Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New Series Alert! @LindaWiken author, #bookgiveaway

 
By Lizzie Turner from the Ashton Corners Book Club Mysteries by Erika Chase



Hi y'all. I'm so delighted today to introduce, and do a quick quizzing, of a new stable mate. That's what I call it when my author has a new series coming out. But to make it really confusing, my author Erika, will be writing this series as Linda Wiken, which by the way, is her real name. The series is the Dinner Club Mysteries and here's her main gal, J.J. Tanner to tell us all about it.


Erika:  Welcome, J.J. A dinner club series sounds real taste-tempting. Is it?

J.J.:  Well, if you like cookbooks, recipes and talk about food, then yes, it is! I'll tell you a bit about it. The Culinary Capers Dinner Club meets once a month and we rotate homes.The host gets to choose a real cookbook and from it, the entree while the remaining four members choose a side dish or dessert to go with it. And of course, we get to be pretty good at solving murders, too. Because there's always one of those.

Erika: And, are there recipes?

J.J.:  For sure. And I promise, no poisons are ever used in the recipes or as a murder weapon!

Erika: Where is it set?

J.J.:  Well, I live in the suburbs of Burlington, VT is a small (author's note -- fictitious) village of Half Moon Bay, right on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain.

Erika:  And what do you do, besides catch killers, I mean?

J.J.:  So glad you asked. I'm an event planner. Anything special coming up? I'd love to help.

Erika:   Ahem, we'll have to see. One final question, what does J.J. stand for?

J.J.:  Oh, my...look at the time. Gotta run! Thanks for the chat, Erika.
 

(If you'd like to win a copy of Toasting Up Trouble when it comes out in July, just leave a comment along with your email address before midnight, Wed. June 1st. I'll make the draw and contact the winner.

But if you don't happen to win, you can pre-order your own copy (and you've heard how important those can be) at http://tinyurl.com/grpv5xr   Many thanks!)



The countdown is on for TOASTING UP TROUBLE the first in the Dinner Club Mystery series 
 coming July, 2016! Stay tuned, there will be give-aways!


 Writing as Erika Chase:

Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.

                                                                                           




Visit Erika at www.erikachase.com 
Love to hear from you on my Facebook author page
 and
on Twitter  @erika_chase. 

Visit Linda at www.lindakwiken.com
at my Facebook author page and
on Twitter  @LWiken 





46 comments:

  1. I can't wait for this book, thanks for the chance to win! Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  2. Love a new series and I can't wait to read it mama2bulls@gmail.com

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  3. I have it pre-ordered but sure would love to win.

    Nancy B
    nlb1050@yahoo.com

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  4. This book would be so enjoyable and special. Thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Love the culinary aspect, recipes and the wonderful setting. I have been to Lake Champlain and Vermont when I lived in Mtl. many years ago. Great drive and lovely area. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. A new series to delight in.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  7. Welcome to both, er, all of you. Indeed a great setting. When we were in high school, a friend and I once sailed halfway across Lake Champlain in a sunfish, and we were stopped by whichever agency looks after the lake. They asked if we were all right. We assured them we were fine, and turned around and sailed back to shore. I love looking at the map and pointing "we were there!"

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  8. suefoster109@netzero.net. I love food cozies.

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  9. Thanks looks great. Njlinza@yahoo.com

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  10. I visited Lake Champlain as a child and can't wait to revisit it in a new series. Thanks for the chance to win.
    salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  11. Really looking forward to reading this one. Love the title and the cover!

    brookeb811 at gmail.com

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  12. Really look forward to new series when they are released. Would like to read "Toasting Up Trouble" when it's released. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Really look forward to new series when they are released. Would like to read "Toasting Up Trouble" when it's released. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. New series! New author!! Great post. Love the intro. Love the covers. All on my TBR. But hoping for an early start. Thanks for the heads up.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  15. This sounds like a great new series...can't wait to read it! cking78503@aol.com

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  16. I get confused by authors using multiple names, too. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  17. sounds like delicious fun!
    woofmew@aol.com

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  18. Sounds like a very tempting read. Looking forward to it.
    Henry@fictionary.org

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  19. I love this...a dinner club? I'll toast to that! I am so glad I can find new-to-me books, and finding a fave author has a pen name.
    kat8762@aol.com

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  20. I'm really looking forward to reading this! It sounds good! Thank you!
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  21. I really like the Ashton Corner Book club mysteries. I am very intrigued by this new series and would love to win a copy!

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  22. A great post thank you & I am loving this cover.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  23. I'm already a fan of Erica's series so I am looking forward to trying this new one. Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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  24. Dinner Club Mysteries sounds like a great new series. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Toasting Up Trouble.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  25. this looks like a fun series, I hope I win this copy. I see other books I have not read by Erika Chase so going to search B&N to order those. Thank you for the giveaway. Georgia
    queenvictoria50@aol.com

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  26. Well I just love all of the books written by Erika Chase. So, I know I should enjoy the books written by Linda Wiken, since they are the same person. I hope I win.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  27. I am interested in this new series! Thank you for the introduction and the chance to win a copy of the book!

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  28. Oh, I would love to win!! Thank you for giving us all the chance and something out of the norm to look forward to. konecny7@gmail.com
    Have a great night.

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  29. Thank you for the chance to read an amazing book.
    Jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

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  30. Thank you for the chance. Sounds delightfully fun!!!!!!

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  31. I am so happy to see another new series by you! I have enjoyed all the Ashton
    Corners books and can't wait to read this one. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  32. Wow, I could use an event planner. The book sounds greeat.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  33. Looking forward to the new series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  34. Sounds like a great new series. cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  35. Love mysteries with food! Looking forward to this one. frybbe@gmail.com

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  36. That had me confused, but then made me laugh. Yay for new series! caitlinmmccutcheon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I've enjoyed Erika Chase's books so I am sure I will enjoy Linda Wiken's new book. Thank you for the introduction. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  38. Cool. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  39. thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother@aol.com

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  40. I always look forward to new series and this one looks good. Thank you for the goodaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  41. Sounds great, I would love to read it.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. Thanks for the chance! I love it when a new series comes out! I loved the interview!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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  43. I can't wait to read Toasting Up Trouble - has the number one thing I love: Food. See you are from Vermont - we vacationed at Smuggler's Notch a few years ago and it was wonderful. Teddy Bear Factory Ben & Jerrys and so many antique places. Always look forward to a new cozy series. drenner2@outlook.com

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  44. Really enjoy these cozies. Thanks for this opportunity. But its got me thinking, just what JJ stands for. Hummmm.

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  45. Definitely looking forward to read this book. Hope I'm lucky enough to win a copy. S. Maher irish9795@hotmail.com

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