Saturday, June 20, 2015

Toil and Trouble





Coco Ross

blogs for the

Domestic Diva Mysteries

by

Krista Davis
















Do you ever feel like bad times come in waves? It seems that way in my life. Months pass with complete normalcy. Oh, sure, there are the annoying drivers who honk in traffic (Really, when it's bumper to bumper what do they expect me to do. Fly?) or a shop that sends the wrong item, but that's little stuff. Not the kind of thing that keeps me awake at night.

And then, when I least expect it, just when life is going really well, a crisis of gigantic proportions slams me. Lately, I lie in bed at night, thinking about ways to bump someone off. That's terrible, isn't it? Maybe you know the thorn in my side? It's Natasha. That's right. The woman with the local TV show about all things domestic.

Natasha has been badmouthing my family's company, Amore Chocolates. We're celebrating our 60th anniversary with all kinds of events. We've been planning them for over a year. And now this Natasha is saying, on her TV show, mind you, that we're elitists because we're not inviting the entire world to our chocolate tasting. First of all, it's none of her business. Second, how many people does she think we can fit into the garden behind my dad's house? And third, what would possess her to say these things publicly on her TV show?

We're flying people into town as our special guests. I have TV shows (not Natasha's!) lined up for interviews and baking demonstrations using chocolate. This is the time for Amore to shine, but Natasha is pouring buckets of ice water on our parade.

Any advice before I land in the slammer?

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Good Luck!

56 comments:

  1. Was Natasha invited to the event? If not, then I would say she is upset (perhaps it is jealousy), and this is her way of getting "revenge." You can invited her to the event or send her a gift (sort of peace offering). You can threaten to sue her for defamation if her statements are false and cause harm to your company's reputation (though I am not sure how hard it is to prove in a court of law). Maybe talk to Sophie or Mars and see what advise they can give you on how to deal with Natasha. I wish you all the best luck in solving this issue!
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  2. It's easier when dealing with Natasha to try and get along and ignore her as much as possible. Your best bet is to talk to Sophie as she goes through this all they time and has since they were girls together. Hope it works out for you and your family and company. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  3. I'm looking forward to reading this.
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  4. Ignore her and enjoy your celebration! She's jealous and it is eating her up. That's the best revenge.

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  5. You've really no choice - she has to go. Now the fun part........how?

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  6. Establish an alibi:-)
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  7. This is a most delightful post and giveaway. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Sounds great!
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  9. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Can't wait to read the book.
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  10. I feel for you Coco! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  11. This book sounds enjoyable and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Have read and loved this book on Kindle. Would love to have hard copy signed by author!!!

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  13. Smile, smile, smile. Interject her comments with "Really? That is a different way of looking at that. Hummmmmm, interesting. That is a different interpretation!!" Ad infinitum. Don't let her see you sweat!! Keeping mouthing these platitudes and it will drive her crazy!!

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  14. Sounds like a great book! I have not read any of this series yet but would like to. Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim at ymail dot Com

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  15. Ignore Natasha!

    Sounds like a great series!

    Thank you for having this contest.
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    1. Congratulations, Kelly! You won a copy of THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS!

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  16. Natasha sounds like a real pain! Thanks for the giveaway---maybe after my horrible day yesterday I could win and turn my bad vibes into good one.
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  17. Ask Soohie what to do. She has been dealing with Natasha for years. Love this series of books. Keep writing!

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  18. Well, it's going to be hard but you need to try to stay calm and not do anything rash, and don't write or say anything that you don't want everyone to see - you know how that stuff gets out!
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  19. This is one of my favorite series, and I cannot wait to read this book!
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  20. Thanks for having the giveaway!
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  21. Wow fingers crossed ptclayton2@aol.com

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  22. I can't wait to read this book. I love this series. Natasha irks me to, but it's best to ignore her rude comments
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  23. I so want to read this.....rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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  24. Sounds like it will be an interesting party!
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  25. Buy her a plane ticket to some far away but irresistible location and send it to her anonymously.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  26. I'd love to win this sweet book!

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  27. That's classic Natasha. At least she's mentioning you on air!! Just let your chocolate speak for itself.

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  28. Can't wait to read it! joansomersdesign@gmail.com

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  29. No advice but sounds like a great read.

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  30. Congrats on being #16 - that's terrific!
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  31. Looking forward to reading this one.
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  32. Would love to win this book, tried a number of times but no such luck, thanks for the amazing Giveaway, it's appreciated. Linda May

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  33. I don't know what happened to my other comment , I don't see it so trying again. Thanks for the great giveaway. Would love to win this book. kphans08@gmail.com

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  34. Looks like great cozy mystery.

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  35. you got me at Chocolate!!!!

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  36. mmm chocolate!
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  37. Natasha - Everyone has one in their life. Ignore her. susanmv @ comcast.net

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  38. Chocolate is the winning word to me. I would love to have an opportunity to win a copy.
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  39. I'd send her some chocolates!!

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  40. Get rid of her and give her a big bar of chocolate.
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  41. Can hardly wait to read this. Anything with chocolate has to be good. choirlady27@hotmail.com

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  42. Kill them with kindness! What a fun post and great giveaway. I adore this series. itsacatslife17 (at) yahoo dot com

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  43. If you need a proofreader who is quick and affordable contact me, but meanwhile I would love to win the book.
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  44. Sounds like a great read.

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  45. I just finished this book a couple of days ago and enjoyed it very much. Really no surprise since I've liked every one in this series and often wish I was more like Sophie--able to make fabulous food for friends on a moments notice!

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  46. LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  47. Is chocolate allowed in prison? Bobbipad@gmail.com

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  48. Gosh...advice is grey area...
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  49. Sophie can handle Natasha! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  50. Kill her with kindess (& chocolate) by having her for a solo special tasting. Question: will she actually show up &, if so, will she tast the sedating beverage. Load it with Valium. Kh38668@yahoo.com

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