Monday, February 4, 2013

TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE


TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE comes out tomorrow!!


From To Brie or not To Brie
By Charlotte Bessette for author Avery Aames


Ssh. It's a secret, but I talk to my author and she talks back. Don't tell too many people because they might think, you know...slightly crazy...she's not, promise. But we do chat about stories, possibilities, dreams. Sometimes she just wants to know what's going on in my life. She wants to know how I'm feeling about the littlest things, like am I worried about the twins moving out of the house. Okay, perhaps that isn't a little thing. In fact, it's huge. Yes, I'm going to miss them desperately. We've grown so close. I worry that they'll forget about the times we retreat to the attic to read. Or the times we bake cookies or make pizza. My author assures me they won't forget me. How she can possibly know such a thing is amazing to me. It's as if she could see into the future.
Then, at other times, we'll discuss cheese. I'm so knowledgeable, she tells me. My grandfather is the most knowledgeable, I remind her, but my author doesn't know as much as I do, so she is always checking with me about certain cheeses, whether they're in season, whether they might taste good with this or that. I like sharing what I've learned with others. I'm glad she asks my opinion.

And then there are times she needs to simply pace the house and have me listen to her. I do, but inside I'm laughing.  I mean, she asks me questions and answers them herself. "What is Charlotte doing now?" she says, as if I'm not in the room. "Will she marry Jordan?" Ha! What do you think? I know, but do you think I'll tell her when I've been told to keep quiet? "How is Charlotte going to tell Urso that she's been investigating?" To tell you the truth, I don't think I should ever tell our illustrious chief of police anything. He gets so easily bent out of shape at me. Not that it's my fault. He's the one who fell for me. I didn't lead him on. I adore him, don't get me wrong, but we're not right for each other. I do wish he would find someone who appreciated him. He's pretty special, crusty or not.

Sometimes my author asks which story should be told and when. I suggested that she consider covering the upcoming wedding. Not mine. My cousin's to my best pal Meredith. [That's why the twins will be moving out.] My author thought writing about a wedding was a great idea. How was I to know that there would be another murder at the same time? I thought I was giving her a lovely story to write. I thought it would be romantic and filled with positive moments. Big oops!

Have you ever talked someone into something and then regretted even getting involved?

My author hinted that I might be able to give away A CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY to one of the commenters today. So chime in and leave your name so she can contact you, okay?

Say Cheese!


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The 4th in A Cheese Shop Mystery series: 
TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE
coming February 5, 2013.

You can pre-order the book HERE. 
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Also, you probably know by now about my alter ego,
DARYL WOOD GERBER...and her new series
A COOKBOOK NOOK MYSTERY series
debuts July 2013

"Like" Daryl's page on Facebook and "follow" Daryl on Twitter.
"She" doesn't say all the same things "Avery" does. Promise.

Say cheese!

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39 comments:

  1. I enjoy reading about Charlotte, her family and adventures. Looking forward to "To Brie or Not to Brie".

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  2. Congrats on your upcoming book release tomorrow. "To Brie or Not to Brie" is a good read.

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  3. I preordered the book and am eagerly waiting!

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  4. Please enter me.

    Erin
    eparker@arkwest.com

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  5. Elaine, Ikle, and Dru, thank you for chiming in!

    Hey, did you all read the lovely review Dru gave the book? My author thanks you! :)

    Charlotte (for Avery)

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  6. Sounds like a really great read, I would love to win and read.
    I do like talking people into situations, it always turns out not so good.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Sure I love to talk people into things and then I cross my fingers. I would say it comes out 50/50 on the results...LOL...Would love to read the new book, thanks lsscarchuk@att.net

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  8. "Have you ever talked someone into something and then regretted even getting involved?" I'm sure I have because I tend to offer advice. I know I've involved myself in other peoples situations and regretted it. Lisa tiggedy2@aol.com

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  9. I don't like to talk anyone into anything because if it doesn't work out right they will blame you.
    Congrats on the release. Please enter me in the giveaway, thank you.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. There are a few events that I regret for talking my friends into going too. Way to much money spent on tickets and traveling only to have the event turn out to be a waste of time. But I know that my friends still love me anyways because they still go with my to events that aren't on the top of their list.

    Robin (dot) nichole79 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. I can't wait until tomorrow for To Brie or not to Brie it feels like forever since I've caught up on what's going on in the cheese world. lol I just love learning new things about cheese and this is a great way to learn while being enthralled in a great mystery at the same time.

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  12. Erin and Marjorie, you're entered! Nice to see you here.

    Charlotte (for Avery)

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  13. LS, I laughed. You like to talk people into things. You're a fixer, like me.

    Charlotte Bessette (for Avery)

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  14. Lisa and Ingeborg, you're right. You can get blamed. Not fun at all. But hopefully things turn out right. :)

    Robin, the event thing. I agree. Sometimes you say, "C'mon, let's go, it'll be fun," and then they have a horrible time. Ugh. I feel so guilty then.

    Charlotte for Avery

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  15. Lynn, I'm so glad you're enjoying the books!!! Thanks for the nice compliment.

    Avery (for herself)

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  16. This sounds like a really fun series . . . and I love when the characters talk to their authors! Those are usually the BEST books. I would love to win a copy and check it out! (Of course, if it's as good as it sounds, then I'll have to go buy the rest of the series. My poor husband . . .) Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. I'll recommend a service company if I'm asked but I won't talk anyone into using them. That way it's their choice.

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  18. I like this cover, the colors are eye catching. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. Would love to be there to hear one of those conversations! :-)

    cyderryATyahooDOTcom
    Chèli
    http://chelisshelves.blogspot.com

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  20. Amy, glad you like when characters talk to authors. So many of us do it. Our authors don't seem to mind. At least, I don't think so. LOL

    Sandy, I understand about the service company. That is always appreciated. Word of mouth. So important.

    Wendy, thanks about the cover. I'm very pleased with the cover. Avery likes it, too.

    Cheli, pretty name. Those conversations are pretty private. I mean, really, I don't want to give away trade secrets, right? LOL But they can get lively.

    Best to all,

    Charlotte (for Avery)

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  21. I am just starting to know about your books. I look forward to spending countless hours reading them! The newest title really intrigues me, To Brie or not to Brie!

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    1. I am usually the one being talked into things.

      This is a great series. I introduced my sister to it, and she keeps asking when there will be a new book. Happily, I can tell her, soon.

      lynettek51(at) yahoo( dot) com

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    2. April and Ilk 10, so glad you like the title and can't wait to read them. Whee! I know my author will be very pleased. :)

      Charlotte (for Avery)

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  22. I try not to talk people into things for just that reason - the guilt would kill me if I thought I steered them wrong. I hope Charlotte didn't convince someone to do something she regrets!

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    1. Susie, I don't think I'll convince someone to do something she regrets. I'm not that powerful. :) But isn't it interesting the influence our good friends and family can have?

      Charlotte

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  23. Looking forward to reading more in this series! Anxiously awaiting "To Brie or Not To Brie". Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    luvs2read4fun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Dear Avery/Daryl, It is a pleasure to leave a comment.
    Your wit is such fun. I look forward to another cheesey story!

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    1. Libby, thank you so much. I'm thrilled you like my wit. At times I feel I'm losing the plural version...(wits) LOL

      Avery

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  25. Love this series= love the cheese tidbits that are shared in the book-
    drakebdog@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Samantha. I love tasting the cheese tidbits. LOL

      Avery

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  26. Of course with my children. Time to let them figure out things on their own. They do better. Sandy Smith

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    1. Sandy, I know what you mean. It's hard not to "tell" children what to do. We have so much more wisdom. But letting them learn on their own is best. Wise woman.

      Best to all,

      Charlotte Bessette (for Avery)

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  27. The book sounds awesome!

    I think there has been a few times when I've tried to help out & later wished I would have left it alone

    MinDaf @ Aol.com

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  28. I tend to just stay out of other people's business. It's just not worth it.

    TO BRIE OR NOT TO BRIE looks just wonderful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  29. Crystal and Mary, wise advice. Lust leave it alone. It's not worth it. Hmmm. I may have some learning to do.

    ~Charlotte, who really is trying to learn from all this good advice (for Avery)

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  30. I am the eldest of 6 children, plus we had 14 foster kids in & out of our home as I was growing up so you can imagine that I might have been a teensy bit bossy. I will admit that I enjoy handing out advice (...and that I'm not so great at taking it) so I suppose you could say that I might have talked some younger siblings into following me on an adventure or three. Somehow, my mother always knew whose shoulders to lay the blame on, and rightly so. I took my lumps whenever necessary (which was alot since I used to be a bit of a wild child if I do say so myself). Nowadays, I have my own son and let me tell you, he keeps me on my toes. Now if I could just talk him into a decent bedtime....ah such is life! Thanks for the great giveaway ~ I can't wait to read ALL of your cheese shop mysteries and the cookbook series sounds wonderful too!
    londonandlisa@gmail.com

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  31. I'm always sticking my foot in my mouth---like talking somebody into joining the golf league only to find out that they are a terrible golfer and drive everybody crazy talking.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. Dark and Stormy Night, so good to hear from you. Wild child. Love 'em. And bossy? With the family you grew up in? Got it! Wow, the stories you must be able to tell.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Avery

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