Posted in excerpt, Giveaway, mystery, Spotlight on May 14, 2016


Dog Collar Couture

Title:                           Dog Collar Couture
Series:                        Lucie Rizzo Mysteries
Authors:                     Adrienne Giordano
Release Date:            May 10, 2016
Publisher:                  SilverHart Publishing
Genre:                        Mystery


Mafia princess turned canine couturier Lucie Rizzo knows dogs are woman’s best friend. Thanks to her fashion-forward four-legged clients, Lucie’s dog walking/designer pet accessory business is booming. And for once her love life isn’t far behind.

Lucie devotes her days to building the Coco Barknell brand, but her nights are all about roguishly sexy Tim O’Brien. At least they will be if she and Detective O’Hottie finally take their relationship to the next level. But bring an Irish cop home to her mobster father? Fuggetaboutit.

Lucie’s knack for finding trouble lands her in the doghouse—and on the six o’clock news. Someone’s absconded with a million-dollar piece of cinematic costume history, with Lucie the only witness to the crime. Not to mention the prime suspect. To clear her name, she’ll need an assist from her entire wacky crew: friends, family…and future (hopefully) lover.


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Dog Collar Couture – Excerpt 5 – May 14, 2016

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With the walk complete, Lucie gave Fin a good-bye smooch, hopped on her scooter and zipped off. Her day had run half an hour over schedule, and she needed to get home and get cleaned up for dinner.

It had been an interesting couple of months in the Rizzo household, what with Dad home from prison.

Early release for good behavior.

He’d done two years on a tax-evasion conviction, and in that time Lucie had been downsized out of her investment banking job and moved home with Joey and Mom.

Joey drove her insane with his big mouth and constant teasing, but he’d taken care of their mother while Dad was gone. Now, at 29 years old, he’d finally moved out. Which left Lucie and her mom in the minefield known as living with Joe Rizzo, Mob Boss.

But they were adjusting. All of them. Dad might have been having the hardest time. While he’d been gone, his wife had learned a little thing called independence. She’d also learned to tell him to “make his own damned dinner” once in a while.

By five fifteen Lucie walked in the front door of Chateau Rizzo. “Helloooo?” she called in her usual greeting. “I’m home.”

She stopped just inside the door and enjoyed the sensory overload of cooking meat and rich spices. Her mother made the best roast beef ever. And that was no exaggeration. Whatever the secret spice was, it gave the meat just enough of a kick. Lucie often threatened to sign her up for one of those cooking-show battles. Mom versus a famous chef. Mom and the roast would win. No doubt.

“Lucie!” Dad hollered.

About the Author

Giordano Author PhotoUSA Today bestselling author Adrienne Giordano writes romantic suspense and mystery.  She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her workaholic husband, sports obsessed son and Buddy the Wheaten Terrorist (Terrier). She is a co-founder of Romance University blog and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, a reading series dedicated to romantic fiction.


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