Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Seasons Reading Book A Day Giveaway + Cruising into New Years


We are giving away a book a day in December! Perfect for stalking stuffers...
Today, I'm giving away a signed copy of Dead Between the Lines, the third book in my Devereaux’s Dime Store series. Remember to leave a comment and include your email. Press "comments" below.



Murder of a Needled Knitter by Denise Swanson features Skye Denison Boyd on her honeymoon cruise.

I don’t know about all of you, but the holiday season is a very hectic time of year around Scumble River. My mother, May Denison, goes overboard on decorations and gifts and food and you name it. I knew that I was tempting fate to place my wedding for the Saturday after Christmas, but as a school psychologist, I really didn’t have much choice. We don’t get to pick our vacations, and Wally, my husband-to-be said he wasn’t waiting until my summer break.

Luckily, except for having to solve a homicide that week, (Murder of a Stacked Librarian) the wedding went off without a hitch. And the star on top of the Christmas tree was the cruise Wally surprised me with for our honeymoon.

I don’t usually mind winter, but this year the cold and snow started before Thanksgiving and I was so ready for a Caribbean vacation. Just me, my brand new hunky husband, and seven days alone.

Yeah, right.

We had barely boarded the ship when I got my first hint that our honeymoon wasn’t going to go exactly the way I had pictured it. As we waited for the elevator that would take us to our suite, I saw my mother on the staircase behind us.

Wally assured me that I was just overwrought from the past week—celebrating Christmas, putting on a wedding, and solving a murder, but I know what I saw.

Well, even if Mom is onboard we can always lock ourselves in our cabin, and as long as no one gets murdered, I’m sure we can still enjoy our trip.

You can read more about Wally and Skye’s honeymoon, in Murder of a Needled Knitter, the 17th book in the Scumble River mystery series, published by Penguin. Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

A former school psychologist, New York Times bestselling author Denise Swanson spent twenty-two years working in the public school system. She realized her experiences were actually excellent research for mysteries. Denise also writes the Devereaux’s Dime Store series, the fourth book, Dying for a Cupcake, is due out in March.
Find Denise at www.DeniseSwanson.com,
Twitter at DeniseSwansonAu.

63 comments:

  1. The honeymoon cruise is sounding very intriguing. I'll have to check this title out. Thanks for the fun opportunity to win. rencw@verizon.net

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  2. Looks like a fun read; thank you for the chance to win it :)
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I love the Skye Dennison series and am eagerly looking forward to the next book. Happy Holidays! dbahn@iw.net

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  4. Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy.
    sgiden at verizon(dot)net

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  5. I wonder how that will turn out...

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  6. I love Swanson's work—thanks for the opportunity to win Dead Between the Lines!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  7. I haven't read the Dime Store Series yet, so winning one would be wonderful!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  8. Love this series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  9. I am a fan of the gang from Scumble River, and yes, her mom always goes all out! I look forward to learning more about the Dime store folks too! Thanks! JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I haven't had a chance to read Denise's books yet, but I want to!! Thanks for this giveaway! chatcozy1 at gmail dot com

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  11. Love your books! Thanks for the contest. Do you think I could talk the hulbby into a 2nd honeymoon?
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  12. Love this series. Glad Skye and Wally finally got hitched.

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  13. I love the Scumble River mysteries; every page of every book! I just recently bought the first 2 books in the Dime Store series and can't wait to read them. lijoso@aol.com

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  14. This series is my favorite. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I love both series and really appreciate the Scumble River ones since I'm from Illinois as well! (anajs95 at gmail dot com)

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  16. Any of your books would make a great stalking stuffer. bobbipad@gmail.com

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  17. Linda Walker LOVE IT!!!LOVE IT!!! May can be a handful, but as a mother, I get her motivation. Would not want her on my honeymoon, but the love shines thru even when she is sooooo May. Love the characters and their interactions. (office384@aol.com)

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  18. Love both series. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  19. Thank you for the giveaway. It sounds like the perfect opportunity to read the dimestore series.
    dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  20. Thanks so much for the chance to win a book. I hope I do, but alas...
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  21. I do love the Skye books, and can't wait to read another one. janerwilsonols at centurylink dot com

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  22. Visions of sugar plums, or hunky husbands, are much better than visions of mothers...especially on cruises where you can't escape!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  23. Intriguing and so appealing. Thanks for this interesting post and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Honeymoon cruise - YAY - with mom - NAY! Great series!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  25. I love the Scumble River series! Great post, and Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  26. Stalking stuffers" Very droll
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  27. Skye-- one of my favorite names.

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  28. thanks for the chance to win one of your great books. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  29. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. It sounds like a fun read. ruthmazur46@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway!! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I'm totally new at this. I just finished Bran New Murder and am starting Muffin but Murder. I'm clearing off a shelf of old books to make way for all these fabulous Cozy Mysteries. This would be a great addition. joasia9 at hotmail dot com.

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win. kkat.edwards(at)gmail.com

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  33. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I look forward to reading the new Dime Store ones just started. Thanks for the contest! monstercreed@yahoo.com

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  35. I enjoy both series! Thanks for the giveaway.
    jeosmond@gmail.com

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  36. I have not yet read any books from this series, but would love to start with this one! Thanks for the giveaway, blessed holidays! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  37. I am ready for a relaxing trip to the Caribbean.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  38. Bringing in knitting is a grand ides. Ronnalord(at)msn(dot)com

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  39. Haven't read any of the dime store books, but I'd like to shop at a dime store.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Sounds like a good read...and lots of fun!!!

    pmettert@yahoo.com

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  41. Skye and Wally finally marry? Sounds fun! I appreciate the chance to win. Carrie
    noveldestination@windstream.net

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  42. Fantastic opportunity to discover a new series and author! Thanks. Codykev@gmail.com

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  43. Always on the lookout for a new series. Thanks for the chance to win.
    robertscm01@comcast.net

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  44. Thanks for another chance to win. Cjreynolds52@comcast.net

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  45. I'd love to hear more. Count me in, please. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  46. I thoroughly enjoy both series authored by Denise Swanson. I'm looking forward to reading Dead Between the Lines, the third book in the Devereaux’s Dime Store series. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  47. Why does it seem Skye can never escape a dead body even on her honeymoon. As if it wasn't bad enough to have your mother also there. lol! robeader53yahoo.com

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  48. Sounds great! Thank you for the chance!

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  49. Sounds like a lot of fun. I can hardly wait to read it. susan4cats@gmail.com

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  50. Great...I am always looking to read new cozies.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  51. Just finished catching up with Skye's last adventures. Can't wait to read about the new one! cheers@marajimmanor.com

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  52. Happy Holidays! thanks for a chance to win a book from this great series! annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  53. It has been so long since I have read a cozy with a knitting theme, long to read this one.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  54. please put in my name for your giveaway. Thank you. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  55. Sounds like a very good book to read!
    lpierce86@hotmail.com

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  56. Reminds me to get my own needles clicking.
    judydee22002 at yahoo dot com

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  57. I've been collecting this series and plan to read it from the first book in the series to the last in 2015. Crazy about cozy series books but I have to read them in order!

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  58. Love the story line.
    Qoasp582@gmail.com

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  59. I'm never going to win because I keep forgetting to leave my e-mail. Hope it's not too late!
    bree62@outlook.com

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  60. Love your books, but keep forgetting to enter. Keep up the good stories

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