Wednesday, December 9, 2015

To Date or to Sleuth, that is the Question

Our Season's Readings Contest has begun! I am giving away a signed copy of either Dead Between the Lines or Murder of an Open Book—winner’s choice. Leave a comment today or Thursday and on Friday I will pick a random winner! Sorry! U.S. entries only.

by Stephanie Danielson from Denise Swanson’s new series of short stories

Hi! My name is Steph. When my husband died, I discovered that he had drained our savings and cashed out all our investments, leaving me with a couple thousand in our personal checking account and not much else. A while back, I had lost my job as a reporter and because I had decided to write the great American novel instead of seek other employment, Kevin’s death left me close to penniless.

Having few other options, I moved in with my mother, Millicent Spicer. After my dad divorced her, Mom used most of her ready cash to buy a house in Bellbridge Estates, 55+ gated community. If the development had been what the advertisers promised, all would have been well. But it wasn’t and Mom was nearly as short of funds as me.

At first, we hoped the developer would make things right, but when he was killed (A Finger in Every Lie) that possibility was off the table. Although it wasn’t fun being the chief suspect in the guy’s homicide, it was pretty cool helping the police figure out who really did it.

Now that the president of the homeowners association has been murdered, the deputy that worked the other case has asked me to help him solve this one too.

Either that or he’s asked me on a date, or both. I’m not really sure. 

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---Denise Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Scumble River, Devereaux’s Dime Store, and Stephanie Danielson mystery series. As well as the Change of Heart romance series.

Read more about Stephanie in the short stories, A Finger in Every Lie and All I Want for Christmas is You…Dead.

47 comments:

  1. This series sounds fun and I can't wait to read it. dbahn@iw.net

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  2. As usual, I want to get every new book you put out and add it to my collection!!!! Please pick me for either one.

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  3. Love your Scrumble River and Dime Store series. This sounds like another winner. mlarkin at rmrgroup dot com.

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  4. Hi my name is Lois Rotella and enjoy Denise Swanson's books. Looking forward to the new Scrumble River and Dime Store books. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Will have to check out more of Stephanie's story and see what transpires! I'm a big fan of Scumble River! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Can't wait to see if it's an interrogation or a date. What a delightful heroine.

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  7. Sounds like a good read. Want to know if it's a date! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  8. A new series? Sounds good! I enjoy your books!! Thanks for the chance to win this book!

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  9. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  10. Sounds like a fun way to start a new relationship. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  11. Everything you write is so good! If it has your name on it I will read it...with a smile!

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  12. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  13. Men can be so confusing!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  14. I love the idea that she isn't sure whether he's asking her to help and/or on a date!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  15. Wow! Something has to go right for Stephanie...and soon! kat8762@aol.com

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  16. Intriguing and amusing. Interested in this great feature. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. This got me hooked. Very interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Anything by Denise Swanson is fun reading.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  19. Loved the new short stories. Just need to get reviews written and posted. servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  20. Sounds like a fun series. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  21. I love book giveaways. Not sure which book I'd choose; I'd have to look at the excerpts on Amazon.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Is the short story going to be a real book or only e-book (sorry it may actually be out already, but I admit it I am lazy and I dont want the page to change to a gardening page if I leave it)(yes that does happen to me on here, lol) Love the Scrumble series. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  23. Well I'm intrigued... utaker555@gmail.com

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  24. Love your series and this new one sounds good too!
    lynneandco@comcast.net

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  25. I would love tos tart this series.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  26. And the answer is BOTH! *Bwahahaha* luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Oh gosh, I want one of these signed books badly. wishing everyone who read this a very nice holiday. And a great New Year. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  28. Thank you for the chance to win. Murder of an Open Book is my choice but love everything you have written. Can't wait to read the new books. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  29. Thank you for the chance to win! Either of these books would be a treat. rencw@verizon.net

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  30. Sounds good!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  31. Thanks for Holiday giveaway. Looking forword to reading your new stories.

    Enjoy your Holidays

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  32. sounds like a lot of fun!
    woofmew@aol.com

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  33. Sounds like a wonderful read! Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. This series sounds fun! Thank you for this chance.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  35. Can't wait to read this! cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  36. Denise Swanson is one of the great cozy mystery writers. I've yet to find any of her books to leave me flat when reading it. Thanks for the great giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  37. Thanks for this chance. Sounds like a series I'd love!
    kkdurban@gmail.com

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  38. Love Scumble River Series and am looking forward to reading the others!
    Rose Devero
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  39. Love your Scumble River Series and look forward to reading your other novels!
    Thank you:)
    clandevero@yahoo.com

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  40. More wonderful Cozy Mystery and I have not read this...thank you for the Contest...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  41. I used to hate short stories but now I like them. This one sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway.

    edith.patchan@live.com

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  42. Would be a great birthday surprise! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  43. I have enjoyed the Scumble River series and love the clever titles. lmmeidam@gmail.com

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  44. You continue to give me so much reading pleasure! Thank you so much!
    krndyer@hotmail.com

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  45. I love your books and this one sounds so good haven't had the chance to read yet.ptclayton2@aol.com p.s. must be print

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  46. Love both series.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  47. Love your books. Merry Christmas.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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