Friday, May 22, 2015

Musseled Out- Book Giveaway!

By: Julia Snowden
From: Musseled Out
Author: Barbara Ross
Series: The Maine Clambake Mysteries

It’s a week before Columbus Day, the last gasp of the tourist season in coastal Maine, when the Snowden Family Clambake will shut down for the season.

My name is Julia Snowden. I returned to Busman’s Harbor, Maine last spring to save my family’s business, which was close to bankruptcy. I took a leave of absence from my job in venture capital and sublet my Manhattan apartment. Through a lot of hard work, we saved the business. Now it’s time for me to go back to my real life in New York, but complications have ensued.

I am in love.

So do I stay or do I go? And if I stay, where will I live? How will I pay rent and put food on the table in the off-season?

To make matters more complicated, David Thwing, owner of a chain of upscale seafood restaurants, has been in town looking for a property for his business, which will compete directly with the Snowden Family Clambake. We just got on our feet, but our financial situation is still precarious. A competitor like Thwing could kill us.

And though I’m in love with Chris Durand like I have never been before in my life, there are still problems—like the question of why he disappeared on his sailboat, the Dark Lady, several times over the summer. He never tells anyone when he’s leaving or where he’s been. Just poof, gone. He swears he won’t do whatever it is anymore, and we’ve tried to put it in the past like an old lover, but I’m not sure I can live with that solution.

So, a change of season and a lot of decisions. I just hope I make the right ones.

Barbara is giving away a copy of Musseled Out to one person who leaves comment.
Good luck! And be sure to leave your email address so Barbara can contact you if you're the winner!

MUSSELED OUT
On bookshelves now!



46 comments:

  1. Julia, you are between a rock and hard place. Love is so hard to find but without trust, I am not sure love will be able to flourish. I do hope he will let you know his secrets. I wish you all the best. Also, good luck with your business!
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  2. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  3. I think you should stay!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  4. Decisions, decisions! Sounds like a very interesting mystery! And relationship. Would love to read.this. jeaniedannheim ( at ) ymail ( dot ) com

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  5. Love the book cover. Makes me wish I was at the lake. Looks like gray cozy mystery.

    xzjh04 @ gmail.com

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  6. It's so hard sometimes to decide. Thank you for the giveaway. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  7. I own copies of "Clammed Up" and "Boiled Over" and loved them both. The covers are vibrant and the character's are fun. I really hope I am your lucky winner (fingers crossed).

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. I love this series. I can't wait to read it. Christik311@gmail.com

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  9. Decisions, decisions. Of course I hope you stay in Busman's Harbor, Julia, so we can follow your adventures and see what's up with Chris. ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  10. A great series. Thanks for this feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. Thanks. A wonderful post and book. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'm absolutely smitten with this book series, and can't wait for the next one! lmdeleon33@hotmail.com

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  13. Decisions - decisions. Can't wait to read what happens!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  14. Please stay!

    Lilflynracer @ msn.com

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  15. I've read this. It's a really good story.
    The winner will enjoy it.

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  16. I love your books. Thanks for the chance to win one.
    ovations@bellsouth.net

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  17. This book sounds great. Thank you for the chance.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  18. Barbara Ross is a new author to me, but the book sounds great. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. j_mazur@msn.com

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  19. Looking forward to a fabulous read. Love the cover & title too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  20. I haven't read Barbara Ross but would love the opportunity to do so. Thank you for this chance to win the giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  21. Oh, I love the cover of this one. Sounds like a great read.

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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  22. Decisions are never easy! Would love to read this book. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  23. This looks good.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  24. Enjoy Clammed Up and Boiled Over - looking forward to Musseled Out

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com.

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  25. I would love to read this book. I keep thinking that I would very much enjoy living in a seaside town.
    Nora
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  26. Ruth Lyons MazurMay 23, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    I' m not familiar with Barbara Ross's work, but I love seafood and this book sounds delicious. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. ruthmazur46@gmail.com

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  27. Look forward to reading Musseled Out. Thanks.

    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  28. It does look good.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  29. This series is on my summer reading list! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  30. Please stay! That way the series can go on and on! This book is going on my TBR list.
    bree62@outlook.om

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  31. Sounds great. I can't wait to read it.

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  32. Thanks, everyone, and good luck with the contest!

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  33. I just started reading this series and love it. I have not read this book yet and would love to win. I LOVE cozy mysteries!!!!

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  34. Love the title and covered. Made me have a taste for mussels...so ran to the store to get
    some. Hope I am not to late to enter.
    Carol Smith
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  35. Thanks for the intro to this book! Sounds like another good one!
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  36. This is a fun series being that I am also a New Englander but not from Maine, but we do travel there often so any books pertaining to a NE states and the coast especially are a big interest to me. I loved Clammed Up and have Boiled Over ready to read. Thank you for the chance to win it. Sincerely, Cynthia
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  37. Maybe he should share some of his secrets before you give up your job.

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  38. I would love to read this.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  39. New series for me but would love to win!

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  40. New series for me, would love to win!

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  41. I think I'd be in love with Maine and not want to go back to New York---plus who can resist trying to solve a mystery.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  42. Sounds like a lovely book to read!

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  43. Since reading this series, it's become my ambition to try a Maine clambake!
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