!

  14. I’m happy I don’t stumble over dead bodies like the folks in these mysteries. lol! Of course if they didn’t we wouldn’t have so many fun mysteries to read.

  15. I can’t imagine taking a vacation and then end up in a murder investigation. I can’t wait to read

  16. I haven’t tried this series yet but it is on my TBR list. Sounds great! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the new book.

  17. What a great sounding book

  18. Is this what they mean when they say “No good deed goes unpunished”?

  19. WOW! Look at all of these fun comments! Thanks to all of you for reading about Kate’s not-at-all-typical day. 😉 To those of you who read and enjoyed Murder Strikes a Pose, THANK YOU! I hope you like Kate’s second adventure even more. Everyone, if you read the book, please let me know what you think. Nothing makes me happier than hearing from readers. This thread today has me walking on air!

  20. And of course, thank you Dru Ann for all you do to help those of us in the mystery world, and for being such a kind person.

  21. Sounds like book to take along on mini vacation, what fun to read while sitting by the pool, not recreating being away from the cold ugly weather!!

  22. This sounds so good, thanks for the chance to win.

  23. Cynthia E. Blain

    Everyone that I know that has read book one has told me how good it was, and so I will be attempting to get to read it as I already bought a copy of that one, and so how nice it would be to get book 2 and read both one after the other. I like to do the back to back reading while the previous book is still fresh in my mind. Thank you for the opportunity.


  24. Thanks, all! And good luck!

  25. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Marilyn Watson

    Sounds fun and I love these kind of cozies.

  27. Marilyn and Patti–I hope you give the series a read!

  28. I read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it. Would love a chance to win and read this one.

  29. This sounds like a great series. Thank you so much for a chance to win this book!

  30. Barbara Tobey

    I enjoyed the first one, so I look forward to reading this one.

  31. Joanne Kocourek

    I really liked “Murder Strikes A Pose” and I’m looking forward to Kate’s next adventure.

    • Thanks Barbara and Joanne! I hope you like A KILLER RETREAT as well as you liked MURDER STRIKES A POSE. I have to admit, Murder strikes a Pose will always have a special place in my heart, because it’s Kate and Bella’s love story. But I think A Killer Retreat is an even better mystery than the first. 😉

  32. Ruth Lyons Mazur

    I haven’t read ” Murder Strikes A Pose, ” but after reading Dru’s review, I’m going to look for both books. Thank you,Dru and Tracy, for the chance to win this giveaway.

  33. Loved the first book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the second!

  34. Murder Strikes a Pose was so much fun—I can hardly wait to see what Bella does to help solve this new mystery.

  35. Really, really enjoyed the first in the series. Looking forward to this one! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  36. A Killer Retreat sounds like a great read. I do a little yoga before going to bed (for relaxing) so I think this is a interesting cozy series. I can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway. myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. This was a great read

  38. This sounds like an interesting read. Love the c cover

  39. I loved the first book. I loved the characters, Kate and Bella.

  40. Jeanie Dannheim

    Book sounds more exciting each time I read about it. Would love to win and review it! All the best as you prepare for the next one!

  41. Patricia Allen

    I can not wait to read this fun sounding book, thanks so much for a chance at the giveaway.

  42. this book is a ‘must-read’ for me!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

  43. The more I read about this book the higher up it goes on my must-read list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Thanks, all! Sally, I hope it makes it’s way to #1 on your list soon!

  45. 2nd body in 6 months I think that is a very bad day, lol

  46. Sounds like a great read.

  47. It sounds like a really good story. I would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  48. Patricia Pinkston

    I loved Murder Strikes a Pose. Can hardly wait to read this one!

  49. I’m ready for the second adventure. Please put me in the draw. Thanks.

  50. Tracy, I loved your first book and am anxious to read more southwest Bella. I hope her health is better!! Thanks for a chance to win. Hmmm… I wonder who will be the next victim???

  51. thanks Tracy for interacting with my readers.

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