Thursday, January 19, 2017

Snowbird Season and an ARC Giveaway!

By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran


Well here we are—it is January and Fort Myers Beach is welcoming snowbirds with open arms. Apart from a bit of rain and wind that may drop the temperature down to the low 70s on Monday, we are expecting sunshine and a high of about 83 degrees every day for the next week. Not at all unusual for this time of year. Plenty of beach time for all.



Naturally the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore is jumping. There is a line out the door every morning for breakfast— Hammett ham’n eggs over hard as well as Agatha Christie soft boiled eggs over Catcher in the Rye toast are best-selling favorites. Snackers stop in all day for sweet tea with the Robert Frost apple and blueberry tartlets and the Miss Marple Orange Iced Scones. Lunch brings out the folks who love Old Man and the Sea Chowder or the Swiss Family Robinson cheeseburger.

Then, there are the book club meetings. What better way for folks to meet new friends and neighbors than to share a book and talk about it?

And if you have never come to Fort Myers Beach to hang out in the Read ’Em and Eat, sit in on a book club meeting or feast on sweet tea and a piece of buttermilk pie, well today might be your lucky day. Our author, Terrie Farley Moran, has some Advanced Reader Copies of Well Read, Then Dead, and Caught Read-Handed. Now these books are uncorrected proofs and don’t have pretty picture covers but I guarantee you will love the stories inside. Comment on this post to let us know which book you would like to win.  Please include your email in this format: your name (at) your server (dot) com--so the spambots can't pick it up.



There will be two winners.  Each winner will receive an ARC of the book he or she mentions in the comments. Giveaway closes at midnight on Sunday January 22nd.

And now here is a note from our author:

Hi, it’s Terrie here: On Amazon the price of READ TO DEATH is reduced to $5.84, and WELL READ, THEN DEAD is reduced to $7.43. I am fascinated that Amazon has finally decided to reduce the price of CAUGHT READ-HANDED by a whooping nine cents. You can snatch in now for $7.90. Again, I repeat, I have no idea how the pricing is decided, but the nine cent reduction has me hysterical.

65 comments:

  1. I belong to two book clubs. One online and one with a group of girlfriends in person. It's so much fun!

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    1. Hi Tonya, like you, I belong to an online book club and an in person book club as well. Great fun!

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  2. I wish we had a book club here. Well Read, Than Dead sounds wonderful.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Debby, maybe you could start one in the neighborhood. You might talk to the librarian about havign one meet at the library--just a thought.

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    2. All three are great, you will love them...

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  3. I would love to win Read to Death. Thanks for the giveaway!!! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Raquel, I am so sorry but I never received ARCs for Read to Death. I have this one last ARC for Caught Read-Handed and probably my last ARC for Well Read, Then Dead. So those are the only choices.

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  4. I want to read Well Read, Then Dead. norbert8bubba(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I'm not part of a book club since I'm an independent reader. Thanks Terrie for being so generous to offer your last ARC's as
    a giveaway for this blog. I am not picky so either ARC's would be great to own to read. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Would love to read Caught Read Handed. I love this series. Thanks for the chance. dr(dot)oldsmobileaticloud(dot)com

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  7. I love the title, Well Read, then Dead!
    mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  8. I just finished Well Read, Then Dead yesterday. It is a terrific book, great characters. I am part of several online book groups. Tried an in person one here, but no one showed up most of the time and it died.

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    1. Thanks Annette for your praise of Well Read, Then Dead. I know that in person book clubs can be difficult. People feel as though they shouldn't come if they didn't read/didn't like the book!

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  9. How generous of you! I would love to read Caught Read-Handed. Thank you.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  10. How sweet!! I would love to read CAUGHT READ HANDED!! Thanks for the opportunity. debanwatson@gmail.com
    I belong to an online book club

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  11. Ah, the inexplicable nature of Amazon!
    I'd love to have Read to Death
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Libby, I am so sorry but I never received ARCs for Read to Death. I have this one last ARC for Caught Read-Handed and probably my last ARC for Well Read, Then Dead. So those are the only choices.

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  12. I don't belong to a book club. I would love to read Caught Read-Handed. Thank you for the chance!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  13. I wish I had a book club. I would love to read caught read handed. Zeta(and)iwon(dot)com

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  14. The only book club in town only meets during the summer---I do most of my reading during the winter. I would love to read Caught Read-Handed.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. I would be so thrilled to win Well Read, Then Dead! I love the covers of your books and own 2 and 3, but would live without the cover of book 1 and treasure the ARC. Thanks for the chance. It's very generous of you!
    Rlewis11797 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I would love to win "Caught Read-Handed". I don't belong to a book club, because I like to read books of my own chosing and at my own pace.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I also belong to an online book club and a local one. They are wonderful ❤

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  18. If I am lucky enough to win, I would love a copy of Caught Read-Handed, please and thank you. I've never been to Fort Myers or been a part of a book club. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win a phenomenal book. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I would like to win the book Caught Read Handed. Thank you for a chance to win! Piogkm19@aol.com

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  20. Reading Caught Read-Handed with a slice of Buttermilk Pie sounds like a great plan! Jill Broussard; minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  21. Have been wanting to read your books for awhile and can't afford. I would love an ARC copy. Thanks! keepitsimple_68(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Have them both. What a great giveaway.

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  23. I have never been part of a book club.

    Either book would be amazing thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. thank you for the giveaway. I do not belong to a book club. These books look so good. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  25. Would love to read well-Read, Then Dead.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

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  26. Hello, I would love to read your books, as I love reading all the cozy mysteries! By the way, your weather sounds great there in Florida! I am in Ohio, with rain, but, I must say we do not have all the SNOW that everyone is getting! We are having a good winter, so far! I would love to read Well Read, then Dead! They all sound great, so, anyone would be fine, IF I would win! Thanks for the chance to enter your drawing! Patty pc1977@zoominternet.net

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  27. I would enjoy CAUGHT READ-HANDED. I would enjoy a book club, I think. I am a member of a couple of online book clubs. I am a member of the SC chapter of Sisters In Crime and do enjoy that fellowship.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I would love to read Well Read, then Dead.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast.net

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  29. Would love to read anything in your series!!! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  30. Read to death. I will be reading books until I die. Just can't stop reading.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  31. Caught read handed. Sounds like my kind of book.
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  32. Hi I belong to a on line club also. I would love to win one of your books, I am an avid mystery reader. lyndairish@shaw.ca

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  33. Caught Read Handed!!!!!seascapelife at gmail dot com Hopeful-!!!!!!!

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  34. Thank you for this giveaway! I would love to win "Well Read Then Dead"!
    jan_healthandhealing(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. I'm a snowbird living in Port Charlotte, not too far from Fort Myers. I don't belong to a book club. I do have this series on my TBR list. We are in the process of having a pool installed. Plus we are about 2 miles from the beach. They look like great beach reads. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  36. Caught Red Handed but any of them sound good as I haven't read any of them 😊
    Thanks,
    Lori
    lorih824(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. local library has a wonderful bookclub, unfortunately I can't attend anymore - meetings are at 1pm, and I'm working at that time :(
    Love cozies! "Well Read Then Dead" sounds very interesting :)
    em.milka at hotmail dot com

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  38. No book clubs share the same interest as me here. Tried to start a book club for those interested in fantasy novels but poor turn out. So myself and the other person gave up. Interested in Caught Read Handed. Thank you for the chance. Lady(dot)Janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. I have been to lovely Fort Myers Beach as my Dad retired there. I wish I can go down for a visit again because it's beautiful.
    I would love to win an ARC copy of WELL READ, THEN DEAD to get me through the cold winter of Illinois. Mbcncc@gmail.com

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  40. I would love to read Caught Handed❣️
    becky at craigmay dot com

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  41. I would love to win Caught Read Handed, it has been on my wish list waiting for my book budget to come up again at the end of the month! I love to collect signed copies of my favorite authors' books. I have a special shelf just for them! I am a full time Vero Beach resident now! Merry Northstarvance(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  42. Caught Read Handed sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win. dhazelton(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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  43. Thanks for the chance to win. Would love to read any of these books they sound great, esp. caught red handed.

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  44. Not in a book club, just love to read. Both look good but I choose Caught Read handed if I win. Just love these cozies.Thanks for this opportunity.

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  45. Forgot my info. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  46. I am in one book club and then i do go to my moms building of seniors and talk about cozy mysteries that i have read. I have read one and would love to read the other which is Caught Read Handed in print. Thank you so much for the chance. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  47. I love sharing my favorite reads with my friends and family in other states! Well read, then dead... love that title!
    Ristretto@charter.net

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  48. I would love to Caught Read Handed since I have read read Well Read Then Dead. Pam.guynn_68@kindle.com

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  49. Either book would be fine with me, but I will just say Caught Red-Handed if I win, thanks so much for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  50. I've checked these out of the library, but would love to have my own copy of Well Read, Then Dead. Now as long as I can keep my furry grandbabies from tearing it up, I'll consider myself fortunate (anyone know where I can get a kitty-proof bookshelf? Or maybe a lockbox? :-P)

    My email is christineocheallaigh(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  51. Love to win one of the books, or both. they sound like good stories,

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  52. What a fun giveaway. I'd like Well Read, then Dead. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

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  53. Would love to read "Well Read, Then Dead" Have yet to read this author. So really hoping. The synopsis on the books is really intriguing. My folks were snowbirds. Loved the menu names. Had a after school job at a diner my junior yr, Eggs on toast was Adam & Eve on a raft. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc ((dot) com

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  54. Caught read handed. Thanks for chance. Janngrogan@yahoo.com

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  55. Giveaway is closed and winners have been notified. Thanks so much for all your interest in the Read 'Em and Eat books.

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  56. These were great books. I could picture myself sitting in the cafe watching and listening to all the locals in my mind's eye. Great fun and good stories Terrie.
    Cynthia

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    1. Thanks so much Cynthia. You are a sweetheart. xo

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  57. And the winners are Patty K and Lexie! Congratulations I am off to the Post Office right now. Your ARCs should be arriving soon!

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