Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nicky & Noah Mystery Series by @JoeCosen #REVIEW #AUDIO #SERIESSUNDAY

Drama Queen, Joe Cosentino
Nicky & Noah Mystery #1
It could be curtains for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodies popping up all over campus, Nicky must use his drama skills to figure out who is playing the role of murderer before it is lights out for Nicky and his colleagues. Complicating matters is Nicky's huge crush on Noah Oliver, a gorgeous assistant professor in his department, who may or may not be involved with a cocky graduate assistant...and is also the top suspect for the murders! You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino's fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat, delightfully entertaining novel. Curtain up!

REVIEW:
If Clue had taken place on a college campus it would have been Drama Queen. This was a fun, campy, sexy romp.

When Nicky and Noah are asked to play Sherlock and Watson by their department head to get to the bottom of the murders taking place in the drama dept, it gives Nicky the alone time he craves with the sexy younger professor. If it wasn't for the dead bodies popping up everywhere it would be the perfect seduction scene.

I liked the story  and the murder was not obvious at all, but for me the narration was a bit stilted. This was my first book by narrator Michael Gilboe and it was just ok for me.

RATING: 3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by the author.

Drama Muscle
Nicky & Noah Mystery #2
It could be lights out for college theatre professor Nicky Abbondanza. With dead bodybuilders popping up on campus, Nicky, and his favorite colleague/life partner Noah Oliver, must use their drama skills to figure out who is taking down pumped up musclemen in the Physical Education building before it is curtain down for Nicky and Noah. Complicating matters is a visit from Noah’s parents from Wisconsin, and Nicky’s suspicion that Noah may be hiding more than a cut, smooth body.

You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, side-splittingly funny, edge-of-your-seat entertaining second novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and weights up!


REVIEW:
The Students are dropping like flies again but this time it's the Physical Education department. So how did Nicky and Noah end up in the middle of all the bodies once again?

Nicky and Noah are asked to help bring some flair to the annual bodybuilding competition on campus, which is great, except for the dead bodies piling up again. With an abundance of interesting, crazy suspects the couple have their hands full trying to find the killer...all while dealing with personal issue in their relationship.

The addition of Noah's parents made this book for me. They were hilarious! While the mystery's conclusion was a little more obvious in this story the narration by Chip Hurley was much smoother and made the listen much more enjoyable for me.

RATING: 4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries This book was given to us by the author.



COMING SOON:
Drama Cruise - Nicky & Noah Mystery #3
Theater professors and couple, Nicky Abbondanza and Noah Oliver, are going overboard as usual, but this time on an Alaskan cruise, where dead college theater professors are popping up everywhere from the swimming pool to the captain’s table. Further complicating matters are Nicky’s and Noah’s parents as surprise cruise passengers, and Nicky’s assignment to direct a murder mystery dinner theater show onboard ship. Nicky and Noah will need to use their drama skills to figure out who is bringing the curtain down on vacationers before it is lights out for the handsome couple. You will be applauding and shouting Bravo for Joe Cosentino’s fast-paced, ribald, edge-of-your-seat entertaining third novel in this delightful series. Curtain up and ship ahoy!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bestselling author Joe Cosentino was voted Favorite Mystery, Humorous, and Contemporary Author of 2015 by the readers of Divine Magazine for Drama Queen. He also wrote the other novels in the Nicky and Noah mystery series: Drama Muscle and Drama Cruise (Lethe Press); In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, A Home for the Holidays, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland (Dreamspinner Press); Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out Cozzi Cove series (NineStar Press); Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press) Jana Lane mysteries; and The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (Eldridge Plays and Musicals). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Head of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and is happily married. Joe was voted 2nd Place for Best MM Author of the Year in Divine Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2015, and has won many Rainbow Award Honorable mentions including for Drama Muscle. Upcoming novels are Drama Luau (fourth Nicky and Noah mystery) and Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings (fourth Cozzi Cove beach novel, NineStar Press).
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