Character Interview: Marygene Brown (Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young) ~ #BookTour

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Hello and Welcome!

Today we have Marygene Brown from Southern Sass and a Battered Bride here today to talk with us.

Please introduce yourself to our audience?

Hi, y’all! I’m Marygene Brown and I along with my sister own and operate The Peach Diner located on a tiny little island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia called Peach Cove. We inherited the business my nanny started after my mama passed away a couple of years ago. Nanny always said The Peach saved the Brown family from becoming destitute and losing everything we had. I guess you could say food was the salvation for the women of the Brown family. We are foodies through and through.

What’s it like having your mother’s ghost around?

My mama, Clara Brown, has been tied to the island since the day she passed. She wasn’t what you’d call a pure heart in life, and now the powers that be force her to remain in limbo until she makes amends in order to cross through the pearly gates. Having Mama around complicates a lot of things. Whenever anything out of the ordinary transpires, I’m on edge until it turns out not to involve me. On the other hand, the predicament has afforded us time to work through our troubles and have a healthier relationship. If having a relationship with a dead person could be healthy.

Tell us a bit about your best friend Betsy?

Betsy is my ride-or-die BFF. Betsy Myers is a unique character who, by some folks’ standards, is an acquired taste. To her friends, she is larger than life. Boisterous, completely outspoken, with a generous spirit and a heart of gold. I couldn’t imagine life without her.

What are some of the challenges you are going through?

The best way to explain my troubles is to set the stage for you. *Deep breath* Here it goes.

The wedding party seemed to be lining up for pictures, and the guests were starting to corral near the tent. When I got inside, my crew was nowhere to be seen. I could see Paul through the window on the opposite side of the tent. I searched for my staff and nodded approvingly when I walked around the first few tables with beautifully lit candles positioned around the pink Stargazer centerpiece. From here, the wedding cake appeared to be holding up nicely. I moved closer.

My smile faltered, and I squeaked in surprise.

My hand went to my parted lips.

On the floor in front of the wedding cake table lay Lucy, covered in what could only be funnel cake batter . . .

And that’s how my day from hell began.

Last, how do you feel about your author and the events that she has happening to you in your book Southern Sass and a Battered Bride?

I suppose I’d have to ponder that particular question to articulate a lengthy answer. Off the cuff, I’d say, my life is exciting. I have a wonderful group of friends, and I have a second chance with my mama. And a potentially an exciting new love interest. All that coupled with the knowledge that I’m going to be okay, I’ll go with, she and I are good.

Marygene thank you for visiting Angel’s Guilty Pleasures and speaking with me today.


Southern Sass and a Battered Bride
(Marygene Brown Mystery #3)
by Kate Young
Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Kensington (April 27, 2021)
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
ISBN-10: 1496721497
ISBN-13: 978-1496721495
Digital ASIN : B08F2WNNPQ

At a murder mystery–themed wedding reception on Georgia’s picturesque Peach Cove Island, the bride is doing an awfully good job playing dead . . .

Marygene Brown always figured she’d marry her childhood sweetheart, Alex Myers, not cater his wedding. But the Peach Diner could use the exposure. Most of the island is showing up—although more for the role-playing murder game at the reception than for the widely loathed bridezilla, Lucy Carmichael. Marygene may have to smile through the festivities, but Mama doesn’t have to hold her peace—especially since only Marygene can hear her mother’s ghost. Mama says she sees an aura of darkness around the wedding.

So when Marygene finds Lucy lying beside the wedding cake, buried in batter, with no pulse, it looks like Mama called it. This is no game. And when the bride’s body simply vanishes, it’s up to Marygene and her best friend Betsy (cousin to the groom and no fan of the bride) to solve a real-life mystery—with a little help from Mama’s sassy spirit . . .

Includes Seven Recipes from Marygene’s Kitchen!

Purchase Links: AmazonB&NKoboIndieBound


Kate Young writes Southern mystery novels. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Guppy Chapter. Kate lives in a small town in Georgia with her husband, three kids, and Shih Tzu. When she is not writing her own books, she’s reading or cooking.

Author Links: WebsiteFacebookTwitterGoodReadsBookBub


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(1) U.S. CANADA – An autographed copy of all three books in the series. Southern Sass and Killer Cravings, Southern Sass and a Crispy Corpse, and Southern Sass and a Battered Bride.

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

7 comments on “Character Interview: Marygene Brown (Southern Sass and a Battered Bride by Kate Young) ~ #BookTour

  1. What a fun post! Thanks for sharing.
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  2. I love the cover! The colors are amazing!

  3. This sounds like one that I could really get into reading.

  4. Sounds great. I like the cover

  5. What an intriguing cozy mystery! Great cover too.

  6. Sounds like a good book.

  7. Sounds like a great book, I like mysteries. Great cover!