Saturday, June 7, 2014

I KNOW A SECRET!



 By Molly Mathews from the Ashton Corners Book Club   
      Mysteries by Erika Chase




They say, there’s no such thing as a deep dark secret. Someone always tells.  But I don’t believe that’s true. I have many a secret tucked away, deep down inside, and they are never seeing the light of day. It's a matter of trust and honor. 

Way back in second grade, Tessa Burger told me who she’d seen stepping out with old Miz Dolly, and I never did share that with a soul. Not that it matters now. Miz Dolly, bless her soul, passed many years ago and she never did remarry. But I still won’t tell.

I think I collected the most secrets though when I was a freshman in high school. That’s when all the gals like to gossip and make like they know everything that's going on. I probably told my share, but they originated with me. They weren’t second-hand information I was passing along. 

Sometimes, secrets can end up being buried so long, that evil starts sprouting up. That can lead to lives being torn apart, betrayal, and even murder. It seems that whenever there’s a body, there’s also someone with a secret.

Now, I have a new secret and the only person I’ve shared it with is Bob Miller, for reasons that will become quite clear if you read Cover Story. This is a good secret, I’m happy to say and that’s the best kind. And when it’s time, I’ll be delighted to share it with everyone. Enough with the murder and mayhem!

Are you carrying someone’s secret with you? Can you tell…or is it still a secret?



Summer is here! During June and July, we’re having a Cozy Days of summer Giveaway! There will be a winner every day. You could win a book or some swag. Just leave a comment before midnight and be entered in that day’s draw! What are you waiting for…leave your comment now!


 

COVER STORY, the third in the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries 
is now available!

 Also available are READ AND BURIED and, A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery)

Coming August 2014, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL

Visit Erika at www.erikachase.com 
Love to hear from you on my Facebook author page and
onTwitter  @erika_chase. 

52 comments:

  1. Just got read and buried to read next week. Would love to win this one to continue the series

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  2. Oh, I still keep a few secrets, and I totally agree that it is a matter of trust and honor. Thinking about this takes me back to childhood when we would talk so earnestly in hushed tones and pinky swear and cross fingers and hope to die over the nig secrets. Ah, good times.

    michstjame@gmail.com

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  3. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. I need to put your series on my list to read.

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  5. Don't enter me, but this is a good series if you haven't already read it yet.

    ~Dru Ann

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  6. This looks like a good series

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  7. I have been told secrets and not told them to any one else, because it is just the best thing to do. Looking forward to reading this series.

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  8. I don't have any good secrets. Almost no one can keep a secret, not even the person who tells you their secret!! They can't even keep it in!!

    Lauigl[at]carolina[dot]rr[dot]com

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  9. I really enjoy this series. I think the only true secrets are the ones that no one ever knows.

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  10. I am still keeping secrets. Mostly because I really don't remember the secrets anymore. ;)

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  11. This is such a fun series! I'm looking forward to reading this newest installment. As for secrets, we all have at least one or two, don't we? But I'll never tell . . .

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  12. Would love to win, thanks for the giveaway

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  13. I can't say that I know any secrets, but that's the good thing about me, I have a poor memory so if I'm told a secret I immediately forget it. LOL. Actually I'm, not a believer in secrets, I find secrets usually cause more problems than if it is out in the open.
    momzillasteel@gmail.com

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  14. love these books, can't wait for the next one

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  15. I've got some secrets and there are others who have told me secrets. The bad thing is my mom always could (and still can) tell when I'm keeping one and then she usually pesters me until I tell her. So she knows pretty much any that I know, but she's really good about making sure it doesn't go any farther (or back to the person who told me the secret in the first place). Thank you for the giveaway. robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  16. The secrets I know are held close to my heart. They are for me alone to know and never divulge. Wonderful series. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I can keep secrets forever. No one knows this about me so I am completely trustworthy. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I don't keep any big secrets, but it never hurts to keep a few special ones.

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  19. I know a lot of people's secrets.People know they can trust me.I can't say it is always an easy burden.

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  20. I'm very good at keeping secretes. I'd love to start reading this series!

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  21. This series has been on my wish list for a while, I think its time to start reading it !
    kathambre@yahoo.com

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  22. I'm very good at keeping secrets

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  23. You can trust me with your secrets. This sounds like a good book, the cover is lovely.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. If someone trusts me and asks me not to repeat something, I won't. But it's a burden I would rather not have.

    Thanks for the drawing.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  25. Don't ever tell me a secret! I have to be the worst secret keeper in the world!

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  26. You ask --do I have any secrets? Well, yes I do. But they wouldn't be secrets if I told them. But would love to share the secrets in these books. Have the first one ready to read right now. Bring on some more!! Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  27. I keep secrets. No one would trust me if I told them.
    Sandy in VA

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  28. It's no secret that the first two books I read in this series were great.

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  29. Yes, I know secrets and have some of my own. Really prefer to be an open book. Bobbipad at gmail.com

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  30. Nope

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  31. love this series!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  32. Secrets can be a tricky business.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  33. If someone tells me a secret, I keep it a secret. If they wanted everyone to know, they would have told it to everyone. This sounds like a great series!

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  34. This series is in my TBR list.

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  35. I have lots of secrets I keep. Everyone wants to tell me theirs..
    Kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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  36. Love this series! I get told a lot of secrets for some reason.

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  37. I can't say if I have any real secrets, they are a secret!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  38. This series has been on my TBR list. I know I'm just going to love it! I don't harbor any deep, dark secrets. :)

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  39. One of my favorite series! I get told a lot of secrets, I think it's because they know I will forget it! Terpsnmbr1@yahoo.com

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  40. Deep dark secrets can make for a good mystery. Thanks for the chance to win this one.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  41. I have a few secrets..will take them to my grave. Out of loyalty, I hold them close to my heart.
    the3beersus@yahoo.com

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  42. I don't really have any secrets. If I did, I wouldn't tell you anyway. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  43. I've heard of Ms. Chase's cozy series...I should really read the first one. So many books, so little time! Thank you for the chance to win. And...nope...no secrets here...my life is an open book.
    Sandy in So. Cali
    sxygrndma48(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. My life may not be an open book, but I don't have any big secrets. I love this series

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  45. Important to keep secrets of others..Can be a Matter of Life or Death ^ ^ Thanks for sharing a New Author for me... Very Happy KillerCharacters is Active... Would Love to win ,Thanks

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  46. Oops Vtcozy@yahoo.com SusanStokes above Comment;)

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  47. I don't really have any secrets. I can keep one, if necessary, but with me, it's pretty much what you see is what you get. ^_^

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  48. Oh, I know a lot of secrets. People seem to like confiding in me. But I will never tell what they are. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  49. Sometimes I feel like I should hang my shingle out front - the way people seem to tell me their woes, I should be a psychologist...or a bartender! Either way, mum's the word from me! *zipping my lips & tossing the key over my shoulder*

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  50. No secrets for me. Or if I have any, they are all forgotten, ll.

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  51. Receiving any of these books would be awesome!!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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