Friday, March 24, 2017

The Grand Central Market - and a #Bookgiveaway!

Character:      Savannah Webb
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon

Hi there, I’m Savannah Webb, owner of Webb’s Glass Shop on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. I'm planning to visit a new-to-me venue next Saturday.

It's the Grand Central Market in Downtown St. Pete. This is a unique shopping experience that is right down the street from Webb's Glass Shop. I'm going to scope it out before I sign up for a booth for my students.

The advertising about the market says that you can browse through art, antiques, collectibles, home decor and treasures that you won't find anywhere else. 

The market is held on the first and third Saturday of each month at 3063 Central Avenue, 9am - 3pm.

I've heard good things about the location - Punky's Bar and Grill. They apparently have a large selection of craft beers. You know I love me some local beer! It would be nice to meet you there, but this market runs through April then takes a break until September -- like most outdoor events.



  




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You can read more about Savannah in Cracked to Death, the third book in the Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries, published by Kensington Books. Available at your favorite book vendor.

About Cracked to Death:

When a treasure hunt leads to deadly plunder, it’s up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb and her trusty investigative posse to map out the true motives of a killer . . .

It's the dog days of summer in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Webb's Glass Shop proprietor Savannah Webb has an eco-friendly plan to help locals escape the heat--a recyclable bottle-crafting workshop taught by reticent store manager Amanda Blake. Turns out, the class is a bigger smash than expected, thanks in part to a pair of staggeringly old bottles brought in by snorkeler Martin Lane . . .

Linked to a storied pirate shipwreck, the relics definitely pique Savannah's interest. But intrigue turns to shock when Martin's lifeless body washes ashore the next morning, another glass artifact tucked in his dive bag. With cell phone records connecting Amanda to the drowning, Savannah must voyage through uncharted territory to exonerate her colleague and capture the twisted criminal behind Martin's death . . .

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Yay! There's a GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of name(AT)server(DOT)com to avoid the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on March 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of Cracked to Death. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes.



Meet the author:

Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left an engineering career designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind the house, Cheryl and her husband George design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.



Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter

39 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect elements for a wonderful read. Thanks
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Glad you think that! Good Luck in the Giveaway.

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  2. I'm always amazed by those who create with glass. I quilt that way if I drop the fabric it doesn't break. amysue511 (at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I can appreciate that comfort. I remember my mother and grandmother spending many enjoyable hours making beautiful quilts from worn out dresses. Good Luck!

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  3. I always get super excited to start a new series to read. I am completely addicted to books :)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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    1. I love new series as well - it's just like Christmas morning. Good Luck!

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  4. I love this series! I especially love learning about the a new craft. bobwiesmann at gmail dot com.

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  5. Sounds so fun!
    jencvice (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Glass works are so creative and special. Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. My pleasure to provide a giveaway! Good Luck!

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  7. Markets like that are such fun! Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Our little town of St. Petersburg is growing up to the need for two markets! That's fabulous. Good Luck!

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  8. Oh boy a giveaway. I would love to read this book. I will keep my fingers crossed that I will be able to do that and enjoy it. judymckay552@yahoo.com

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  9. Great series! Thank you for your insights and opportunity to get a copy of this book.
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. So happy you like the series. Good Luck!

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  10. Would love to read! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  11. Love attending crafts fairs/markets.

    jtcgc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. What a delightful and unique book which sounds wonderful, especially the glass making which is so artistic. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  13. I love this series! Thanks for the chance.
    cjreynolds52(at) comcast(dot)net

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  15. I love this series. Waiting for a new installment.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  16. Both the glass art and the market sounds great.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  17. I love this series. Wish I were talented like that. patwalkerp(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Savannah's world sounds like a great place to visit. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Sounds like fun to read I want to read it soon!donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  20. The Review sounds great...I would love to read it. Please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  21. Can't wait to read about her next adventures. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  22. It amazes me all the various crafts made with glass. Stained glass, blown glass, firework glass beads and many other are such beautiful forms. Thanks for hosting Cheryl's book on your blog. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I love this series. Thank you for the chance to win a signed copy of Cracked to Death!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  24. I have this series on my TBR list (actually it's grown into a spreadsheet lol) This sounds like a great series, would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway! barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win the newest in this great series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I am an antique addict. Need to start this series. annettena at yahoo dot com

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  27. Yay - another book in a terrific series! Thanks for great review and giveaway.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  28. You are a new to me author but this book sounds fun. I really enjoy cozies. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  29. Sounds like a great read. I like the cover.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  30. Cheryl, you sound like you have had, and continue to have, an interesting life. Your book sounds terrific. My sister, when she was alive, was interested in stained glass. I'd love to read your book.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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