Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter (2 Reviews, Giveaway, Freebie, and Excerpt!)

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for The Daydreamer Detective Braves The Winter by SJ Pajonas. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 11 till 15 July, you can view the complete tour schedule here.
*I received a free copy of both books 1 & 2 from Lola's Blog Tours and the author in exchange for honest reviews*

There's a tour wide giveaway during this tour, the giveaway can be found at the bottom of this post.

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The Daydreamer Detective Braves the WinterThe Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter (Miso Cozy Mysteries #2)

By SJ Pajonas

Genre: Mystery/ Cozy Mystery

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 7 July 2016

December has set in and just when the rural town of Chikata is recovering from one murder, Mei and her new boyfriend, Yasahiro, find their friend, Etsuko, dead in her apartment. Etsuko was sweet and talented, and now everyone suspects her longtime boyfriend killed her. Mei doesn’t believe it, though, and she vows to help solve the crime.

But Mei has more to think about than murder. With the barn gone and their vegetable stores destroyed, she and her mother are down to their last canned goods and no money for heat. Mei’s mom is fortunate to find work, but Mei must fend for herself, get a job, and keep their financial situation a secret from Yasahiro. In pursuit of paying work, she stumbles onto a new witness to the crime, and before long, the dead woman's secret life unravels before everyone’s eyes. Half-starving and out of her element, Mei is on thin ice, and it’s going to take a whole lot of ingenuity and quick thinking to solve the crime before the killer gets to her as well.
I loved this book! The only thing I didn't like...was that it ended! I used to read mystery books, but got good at guessing the ending, so I turned more toward fantasy, but I'm so glad I didn't pass this one up! Not only are the crime and mystery well written and thought out, but you get to know the characters in a way that their joy is your joy, their pain, your pain. I loved meeting new characters as well as those introduced in book one. Get to know the characters you met before, and making new friends while you follow Mei once more on the hunt for a killer! Not only does the have a killer to worry about, but without a job, will she be able to help her mom pay the bills as winter sets in full force?

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The First book in the series:

The Daydreamer DetectiveThe Daydreamer Detective (Miso Cozy Mysteries #1)

By SJ Pajonas

Genre: Mystery/ Cozy Mystery

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 31 march 2016


Luck? Forget it. Mei Yamagawa is fresh out of it. She's just been downsized from her 3rd job in five years and her bank account is dry. Now, to keep her head above water, she must leave Tokyo and move back to her rural Japanese hometown. And there's nothing worse than having to face your old rivals and ex-boyfriends as a failure while starting life over as a farm girl.

But when her best friend's father is murdered, and her best friend is named the main suspect, Mei turns her daydreaming ways towards solving the crime. Between dates disguised as lunches with the town's hottest bachelor chef, searching for clues, and harvesting sweet potatoes, Mei has a lot of non-paying work cut out for her.

Will she catch the killer before her bad luck turns worse? Or will she fry in the fire with the rest of her dreams of success?
This book is a great start to what looks to be a great adventure! The characters are well written, each having secrets of their own, some much darker than anyone ever guessed! When Mei returns home, the last thing she expected was to find her best friend grieving the sudden loss of her father! Mei is far from perfect, but having a kind heart, she sets out to help, and along the way finds that things in the small town aren't always as they appear. Meet the people of Chikata along with some new faces in this action packed mystery!

You can find The Daydreamer Detective on Goodreads

You can get your free copy of The Daydreamer Detective here:

- Amazon

- B&N

- Kobo

- iBooks

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SJ PajonasAbout the Author:

Stephanie (S. J.) is a writer, knitter, amateur astrologer, Capricorn, and Japanophile. She loves foxes, owls, sushi, yoga pants, Evernote, and black tea. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing or spending time outside, unless it’s winter. She hates winter. Someday she’ll own a house in both hemispheres so she can avoid the season entirely. She’s a mom to two great kids and lives with her husband and family outside NYC. They have no pets. Yet. When it comes to her work, expect the unexpected. She doesn’t write anything typical. Find her online at

You can find and contact SJ Pajonas here:

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of The Daydreamer Detective Braves the Winter. One winner will win a bundle of S. J. Pajonas ebooks. Including: Removed, Revealed, Washing Statue Wanderlust, and The Daydreamer Detective.

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  1. Thank you so much for participating in the tour and for taking the time to read and review!

    1. My pleasure! Thank you so much for the opportunity!


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