Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Busiest Time of the Year - and a #Giveaway!

By Merry Wilkinson from the Year Round Christmas Mysteries by Vicki Delany

I am nothing but exhausted already! And the Christmas season has only just begun. My shop, Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, was overwhelmed the weekend after Thanksgiving and much of my stock decimated. I have to remember that a strong sales is a good thing!


I seriously underestimated the popularity of Alan Anderson’s hand-crafted toy train sets, and I’m going to have to ask him to make me more (a lot more) as super-special order. 


That’s the nice thing about sourcing most of my products locally.  I can go straight to the source.

And I never mind spending time with Alan, if you know what I mean.  Blush.

Back to the topic at hand: it’s Christmas in Christmas Town my favourite time of the year in my favourite place in all the world. I expect to be super busy, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I hope all the other shops on Jingle Bell Lane in Rudolph do as well this year.  In Christmas Town we believe that a rising tide lifts all boats and everyone supports everyone else.

Which is why it’s such a worry for us all now that poor Jack Olsen has been taken ill and his miserable son Gord has arrived from California to run the Yuletide Inn, one of Rudolph’s most cherished holiday spots.

My dad, Santa Claus himself, got into a very public argument with Gord about the spirit of Christmas Town, and Gord mocked him.

I sure hope nothing more happens at this important time of the year that might threaten to ruin Christmas in Rudolph.

A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Vicki Delany and Eva Gates, to all the marvellous Killer Character readers.

As part of the KC Seasons’ Readings Festivities, Vicki would love to give away a copy of We Wish You A Murderous Christmas, the second book in the Year Round Christmas series, to one lucky reader.  Please leave a comment below to enter the contest. Be sure and give us your email address so we can contact the winner. Don’t like putting your email address on the web?  Send Vicki an email at vicki@vickidelany.com and mention Killer Characters.  Contest ends the evening of December 2nd .  US and Canada entries.

For more book news, fun, and contests, please like Vicki on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor/ 

 

  

89 comments:

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

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  2. I love Christmas themed mysteries. I can't wait to read We Wish you a Murderous Christmas! dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. This is new to me. I loved trains as a child.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. Loved the first one and the clever setting, can't wait to read the new one! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Oh I love Christmas cozies! brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. I loved the first book in this series and can't wait to read this next one. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  7. Thanks for this delightful cozy. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Always love learning of a new series. Thanks for the opportunity. mlarkin at rmr group dot com.

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  9. I love these mysteries & Christmas stories are the best. Thanks for this generous chance. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  10. This cozy mystery sounds intriguing. Thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Christmas cozies are so fun to read! Thanks for having this awesome give-away.
    heidiark@yahoo.com

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  12. My mom used to own a year round Christmas store. It was wonderful, although I now dislike clip on birds because one day I had to hand 359 of them. mama2bulls(at)gmail.com

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    1. What great memories you must have. I understand about the birds.

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  13. I love Christmas-themed books...this is marvelous!
    kat8762@aol.com

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  14. i love reading. Thanks for the chance to be entered in this great giveaway!

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  15. I love to read Christmas books - especially around the holidays.
    I've read the first book and need to get the second. thanks.
    Mary Lou at txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. It's never a quiet season when you are a mystery character!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  17. I have this series on my wish list.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  18. I love Vicki Delany's Christmas cozies. Thanks for including info about her current book on your blog and
    also for the giveaway. It is quiet around our house at Christmas since our kids are adults now and our
    families are all busy with their families. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Loved "Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen" and I'm looking forward to reading "We Wish You a Murderous Christmas". And I'm thoroughly enjoying having an author as a Facebook Friend! Thanks, Vicki!
    dannisturko(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  20. I love Christmas movies and music and stories. Can't get enough. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Just love cozy mystery books. Christmas ones are enjoyable this time of year. Thanks for the chance to win.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  22. This would be just too perfect! I'm starting Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen TODAY! SO excited to read a Christmas cozy during Christmas time! :)
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  23. Love cozy boos. Thanks for the chance. sclickner at juno dot com

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  24. I love holiday-themed mysteries, so I'm really looking forward to reading these! Thanks for the great giveaway! aleonardi (at) my.com

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  25. Would love to read. Thanks for the chance to get to know this series. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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  26. I love a Christmas themed series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  27. I love Christmas themed books it helps to get into the spirit of things and also are very good reads. Would love to read and post reviews on a few sites. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  28. It's time to binge on Christmas books.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. It certainly is that! I love Holmes for the Holidays, a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories.

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  29. Christmas and mysteries the only thing more perfect would be to have a dog. idreamjj@yahoo.com

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    1. Did you see Matterhorn, the Saint Bernard puppy on the cover?

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  30. I love cozies with a holiday theme. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farell@gmail.com

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    1. Oops---That email is wrong. suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  31. I read the first one and loved it, so of course I need to read the second one just because...Thank you for the chance to win. jillybeans41@gmail.com

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  32. I like Christmas mysteries and the title's good, too.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Would love to visit Mrs Claus's treasures. Thanks for the chance. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I'd love to visit too! Fortunately, I can do so in my imagination. And so can you.

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  34. We once lived in a small town that had a Christmas all year 'round store. It was always fun to go inside and listen to the music and look at the decor. The couple also had a utility pay concession so many people went in at least once a month. The man died several years ago, we moved away, and I wonder if the store is still there.
    I'd like to visit Christmas Town, and especially Mrs. Claus’s Treasures shop.
    donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  35. Thank you for the giveaway! Christmas is my favorite holiday! I enjoy this time of year watching the Christmas movies and decorating for the holidays.
    Slpathkp19@gmail.com

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    1. So many wonderful traditional things to do, aren't there.

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  36. I haven't read the first one, so I will be asking for it for Christmas! Thank you for the giveaway. debprice60@gmail.com

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  37. Sounds great! Thank you donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  38. Christmas theme stories are awesome! Would love to read it. Thanks for the chance. nerdsrgood AT msn DOT com

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  39. I love Christmas time and have always enjoyed Christmas stores and their goodies...even though I have more than I need I always wind up getting something, er somethings, new!

    cozyupwithkathy @ Gmail dot com

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  40. Sounds like a great read for the holiday season! Love reading Christmas mysteries this time of the year. Have a happy holiday season.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. Have a happy holiday season.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  42. My book club is reading these for December, but due to the holidays, I was strapped. This would be amazing! jmcgrath221(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. That's nice to know. Where is your book club located?

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  43. I read the first book in this series a few weeks ago and loved it. Looking forward to the latest.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  44. Don't let Gord ruin the most wonderful time of the year in the most wonderful place!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. You can count on Merry, Elaine. At least we hope so!

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  45. Sounds interesting, I would love to read your series.
    ceciliayoung(at)gmx(dot)com

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  46. I love the covers. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  47. Loved the first book & can't wait to read this one. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  48. This sounds like a great series. Thanks for a great review and giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. Thank you for the chance.
    wskwared at yahoo dot com

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  50. The first book was such a fun read...I can't wait to read this one. Kuzlin at aol.com

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  51. Thank you for the chance in this giveaway, looks like something I'd really enjoy.

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  52. Thank-you for the opportunity. Have a wonderful holiday season!
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  53. Ooh. Christmas cozies! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  54. I loved Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen. Great characters and town. Thank you for the opportunity to win. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  55. Thanks for the chance of entering the contest! vboudreau57@gmail.com.

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  56. Thanks for the chance of entering the contest! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  57. Looking forward to reading this asap. cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  58. thanks for the chance to win! looks like a wonderful read! amandasmother (at) aol (dot) com

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  59. What fun, Christmas centered cozies. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  60. ops, email is jluebke (at) frontier (dot) com

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  61. I love to read holiday cozy mysteries at holiday time. Nothing like a good murder to get you in the mood! lol. Since my birthday is Dec 23, so I wouldn't get gyped, I used to ask for books for my birthday so the other presents could be for Christmas since my family never equated books to holiday presents when we were young! Now I can't get enough!!!!! Merry northstarvance(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  62. I appreciate you giving me the opportunity to win this prize. One can never have too many Christmas books! I read the first book and loved it.
    Merry Christmas!
    Jan Nelson

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  63. I'm not sure if you got my entry, so I'll send you my email address. jnelson1130@gmail.com.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win this prize. I loved the firs book and am soooo looking forward to the sequel. Merry Christmas!
    Jan Nelson

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  64. sharon baker. slpetera@yahoo.comDecember 1, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Your books are great. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  65. Sounds good! Thanks for the chance!
    Lisa H.
    hseaside5@aim.com

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  66. Would like to try this series.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  67. Oh my both f these books look so good. Thanks for the giveaway
    gerogia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  68. Would love to read these books! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  69. Christmas and a mystery all in one book. Sounds great!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Thanks for entering my contest everyone! A winner has been chosen and contacted. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all. I hope Santa puts lots of books under your tree.

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