Giulia Driscoll’s Deprivation by Alice Loweecey

Nun But The BraveOne side benefit from being a nun is you get used to name changes. I was born Giulia Falcone, then I became Sister Mary Regina Coelis for ten years. When I jumped the wall (yes, there really was a wall, but I walked out the front door) I was Giulia Falcone again. Now I’m married and my name is Giulia Driscoll. In a few months I’ll also be “mom.”

It’s a wild ride. My assistant Sidney tells me I should stock up on sleep. She should know, because her Jessamine is cutting teeth and no one in their house is getting any sleep. It’s a good thing I love coffee.

Speaking of the best beverage in the world, I’m limited to only two cups per day for the duration of the pregnancy. Two cups! I enjoy a beer or a glass of wine in the evening, but giving up alcohol while pregnant isn’t remotely as difficult as the Draconian coffee rule. I know when children misbehave some mothers remind them of how long they were in labor. When my little one misbehaves, I’m going to remind him (or her) of the Great Coffee Deprivation.

There I go, speaking in capital letters again. It’s a holdover from my latest case. My client hired me to find her missing twin sister and the trail led to a local Doomsday Prepper compound. The best way to infiltrate it was to go undercover as a Prepper myself. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Not when the way in requires a plunge into online dating and a match with Preppers.

Since Preppers are obsessed with surviving after nuclear war or a worldwide electromagnetic pulse, they look for childbearing potential. In other words, the Pelvis of the Future. Ten years in the convent did not prepare me for the photos and videos on dating sites or men who did not respect personal space. Only my need to remain undercover prevented me from breaking a couple of wrists.

My husband Frank thought my dating tribulations were funny. He also has a nickname for the baby which will most definitely not become the baby’s actual name, assuming it’s a boy. I admit I’m hoping it’s a boy. I could use a change after living with anywhere between five and ninety-five women for ten years. Then again, if it’s a girl I can show her how to take care of herself. So can her daddy. I’m pretty sure he’ll be the type of father who will be cleaning his gun on the porch when potential suitors arrive.

If it’s a boy, I can do the same. It‘s safe to say Sister Mary Regina Coelis is long gone. Nuns don’t carry a Glock. This baby’s mama does.

Right now I wish I was carrying an extra-large French roast with hazelnut syrup. This baby owes me so much coffee.


Nun But The Brave is the third book in the Giulia Driscoll humorous mystery series, published by Henery Press, July 12, 2016.

Giulia Driscoll’s sister-in-law barges into Driscoll Investigations and promptly passes out from OD’ing on an unknown drug. One teenager is found dead in the park and another behind a dumpster. DI’s new client insists her missing twin sister is not dead and enlists Giulia as the “Missing Person Whisperer.” Hooray for steady work?

The missing sister’s trail leads to married, pregnant, ex-nun Giulia’s first experience with online dating sites, to the delight of her husband and employees. Those dates lead her to local Doomsday Preppers. They grow their own everything, and that everything may be connected to the drugs, her sister-in-law, and the missing twin. These Preppers are about to learn the true meaning of doom.

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About the author
Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

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Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win an advance reader copy of Nun But The Brave. US entries only, please. The giveaway will end July 5, 2016 at 12 AM (midnight) EST. Good luck everyone!

All comments are welcomed.

32 responses to “Giulia Driscoll’s Deprivation by Alice Loweecey

  1. Doward Wilson

    Thanks for the interesting review & chance to win. Sounds like a must read book & series!

  2. Nancy Roessner

    Can’t wait to read this book!

  3. Linda Herold

    Love the title of this book and would love to win it!! Thanks very much for offering this!!

  4. Book sounds very intriguing. A new series to me, I look forward to reading.

  5. Donna Gantt

    Cozies usually have such cute titles! Thanks!

  6. Sounds great! Thanks.

  7. Lynne Moody

    Sounds like a Great read and to review for you also 😉 Thank you for a chance to win 👋

  8. Gail Arnold

    This sounds like a fun read. Hope I win!

  9. This is one of the books on my reading list…. which is growing as we speak. Thanks for the info and giveaway!

  10. Barbara Hackel

    I love Alice’s books! ❤ The ones before she quit being a nun and the ones after she got married are all good mysteries and fun to read! I am so glad you featured this today, Dru. 🙂 I have been waiting to find out how Giulia's pregnancy goes! Thanks Alice for the chance to win a copy.One way or another I will be reading it asap.

  11. Enjoy this series. Looking forward to this release.

  12. Hi Dru Ann. Thank you for including Nun but the Brave by Alice Loweesy on your blog. I am not familiar with her books so it is great to get a peek into what her writing is like. Also thanks for including it in a giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

  13. elainehroberson

    Another new-to-me author to try. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  14. Celia Fowler

    I would love to win a copy of Nun but the Brave — Alice Loweecy’s books sound like a delight!

  15. Preppers and online dating in one book! How fun. Love the premise.

  16. Great cover and title!

  17. I first “met” Giulia when she worked for Frank in his agency (pre-Henery Press–LOL!). I got attached to the characters and was thrilled when I found out Ms. Loweecey would continue with this series–with Giulia taking over. I’ve enjoyed the first two books and am looking forward to reading Nun But the Brave. Great title! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  18. My type of book😍

  19. What a mess for poor glock toting caffeine deprived baby mama! Good job Alice!!! No need to enter me in the drawing because I think someone who has never met baby mama needs to!

  20. What a marvelous premise!

  21. Mary Jane H.

    I haven’t gotten this one yet, love Alice’s books! Thanks for the chance!

  22. Wow, I put this one to the top of my TBR list but hope I won, sounds great

  23. This sounds like a must read! Thanks for a chance to win.

  24. You all are making me so happy! Thank you for adding Giulia to your TBR piles!

  25. MaryAnn Forbes

    Nun but the Brave sounds like a fun read, fingers crossed.

  26. Susan Slovinsky

    New author to me, but having attended Catholic school for 12 yrs the subject is intriguing.

  27. Kathy Glaes

    I am so looking forward to Giulia’s newest adventure. The coffee deprivation should lead to some brilliantly snappy comebacks!

  28. Peggy Hyndman

    Thank you for the review and chance to win. Sounds like a fun series.

  29. Grateful to Dru’s for another heads up on a new author/book. Love the cover and am looking forward to reading the ARC. Hoping big time. Thanks for this chance to get it sooner. Rather than later

  30. Marilyn Watson

    Sounds great…love the review…thank you for the contest.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  31. Cute title—cute cover. I like the idea of a nun in a cozy. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

  32. Love Alice’s books. Can’t wait to read this one.