Friday, August 21, 2015

Merry Everything...


By: Merry Wynter
From: Death of an English Muffin
Released: July 7th, 2015
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton

As happy as I usually am, the last almost-year in Autumn Vale and at Wynter Castle has been overwhelming. I arrived here on Labor Day weekend, and since then has been a roller coaster ride of getting to know the (often) weird and (sometimes) wonderful locals.

And then there have been the murders. Sigh. What to say about the murders? I didn't commit any of them, to start with. And never in my life have I been involved in a crime. No, it seems like there is some kind of alchemy involved among myself, Wynter Castle, and the crime spree right in my own (literal) backyard.
Ah... the cosmetics aisle!

So I don't feel like there has been any down time, you know? I always feel like I'm juggling and right now, with my home, aka my castle, full of feuding friends and foes, I need something (other than shopping, my worst vice) to take my mind off it all.

Have you ever taken up a hobby when the tension got too much, and you were afraid you might strangle someone if you didn't find a way to relax? I really don't want to strangle anyone, even if Cleta Sanson really deserves it at times.

So... what would you do to take your mind off murder?

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From the national bestselling author of Muffin but Murder, baker Merry Wynter returns with a fresh tray of muffins and a case that has authorities stumped…

They say one’s home is one’s castle, but when it comes to Wynter Castle, Merry would like it to belong to someone else. But until a buyer bites, she could use some extra dough, so she decides to take in renters. The idea pans out, and Merry’s able to find a handful of tenants eager to live in a real castle. The only problem is most of them are crumby, tea-swilling old biddies.

The Legion of Horrible Ladies, as Merry calls them, is led by the terribly nasty—and fabulously wealthy—Cleta Sanson. The abrasive Englishwoman keeps everyone whipped into a frenzy—until she meets an embarrassing end behind a locked door. Evidence reveals that Cleta was murdered, yet no one is privy to how the deed was done. Merry knows she must quickly find the killer before another of her guests gets greased…

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GIVEAWAY!!


August Killer Characters Giveaway
Comment here to enter for this prize package consisting of Death of an English Muffin (Merry Muffin Mystery #3 - Victoria Hamilton - July 2015) and Shadow of a Spout (Amanda Cooper, aka Victoria Hamilton - Teapot Collector Mysteries #2 - April 2015) as well as a 'Cozy up to a good mystery!' tote bag suitable for carrying books, as well as other things, if you ever want to carry 'other things'. (But... why would you?)

So:
Step 1 - Comment by Midnight tonight, August 21st, 2015
Step 2 - Leave an email address where we can reach you... conceal it from the 'bots by using the form myname (at) myserver dot com if you like!
Step 3 - Hope for the best and watch your email box!!


62 comments:

  1. I love both these series. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  2. I love these books but have not read any of these as yet. Thanks for the chance and am hoping for the best.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Hobby? Sort of. I recently started competitive ballroom dancing, mostly for the peronsal challenge. After a full work day I can go to the studio and focus on my goals for awhile. Dancing is detail, detail, detail mixed in the a bit of frustration but I love the challenge. Thanks for this opportunity, I am familiar with these books and would love to read them. mlarkin at reitmr dot com.

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  4. I love this series. I haven't started the Amanda Cooper series yet, the first one is in my TBR pile. The one hobby I would like to start is learning to paint in water colors. I love to read, and bake, collect vintage cookbooks. I guess those are my hobbies now.

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    1. Oops, forgot my email it is drdotoldsmobile(at)icloud(dot)com

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  5. Thanks for this treasure of a giveaway. When I feel annoyed and enraged I clean. I used to work out at the gym which was an excellent venting mechanism. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. What a great prize.... I would take a walk with a dog to clear my head.

    I'm hoping that I'll find an email in my box.... afarage (at ) earthlink (dot ) net

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  7. I am always looking for a new series & I definitely need to try this one.
    bookworm dot walters at gmail dot com

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  8. I never had hobbies except for reading which provided me with great pleasure and an escape, but now I walk in the foothills and this is very inspiring. Your series sounds wonderful. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. First I'd make sure the body was well hidden. Then I'd see about visiting some relatives at least 5 states away. I'd make sure everyone knew that I'd be taking this trip well before the 'incident' occurred.

    I have cops, lawyers, retired judges, and a federal agent in the family. I spent summers at Ft. Meade visiting an older cousin who was an oxy-moron. (military intelligence) so I learned from the best. LOL Mwa Haa Haaaaaa

    I'd love to add those lovely books and tote bag to my collection. NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. The Legion of Horrible Ladies - oh, that sounds so intriguing! I need to catch up on both series.

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  11. I adore this series ! My hobbies are reading , reading and more reading :) thanks for the great giveaway !
    kathambre@yahoo.com

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  13. New author for me kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  14. I head for the golf course when I want to forget everything. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. When I want to get away I hide out for a while with old classic TV on and another book. Great series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  16. Your books are so much fun! Thank you for so much reading enjoyment in these two great series.
    stardustindy at yahoo dot com

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  17. I like to cook and garden. Both are relaxing.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  18. I haven't read either of these but I would love to!

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  19. Merry Wynter is a new author for me ... the book sounds wonderful and I'm looking forward to reading it.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  20. I quickly discovered I was too fearful of cutting myself to make stained glass items. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  21. These books sound wonderful! I am in need of something good to read right now! fullerjr43@gmail.com

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  22. That story sounds good. I like the giveaway, too.

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  23. I am not a hobby person, though I love to see other people's work. Several people I know have joined the coloring craze. I think someone needs to start a new cozy series involving it, just saying, lol. My hobby to relieve stress has always been READING A GOOD BOOK. Thanks for the opportunity to win such great prizes. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  24. Looks like two interesting books silverladybug14atgmaildotcom

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  25. I really liked Death of an English Muffin! I want to read the teapot series also. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  26. Thank you for the opportunity. stoneoak95 at comcast dot net

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  27. What a great giveaway! I need that took for all of my books. Sherylhbooth at gmail dot com

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  28. I have several hobbies (including reading, of course!) but one that my husband and I enjoy together is geocaching. It gets us out of the house and into the woods or into parks and other areas we would never ordinarily explore. Being outside, especially in the woods, is so restorative and relaxing, especially when life gets crazy and stressful. It's good exercise and just a lot of fun. Thanks for the fun chance to win! rencw@verizon.net

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  29. Love both book covers. Both look like great cozy mystery.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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  30. Victoria Hamilton's books! Excellent! I " must read" series. Thanks for the giveaway, but more important thanks for the reviews and insights. I can always find a new series through your information. kat8762@aol.com

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  31. Must read series, sold! linbutler@att.net

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  32. Must read series, sold! linbutler@att.net

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  33. Great giveaway. Bgracie@hotmail dot com

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  34. Love this! Thank you for the giveaway and the reviews!
    Bski92@gmail.com

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  35. I weed! So cathartic! Or I bake...pleasurable seeing what I can create! Both sound like very good reads....

    Kathleen Bylsma h5apby@yahoo.com

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  36. Thank you for the contest. This is a book that I need to add to my to read list. pfistersk@yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks for the chance!!! Elaine929159@hotmail.com

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  38. I started knitting a few years ago. I'm not very good at it (really, I'm not kidding - lol!), but it relaxes me. I also enjoying baking when I'm feeling stressed, and reading as well. Happy Friday! nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  39. I do love the idea of trying to deal with a castle, especially in the USA.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  40. Thank you for the chance to win these awesome cozies! rockergoddess2002 (at) yahoo dot com

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  41. Both books sound like must reads! Reading is my favorite escape but a nice walk helps me clear my mind when I need to sort things out.
    bree62@outlook.com

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  42. Merry, I take my mind off murder by playing or hiking with my dogs. It is very relaxing. No murder on the mind tonight though, my hubby and I are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. Thanks! meaganab(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  43. Thank you for the giveaway! Smhindman(at)gmail (dot)com

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  44. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  45. I love this series! Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin at AOL dot com

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  46. Awesome giveaway! Would love to win these cozies! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  47. Vera Nell Wilson

    I always love a good mystery. Please enter me.

    snoopysnop1 at yahoo dot com

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  48. This giveaway is so cool.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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  49. Yes, yes, and yes It is a wonderful giveaway and I've got my fingers crossed that I'm lucky enough to win.
    robeader53@yahoo.com

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  50. Walking is a great de-stresser for me.

    Looks fabulous!!

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  51. Nice post! I have enjoyed visiting Wyntet Castle. Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Those books just happen to be on my TBR list. What a cute tote to top it off. Thanks for the chance to win.

    cjreynolds52@comcast.net

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  53. What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  54. Wonderful giveaway! I do use my book tote for carrying other things since many of books are digital. But buy a large number of cozies in print! Thank you for the chance to win.

    Tennisace(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. Messed up email addy trying to be clever. It is tennisace50(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. Hello all... thank you all so very much for entering! I have emailed the winner.

    If you didn't win, please watch this space the 21st of every month because I often (And I do mean OFTEN!) use my day for giveaways.

    Next up in November is the 5th Vintage Kitchen Mystery, White Colander Crime!

    But first... see you September 21st!! I just MAY be giving stuff away again!

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  57. What fun! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  58. I got the email after it ended!!!!!Would like to have had a chance

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  59. I have been wanting to read these. They all look so good. I know it's too late but so would of like to have a chance. Thanks for the giveaways you do. AWesOMe

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  60. I am looking forward to reading more of this series. On my TBR list.

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