Natasha: It's our anniversary! The Domestic Diva Mysteries started at Thanksgiving.
Sophie: I won't soon forget that dinner. How often do you sit down to eat with a killer at the table?
Natasha: We should celebrate!
Sophie: We will. On Thanksgiving. And on the 25th and the 26th and -- there's a lot of celebrating going on this month.
Natasha: It happens every year. Why are you acting like it's different? I've finished my gift shopping. The house is decorated for Christmas, except for the tree, and I've baked my Christmas cookies. The only thing that remains is decorating Francie's house.
Sophie: Not that again! Francie hates it when you slip over there in the dark of night to hang lights and wreaths. She does her own decorating. Leave her alone.
Natasha: You have no holiday spirit. Probably because there's not a single sparkly decoration up yet in your house.
Sophie: Not true! I have loads of holiday spirit. And so do the other Killer Characters.
Natasha: Oh, them. Jaymie Leighton is the only one with decorations up.
Sophie: That's because they're all getting ready for the Have A Cozy Christmas Countdown. Now that's real holiday spirit!
Natasha: I should invite all the characters to my house for a holiday party.
Sophie: Yeah, why don't you do that? I'm sure they'll all want to come after that murder at your Halloween party.
Natasha: Must you bring that up at every opportunity? People should be in awe of my entertaining abilities but all they remember is the dead guy. Besides, all the characters have had their own problems with corpses. They're not exactly in a position to be critical of me.
Sophie: Well, maybe not for that, anyway.
Natasha: So how does it work again? Should my party have a book theme?
Sophie: How about a Have a Cozy Christmas theme?
Natasha: Cozy. Mmm. That's really not my style.
Sophie: You'd better hurry. The Have A Cozy Christmas Countdown starts November 26th.
Natasha: Can I enter? I've been wanting to read some of those books.
Sophie: No! You're ineligible. We want our readers to Have a Cozy Christmas so we're giving away a book every day until Christmas.
But you could still throw a party for the other characters.
Natasha: Do you think Dorothy Parker would come? She parties with some very chic and famous people! Do you think it's true that she makes gin in a bathtub?
Sophie: You'll have to ask her. In the meantime, help me spread the word about the Have a Cozy Christmas Countdown, will you?
Natasha: I have to do everything. Okay, how does it go?
Sophie: We want everyone to Have a Cozy Christmas so the Killer Characters are giving away a book a day from November 26th through December 25th. To enter all they have to do is leave a comment and come back the next day to find out if they won. It's that simple!