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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Kirsten Weiss' THE ELEMENTAL DETECTIVE Blog Tour: Interview & Giveaway

Riga Hayworth, Book 1
October 24, 2011
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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Tarot, the Archetypes, Good Wine... and a Dog Named Dog.
When Riga Hayworth finds her new client dead, she smells a set up of metaphysical proportions. Now, to find a killer, Riga must travel from San Francisco to the underworld... and make it back alive.
Riga's client, Helen Baro, believes her husband is trying to kill her. One problem: her husband died in a car crash last year. Riga isn’t sure what to think. Is Helen mad? Is someone else trying to harm the woman? Or is this really a case of attempted murder from beyond the grave? But then Helen is found dead, leaving a strange haiku and tarot for a clue, and Riga is hurled into an investigation that threatens the detective and those she loves.
An urban fantasy based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Metaphysical Detective explores the power of the archetypes through the double lens of tarot and Greek mythology.


Riga Hayworth, Book 2
May 31, 2012
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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Where Alchemy, Demons, and Good Wine Collide... with a Lake Monster Named Tessie.
A psychic has been murdered in an occult ceremony and the police pay a visit to Riga Hayworth, metaphysical detective. But this time, she’s not a consultant on the case. She’s a suspect.
There’s a storm on the horizon.
Riga’s lost her magic and has come to Lake Tahoe to recover and spend quality time with her new love. But life for Riga is never that simple. A psychic’s been murdered, and the police believe Riga has a connection to the crime.
They’re right.
And if that’s not enough, Riga is drafted as the host of a reality TV show about the local lake monster, and her niece is rejecting her metaphysical abilities. Juggling demons, daimons, and angry tarot card readers, Riga must catch a killer before she becomes the next target.
The Alchemical Detective is an urban fantasy exploring the world of alchemy and the imagination.

Riga Hayworth, Book 3
October 19, 2012
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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A Fast-paced Urban Fantasy
When Riga Hayworth’s lover is arrested, she’s determined to unearth the truth, no matter the cost. But life - and death - get in the way.
All Riga wants is to clear the name of her almost-fiancée, Donovan Mosse. But a death faerie has other plans for her, and Riga is forced to protect a shaman with a house full of murderous relatives. The only way to stop this killer is to figure out who he, or she, is before the next strike. As the two cases become entangled, Riga must choose between facts and faith, and decide just how far she’s willing to go for love.
The Shamanic Detective is a paranormal mystery set in Lake Tahoe, exploring shamanism, the shadow, and the world of the fae.

Riga Hayworth, Book 4
Published by: Misterio Press
May 21, 2013
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
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Murder. The undead. Irritating relatives.
When Riga Hayworth finds a dead body in her bedroom, it’s par for the course. When the corpse drives off with her fiancée... That’s a problem.
Riga knows dead. More intimately than she’d like. So when a murdered photographer walks away from her pre-wedding party, she believes there’s necromancy afoot. And when she discovers that several of her wedding guests are under the influence of dark magic, she’s certain. But how can she catch a killer and stop a necromancer when even her nearest and dearest are lying to her?
Marrying romance, mystery, and the metaphysical, The Infernal Detective is a fast-paced urban fantasy, where nothing is quite as it seems, and magic lies just beyond the veil.
“A high-voltage, cleverly spun mystery, that I couldn't put down. Riga Hayworth is addictive.”
- Diana Orgain, Best-selling author of The Maternal Instincts Mysteries

Riga Hayworth, Book 5
Published by: Misterio Press
December 21, 2013
Genre: Adult, Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Mystery
Word Count: 70,647
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Mermaids, menehunes, and murder.
Riga Hayworth just wants to relax with her new husband on their Hawaiian honeymoon. But a body on a Kauai beach pulls them into a murder investigation, sending the supernatural world into an uproar.

When Riga detects traces of magic at a murder scene, she knows she can’t ignore the call. There’s necromancy afoot, and she must prepare for the battle to come. But can Riga fight the forces of nature? Or will they destroy her and everyone she loves?

Book five in the Riga Hayworth series of paranormal mystery novels, The Elemental Detective is a fun, fast-paced urban fantasy blending romance with the supernatural, and exploring the magic of Hawaii.

About Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss is the author of the Riga Hayworth paranormal mystery series: The Metaphysical Detective, The Alchemical Detective, The Shamanic Detective, The Infernal Detective, and The Elemental Detective.

Kirsten worked overseas for nearly fourteen years, in the fringes of the former USSR and deep in the Afghan war zone.  Her experiences abroad not only gave her glimpses into the darker side of human nature, but also sparked an interest in the effects of mysticism and mythology, and how both are woven into our daily lives.

Now based in San Mateo, CA, she writes paranormal mysteries, blending her experiences and imagination to create a vivid world of magic and mayhem.

Kirsten has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer reruns and drinking good wine. 
You can connect with Kirsten through the social media sites below, and if the mood strikes you, send her an e-mail at kirsten_weiss2001@yahoo.com

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Please welcome Elemental Detective author, Kirsten Weiss, who has joined us today for an interview.

What is your favorite part of the Riga Hayworth Series?

I love my main characters, and I like that they’re growing as the books progress. I get frustrated when characters do the same things over and over and over again.

If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?

Brigitte the gargoyle. She knows how to keep her head in a crisis, is never boring, and since she’s made of stone, I wouldn’t have to worry about her hogging the food and water.

What is your favorite book that you wrote?

I like The Elemental Detective, because Riga and her new husband get to work together crime solving for the first time. I was a bit nervous about writing it, because Riga usually acts alone. But the Riga-Donovan team was a blast to write.

What is your typical day like?    

I usually write in the morning, and try to hit 3,500 words by lunchtime. Then in the afternoon I can work on marketing and/or editing last month’s manuscript. (I like to set manuscripts aside for at least a month before I start editing, so I can look at them with fresh eyes).    
How do you overcome writer’s block?

I’ve found it helps to take some time before I write imagining what the scene will be. Once I’ve done that, the words come fairly smoothly. Well, they need to be edited over and over and over again later, but still, they come.

What do you prefer paperback, hardcover, or ebooks? 

I’m an ebooks convert. I never thought it would happen, because I love the smell and feel of books. But my shelves were just getting too darn crowded. And the instant gratification of downloading an ebook is addicting.

TOUR GIVEAWAY:  US Only please

Grand prize:   Riga's mini-magick kit (including spell paper, a quartz crystal, herbs for incense, and a candle) and a signed copy of The Elemental Detective.  

Second prize:  a purse charm plus e-copy of The Elemental Detective.  

Third prize:   an e-copy of The Elemental Detective. 

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