Thursday, April 21, 2016

Beaux Tie #giveaway #cozymysteries


By: Jaymie Leighton
Title: White Colander Crime
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

It's been a weird year or so for my love life. For a while I dated Daniel, who I liked very much, and yet I was attracted to Zack, the police detective. It was odd to like two fellows for different reasons at the same time; it was like a dead even tie, in a lot of ways, between the two guys.

But then Daniel went back to his ex, and Zack moved on to greener pastures, never interested in me that way anyway, which was fine. We were so different, it never would have worked. The tie between them was never real, in a way, because both guys had other women who appealed to them more.

And then... and then I met Jakob Müller. He saved me just by being in the right place at the right time (No Mallets Intended - November 2014) and he - amazingly, to me, after Daniel who seemed to think I needed a keeper - appears to trust that I can take care of myself.


Sigh. Christmas tree farmer, junk stop owner (his store is called The Junk Stops Here; how perfect is that?) and hunky single dad to an adorable daughter who I loved immediately... Jakob Müller.

So now I'm in that pleasantly awful stage of a relationship when I know how I feel, but I have no real idea how he feels. And I know he has to be careful, with a daughter to think of. And I want to reassure him that we can take this as slow as he wants, but I don't want to presume anything, like that he even likes me that way.

Maybe I'll have to make the first move... kiss him, or something.


Meanwhile, I have a lot else to think about, (like my editor's son being accused of murder) so I'll take this one day at a time. And hope for the best.

Have you ever been unsure, in a relationship, where you were headed? And afraid to ask? 



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To the wonderful readers of Vintage Kitchen Mysteries: There has been a lot of talk lately about the cancellation or non-renewal of cozy mystery series. There has been no renewal of the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime HOWEVER, good news! The series is going on with or without them! In fact, failing a renewal by Berkley, Beyond the Page will be publishing Book #6, Leave it To Cleaver, in which BIG changes are brewing for Jaymie! 

To celebrate that, AND to celebrate that White Colander Crime has been nominated for a Bony Blithe Award for Light Mystery, I am giving away TWO signed copies of White Colander Crime to two commenters here!

Please write, in your comment, your name and an email address... you can write the email address as yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com if you'd like to fool the spambots.

AND, please comment by Midnight tonight, Thursday, April 21st, 2016!

Open to Canadian and US addresses!

I'll choose two random commenters!

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92 comments:

  1. How exciting! I am so glad the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries series will still be continuing, and congratulations for White Colander Crime being nominated for a Bony Blithe Award. White Colander Crime sounds like a wonderful read.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    Jeanetta
    myrifraf (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I would love to read White Colander Crime—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    Sheila K.
    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  3. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    Sandy (at) sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  4. It looks great, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  5. I would love to read this one and to answer your question, I have been in a relationship and not been so sure.
    Debby G
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win, and what great news that the series will go on! Dnrocker at yahoo com

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  7. Loved reading the character update. Great news that the series will go on! Thanks for running the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com. -amy

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  8. Loved reading the character update. Great news that the series will go on! Thanks for running the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com. -amy

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway. Glad the series will continue.

    Elaine
    flash29@sympatico.ca

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  10. Yes, I have been afraid of where some relationship has been headed. Particularly, some close friendships of mine! Sherylhbooth (at) gmail (dot) com I am so thrilled that this series continues on.

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  11. This is great news! And congrats on the Bony Blithe award nomination! How exciting! Glad to hear things will continue with Jaymie, no matter what!
    Thanks!
    Julia
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I'm very glad the series will continue. I love it. Thank you for the chance!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  13. So glad you will continue the series. And congrats on the nomination.

    nlb1050 (at) yahoo (dot)com
    Nancy B

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  14. Congrat's on the nomination and thrilled to hear the series will continue.

    debbiec1313@yahoo.com

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  15. I would love love love to win. What a great opportunity. Thank you! I think very one has had a moment in their love life where they weren't sure. mommomsworld@yahoo.com

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  16. Congrats on the nomination and how perfect is the name The Junk Stops Here.
    smm3@bex.net

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  17. Exciting!! Love to read cozy mysteries :-)
    ilona at davisbunch dot net

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  18. I love this series, I'm so glad that its not ending. Congratulations on the nomination! utaker555@gmail.com

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  19. Congratulations! Since I've already won White Colander Crime from you several months ago, I will opt out of the contest... but wanted to comment to let you know how happy I am that your series will continue!!!

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  20. Love this series and glad it will continue.My husband and I dated for several years before we married . I was a battered wife with 3 young sons trying to piece my family life back together after a divorce. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net


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  21. So glad to hear this series will continue! carrie.dabb@aggiemail.usu.edu

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  22. I am thrilled to hear that the series will continue. There are very few books that I can say have drawn me in from the very begging. But each one of the Vintage Kitchen books has done just that. Thank you for granting me that time away from my work and family responsibilities!
    Cassandra Mason
    cmasondc@gmail.com

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    1. Oh my goodness, how embarrassing! Darn autocorrect. Beginning, not begging! :/

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  23. I love reading cozy mysteries. I would love to win. Thank you for the chance.
    angelbear19662000@yahoo.com
    Mary F.

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  24. I enjoy this series and am looking forward to this next book. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. kuzlin (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. So happy this series will go on. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  26. I own three of the five published books in this series. I'd love to win the fifth book AND have it as an autographed copy. I love the series and am glad that if Berkeley stupidly doesn't renew that you have another publisher waiting in the wings.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Wonderful series and great giveaway. Thanks for this lovely feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Congratulations. So happy that this series will continue. Thanks for this giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  29. So glad the series will continue! Linda Kleback lkleback@hotmail.com

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  30. Congratulations on the nomination! And I'm glad you are continuing the series!

    Anne Harris
    mysandycat@aol.com

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  31. The vintage mysteries bring back good memories of all the things in my grandma's kitchen ---as well as being super fun reads. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. Woohoo, someone is stepping up to the plates so we can enjoy our cozies!!! grammyd01@comcast.net

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  33. This is great news!! And thanks for the chance to win!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  34. That is happy news! Great series, love those covers, too. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  35. Great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! I never win, but I always try. I am a HUGE fan of cozies.
    Lisa M. ethereal1062(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. I am so glad to see that this series is going to continue. This is a great series and can't wait to see what is in store for Jayme in Leave it to Cleaver. Great giveaway, thanks.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I am so glad to see that this series is going to continue. This is a great series and can't wait to see what is in store for Jayme in Leave it to Cleaver. Great giveaway, thanks.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  38. The way publishers have gotten so cavalier about cancelling book series is very distressing and quite annoying.
    More power to you all!
    Let us read and let them weep!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  39. I think I'm taking a trip to the little bookstore by work at lunch today to see if they have A Deadly Grind so I can get started on this series! Thanks for sharing!!!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  40. Love reading cozy mysteries! Thanks for offering a chance to win the book! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  41. How wonderful that your series will continue!! Congratulations on your nomination for the Bonie Blithe nomination and Good Luck! I would love to win a copy of White Colander Crime -- thanks so much for the giveaway~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  42. I can't wait to read the first book - A Deadly Grind, I just pick it up from my library. Since they have the whole series I will be check out each one or placing them on my TBR list. gmfuhlman27 at gmail dot com

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  43. looks like a great one ! thank you . norma jean linza njlinza@yahoo.com

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  44. Sounds like a real winner to me. Thanks so much for the chance to win it. Nothing like a cozy to make your day.
    cenya2@hotmail.com

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  45. I love cozy mysteries. I can read and my husband the cook can test your receipe!! Congratulations on your award!!
    My email address is
    spike5271943@aol,com
    BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT, APRIL 21, 2016

    Thank you for the chance!!!😃🌷

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  46. How wonderful that your Vintage Kitchen Mysteries will continue on! And congratulations for White Colander Crime being nominated for a Bony Blithe Award. Thank you for the chance to win! I shared my with my cozy friends from Cinnamon & Sugar & a Little Bit of Murder's blog.
    sxygrndma48@yahoo{dot}com

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  47. I have wanted to start this series! Hope I win! Good luck everyone!
    Rachael
    rachaelabrams317@gmail.com

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  48. This is so exciting! Thank you so much! Erin. nelson_ee at yahoo dot com

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  49. This is so exciting! Thank you so much! Erin. nelson_ee at yahoo dot com

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  50. Say it isn't so!!! How can Berkley not want to publish more books in the Vintage Kitchen series. I love this series. It is one of my favorite series. I would love to win a signed copy of any book in this series.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  51. I am glad the series will go on.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  52. I. too, am glad the series continues! edithschnee@msn.com

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  53. I am so happy to hear this great series will continue. sewwild@aol.com

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  54. I love this series, and so glad that we can continue the journey.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  55. Oh my gosh!!!! I'm not entering the giveaway, since I already have the book. But congratulations!!!! I can't wait for MORE books.

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  56. I'm so, so happy that the series will continue on! Thank you for the chance to win it. jillybeans41 at gamail dot com

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  57. I would enjoy getting acquainted with this series! marilyn26469@me.com

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  58. Just purchased this e-book. I think I'm going to love it! I am perplexed at the publishers decisions lately not to renew certain series. I hope this is not a trend! Shobrock66@gmail.com

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  59. So happy that the series will continue and congratulations on your award. I was once unsure where a relationship was headed. When I asked, he broke up with me.. But then I met my future husband a few months later so it all worked out for the best.. Thanks for the chance to win.. salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  60. congrats on your award! I was once unsure about a relationship and made the wrong decision.....regret it to this day

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  61. I love cozies, and this one sounds good! Thanks for the chance.
    jademoss17@gmail.com

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  62. Congratulations on the award. Hope you award me a copy of the bokk.
    Betty John English
    Betty.Jo.English@gmail.Com

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  63. Congratulations on the award. Hope you award me a copy of the bokk.
    Betty John English
    Betty.Jo.English@gmail.Com

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  64. Thank you so much for this opportunity and congratulations on your award!! My name is Cathy Dayeen-Cox and my email is rainbowwarriorl@yahoo.com

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  65. I'm not familiar with this series, but would like to be!

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  66. Good news all around!!!!

    Janet Morrissey
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Congrats! This is such a terrific series and I'm thrilled that it will continue.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  68. Glad to hear the good news! I'd love to read White Colander Crime! Thank you!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  69. Exciting News then and I really like the uncertainty of the character. Yes I have been in that situation and I moved on. I hope your character has better luck. Thanks for the contest. I would love to enter.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  70. Sometimes I am unsure of my relationship with my husband and we have been married 42 1/2 years! There are days, and then there are days. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  71. Relationships are all like a jigsaw puzzle, they take some work and talent to make them work. Thanks for sharing this book with us. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  72. Congratulations on being nominated! Thanks for sharing! I would love to give a copy a happy home!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  73. Relationships are tricky and filled with potholes! Despite the statistics, my husband and I will be celebrating 39 years in December. Congratulations on the award and the successful continuation of the series. Joanne Kocourek servedogmom@yahoo.com

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  74. Congratulations for being nominated for a Bony Blithe Award with White Colander Crime. And great news that you are continuing the series! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Grace K.
    Grace (dot) Koshida (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. My now husband told me in 1976 we were going to get married. It didn't work then, but after not talking for years, we got married in 2014. I guess he knew where we were headed.

    The Vintage Kitchen series is one of my favorites. It is wonderful news to learn there will be more books in the series. 51lyncomments(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. So delighted. This is my favorite series!!!!!seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  77. I'm so glad the series is continuing. It's always so disappointing to learn that a much loved series is going to be discontinued. I'm thrilled this one is going forward.

    As to the relationship question: yes, I've been unsure about where a relationship was heading and a bit frightened to ask, but after an abusive marriage (to my high school sweetheart), I learned to ask what I want to know - it's better to know than to waste years of my life. So, I just ask. If I don't like the answer, I can either get over it, or get it. It's my decision. :)

    My email is michelle_willms at yahoo dot com

    Thank you so much for this wonderful chance to win.

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  78. Congrats on the nomination. Love to win this!!
    Babe
    babemomara@att.net

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  79. I would love to win a copy of White Coloander Crime. I so want to read this series.
    thank you for the giveaway Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  80. YOUR BOOK SOUNDS GREAT AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN A COPY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  81. So happy the series will go on no matter what. Love the characters. kchinetti (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  82. i love the sound of this book..thanks for the chance.my email is mekachew69 at gmail dot com

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  83. I'm so happy your books are still being published! I loves read them!! Your a great author. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  84. I am so happy that the series will not end. Congrats

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  85. I am so happy to hear that you are going to continue to publish this series. Congratulations on the nomination and thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  86. Thank you for this wonderful give away
    Roseygirl16@yahoo.com

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  87. Thanks, all!! I'll be informing the winners later today.

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  88. I love the sound of the book and the author I have not read so I would be excited to read and review ! Congrats on the nomination also and the offering of not 1 but 2 print books. peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

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  89. I am so happy you are continuing this series. This is the series that started me reading books in the cozy genre. So your books hold a special place in my heart. I still have not read this book in the series but hope to read it really soon. musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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