In Paradise with Kathi Daley

It’s Release Day! Kathi Daley, an author that has worked hard to delight her readers is re-releasing her TJ Jensen series with Henry Press. Kathi’s Motto “Come for the Mystery, Stay for the Romance” is true to her series. Kathi has written multiple series that give characters the opportunity to grow in themselves and their relationships. I am beyond honored to be hosting a blog stop for her release! I hope you all take the time to join in the celebrations and share in Kathi’s  new chapter. And to share the excitement, I have a a giveaway.

Book Summary

Between volunteering for the annual pumpkin festival and coaching her girls to the state soccer finals, high school teacher TJ Jensen finds her good friend Zachary Collins dead in his favorite chair. When the handsome new deputy closes the case without so much as a “why” or “how,” TJ turns her attention from chili cook-offs and pumpkin carving to complex puzzles, prophetic riddles, and a decades-old secret she seems destined to unravel.

Winter Carnival comes to Serenity, and with it Tj finds her schedule busier than ever. Not only is her ski and snowboard team heavily involved in demonstrations and local competitions, but her ragtag choir is about to debut in their first live performance. To make matters even more complicated, someone has killed Travis Davidson, a town favorite son, world-class snowboarder, and Olympic hopeful. Tj is determined not to get involved in the subsequent investigation until she learns the prime suspect is Chelsea Hanson, her high school boyfriend Hunter Hanson’s sister.

Although there’s no shortage of Sereninites with a grudge against the hometown hero, even Tj has to admit there’s good cause to suspect Chelsea of the murder. Balancing bridesmaid duties, Winter Carnival obligations, show choir duty, and after-hours investigation, Tj sets out to prove Chelsea innocent.

When the Tropical Tan Corporation descends on Maggie’s Hideaway, the lakeside resort where Tj Jensen lives, she must juggle a bikini contest, a BBQ cook-off, a missing model, and a dead chaperone while her father is out of town. Lead Deputy Dylan Caine is on vacation while his sister is visiting, leaving Assistant Deputy Roy Fisher in charge. When Roy asks Tj for her help, they find there may be more going on than anyone realized. With Kyle and Jenna’s help, they dig into the lives of those involved, only to find a mystery more complex than anything they could ever have imagined.

Christmas in Serenity is a magical time of year Tj has always looked forward to with happy anticipation. This year her holiday spirit is marred by the impending arrival of two new men in her life. When one of them ends up dead, Tj must juggle community plays, Christmas tree cuttings, sleigh rides, and holiday shopping with a complex murder investigation. As the facts begin to unravel, she realizes she may have to risk everything to save someone she loves.

When a friend of Tj’s is injured in a car accident during a blizzard, Tj takes responsibility for the litter of puppies left behind. Meanwhile, she works with Kyle, Jenna, and the gang to catch the person responsible for the death of a close family friend. When it turns out that the main suspects are also close to the Jensens, Tj must deal with one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever had to make.

In the midst of the annual Halloween frenzy, Tj finds herself pulled into a series of events at the high school where she works. Not only must she help one of the girls on her team deal with a case of cyberbullying, but she must help a student who has recently suffered a personal tragedy. And as if Tj wasn’t busy enough, in walks Samantha Colton, a reporter for Second Look, a television series that takes a look back at unsolved murders. This time the case is the death of a popular student after the homecoming dance ten years before.

To make matters even worse—or maybe more convenient—the graduating class of the victim is in town for their ten-year reunion and all the suspects just happen to have converged on Serenity for the weekend. When Samantha turns up dead, Tj must track down someone who seems willing to kill again to keep their secret.


Join in on the fun at the Countdown to Paradise Event page and Pumpkins in Paradise Book Club on Facebook!

<h2><span class="wrap"><span class="inner">About The Author</span></span></h2>

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series. Come for the murder, stay for the romance. Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she's not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book. Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with. Visit Kathi Daley: 

Kathi Daley

**DISCLAIMER: I was provided an opportunity to read this book as an Advanced Reader Copy in return for a fair and honest review.

<h2><span class="inner">Giveaway</span></h2>

To Celebrate there is a giveaway! Winners choice of any one of the 6 Tj Jensen books the winner can choose an ebook or Paperback NON US winner is eligible for an ebook only. Giveaway instructions are simple:

  1. Comment below OR sign up to receive blog updates—Doing both gives you an extra entry.
  2. Tell me your favorite holiday and what TJ Jensen book (1-6) you would want to celebrate with.

I will be choosing a winner tonight with the help of

Winner has been chosen, thank you to all that supported this stop! Congrats to Mary Brockhoff!

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  1. amy guillaume linderman

    i love halloween! i love using my grandmothers decorations. i’d love #6.

    • Bree Herron

      I love the tradition in the decorations. That is very cool! I would love to see them! Got your entry in Amy, good luck!

  2. Amanda B.

    I love Halloween! I would love to win a copy of Halloween in Paradise. Thanks for the chance!

    • Bree Herron

      Good Morning Amanda, I have your entries into the contest. Kathi certainly knows how to make Halloween a festive event in her books! Good Luck to you! And thank you for the follow.

  3. Lisa Millett

    I would love 3 as I have read the first 2 and love them. I also signed up for your blog. My favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas. Thanks for the chance.

    • Bree Herron

      Thanks Lisa, for the blog love! Have your entries in. I love all the holidays as well. Good Luck!

  4. Brian Frauenknecht

    I love Christmas and the winter time and I would love to win a copy of Snowman in Paradise.

    • Bree Herron

      Got your entries Brian, thank you for the blog love! How great is the cover for the Snowman in Paradise?! Good Luck to you!

  5. Marihelen Ligon

    Great blog. Hard to choose a holiday, but I’d love to celebrate Halloween with Halloween In Paradise.

    • Bree Herron

      It is impossible for me to choose a holiday! I am a any type of celebration kinda of gal. Thanks for the blog love! Good Luck Marihelen.

  6. Jill Broussard

    Goodmorning Bree! I like Halloween,just love to see how excited the kids get and it’s my husband’s birthday,too. I’d like to read Bikinis In Paradise #3. Thankyou for the opportunity!

    • Bree Herron

      Jill, thanks for stopping by! I love Halloween as well for the excitement and magic it can hold. I am sending early birthday wishes to your husband! What a neat birthday, good luck!

  7. Debra Woloson

    My favorite holiday is Halloween. It is just fun, no grand expectations. I can decorate a little or a lot, depending on my mood. Lol
    I would love to win a paperback copy of Halloween in Paradise.
    I have signed up already. Thank you

    • Bree Herron

      Debra, got you added to the list, check your email 🙂 Good luck on the contest and thanks for the blog love!

  8. Yvonne Gilbert

    I would love a paperback of Christmas in Paradise. I just love Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

    • Bree Herron

      Yvonne, thanks for stopping by! I have you entered! Good Luck.

  9. Judy Tucker

    Book1 pumpkin in paradise would be my choice

  10. Bec

    Happy Tuesday! I’m a Christmas kinda gal but I would choose paperback book one in the series. Gotta start at the beginning. There has been a lot of chatter about this series recently and I want to join the party! I’m signing up to receive blog updates too. Thanks!!


  11. Kathleen Costa

    My favorite holiday is Christmas! I love the weather, decorations, presents, and baking Christmass cookies. Although winning Bkinis in Paradise would be super….

  12. Daniele K

    Christmas is my favorite holiday, but halloween is a close second. I would love to win a paperback copy of Halloween in Paradise. Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. Linda Kleback

    I would love Christmas in Paradise.

  14. Brandy Barber

    I love Kathi’s books. Would love the first book Pumpkins In Paradise.

  15. K. Kendler

    I would love a paperback of Christmas in Paradise. I just love Christmas. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  16. Dawn holt

    Halloween is my favorite holiday and that would be my book.of choice

  17. Vicki Farris

    I love Halloween.Ilike to read anything scarry.????

  18. Joy Hejl

    Just received Pumpkins in Paradise. Woul like either Christmas or Puppies in Paradise. Thanks

  19. Rhonda Gothier

    Love Christmas. Would like Christmas in Paradise. Thanks so much!

  20. Carole Smith

    I’d love to win Christmas in Paradise!

  21. Kristi Lewis

    I would love to win Snowmen in Paradise. I love Christmas. I would love to this any of these books!

    • Kristi Lewis

      (I would love to win any of these books!)

  22. Pat Pinkston

    I love Christmas. My husband has forbidden me from bringing home any more Christmas decorations. I have boxes and boxes. Would like to start with a print copy of book one, so I can read them in order. Also signed up with your blog.

  23. Nina

    I would love a copy of Snowmen in Paradise and my favorite holiday is Christmas

  24. Mary Brockhoff

    My favorite book is Bikinis in Paradise.
    I would love to win Halloween in Paradise.
    I am already a member of the blog.
    Thank you❤️

    • Bree Herron

      Congrats Mary! You were the luck number chosen by!

  25. Nina Banks

    Love a copy of snowmen in paradise and my favorite holiday is Christmas

  26. Robyn K

    I love Fall and would love to win a paperback copy of Pumpkins In Paradise. Thank you for this fantastic giveaway. I love Kathi Daley’s books!

  27. Lisa Sabatini

    My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. All that good food and a house full of people! I’d love to read Pumpkins in Paradise!

  28. Ruth Nixon

    I entered to receive your blog by email . I’m a long time fan of Tj and would love Snowman in Paradise. Looking forward for the new book in January2017 Thanks for the chance

  29. Laura Milburn

    It’s hard to pick a favorite holiday between Halloween and Christmas. They both involve family. For Halloween we go camping and for Christmas we do everything as a family. I would like Pumpkins in Paradise in paperback please

  30. Chelsea Gardner

    I love Christmas and would love to celebrate with TJ! So fun!

  31. Ruth Nixon

    Would love to win Snowman in Paradise

  32. Laura

    I love the TJ series. It is hard to pick a favorite but Halloween is favorite season. I have the ecopies but would love all in paperback.

  33. Marie Roberts

    My favorite holiday is Halloween. I would love to have a print copy of Halloween in Paradise book #6! Thank you for the chance.

  34. Peggy Hyndman

    I love Christmas and I would love to win a copy of Snowman in Paradise. Thank you for this chance.

  35. Joanie Hinton

    Would love to start with Pumpkins in Paradise

  36. Peggy Hyndman

    I love all Kathi Daley’s books. I would love to win a copy of Snowman in Paradise because I love wintertime. Thank you for this chance.

  37. Sue Farrell

    Halloween is my favorite holiday—because it’s just plain fun. I’d love to win Puppies in Paradise because I’m a dog lover.

  38. Kelly Braun

    Just signed up to receive your awesome blog! As for holidays, I am torn between Halloween & Christmas- they both Rock <3 All of Kathy's books sound great so I really couldn't choose 😉
    Kelly Braun

  39. Shirley Cochran

    My favorite holiday is Christmas followed by Halloween so either one would work!

  40. Linda Moffitt

    Hi I would Love Christmas in Paradise because Christmas is my Favorite Holiday and My email is iamabho (at) gmail (.) com and I signed up to receive Blog Updates through email Thanks for the chance to win

  41. Jana Leah

    Christmas, so I’m going to go with Christmas in Paradise. Thanks for the chance.

  42. Mari Hinton

    I would love a paperback of Halloween in Paradise. Signed up to receive your blog updates. Thanks for the chance

  43. Cynthia Barnett

    Puppies # 5

  44. Celia Fowler

    Anything cold weather! Snowmen in Paradise or Christmas in Paradise!

  45. Belinda Joyner

    Thanks for having the giveaway and Christmas is my favorite holiday so I would love a paperback copy of Christmas in Paradise.

  46. Barbara Hawk

    I like Halloween, all the kids in their costumes. Also I love the horror movies. I would love to win a copy of Bikinis in Paradise! Subscribed to your site! Thank you for the chance!

  47. Robin L. Coxon

    Kathi Daley is one of the best authors. Starting with her book covers to the pages between, the reader is definitely guaranteed a great reading adventure. Her inclusion of recipes that apply to the theme of the book is also a plus.

  48. Jane Geiger

    I love both Christmas and Holloween, love that Kathi writes around both! But being a passionate dog lover, I’d like Puppies in Paradise. ????????

  49. Valerie Rogers

    I love Christmas! So I’d love to read Christmas in Paradise in eBook. Signed up! Thanks for the chance!

  50. Rachael Brown

    I subscribed to your blog updates. My favorite holiday is Christmas. I would love to have a paperback copy of Puppies in Paradise. Thank you for the giveaway.

  51. Bess

    My favorite time is Thanksgiving When all the family gets together. It is truly a time of thanksgiving. For we are together. Puppies in Paradise in hardcopy for me if drawn

  52. Sally Schmidt

    Christmas is my favorite, with Halloween a close second because there are so many fun books and movies for these holidays. Thanksgiving kind of gets lost in the middle but it’s a quiet family holiday that I love. I would love a print copy of Bikinis in Paradise if I win, thanks. Love these new covers!

  53. Becky Rhoades

    I just subscribed to your blog updates. My favorite holiday is Halloween. I would love Halloween in Paradise.

  54. Angel Lee

    Signed up☺ Thank you for the wonderful giveaway opportunity!
    My favorite holiday is Halloween and I would have to celebrate with the book Halloween in Paradise!

  55. Marilyn Watson

    I love Halloween and Christmas in particular…thank you for the contest. I would like to have an ebook of Puppies in Paradise.

  56. Christy Maurer

    I subscribed to your email list. I love Christmas the most because it “the most wonderful time of the year.” I’d love Christmas in Paradise.

  57. Amanda Avakian

    Signed up for updates ([email protected]). I love Christmas so I would celebrate with Snowmen in Paradise!

  58. Michele Gray

    I love Christmas!

  59. Kim Templeton

    I love Halloween and I’d like to celebrate with Pumpkins in Paradise. I subscribe to your blog thanks

    • Bree Herron

      Thanks Kim for the blog love! To celebrate Halloween this is a great choice. Good Luck!

  60. Dianne Mossor

    My favorite is Christmas. I’d love to win Christmas in Paradise.

    • Bree Herron

      Good Luck to you Dianne, I hope you check out the rest of the series as well.

  61. Denise Austin

    Hello I subscribed to your wonderful blog. I love, love, love Christmas! I would like Christmas in Paradise. Thank you!

    • Bree Herron

      Denise, thank you for the blog love! I am a big Christmas fan as well! Best of Luck to you!

  62. Mary Holshouser

    Christmas is my favorite holiday. it lasts for over a month
    so it’s not put-up/take-down decorations in just a few days.
    You get time to enjoy things.
    I would like Christmas in Paradise.

    • Bree Herron

      I agree Mary! Thanks for stopping by my blog today, good luck!

  63. peggy clayton

    I’d like to start with Pumpkins in Paradise and then continue on. I don’t have a fav holiday as my kids are in Ca and I am in Ia.So we just call each other.

    • Bree Herron

      Starting in order is my style! Good Luck Peggy!

  64. Millie Swank

    I love the coming months starting with October and going through to December. Christmas is my favorite holiday. Every year I try to do something to give back to help someone in need. It might be someone I know or not. It make the holidays more special

  65. Kristina Millett

    I would love Christmas in Paradise and Pumpkins in Paradise. Fall is my favorite season and Christmas is my favorite holiday.

  66. Cindy Russell

    I would love a copy of Christmas In Paradise???? Thanks so much for the giveaway????

  67. Sonya Steele

    My email is [email protected] and I signed up for your blog updates 🙂
    My favorite holiday is Christmas and I would love a copy of Snowmen in Paradise. Thank you so much!

  68. Sharon Braswell

    HI,Bree! Thanks for being a part of all the fun Kathi Daley Book Release events!! I signed up for your blog and my favorite holiday is Christmas. I love Halloween for all the fun though as well. I would love Pumpkins In Paradise for my choice of the TJ Jensen mysteries. I am very excited about the puzzles, riddles, old secrets and two mysteries in this first book of the series to solve!

  69. holdenj

    Signed up and now commenting! I like winter so would like to win Snowmen in Paradise. Thanks!

  70. Nicole G

    I think Thanksgiving is my favorite! I’d love the Puppies in Paradise book!

  71. Yaritza Santana

    I love Christmas. I would love one of the Christmas books. [email protected]



  73. CANDY Kennedy

    I would like to celebrate Halloween with TJ. Signed up for blog also.



  75. Stephanie strawn

    I love Christmas! I would love to read snowmen in paradise

  76. Dianne Casey

    My favorite holiday is Christmas. Signed up for blog.

  77. Marilyn Watson

    Halloween but I would love an ebook of Puppies in Paradise. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn [email protected]

  78. Kristina Millett

    I would love any of them! My favorite holiday is Christmas and my favorite season is Fall.

  79. Connie Reynolds

    I subscribed to your blog. Would love Christmas in Paradise.
    Thanks for the chance.

  80. Rhonda Gothier

    Christmas. The Christmas book or any of them.


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