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Friday, November 27, 2015

Book Fun Friday Welcomes Lida Sideris

Welcome to Christmas Month at Book Fun Friday!
Hope you had a happy Turkey day and that your tummy doesn’t hurt like mine!
Today we welcome Lida Sideris with her quirky sometimes humorous murder mystery. Start your Christmas shopping early with a fun treat of Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters ….

Author Bio: Like her heroine, Lida worked as an entertainment
attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she was not blackmailed into investigating the suspicious death of a co-worker. She resides in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, their rescue shepherds, and a flock of uppity chickens.
Book Title: Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters (mystery)

Log Line: Fledgling lawyer uncloaks a murder disguised as a suicide.

Book Tag Line: She swore she’d never turn into her father. But that was before she ran over the body.

Book Blurb: Watch out Southern California! There's a new entertainment attorney in town and she's got game. Only problem is, it’s not the one she should be playing. Corrie Locke belongs behind a desk, not behind a Glock. She should be taking VIP calls, not nosing around a questionable suicide. Instead, she's hot on the trail of a murderer. Luckily, she's the daughter of a late, great private eye and she's inherited his love of sleuthing…and illegal weaponry. It doesn't help matters that her gene for caution is a recessive one. Corrie finds herself in the center of a murder case, unearthing suspects in shocking places. With a cold-blooded killer on the loose, Corrie will have to up her game, or die trying.

Book Excerpt:
I veered out of the parking lot and bounced onto the cavity-ridden dirt road. The mystery car appeared out of nowhere from beneath the tall pines, eclipsed by the darkness. Now it raced away somewhere ahead.
“Why didn’t we hear it start?” I asked James.
“It’s a hybrid.”
“We’re in a car chase with a Prius?” A car chase with a Porsche or Ferrari was respectable, but with a battery operated car? All bragging rights vanished.
I shifted into warp speed and surged downhill. Seconds later, we faced the hybrid’s rear bumper. The spot for the license plate sat empty.
“He’s not getting away,” I said.
The hybrid turned and launched up a hill, kicking up pebbles and a dusty haze. It fish-tailed and I nearly nipped it in the rear. I executed a sharp left and ran over something large. And lumpy.
“Stop,” James said.
I skidded to a halt, a cloud of dirt trapped in my headlights. The Prius escaped through an open gate and onto La Paz. My eyes cut to the rearview mirror. My tail-lights illuminated the road behind us in an eerie red glow. As I surveyed the scene, not a trace of saliva remained in my mouth.

Question for YOU Dear Reader: In the opening chapter, my heroine has a bad case of the nerves. What do you do to calm the jitters? Exercise? Listen to music? Dance? Bake a lemon meringue pie? (works every time J )

Contacts for Lida:

Twitter: @lidasideris


  1. Thank you, Celia, for hosting me today! :)

  2. Hi there Celia and LIda - Bad case of nerves calls for taking the dog for a long fast walk. Get the heart pumping and the brain thinking. Works for me! I purchased your book and as soon as I get a spare moment, I'm going to curl up in front of the fire place with hot chocolate read it. Hopefully after the Christmas decorating is done!

    1. Thank you so much, Tena! Hope you enjoy! And I agree, hanging out with the dogs and exercising is the best for stimulating the brain cells. Wonderful suggestion!

  3. Have to say the 'ole homeopathic cure rescue me remedy drops, that and camimile tea and some meditation or affirmations. Always pause and gather thoughts b/4 reacting w/ phone call, text or email....
    As for Christmas decorating, yeah!! now we're really in the season. Even though I start November 1st! :)

    1. I can't do without my chamomile tea, Celia and medition/affirmations. So vital. I feel the difference when I don't. Christmas decorating? Oh my! Thanks again, Celia!