Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Chatting with Ana Diamond, author of Body Conscious

Today, I have the pleasure of welcoming Ana Diamond author of Body Conscious to my blog. Her cozy mystery looks like it has the perfect amount of intrigue and romance, but before we learn more about her book, let's learn a little about Ana.

Speed round:

Good guys or bad guys? Good guys

Good girls or bad girls? Bad girls

Morning or night? Morning

Favorite food? Salad or Mexican food

Favorite beverage? Martini

Coffee or tea? Coffee

eBook, paperback, or audiobook? paperback

Plotter or Pantster? Panster

Favorite season? Fall

Dogs or cats? Cats

Favorite holiday? Halloween

Favorite movie? Pirates of the Caribbean

Ironman or Superman? Superman

Wonder Woman of Top Model? Wonder Woman

Night on the town or cozy evening in? Both at different times.

Favorite book? Night Prince by Jeaniene Frost

Favorite fictional world? Not sure I have a favorite fictional world.

Last book read? Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Black or white? Black

Stilettos or flipflops or sneakers? Stilettos

Favorite song? I don’t have just one favorite.

Chicken or steak? Chicken

Cake, cookies, or pie? cookies

Favorite junk food? Dark chocolate

Favorite thing to do to relax? Shop online

Paranormal or Historical:? Paranormal

Favorite TV show? The Vikings

Hot or cold? Hot

Favorite vacation? Disneyworld

Beach or mountains? Beach

Body Conscious
by Ana Diamond
Genre: Cozy Mystery


Mortician, Lily Reynolds is used to seeing bodies, but not the type murdered in her own funeral home. As Detective James Rivers zeroes in on her as the town’s number one suspect she must rise above the accusations and rumors to solve the case herself while keeping her attraction to the troubled detective at bay.

James has a past. The last time he let someone into his life she wound up dead. Vowing never to let that happen again he has sworn off dating for good. Until he meets Lily. In his gut he knows she’s not the murderer but pressure to solve the case puts him on the wrong trail while he struggles to keep Lily off the case.

Can she solve the case on her own or will their scandalous romance get in the way of proving her innocence?

Peek between the pages

“That’s Detective James Rivers,” Abrams said. “He came all the way up from New York City to our little town in the scenic Hudson Valley. He’ll be the lead investigator on this case since I know you ladies will be frequent callers.”

“Let’s be clear, I’ve never called you,” Lily said. “It’s always been Shanna.”

Abrams gave her a coy smile. He seemed flattered by the idea.

“Nice to meet you, Detective Rivers,” Lily said, finally turning toward the man who approached them.

Her breath caught in her throat. She didn’t know what she had been expecting, but not this—the angelic face with large sky-blue eyes, pronounced cheekbones and silken black hair. The only part of him that matched her ideas of what detectives looked like were his tattooed arms. She should know; her dad had been a cop.

May he rest in peace.

But James’s tattoos weren’t subtle. Snakes slid up his arms, past his rolled-up shirtsleeves, coiling around his thick forearms and biceps. One corner of his mouth lifted as he caught her staring.

About the author:

When Ana Diamond isn't writing about tough gals finding love in unexpected places, she’s at work by day in the medical field. She writes romantic cozy mystery novels with feisty strong women and alluring men who can’t resist them. Her books are fast paced, entertaining and heartfelt all at once.

Ana is a 2020 Tara Contest Finalist for Body Conscious and 2015 Melody of Love contest finalist. She lives in New York with her husband, two children and two needy but wildly entertaining kitty cats.

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