Hostage to Fortune: A Tea and Tarot Cozy Mysteryby Kirsten Weiss

About Hostage to Fortune

Cozy Mystery 
2nd in Series 
Publisher: Misterio Press (May 21, 2020) 
Number of Pages: 250 
Digital ASIN: B0858V8YJC
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.

Recipe: Hawthorn and Elderberry Tea

Many of our guests at Beanblossom’s Tea and Tarot have asked about our Hawthorn-Elderberry tea. You can buy it in our tearoom, but if you’d like to make it yourself, we’re happy to share the recipe for this tart herbal tea. It’s not only bursting with immune-boosting antioxidant goodness, it also tastes delicious. And it’s super easy to prepare:
  • 1 part dried hawthorn berries (not powdered)
  • 1 part dried elderberries (not powdered)
  • 1 part dried rosehips (not powdered)
Note: When mixing teas, measurements are typically given as “parts.” A “part” could be a teaspoon, a cup, a bucket… whatever! As long as you keep the measurements proportional, it all works.
Directions: Boil water. Pour into cup. Steep 1 tsp. for 8-10 minutes.
This fruity and refreshing drink is excellent with honey and makes a great summer iced tea as well.
Don’t believe me? Be sure to stop by our tearoom and try a cup, a Tarot reading, and our new mini lemon bundt cakes! Introductory Tarot readings are 20% off. 

About Kirsten Weiss

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, CO, 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
Feel free to follow her on Twitter @KirstenWeiss, on Tumblr at kweiss01, on Pinterest at KirstenWeiss, or on Bookbub, get in touch on Facebook, post a picture of this book to Instagram and tag her @kirstenweissauthor, or send her an email. She’ll answer you personally…which may be a good or a bad thing, depending on your perspective.

Author Links 
Twitter: @KirstenWeiss 
Instagram: @KirstenWeissAuthor 
Book Series: Sensibility Grey Steampunk Suspense, Tea and Tarot cozy mysteries, the Pie Town cozy mysteries, the Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum cozy mysteries, the Doyle Witch and Doyle Cozy mystery novels, the Riga Hayworth paranormal mysteries.

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