Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Savor the Mystery! AS GOUDA AS DEAD book #giveaway

From AS GOUDA AS DEAD,
nationally bestselling Cheese Shop Mysteries
by Avery Aames aka Daryl Wood Gerber

By: Charlotte Bessette

Love. Ain't it grand? It's February, the month of love and chocolate. Yum!

My grandmother has put together a spectacular Lovers Trail Festival. There will be cheese tastings, wine tastings, ice skating competitions, outdoors festivities, weddings, and more. At the Cheese Shop, we're putting together fun cheese baskets. Lovers' baskets, Rebecca calls them. With heart-shaped cheeses and more.

And get this! I'm one of the ones having a wedding. It's true! I'm getting married in just a few days. To Jordan! I can't wait. He's out of danger. We can move forward.

Everything is in place. Tyanne is helping with all the planning. The flowers. The chapel. Freckles is putting the finishing touches on my dress.

Yep, love is definitely in the air. My toes can barely touch the ground. I find myself whistling all the time. And smiling. And warm to the core. Sure, it's cold out. Snow, rain, sleet, but nothing is going to spoil my mood. Nothing.

Have you ever felt like the world is your oyster?

By the way, TODAY my author is having a giveaway; she's nearly as excited as I am. Why? Because she has a new book out. AS GOUDA AS DEAD. One lucky commenter today will win his or her choice of a CHEESE SHOP MYSTERY. Fun, right? So comment away!! Oh, and don't forget to leave an email...as cryptic as you want. She's a mystery writer. She'll figure it out.

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96 comments:

  1. I adore the Cheese Shop Mystery series, and I am looking forward to reading AS GOUDA AS DEAD. Please enter me in the contest. Thank you. myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hello, Jen! What a delight to hear from you!

      Charlotte from Providence, Ohio

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  2. Sounds like a fun series to read; hope to get a chance to read them, thank you!
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I'm not sure if I've ever felt the world was my oyster but I look forward to reading "As Gouda as Dead". dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Dianne, I hope you feel that way at least once in your life! It's a goose-tingling good feeling!

      Charlotte from Providence, Ohio

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  4. Looking forward to reading this.
    Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Dawn. It's a fun story.

      Daryl aka Avery

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  5. I'm looking foward to reading this too.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  6. I love mysteries and I love cheese - what a perfect combination. pp92596 at outlook dot com

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  7. I'm a HUUUUUGE fan of the Cheese Shop Mysteries and would love to be your winner. Other than the latest book I only need Clobbered to bring my collection almost to date.

    NoraAdrienne AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi, NoraAdrienne, great to see you here again! We love "huge" fans. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  8. As the snow hits, I can see it now: I'm in my favorite chair next to the fireplace, cat in my lap, wine next to me, your book in my hand! Heaven! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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    1. Margo, cheers to you. Sounds like a wonderfully cozy scenario. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  9. I love this series. I'd Brie so happy if I won! I even have a brother (Chet) who has always been called Cheddar Cheese by his 3 sisters. I Gouda put this entry in other words but Edam then it wouldn't have been as funny. Thanks for giving me the enjoyment of reading your books!

    Lisa aka keizerfire@aol.com

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    1. Oh, Lisa, you are too punny...I mean funny. :) Cute use of cheese words throughout! Your sweet brother must have suffered, in a good way. I've put my cousin Matthew through the ringer on occasion, but then he retaliates.

      Say cheese!
      Charlotte from Ohio

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  10. I think we all feel the world is our oyster, at some point in our life, especially when young and so much of life ahead. Today, a really good book suffices, because it can take us anywhere! Congratulations on book 6, in a wonderful series! patucker54 at aol dot com.

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    1. Patricia, thanks so much! Yes, with life ahead, there is always so much hope. I love being hopeful.

      Charlotte from Ohio

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  11. A cheese basket??? Be still, my heart! Those days when we have the whole world in our hands are wonderful, aren't they? I hope that for Charlotte it lasts as long as possible.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the good wishes. I love hearing from all of these lovely readers. My story isn't a big one. Like so many, I live a normal, simple life (other than the occasional murder that needs to be solved). I appreciate all those who join me on the journey.
      ~Charlotte from Providence, Ohio

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  12. This book would be greatly enjoyed. I would love to experience the world is our oyster feeling. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Traveler, it is truly a delicious feeling. I wish you the experience.

      Charlotte from Ohio

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  13. A good book, tea and scones and I am ready. The world is our oyster is a feeling I am not sure I have ever had. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, I'm with you when it comes to a good book and a snack. Ahhh.

      Daryl / Avery

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  14. Looking forward to this book! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  15. Looking forward to As Gouda As Dead. I don't think I've ever felt like the world was my oyster.

    littleone
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    1. Hi, PoCoKat. I wish you at least one time feeling like that. It's so, well, scrumptious! :)

      Charlotte from Ohio

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  16. I suppose we have all felt that the world was our oyster at some point. Now, I realize that isn't the case and I explore other worlds through books! Thank you for the contest!
    woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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    1. Betty, I love to read, too. It helps me "see *& feel " more of life.

      Charlotte from Ohio

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    2. Betty, you are today's winner! Congrats! You'll have 48 hours to contact me.

      Savor the Mystery ~ Avery aka Daryl

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  17. I've read the first 3 books of this series and really enjoyed them. I think it's time to get caught up with 4, 5, and 6. I'd love to win #6.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Sue, so nice to hear from you. Enjoy all my adventures.

      Charlotte from Providence, Ohio

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  18. I started Gouda last night. Benglish@whro.net

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  19. I love these books! I need a new book to ride out all the snow we're getting in Boston. Alyssa_mcneil@yahoo.com

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    1. Alyssa, books always make good sleds. Oh, wait, that's not what you meant, right? :)

      Enjoy reading!

      Daryl / Avery

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  20. Never read the series but would love to start ... dcgirl919@hotmail.com

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    1. Kicha, my author always loves new readers!!! Welcome.

      Charlotte from Ohio

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  21. Looks like fun. rachaelabrams317@gmail.com

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  22. I have Gouda on my hold list at the library and the Cookbook Nook is next on my list to read! lavioletteterri@gmail.com

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    1. Terri, I love libraries. Tell your librarian to tell other librarians, okay?

      Good reading to you.
      Daryl / Avery

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  23. I just started the cheese shop mysteries and am loving them. The only bad part about finding a new series and author to like is running out of books so fast, lol. sarakgrotz at gmail dot com

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    1. Sara, I totally understand. I feel the same way when I find a new author to read. Luckily there are lots of books.

      Charlotte from Ohio

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  24. I feel like the world is my oyster when I have a stack of new books to read. Thank you for writing fun books!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Elaine, I don't think you're alone in that regard. LOL

      Daryl / Avery

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  25. Actually, I had a great day at work today, and had that type of world is my oyster feeling when I got home! Charlotte's grandmother is a great character! Looking forward to the new release Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Holden. Glad you had that kind of day!!

      Charlotte

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  26. I love both series and look forward to reading Gouda. dotkel50 at comcast dot net

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  27. LOVE this series!!!
    congrats & continued success to Avery!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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  28. Would love to read any book in this series so I can start enjoying them! Thanks for another opportunity to win! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  29. Since your promo tour, Avery, I have been to more deli cases. Trying a new cheese each time :) judydee22002 at yahoo dot com

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  30. The Cheese Shop series is a great one to read. Thanks for the chance to win As Gouda As Dead. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  31. I love your books and I can also remember the day that I first tasted Gouda! We had breakfast at my uncle's house before getting ready to walk to the bus stop to go to Grand Central Station and then the subway to the New York's World's Fair! Thank you for featuring gouda in this cozy mystery, CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  32. There are times when I feel like I have it all.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  33. I love this series, the characters, the cheese recipes. Looking forward to reading this book

    kaye.killgore@comcast.net

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  34. I've never read the Cheese Shop Mysteries (although I've long been an admirer of the great punny titles!) but I really enjoy The Cookbook Nook series so I'm looking forward to giving the Cheese Shop Mysteries a try soon. With all the snow piling up here in New England, we need fun books to keep us warm and keep our spirits up! Thanks for the fun chance to win. rencw@verizon.net

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    1. Oh, Renee, it's time!! Read them. Glad you like my other series. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  35. Your books all look so good. Keep them coming.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  36. I love cheese, and As Gouda as Dead was a great book! :)

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    1. Brooke, you've read it already? Cool! Thanks.

      Daryl / Avery

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  37. Looking forward to this one!!!!
    afarage(at)earthlink.net

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  38. Vera Wilson said

    I love mystery books and would like to be included in the contest.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  39. Love this series. 80 degrees and a good book!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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    1. Okay, not sure what 80 degrees means, but "cool." :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  40. Love this series. Congrats on the new one.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  41. I really enjoy reading the works of Daryl / Avery.and would like to read this book. I was raised in a Dutch home and Gouda and Edam, and Leyden cheeses were served frequently (often breakfast and/or lunch). Childhood memories. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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    1. Lovely childhood memories!! Thanks for the thumbs up. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  42. Excited to read this one...even though it always makes me hungry for cheese. Better go grocery shopping first!

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    1. Indeed. I even grocery shop before writing! :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  43. Cats like cheese and I like books.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  44. Love your books! Can't wait to read the newest in this series!

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  45. I cherish the days when everything seems to be going right. It is a great feeling! Thank you for the chance to enter your contest. I hope everyone is having a great day today! rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  46. This is one of my favorite series. Thank you for a chance to win a copy of As Gouda as Dead.

    twbooks(at)cox(dot)net.

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  47. Looking forward to cheese and crackers with this new book reading under a blanket with my cat. . I adore this,series. Itsacatslife17@yahoo.com

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  48. Looking forward to this next installment!

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  49. I so enjoy these mysteries.

    Nancy Luebke at jluebke@frontier.com

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  50. Cheese and mystery make this a really enjoyable series.
    Email: eps_kid(at)msn(dot)com

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  51. How fabulous! I'd la la LOVE to win!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  52. Oh I hope this is still open. I would love to read a Cheese related book. Yum.
    Marilyn Watson ewatvess@yahoo.com

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