I enjoyed another great book by Adrienne. I love her voice and the predicaments she places her her characters in. I met Adrienne when she was a member of a critique group with me, She’s moved on and is now a multi-published author. Grab a copy of Dog Collar Couture and sit back and relax. It’s an enjoyable read. I give it five stars. Five gold stars.


Title:                            Dog Collar Couture

Series:                         Lucie Rizzo Mysteries

Authors:                      Adrienne Giordano

Release Date:              May 10, 2016

Publisher:                    SilverHart Publishing

Genre:                         Mystery

Buy Links:                    Amazon / iBooks / Barnes & Noble / Kobo


Book Summary:

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.


Dog Collar Couture – Excerpt 8 – May 17, 2016 

(Follow the tour to read a different part of the excerpt each day, as they are all part of Chapter One and in chronological order. You can find the list of blogs participating here:


“Speaking of, I found a peacock feather today. I left it on my desk at the office, but the colors are amazing. I was thinking we could do something with them.”

“Feathers! I love that idea.”

“Well, I was thinking more the colors of the feather, but if you want to play, go for it.”

“Oh, I’ll play. I can totally see those Ninja Bitches running around with feathers on their backs.”

“That’s what I thought! I swear we think with the same brain.”

At that Joey grunted and Lucie smacked him on the head.


“Knock it off,” Ro said. “Both of you.”


Leaving Ro to entertain Dad and Joey, Lucie headed upstairs for a quick shower before dinner and to call Tim. Detective O’Hottie, as Ro called him. Six feet one of muscle with the strawberry-blond hair and blue eyes inherent to Irish boys, Tim O’Brien had it going on.

And currently, he had it going on with Lucie.


USA 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.


Connect with Adrienne:  Website / Newsletter / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Street Team



There are two giveaways on this tour – one is a $20.00 Gift Card plus a Swag Pack from Adrienne and the second is a $20.00 Gift Card.
 Here’s the link to the giveaway:



I’m listing the stops, but mine and one more are all that’s left. All the others were earlier.

May 10, 2016

SOS Aloha

Long and Short Reviews

Romance Junkies

Recommended Romance


May 11, 2016

Harlie’s Books

Just The Write Stuff


May 12, 2016

Thoughts of a Blonde

The Book Beacon

Blogging By Liza


May 13, 2016

Cricket’s Chirps

Em & M Books


May 14, 2016

Lush Book Reviews

StoreyBook Reviews

Nicole’s Book Musings


May 15, 2016

Becky on Books

So Many Reads


May 16, 2016

Renee Entress’ Blog

The Romance Dish


May 17, 2016

C.K. Crouch

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty


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