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Whiskey Rebellion: An Addison Holmes Mystery (Addison Holmes Mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Liliana Hart
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WHISKEY REBELLION: AN ADDISON HOLMES MYSTERY

My name is Addison Holmes, and I teach history at James Madison High School in Whiskey Bayou, Georgia. You might be under the assumption that my life went to the dogs when my fiancé left me at the altar for the home economics teacher, or when I got notice that my apartment building was going to be condemned, or even when I was desperate enough to strip to my unmentionables to earn some extra cash. The truth is that I'm pretty much used to disasters following me around on a daily basis, but I could have gone without finding my principal dead in the parking lot of a seedy gentlemen's club.

After the initial shock of finding my first dead body, which included throwing back shots of Jack Daniels like it was water, I decided to take stock of my life. I was in a desperate situation and if the school board ever found out I'd been a stripper, even a bad stripper, I'd be jobless as well as fiancé-less and homeless. Fortunately, I had a friend who felt sorry enough for me to give me a job doing some surveillance work at her detective agency. Not to mention the fact that I was now able to stick my nose into other people's business for a good cause, find a murderer, and pick up helpful tips from an incredibly attractive detective.

Come check out my story and be thankful your life is relatively normal.

Other Full-Length Titles by Liliana Hart
DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
ALL ABOUT EVE
PARADISE DISGUISED
CADE
WHISKEY SOUR
A DIRTY SHAME
What readers are saying:

Romancing the Book – “An entertaining, fun read.”

Romanceaholic Book Review – “This book is hysterical. It’s a true comedy of errors…A perfect summer read… lighthearted and funny”

Reader review at Barnes & Noble - ”I haven’t read a book this funny since the first few Janet Evanovich books… A definite recommendation for everyone.”


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About the Author

Liliana Hart spent five years teaching music in the public education system. She molded America’s youth, busted kids for smoking pot in the restrooms, and broke up illicit affairs behind the stage on a regular basis, so she finally decided to hang up her hat and let someone else have all the fun. (Liliana’s Addison Holmes Mystery Series, about a small town teacher who gets into a whole lot of trouble, is somewhat autobiographical, but she won’t confess to which parts). Liliana began reading romance novels with all her new found free time, and when she ran out of things to read, she decided to write her own novels. The result was a 150,000 word thriller--a dazzling adventure--where the heroine was a thirty-year-old virgin assassin (Yes, you read that right). She couldn’t imagine why people weren’t knocking down her door to read it, but she persevered and began writing a second book. She finally got the hang of things, and eventually learned that losing one’s virginity wasn’t all that romantic after all. All of her books involve some kind of suspense (she just can't help herself), laughter, and a lot of steamy sex. Since the failure of her first attempt, Liliana’s books have won awards such as: The Daphne Du Maurier, The Suzannah, The Linda Howard Award of Excellence, The Maggie, and many others. Her affiliations include Romance Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. Liliana loves to cook, and is addicted to reading, Internet Boggle, kickboxing, and Bones. She lives in a big, rambling house in Texas with a couple of cats to keep her company. She loves to get emails from readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1984 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147007169X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Liliana Hart (December 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053HWAWQ
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,846 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced and delightful December 8, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This offering from author, Liliana Hart, is a real charmer.

Engaging, quirky, and humorously cursed with bad luck, history teacher turned detective, Addison Holmes (not to be confused with Sherlock or Katie), has to roll with the punches as she solves the mystery of her high school principal's apparent murder in the alley behind a seedy strip club. But the principal's death proves to be only the tip of the investigative iceberg. There are more dead bodies in her future

Holmes is an exceedingly likeable character who manages to get herself into all sorts of unusual "situations." Hart's heroine smacks of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum or Lois Greiman's Chrissy McMullen. The plot moves along at a good clip. (If you read a lot, you can probably read this book in an afternoon.) And there are a number of "laugh out loud" moments throughout the book.

In all honestly, there were a few more proofreading issues than I would have preferred to see. But they weren't frequent enough or of great enough consequence to keep me from enjoying the read. It's well worth the $2.99 price tag.

I'd like to see Hart continue the Holmes series. As Evanovich winds down, writers like Hart and Greiman have proven that they can pick up the slack.

Delightful book, Ms. Hart.
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81 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously, just read it already October 25, 2011
Format:Paperback
Let me sum up the reviews for you: It's witty and clever. It's gripping and suspenseful. There's a bit of romance if that's your thing. There is literally something for everyone. Even the most casual reader will find a reason to keep the pages turning. Good stuff.
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52 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK! October 30, 2011
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LOVED this book! It was laugh out loud funny, but also kept me guessing til the very end. Perfect mixture of comedy and suspense! I can't wait for the next book to come out!
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read November 7, 2011
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Addison is a delight. Ms. Hart has constructed a well-developed plot with enough twists to keep me reading long past bedtime. I'll be looking for more books in this series as I'm especially interested in how Addison is going to grow as a character.
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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Started Well, But Went Downhill April 7, 2012
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I started out liking this book, but about half way through, it went downhill and never quite recovered. The humor in the first part of the book was quite a bit like watching some slapstick comedy. The heroine Addison Holmes was likable in the beginning, but as the story wore on, she became someone I grew to despise. She was definitely not someone I would like my own children to have had as a teacher. A preview of another book was at the end, but by then I had my fill of Ms. Hart's writing.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great summer read June 14, 2012
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If you want a book that is fun & quirky, with great characters, then Whiskey Rebellion is the book for you. Addison was a great heroine and her mother was a hoot who added wonderfully to the story. Addison might have been down on her luck, but she wasn't a quitter. This is a must read with humor and mystery. Can't wait for book two Whiskey Sour.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Time Waster November 29, 2013
By WatchMe
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I'm giving this book one star because there is no "no stars" option. To call this a comedy is ridiculous. What's funny about Addison? And how did someone so stupid get to be a teacher? Romance? A cop who, upon first meeting her, spends all his detecting time trying to get her into bed, with boring descriptions of her sexual bodily functions (i.e., wet panties, ugh!). Mystery? The only mystery is how this really inferior book made it to Amazon. I expected more discernment from a company in the book business. Well, it was free. And not worth that.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kuuipo April 15, 2012
By Kuuipo
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Loved it!!! humeruous with a touch of suspence with characters that will entertain till the very end. I cant wait for another Addison Holmes series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Whiskey Rebellion book 1
I liked the story and was pretty entertaining ,but this poor girl is an accident waiting to happen ,and it does . Read more
Published 49 minutes ago by Darrell Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Addison Holmes. P.I. Extraordinaire.
I think I have found a new author to worship.

I really enjoyed this first book in the Addison Holmes Mystery Series. Read more
Published 2 hours ago by Monique Cashmere
4.0 out of 5 stars great vacation read
Funny, silly and lots of action. Kept me reading even when there were other interesting things going on. And it made me laugh.
Published 2 days ago by Jennie L. Phipps
5.0 out of 5 stars i really enjoyed this book--I was surprised the author could write a...
i really enjoyed this book--I was surprised the author could write a book like this and I hope she keeps the series going. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Lori
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
It was entertaining. Felt a lot like a Stephanie Plum mystery.
Published 6 days ago by Pam
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Enjoyed
I love a good Southern cozy. There are always some oddball characters that are involved and everybody seems to know everybody's business. Read more
Published 7 days ago by AJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read love the storyline
Published 11 days ago by bethaney taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok
It was an ok book. Could of had more investigation and less almost sex scene. I like Addison's character and her crazy mom.
Published 15 days ago by gibsongirl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was such a fun read. Make me chuckle throughout.
Published 18 days ago by ocean floor
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and funny to boot.
I gave this book five stars for the entertainment value alone. From the description I thought the humor would be too over the top to believe so I waited a few weeks to read it. Read more
Published 22 days ago by kay pope
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More About the Author

Liliana Hart is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of more than twenty novels. She lives in Texas, but travels as much as possible so she doesn't have to deal with the heat.

Find out more about Liliana at www.lilianahart.com


25 THINGS ABOUT ME!


1.) I have a Coke first thing every morning instead of coffee.

2.) I try to read at least one book a day (when I'm not on deadline), sometimes two or three if I have the itch. Reading is one of my greatest pleasures.

3.) I decided to be a writer my freshman year of college. Which, of course, is why I majored in music and art history.

4.) I started writing my first book when I was eighteen. It was about a 30-year-old virgin assassin. Yes, you read that right. It's buried in the far corner of my closet.

5.) I didn't complete my first book until I was twenty-five, but I've written nineteen books since then. I'm 32.

6.) I love being a writer. It gives me an excuse to think about different ways to kill people and to take weird vacations for the tax deductions.

7.) I could eat macaroni and cheese every day. I love it! But my hips do not.

8.) I'm very slow to make new friends. I'm a pretty solitary person, so when you see me at booksignings and conventions, I'm completely out of my comfort zone, which is why it's so nice when I have readers come up and talk to me like they already know me. It puts me at ease.

9.) My favorite cities are: New Orleans, Louisiana--Dublin, Ireland--Vevey, Switzerland--Napa Valley, California

10.) I like Milk Duds more than I probably should. I'm sure one day it'll catch up to me.

11.) I love to travel. I'm perfectly content to wake up on a random morning and say, I'm going here today." And then I'll buy a plane ticket and pack a suitcase. There are still so many places I'd love to see.

12.) I spent a summer in Ireland when I was in college with a random family I'd never met or spoken to before. It was one of the bravest and most adventurous things I've done. A great experience.

13.) I hated high school. If I could go back and do it over I'd try to graduate early and get the heck out of there.

14.) I have a weakness for fast cars.

15.) I performed at Carnegie Hall when I was in college, and toured Europe with a percussion ensemble one summer.

16.) I spent four years in college majoring in Percussion. It is now completely useless since I'm writing books full time, but it does give me an advantage when playing Rock Band.

17.) I'm addicted to gaming. When I take vacations between books, a good part of the time goes to playing RPGs.

18.) The cleanest place I've ever been is Switzerland.

19.) I don't gamble. When I go to Vegas I spend my time at concerts and shows.

20.) Purple is my favorite color. Go Frogs! (TCU alum)

21.) I love a good mystery.

22.) I've had impacted wisdom teeth for years, but I have no desire to get them taken out.

23.) The Keurig is the best invention known to man. I love my English breakfast tea.

24.) I like to sit down in the shower. I'll often stick my Kindle in a plastic bag and read in there for an hour.

25.) I spend a lot of time thinking of ways to kill people, and I have a tendency to zone out in the middle of a conversation if it's a really good idea.

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