Dead Cereus by Kira Seamon – Chick Lit Cafe Book Review

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Dead Cereus by Kira Seamon

Two botany professors with secrets to hide.
A flower expert with something to prove.
A dead body. Or two. Or three!

Welcome to the Shellesby College greenhouse—where there’s always something dangerous blooming!

Holly Jackson could be the next rising star in the botanical department at prestigious Shellesby College in New England. On a perfect moonlit night, the rare night-blooming cereus plant is scheduled to open its petals during the College’s much anticipated Annual Night Lights Gala. A famous chocolate maker is the featured guest, there is enough food to die for, and Holly is hosting it all.
What could possibly go wrong?
It’s all honeysuckle and roses until a wily and clever killer shows up and suddenly everything goes roots up.
Is Holly the only one brave enough to follow the clues and bring about justice?

Dead Cereus is the super funny and fast-paced debut cozy mystery novel in the series from award-winning and bestselling author Kira Seamon. Full of breathtaking exotic plants and flowers, charming characters, Shakespearean pranks, adventures with entertaining animals, and sensational culinary delights, this addictive story is a breath of fresh air and can’t help but implant itself in your heart and grow into one of your favorite reads.
See what all the buzz is about.
Become a ‘Cereus’ reader and pick up a copy today!

~ First Place Bookfest Humorous
~ First Place Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Romance
~ Literary Titan Silver Award

Chick Lit Cafe book review:

A perfect blend of cozy-mystery and sweet-romance, Dead Cereus by Kira Seamon is an extraordinary read.  Refreshingly unique, this is a Y/A murder-mystery you’re going to absolutely love! It is a stimulating and clever story with a unique setting, intriguing and enchanting mystery, and wonderful characters. The narration is like nothing I have ever read. It is simply brilliant – interesting, humorous and highly imaginative.

Holly Jackson is determined to hold on to her college scholarship no matter how high the stakes.  The trouble is her arch-enemy Ivy, has set her cap not only at Holly’s boyfriend William, but also her internship hopes with Professor Ogletree.  The rivalry between the two is electric, and when they come together its nothing but trouble and fireworks!  William tries his best to keep Holly focused and on track, but mishaps just seem to be attracted to her.  On top of all that, there has been a murder at the college and Holly has her suspicions about who the murderer might be.  When Ivy goes missing, Holly’s true nature rises to the rescue, because underneath all the pranks and laughs is a young woman who cares and wants to put things right.  

Full of humor and ingenious botanical puns, and set in an enjoyable, fascinating and unique place, this is a delightfully lighthearted murder mystery with a dash of romance. Kira Seamon’s witty and enchanting repartee had me constantly smiling.  Her writing is smooth and easy-to-read, her characters are unique, charming and definitely memorable, and the plot is exceptional!  Dead Cereus by Kira Seamon comes highly recommended by Chick Lit Café.  

Buy Dead Cereus by Kira Seamon today!!


Dead Cereus by Kira Seamon

What is all the buzz about?

EARNED FIVE BOOK AWARDS including:
~ First Place Bookfest Humorous
~ First Place Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Romance
~ Literary Titan Silver Award

Quotes from editorial reviews:

“Seamon is a master at creating atmospheric settings, and cozy mystery lovers will find it easy to fall under her spell. An appealing, witty heroine, a gem of a leading man, and a well-constructed setting and plot make this one a must-read for both mystery lovers and fans of chick-lit literature.”
~ The Prairies Book Review

“…Layered, nuanced plotting and engaging characters power a lighthearted, witty mystery. Seamon is an author to watch.”
~ The Book Commentary Review

“…Interesting characterizations, humorous, multilayered plot twists, and an old-fashioned sweet romance make this book an appealing read for romance and mystery enthusiasts, who will undoubtedly want to see more work from this debut author.”
~ RECOMMENDED by the US Review

“…If you are seeking a humorous romance thriller or cozy mystery novel, Dead Cereus will herb your enthusiasm with its ardent characters and thrilling plot.”
~ Literary Titan Review and Silver Award recipient

“…Fans of sleuth will love this story; the pacing is fast and the suspense is persistently enthralling. Dead Cereus is hugely entertaining with the fully drawn and quirky characters and the unpredictable plot points. A great winner for a debut author.”
~ The Book Commentary

“…Dead Cereus is also highly recommended for any library interested in a cozy story that operates beyond the usual small-town depictions.”
FEATURED in Midwest Book Review

“A perfect blend of cozy-mystery and sweet-romance, Dead Cereus by Kira Seamonis an extraordinary read.”
~RECOMMENDED by Chick-lit Cafe

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