Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Moms to the Rescue

By Sage Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by TerrieFarley Moran


It is truly fabulous to be here in Fort Myers Beach with my daughter Sweet Petunia. Well actually her name is Sassy Cabot but since I am in my earth phase, I tend to call her any lovely flower that comes to mind. My name? Oh didn’t I mention? My baptismal name is Barbara but I tend to change my name as the various phases of nature capture and recapture my fancy. Until very recently I was in my moon phase and found Luna to be a bright, welcoming name. Then, as spring erupted and the world turned green, nature pulled me to move into an earth phase. I decided I would become Sage. Sounds like a wise woman’s name, don’t you think?

And right now I need to be wise. When Sassy’s best friend and business partner Bridgy Mayfield discovered a dead body in a van in the parking lot of their fabulous Read ’Em and Eat CafĂ© and Bookstore, all eyes turned to Bridgy as a prime witness or possibly even a suspect. What’s a girl to do? Bridgy did the right thing and called her mother immediately. Then her mother, Emelia, called me. In the blink of an eye we were packed and in a cab from Brooklyn to JFK Airport and on our way to the Gulf coast of Florida. Our daughters needed us and we were there. Of course, I didn’t think about the fact that Emelia’s sister Ophelia lives in Fort Myers Beach and let’s just say, they are a little sandpapery when they are together for too long a time. And then I was astonished that Miguel, who is probably the most creative chef I know, seemed to think I was interfering in his kitchen. All I recommended was growing a few fresh herbs.


You can read all about our visit in the latest Read ’Em and Eat adventure, Read to Death.

The wonderful news is that we are in the first week of Killer Characters month long book giveaway, so, TA DA, our author is delighted to offer a copy of Read to Death as our special prize. Contest is open internationally. Please comment below and include your email in this format: yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com so the spambots can't pick it up. Contest will end at midnight EST on Friday, July 22nd.

78 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun read—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  2. I would love to win a copy of Read to Death. Thanks for the chance to win, and opening the contest worldwide!

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  3. I always wondered why the authors asked to do e-mails that way...I did'nt know...now I do! Learned something new today! Thanks!
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  4. how adorable! I like the characters' attitude toward names. It could be confusing at times, to be sure, but fun!

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    Annie

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  5. Would love to read this book! It sounds like a good read, mommomsworld(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank you for this opportunity

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  6. Sounds like a terrific read!
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  7. Wonderful series which I enjoy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I'd love to read this book! Thanks!

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  9. Love these mysteries, Thanks for this very generous giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  10. I just finished the second one in this series, what wonderful reads. utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I grew up in Cape Coral, so the idea of a book being set so very close to my home town is exciting. :) Can't wait to read this series.

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  12. This sounds like a vood read. Thanks for having this competition open internationally so I can enter. My email is carolsmoky@gmail.com

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  13. I enjoyed the first two books in this series.
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  14. And I thought that at time I was at hard mom to deal with! Love bringing more family in to this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  15. Thanks for this delightful giveaway. Love your books. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  16. I really like this author; haven't read this one yet. Thanks for the chance! Dianne
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  17. This is such a fun series. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  18. Looking forward to the next book in this great series!
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  19. New to me series. I love the idea of a book store and cafe all in one. I would love to win this book. annettena(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Oohhh this book looks great! I loved the first two in the series! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!
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  21. What a lovely offer! thank you!
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  22. The book sounds great. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  23. Love this series thanks for the giveaway mama2bulls at gmail dot com

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  24. Sounds like a good book.
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  25. Read to Death sounds like it will be entertaining. Thank you for a chance to win! Doodlesink (at) hotmail (dot) com. Have a great week!

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  26. Hi Everyone, I am so happy to see such terrific interest in Read to Death. Hugs and good luck to all. Terrie

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  27. I love this series!
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  28. New series to me. kckendler(at) gmail (dot)com

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  29. Would love to read this!!
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  30. joycemosby (at) yahoo ( dot) com

    I would love to read this. It is a new author for me that I have on my want to read list.

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  31. DONNA MCKENZIE mcknzbwl@aol.com

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  32. Hooray for quirky Moms! Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  33. Great interview! Can't wait to read "Read to Death".
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  34. Great interview! Can't wait to read "Read to Death".
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  35. Can't wait to read this! It's already on my TBR list. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  36. These look like they'd be right up my alley!

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  37. These look like they'd be right up my alley!

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  38. This looks like a great read! pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  39. I used to want to change my name :P
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  40. Yay for quirky moms! I can't wait to go back to Fort Myers with Sassy and Bridgy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  41. Can't wait to read this! Kkcochran(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. Can't wait to read this! Kkcochran(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. Love your books! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
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  44. Great post. An amusing post. Would love to read. All she did was "suggest." Then why is the chef put out? Tone of voice perhaps. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Hi Della, Sage is not one to take "no" for an answer. Terrie

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  45. Great post. Makes me really want to red this book.
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  46. This sounds like a fun series. I definitely want to read these books. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  47. I'd love to start reading this series. It sounds really good! Thank you!
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  48. Sounds like an interesting series. pwtish171@gmail.com

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  49. I would love to win!

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  50. Thank you for this fabulous opportunity!!! mommy_to_zoe (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. My hubby planted a few small herb plants for us a handful of weeks ago. It's been a lot of fun watching them grow. I have Well Read, Then Dead (book #1) on hold at the library and it's ready for pick-up right now. I am looking forward to starting it as this sounds like a great series.
    Thanks for the chance to win! kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  52. Sounds like a very unique character lil_munchiekin at yahoo dot com

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  53. What a marvellous read ahead.


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  54. Love this series, so thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  55. thanks for the chance to win! amandasmother at aol dot com

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  56. Awesome cozy mystery that I wouldn't mind winning! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  57. Thanks for the opportunity. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  58. Terrie's books are awesome. Thanks so much for the chance to win.
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  59. I would love to read this! brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  60. thank you for the giveaway, I really want this book. Looks so good. Georgia
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  62. love this series, thanks for the give away. patkuhn05(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  64. Thanks for the chance! This is a great series. frybbe (@) gmail (dot) com

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  65. Sounds fantastic and I love the Cover...thank you for this preview/review and Contest. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway. I love the series. I never realized that was what they meant about emails, thank you for the information. Debra daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. Thank you for the giveaway. I thought I wrote a comment but I do not see it. Sorry if this is a repeat. I would love to win this book in the series, it is a great series. Debra Woloson. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. NoraA, I accidentally removed your comment so I am re entering you here. Terrie

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  69. Sounds Wicked Awesome :)
    Cheers!
    Kelly Braun
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  70. Wonderful review thank you, This sounds very good.
    Penney penneyw(AT)sbcglobal.net

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  71. I love this series set in Florida...
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  72. I like cozies with a book theme. I should read more of them.
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  73. Sounds so good! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  74. Sounds really fun. marthaacox@gmail.com

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  75. Contest is closed! Thanks so much to everyone. Email was sent to the winner. Remember to stop by Killer Characters where everyday means a new giveaway right up until August 14th.

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  76. I prefer to be early... But I'm often not...i do not like to be late...
    Thank you! I appreciate the opportunity, and am looking forward to reading!
    Cindy
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