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Too Many Women in The Room by Joanne Guidoccio

Genre: Mystery
Source: Great Escapes
Rating: 4/5

The millionaire Gilda Greco has decided to be the silent parter of the new restaurant Xenia, but when the rehearsal dinner ends with a murder, she will have to rethink if becoming a murder suspect is worth the money she invested... Ready for a room full of potential killers?

He couldn’t believe he was following his wife’s advice. After twelve years of paying lip service to deep yoga breaths, mindfulness, and all the other New Age crap she espoused, he had finally found a use for it. His midnight run usually sorted out all the stress, but tonight was different. He still couldn’t shake the venom that had been directed his way.
To make matters worse, it had come from eight women, eight very different and very annoying women. He had bedded four, but right now he couldn’t imagine having sex with any of them. As for the untouched four, well, only one interested him, and it had nothing to do with her feminine wiles and everything to do with her healthy bank account.
He would have to take something to get through the night, something a lot stronger than his wife’s herbal teas. The remnants of an old Percocet prescription came to mind. Two capsules
might do the trick. The thought of a panacea, albeit a chemical one, calmed his racing thoughts.
A good night’s sleep would make a world of difference. And tomorrow, he would sort it out.
The light patter of feet distracted him. Definitely a woman’s gait. Her breath was even, neither shallow nor panting. Younger, maybe in her thirties. His pulse quickened, and a smile spread over his features. A welcome distraction. Just what he needed to erase the built-up stress. To hell with deep breathing, affirmations, and Percocet.

A womaniser has been killed by one of the women he shares the dinner with, all of them have a motive, who is the one that couldn't tolerate him any more? With so many secrets to hide, I was not surprised that the dinner ended with a victim!
In the beginning I was a little swamped by all the characters, too many information with just a few pages. This is the second book of the Gilda Greco series, you can read it as standalone, but you will be a little lost with all the family and friends connections, there are too many!
I liked very much Gilda's character, she always have resources and a positive mind.  And even if they had taken advantage of money before, she never stops trusting people, something we all must do! And let me tell you the truth, my favourite part of the book was when her aunties try to make a few enchantments to protect her, it was hilarious! 
I can't wait to read more of the Gilda adventures, and I am quite intrigued by her relation with the handsome detective Carlo, will they be able to repair the little problems they have? We'll see... 
If you like the cooking mysteries, this book is for you, and at the end there are a few recipes to enjoy at home, what else do you need?
In a room full of possible killers, who would be the one you suspect less?

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Here's a little excerpt from the author...

Affirmations for Writers

During my cancer journey, I read Louise Hay’s book, You Can Heal Your Life, and developed an interest in affirmations. 

What is an affirmation?

An affirmation states an outcome or truth you wish to impress upon your mind. While the affirmation doesn’t actually make things happen, it can raise your vibration so that you are more receptive to the desired outcome.

At first wary, I slowly warmed up to the topic and adopted several of Louise’s suggestions:

Every cell of my body radiates health.
I relax and let my body heal itself.
I lovingly do everything I can to assist my body in maintaining physical health.

I also liked using the following mantra-like affirmation from French psychologist Émile Coué de la Châtaigneraie:
Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better.

Having experienced success with these health-based affirmations, I decided to use this technique to help achieve my writing goals. And I wanted to create my own personal affirmations rather than piggy-backing on someone else’s success. 

Here are the affirmations I’ve used during the past nine years of my writing journey:

My words flow easily.
Each day, I write with confidence and enthusiasm.
I submit a manuscript that is well received by a publishing house.
I write 50,000 words of a first draft during the month of November.
Joyful and creative, I delight in inspiring and motivating others with my written work.

Tips for Writing and Using Affirmations

1. Use the first person and the present tense. 
2. Keep the affirmations brief and limited. Focus on one or two until you’ve incorporated them into your psyche.
3. Don’t sabotage yourself with an unrealistic goal. For example, “My book achieves best-seller status” is too much of a jump for an unpublished writer who is struggling with the first draft of her book. 
4. Practice your affirmations each day. You can say them first thing in the morning, while looking in the mirror, or while exercising. 

5. Write down your affirmations. You can stick them on your mirror or bulletin board, post them on your computer, or carry them in your purse or wallet.

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