Thursday, November 8, 2018

Blog Tour + Giveaway + Review: A Heritage of Death by Alexa Padgett

Title: A Heritage of Death
 (A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery, #2)
Author: Alexa Padgett 
Publisher: Sidecar Press, LLC
Release date: October 23rd 2018

An unconventional pastor. A brutal murder. To solve the case, one reverend will look for help from beyond the grave…

Reverend Cecelia “Cici” Gurule dreams of a bruised and bloodied woman who looks alarmingly like Cici. She’d like to pretend the dream is a nightmare and nothing more, but there are too many coincidences in her waking life to write it off. Like the baby that turns up on her porch–a baby that disappeared weeks before.

Cici and Detective Sam Chastain race to find the woman, but the killer finds her first. As the trail grows cold, Cici’s only chance to solve the mystery before she becomes the next target may be a clue left by her ghostly twin. 

A Heritage of Death is the second novel in a compelling female sleuth mystery series for fans of Ruth Ware and Gilly MacMillan. If you like convention-shattering heroines, vivid Southwest settings, and a touch of the paranormal, then you’ll love Alexa Padgett’s twisty mystery. 

Buy A Heritage of Death and hold on tight for a white-knuckle thrill ride today!


Title: A Pilgrimage to Death
(A Reverend Cici Gurule Mystery, #1)
Author: Alexa Padgett
Publisher: Sidecar Press, LLC
Release date: August 14, 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

They murdered her sister. They threatened her church. But their day of reckoning will cost her everything...

When Cici Gurule finds the dead body of a parishioner in the nearby Santa Fe National Forest, she's horrified to realize the victim bears the same stab wounds that ended her twin sister's life one year earlier.

Now, as a freewheeling, progressive reverend who'll stop at nothing to protect her flock, she'll need to join forces with her detective friend and loyal pair of Great Pyrenees to hunt down the killer before she's forced to officiate another funeral.
Soon, however, Cici discovers her sister was on the trail of a deep-rooted criminal operation, and her death was no random act of violence. With the criminals out for Cici's blood, she needs to catch the wolf by the tail…before it goes in for the kill.

Fans of Sandra Brown, J.D. Robb, and Stacy Claflin will love Alexa's Padgett's new edge-of-your-seat novel!


My thoughts...

I definitely have to be in the mood to read, mysteries but this was a pleasant surprise! A Pilgrimage to Death and A Heritage to Death were my first books by Alexa, and will not be my last. 

A Pilgrimage to Death, we meet Reverend Cici, who has just lost her twin sister, and still not over her sisters death. Cici goes to her hometown after finding out that her twin sister is dead, and starts a investigation. Cici starts looking into her sisters death, and looking into people that could've wanted t harm her sister. Then she starts receiving dead birds on her doorstep, some members of her church tart dying, and she starts receiving warning notes. Before Cici decided to go home, was planning an adventure in South America, with her boyfriend. Cici gets help with the investigation from Sam, a local detective who wants to solve the murders that've been happening. Not to like spoil anything...but help from the beyond, is totally a thing! This is not your average mystery, there is a paranormal aspect too! Supernatural meets paranormal meets mystery and with a religious main character. This was a great read, the character development, and the mysterious town of Santa Fe. I didn't even talk about the killer or the other victims!! Definitely check it out! Rating 4/5

A Heritage to Death, Cici is back but still grieving from the loss of her twin sister, and a few church members. Cici gets to explore her twin bond more, we learn that Cici and Anna have always been linked or bonded. Meaning that they could always feel each others emotions, and pain. So of course when Anna was in danger Cici could tell, and it's what brought her back to their hometown in A Pilgrimage to Death. Now that Anna is gone, Cici can still feel her sometimes, more like her presence. Anna is trying to help Cici from the grave, to help solve other crimes. Did I mention people were dying left, and right, and missing folks? What leads Cici to helping Detective Sam? Dreams of course, Cici is dreaming about a woman being murdered, and of course a missing baby shows up on her doorstep. They are unable to save the woman in time but will Cici be next or is the killer toying with her.....Rating 5/5

Both books were amazeballs, the characters are great! I can't wait for the next book! I would definitely recommend both books to anyone who loves a good mystery, murder, and possible romantical feelings!!


About the Author

With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path that includes content management for a web firm, marketing direction for a high-profile sports agency, and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, award-winning author Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all—at least for a while. And she does in her books.

She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.


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1 comment:

  1. Great review! This series sounds awesome and very entertaining! Glad you liked it! :)


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