Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A New Year's Resolution and a giveaway for you!











 A New Year's feature from Jordan Kelly Bingham from Victoria Abbott's Book Collector Mysteries.











Jordan here and I’m very excited that it’s that time again: A new year approaches, and that calls for New Year’s Resolutions. 

                So here goes!






I thought I’d make useful and much-needed resolutions for the people in my life as I’m pretty sure they won’t be taking any of these steps on their own without a nudge. My words. Their challenges.

                My boss, Vera Van Alst:  I resolve to lift my eyes from the New York Time crossword at breakfast long enough to utter a civil greeting to my employees. 

                My most hopeless relative, Uncle Kev:   I resolve to avoid being the subject of BOLOS or all-points-bulletins for any police force. 

                My favorite Pug, Walter:  I resolve not (are you sure it’s not, Jordan?) to steal chicken livers from the Signora’s kitchen.

               


 Here's one for the felines who share a roof with me, Good Cat and Bad Cat: We resolve …. Are you serious, human? Do you seriously believe that we would resolve anything? Hey, got your ankle!  


Good Cat, unless it's Bad Cat
Bad Cat ... or?


              











  My old buddy, Lance DeWitt: I resolve to allow my wonderful friend, Jordan, to go directly to the front of the line in the Reference Department of the Harrison Falls Library anytime she needs information, regardless of any fuss kicked up by my regulars.

                My BFF Tiffany Tibeault:  I resolve to stick around and be there for my “bestie” any time she needs help and not disappear to, say, the Arctic, Sub-Saharan Africa or Tierra del Fuego, even though they’re on my To Visit list.
                Try this, man of my dreams and occasional nightmares, Officer Tyler “Smiley” Dekker:  I resolve to show Jordan how I feel about her using real words and actions and not, um, disappearances and evasions.

                To a wonderful group of readers, here’s one for YOU: I resolve to have a year full of friends, fun and fabulous cozies.   Leave a comment  here before midnight suggesting a resolution for me, Jordan, or my author, Victoria Abbott and you may win a book collector mystery.  We'll let you choose!

 

Enjoy 2015, everyone!

58 comments:

  1. My resolution for you would be to spend time with your family and friends and to have a stress free 2015! Happy New Year! angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  2. A resolution for Victoria Abbott: write at least one more mystery this year than you did last year. I know easier said than done but we all enjoy your books and there is no satisfying us mystery lovers. dbahn@iw.net

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  3. I am resolving to do some more traveling!
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. My resolution for you would be to spend more quality time with your cats. ;)

    tcuevas@iccable.com

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  5. Oh those are good resolutions. Not sure I could add to that. Maybe everyone should just take time every day to think of one thing they are grateful for.
    dty66@md.metrocast.net

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  6. For Jordan: I resolve to stay away from dead bodies! For myself, I resolve to catch up on this series since I have only read the first book. Best wishes for a Happy and Healthy New Year! kuzlin at aol.com

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  7. Wonderful resolutions! I think a good resolution for Jordan would be to stay out of trouble, but then the books wouldn't be so enjoyable.

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  8. My resolution for Jordan would be to set aside time for herself! What with all of those bodies....stclairck@gmail.com

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  9. Happy New Year!! I resolve to go to the gym at least 3 days a week.

    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  10. My resolution for you is to keep producing interesting stories. A resolution for myself is to keep my craft room organized.
    Happy New Year.

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  11. My resolution is to never make resolutions since I don't keep them.

    I wish you and Superman the happiest and best New Year EVER!

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  12. You resolve to keep writing and entertaining your many fans.

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  13. LOVE this series and hope to see you, Jordan, solving a mystery in 2015!

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  14. I believe you should resolve to do at least 3 things on your bucket list and try something you are afraid you are to do but you bet would be enjoyable if you forgot the fear.
    And you should resolve to schedule time for self care weekly (if you can't more often)

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  15. What else - read more!
    lizc@mac.com

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  16. Victoria, keep in touch with us even though your writing May be pretty all-encompassing. Breathe and hydrate more. �� Judy

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  17. Keep writing!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  18. Try and stay out of trouble
    kjohnson952@yahoo.com

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  19. You're a new author to me, Victoria Abbott, so I'm anxious to read your books. Continue writing, so I can enjoy your books. But, make sure you take some time for yourself. Take time to stop and smell the roses. Good bless, RLM ruthmazur46@gmail.com

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  20. Vera Wilson said

    Take a little time for yourself, although I know you enjoy writing.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  21. I don't believe in resolutions. When you don't keep them you disappoint yourself.

    Happy New Year everyone.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. As I would suggest to Victoria and all who see this...to practice tolerance in the new year!
    Happy New Year!
    sxygrndma48(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I resolve to read every book in the series as they come out! I win!

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  24. I don't make resolutions. I would love to read this series.
    robertscm01@comcast.net

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  25. The best resolution for your fur babies would be to make sure they have their favorite gourmet foods available on every special occasion, and the best for you...hmm...take care of yourself and be the best you possible! Happy New Year! jeaniedannheim at ymail dot com

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  26. Happy New Year! Thank you for your blog! I love cozy mysteries. Such fun to read. My resolution is try and have more patience! I really lack it! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  27. I resolve to try and become more healthy...and write more reviews in a more timely manner! Happy New Year! Welcome 2015!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  28. Happy New Year! I intend to work on the long TBR list in 2015!

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  29. Resolution! What's that? Never make them, lol.
    I do know that I love this series. I would love to win a copy of the first book.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  30. I have cats and I'm glad you also love them. Would love to win a book. I've been trying all month on different blogs that have been having daily giveaways.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. If either of you are anything like me I wish you this ... don't sweat the small stuff. Something I still haven't learned. Thanks for the opportunity.

    dcgirl919@hotmail.com

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  32. My resolution for Jordan is to keep her adventures coming.

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  33. My resolution for you would be to find a new cozy series each month to try!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  34. My resolution is to read more in 2015. Zeta@iwon.com

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  35. Learn Something New. This is a good resolution for me, for Jordan, for Victoria- heck, for anybody! We get so caught up sometimes that we don't let ourselves learn and grow. That is my 1st goal for the year.

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  36. A resolution for Victoria..... write faster!
    afarage(at)earthlink.net

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  37. I can't decide who to make a resolution for so I will give one for both of you and the rest of us too. Look at life with optimism and hope and realize our blessings. Now onto serious things lol.. The Wolfe Widow is #1 on my wish list so I'm hoping. (I'm sure everyone is tired of me trying to win it ) Thank you for having this giveaway and I hope everyone has a happy, healthy peace filled 2015. kphans08@gmail.com

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  38. A resolution for the year ahead is to find something that will please you, whether it's writing more, spending more time with family and friends, traveling, or anything else that brings a smile to your face.

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  39. I think you should resolve to think every day about what you are grateful for. I am very grateful for authors that write such fun books!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  40. A resolution for the good cat/bad cat - I resolve not to bite any ankles this year
    A resolution for the author - I resolve to write and enjoy life while writing so that I don't ever feel burned out!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. A resolution to be happy and enjoy every single day to its fullest, since life is fleeting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. A resolution for 2015 is to appreciate all the beauty, sunshine and people who mean so much to you. Pamper yourself since no one else will, elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. My resolution for everyone is to take a few minutes for yourselves every day to just relax and enjoy life.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  44. My resolutions are to enjoy what I have and I wish that for everyone...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  45. My resolution for you is to have a very 2015. Be sure to schedule all your annual checkups and take a book with you for the waiting room!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. My resolution is for Victoria to write the next fabulous book in this great series and take Jordan on another cozy adventure involving books, murder and fun . Happy New Year

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  47. My suggestion for you is make a resolution not to make any resolutions for yourself. That's what I've decided to do! I agree it's perfectly alright to make resolutions for those we love (pets or people).

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  48. My resolution for this year: to take time to enjoy. Can't work all the time! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  49. My resolution: to take time to enjoy what is, instead of always moving onto the next project. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  50. I seldom make resolutions because I know they won't last more than a day or so.
    Thanks for the chance to win some great books and to find out about some I hadn't heard of before.
    Happy new Year
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  51. My resolution for Victoria Abbott is for her to write as many of these cozies as she can! :)
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  52. A good resolution for Victoria Abbott would be for her to write even more of these great cozies! :) We all enjoy them so much!

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  53. I say you don't make any resolutions however you can set appropriate small goals for yourselves throughout the new year.
    Happy New Year,
    Lori
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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  54. I don't usually make resolutions but try to do better as I age and be kinder to people.

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