Sunday, April 14, 2013

An Affair to Dismember by Elise Sax

Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember, the first in the Matchmaker mystery series, is her first novel.

Certain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance.
Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.

When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?


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Q) What inspired you to write this story?
I worked from home, and my office overlooked the street. I would stare out the window, and I became fascinated by the house across the street. It blossomed from there.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
Five months once I started writing.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
That magical moment when it just flows. I wish the magic happened more often!

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Writing is hard. Nobody warns a writer just how hard it is. Childbirth is nothing compared to writing. But just like the power of a maternal instinct, which moves us to have the second child, I can’t stop writing.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
I don’t know, but it would be somebody really rich with perfect digestion. Oh, hold on! Actually, I would love to be Beverly Sills…you know, when she was alive.

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
You know what? There’s this mysterious can of Diet Coke in there. It’s been there for years. I don’t drink soda, and I don’t know if Diet Coke has an expiration date. So, there it sits…right between the ancient pickles and the expired salsa.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
The Matchmaker Series continues, and I’m about to start a young adult series that will hopefully appeal to old adults, too.

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