Sunday, October 30, 2016

Is There a Grinch in Rudolph?

By Merry Wilkinson from The Year Round Christmas series by Vicki Delany

Another year has passed. Goodness but time flies.  Tomorrow is Halloween, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then it will be Christmas.

Christmas! How I love it. I love everything about the holiday season, from the weather (bright blue skies, fresh snow, crisp chilly air), to the food, the decorations, the gifts, and above all the sense of love and family.



In my family, Christmas is extra special, because my dad is Santa Claus. Of course he’s not really Santa, I know that.  But I sometimes do wonder. He seems to have this way of knowing what a person wants before they so much as say so. My dad’s name is Noel, because he was born on December 25th.  My name is Merry, because, well, because my family loves Christmas, I guess.
I am the proud owner of Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, on Jingle Bell Lane. I stock everything you need for holiday decorating, as well as gifts such as jewellery and a special line of toys.  Many of my goods are things you won’t find anyplace else – handmade by local artisans.

Everyone in Rudolph, New York, loves the holiday season. In fact, we love Christmas so much, we celebrate it all year round. We have two Santa Claus parades, the big one in December and a fun one for Christmas in July. 

This is definitely not a town for Grinches.



Although I might have spoken too soon.  Jack Olsen, owner of the Yuletide Inn, has taken ill and his son Gord has arrived from California to take over the business.  It’s rumoured that Gord has some very un-Christmassy plans for the property (plans like a big box store and a budget chain hotel franchise).  The townsfolk are not pleased, I can tell you. And my dad, Santa Claus himself, got into a public argument with Gord.

Still, I’m confident everyone will calm down, and the true Christmas spirit of Rudolph will eventually dissuade Gord from his plans.

Otherwise, can Rudolph survive with a Grinch in town?

The second in the Year Round Christmas series, We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, will be released on November 1st.  If you’d like to enter a draw to win a copy of the book, please leave a comment below with your email address so I can contact the winner. Contest closes November 3rd. US entries only, please.
 



Visit Vicki at www.vickidelany.com or join her FB page at https://www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor/

52 comments:

  1. Who can resist a Christmas mystery? It doesn't matter to me, if I read it in December or July! dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  2. Always a delight to enjoy. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. A captivating cozy mystery which I would enjoy. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. Anything written by Vicki Delany is awesome. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  5. I can't wait to read it! hannah03@bellsouth.net

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  6. Except for the Hallmark movies and the cozy mysteries, year round Christmas would be pretty exhausting! And maybe get murderous. Love these covers and the idea of this series. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. I agree with you, Grandma. But it's fun to pretend!

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  7. Just finished Rest Ye Murdered last night...thank u for the chance to win! Cozynky(at)Gmail(dot)com

    Vanessa B

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  8. I love Christmas. I enjoy picking the perfect present for each person. My husband is the perfect Grinch. He very seldom gets me a present. There is no joy for Connie.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  9. I am looking forward to returning to Rudolph! I so enjoyed the first one and can't wait to learn more about Merry and her family. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Just love the Christmas stories you keep coming up with. These are the most interesting ones I've read
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  11. A cold, snowy day in MN and a terrific Christmas story to read - can't beat that!
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. You sure can't. Mabye with a mug of hot chocolate?

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  12. I'm ready for some good Christmas reading---as soon as I finish my Halloween reading. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  13. Count me in! Awesome! Thanks for sharing your contest with Christmas books and I am ready.

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  14. I would love to read about Merry, Noel and the fun town of Rudolph as well as the "grinchy" Gord in We Wish You A Murderous Christmas. The book has such a lovely cover. Thank you so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. I love this series and can't wait for the book to come out. Love the idea of Christmas year round. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  16. This looks like a great book. I love the cover. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  17. Can't wait to read "We Wish You a Murderous Christmas". Love reading a Christmas mystery around the holidays. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I love Christmas anytime of year! kckendler at gmail dot com

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  19. Love the idea of a town that celebrates Christmas year round. Thanks for the chance.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I am ready for cooler weather, Christmas movies, and Christmas cozy mysteries! skforrest1957@gmail.com

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  21. Bring it on! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love Christmas books! Anytime but, especially at Christmas donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  23. Still my favorite holiday. I'm pleased to see that I have made some progress over the years and have progressed from 2 to 8 house sleep on Christmas eve. mad_madam_m@outlook.com

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  24. I love holiday books! jawdance@yahoo.com

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  25. Holiday books made great items to put in displays with other holiday items. Thanks for much for including Vicki Delaney's
    books on your blog. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  26. I enjoyed the first one and am looking forward to reading Merry's next adventure. Sleepybearfarm@gmail.com

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  27. I would love to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  28. I Love Christmas mysteries & I would enjoy celebrating Christmas every day of the year. Thanks for the chance at this amazing book. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  29. I just love Christmas mysteries as they really help me get into the mood for the holidays. I would love to read and review at a few sites~ ptclayton2@aol.com

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  30. I would love to win a copy of "We Wish You A Murderous Christmas", thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  31. It does sound like a good read.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  32. Loved the first book & can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  33. I loved the first in this series and would love to win the second. Thanks for the chance.
    babemomara@att.net

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  34. What a fun subject! Christmas cozy mystery series. Can hardly wait to read!!!! Christmas is my favorite holiday!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  35. I love Christmas, so a Christmas-themed cozy is perfect! I know what I'll be reading the night before Christmas...ho, ho, ho!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  36. Just warms my heart even hearing about characters that love Christmas. The names are wonderful.a
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  37. looking forward to reading this I loved the first one!!! thanks for the chance to win.
    patkuhn05@gmail.com

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  38. I love Christmas mysteries and this sounds like a captivating cozy I will enjoy. Thank you for this chance.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  39. Sounds like an enjoyable read. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  40. I'd love a copy. jenschuste07@gmail.com

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  41. I love Christmas and collect Christmas books even though my space is limited now and I mostly read ebooks. We Wish You a Murderous Christmas sounds perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Billie. It is available on ebook formats.

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  42. idreamjj@yahoo.com (sorry, I forgot)

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  43. would love to win this giveaway. These books look so good, I love the covers, so inviting. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  44. Looking forward to reading We Wish You a Murderous Christmas. I just love Christmas cozy mysteries (well, I actually love all cozy mysteries). I just love Christmas. The decorations are so beautiful. Please keep writing your delightful novels. Happy Halloween! Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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