Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don't Call Me Pearly Girly


By: Pearl-of-the-East Freemont
From: Shadow of a Spout
By: Amanda Cooper (aka Victoria Hamilton)
Series: Teapot Collector Mysteries
Pub. Date: April 7th, 2015

I have a fancy for a gentleman who is Siamese. He's handsome, dark and very mysterioso, with an angular bony aristocratic face and narrow eyes. He just moved in next door, so  I've only seen him from the window, but oo la la! If he has seen me, then he will be in love with me, this I know. I am gorgeous, thirteen pounds of fluffy beauty wearing refined white 'gloves'. Birman by birth, I am a royal cat among cats, known as the Sacred Cat of Burma, with a lineage going back to my ancestors, bred as a temple cats in Northern Burma. You could not understand my real name, but my given name is Pearl, and my human is Rose Freemont, the owner of a tearoom, which is a very respectable trade for a lady.

Rose's grand-daughter, Sophie, is not so refined as her Nana, as she calls Rose. Sophie is happy and young and a little noisy, but she cooks divinely. Unfortunately, she has a nickname for me; she calls me Pearly-Girly. I don't like that, but she has some good qualities, so I let it go

Birman photo courtesy of: http://www.birmans.biz/birman-cat.htm
The gentleman next door has an even more unfortunate name. He is called Sweet Pea, and if I chuckle, it is because he is far too handsome to be a Sweet Pea. Perhaps we will arrange a meeting, and I can see if this Sweet Pea truly is fitted to be my consort. He's not royal, as I am, but... even given his deliciously absurd name, he may be fitting, since I understand from the humans' chatter that he is descended from a long line of 'winners', whatever that is.

Gilda, the chattery frizzy woman who works for the demon-woman next door (Thelma Mae Earnshaw) talks constantly about Sweet Pea. I have heard from her (horrifying!) that there are such things as 'cat shows' where cats are displayed, and his parents were both winners of blue ribbons. Who would want a blue ribbon? I suppose I would, if I could play with it.

So... we shall see. I have yet to examine him, but I'm sure I can persuade Rose to schedule a meeting some time soon. Helloooo Sweet Pea!


Giveaway!

I have a lovely Super Package to give away, comprised of: One Grace Teaware teacup and saucer, One package Ginger Honey tea, one sample package of Earl Grey loose leaf, Two Reusable Teabags made by Karen Owen, One Cozy up to a good mystery! Tote bag, and one copy each of Tempest in a Teapot and Shadow of a Spout!

Entries from Canada and the US welcome!

To enter:
1 - Comment on this blog by MIDNIGHT April 21st, 2015.
2 - Leave an email address in your entry where I can reach you. You can phrase it - my name (at) server dot com so the bots don't grab it!


To learn more about Amanda Cooper and the Teapot Collector Mysteries see these pages:


Victoria Hamilton/Amanda Cooper on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorVictoriaHamilton



113 comments:

  1. What a great giveaway. Congrats on the new book. I have been enjoying all of your series. Thanks
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  2. I enjoyed reading about you Pearl and Sweet Pea. You both sounds delightful.
    What a lovely giveaway! Thank you.
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  3. Thank you for the chance. I can't wait to read this book.
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  4. Wow this all looks great and I would love to read it. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  5. Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope Pearl gets to meet Sweet Pea soon.

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  6. Pearl and Sweet Pea - a match made in heaven?!? Can't wait to read this series.

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  7. Oh, hoping they meet and it works out or them.

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  8. Great giveaway! And cats are the best. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  9. From a Siamese and Balinese (long hair Siamese) mom, I am always thrilled when these wonderful and inteligent cats get the recognition they deserve. And I love the clever title! Looking forward to reading. Happy writing.
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  10. What a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Wow thanks for the great giveaway!!! I have not read any of the books from this series. I have however read all of the vintage kitchen mysteries thus far. I perfer tea over coffee any day.
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  12. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love the series. fishyfamily@cox.net

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  13. Ginger honey tea sounds delicious. Not that the books aren't needed either. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

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  14. What a fun giveaway. And I love ginger tea. Thank you!

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  15. Is there anything better than the confidence of a cat?? Fun post and terrific giveaway. Thanks!
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  16. I am very happy to have found you as an author....love your books! Thank you for the beautiful giveaways.
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  17. Love, love, love this series!
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  18. What a great giveaway! I would love to read more about Pearl, and Sweet Pea, too!

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  19. What a great giveaway! I haven't read this series yet and would love to!

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  20. Great giveaway. Just ordered off amazon the first book. Looking forward to reading it and then the second. Thanks a bunch. lady (dot) janel @ Hotmail (dot) com

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  21. Excited for this giveaway! rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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  22. Love it!!
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  23. Thanks for the opportunity and sharing your books! What a great series. nettiesclutter at yahoo dot com.

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  24. What a lovely give-away! Looking forward to learning more about your series. kprince697 at aol dot com

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  25. this sounds like a great book and what a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance :) darholley1 (at) aol,com

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  26. Love your books and that teacup is lovely...shanla@windstream.net

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  27. Beautiful! Would love to read sip tea :) jsescil@rochester.rr.com

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  28. Love the cover, I would love to win. weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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  29. I am a big tea drinker. This sounds like my type of mystery. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.
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  30. Love the covers and these sound great!! pp92596 at outlook dot com

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  31. Love these books and of course i love tea :) one can't go without the other.
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  32. Love the covers. sclickner at juno dot com

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  33. Love tea and this wonderful feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  34. What a lovely giveaway, I love tea. Can't wait to read the book I always look forward to each new one!!!

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  35. A most delightful giveaway. Tea is my fave. Thanks and best wishes. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Tea! It's in my name!

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  37. What a great giveaway. My first name foster109@netzero.net

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  38. Thank you for this giveaway!
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  39. Thank you for such a wonderful creative giveaway. Just discovered you and apparently at the perfect time. spunkymidwestgal at that there gmail.com

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  40. I'm pretty sure my own Siamese male (Sinatra, if you please), would kill me in my sleep if I should dare to call him "Sweet Pea". His preferred nickname is "Handsome", thank you very much! *grin*.

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  41. Very nice:) love my tea and books. Hi, my name is Penny and email is pennymarks@frontier.com. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.

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  42. What a lovely giveaway. Hope to win.
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  43. I love my teas and a mystery book and tea together what could be a better combo. Thank you for the chance to win. griperang at embarqmail dot com

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  44. Thank you for the chance! J_lo_foxy at yahoo dot com

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  45. Tea and books together are my favorite thing! Thank you so much;)

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  46. I have not read your books before but I collect teapots and cats and the books sound wonderful. My name is neakers at aol dot com now I'm on my way to visit your other sites.

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  47. I love tea and your new book sounds like a great read! Off to visit your other sites.

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    Misty

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  48. How have I missed this series? I've collected teapots for years! I can't wait to start exploring these books!

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  49. Thanks for the chance to win. bkhobbs@hotmail.ca

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  50. Thanks for the contest! What's better than tea and books? Yarnsnthreads at aol dot com

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  51. Looking forward to reading your new book. I would love to win your give away. Thank you for the chance!
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  52. What fun! Cats, teapots and reading just go together! geringlisa at gmail dot com. Thanks!

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  53. Thank you for offering the giveaway...I'd love to enter! mychildsclosetbiz at yahoo dot com

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  54. Wonderful giveaway. Thanks
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  55. Another series I have not started yet! I read the other two you write and find them both wonderful! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to enter!
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  56. How Sweet!!
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  57. A fabulous series. I adore Birmans I was fortunate to have one for 8 years before she died. Thank you for the chance to win. Itsacatslife17@yahoo.com

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  58. Wow! This is one super giveaway! I'd love to win it and sip tea and read about the adventures of Pearl---and find out if she gets to me Sweet Pea.
    Thanks for the contest.
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  59. This (both the book and the give away) sounds great!
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  60. Great give away. Thank you! Love all your books.
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  61. What a cool giveaway, hope I win! linbutler@att.net

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  62. What a cool giveaway, hope I win! linbutler@att.net

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  63. I love cats, especially long haired ones. My only problem is remembering to take extra allergy meds before visiting homes with cats in them. I'd be thrilled to be your lucky winner, especially for the tea you have in the package. We are very big tea drinkers in my house.

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  64. My flame pointed Siamese mix would probably think Sweet Pea was handsome too. The book sounds great :)

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  65. Super Giveaway!!! thank You! ♥
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  66. Would love this prize package. Thanks for the chance.
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  67. Thank you for offering this giveaway!!! rd0731 (at) outlook (dot)(com)

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  68. Would love to win this prize. Thank you. crossxjo (at) Hotmail (dot) (com)

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  69. Lovely site! So much to read! Nice to avoid politics, war, etc.
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  70. Love your books. And teaspots. Would love to win!!
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  71. Love me some cozy mysteries! Pamelabodine@aol.com
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  72. What a great prize!!
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  73. Thanks for the great giveaway and I love ginger tea and reading cozies!

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  74. Thanks for the give away, can't wait to read The books..
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  75. Thanks for the giveaway
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  76. The book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win and I love the teacup.
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  77. Wow. Wonderful.
    Pam
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  78. I recently purchased several vintage tea cups and saucers on eBay. My daughter and I have afternoon tea at 4:00 every day. I was recently telling her about this series during one of our tea times. I would love to win this Giveaway to share with my daughter.
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  79. Lovely giveaway! Thank you. Joan
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  80. I love Sweet Pea's name. :) This sounds like a fun series. Thanks for the chance to win such a nice prize! rencw@verizon.net

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  81. What a lovely prize, and what a handsome cat! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  82. Thanks for the intro to this series and author which are both new to me. Love your blog ladies!
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  83. Although I have read (and loved) Shadow of a Spout, I would still love to win this wonderful gift package (i would share my copy of the 2nd book with some other lucky person!). I think Sweet Pea is a hysterical name for a boy cat but good luck to Rose if she meets him. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. kuzlin at aol.com

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  84. Cool!!! rachaelabrams317 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  85. Congratulations on the new book. Sounds terrific. I want to get more acquainted with these characters. choirlady27 (at) hotmail dot com

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  86. What a cute cover! Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway.

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  87. My favorite cat markings are Siamese and especially Birmans. Bobbipad at gmail.com

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  88. Great reads zeta at iwon dot com

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  89. Thank you!! So fun, would love this!! tami.norman@gmail.com

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  90. Thanks for the giveaway! pinkobsessed at yahoo dot com

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  91. My goodness! What a delightful giveaway! I would love this!

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  92. I thought I entered this already but I don't see it. I would love to win this. I love hot tea! I also have missed this series somehow. I need to put it on my TBR list.
    Pamela
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  93. I like the Birman pictured. Kind of like a Siamese, but with white on the feet. Glad to learn that they were royal temple cats. I thought that was just the Siamese. Sweet Pea is a nice name. In fact, one of my e-mails has sweetpea in it plus the name of a cat I used to have. And last night when my cat Suzie was being loving I was thinking she was a sweet pea (or a sweetie pie). Would love to win! In real life we wouldn't want the cat on the table (on the book cover) while we were having tea. No cat hair in my tea sandwich, please.

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  94. Awesome giveaway! Corky200(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  95. Awesome giveaway! Corky200(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  96. Wow ! Great giveaway. Would love to win , I know I won't but any way. I do love to read your books

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  97. Love to read your books wolvie29(at)optonline.net

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  98. Looks like a great giveaway.

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  99. I love mysteries!
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  100. What a wonderful giveaway! Jlsbookclub (at) nc (dot) rr (dot) com

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  101. I hope you get to meet Sweet Pea and don't laugh at his unfortunate (for a boy) name. Snag a scone for me!

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  102. throwing my hat in for this giveaway!!
    thank you!!

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  103. sounds interesting

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  104. Would love to win.

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  105. Oh, I can't wait to read this one! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  106. This sounds like a sassy mystery that is needing to be read. Thanks for your interview. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  107. Love Pearl! Hope all goes well with her and Sweet Pea! Thanks for the chance!
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  108. Amazing giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  109. I loved the first book - & Pearly-girly! Looking forward to reading the second book. Thanks for the chance. mackisa at gmail dot com

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  110. We had a Siamese when I was growing up! Looking forward to the new book, thanks for the chance to win. JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I'm too late for the giveaway.....sigh

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