Monday, April 24, 2017

Going to the Mainsail Art Festival! #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 the Mainsail Art Festival on Sunday afternoon. This long-running event marks the end of our glorious winter season and the beginning of the hot days of summer. 

Mainsail Art Festival started in 1976 when the city's Bicentennial Committee, the Saint Petersburg Recreation Department and the new Saint Petersburg Arts Commission joined forces to sponsor the "First Annual Saint Petersburg Sidewalk Arts and Colonial Crafts Festival." 

For the second show, the name was shortened. "Mainsail" was chosen in 1977 to convey the event's importance, its excitement and marina setting on the waterfront South Straub Park.

This year marks the 42nd Anniversary of the festival. More than 100,000 visitors come to enjoy and purchase quality art and enjoy top name entertainment. The Mainsail committee of hard-working volunteers produces this festival exhibiting artists competing for $60,000 in prize money. 

Mainsail will be held on Saturday 9AM - 6PM and Sunday 10AM - 5PM. The weather forecast is perfect. Sunny, but cool with low humidity. I hope to see you there!








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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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There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY! 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 April 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of your choice of Pane and Suffering, Shards of Murder, or 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

74 comments:

  1. They all look like fun reads; thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. Love this series! Thanks for the opportunity. I found the first one when on vacation on Treasure Island. cheers at marjimmanor dot com

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    1. I love Treasure Island. We've enjoyed many, many beach walks out there. Good Luck to you.

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  3. Great looking mystery and I would love to read it. Thank you for the chance,
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  4. Always happy to discover a new author and series. Thanks for the chance to win. aut1063[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks, Autumn. Good Luck in the drawing.

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  5. Thank you for hosting Cheryl's Hollon's latest book on your blog. I love stained glass and cozy mysteries so
    the combination of both is so satisfying. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I love the glass arts, too. Good Luck in the drawing.

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  6. This series is unique and very special. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. St. Petersburg, Florida, is a hub for all things glass. Good Luck in the drawing.

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  7. A series which is intriguing and of great interest since it involves glass making which is very creative. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Just made a new pair of earrings this week. Needed a pair with some green in it. Good Luck in the drawing.

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  8. This is an interesting series (especially since I'm having some custom panels made for my bedroom light). I'd love to add this book to my rather large home library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Stained Glass panels are featured in the first book in the series. Good Luck!

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  9. Love this series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks! Good luck in the giveaway.

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  10. Great series! I enjoyed all three.
    Please do not enter me.

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  11. I love the series, but I missed Pane and Suffering, so I'm hoping to win it! Thanks.

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    2. Thanks for entering this giveaway. Good luck!

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  12. Well, Shoot Fire, if I were nearer I would definitely want to go to Mainsail. But, I am really trying to be better about not adding to the "things" I have accumulated. And of course there is the teeny tiny detail, I am in Texas not Florida. This series does appeal to me. annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. I'm also trying to reduce things -- except books. Good luck to you.

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    2. Congratulations, Annette! We've made contact and I'll be sending you SHARDS OF MURDER. Yay!

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  13. That sounds very interesting. I have never read this series, but have been wanting to for a while. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I stopped by your fun blog today. I love giveaways.
    Ann
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  15. I have not read this series before but am looking forward to doing so after reading the review!
    Debbie.erickson14@gmail.com

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  16. Looks like a fun series. You are a new author to me, would love the chance to win! mariemcnary(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. It's a fun series to write as well. Good luck!

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  17. The festival sounds like a lot of fun. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The festival is getting huge. It takes more than an hour to skim through the exhibits. Good luck to you!

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  18. Love this series

    kkat(dot)edwards(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Love this series. Been trying to order the second book through the library for a while now. patwalkerp(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. That's very helpful to beginning authors. Good luck!

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  20. Such fun reads! mommatoodle(at)msn(dot)com

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  21. Really enjoyed the description of the book. I admire people who work with glass, it's really intimidating to me.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Once you get some training, the glass isn't threatening. Good Luck in the giveaway.

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  22. Really enjoyed the description of the book. I admire people who work with glass, it's really intimidating to me.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Fun series - thanks for the chance to win a copy of the latest.

    jtcgc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It IS fun to work with glass and write as well. Good Luck!

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  24. I'm really enjoying your series and looking forward to reading Cracked to Death!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know. Good Luck in the giveaway!

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  25. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  27. Please enter me into the drawing, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  28. This sounds like a great series! Colleenfinn318 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  29. I would love to read it,looking forward to reading Cracked to Death. Thank you for the chance to do so, sooner. Rather than later. The synopsis on your books are most interesting and I am looking forward to reading them all. Just as soon as I can get them. My TBR is getting full. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  30. I love this series. When will a new book come out?
    I would love a signed copy of one of your books.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  31. Sounds good! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I love this series. Thank you for this chance!
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  33. Love this series & thank you for the giveaway! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Thankyou for the opportunity! minishoes (at)msn(dot)com
    Jill Broussard

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  35. I love books set in FL as we lived there for 17 years. Thanks for the giveaway.

    satuitbrook1636(at)gmail.com

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  36. Would love to read anything in this series! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I love the premise of this series- how fun!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
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  38. Series I really want to read. Topic sounds very interesting.
    Thank you for the chance.
    lady(dot)janel(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  39. This series is new to me, but it sounds great. Adding it to my TBR. Thank you for the generous giveaway! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Sounds like a great series.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. So this is a real festival....Mainsail? Sure wish I lived closer. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of one of your titles.

    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. These books sound like a lot of fun. Can not wait to read them.

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  43. I've really been getting into cozy mysteries in the last few months! This looks like one that I'd enjoy. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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  44. She is a new author to me so I would pick Pane and suffering. I really enjoy cozies. Thanks for this opportunity. Nancy at: jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  45. I love this book synopses...can't wait to read and get into this series.
    kat8762(at)aol(dot)com

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  46. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds great. Please enter me.
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