Friday, July 8, 2016

Yacht Races Can be Murder

Hi All, Allie McMurphy here. We have a new release coming the end of July and I'm very excited about it. It gives you an insider view to the yacht races that happen on the island every year. Just as they are gearing up for the races this year, Mal and I discover a body floating in the marina.

Let me tell you it takes a lot of effort to drag one hundred pounds of dead weight out of the water and up onto the grass area above the marina wall. I only got her halfway up before I gave up and called 9-1-1. Charlene, the dispatcher, was ready for my call. Officer Rex Manning was down in a flash and soon the harbor woke up to the murder of the daughter of a prominent yacht club member.

The timing couldn't be worse as race weekend brings in the biggest amount of tourists. Then all the clues lead to my boyfriend, Trent's sister Paige. I have to get involved even when Trent's family circles the wagons and refuses to let me into the circle. Will I be an outsider forever? I certainly hope not. Finding the killer might go a long way toward becoming part of Trent's family. Let's hope I can figure it out.
Have you ever seen or participated in a yacht race? If so, leave a comment below for a chance to win a copy of  All You Need is Fudge. Cheers~ Allie.


40 comments:

  1. I've never seen or been to a yacht race, but it sounds fascinating. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win.

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  2. I've never been to a yacht race! Lol'ed thinking about that on the river nearest to me. I really needed this post that popped up....good and happy distraction from what I was watching on my laptop.

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  3. I've seen one on tv but have never been to one.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  4. I have never seen or participated in a yacht race but I imagine it would be great fun (and a lot of work)!

    skkorman AT bell south DOT net

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  5. Nope, closest I've ever been is sailboats down the river or out in the bay. Not a big fan of the water so would not like to participate in a race. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  6. I've never seen or taken part in a yacht race, but it sounds like fun! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  7. I've watched bits and pieces of the America's Cup over the years, but I don't know if that's quite the same. I live near very large lake and sometimes on weekends, there are sailboats races, which look very impressive with all the sails up and in the wind. Thanks so much for the chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I've never participated, but have seen some on tv. Looks like great fun! Thanks for the chance to win a book!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  9. I've never seen yacht racing in person. I've watched a little bit of America's Cup on tv, but that's about it. However, I absolutely love your series, Ally and your stories! And I love that it's set in Michigan. :) I can't wait for this newest one to come out! Thanks for the chance to win a copy. :) rainstar76(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  10. I have never seen a yacht race nor taken part in one. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Saw a race by Newport RI once. Never entered one; I can hardly swim.

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  12. I have never been in a yacht race...........But I sure would like a yacht!! :)

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  13. No never been or seen yacht races.

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  14. I have seen them before but I have only competed in sun fish races.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  15. We always went to the races. Still watch the regattas. But because of my interest when in my teens my friends older brother offered to teach me. Said if I did good perhaps I'd like to join the team for racing. I was thrilled. I was learning okay. But not doing spectacularly. The faster I tried to go the more I became all thumbs. They were so patient and kind. But I finally said no more. I was just not getting really good at it. So I told them I'd stick to my little motor boat. They gave me hugs. I could tell they felt some relief. They had not said anything except to encourage me to try different methods of doing things. But I made no real improvement. I think they would have gone ahead and allowed me to join in the races. But I would have been no real benefit. Around 12 years or so later. We were talking about it and I mentioned that I had they impression they felt some relief when I bowed out. Tom just shrugged and said they didn't want to discourage me in anyway because I was trying so hard to learn the ropes. Some of them still race. They come to Oregon once in awhile and we go deep sea fishing. Janice and Tom love to fish. But neither one likes to eat fish so I usually end up with a dozen or so in my freeze. Nine years ago when they were up Tom was just getting ready to clean a rockfish when it seemed to come alive and flicked it's tail. The knife flew into the water. He just stood there for a minute. Looked around and said "I just bought that knife. Now I am really going to skin that little bugger" Really enjoyed this post. And the memories. Thanks for a chance at an interesting read. And thanks for the heads up on a new author/book. Always so exciting. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Hi Della, you are the winner of the book! I'll email you for your address. Cheers, Nancy

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  16. I have been to speed boat raves but never a yacht race, but I do love fudge!

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  17. I have been to speed boat raves but never a yacht race, but I do love fudge!

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  18. I've never been in a boat race but I have been on a few boats. It's fun but I don't like going too fast.

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  19. I Never competed in a yacht race, but I'm sure it would be a lot of fun. Thanks for this generous giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  20. I have never been in a yacht race but it sounds so fun. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  21. No yacht races. I think they would be fun to watch. Love the cover! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  22. Closest I've come to a yacht race is seeing the Great Steamboat Race that takes place a little before the Kentucky Derby each year. Though I have only ever seen that on TV. Thank you for the chance to win the latest in this great series.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  23. I have not been in a yacht race. But I would love to read the new book! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  24. NO BOAT RACES FOR ME. THANKS FOR THE CHANCE! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  25. This is a great series! I can picture Mackinac Island and smell the fudge when I read this series. Love Allie and Mallow.Can't wait to read "All You Need is Fudge".

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  26. I have never been in on a yacht, but I do love fudge. Actually I might go make some. utaker555@gmail.com

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  27. Yay!! I live by the water and there are lots of sailboats! Would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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  28. Yay!! I live by the water and there are lots of sailboats! Would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!! Pucsbride13@gmail.com

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  29. I've seen a few races. We had a sailboat for many years. Love to be on the water. Thanks for a chance to win,
    babemomara@att.net

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  30. I've never been to a yacht race but would love to see one

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  31. I have never attended yacht race, but have see a collegiate rowing race. :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway! bookishnotions@gmail.com

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  32. I have watched yacht races on TV & enjoyed them. Not sure if I would want to go out on a sailboat but might enjoy a large one. Thanks for the chance to win. I love this series & all your other books. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  33. Haven't seen a yacht race - but a sailboat race from the local club. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  34. No but have you seen that John Candy Movie Summer Rental? There was a regatta and they were racing against Richard Crenna. Very funny.

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  35. Oh this book sounds wonderful! I have read all of the others in this series and was waiting for the next one to be released! In fact, my Husband and I are planning on a trip to Mackinac Island and Mackinac City this coming September for our 39th wedding Anniversary!! Have never seen any Yacht races, but, sure hope to see some of the yachts there at the island!!!! pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  36. A new Author for me thanks great review. I am adding this to my to read pile.
    Penney

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  37. Never been to a yacht race. Thanks for the chance to win one of your books.

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  38. Have watched Olympic races and the America's Cup on TV. I have a painting of a yacht race from the early 1900's on my living room wall. Does that count?

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  39. The winner is: Della aka Not Really. Thanks for the great comments everyone! Watch for another book giveaway next month. Cheers, Nancy

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