Sunday, June 19, 2016

READ TO DEATH coming soon

By Bridgy Mayfield from the Read ’Em and Eat mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran


                              

Hi there, my name is Bridgy Mayfield. Along with my bestie, Sassy Cabot, I own the Read ’Em and Eat CafĂ© and Bookstore in the always sunshiny community of Fort Myers Beach, Florida. Everyone at the Read ’Em and Eat  wants to say a big HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers, and to the uncles, aunts, brothers, sisters, moms, grandmas and friends who help take on that role is a child’s life. Great work all!



Well there is a lot of excitement here in Fort Myers Beach. The grand and glorious news is that there is a brand spanking new book outlining our adventures. It is called Read to Death and I would say it is the best book about us yet, except—well, I wish our author picked someone else to be the patsy. But no, there I am a major suspect in the murder of Oscar Frieland, the funny old gentleman (well not exactly a gentleman) who drove the Cool Reads/Warm Climate Book Club to their end-of-season outing at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates.  Much as I love visiting the place where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford spent their winters a century ago, boy, am I ever sorry I went along on that trip.

Believe me when I say finding a dead body is a terrible experience. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I just want the entire episode not to have happened. Fortunately, Sassy is more strong willed than I am so she is determined to find the killer and clear my name. Does she honestly think sneaking on a fishing charter boat or hanging out in waterfront bars crawling with wharf rats will help me? Don’t get squeamish, they’re not real rats (that’s what I feared at first) but when I squealed Sassy’s new friend Bert laughed and Sassy told me that wharf rats are people who like to hang around the harbor.

When she heard the possibility that I was in trouble, my mom flew down from Brooklyn and much as I love the comfort of having her around, my straight laced mom and her sister, my slightly wild Aunt Ophie do tend to get on each other’s nerves. And then, of course, the unexpected guest mom brought with her can be quite a handful.









So to celebrate the July 5th release of Read to Death, I am thrilled to offer the prize of your choice. One lucky reader will get the choice of a signed copy of Caught Read-Handed or a Caught Read-Handed tee shirt. Comment below before midnight Monday June 20 for a chance to win. Don’t forget to include your email addy. Oh and I would be thrilled if you pre-ordered a copy of Read to Death—I sort of am the star, you know.  


61 comments:

  1. I have pre-ordered and cannot wait to read it!!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. Love the cover and can't wait to read the book!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  3. Looking good. I have a gc so I think that I shall preorder.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. Sounds like a great place and adventure. I'll start on the first books. Love books! argolk725(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  5. Can not wait to read! bubs(dot)girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Waiting for release. Sounds great. linomio@hotmail.com

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  7. Eagerly awaiting the new book! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  8. Can not wait for this new read :) Thank you for the opportunity.....very much appreciated.
    mommy_to_zoe@hotmail.com

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  9. Sounds like a good read.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  10. So happy to see the series continuing. Love these girls! Happy Father's Day to all the guys out there.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  11. Sounds so good, can't wait to read it!
    jademoss17@gmail.com

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  12. Another added to my wish list!
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  13. Awesome! I would love to win This! Thank you for the opportunity! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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  14. Awesome! I would love to win This! Thank you for the opportunity! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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  15. Can't wait!
    mommomsworld@yahoo.com

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  16. So cool!!!! The book sounds so awesome!!!!!!! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  17. I would love to win the book!! Loved the first two books and am looking forward to the third one!
    mtrver@gmail.com

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  18. Hi all! I am so happy to see that so many readers are interested in the Read 'Em and Eat series. Great luck to everyone who enters the giveaway. xoxo

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  19. Thanks for the chance! I can't wait to read this.
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  20. Great series, looking forward to reading. "Read to Death" sounds amazing. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Great series, looking forward to reading. "Read to Death" sounds amazing. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Im so excited for the release of this new book! Im in N.J. now, but used to live and work in Fort Myers! Just reading about the book, and those who hang out there, brought me back!!

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  23. Wonderful series and great new release. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway. elliotben(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Thanks for this great giveaway and fabulous series. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Have added this book to my TBR list and can't wait till it's released. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  26. I think a cafe and bookstore combo is just perfect----I'd gain 10 pounds just sitting there reading.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  27. I can't wait to read this one! zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  28. How awesome to have a cafe like this near me! What a great premise for a series! I look forward to reading it.
    VWinship at aol dot com

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  29. Bridgy said "Believe me when I say finding a dead body is a terrible experience". I have tried off and on to think about how I would feel in the protagonists position. and I don't think I would like it. So I am quite pleased to let people like Bridgy do it. Like your premise for the series. Had a small diner where I used to live that sold used books for customers. I would sit at a table and read and eat. Was able to fill in some of my Tarzan collection there. Would love to read "Read to Death" Appreciate the chance to do so. Thanks. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  30. Ohhhhh, I have to read this book! How entertaining.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. This looks really good.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  32. Great cover!!! sounds like a good read.
    Carol Smith
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  33. Looking forward to a great read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  34. amazing and exciting for the news...
    margaritadj07@gmail.com

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  35. I can't wait to read this one. Sounds great! musiqmom@yahoo.com

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  36. Love this series & can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  37. This is one of my favorite cozy series. I would love a signed copy. seascapelife (at) Gmail dot com

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  38. can't wait to read it! thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother@aol.com

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  39. Looking forward to the continuing adventures. cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  40. This is a new to me series. Its on my list of books to buy and read. Thanks for the opportunity to win. dbahn@iw.net

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  41. Going to library and hoping they have them.

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  42. I've enjoyed the other books in this series so I am sure I'll enjoy this one. Thanks for opportunity to enter the giveaway. I'd love to win the book so I save on my book budget. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  43. pre ordered and I have read the others already. I would love the Tshirt

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  44. I have also pre-ordered Read to Death but would absolutely LOVE a signed copy of Caught Read Handed since I collect cozy author's autographed books and display them on my special shelf!

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  45. I enjoyed Well Read, Then Dead and wear my t-shirt around town. I'd love to win a print copy of the Caught Read-Handed to continue my reading journey. Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  46. Did my post...post?
    kat8762@aol.com

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  47. Hi Kathleen, I found a few posts awaiting moderation. We are all fine now.

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    1. I posted just after this and I don't see it. RuthNixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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    2. Ruth, I just went into comments and found you and a few other folks hanging around. All comments are here for now. I will check again later. That is a wonderful story you wrote about your mother and your Aunt--sort of like Ophelia and Emelia!

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  48. HI Bridgy! It sounds like you're up to your eyeballs in trouble in this one - I hope everything works out for the best! Nicole nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  49. Love this series and Ft. Myers Beach! Pre-ordered.. Thanks for the chance to win..

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  50. Amy-- I forgot to put my email: salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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  51. Oh wow, it would be so cool to have a Caught Red-Handed T-shirt to wear. I'd also love a print copy though to add to the library. I just requested my NetGalley review copy of Read To Death. I'm pre-approved through Henery but not Berkley yet. KteeBee Hutcherson

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  52. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  53. I lioe Terrie Moran's books. I love t-shirts. Of course, I love books too. I can't wait to get my hands on READ TO DEATH. It will not be long now.
    marlene.ezell@gmail.com

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  54. Would love to win the book and looking forward to the next one.I can relate to Bridgy as I was a only and my mom was quite straightlaced but my Aunt Jean was the opposite for in her day she was wild.Married three times, rolled her cigarettes and was a waitress.My aunt gave me my first dog, lipstick, shoes and dress and talked my mother into letting shave my legs. On the other hand she was always there for us. When my daddy was lost at sea she hopped on a train and spent 6 months taking care of me and my mom. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  55. I just started the first book in this series. Its great so far and I look forward to the rest of the series. utaker555@gmail.com

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  56. Great post! Looking forward to reading more, thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I used to live in this area. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lisa
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  58. I look forward to reading this book! I know several people that frequent Fort Meyers to see family and friends!

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  59. Contest is over. Winner has been notified. Thanks so much for participating and keep your eye here at Killer Characters because I hear that there will be a ton of giveaways coming up this summer.

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