Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Books, Books, Wonderful Books

Giveaway! Leave a comment below by midnight, August 9, for a chance to win a signed copy of Between a Book and a Hard Place. Please include your first name and email (such as readerreader.com) so you can be notified. Sorry US only.

A Day in the Life Devereaux Sinclair by Denise Swanson

Hi! 

Dev here. As the owner of Devereaux’s Dime Store and Gift Baskets, there’s a lot I enjoy about my job. I love being my own boss. I love selecting merchandise from bygone days. And I love creating gift baskets, be they naughty or sweet.

However, as I may have mentioned before, I really look forward to choosing the books for the spinner racks, which are in a place of honor front and center in my store. One rack is full of romances and the backlists of my favorite genre—mysteries. The other is new releases.

The first Tuesday is the best day of the month because that’s when most new mysteries come out. Next month (September 6) my very, very favorite series has a new book debuting. It’s number nineteen and I cannot wait to visit with my fictional friend Skye Denison. Oops, I mean Skye Denison Boyd. She’s only been married for two books so I keep forgetting her new name.

In her last adventure, Murder of an Open Book, Skye was only a few months pregnant, but in the one coming out soon, Murder of a Cranky Catnapper, her baby bump is considerably bigger. I wonder if that plays havoc with her Nancy Drew tendencies and her love life.

I got a sneak peek at the cover and I have to say the kitty cat with the bandits mask is the cutest thing ever. The story is about pet therapy and a nasty school board member who hates animals should make for a fun read.

I guess I’d better not agree to any dates with Jake or Noah for the days after the book arrives. I wouldn’t want even a hot guy to get between me and a murder mystery.


You can read more about Dev in Between a Book and a Hard Place, the fifth book in the Devereaux’s Dime Store a humorous romantic mystery series. 
Also more about Skye and the cute animals in Murder of a Cranky Catnapper—available for pre-order now.

63 comments:

  1. I want to read this! Dianne
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  2. Sounds like a fun read thanks for this chance, Rosemary rosep@bayland dot net

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  3. Thanks for a chance to win this fun book. Babe
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  4. What a gtmreat opportunity! Thank you! I can't wait to read them. Yvonne
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  5. Sounds great - thanks! Karen
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  6. I want to read these books. They look great.
    Debby
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  7. Hi,
    My name is Pam. I would love to read these books and thanks for the chance. pammc008@gmail.com

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  8. This looks like a great book Carol centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  9. I love cute animals in cozies. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  10. I am almost finished with Open Book. I am ready for my next great read!
    wismomworks@gmail.com

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  11. Can't wait for Cranky Catnapper!!! Hoping my preorder ships early!!!
    Mandas1610 at sbcglobal net

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  12. I love this series. Thank you for the chance to win. pgenest57 at aol com

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  13. This series is on my TBR but have yet to have the pleasure of getting one. So I am hoping this will be an early start. This is the 3rd post on this series I have read and I am really looking forward to reading the series. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  14. Thanks for the chance. I would so love to win this. Marlene
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  15. Thank-you for the opportunity. Kckendler@gmail(dot)

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  16. A wonderful collection of stories.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  17. I love the Dime Store Mysteries, but have not read this one yet. Thanks for the chance to win.
    j.presler (at) yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win a free book.
    bah195@yahoo.com

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  19. Thank you for a chance to win.
    Margaret
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  20. amy guillaume lindermanAugust 9, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    this would be a good bday present for me!
    Amy Guillaume Linderman aelinderman@sbcglobal.net

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  21. Love cozy mysteries, and thanks for the giveaway.
    Noah
    noahcpatterson (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  22. I read this book and it is terrific. Just what a reader expects.

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  23. I can't wait to read these books!! I've been counting down the days since Murder of an Open Book! Daniellefrase@gmail.com

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  24. These books are all on my to-read list. Thanks for the chance to win! I just wish my list wasn't so long...
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  25. Those are three VERY cute covers in your post, but I agree - the kitty cat with the mask is adorable! Nicole nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  26. Was lucky enough to win one of your Skye Denison series' books from Goodreads and loved it. Started back at the beginning and am now on "Murder of a Sweet Old Lady." Can't wait to read the rest! Danielle DL819@aol.com

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  27. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Thanks for this great post and fabulous books. Ellie - elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  28. The books are simply delightful and would be so enjoyable. Many thanks for this lovely giveaway. Anne. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. I can't wait to see what Dev is up to next!

    susierobertsmom at Hotmail dot com

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  30. Your books look like they would be a great read. Thank you. angelangie5625@yahoo.com

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  31. I enjoyed reading a Day in the Life of Devereaux -- love her job and store! Thanks so much for being a part of this giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  32. Sounds like a great read!
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  33. I love both of these series. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  34. Happy Tuesday! Thank you for a chance to win what sounds like a really good cozy! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  35. I love Denise Swanson's books, and what a great opportunity to get another one of her books!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  36. I would love to read this book. Thank you for this opportunity. Yvonne
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  37. I would love to read this book. Thank you for this opportunity. Yvonne
    mommomsworld@yahoo.com

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  38. I would so love to win this. Thanks for the chance.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Thanks for the chance to win! Love the cover!
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  41. I like the title of this book. It sounds like a fun read. Thanks for a chance to win! Josie Gardiner crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  42. I would LOVE a copy of Between a Book and a Hard Place! It sounds like a great read! Thank you for the opportunity. Eileen eileen@eads.pro

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  43. super awesome thanks for the chance to win a copy of this awesome book -- Jo Anne Vincenti jody.714@hotmail.com

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  44. I am a big Scumble River fan and can't wait to learn more about Dev and the other series. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Julia
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  45. oohh-a nasty school board member who hates animals-sounds like a perfect murder victim to me!

    Kathy

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  46. I would love to start reading this series! Thank you for the chance!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  47. I just started reading this series. I love it.

    Brittany

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  48. I haven't read this series yet, but it really sounds like a great series. Can't wait to read. Dianne
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  49. New series for me as well, but excited to start reading! Marci
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  50. My favorite job ever was when I worked in a small bookstore and I could open boxes and put books out! It was like Christmas every week!

    ElaineE246(at)msn(dot)com

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  51. Can't wait for the Catnapper book to come out. I've followed the series
    since it started and I love it. haven't read the dime store series.
    I worked at Woolworth's (a 5 and dime) many years ago. Fun times.
    thanks.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  52. Murder of a Cranky Catnapper looks good! I love cozies with cats. >^..^<
    hcalhoun78@yahoo.com Holly

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  53. Anything with humor sounds great to me...You are a new Author to me and the Book sounds great...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  55. Love both of these series!
    jan_healthandhealing@yahoo.com

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  56. Love your mystery books, I would be thrilled to win this one, Thanks for this very generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  57. Love your cozy mysteries and would love to read and review! ptclayton2@aol.com thanks so much for the chance peggy clayton

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  58. I love dime stores! We had one when I was younger in town but unfortunately, it burned to the ground. What kind of baskets are your favorite to put together? Sheryl Booth Sherylhbooth (at) gmail (dot) com

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  59. I love visiting the locally owned businesses - and the local business owners visit mine. We help each other that way. Cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  60. I adore this series. Dime stores were very important to us as kids and very exciting. Lexie. seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  61. After I read one of Denise Swanson's cozies, I was forever hooked. I wish that her main characters were my friends, I love them so much.

    Thank you for the chance to win of her books.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  62. Fingers Crossed, thanks for the chance.
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