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Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab

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Also by Rochelle Staab:

Hex on the Ex, May 2013
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Bruja Brouhaha, August 2012
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Who Do, Voodoo?, November 2011
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Bruja Brouhaha
Rochelle Staab

Mind For Murder Mystery #2
Berkley
August 2012
On Sale: August 7, 2012
ISBN: 0425251497
EAN: 9780425251492
Kindle: B0072O00ZM
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Mystery

Practical psychologist Liz Cooper and occult professor Nick Garfield are enjoying the sixteenth wedding anniversary celebration for their charming hosts Paco and Lucia Rojas, devout Santeria practitioners who own the historic Botanica Rojas near MacArthur Park. But the small group of friends is left horrified and confused when the evening ends in tragedy.

Devastated by loss, Lucia, a Santeria priestess, blames the locals for the escalating crime in her beloved community. She casts a vengeful hex on the neighborhood, leading strangers and friends alike to dub her bruja--Spanish for witch--and turn on the elderly woman. Lucia may be in harm's way, and it's up to Liz and Nick to unravel a mysterious disappearance and solve a murder before more lives are lost...

Mind For Murder

Comments

52 comments posted.

Re: Bruja Brouhaha

I love the cover on this book, it seems appropriate.
(Kathleen Bianchi 8:34pm August 2, 2012)

Hi Rochelle, I've not read your Liz Cooper books but they
sound great & I'd love to win a copy of Bruja Brouhaha!
(
Kay Martinez 10:56am August 24, 2012)

I'm sure that writing these books have been quite the experience for you!! These books are something that are so different, so interesting, and so right up my alley!! I'm so glad that you took the time to write them!! I can't wait to get my hands on the first one and start reading it, and then start on the second one!! I have a Girlfriend that lives in New Orleans, and it's going to be a blast reading the book!! I also have a Cousin who lives outside of Los Angeles, and she dabbles in Tarot cards. She's actually quite good at it. This is really going to be a great way to wind up my Summer!! Thank you for giving me something to look forward to!!
(
Peggy Roberson 10:59am August 24, 2012)

Thanks for the opportunity, I think you just need to do things that make you happy and look at each day as an adventure vs just going through the motions.
(
Darci Paice 11:22am August 24, 2012)

Sounds like a good book, I'd love to read it.
(
Wilma Frana 11:44am August 24, 2012)

These books look brilliant! Its hard to find good reading
material these days. I cant wait to get my hands on a copy.
(
Candice Duffey 12:02pm August 24, 2012)

Hi Rochelle,

I have not read any of your Liz Cooper books either but they definitely sound facinating and I would love to read one.
(
Lori Yost 12:07pm August 24, 2012)

I am so looking forward to your new book & would love to win a copy. Thank you very much., Linda Riffe
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Linda Riffe 12:10pm August 24, 2012)

Interesting 'story behind the story'! I love it! I appreciate when authors make things as authentic as possible in their stories.

Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!
(
Susan Davco 12:16pm August 24, 2012)

This sounds really good and I love the occult angle it deals with! Thanks for the chance to win!
(
Angie Lilly 12:24pm August 24, 2012)

i cannot wait to read this one!
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Debbi Shaw 12:43pm August 24, 2012)

Great post! Sounds like a great story...can't wait to read it!
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Michele Hayes 12:47pm August 24, 2012)

I think Liz's new adventure sounds great! And what great research you've done! I imagine salsa lessons would be kind of fun!
(
Julie Holden 12:47pm August 24, 2012)

Thank you so much for giving away such a fantastic book. I know it is stellar!
(
Velma Greene 12:49pm August 24, 2012)

Interesting!Please enter me in your contest.
(
Anna Speed 1:14pm August 24, 2012)

I love your writing and would love to be able to win this book to add to my collection. Your investigations into the practices and stuff sounds like fun.

I just have to call some friends upstate and I get invited to visit on Wiccan holy days. I've learned a lot from them.
(
Nora-Adrienne Deret 1:14pm August 24, 2012)

I would love to read this book.
(
Heather Merlino 1:28pm August 24, 2012)

Sounds like a good one to curl up with after dark and read!
(
MaryEllen Hanneman 1:32pm August 24, 2012)

Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful comments! I truly hope you enjoy
reading Liz's adventures as much as I enjoy writing them :)
~Rochelle
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Rochelle Staab 1:47pm August 24, 2012)

The book covers caught my attention immediately. I'm like these look interesting. Reading your research details cinched it; I will be reading both books. Thank you for this opportunity.
(
Julie Polton 1:52pm August 24, 2012)

This sounds like quite an intriguing series- I hope that if I
don't win I'm able to find a copy at my library to begin
reading!
(
Ashley Kemp 1:55pm August 24, 2012)

Enjoyed your blog. Book sound like a great read.
(
Sheila True 2:26pm August 24, 2012)

I've been eying this one. I would love to be the lucky winner of your book. I enjoy relaxing with this type of mystery, it gives me a break from the intense stuff.
(
Karen Appleby 2:36pm August 24, 2012)

Really looking forward to winning...
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Diana Corlett 2:37pm August 24, 2012)

Wow!! It sounds like some of your research for your books could get dangerous. I hope that you will never have to use the things that you learned in your martial arts class.
(
Kathleen Yohanna 3:36pm August 24, 2012)

I Love The Title!! I would love to win this book!!
(
Charlotte Zimmerman 3:50pm August 24, 2012)

Sounds great! I just love cozy mysteries.
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MaryAnne Banks 4:02pm August 24, 2012)

Oh i judt this series!
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Nancy Gallagher 4:05pm August 24, 2012)

I always enjoy hearing about the research authors do for their books. It makes the book that much more fun to read!

Thanks for the contest!

Later,

Lynn
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Lynn Rettig 4:21pm August 24, 2012)

I love the combination of the spooky and the mundane world. Sounds like a fund read!
(
Lisa Elwood 5:17pm August 24, 2012)

Love it when authors mix real locations with their fictional people- gives such a sense of 'being there' for me. These sound like a lot of fun for reades.
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Nancy Gilliland 5:31pm August 24, 2012)

Loved reading how your own experiences are some of your research incorporated into your mysteries. Can't wait to read about Liz's adventures! These sound like fun books I'd really enjoy reading! Covers are breathtaking and very intriguing--love them!
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Linda Luinstra 5:37pm August 24, 2012)

Sounds really good!! I can't wait to start this series! Thanks for the chance to win!
(
Natasha Donohoo 5:42pm August 24, 2012)

Sounds like an interesting series! Would love to try it.
(
Debbie Burdeen 6:20pm August 24, 2012)

I've not read any of your books, but this looks like one I would not be able to put down!!
(
Joyce Bruner 7:23pm August 24, 2012)

Both books sound wonderful - adding them to my list!
(
Mary C 7:49pm August 24, 2012)

i would love too win please put my name in!!
(
Jennifer Beck 8:31pm August 24, 2012)

I read Who Do, Voodoo----and can hardly wait to read this next installment of Liz's adventures.
(
Sue Farrell 8:46pm August 24, 2012)

love your covers they get catch your eye and the excerpt draws you in
(
Patricia Kasner 9:19pm August 24, 2012)

These sound like my kind of books. Can't wait to read them. =]
(
Katie Wurn 9:26pm August 24, 2012)

Sounds great! Would love to read them. Have a great weekend everyone!
(
Vicki Hancock 9:58pm August 24, 2012)

I like the "she(we)" experiences! Makes you sound a bit schizophrenic....which I think many authors must be, LOL.
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Catherine Lee 10:05pm August 24, 2012)

Thanks for giving me a chance to win your books. Sounds great.
(
Linda Hall 11:48pm August 24, 2012)

These books look very interesting. Would love to win it.
(
Amy Milne 11:52pm August 24, 2012)

Your books sound like great fun.
(
Shirley Nienkark 3:23pm August 25, 2012)

I enjoyed your first book.
(
Sandy Giden 5:26pm August 25, 2012)

Seriously, you went into a Fortune Telling shop all by
yourself and they didn't speck English! Weren't you afraid
that you would wake up hours later sold to a white slaver?
We are so thankful you survived to tell (write)the tale!
(
Lisa Richards 7:04pm August 25, 2012)

Fascinating. The books all look so amazing.
(
Mary Preston 9:04pm August 25, 2012)

Well you have to reasearch to get the best writing done! I am sure your descriptions are so much better for it; you know the feel, the scent and the sound of a fortune telling shop as well as just the sight.
(
Clare O'Beara 5:23am August 26, 2012)

Sending big hugs to all who commented, thank you for this warm welcome!

I keep safety in mind while I'm exploring for research. I visited the botanica
early that Saturday morning, before 11am, with the (silly?) assumption criminals
and psychos sleep until noon. And I pay attention to my instincts. If a situation
feels fishy or 'off', I back away.
(
Rochelle Staab 1:51pm August 26, 2012)

Love a good mystery
(
Shirley Nienkark 3:38pm August 30, 2012)

Hi Rochelle. True story: I downloaded the Amazon Kindle sample for Who
do. Voodoo? And thought it was excellent! I ordered the paperback and
should have it in about 2 days. Brouhaha!!!
I love finding talented new-to-me authors!
(
Susan S 5:46pm August 31, 2012)

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