Thursday, October 6, 2016

You Don't Scare Me, Zombie!

by Ebony Welles
from the Costume Shop Mysteries
by Diane Vallere

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You people think Halloween is funny? You think dressing in costume is cute? You think it's all fun and games? Baby, you're in for a rude awakening.

This is the holiday where spooks and spirits get their game face on and cross over from the underworld. Zombies rise up from the graveyards. Ghosts, too. And don't even get me started on werewolves. One of these days somebody in Proper City is going to adopt a dog from the pound and when the full moon comes, they'll be in for a big surprise. I can't even watch Michael Jackson's Thriller video without getting spooked. Spooks with rhythm are on a whole other level.

This town is filled with people who like to dress up in costume. What's so wrong with being yourself? 'Course not a lot of people can still fit into their high school clothes like I can. Dig these jeans from 1977. Baby, if I had a time machine I'd go back and buy five more pair. And you just know I can kick some zombie butt with these platform shoes.

Yep, Halloween makes this whole town go a little crazy and I am not having it. I bought four pounds of garlic at the market to ward off vampires, and I've practically worn a hole in my medallion from rubbing it for luck. I don't believe in violence but if I smell so much as a whiff of the underworld, you can bet I'll go all Foxy Brown on those spirits. So back off, bad guys! Ebony is watching for you!
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MASKING FOR TROUBLE is out October 4! Leave a comment below for a chance to win a paperback or Kindle copy. Giveaway closes Oct 7 at Midnight. Good luck!


54 comments:

  1. I enjoy seasonal themed mysteries. Looking forward to reading this Halloween themed one, which is so appropriate for October. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  2. Ebony sounds very prepared! And not to be messed with! Thanks for sharing this Halloween title today and for the chance to win, I look forward to reading it!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love this. I would enjoy reading more.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. What a great Halloween read. I'd love to win.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  5. I can't wait to read this book! I also love the cover.
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  6. I love this cover. Looks like a really good book!
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  7. Wonderful feature and giveaway. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Great cozy mystery which I would enjoy. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love this series ! I also love holiday cozies ! Since I basically only read on my e reader a kindle copy would be my pick if I'm lucky enough to win 😬

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  10. I enjoyed the first book in the series and am looking forward to reading the new one.

    flash29@sympatico.ca

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  11. Looking forward to the new book! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  12. Sounds like a great read for Halloween. Paperback, please - if I should be so lucky as to win!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  13. This is a great series. I love the idea of a small town of people who throw a lot of costume parties. Thanks for the giveaway.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I also love the holiday themed stories. I have 4 library books right now from 4 well known authors who are celebrating Christmas already. LOL I'd love to be the lucky winner and get to add this book to my home library. It would sit right next to the first book from the series on my shelf.

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  15. If I didn't know better I'd say my grandmother wrote this post! I love Halloween, not for the dressing up but for watching old movies and reading holiday themed books. The Wolfman is keeping me company right now. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  16. Another Halloween themed book. Perfect timing.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  17. I would love to win this looks like a very good book thank you for the chance to win a copy debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to win this looks like a very good book thank you for the chance to win a copy debbiesherwood50@gmail.com

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  19. Oh my this sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for the chance.
    Deana
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  20. Sounds good
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  21. Four pounds of garlic - mmm!
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  22. I can't wait to read this love that cover!
    Penney penneyw(at)sbcglobal.net

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  23. Sounds good.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  24. Looking forward to this one. Love the cover!
    frybbe (@) gmail.com

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  25. Awesome sounding book. Can not wait to read this one. Thank you for the giveaway lady(dot)janel(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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  26. Getting in the Halloween spirit myself. Just hung a witch on the front door.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  27. I love Halloween themed cozy mysteries.I have been wanting to read Diane Vallere and this sounds so cute...please enter me. I have my pumpkins placed around the house.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  28. Sounds like a great Halloween read. Awesome post. Can't wait to read about Ebony. Great cover.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Sounds like a great Halloween read. Awesome post. Can't wait to read about Ebony. Great cover.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Great cozy mystery!! I love to read! The book sounds awesome. Thank you for a chance to win

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  31. A book to celebrate my favorite holiday! Thanks for the contst.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. I love your books & I love holiday themed books. I would love to win a copy of your book.

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  33. I love these mystery books, I would love a chance to win this book. Thanks for this very generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  34. Oh, I agree with you, Ebony, about Halloween! It used to be about cute costumes and cute Jack O' Lanterns but now it is just about blood and gore and candy. Creepy! I don't need to be scared out of my wits, I am already witless! Thanks for the chance to read more about you!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  35. Now a days it's all about the blood and vampires and zombies! So scary in haunted houses! I'm a chicken and I'm not afraid to admit it! The book sounds super awesome! I want to read it so bad! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  36. Perfect timing for this book to come out. Don't you just love it when things work out like that? This sounds like it's going to be a great read and I'm looking forward to doing so. Thank you for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  37. What a great cover. I'd love to win this book, thanks for the chance.
    babemomara@att.net

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  38. Costumes and Halloween...what could be better! Thanks for the giveaway. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  39. Halloween is my favorite holiday, the best time of the year. The cover of this book is great. Love the themed cozy books. Wish I could wind a paper copy as I do not have kindle. Georgia
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  40. I love Halloween! So many books for the season...I'd love one more. Fingers crossed!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  41. Sounds like a wonderful Halloween Read! Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  42. Interesting take on Halloween. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  43. This sounds like a fun read for Halloween.

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  44. Looks so spooky.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  45. This is a great read for the fall season would love to read a print copy and review on a few sites. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  46. looking forward to reading this. cheers at marjmmanor dot com

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  47. I love Halloween and can't wait to read this book! J[DOT]MARSHALL730[AT]YAHOO[DOT]COM

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  48. Love a good mystery. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. I have never read any of the books in this series , but after reading this, I am convinced that I need to. And I love that the theme for this one is Halloween! Thanks so much for the chance to win!magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  50. Sounds like a real fun read. Would love to win this book. Put it on my must read list and wish list. Merry Northstarvance (@) gmail (dot) Com

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  51. I can't wait to read this book! I love reading books about Halloween. utaker555(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. I love Halloween all year long, not just in October!!! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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