Monday, October 31, 2016

Taste of Texas Giveaway!





Josie Callahan blogs for

The Taste of Texas Mystery Series

by Rebecca Adler




Howdy, I’m Josie Callahan. Don’t know when I started saying howdy--it’s not actually my thing...you know, talking like a cowboy. I grew up in Dallas with my parents; but it wasn’t until I came to live with my Uncle Eddie and Aunt Linda that I met real cowhands.

I moved away, attended UT Austin, found a great fiancĂ© and a fantastic job, was laid off, left at the altar, and moved home again. I live above our family’s Tex Mex restaurant called Milagro. I guess you could say I’m a waitress; but if I had my druthers I’d spend my time writing articles for the Broken Boot Bugle. Unfortunately, they’re not convinced I’m a real reporter...something about me only having experience with the classifieds and obituaries at my last job. In the meantime, I help out where I can and write a blog for my long-haired chihuahua Lenny called The Little Dog Blog.

Over the past few months, my best friend Patti Perez and I started meeting up at Two Boots Dance Hall on Thursday nights. Drinks are on the house, seeing as how my family also owns that establishment. Patti decided that riding Diablo, the mechanical bull, would somehow relieve the stress of living in a postage-sized town with few single men.

Last Thursday she was grinning from ear to ear--which is a bit odd, seeing as how she’s a Goth Princess. Her ex, country singer Jeff Clark, and his band are coming into town to headline the Homestead Days Festival this week; and apparently, he’s making noises about getting back together.

I hear The Jeff Clark Band ain’t half bad if you like your singers on the sexy side. All I know is he better be sporting a halo this time around.

We hope you’ll come and check out the Homestead Days Festival this weekend. There’ll be toe-tapping music and delicious Tex Mex, not to mention the gorgeous high desert scenery of Big Bend Country.
-->Rebecca grew up on the sugar beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast. Drawn to the Big Apple by the sweet smell of wishful thinking, she studied acting on Broadway until a dark-eyed cowboy flung her over his saddle and hightailed it to the Southwest.

 
Prior to writing, she always found a way to add a touch of the dramatic to her life from dinner theatre in Mississippi to playing a giant Furskin in the New York Toy Fair, plus plays and musicals.

 
She's currently content to pour her melodramatic tendencies into writing the Taste of Texas cozy culinary mystery series set in far West Texas filled with sweet, Southern-fried flavor, delicious suspense, and scrumptious Tex-Mex recipes. Rebecca's alter ego, Gina Lee Nelson, herds middle school thespians and occasionally writes sweet contemporary romance.

Find her online at AuthorRebeccaAdler.com and on Facebook. More about The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole and the Taste of Texas Mysteries here

Rebecca Adler is giving away a copy of The Good, the Bad, and the Guacamole to one lucky person. Please leave a comment with your email address to enter!

70 comments:

  1. This is a new to me series. I look forward to reading it. Love the scenario of the protagonist who experiences some major life changes and returns home to start anew. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  2. I Wish I could check out Homestead Days Festival. Thanks.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. All my favorites food, drinks, music, and more!!! I can't wait to read this new book! Thank you for the giveaway, I don't know how I have missed this series! daw655 at hotmail dot com

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  4. The book sounds good.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  5. A delightful and unique cozy which I would enjoy. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds interesting. Would love to read it.
    jjrrdavid@live.com

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  7. A book combining murder mystery with Texas food sounds good to me. caitlinmmccutcheon(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Sounds like a fun read. Count me in please cactuspare(at)cox(dot)net

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  9. Wonderful series and great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. What a great excerpt. Has me hooked, must read. And the idea of Tex-Mex recipes helps too. Thanks for the chance to win.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. This sounds so cute, and yummy, too!! catwoman-1@comcast.net

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  12. This is a new series for me. Thanks for the chance.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  13. This is a new series to me also. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Haven't tried his series yet, and not sure I've read this author before. But being originally from NMEX, Guacamole is one of the four basic food groups. WHAT!? You mean it isn't! haha Oh well, I still want to read this.


    donna [dot] durnell [at] sbcglobal [dot] net

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  15. Really love cozy mtsteries and can't wait to read this one. Love the cover.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  16. Always happy to see a great interest in your book, when a contest to win a free book is offered.. Just like me I am new to the series. Contests are a good way to get introduced.

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  17. Haven't read this series yet, but would love to! brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  18. This series sounds yummy!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  19. I do love Tex-Mex foods and if there's a mystery or a romance I love it even more. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. This series sounds delicious, Thanks for this very generous giveaway. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  21. This sounds like a great series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  22. Love the title! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  23. I'm really looking forward to reading this series - I always love a good cozy, and this sounds like another good one! mmdrayson at gmail dot com

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  24. Guacamole and Texas? I'm sold! Thanks so much for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  25. I enjoyed the first book and am looking forward to reading this one.

    flash29@sympatico.ca

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  26. Hi y'all, thanks so much for your kind words and generous support! Hope you enjoy the book and the recipes! Good luck to all!

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  27. Love the title of Josie's blog. Thanks for the giveaway. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Love the idea of being slung over a cowboy's shoulder and riding off into the sunset.

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  29. I'm from the Midwest but in Dallas for a few years. I loved Texas, especially the hill country.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  30. I love the cover and would love to read what is inside. Thanks for including Rebbeca Adler's book on your blog.
    robeader53@yahoo.com

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  31. I am so happy to learn of a new culinary mystery series and a new author (to me) and for the chance to find out first hand about this fun sounding book. I have liked on Facebook as well. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
    Sincerely,
    Cynthia B.

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  32. Book sounds like a great read. New author and series to me and I look forward to reading. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. this would be a new series for me.
    Always looking for new characters
    and stories.
    thanks
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Oh yay! I am so glad to see and hear of #2 in the series! I really enjoyed Here Today, Gone Tamale, but last time I had in mind to check Amazon for a second book didn't see anything upcoming. Thanks for the chance to win!
    kristin409 at comcast dot net

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  35. I would love to eat a little Tex-Mex for dinner tonight. Thanks for the giveaway.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  36. This is a new series for me, and I am looking forward to reading it. I used to live in Texas, so this will bring back some memories. Thank-you for the chance. kittygirl15401 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  37. I am new to your books!!! New series to me!!! Awesome!!!
    Giveaway!!! Looks like an excellent read!! Maryh_happygirl@yahoo.com

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  38. I am new to your books!!! New series to me!!! Awesome!!!
    Giveaway!!! Looks like an excellent read!! Maryh_happygirl@yahoo.com

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  39. This is a new series to me. Looking forward to reading. Thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.
    babemomara@att.net

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  40. I look forward to reading it. Thank you for the chance.
    kpowers784@yahoo.com

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  41. I lived in Austin, TX for 10 years. I do miss my carne asada brekfast tacos.

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  42. I would love to read this book! Zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  43. What a fun series.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  44. I love cozy mysteries and Lenny looks adorable.

    k_rampersad03 at yahoo dot com

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  45. Like Patti, his character has me grinning from ear to ear.

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  46. I'm so excited to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win it!! Love the catchy title & cover.
    nschwenkner at g mail dot com

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  47. Entertaing blog! Now I want to read it! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  48. sounds like a good book. Would love to win it.

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  49. I took the first Book with me when I went to hospital for surgery. It really was inconvenient being knocked because I could not read!!!!! LOL!!! Love this series!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  50. You are a new to me author and I so enjoyed your newsy chat. I really enjoy cozies.Thank you for this opportunity.

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  51. The cover is awesome, looks like I could walk right in and sit down. I really want to read this book. Gerogia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. I'm loving this title.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  53. I took the first Book with me when I went to hospital for surgery. It really was inconvenient being knocked because I could not read!!!!! LOL!!! Love this series!!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  54. This looks like an interesting read centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  55. I would love to read this book in print and post revews on a few sites! When I first came to Ia from Ca 15 years ago when i said that i was making tacos with an avacado my husband and his family looked at me like i was crazy well know that i have given them all my best recipe they love it. I told them all the dishes that i use it on and when i just serve an avacado they didn;t realize how healthy is it for you now they know and they love it . I even get calls telling me where they are on sale it is so funny i am glad they love it as much as i do,. ptclayton2@aol.com peggy clayton

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  56. I love Tex-Mex food and this sounds like a great cozy series! Looking forward to reading it!

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  57. Rebecca Adler is a "new to me" author and the Taste of Texas Mystery Series sounds like it is interesting and enjoyable. Thank you for this chance.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  58. Does look like a great read. Love the premise. And the setting. And avocados. And really appreciate a heads up on a new series and author. Hope to read this sooner. Rather than later. deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  59. Sounds like a great read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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

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  61. Loved the first book & can't wait to read this one. dowar1952(at)yahoo(cot)com

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  62. What a delightful treat! This book is intriguing...
    kat8762@aol.com

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  63. So many good books, so little time!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  64. the title caught my interest...and would love to start this series!
    Paula Staton
    pjstaton64114@aol.com

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  65. what a fun-sounding series I have not seen before. Would love to try and thank you for the chance to win a copy

    johnnabooks AT hotmail DOT com

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  66. Would love this

    pailofpearls @ gmail

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  67. The title is such fun. I can't wait to read the book. It sounds great. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  68. Sounds like a fun book that I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the brief introduction

    ccrlund at gmail dot com

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