Risky Whiskey

· Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries Book 1 · Velvet Petal Press
41 reviews

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Stirring up trouble in New Orleans...


Eager to shake up her drinks and her life, mixologist Pepper Revelle jumps at an invitation to join the elite Bohemia Bartenders. Leader Neil thinks she’ll be the perfect advance gal for his team at a colorful cocktail convention in her hometown of New Orleans, but the job turns out to be more bananas than a drunk monkey. Setting up the key tasting for their distiller client, she and Neil discover their whiskey has gone dangerously bad. But how? And was this shocking poisoning more than an accident?


As Pepper and Neil try to figure out what happened, keep the drinks flowing and help distiller Dash Reynolds survive the weekend, they find themselves the target of increasingly scary attacks. Maybe it’s the danger, or maybe it’s the drinks, but Pepper also can’t help an inconvenient attraction to cocktail nerd Neil as they stir up trouble and try to figure out who’s out to get them — before they’re sliced and squeezed like a lemon twist in a Sazerac.


Risky Whiskey is the first book in the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries, funny whodunits with a dash of romance set in a convivial collective of cocktail lovers, eccentrics and mixologists. These quasi-cozy culinary comedies contain a hint of heat, a splash of cursing and shots of laughter, served over hand-carved ice.


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41 reviews
Nancy McDonald
July 21, 2020
I loved how the building suspense and sexual tension plays throughout the book. The author does a wonderful job of getting and keeping your attention throughout the book. I can hardly wait until the next book in the series is released. Kayanne, AKA “Pepper’ had been asked to join the “The Bohemian Bartenders” who a group of bartenders who work at the Bohemian Bar in Bohemia and are attending “Cocktailia”, a mixology completion in the big easy. She was so excited to attend, especially since she was going to work with Neil, an award winning mixologist. They would be showcasing Dash’s Bourbon and Rye whiskey that he made at his distillery in Bohemia. When Pepper was sent to retrieve several cases of the whiskey and Bourbon she finds Barnie a dear friend of Dash’s family unresponsive on the floor of his room, with an empty bourbon bottle next to him. Barnie is rushed to the hospital, leaving them all with questions as to whom would poison the liquor and which could have led to many people being poisoned by the tainted liquor the tampering of it had it not been found out before the competition started. Pepper finds a cryptic note taped to her Hotel room door, warning her to distance herself from the investigation of who would poison the Bourbon. The storyline has multiple; twists and turns, different suspects for the crime appear, only to for it to be discovered that they probably weren’t involved. Only as you get to the end of the story that the unbelievable identity of the mastermind is revealed.
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Pam Wilde
June 11, 2023
excellent read. it was fun, and intriguing. I couldn't put it down. Pepper is a great character, I loved her. can't wait to read the rest of the series.
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Phil Strobl
May 20, 2023
cool . . . . . . . need an ending, thoughj, not a cliff hanger. Has do be some concolusion..
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About the author

Lucy Lakestone is an award-winning author who lives on Florida’s east central coast, among the towns that serve as an inspiration for the hot romances of her Bohemia Beach Series and the jumping-off point for the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries. She’s been a journalist, photographer, editor and video producer but prefers living in her imagination, where the moon is full and the cocktails are divine.

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