Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GIVEAWAY: CREPE FACTOR

By Carmela Bertrand from the Scrapbooking Mystery Series 

I am so excited to be visiting Killer Characters. 

My name is Carmela Bertrand I own the Memory Mine Scrapbooking shop on Governor Nicholls Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Let me tell you that New Orleans is a dynamic place to live and work. The atmosphere is always crackling with the vitality of a town filled with social events small and large, all contributing to keeping us a tightly woven community. One of my favorite events is the Winter Market. I always consider it the official start of the holiday season. Restaurateurs and other venders set up along the banks of the mighty Mississippi and offer samples of food, liquor and other wares putting everyone in a festive mood.

Still, it isn’t always “easy” to live in the Big Easy. When my BFF Ava Gruiex and I were strolling through the Winter Market, we witnessed an ugly scene. Quigg Brevard, a restaurant owner I briefly dated some time ago, was bellowing at a man, really threatening him. Turns out the man, Martin Lash, was a reviewer who gave a scathing review to Quigg’s pride and joy restaurant, Mumbo Gumbo.

We tried not to let the fight upset our mood but things got much, much worse. A few minutes later while Ava and I were looking for treasure at a fancy clothing display booth, the very same Martin Lash came stumbling around the boutique tent with a huge kitchen fork stuck in his neck. He dropped right at our feet, dead as a stone.

Well the last thing I needed was to have my long time beau Detective Edgar Babcock find me at the scene. But there I was when he pulled up and within a few minutes he discovered that Quigg Brevard was there as well. Let’s just say, Babcock isn’t always as cool as he pretends to be when it comes to my being anywhere near Quigg or anywhere near one of his murder cases. 


To give everyone a chance to learn more about the events that follow, we are giving away a copy of CrepeFactor to one lucky commenter below. Just give a shout out to New Orleans. You like it or you love it or you want to visit for the first or the twentieth time. Tell us anything but don’t forget to include your email addy in this format: name(AT)server(DOT) com to avoid the spam bots. Giveaway closes at midnight Friday, October 21st. 

69 comments:

  1. I really want to visit there!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. I have never been but really want to go. We plan on maybe going this winter.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I've never been to New Orleans but would love to visit there. My parents went many years ago and said it was exciting and unique. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  4. I am so excited Carmela is here too! I have never visited New Orleans, but it's one of my husband's favorite trips as a kid! Hopefully someday, we'll go there together! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I went to New Orleans in 1976 with a couple of college friends for Mardi Gras—we had THE best time (gee, I can't believe that was 40 years ago now—LOL)!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. I would love to visit New Orleans some day. I love this series. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  7. I've never been to New Orleans. I love this series. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  8. I've never been to New Orleans. I love this series. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  9. I've never been but would love to visit and learn more about its history.
    yellowwyytch@yahoo.com

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  10. I've never been but have always wanted it visit I've heard it's beautiful debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  11. I've never been but have always wanted it visit I've heard it's beautiful debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  12. Always love my visits to New Orleans - the food, the history. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  13. I have never been but really want to visit after falling in love with this series and actually having met Laura Childs on several occasions has been amazing. Can't wait to continue to read the series and it would be cool to wine a copy thanks for the chance. crystallpomeroy@gmail.com

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  14. Always wanted to check out New Orleans and see the spooky side of the town! And huge fan of Laura Childs Tea Shoppe mysteries!
    Annie
    ritr614 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. N.O. is my favorite city in the US. From the food to the people, I LOVE everything about it. Crepe Factor sounds like a fun mystery set in an incredible city, what's not to like. thanks for the opportunity
    mlarkin (at) rmrgroup (dot) com

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  16. Hi Terrie, I'm so jealous that a close friend of mine got to visit NOLA this year. My wife and I are huge fans of this series and in fact all of Laura's books. We own about a dozen of them so far. I'd be thrilled to add this one to my home library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. I have been before but it was bc-yes that is before children. Long time oldest just turned 30. We really need to do a girls weekend. Maybe for my birthday this next year(january). I really loved it, great place, especially since I have started reading this series. Thank you for the giveaway and great books.
    daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. We go every chance we get, I love New Orleans! We go at least once a year. We caught the Oyster Festival in June. It was amazing. dr(dot)oldsmobile(at)icloud(dot)com

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  19. I would love to visit New Orleans. A dream come true.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I've never been to New Orleans.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  21. I've never been to New Orleans except the Disneyland version but I would love to see the real thing someday. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootieATgmailDOTcom.

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  22. Visiting New Orleans is on the top of my bucket list.
    suefarrell.farrell@dgmail.com

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  23. Good morning. I am so happy to see such grand interest in CREPE FACTOR and in the fabulous city of New Orleans.

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  24. Would love to visit New Orleans!
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  25. I have never visited Nola but look forward to this experience. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. I, unfortunately, have not been to New Orleans. The pictures and articles that have information about New Orleans has made me thirsty to take in the culture and architecture or it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter for a copy of the book. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  27. I haven't been since I was in highschool. Would love to visit again. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I visited NOLA in the mid 70's for business and pleasure...it keeps calling me back. Georgette gette369@windstream.net

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  29. Haven't been to the Grand NOLA...yet...
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I love New Orleans and need to plan another trip there soon. Can't wait to read "Crepe Factor", New Orleans and the French Quarter are a great place for a murder mystery.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. I love New Orleans and need to plan another trip there soon. Can't wait to read "Crepe Factor", New Orleans and the French Quarter are a great place for a murder mystery.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. I have been to New Orleans twice and would love to visit again.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. It's been too long since I was in NOLA. Would love to be sitting at Cafe du Monde right now having coffee & beignets before exploring the French Quarter then having lunch at Napoleon House ~ bobandelia@sbcglobal.net

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  34. Visiting New Orleans would be awesome! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  35. Have never been to new Orleans looks like avawesome place to go!! Maryh_happygirl@yahoo.com

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  36. I've only visited one time, I went to visit one of my friends. We only had a couple of days so we didn't get to site see very much. We did go and eat beignets.

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  37. I love New Orleans!! Living in Texas, I have visited many times. Love to read this book as well!! chettysmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. I would really like to visit New Orleans! My email is piogkm19@aol.com

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  39. I have always wanted to visit it. My father visited New Orleans when he was in the Navy. They scheduled his arrival on Ash Wednesday! He was so disappointed (he wanted to party). He said the streets were just littered! I always got a laugh out of his story! I just love the Scrapbooking Mystery series! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  40. I would love to visit New Orleans. People tell me that it is a lively place with great food! Strgth4yu(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. I would love to visit New Orleans. People tell me that it is a lively place with great food! Strgth4yu(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I have never been to New Orleans but I would love the chance to go. utaker555@gmail.com

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  43. I have never been to New Orleans and don't plan to go. Too many other places to visit since our kids live all around the country.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  44. I love the tastes,sounds,the scenery of NOLA
    Pjstaton64114@aol.com

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  45. I would love to visit, maybe a food tour or a ghost tour, lol. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book in a wonderful series. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  46. I got to see New Orleans just before Katrina & would love to visit again. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  47. I have been to the New Orleans in Laura child's books. I wonder sometimes if I physically get there one day if it will be like I have imagined. I will be excited and apprehensive all mixed up. I have every book so far, love them all.
    Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  48. Hi, New Orleans sounds like a great place to visit. I have never been down south at all, maybe one day. Going through Chemotherapy for the last 14 years, and I bring my books there to read, and then leave them on a table for other ladies to pick up and enjoy. Love the cozy mysteries. Thanks for the chance to win! Patty pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  49. I love New Orleans...the wrought iron balconies, the cafes, the cajun foods, the festivals, jazz...jazz...jazz...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  50. Just got home from a 9 day trip to New Orleans. One of our favorite cities to visit!! Lots of history, food and LOTS of fun!! terpsnmbr1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I have never been to New Orleans but I would love to.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  52. I love hearing the jazz.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  53. Many years ago I attended a conference in NO. I tried many regional dishes and learned that alligator tail, deep fried, is really good. servedogmom(at)yahoo.com

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  54. i have always wanted to go to Mardi Gras, I hope to do that one day

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  55. It would be a dream vacation to get to go to Nes Orleans , I loved the history and culture ! kathambre@ yahoo.com

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  56. A fork in the neck? How messy.
    Went to New Orleans once in high school when I was scouting out possible colleges. Sadly, I was too young to really get a proper taste.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  57. I love New Orleans and the food is to die for. so much history to view. Your stories remind me of many places as I read.Marti mbquilts4@aol.com

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  58. absolutely love New Orleans and love stories set there!! Thank you for the chance

    johnnabooks AT hotmail DOT com

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  59. I would love to go there and also would love to read this and post reviews on a few sites! ptclayton2@aol.com

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  60. I've never been there but Carmela pulled me into the story so now I need to find out.
    Thanks for this opportunity.

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  61. Love the history & "flavor" of New Orleans! It is such a unique place. jan_healthandhealing@yahoo.com

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  62. After reading the Scrapbooking series, I would love to visit New Orleans!
    dmwn74(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  63. I would like to visit New Orleans. lorih824 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  64. NOLA USED TO BE MY SECOND HOME! REALLY MISS IT AND WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK! SHELLEY S. calicolady60(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  65. I don't have the money to go. But I enjoy hearing how she describes it.It would be a interesting place to go to. I love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway

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  66. I visited New Orleans for the first time during this year's Bouchercon, and had an awesome time.
    Would love to go back again, or to visit New Orleans virtually by reading Crepe Factor.
    grace(dot)koshida(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Have never been To New Orleans, but would love to visit. Thanks for the opportunity for the book!

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  68. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. And keep an eye on Killer Characters. There are frequent giveaways here.

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  69. And the winner is Kelly Braun!! Congratulations!!

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