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An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody by D.L. Gardner - Book Tour + Giveaway

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An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody
by D.L. Gardner
Paranormal Humor 

Rockford Peadlebody dies in a train wreck while traveling with his family, (a
rather dysfunctional lot of half-blood vampires) after a flood in
Mississippi washes their home away. Once his brother Gerald, his wife
Ginger, and son Raymond reach grandpa's estate in Ohio, they are
surprised by the news that grandaddy Benjamin Peadlebody has also
died. They are now heirs to the infamous Peadlebody manor and all its
peculiarities, including the butler, a reserved, tattooed, muscle-man
named Richard Cottlebone, 

It seems fishy to Gerald that two untimely deaths in the family happened
within a week. Yes, Rockford's demise was of his own doing, but
Benjamin's? Perhaps the butler, knows more than he's letting on?

To prove himself worthy, since he failed to live up to old Benjamin's
standards when he was alive, Gerald goes about to unravel the thread
of Papa's death. No help comes from Ginger. She's too busy trying to
un-vampire herself. And Raymond is in love, but not with his
relatives. Gerald soon discovers solving a murder mystery meets with
a stone cold reception.

What is something unique/quirky about you?
            I spent years in the high deserts of Arizona living off the land in a Navajo styled hogan next to the reservation. I’ve traveled in wagons and horseback, drew water from a well and had 7 children, most of whom were born at home. Some of my experiences are translated into my novels because I love to take my characters out into the wilderness.

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I was able to sail on the tall ship The Lady Washington and on her sister-ship the Hawaiian Chieftain. I cannot compare any experience quite like that of helping the crew release the sheets and setting sail. The first time I went aboard, I was in the process of writing my draft to my book Rubies and Robbers, which is now Part III of the novel Ian’s Realm Saga. Because the voyage was an educational adventure, I learned important information which I used in the book. But mostly I got to breathe in the quiet power of the sails moving the ship through the sea. Honestly there is no experience like it. I think anyone who has ever sailed will understand.

What are some of your pet peeves?
Someone chewing in my ear while I’m trying to write. 😊

With a passion for a good wholesome story, Gardner dives into the adult
and young adult fantasy genres. She is both a best selling author and
an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA.
Dabbling in screenwriting, she's won screenings and a trophy for some
of her film projects. 

She loves a tale that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships,
spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her stories for
young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages.

D.L. Gardner is a columnist for the science fiction and fantasy publication Amazing Stories Magazine

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  1. Thank you so much for having An Unconventional Mr. Peadlebody on your blog. I do appreciate it!


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