Friday, June 2, 2017

Greg King dishes about South Cove #bookgiveaway

By GREG KING FROM HOSPITALITY AND HOMICIDE BY LYNN CAHOON – AUTHOR OF THE TOURIST TRAP MYSTERIES

Hello, internet people. It’s Greg King here. I told Jill I’d step in for her today. One, she’s busy handling staffing problems at the coffee shop. And two, it gives me an excuse to lock myself in my office and hide from Nathan Pike.

Oh, you know Nathan? I don’t think you know the real Nathan. You know his books. And by knowing what a supposedly great author he is, that he must be nice. Or at least sane. I can tell you from just spending one week with the guy, he is neither. And he’s a slob. I’ve had to vacuum out my truck three times this week because of the chips or popcorn or cookie crumbs. Seriously, I’m hoping for a real case to show up so I can ditch babysitting this guy. No matter what the mayor says.

On the home front, I’m concerned about where I’m going to live in a few months. I told Jill my lease was up, but I didn’t mention that the building is going condo. I can’t afford to buy the place, even if I wanted to. So I brought up the idea of us moving in together. You would have thought I’d popped the question. You know, the one that ends at a church and vows?
The girl gets antsy every time I mention the future. I’m starting to think it’s me. Maybe it’s not that she’s not interested in getting hitched ever again, maybe it’s me she doesn’t want to get married to? 
Relationships, they are murder.  Speaking of murder, Nathan is standing at my door again. The dude looks like someone’s little brother, just waiting to be let into the secret club.

I guess I better go. Have a great month. Summer is amazing here in South Cove. You should come join us one day. Just don’t ask for a police ride along. I think I’m setting a policy banning any future police access to people outside our own South Cove citizens. That should take care of problems like Nathan.

Hospitality and Homicide
A visit to the serene coastal town of South Cove, California, could make anybody feel refreshed and inspired. But as Jill Gardner—owner of Coffee, Books, and More—discovers, some folks won’t live to tell about it . . .

Mystery author Nathan Pike checked into South Cove Bed & Breakfast to compose a compelling novel, not commit murder. But things get real when a rival B&B owner ends up exactly like the victim in his draft—undeniably dead. As Nathan prepares to complete his magnum opus behind bars, Jill’s the only one who can prove his innocence and deconstruct the plot of a twisted killer!

GIVEAWAY ALERT – Give Greg something to look forward to this summer besides Nathan leaving town. What’s your favorite summer activity?  One random comment will win an e-copy of either Murder on Wheels or Tea Cups and Carnage (winner’s choice.) GIVEAWAY OVER - WINNER CHOSEN IN COMMENTS BELOW. HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE! 


49 comments:

  1. My favorite summer activity is the family camping event. Thanks for the chance :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. take a nice book and read outside in a comfortable hammock.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. My favorite summer activity is spending time at the pool with my niece and the rest of the family. I don't get to see her much while school is in so I look forward to summer every year.

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  4. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach, reading a good book, and watching the waves of the ocean. mcastor07@gmail.com

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  5. I'm looking forward to enjoying the sunshine with a good book!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  6. My favorite summer activity is getting together with friends and family for a cookout. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. I love sitting in the yard reading and enjoying the warm weather. I

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  8. My favorite activity for the summer is grabbing a glass of sangria, a cozy mystery, and sitting in my hammock spending the day reading.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. My fav thing is to go with my hubby and get all the ripe vegis that we have grown also when he takes the pups and i for rides just love them. There is the Miss River right about 1/2 mile from us there is a camp grounds and it is always full everyweekend i thank the lord we live on top of a hill and that we see the deer running everynight and the drive up the driveway is always full of rabbits and deer. We are very blessed to have the land for them to run but they also like vegis .ptclayton2@aol.com

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  10. I love to read by the pool or at the beach. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Summer starts for me with going to the River and the first ice cold watermelon...but I also like frying up home raised green tomatoes...ah summer! Thank you for the chance...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  12. Living in south Florida means spending the "summer" (which is already here) trying to stay cool.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  13. My favorite summer activity is being able to read outside on the patio with a tall glass of ice tea.

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  15. Sitting on the back deck enjoying the birds and squirrels. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. Having a barbecue with the family and the yard games that always go awry. kchinetti at gmail dot com.

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  17. I love hiking in the summer. Maceoindo (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. Horse showing! Leaving at 6 AM for the weekend!

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  19. My favorite is family cook outs
    judytucker1947@gmail.com

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  20. Sit on the dock or on the boat and read a good mystery.

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  21. My favorite summer activity is munching away on Watermelon! Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Well, it's really hot where I live, so my favorite summer activity is staying inside where it's air conditioned. If I lived near the beach though, that would be my pick. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  23. Hanging out by the pool reading and watching the dog play. Kkcochran (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  24. I am so looking forward to spending time with my kids and granddaughter. We enjoy long walks, picnics, library time, reading beneath the shady arms of an ancient oak tree, and 🌟 gazing on clear nights.

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  25. I am so looking forward to spending time with my kids and granddaughter. We enjoy long walks, picnics, library time, reading beneath the shady arms of an ancient oak tree, and 🌟 gazing on clear nights.

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  26. My favorite summer activity is spending time with my grandchildren.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  27. We live on a fruit farm, so our favorite activity is picking the fruit and enjoying those first, fresh, juicy peaches, apricots and cherries. cheers@Marjimmanor.com

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  28. My fave thing to do in the summer is just enjoy the warm weather with family, whether it's cooking out or just visiting and watching the kids goof around in the pool, it's all a lot of fun being with my family. barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  29. Greg, you need to whisk Jill away from town for a quiet evening together, just the two of you....no talk of work or even the future, just enjoy being with each other. :-)

    Nicole
    nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  30. Relaxing in the pool or sitting on the deck watching others
    enjoy the pool is a great summer activity. I can read
    my book and chill.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Such great summer releases. I need to get my sister hooked on these. Meg85242 at gmail dot com

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  32. My favorite summer activity is going to the beach with a good book. Just me and a "who-dun-it" mystery.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. For me summer is lovely - because of the smell of newly mown grass, watching the flowers grow in the pots on my patio, being able to hear the wrens brag about the babies in their nest on my patio, and being able to read as much as I want. Of course, I am retired, nearly every day I read as much as I want. annettena at yahoo dot com

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  34. Loved both those books. I'd love to read about Greg's view on things! Would make for some interesting reading.
    No real favourite Summer thing, but this year I'll spend 3 weeks in England. Perhaps when Nathan is gone, Greg and Jill can do a serious trip and he can just propose :)

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  35. Reading a good book outside!

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  36. Summer here has boat races on the Ohio, fireworks, and the county fair, but I mostly enjoy relaxing on the deck and enjoying nature around us and reading. Nice and quiet in our little out of the way place. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  37. Canning!! Love to make jam!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  38. I love working in my flower gardens, walking the shores of Lake Erie, and attending baseball games with my family.
    All bring my faith to the forefront and complete my faith in the love and good that can be found from our Lord.

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  39. My favorite summertime activity is trying to avoid the heat. When you live in So Cal, that's hard to do. The heat lasts until the first of November usually. August and September are really hot. The air conditioner and ceiling fans work overtime. My solar panels can't keep up.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  40. My favorite summer activities are camping (a relatively new one - we're taking our second annual camping trip this year)and visiting our local swimming pool. My daughter is joining the swim team this year, something I did for 20 some years. So, I'm excited about that as well.

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  41. I love camping in my travel trailer. So many great memories made.

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  42. Camping in my travel trailer with my hubby and 2 dogs. So peaceful and quiet since we don't go to places where there are hook ups for the trailer. We are out in the middle of no where, just enjoying the peace and tranquilty.

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