Wednesday, May 27, 2020



Abigail and Hyperion uncork a murder . . .

Tea and Tarot room owner Abigail Beanblossom is used to running interference for her socially-awkward former boss, tech billionaire Razzzor. So when he invites her on a stakeout to investigate the sale of counterfeit wine from his latest venture – an upscale winery – she barrels on in. But the two stumble across the corpse of a wine merchant, and new wine in old bottles is now the least of their problems.

Good thing amateur detectives Abigail and her partner, tarot reader Hyperion Night, have a nose for murder. Their investigation takes them from elegant wine cellars to chic tea parties on the California coast. But just as the investigation starts to get its legs, Abigail discovers there’s more than wine at the bottom of this crime . . .

Hostage to Fortune is book 2 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.

Book Details:

Title: Hostage to Fortune

Author: Kirsten Weiss

Genre: cozy mystery

Series: Tea and Tarot, book 2

Publisher: Misterio press (May 21, 2020)

Print length: 200 pages

On tour with: Great Escapes Book Tours



If you could talk to someone (living), who would it be and what would you ask them?
I have a mild addiction to self-help books, so I’ll say Marie Forleo. She’s always got good advice, and she seems like a nice, fun person.

If you could live in any time period which would it be?
The modern era, definitely. The past sounds romantic, but lack of vaccines and indoor plumbing and women’s rights? Nope. No, thank you.

If you were on the Amazon bestseller list, who would you choose to be one before and one below you?
Charlaine Harris and Donna DeLeon – they’re both wonderful writers with great female characters. But don’t ask me who should be above or below!

If you could choose a fictional town to live in what would it be and from what book?
I’d love to live in San Borromeo, from my Tea and Tarot series. It’s on the beach, it’s small, it’s charming, and it’s based loosely on Capitola, California.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where in the world would it be?

I’m pretty happy where I’m at, in Colorado Springs, CO!


5 things you need in order to write: 
    •    my laptop
    •    my highlighter pens
    •    my printer
    •    my thesaurus   
    •    a good coffeeshop

5 things you love about where you live: 
    •    the view of Pikes Peak
    •    the hiking
    •    the deer that ramble through my yard
    •    my wonderful neighbors 
    •    the more relaxed pace of life

5 favorite foods:  
    •    Mission-style burritos
    •    guacamole
    •    pizza
    •    chocolate
    •    capellini pomodoro

5 favorite places you’ve been:  

    •    Tbilisi Georgia 
    •    the Florida Gulf coast 
    •    Yosemite 
    •    Bryce Canyon 
    •    Zion (I’m a big fan of national parks)

5 favorite things to do:  
    •    writing
    •    sleeping
    •    hiking
    •    tai chi
    •    reading


What’s your all-time favorite author?
Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

What’s your all-time favorite city?

What’s the loveliest sight you’ve ever seen?
The drive down Interstate 70, west of Denver, in the spring.

What’s your favorite time of day?

What’s your favorite vacation spot?
The California Sierras.

What’s your latest recommendation for:
Food: Guacamole on toast with a poached egg on top. I know, it sounds weird.
Music: Kerli – she’s an Estonian pop singer with a really magical sound.
Movie: I finally saw Bohemian Rhapsody and cried through the last 30 minutes.
Book: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
TV: Lodge 49. It only had two seasons, but it’s a magical little show with heart. (You can find it on Hulu)
Amazon Prime: Bosch


Tea and Tarot Mysteries

Wits’ End Cozy Mysteries

Pie Town Cozy Mysteries

The Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum Cozy Mysteries

Riga Hayworth Paranormal Mysteries

Witches of Doyle Cozy Mysteries

Sensibility Grey Steampunk Suspense


Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.

Now based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.

If you like funny cozy mysteries, check out her Pie Town, Tea and Tarot, Paranormal Museum and Wits’ End books. If you’re looking for some magic with your mystery, give the Witches of Doyle, Riga Hayworth and Rocky Bridges books a try. And if you like steampunk, the Sensibility Grey series might be for you.

Kirsten sends out original short stories of mystery and magic to her mailing list. If you’d like to get them delivered straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for her newsletter at

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