Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Color Me Cozy!


By: Jaymie Leighton
Title: White Colander Crime
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: VictoriaHamiltonMysteries.com
(*Pssst... read all the way down for a HUGE giveaway!)

It's autumn... the leaves are changing, there's lots to do outside still, but soon the weather in Michigan will chill and snowflakes will flutter through the air. In fact, that's already happened; last weekend we had our first taste of snow, a little early, true, and it all disappeared as fast as it came, but soon enough it will start in earnest.

There's almost as much to do in fall as there is in spring. The shrubs have to be wrapped, the lawn furniture cleaned and put away, storm windows installed, annual flowers ripped out and gardens covered in a layer of leaves to protect the perennials. The rest of the leaves must be bagged and set out on the curb for green pickup or mulched for compost. Firewood must be bought and stacked close to the back door for the fireplace.

But then... then comes the time of year I love, when the outdoor chores are all done and there isn't any snow shoveling yet. Too early to skate or toboggan. Too late for anything outdoors beyond a walk with Hoppy to the river and back.

That's when I settle in with a stack of books, all my favorite romance authors, and a few mystery authors, too! Oh, and I've taken up a new hobby, the latest craze... coloring! Grown-up coloring books are fashionable this year, and I'm hoping some of my favorite gift givers will get the hint.

So, do any of you look forward to fall for the same reason? Does the thought of a blanket and cup of tea by the fire, accompanied only by a dog, and/or a cat and a stack of books delight you?

Tell me what you'll be reading when the snow flies!

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White Colander Crime
Buy It Now!

For purchase links from your favorite online retailer, go to: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of No Mallets Intended, the Heritage Society is re-creating a perfect Victorian Christmas—until good tidings go bad...

Queensville has great expectations for their Dickens Days festival. A tourist-trade boon boom means a big turnout for the opening of Queensville Historic Manor and for Jaymie Leighton, food columnist and vintage cookware collector, a chance to promote the manor and give away homemade goodies.  At the end of a long day of festival fun, Jaymie discovers the battered body of local woman Shelby Fretter.

Shelby predicted her own murder in journal entries—and all clues point to Cody Wainwright, the troubled son of Jaymie’s beleaguered newspaper editor. But considering the entire Fretter family had its share of dirty secrets, Jaymie’s not convinced  by the case against Cody. With twists all over, she’s going to have to work like the Dickens to wrap up this investigation before Christmas—especially with the real killer ready to kill again.

INCLUDES RECIPES!

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GIVEAWAY!

 I have a giant giveaway to celebrate Book #5 of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries, White Colander Crime.

Included are:
Books...
White Colander Crime
Death of an English Muffin
Shadow of a Spout
The Cozy Cookbook
BONUS not shown - No Mallets Intended

Other Stuff...
Cozy Up to A Good Mystery! tote bag
Death of an English Muffin tea
&
Watercolor Pencils 

So How to Enter...
1 - Leave a comment here with some form of your email address, eg: yourname (at) server dot com
2 - Entries close at Midnight, Thursday, October 22nd.
3 - Watch the replies and your email messages on Friday!

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Fireplace Photo courtesy of: Cliff Cheung from freeimages.com



74 comments:

  1. White Colander Crime sounds like a great mystery book, and I love the cover art! I have added the book to my TBR list.
    I love the amazing giveaway gifts! Please enter me. :-)
    Thank you!
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I really enjoy your Vintage Kitchen Mysteries. I have from the beginning. I really want a Hoosier cabinet like Jaymie won in the first book. Thanks for the great giveaway. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  3. I am just starting to enjoy these. I look forward to reading yours. Thanks
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. No matter the season, a cup of tea, a stack of cozy mysteries, and my kitty-boy by my side make for a good day! Thanks for the chance to win this very generous prize package!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. I really enjoy this series and can't wait to read more about Dickens Days and see what everyone is up to now! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. When the snow starts to fly, I will be curled up in front of the fire with a cozy, preferably one with a holiday theme.
    Thank you for the opportunity!!!!
    ejbs3s@yahoo.com

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  7. Wonderful giveaway, thank you for the chance. I love your cozies and can think of nothing better then curling up with one of your books and a cup of tea :)

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  8. Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Dnrocker@yahoo.con

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  9. Thanks for the opportunity!
    tammybramley@live.ca

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  10. What a wonderful giveaway , and congratulations on so many wonderful books being published ! kathambre@yahoo.com

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  11. Congratulations on number 10 and thanks for the chance! karen.kenyon at rogers.com

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  12. The books you write our amazing, Congrats on all your great books. I would love a chance to win this book. Linda May my email is lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  13. Please enter me in this great giveaway. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.
    angelbear19662000@yahoo.com

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  14. I am so looking forward to this next book. For the upcoming winter, I will re-reading some old favorites including yours as it's always fun to visit old friends and places.
    Becky Prazak
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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  15. Would love this mama2bulls@gmail.com crossing fingers

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  16. Love a good mystery, and can't wait to read your new one! Please enter me in your give-away. Thank you. jcgrayna@earthlink.net

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  17. The storyline is like a breath of fresh air. I would love to read this novel.

    cenya2@hotmail.com

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  18. I'm looking forward to getting this book and reading it like the rest in the series, I have and love! In the fall I love taking walks in the woods, there's that smell that isn't around any other time of year. Thanks for the chance to win! annelovell12@yahoo.com

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  19. What a fantastic deal!! Thanks for this opportunity.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  20. I love curling up with a book, blanket and in the fall tea (winter it's hot chocolate). I'm so looking forward to fall weather.

    kvmatlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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  21. We don't get much snow where I live. Heck, I'm still waiting for fall to get here. Regardless the season, I always enjoy my favorite chair, books, a nice pot of tea, and my best furry friend. Thanks for the awesome giveaways! dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  22. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  23. I love the fall...except for the whole raking of the leaves torture, but that's why I had children. My reading list is never ending, The giveaway looks amazing!!! Fingers and toes crossed! cherlynn1@hotmail.com

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  24. I'm sooo excited for White Colander Crime!!!! Yes, I love autumn for the same reason. Sitting by the fire with tea or hot chocolate with my two dogs. I will be reading a bunch of books, including yours! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway!!!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  25. What will I be reading this winter? I am so far behind that I have 3 boxes of unread cozies that I'll be going through in alphabetical order. Autumn is the time I take the car and have it compounded and hand waxed for the winter. It's when we rotate the closet from summer to winter and make sure that we have plenty of our favorite snaks stashed away and almost forgotten.

    I love the books you have in the giveaway, and I also collect those wonderful tote bags. They make great gifts to the librarians I drop off bookmarks and cover cards to.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  26. Love the Jaymie books! carrie.dabb@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  27. Wonderful giveaway. During the winter I will be reading cozies and many mysteries which are captivating. Tea is a must and books galore give me enjoyment. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for this great giveaway. Reading gives me pleasure and all year I read novels, cozies and thrillers combined with chai I am content. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Thanks for the chance to win.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  30. I will be starring out the window in amazement if the snow falls here in Southern California. bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  31. What a marvelous give away. Thanks
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  32. Such a lovely holiday cover! It must be an exciting time for you! I've already pre-ordered the book, as I have enjoyed all the books in this series. Should I be lucky enough to win this giveaway, I will share any duplicates of books I already own with members of my book clubs who may not know your work. sjones1592@gmail.com

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  33. Awesome giveaway! In the winter I curl up on the couch with my cat and cocoa and read cozies and mysteries! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  34. I hibernate in the winter - it gets pretty darn cold in MN! I'm so looking forward to White Colander Crime. Your series is terrific!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  35. Well, I can only hope No. California has a wet winter. I am prepared. I have so many "must reads" on my iPad and in paperback to last more than a couple of winter storms. First on the list will be "Stirring the Plot" by Daryl Wood Gerber, then so many to choose! Winning "White Colander Crime" would put it to the top of the list. kat8762@aol.com

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  36. I am really looking forward to reading these! I love to read in the winter! rockergoddess2002@yahoo.com

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  37. In the fall, I love to curl up with mystery books. I haven't tried the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries yet, but they sound like a series I would love. Thanks for a chance to win your book. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  38. Wow so many great cozy mystery.

    xzjh04@ Gmail.com

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  39. I just love the book titles in this series. They are so clever! When the snow starts to fly I'm sure I'll be reading multiple books at the same time, as I generally do. I like to be reading a cozy or two, something for work (I'm a children's librarian), something spiritual, and then any random fiction or non-fiction that catches my eye at the library. One annual tradition for me is to re-read A Christmas Carol over Thanksgiving weekend. It helps get me in the Christmas spirit and reminds me what is truly important. Thank you for the giveaway! rencw@verizon.net

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  40. This would be incredible. Reading and reviewing these books would be great. I will be reading Kathi Daley Christmas books as well as the new one from our dear Facebook friend who we just lost Joyce Lavene . Thank you for this chance. Pennymarks@frontier.com

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  41. Cant wait for my pre-ordered copy to arrive. Yep fall, cuddling up in the hut with a good book, some snacks and my sweet rescue Tyler sounds pretty good to me. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  42. I can't wait for the snow to fly! I will be reading more of my cozies that take place in winter then. And working Jigsaw puzzles. I love winter!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  43. I need to catch up with this series. A good mystery works well when the snow starts to fly.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  44. I'm a newbie to this series and author. I am looking forward to finding a copy of it to read. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.
    robeader53@yahoo.com

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  45. I am very excited to read the latest installment in the Vintage Kitchen series. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. kim7corn(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  46. I will be snuggled up with hot dark chocolate and my Cairn Terrier reading cozies, cozies and
    more cozies!! Plus some trillers and mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  47. I can't wait to curl up by the fireplace and read this. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  48. Thanks for the chance to win. I haven't read this series yet but it is on my TBR list.
    doward1952@yahoo.com

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  49. I am curled up right now reading English Muffin. I do prefer reading in the sun though and this fall has been beautiful. High 70's low 80s. Perfect for sitting and reading.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  50. Cannot wait to read the latest book in the Vintage Kitchen series. I love this series. Perhaps it curbs my desire to collect all old kitchen gadgets (probably not). Gray give-away.
    lizstraw at sbcglobal dot net

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  51. Count me in on this giveaway. Hope I win cause it sounds like just my kind of mystery. I've got the tea, blanket and kitty all ready to cozy up.
    babemomara@att.net

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  52. This set of books will keep me cozy this winter! Wow what a giveaway! There is nothing better than snuggling up with a good cozy mystery on a cold wintery weekend. (well, maybe if you add a cat too.) eeyore722@gmail.com

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  53. Wow I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance.
    brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  54. Thanks again Victoria for another wonderful, warm, giveaway. Have not read any of the Muffin mysteries, but very much enjoy the Vintage Kitchen series. Have a colorful Fall season, Maureen

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  55. Wow, so generous! I would love to snuggle with my dogs in front of the wood stove and enjoy your books. Thanks! Patvanbregt@gmail.com

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  56. What an awesome giveaway! Thank you for the chance! Terpsnmbr1@yahoo.com

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  57. I can't wait to read this, I love all your books, thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!!!
    Lisa, hseaside5@aim.com

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  58. I love series books (including the Vintage Kitchen series!) so I'm never sure which book I'll read next - the next book in a series I'm reading or a stand alone book or a new series I can't wait to start. What fabulous giveaway!
    bree62@outlook.com

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  59. Autumn is may favorite time of year I love the crisp air, falling leaves, and comforting food. I love curing up inside in comfy clothes with my cats.

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  60. Wow, what a fabulous giveaway!! Although I'm an avid mystery lover, I've never read any of these books. I would love to win! Congratulations on your new book. Thank you so much for the giveaway. jr_dj_gantt@juno.com

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  61. What a wonderful giveaway! It's hard to type with my fingers crossed.

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  62. I just love the Vintage Kitchen books and this giveaway is wonderful. als(at) foxgull (dot) com

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  63. How wonderful! Appreciate the chance. cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  64. Nice giveaway. Although some of the young folks may not know what a Colander is. Autumn is my favorite time of the year also. Not too hot and not too cold. Lots of color and the pollen count starts to go down. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  65. I really enjoy your books. Thanks. gaynell2 at icloud dot com

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  66. I love this series and I totally agree...once all the outdoor chores are done it's time to sit back,relax, and breathe in the wonders of the fall season! Thanks for the great giveaway! londonandlisa@gmail.com

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  67. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity. I just love cozies.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  68. wow what a great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance :) darholley1@aol.com

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  69. Thank you for an awesome giveaway. I lo e this series and I also love to color.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  70. I love this vintage kitchen series. I would be so thrilled to win.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  71. Love your giveaway. Skyjax02@yahoo.com

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  72. Fantastic giveaway...love to read this.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  73. Thank you so much to all who entered. A winner has been chosen! Come back November 21st for another HUUUGE giveaway!

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