Vacant by Alex Hughes – Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway!


Today we are excited to be involved in the blog tour for Alex Hughes’s Vacant, book four in her Mindspace Investigation series! For a full list of all the blogs participating in the tour, please click on the banner above, and be sure to stop by later in the day for Willow’s review of Vacant. In the meantime, we’d like to tell you a little bit about the book, the scavenger hunt, and what you can win by having stopped by our blog today, murr!


Publisher: RoC

Release Date: December 2, 2014

Series: Mindspace Investigation #4

Nothing ruins a romantic evening like a brawl with lowlifes—especially when one of them later turns up dead and my date, Detective Isabella Cherabino, is the #1 suspect. My history with the Atlanta PD on both sides of the law makes me an unreliable witness, so while Cherabino is suspended, I’m paying my bills by taking an FBI gig.

I’ve been hired to play telepathic bodyguard for Tommy, the ten-year-old son of a superior court judge in Savannah presiding over the murder trial of a mob-connected mogul. After an attempt on the kid’s life, the Feds believe he’s been targeted by the businessman’s “associates.”

Turns out, Tommy’s a nascent telepath, so I’m trying to help him get a handle on his Ability. But it doesn’t take a mind reader to see that there’s something going on with this kid’s parents that’s stressing him out more than a death threat…

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Other Books in the Series

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Scavenger Hunt Details:

Alex has devised a fun Clue inspired scavenger hunt as part of the tour. To get your Check Off List, please visit HERE!

How To Play

Just like the classic game of CLUE, your job is to try to determine WHO committed a crime, in what SETTING, and with what WEAPON.

In our game to celebrate the release of VACANT, most of the clues will relate to the Mindspace Investigations world and characters.

At participating blog tour stops, you’ll find clues, clearly marked, that you can cross those off your checklist. At the end of the blog tour, you should be able to see who/where/what the culprit is by which items on your list are remaining. to be clear, the clues you FIND are not going to be the winning guesses… you’re trying to determine what is left at the end of the game.


Starting on December 20th, there will be a rafflecopter entry form here on this blog to make your guess. A grand prize winner will be chosen randomly from the correct entries after the blog tour is over, on December 24th. What’s the prize, you ask?

Winner gets a $25 gift card to Barnes & Noble, a signed copy of Marked, and a character from a future book named after him/her.

Be sure to check each participating blog on the tour for interviews, guest posts, excerpts, reviews, individual blog prizes (all sorts of Mindspace Investigations goodies) and, of course, the clues!!

About the Author:


Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc, has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. Her short fiction has been published in several markets including EveryDay Fiction, Thunder on the Battlefield and White Cat Magazine. She is an avid cook and foodie, a trivia buff, and a science geek, and loves to talk about neuroscience, the Food Network, and writing craft—but not necessarily all at the same time! For all the latest news and free short stories, join Alex’s email list at

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One lucky winner will get a chance to win a Paperback copy of Clean, book #1 in the Mindscape Investigation series! To enter, fill out the Google Doc form below and we’ll select a winner on December 24th using Good luck to everyone who enters, murr!


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