Monday, March 15, 2021




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 business man 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.

is the fourth book in Avery Daniel's Resort to Murder series and is an exciting 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!

Book Details:
Book title: Arrowed
Author’s name: Avery Daniels
Genre: cozy mystery
Publisher:  Blazing Sword Publishing, Ltd. (March 1, 2021)
Print length: 266 pages


What’s the story behind the title of your book?
I name all my books in the Resort to Murder series after the murder weapon, so a bow and arrow are used in this book.

Is this book a standalone, or do readers need to read the series in order?
It is a progressive series, but each book can be read by itself. The series follows Julienne who is a manager-in-training at a five star luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Some books are at her “home resort” and others are at resorts located elsewhere. The reader gets to live vicariously the luxury life as Julienne solves the mysteries.

Where did you grow up?
Colorado Springs is my home town.  It is the home of a five star resort that I grew up enjoying, so it was natural to write a mystery series based at that resort under a fictional name.

Where’s home for you?
Colorado Springs, Colorado at the base of Pikes Peak. Denver (60 miles north) is known as the Mile High City, but Colorado Springs is actually higher in elevation at 6050 feet high compared to Denver’s 5300.  Altitude sickness is real for visitors!

What do you love about where you live?
I love the relatively mild winters, not scorching hot in the summer, low bug population, and great outdoors.

Have you been in any natural disasters?
I have come close to a wildfire evacuation a couple of times (fire came within a few blocks) and saw a tornado swirling and forming directly over my head. Fortunately the funnel didn’t come close to the ground in my area. The fires destroyed many homes on the east side of town and a few people I knew lost everything.

If you had an extra $100 a week to spend on yourself, what would you buy?
Craft supplies from scrapbooking and card making to canvasses and paints. It is addicting and can be pricey. But then the practical side kicks in and says save it.

What is the most daring thing you've done?

I am an introvert. At the cat shelter where I volunteer, I dressed in a baggy cat costume for fundraising efforts. I had to be outgoing and sociable. For me, that was really putting myself out there.

What is your most embarrassing moment?

I hate even telling this. Here goes. When I was working at a large corporate 200-level company in their accounting department, the ladies were required to were a dress/skirt Monday-Thursday. One summer morning I’m walking in from the parking lot and didn’t realize in my groggy daze that getting dressed I had the back of my dress tucked into my pantyhose. As if that weren’t bad enough I walked in with my manager who opened the door for me, and I rode up in the elevator with other people. It wasn’t until I got to my desk that somebody told me. I’m still mortified just thinking about it.

If you could only save one thing from your house, what would it be?
My cats, Dani and Codi. I love them so much and will do everything to save them.

Would you rather be a lonely genius, or a sociable idiot?
A lonely genius. First, I’m an introvert anyway so the lonely part wouldn’t be that lonely. Second, we need more genius in the world. Geniuses don’t get the recognition they deserve.

Are you like any of your characters?
Julienne is a little like me in that she yearns to travel, plays clarinet (although she is much better than I), and is a bit self conscious. She is training people on the hotel software in this book, and I used to be an adult trainer.

With what five real people would you most like to be stuck in a bookstore?
JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Sherry Thomas, Gayle Lynds, and Victoria Thompson.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to write?
I write thrillers under a pen name (C.G. Abbot), and I had to write a violent scene. The villain is a seriously evil man, and I needed to show how brutal he was to emphasize the danger to the heroine. I had a very hard time writing that scene.

Where is your favorite library, and what do you love about it?
I love libraries. In my city we have a great new library built just a few years ago with a computer lab for classes to support the community and a maker space with classes for all kinds of crafts and shop activities.  
But I am starting to compile a list of historic libraries throughout the world that I would love to visit such as the Library National Assembly Paris. 

You can be any fictional character for one day. Who would you be?
It’s hard to narrow down to just one. Here are four: Phyrne Fisher from the Miss Fischer Mysteries, Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie (34th in line for the throne of England) of the Her Royal Spyness mysteries, Charlotte Holmes of the Lady Sherlock series, or Maggie Hope of the Maggie Hope Mystery series.

What would your dream office look like?

There is an office building in town that I’ve always thought would be amazing to have an office there.  Here are a few of the things I love about it: a marble entryway with 20’ ceilings; large, private executive suites (office sizes average 19’X 19’); fireplaces with mahogany wood & marble surrounds in all executive suites; furnished with executive desk with glass top, custom bookcases and credenza; fireplace with Italian marble and mahogany wood surrounds; wall sconces above fireplace; elegant wall hangings including paintings, artwork & mirrors; offices are surrounded by lush woodland and breathtaking views of mountain scenery, and acres of Ponderosa pine trees surround the property.

You can see why I write about luxury resorts!  My mother always did say I had Champagne taste on a beer budget.

What are you working on now?
I am plotting a brand new cozy series. This will be a cozy paranormal mystery series with a self-help reading newbie vampire. First Bite is the title for the first in the Accidental Vampire PI mysteries. I’m also slowly laying the groundwork for the next Resort to Murder book, Stoned. Then there is the next Elizabeth Grant thriller I’m also compiling research for. I stay busy. 


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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