Tuesday, March 2, 2021


10 Things You Might Not Know About Arrowed: Resort to Murder IV by Avery Daniels @my_averydaniels #10Things

Avery Daniels was born and raised in Colorado, graduated from college with a degree in business administration and has worked in fortune 500 companies and Department of Defense her entire life. Her most eventful job was apartment management for 352 units. She still resides in Colorado with two brother black cats as her spirited companions. She volunteers for a cat shelter, enjoys scrapbooking and card making, photography, and painting in watercolor and acrylic. She inherited a love for reading from her mother and grandmother and grew up talking about books at the dinner table.


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10 Things You Might Not Know About Arrowed: Resort to Murder IV

1)     There are myriad different kinds of Resorts.  This book takes place in a Health and Wellness resort.  Health and wellness resorts specialize in a multitude of fitness programs, yoga classes, outdoor activities, wellness workshops, and even include smoking cessation, meditation classes, emotional wellbeing, spirituality and more.

2)     Because it is a wellness resort, there’s no alcohol served.  So my main characters bring in their own to have cocktails.

3)     Santa Fe is one of my favorite places to just take off and drive to, which helped my writing.  I couldn’t visit during Covid because of New Mexico travel restrictions.  I relied on my past visits and targeted internet research.

4)    I spotlight a mixed drink that most don’t know is far more popular in Mexico than Margaritas.  It’s probably the most popular cocktail in all of Mexico, it’s called a Paloma.  With New Mexico’s heritage, I thought it would be fun and different to incorporate this drink.  It’s a tequila and grapefruit mixed drink that is summery and refreshing.  I include my own special recipe on the classic drink in Arrowed.  

5)     Phone orders for tickets for the 1996 Olympics held in Georgia saw ticket sales people inform residents of New Mexico that only US orders could be taken via phone.  New Mexico Magazine has a monthly compilation of stories about Americans who don't know that New Mexico is a U.S. state. The editor, Walter Lopez, talks about the bank tellers, cell phone providers, and ticketing agents who tell New Mexicans that they reside in another country.  So Arrowed is doing its part to show NM, the 47th state, is part of the US.

6)    New Mexico has a rich and colorful heritage with influence from Mexico and Native American cultures.  Arrowed incorporates both of these influences in Arrowed.

7)    I include a fictional legend of a Native American curse in the book that provides just a smidgen of atmosphere to the murder mystery.

8)    The murder victim and a few of the suspects work in Venture Capital Funding.  Venture Capital is not a bank loan.  If you have money you want to invest and get higher returns than a normal stock or bond, you could work with a Venture Capital firm.  The firm finds small to medium startup companies with perceived growth potential and pairs them with the investors.  The firm handles all the money between the two and reports on the startup company’s progress and pays returns to the investor. These investments are characterized as very high-risk/high-return opportunities.  They are regulated just like banks.  This seemed like a perfect setup for murder with all that money.

9)    Depending on where you live, you may not be familiar with Southwest architecture and furniture.  I feature it throughout the book.  California and New Mexico have a lot of the Pueblo Revival style or Santa Fe style buildings, also called Spanish revival.  It features adobe style built with concrete, stucco or mortar smooth walls and red tile roofs. The massive wood components, heavy wood doors, ceiling beams, and porch posts are a striking counterpart to the smooth walls.  The furniture features rustic wood and bright colors in Native American motifs.

10)  Part of the storyline is that Julienne and Mason expect some private time for intimacy.  The murder victim grabs Juliennes ankle as he is dying, interrupting a romantic kiss-filled moonlit stroll their first night.  They continue to have roadblocks to romance throughout the book. 

About the Book:

Title: ARROWED: Resort to Murder #4
Author: Avery Daniels
Publisher: Blazing Sword Publishing Ltd.
Pages: 250
Genre: Cozy Mystery

It all began when a dying man with an arrow in his chest grabs her ankle.

During a heat wave at a Santa Fe resort, Julienne has the resort owner pressuring her to solve the murder.

The victim is a high-profile businessman who made enemies rather than friends, leaving Julienne with a roster of suspects. She was supposed to be training the staff and spending quality time with Mason rather than investigating a murder. The heat turns up when an old girlfriend of Mason’s checks in and is determined to get back together.

Arrowed is the fourth book in Avery Daniel’s Resort to Murder series and is a contemporary cozy mystery.  If you like Cleo Coyle, Maddy Hunter, Duffy Brown, Lynn Cahoon, and Annette Dashofy, then you’ll love this series with a strong intelligent sleuth, lavish settings, and tantalizing mysteries.

Buy this spunky clean cozy mystery and start enjoying Julienne’s adventures today!


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Avery Daniels said...

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