Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Killer Character’s authors have some  red-hot releases this month! Celebrate your right to read by trying them all!

Cozy Days of Summer giveaway...see below...


Food Lover's Village Mystery #2


Author: Leslie Budewitz
Title: Crime Rib
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Food Lovers’ Village Mysteries
ISBN: 978-0425259559

Gourmet food market owner Erin Murphy is determined to get Jewel Bay, Montana’s scrumptious local fare some national attention. But her scheme for culinary celebrity goes up in flames when the town’s big break is interrupted by murder…

Food Preneurs, one of the hottest cooking shows on TV, has decided to feature Jewel Bay in an upcoming episode, and everyone in town is preparing for their close-ups, including the crew at the Glacier Mercantile, aka the Merc. Not only is Erin busy remodeling her courtyard into a relaxing dining area, she’s organizing a steak-cooking competition between three of Jewel Bay’s hottest chefs to be featured on the program.

But Erin’s plans get scorched when one of the contending cooks is found dead. With all the drama going on behind the scenes, it’s hard to figure out who didn’t have a motive to off the saucy contestant. Now, to keep the town’s rep from crashing and burning on national television, Erin will have to grill some suspects to smoke out the killer.


Cookie Cutter Shop Mystery # 5


Author: Virginia Lowell
Title: Cookies and Scream
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Cookie Cutter Shop Mysteries
ISBN: 978-0-425-26070-8

Olivia Greyson, proud owner of The Gingerbread House—a quaint shop that specializes in all things cookie—and her best friend, Maddie, are baking up scrumptious treats for their cookie-themed parties. But when a stunning antique cookie cutter collection leads to murder, things get a bit too hot to handle…

After a brief vacation to escape the summer heat, Olivia returns home to find the safe at her beloved store stuffed with unfamiliar cookie cutters. The cutters are part of a priceless set owned by former local Greta Oskarson, who has returned home after fifty years in the hopes that Olivia will broker their sale.

But before Olivia can sell a single piece, Greta turns up dead. Though the cause of death appears natural, something is not quite right—between Greta’s mysterious past and her long list of enemies, Olivia suspects murder. And with Sheriff Del Jenkins away, it’s up to Olivia and Maddie to sift through the cookie cutters and the clues before the killer claims another victim…



Sugar Grove Mysteries #2


Author: Jessie Crockett
Title: Maple Mayhem
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Sugar Grove Mysteries 
ISBN 13: 9780425260203


In Sugar Grove, New Hampshire, people are serious about their maple syrup—especially Dani Greene, whose family owns the Greener Pastures sugarhouse.  But when murder disrupts the small-town sweetness, Dani pores over clues to draw out a killer...

Despite being a fourth-generation syrup maker, Dani isn’t stuck in the past. She’s starting a new agricultural cooperative that reduces costs for every syrup producer who joins. Everyone considers it a sweet deal except the die-hard curmudgeon Frank Lemieux—and when a saboteur starts targeting supporters, everyone suspects Frank.

But it turns out they’re barking up the wrong tree when Dani finds Frank murdered in his own sugarhouse. As the sabotage continues, she realizes that Frank was framed. With the help of her family, and a handsome official from the Fish and Game Department, Dani must catch the killer before another syrup maker kicks the bucket. Recipes included!






Merry Muffin Mysteries #2



Author: Victoria Hamilton
Title: Muffin but Murder
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries 
ISBN-13: 978-0425258842


Muffin maker Merry Wynter hopes to find a buyer for the castle she’s recently inherited. But when she throws a party to draw interest, she finds someone who’s bought the farm instead…

Merry’s career as a New York City stylist has crumbled, but her passion for muffins has helped her rise upstate in Autumn Vale. Everyone in town loves the tasty treats. Still, she would like to return to her glamorous life. Besides, the upkeep of Wynter Castle is expensive, and Merry’s cup isn’t exactly overflowing.

So in order to bring some prospective buyers into the mix, Merry whisks together a spooky soiree and decorates the castle with dashes of fabric and a sprinkling of spider webs. Friends new and old are invited, and everyone has a blast. But as the revelers empty out, Merry notices one partygoer who isn’t leaving—or breathing. Now Merry must hurry to unmask a killer before her perfect plans turn into a recipe for disaster.


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COZY DAYS OF SUMMER GIVEAWAY:

Do you love giveaways? Are you an avid summer reader?

Leave a comment today to win a copy of your choice of a Cookbook Nook Mysteries or Cheese Shop Mysteries by Daryl Wood Gerber a.k.a. Avery Aames. One lucky person who leaves a comment here before midnight will win a signed copy of your choice....


Good luck and be sure to leave an email address in your comment so Daryl a.k.a. Avery can contact you!

89 comments:

  1. oh my goodness! ever since I heard about this author I've been wanting to read these! but with my wedding coming up in about 18 days and having to pack to move as well, I am trying to not buy a ton of books. this would be amazing to win!
    brittenynichol@gmail.com

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    1. Britt, lovely to hear from you. Congrats on the wedding!

      Daryl aka Avery

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  2. I love the thought of some recipes. These books sound amazing.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I'm an avid reader no matter the season—thanks for the opportunity to win a new read!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  4. I'm making a list so I can look for them the next time I'm at Barnes & Nobles. Like one of the other posters, I'm an avid reader, no matter the season. dbahn@iw.net

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  5. I love both series and read throughout the year!
    afarage at earthlink (dot) net.

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  6. I love both these series and have read them all! You are a phenomenal author! Thank you!

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  7. Two great series and a wonderful release day for others.

    bevarcher AT me DOT com

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    1. Right? Great series out for the summer! Read them all.

      Daryl / Avery

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  8. These books look great. I'm adding them to my reading list right now!

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  9. Preordered these... I can't wait!

    lkleback@hotmail.com

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  10. These sound great!
    dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  11. I'm "hungry" for a new book!

    patucker54 at aol dot com

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  12. I read all year round. Summertime lets me read more often, because there are less demands for my time than during the school year. I am always looking for something new to read!!
    misstree1963@gmail.com

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  13. I love to read every day. You will always find me with a book in my hand, no matter what season it is.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. I love to read every single day since it is my sole form of entertainment. This would be a delight. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's what we authors do...entertain. Or at least we hope to.

      Daryl / Avery

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  15. I love the Cookbook Nook series and my sister and I are just starting the Cheese Shop series. Thank you for the chance to win!
    lisaksbookreview@aol.com

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  16. Wonderful series. I read all year and everyday. This has been a habit since I was very young. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't it great when you are a young reader?! Love it.

      Daryl / Avery

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  17. Now that's a hard choice! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  18. Interesting title

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  19. Love her books!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  20. Love her cheese shop mystery series I have read all of them! I havent read the cookbook nook series yet, but I want to.
    abbyloveskats@yahoo.com
    abbyloveskats at yahoo dot com

    p.s. its cats with a k

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    1. Thanks, Destina (or Abby...) :) Got the "k"

      Daryl / Avery

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  21. I've read most of the Cheese Shop mysteries and the Cookbook Nook series is on my (reaching to the ceiling) TBR list. I'm a major anytime reader so lucky me. Thanks for the giveaway. robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  22. I read all year around, how much I read depends on what going on at the time. Thanks for the chance to win one of these books. momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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    1. I agree. Depends on how much is going on.

      Daryl / Avery

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  23. Of course, I love giveaways and reading ALL year round! Depending on what else is going on, there are seasons where I get to get more and others when I read less, but I always love to read. Thanks for the chance to win!
    kristin409 (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Boy, there are a lot of avid readers! Love it.

      Daryl / Avery

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  24. I read all year round and try to fit in some reading time every day.

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    1. I try to get reading in every day, too. (And not my works in progress) :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  25. I love giveaways because they expose you to great authors that you may not have known about. Some of my favorite authors have been discovered through books I've received through giveaways. And yes, I am an avid Summer, Winter, Spring and Fall reader. Thx for the giveaway and a choice of which book we would want to receive. I know which one I want.

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

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    1. Laurie, so glad to hear that giveaways open your eyes to new authors!

      Daryl / Avery

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  26. I read all year long. I haven' read any of these books.
    CABWNANA1@bellsouth.net

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    1. Well, Charlotte, it's about time you start. LOL Remember, if you can't get them at a bookstore, many are at the library.

      Daryl / Avery

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  27. These all look fun! rachelkb at gmail.com

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  28. So many new books out this month. One can't have too many choices right? Right! Thanks for your generosity! Sandy in So. Cali sxygrndma48@yahoo.com

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  29. What great company! Thanks to all of YOU for helping all of US at Killer Characters celebrate the season of reading!

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  30. I adore cozy mysteries and I read through every season. I try to encourage my library to add cozies to their collection so that more people are exposed to these lovely stories. (And of course all of my book cases are full........and the spare closet............uh, well, you know how it goes).

    Thanks for adding to my problem. :-)
    ozsulin@dwx.com

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    1. Yay, Linda. We adore libraries. Sorry about the over-crowding problem. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  31. I am looking forward to reading anyone of these books. I enjoy them and they are a great read !!
    Thanks for writing and reading my post.
    rainonlois@aol.com

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  32. I read every day. Its the only way to relax before bed! I would love to win
    Yarnsnthreads (at) AOL (dot) com

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  33. Both of these series are on my to be read list! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Dtk070305@gmail.com

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  34. Cookbook Nook, please! Though I'm sure either would be great and both of these are on my tbr list.

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  35. Love the Cheese Shop Mysteries and have the Cookbook Nook mysteries on my list.
    Just finished Leslie's Death Al Dente and Jessie's Drizzled With Death - can't wait to read book 2 in both series.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Taurus, how wonderful that you're up to date! :) Aren't we a talented bunch of authors? LOL

      Daryl/ Avery

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  36. Love to read all cozy culinary mysteries. Thanks for giveaway .
    Cec haynes
    Bearslovers@yahoo.com

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  37. I love cheese and I live in Ohio and that's where the cheese shop series is set. I like cozies with food involved.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. Love both series! Enjoying this contest!
    Dspinlexo@aol.com

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  39. Enjoy cozy mysteries immensely - never go anywhere without a book in my purse or briefcase. I've even been known to read at red lights!

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    1. Wanda, stop! Do not read at red lights! Pull to the side of the road!

      Daryl / Avery

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  40. So many good cozies, so little time to read them all. Please enter me in the drawing.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  41. I love your books! Reading is such a great stress reliever especially when you add a little(?)humor.
    Bobntoni@AOL.com

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  42. Love the Cheeseshop series, starting the Cookbook Nook series soon. Great giveaway
    dotkel50@comcast.net

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  43. I adore giveaways and am so excited about all these wonderful new releases-though I wonder how I'll ever read all the ones I want!

    cozyupwithkathy at gmail dot com

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  44. So excited to see so many dedicated readers here today. You are all wonderful!

    That's from all of us at KILLER CHARACTERS.

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  45. I love giveaways since I read all year. Some many books so little time. darn it.
    rmkrejsa@aol.com

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  46. I love cozy mysteries and cant wait to read the new releases while at the beach or pool.
    Elisanabby at gmail dot com

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  47. These all look delicious. Hope to read them soon.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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  48. The Final Sentence was a great book. I am sorry to say I have not been able to read any of the others as of yet. I hope to do so soon.

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  49. Thank you, I need a new cozy to read!! rockergoddess2002@yahoo.com

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  50. Love your books.

    xzjh04@ gmail.com

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  51. I thoroughly enjoy all of the cozies mentioned and I'm so glad I finally have the time to read more of what I love!
    londonandlisa@gmail.com

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  52. And the winner is...

    Thanks for all who participated today!

    Daryl / Avery

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  53. I'm a cozy mystery addict. Each month as new ones are available I pine away until I can afford to buy them. My banker would be most appreciative if I was one of the lucky ones to win one. Thanks for the opportunity. robeader53@yahoo.com

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