Saturday, July 30, 2016

America's Christmas Town

Welcome to Rudolph New York:  #AmericasChristmasTown
Your Year Round Christmas Destination from the Series by Vicki Delany

TO: Rudolph Chamber of Commerce.

From: Town Clerk

Subject: Christmas in July

How’s this for a draft of the press release, folks?


Christmas in July.
There’s no better place to spend your summer vacation than in Rudolph: America’s Christmas Town #AmericasChristmasTown

July means making sandcastles on the beach, diving into the lake or relaxing around the pool.  Hamburgers and ice cream and iced coffee.

Christmas means Santa Claus and parades, holiday decorations, gingerbread and hot chocolate.

Why not combine the best of both worlds with a summer break in #AmericasChristmasTown?

Even Santa spends his summer vacation in #AmericasChristmasTown

Santa will be arriving on Saturday July 30 by boat.  And the whole town will be out to welcome him, with a good old-fashioned Santa Claus parade. On the water.

Our Santa Claus liaison officer, Noel Wilkinson, has informed us that Santa will set up his beach towel and umbrella at the town’s beach. He’ll be accompanied by Mrs. Claus, a team of Elves, and Head Toy Maker.  The Head Toy Maker will be making notes, kids, so be sure and made time to talk to Santa.

While the little ones are at the beach and lining up to meet Santa, stop in at Mrs. Claus’s Treasures on Jingle Bell Lane to get a start on your gift shopping.   Maybe pick up some fine linens or festive dishes for the holiday table.

After the parade and a day in the hot sun and cool lake water, head into town and visit some of our fabulous restaurants. Victoria’s Bake Shoppe, The Elves Lunch Box, Cranberry Coffee Bar, and a Touch Of Holly will be combining their special Christmas treats with the best in fresh local seasonal ingredients.

#AmericasChristmasTown: the place to be this summer!

End of Press Release

Note to advertising team:  Don’t use so many hashtags!  DON’T mention Noel Wilkinson’s name!!  And why does Merry Wilkinson’s store get so much attention!!!
                                                                                                                                              
Signed, Mayor of Rudolph

Vicki is giving away a copy of the first Year Round Christmas book, Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen, to one lucky winner. Please leave a comment to enter. 


Then pop over to Facebook for a chance to win a special Christmas ornament. www.facebook/evagatesauthor



98 comments:

  1. This book sounds like a great read! Thank you for the chance!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. I love Christmas in July! This book sounds like a great read. Thank you for this chance!

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  3. I love Christmas Books and this one looks wonderful. I like the sound of a Santa Parade and love Christmas food. Thank you for the chance.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  4. I love reading Christmas themed books. This one sounds fun. I love Christmas in July. Thank you for the opportunity to win! crossxjo @hotmail. com

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  5. I haven't had a chance to try this series yet.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  6. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I love Christmas and would love to read your books. I can't wait!

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  7. Christmas and mystery are a perfect combination. Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  8. I love the Christma theme in a town called Rudolph! Thanks for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I loved the post, made me smile. I would love to read more. Thanks
    Deby236 at gmail dot com

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  10. Am I allowed to enter as I live in the UK? If I can them my email is carolsmoky@gmail.com

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    1. So sorry Carol but the expense of postage is just too much for me. Thank you for asking.

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  11. Sounds like a great series. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    bah195@yahoo.com

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  12. Would love to read this book, Christmas and mystery. Great combo! bubs(dot)girl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Sounds fun to read! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  14. Christmas and a mystery, what more could you ask for! Thanks for the chance. dr(dot)oldsmobileaticloud(dot)com

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  15. I love Christmas and mysteries! I live near this author but have yet to be able to get a copy of her book in our local shop. Thanks for the chance to win a signed copy :)

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    1. Where are you? Your local store should be able to order it with no trouble. Contact me directly if you need help.

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  16. I love Christmas in July! Always watch the Hallmark movies and read some themed books. I would like to visit Rudolph. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  17. I love Mysteries and Christmas stories, and this one sounds delightful. Thank you for this fabulous chance. I love the title and cover. Happy reading and writing.

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  18. Christmas is the best time of the year!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  19. The cover makes me ready for Christmas. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  20. Who doesn't love Christmas in July. Cooling off in the heat of summer.

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    1. Memories of snow and fresh, crisp cool air.

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  21. I love Christmas cozies! brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  22. Sounds like a great book. lil_munchiekin at yahoo dot com

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  23. Love "Christmas in July"! Thanks for the chance to win the first book in the series, always the best place to start!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  24. I love Christmas mysteries!!!
    Bdlogan@live.com

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  25. This does sound like a great premise. Christmas mysteries are always fun. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  26. I've been meaning to start this series for a while, thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  27. I love Christmas mysteries - I can't wait to start on this series.

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  28. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I love Christmas anytime of year! thanks for the chance!

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  30. I cant wait for this release. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!! kayt18(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. Sounds like a good one.
    Sjgolding@sbcglobal.net

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  32. I'll be waiting for this book to appear on the bookstore shelves.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  33. Can't wait to read this book! Kristi Gilbert hannah03@bellsouth.net

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  34. Excited to read this new Book! Kkcochran(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. Christmas in July -- what a great way to bring a breath of fresh air to hot summer days in Rudolph. I can't wait to read about it! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  36. We once lived in a town that had a 'Christmas Year Around' store. We've been gone nearly 14 years, and altho I know it was still there for a few years after we left, I wonder if it's still there.
    One could, and should, live the Christmas experience & feeling all year.


    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  37. I love Christmas all year round!

    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  38. I love the idea of a Christmas Town, whenever I'm on vacation and there's a Christmas store, I know that I will be in it at some point.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  39. would be awesome to win this book -- I love Christmas! -- thank you for the giveaway

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  40. Love Christmas stories! This sounds like a fun read.

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  41. Thanks everyone for your comments. Sounds like we all love Christmas, no matter when it falls.

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  42. Thanks everyone for your comments. Sounds like we all love Christmas, no matter when it falls.

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  43. I love the excerpt on this Christmas book, I would celebrate Christmas all year long if I could. Thanks for this very generous giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  44. I love everything about Christmas - the sights, the smells, the Christmas movies and stories - and I've already bought my first ornament of the year! I'm so excited that there's less than 5 months to go! Nicole

    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  45. I love Christmas and especially mysteries with a Christmas setting. I can't wait for the season to get here.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  46. I was almost ready to pack a bag and head to this location to shop!!! I love the Christmas shops and shopping year round is the only way that I can be ready for the actual Christmas holiday. This book sounds great and I cannot believe that I missed out on reading it. Thank you for the delightful blog post.
    Cynthia Bayer Blain (as on FB)

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  47. Vicki sounds like an awesome read. Will have tp put on my to read list. When will it be released?
    Thanks for the update
    Rhonda Lee
    leer618@yahoo.com

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  48. Loving the Christmas in July theme! :) Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

    bookishnotions@gmail(dot)com

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  49. Loving the Christmas in July theme! :) Thank you for this awesome giveaway.

    bookishnotions@gmail(dot)com

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  50. Looking forward to this series.I love Christmas! Lkleback@hotmail.com


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  51. Christmas in July is fun! Love that there's a series about Christmas year-round. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  52. Merry Christmas in July. This looks like an amazing book. I can read about Christmas any time of the year. Can't wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Merry Christmas in July. This looks like an amazing book. I can read about Christmas any time of the year. Can't wait to read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. With all of this horrid summer heat we're experiencing, reading about Christmas would be a welcome relief! Thank you for a chance to win.
    sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  55. I can't wait for Christmas this year. I always read Christmas theme books in the summer. utaker555@gmail.com

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  56. I do love any holiday themed murder. It always adds such zest to a holiday season. I'd love to add this to my home library also.

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  57. I love the idea of Christmas year round. When I was little I went to the North Pole Village...located in the Adirondacks region of NY.
    I especially love reading and thinking about cool in this nasty heat. Bring on Christmas!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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    1. North Pole Village sounds interesting for sure.

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  58. Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen sounds delightful. Thank you for this chance.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  59. It is Christmas in July everywhere, I want this book for sure. Georgia
    thank you for the giveaway.
    queenvictoria5o (at) aol (dot) com

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  60. I love Christmas & Christmas reads.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  61. Hello, your books sound great! I LOVE Christmas and LOVE dogs and LOVE my cozy mysteries!!! Thanks for the chance to win your first book, and have a great day! Patty pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  62. I love thinking about Christmas in July...I don't have to worry about presents or groceries for the annual Eve dinner. I can think out how wonderful the tree smells, ornament twinkle, and lights flash. I love Christmas, and a 'Year Round Christmas Mystery' is perfect!
    kat8762@aol.com

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    1. All the pleasure and none of the work! What a great concept.

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  63. I hope I'm not too late. I love Christmas and enjoy
    reading books about Christmas.
    thanks.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. I love this series - the Christmas themed titles are great. bookaunt at outlook dot com

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  65. I love Christmas and especially Christmas mysteries. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  66. I love holiday mysteries. This would be so nice to win.
    marlene(dit)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Looking forward to reading this. ioncookbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. I would love to read this.. Exciting.Tsullivan539@att.net

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  69. Nothing like a little Christmas in July!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. Thank you for providing an insight into the newest book by Vicki Delany. The covers of her books catch
    anyone's eye that may be perusing for a new book. I love mysteries and with Christmas involved within
    the plot, I am sure it will be a winner. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  71. books sounds great, love the title! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  72. Christmas in July sounds wonderful, especially since it's going to get to 100 here today! My prescription is to stay indoors and read a good book!

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  73. I love Christmas themed mysteries and can't wait to read this book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  74. Love the cover. Ninaatmyhouse(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. Christmas in July! Love it!

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  76. I wouldn't mind meeting Santa at the beach either. Nice cover. Looks to be a good read. Appreciate the chance to get it sooner. Rather than later. I have yet to read this author having learned of her recently. So I am hoping this will be a start. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  77. I love reading Christmas mysteries! Thanks for the chance!
    Lisa
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  78. This sounds like a fun mystery, one that I missed last year! Would love to read it; thank you for the chance to win!

    jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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