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Holiday Hangover By Kathi Daley: Review/Giveaway

IN THE January 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
andKathleen Costa,
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by Kathleen Costa

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Holiday Hangover, and a link to purchase it from Amazon.

Zoe, dealing with a pregnancy test’s false positive, struggles to come out from under the covers, but disappointments are hard to set aside. However, with Zak’s support and his suggestion of a change of scenery, her outlook starts to improve. Zak’s close friend has offered a week’s stay at Bear Mountain Resort in the Canadian Rockies to enjoy some skiing and pampering. However, Zak confesses that his friend has recently encountered a breech in their security measures and the death of his father has set the family to start lining up on sides between maintaining the property or selling it to a competitive family member. book

A mystery? An investigation? Yes, that just might be the diversion Zoe needs.

Chance Carrington, CEO of Bear Mountain Resort, has been friends with Zak for many years, so Zak was more than accommodating to help Chance sort out his concerns. He worries that the death of his father, Daniel, may not have been an accident and the fact that the video feed of the area went down at that moment, indicate his concerns may be warranted.

The mountain has been in the family for decades, split between two branches of the family tree. Chance’s family owns and manages Bear Mountain Resort and the other part of the family, headed by Michael Carrington, owns Echo Ridge. Michael wants to consolidate the holdings into one single ownership, but Chance’s father had no interest in selling, and since he bought out his brother’s stake in the resort, he had controlling interest over his sister and the power to decide.

The Hatfields and the McCoys have nothing on the Carringtons!

Zoe and Zak may be out of their usual surroundings, but a murder investigation is more than familiar to them, and with Zoe’s “Zodar” tingling, she knows there is much more to this mystery than meets the eye. She discovers several family members with a motive to want Daniel out of the picture. Further investigation shows several also had opportunity and means, but what if family is not the lead to follow? She expands her search beyond family feuds, to find a mountain of suspects…and dangers too.

WOW! It’s like an episode of Dynasty with all the family entanglements, business disputes, and vendettas! Even the Carrington name is reminiscent of all the 80s drama I enjoyed. Kathi Daley has once again provided a very exciting mystery with several possible avenues to follow.

She has also included a family tree to help keep all the familial connections straight. Her ability to provide a cut-to-the-chase style of writing puts the investigation at the forefront, but we also get to enjoy the loving relationship between Zoe and Zak and their family. Then there are the recipes…enough to delight everyone at your family gathering…just watch your back!

“Holiday Hangover” Earns 5/5 Family Trees!

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To enter to win either a print or kindle copy of Holiday Hangover, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “hangover,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen February 4 2017. U.S. residents only for the print copy. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address. PLEASE STATE IN ENTRY WHETHER YOU WANT PRINT OR KINDLE.

Check out other mystery articles, reviews, book giveaways & short stories in our mystery section.

You can use this link to purchase this book from Amazon. If you have ad blocker on you may not see the link:


Kathleen Costa is a long-time resident of the Central Valley, and although born in Idaho, she considers herself a “California Girl.” Graduating from CSU-Sacramento, she is a 35+ year veteran teacher having taught in grades 1-8 in schools from Sacramento to Los Angeles to Stockton to Lodi. Currently Kathleen is enjoying her retirement revitalizing hobbies along with exploring writing, reading for pleasure, and spending 24/7 with her husband.

Disclosure: This post contains links to an affiliate program, for which we receive a few cents if you make purchases. KRL also receives free copies of most of the books that it reviews, that are provided in exchange for an honest review of the book.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Becky Richardson January 28, 2017 at 8:51am

Have added this to my TBR list and can’t wait to read it.


2 Jill Broussard January 28, 2017 at 8:56am

Every Zoe mystery gets better and better! This is such a great series. A Kindle copy would be great, if I’m lucky enough to win. Thankyou for the opportunity! minishoes@msn.com


3 Lorraine Bowen January 28, 2017 at 9:56am

Darling cover art. Would love to get a print copy of this book.

raineybird at yahoo dot com


4 sally January 28, 2017 at 12:20pm

I love this series and author. Thanks for the chance to win!
nerdsrgood AT msn DOT com


5 sally January 28, 2017 at 12:22pm

P.S. Print please.


6 Robyn K January 28, 2017 at 12:25pm

Fantastic review. Kathi Daley is a phenomenal author, and I love her books. Thank you for this chance. If I’m lucky enough to win, I would love a print copy. Thank you very much for this wonderful opportunity. areewekidding@yahoo.com


7 Linda May January 28, 2017 at 1:20pm

I would love to win a print copy of Holiday Hangover. I Love Kathi’s books & overwelming generosity to her readers. Thanks for this generous chance. lindamay4852@yahoo.com


8 Christi King January 28, 2017 at 2:01pm

I would love to win a Kindle copy of Holiday Hangover. Thanks for the chance. cking78503(at)aol(dot)com


9 Amanda B. January 28, 2017 at 2:33pm

I love Kathi’s books and I can’t wait to read this one! Thanks for the contest. 🙂 I would love a print copy if I win so I can put it in my Little Free Library after I’ve read it.


10 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
January 28, 2017 at 3:26pm

I want to read it! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com


11 Kelly Braun
Twitter: @69steelers2
January 28, 2017 at 6:37pm

I love Kathi’s books & this is a nice little review- Thank you.

Kelly Braun


12 Lynn January 29, 2017 at 3:10am

What a cute cover, put it on my TBR list!


13 Paula Adams
Twitter: @qnofdnile
January 29, 2017 at 4:18am


If I win I would like a print copy of the book My address is 3251 Elkcam Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33952

I read holiday books any time but try to read at least one during the holiday season.

Happy Reading,
Paula Adams
pgenest57 at aol dot com


14 Donna Gantt January 29, 2017 at 5:21am

I’d love to win a print copy of this book. Kathi Daley is an excellent writer. Thanks for a chance to win!


15 Nora-Adrienne
Twitter: @NoraAdrienne
January 29, 2017 at 6:29am

This looks like a real funny read. Please enter me in the giveaway.
A recent post from Nora-Adrienne: It’s time for Valentines, Romance, and MysteryMy Profile


16 Sandy Hemsher
Twitter: @Sandy Hemsher
January 29, 2017 at 8:49am

Love this series!!!! Thanks for Giveaway!!!
E book kindle


17 Jess D January 29, 2017 at 9:48am

One of my favorite series!


18 Eric Moffitt
Twitter: @emoffitt3859
January 29, 2017 at 12:48pm

Thank You for the chance to win, this book looks good.


19 Eric Moffitt
Twitter: @emoffitt3859
January 29, 2017 at 1:04pm

Sorry I Forgot my email it is emoffitt3859 (at) gmail (dot) com


20 Tari Hann
Twitter: @kittsdollclothes
January 30, 2017 at 8:00am

I just read about Kathi in another blog, liked her FB page, saw this giveaway then saw I have several of her e-books in my Amazon account from when they may have been free so now I just have to decide which series to start! Any of her series sounds good to me, would love to win.


21 peggy clayton January 30, 2017 at 9:39am

I just love the way Kathi writes and she has so many books that have come out in the last 6 months. I would love to enter to win and read this one ptclayton2@aol.com


22 Donamae Kutska
Twitter: @donamaekutska
January 30, 2017 at 11:21am

I’m anxious to read this book! A print copy would be exciting. 337 s grant st Seymour wis 54165 donamaekutska7@gmail.com


23 Sheryl Booth
Twitter: @Boothtalks
January 30, 2017 at 11:44am

I bet this is yet another wonderful book! And, once again another wonderful cover! I adore Kathi and her works.


24 Jamie Gillespie
Twitter: @Sportsgirl10
January 30, 2017 at 11:44am

I would LOVE a print copy. I love all of Kathi Daley’s books. If you haven’t read any of her books, you are in for a treat!! SOOO GOOOD! 😉


25 Doward Wilson January 30, 2017 at 6:28pm

Great post. Thanks for the chance to win.


26 Linda May January 31, 2017 at 8:55am

I Love Kathi’s books & this would be a great Birthday present for me, my birthday is Feb.8th. If I win I would lika a print copy, Thanks for this generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com


27 Dianne Casey January 31, 2017 at 6:03pm

I love Kathi Daley’s books and I can’t wait to read “Holiday Hangover”. Thanks for the chance.


28 Brittany Abbott
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
January 31, 2017 at 7:06pm

This is such a wonderful series. I love reading them.


29 Brittany Abbott
Twitter: @ilovefinnegan
February 2, 2017 at 4:15pm

I would like a print copy if I win.


30 StuffSmart
Twitter: @StuffSmart
February 1, 2017 at 4:58am

I would like to enter to win a print copy. Thank you



31 Karen B February 2, 2017 at 8:15am

I haven’t read any of this series yet but have read others by her. Sounds good! I’d like a print copy if I should win.


32 Katrina P February 2, 2017 at 2:51pm

Great review. Thank you for the chance to win.



33 Kathleen Kendler
Twitter: @Kathleen
February 4, 2017 at 3:57pm

Would love to read a print copy.

kckendler at gmail dot com


34 Linda Moffitt
Twitter: @LindaMoffitt02
February 5, 2017 at 1:55pm

I would Love a copy This book looks great Thanks for sharing with us iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com


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