Friday, November 20, 2015

I Can Do This, I Hope!






Holly Miller blogs for

The Paws and Claws Mysteries

by Krista Davis







When Oma (German for grandma), asked me to be her partner at the Sugar Maple Inn on Wagtail Mountain, I was thrilled. I love the inn almost as much as I love Oma. And I knew she needed a break. Running an inn is a 24/7 job. Guests have needs in the middle of the night sometimes. And no two days are alike. You never know what might happen next.

Oma and her best friend, Rose, are finally off on a cruise! I was beginning to wonder if Oma would ever trust me enough to leave the inn for a vacation. I'm determined to prove that I'm capable of taking care of everything. We have a full house because Wagtail is throwing a murder mystery weekend called Murder Most Howl. I know that sounds dangerous because we've had a couple of real murders in Wagtail recently, but I can handle pretend "murders." This should be a snap. The ladies from the Thursday Night Cloak and Dagger Club will be arriving soon. With a name like that, they have to be fun! And the Tredwells are coming to adopt a dog through the If the Dog Fits program that allows them to spend a weekend with a dog before they adopt it.

Cross your fingers for me. I need everything to go smoothly!

By the way, you know how I said you never know what might happen next? I walked into the inn library the other day and caught Trixie and Twinketoes singing! You can see a larger version here.



Trixie and Twinkletoes appear to have gotten hold of two copies of the book that they'd like to give away. Leave a comment here with your email address so they can get your mailing address if you win one! Good luck!

91 comments:

  1. It does sounds like the Sugar Maple Inn will be busy, but I know you can handle it. I loved watching Trixie and Twinketoes as they were singing! That was perfect. :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I loved the little video. I love the book concept a well. thanks
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Trixie and Twinkletoes are quite the duo! Cute video and they sing better than I do. I'm planning to spend my birthday reading their latest escapades with Mom, Oma and the extended family at the Sugar Maple Inn.
    cpfrick1@hotmail.com

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  4. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win! Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  5. I can't wait to read this book! I love this series just as much as I love the Diva series! Dawn hc6275.com

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  6. Delightful! I'd love the chance to win, thanks!
    karen (dot) Kenyon (at) rogers (dot) com

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  7. I would love to read it. J_A_M_5672@yahoo.com

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  8. Holly, I'm sure you'll do a great job holding down the fort! Hugs to Trixie and Twinkletoes!!! Nicole

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    1. Yet once again I neglected to leave my email address!!! Sorry! nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  9. Already to read this thanks mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  10. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com . Looking forward to reading this. It looks like a fun read, so I'm hoping Thanks for the chance to win one. Means I'll get to read sooner if it works out.

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  11. So excited to read this! Kkcochran@hotmail.com

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  12. Such an adorable video! Thanks for the chance to win Murder Most Howl! kimdavishb@gmail.com

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  13. Can't wait to read it!
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  14. Can't wait to read it!
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  15. Would love to read it
    shanla@windstream.net

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  16. Thank you for the chance. Lady (dot) Janel at hotmail (dot) com

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  17. Sounds like a crazy busy time! The book looks terrific.
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  18. This sounds like a howling good story! I'd love to win.
    rebarger@bellsouth.net

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  19. Would love to read your book ...sounds like a good one. jchizmar01@windstream.net

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  20. What a nice giveaway. The book sounds very interesting.

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  21. I absolutely love this series!!! I've been rereading the first 2 books trying to contain myself until this 3rd one comes out. Escaping to Wagtail is the best getaway for me from my high-stress job and a year of health issues. I never tire of the stories and learn something new every time I go back. Thank you for such loveable characters!

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  22. I would love to win your book.
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  23. Trixie and Twinkletoes have very nice voices for a cat and dog! I've got my fingers crossed that I win one of those books.
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  24. Thanks, Trixie and Twinkletoes! Love the movie and I'm so looking forward to reading Murder Most Howl and another visit to Sugar Maple Inn! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  25. Hope I can get a copy!!! If I don't I will still buy it.
    rachaelabrams317@gmail.com

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  26. Yes, Please!
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  27. Love the video! Thanks for the chance to win. lkleback@hotmail.com

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  28. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Love the video! Can't wait to read it! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com
    Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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  29. I enjoy all of your books and are grateful we have so many wonderful cozy mystery authors. mbquilts4@aol.com

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  30. That's so cute! Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill : minishoes@msn.com

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  31. I love this video! And I can't wait to see how the mystery weekend turns out - guessing might get a little exciting. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  32. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!! darholley1@aol.com

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  33. I laughed so hard when I saw this video! How creative is this. I wasn't expecting it it certainly gave me a smile for the day. I needed that after going to the vet, basically having my dog destroyed the building before I left. Somehow I think they prefer downloads from the in a close to my big, hairy, dog that's plain crazy! I can't wait to read this new book!

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  34. Oh.....duh...Movietime195969@yahoo.com
    Sherry Smith

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  35. Thanks for this opportunity! This book sounds wonderful!

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  36. Sounds great! l.bergh@sbcglobal.net

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  37. I absolutely adore cosy mysteries with cats and dogs. As a Certified Crazy Cat Lady, this book would be right up my alley. Would so love to win a copy to read and review. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  38. Would like to win pwtish171@gmail.com

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  39. Happy Friday Trixie and Twinkletoes! I loved your video.
    cindy226@gmail.com

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  40. You can do it Holly! I loved the video. My favorite part is when Trixie chimes in. I love the voice! I also like how all of the important details about the book were shared. Thanks for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  41. Love these books. Haven't read this one yet but hope to. They are the best books. slpetera@yahoo.com

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  42. Wonderful video. Great Friday. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Delightful and special video. Love the books. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Would love to read this!! Kendzierskic@yahoo.com

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  45. Would love to read this!! Kendzierskic@yahoo.com

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  46. Lol...cute! mrsstarkent@gmail.com

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  47. how much fun would this be!

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  48. Love this series! Can't wait to read the latesr adventure.
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  49. I would love to read your book! klclog@bellsouth.net

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  50. Trixie and Twinkletoes are so talented! Can't wait for Murder Most Howl! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  51. A new book to read on this snowy day would be great! dbahn@iw.net

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  52. I absolutely loved the video , it was amazing ! I would really love to win . Wagtail is the place to be. If it truly existed I.would live to go for a visit and stay at the Inn. joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com

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  53. I absolutely loved the video , it was amazing ! I would really love to win . Wagtail is the place to be. If it truly existed I.would live to go for a visit and stay at the Inn. joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com

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  54. So cute! Thanks! robin.christofaro@yahoo.com

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  55. Loved the video and would love a copy of the book even more!
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  56. love Trixie and Twinkletoes.....and love this series..

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  57. Oh yes, please
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  58. Thanks for the chance to win. prentissg@gmail.com

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  59. A murder mystery weekend in Wagtail? I want to join in! It sounds like a fabulous time. Please let me take part? Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  60. Thank you for this chance! I love your books! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  61. I am looking forward to reading my copy! I have only read the first in the series. I need to get caught up. It is a very fun series!

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  62. Can't wait to read. mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  63. I can't wait to read this one!!!! dellilla9@yahoo.com

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  64. Krista Davis is a favorite! Fun reads... kat8762@aol.com

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  65. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  66. Really liked the video, I'd love to win the book. Thanks for the chance.
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  67. My dogs want to read this story with me. Thanks for the chance.
    Carol Smith
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  68. I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  69. My dogs LOVE my 'library'. They make their way through books faster than I do. However, I use my eyes and they use their teeth, so I think we get different things out of them. luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  70. Enjoyed the video. I'm looking forward to reading this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of MURDER MOST HOWL.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  71. I am looking forword to reading this new one. Love the video. Thanks

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  72. I adore this series seascapelife (at ) gmail dot com

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  73. Love your books.

    Rabidreader1970 @ gmail.com

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  74. I'm reading - and loving - THE GHOST AND MRS MEWER now and would be thrilled to win MURDER MOST HOWL. Cute video!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  75. I love the covers of Krista's books. They are so eye catching they make me stop to look at them. Thanks for the
    opportunity to win a copy of the newest one. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  76. Such a cute video and the book covers are great. I'd love to win one of the books. My email is musiqmom@yahoo.com. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  77. Cool. New author for me. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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  78. love the covers of this authors books. Love to win and read! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  79. Love the book description and would LOVE to win!

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  80. Forgot to leave my e-mail address!

    Kkdurban@gmail.com

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  81. Would love to win this. Thanks for the chance.
    babemomara@att.net

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  82. Looking forward to reading Murder Most Howl. I just love visiting Wagtail. Thank you for a chance to win! Doodlesink@hotmail.com Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  83. Looks like great cozy mystery.
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  84. Would love to read this title. Zeta@iwon.com

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  85. Always great reads, cute covers, just talent all throughout! Would LOVE to win one....whether I do or not, Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

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  86. I'd love to read this (if I'm not too late). Cute video. My dogs bark and howl but they don't sing ever. At least not when I'm around.

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  87. Oops...forgot my email address... lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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