Thursday, May 6, 2021

Pint Of No Return - Book Excerpts for fun!

Pint of No Return Epic Book Launch



About the Book

Book:  Pint of No Return

Author: Dana Mentink

Genre: Cozy Mystery

Release date: May 25, 2021

The first in new dessert cozy mystery series! A murder in town is bound to shake things up…

After her divorce from her thrice-married embezzler husband, Trinidad Jones is finally ready for a fresh start. So when she’s left one of ex’s businesses in Upper Sprocket, Oregon, she decides to pack up her dog, cash in her settlement, and open her dream business: the Shimmy and Shake Shop, introducing the world to her monster milkshakes. And even with a couple sticky situations underway, namely that the other two ex-wives also call Sprocket home, Trinidad’s life seems to be churning along smoothly.

That is, until she discovers her neighbor, the Popcorn King, head down in his giant popcorn kettle. When one of Trinidad’s fellow ex-wives is accused of the murder and Upper Sprocket descends into mayhem, it’s going to take a supersized scoop of courage to flush out the killer.




Pint of No Return Excerpt Five

Moving to the tiny east Oregon town of Upper Sprocket, hometown of her cheating ex-husband Gabe Bigley and his two other ex-wives, was her most mortifying life decision to date. At age thirty-six, she should have been settled, married, and raising a family, not jumping into a highly risky entrepreneurial endeavor in her ex-husband’s hometown, no less. Funny how pride took a backseat to survival. The faster her money ran out, the more palatable the notion of taking over the building Gabe had deeded her on his way to jail became. 


Her grandfather, Papa Luis, used every derogatory word in his Cuban Spanish arsenal to convince her that Gabe “The Hooligan” Bigley should be obliterated from her mind, and moving back to Miami with him and her mother was the prudent choice. He was probably correct, but here she was in Sprocket anyway. 


Now ‘Gabe’s Hot Dogs’, a store Gabe had never actually helped run, was being reborn as The Shimmy and Shake Shop and it was going to be the most successful establishment in the entire Pacific Northwest if it killed her.



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Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner, a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and a Holt Medallion winner. She is the Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of over forty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense, Harvest House, and Poisoned Pen Press. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade. Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, teen bear cubs affectionately nicknamed Yogi and Boo Boo, Junie, the nutty terrier, and a chubby box turtle. You can connect with Dana via her website at, on Facebook, YouTube (Author Dana Mentink) and Instagram (dana_mentink.)

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