Thursday, December 18, 2014

It's Time To Get Lucky Around the Holidays


by Rory Chasen, superstition agnostic and pet store manager, whose adventures are memorialized in the Superstition Mysteries by Linda O. Johnston

 

Hello.  I'm Rory Chasen, and my stories are featured in the Superstition Mystery Series which began this year with Lost Under A Ladder.  

I described some Thanksgiving superstitions when I was here last month.  Today I'll be talking just a little about Christmas superstitions since I'm hoping to bring you luck--even though I'm still skeptical about luck and superstitions despite living in Destiny, California, which is all about superstitions.  I know today is the first full day of Hanukkah but I'm not aware of any good luck Hanukkah superstitions.  If you happen to know of any, please let me know. 

Why do I want to bring you luck?  Well, I've been told that each of us who blogs on Killer Characters during this month will be giving away something on our blogging day.  That means someone who leaves a comment here today will receive a copy of Lost Under A Ladder, plus a little lucky swag.

So what can you do to bring yourself some luck today?   

Here are a few Christmas superstitions that you can engage in before Christmas day: 

-           It's good luck to hang mistletoe.  Also to kiss under it.

-           Make a Christmas pudding today and stir it.  It's also good luck to find a charm in it.

-           Although it's a bit early, if you happen to have carolers visit your home today, give them some gifts.

 Or, you can of course resort to the standard kinds of superstitions.  Cross your fingers when you leave a comment here, although that can make it a little difficult to type.  Knock on wood that you'll be the winner. 


Will any of this actually bring you luck and ensure you'll receive today's prize?  I can't promise it will to all of you, but it certainly should to one of you!  I'll keep my fingers crossed that it's you.

 

Be sure to leave a comment today for a chance to win a copy of Lost Under A Ladder and more!

 

 

LOST UNDER A LADDER, the first Superstition Mystery by Linda O. Johnston, is an October 2014 release from Midnight Ink.

50 comments:

  1. Fingers crossed. I consider myself lucky every year when I make it though the Holidays.
    Have a Happy Holiday

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  2. I will wish everyone luck! Happy Holidays! Knock on wood!

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  3. Sounds like a great new series. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays.
    dotkel50 at comcast dot net

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  4. My grandmother was very superstitious - throw salt over your shoulder, don't seat 13 at the table . . . I didn't think I picked any of that up until I realized I always knock on wood! Just in case, you know.

    Sounds like a good series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  5. I'm looking forward to reading this new to me series. I want to wish good luck and happy holidays to every one! dbahn@iw.net

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  6. Great title to add to my TBR list

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  7. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance to win. stclairck@gmail.com

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  8. Do people still go caroling? I remember doing that as a kid, but I can't recall the last time any carolers came to the door.
    bevarcher AT me DOT com

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  9. We used to have our Girl Scouts go caroling at the senior citizen's homes.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm crossing my fingers and knocking on wood! Not really, how could I type then?

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  11. My fingers are crossed. Thanks for the giveaway! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I love superstitions, so I'm crossing my fingers (and my toes), knocking on wood, not walking under any ladders, not letting a black cat cross my path...etc! Sounds like this is a going to be a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!
    DewGirl19 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  13. Fingers crossed! Sounds like a great read! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  14. I love mysteries with pets; but I'm not superstitious!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    chatcozy1 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm fully of superstitions---maybe I can learn a few more from the book. Thanks for the contest. Fingers crossed that I win.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  16. I really could use some luck right now. sclickner at juno dot com

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  17. Sounds like the start of a great new series! I am not superstitious - as a Christian I have tried to set aside any of the superstitions that my relatives hunf on to. That doesn't mean I don't learn from or enjoy reading cozies that include the fears of others! Jeaniedannheim at ymail dot Com

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  18. Lost Under The Ladder sounds like a great book, and the cover is adorable. If it will help, here's to knocking on wood! Thank you for the contest and wishing everyone a wonderful time over the holidays and next year.

    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thank you.

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  19. I feel lucky to have my sister still in my life as she's battling Alzheimer's
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  20. Sounds like an interesting new series I'd love to explore.

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  21. Best of luck to everyone.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  22. This is a new series to me, but I would love this opportunIty to read it I'll cross my fingers and toes. I'll even knock on wood. ruthmazur46@gmail.com

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  23. Hope for luck of the Irish to be a reader reviewer of series new on the scene. Thank you for opportunity.

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  24. Sounds like a fabulous read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. I'm not particularly superstitious but I am a ravenous reader, so I thank you kindly for this lovely book giveaway!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  26. Not superstitious but interested in this unique book. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. Sounds like an intriguing book. I am not superstitious. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Vera Wilson said

    Sounds like a book that would be hard to put down, when I got started reading.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I have some of your Kendra petsitting mysteries. I have cats.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I am crossing my fingers and knocking on wood that I win this book! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. kuzlin at aol.com

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  31. Prizes in the pudding! I had forgotten... it has been too long :)
    -lavendersbluegreen@yahoo.com

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  32. When I worked as a paramedic we learned never to say that the shift was "quiet".

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  33. I agree with Kaye Killgore ( above comment) but mine was as a nurse in a hospital. You never said it was a quiet shift. I remember caroling when I was young and lived in the east. In California it's not cold and no one goes caroling. Or maybe that's just a thing of the past anyway.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  34. I could use some good luck. Thanks for the chance. Pp92596 at outlook dot com

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  35. I feel when there's a full moon you can plan on crazy things take place. My husband and daughter work at a community college and support my belief. They find the whackoes come out of the woodwork. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  36. Superstitious? Who me? (Fingers crossed).. Sounds like great series start. Maybe I'll get kicky and win this! The only superstition that I really pay attention to is "it is bad luck to walk around with only one shoe on".
    Tennisace50(@) yahoo dot com

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  37. Sounds like a wonderful new series and I'd love to win! robertscm01@comcast.net

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  38. Knocking on wood with my crossed fingers, hoping I'll win. But I can't tell you my big wish when I blow the candles out, or my wish won't come true!! Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  40. Love books with animals and a mystery.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  41. I'm not superstitious but I do love mysteries with pets! servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  42. fingers crossed and kissing a black cat! i'd love to win. Woofmew@aol.com

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  43. My fingers are crossed!! sounds like this is going to be another great series.

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  44. I don't think I'm superstitious at all. But there are things I do, just 'cause. "Knock on Wood" is one I'm always saying - not even sure what it's supposed to guard against.

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  45. knock on wood, kennahora, a little extra luck never hurt! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  46. I'm superstitious somewhat. It never hurts to err on the side of caution.
    Merry Christmas
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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  47. Merry Christmas and knocking on wood

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  48. Have read your books since -- well, forever. Love books that involve rescue animals and the adventures of being a pet sitter. Meowy Christmas to you. Thanks for the wonderful reads.

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  49. I hadn't heard some of those tips for good luck. Thanks for sharing.

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