Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bracing for the Holidays





Tiffany Kedrowski blogs for

The Paws and Claws Mysteries

by Krista Davis




Every year my grandmother chooses some horrible place for our family to celebrate Christmas. Seriously. Imagine the shabbiest motel with dusty tinsel on the registration desk. My mom wants to stay home, and I totally agree with her. But we're not that lucky. This year we're going to the Sugar Maple Inn on Wagtail Mountain. From what I gather, Wagtail and the inn might be a cut above our usual destinations. But there's a problem.

We're gathering in Wagtail to celebrate the engagement of my cousin Norma Jeanne to some guy from Wagtail. The big meeting of the families. Ugh. Norma Jeanne is the pretty one. The one who wears stylish clothes and spends hours getting dressed. As long as I can remember, my mother has been after me to be more like Norma Jeanne. But I'm not interested in being a fashionista!

Since the moment Norma Jeanne announced her engagement, my mother has had wedding fever. Can you imagine anything worse? I know what I'm in for this Christmas. It will be a nightmare!

So here's what I'm thinking. I'll invite the guy I've been dating! Mom won't be able to criticize my lack of a boyfriend if one shows up for the holidays. Right? What do you think? Do I invite him to come to Wagtail and spend Christmas with us? Or is that a bad idea? For once, I might just steal the show!

NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING is coming in one week! Look for it on November 7th. To celebrate, Krista is giving away TWO copies. Leave a comment with your email address to enter. Good luck!

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THE DIVA COOKS UP A STORM (coming in May)

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50 comments:

  1. I don't know Tiffany, upstaging your cousin by bringing a guy to appease your mom? Guess we will see how it turns out! Thanks for the chance to win, I am looking forward to this book!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. thanks for the chance to win, I would enjoy this book. jcook22@yahoo.com

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  3. Would love to read this! Have added it to my TBR list. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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  4. This sounds so good! I can't wait to read it! I would bring the boyfriend! zabloudil10 @ yahoo .com Thank you for this opportunity

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  5. I'm the black sheep of my family, the underachiever. I think I'm the only one of my direct cousins that does NOT have a college degree or a great career. So I learned to just smile and go my own way.

    I think I'm going to enjoy this book and I hope I can find it in one of the two county libraries I have access to. Of course winning a copy to add to my home library would be so much better. LOL

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Bring the boyfriend and enjoy yourself. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I think Tiffany needs an attitude adjustment, and Wagtail might be just the place to do it (as long as she doesn't try to upstage her cousin!) I think the cover of Not a Creature Was Purring is one of my favorite covers ever! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  8. It's a good test to see if the guy you've been dating is serious about you. If he can handle a wedding fevered mom AND Christmas, he's a special guy. Thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Sounds great. I would bring the boyfriend. Have fun. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. It's not right that she would think of using someone like that. In fact, it is mean spirited. Doesn't say much for her. There is a lot nicer, better way to handle her Mom without acting like a 2 yr old. Such as acting like an adult by sitting down with her Mom & having a nice little chat. I would be most interested in seeing what happens. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  11. Hmmm...One-upmanship usually backfires!
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  12. I say go for it Tiffany. Invite your boyfriend & glow in his being there to offset some of the tedium & dusty holiday spirit you'll be enduring! I'd love to win a copy of Not A Creature Was Purring even though I've pre-ordered it. I would give a copy to a friend to introduce her to Krista Davis.

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  13. Mary Lynette MillerOctober 31, 2017 at 1:21 PM

    Would love to win this book. Sounds like it will be a great read. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com.

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  14. Invite him and let the cards fall where the may. Just warn him so he can be prepared.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  15. I love the Wagtail series.
    What is the new series about?
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  16. I enjoy reading your exciting series of stories. Thank you for writing them. mbquilts4(at)aol(dot)com

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win. I love this series! frauenb(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. P.S. E-mail address is seffichinchilla@outlook.com
    Sue🐾

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  20. I can relate to this whole situation!!! (insert laughing crying emojis!!) Would love a chance to win and read this book!! AKJ3765(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  21. This is not going well. I deleted my own comment! What it said was that I am a sucker for a book with animal on the cover. Your book pictured above has TWO animals. That makes it a double must read.
    Sue🐾

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  22. Bring the Boyfriend and have a good time.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  23. Inviting your boyfriend might work and might not, there is always room for the unexpected to happen, but that is what makes good reading! I would love to read the book, thanks for the giveaway! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  24. yes, please!

    teabird17 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  25. I love the Diva series, but have not ready any of this one. Is this the book that starts it all for me? I hope so!! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  26. Great series! Can't wait to read "Not A Creature Was Purring". Bring the boyfriend, Tiffany!
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  27. I really want to live in Wagtail (or at least a town like it).
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  28. Oh, I can see several ways for this to blow up in Tiffany's face. I wonder which will be how it actually plays out. Looking forward to reading and finding out. Thanks for the chance to win. robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Love the series and excited about a new one. Keep em coming
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  30. I love this series! Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Do you think the guy you've been dating can handle your family?

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  32. Sounds like family obligations the world over, and fun. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  33. This book looks so cute. Thanks for the chance! mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  34. I am looking forward to returning to Wagtail in Not a Creature was Purring. It sounds delightful. Doodlesink (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  35. It sounds like a good idea to take him.

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  36. I'm excited for this one to come out!! Thanks for the chance to win too! Awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  37. Enjoy Christmas cozies. And, a sweet dog and cat pose.
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  38. look forward to reading this. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  39. I love Christmas themed mysteries. The Paws and Claws series is great. Dbahn(at) iw(dot)net

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  40. It does sound so wonderful. Thanks for the chance
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  41. Love the cover. Thanks for the chance.
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  42. Chance to win how great. hotcarmelfudgesundae@gmail

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  43. Invite, it could give you an way out of some activities. So excited to read this one. Thanks for the chance.

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  44. Can't wait to read how badly this goes. LOL doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. the cover of this book is so sweet, I would buy for the cover. Bu the story sound good too, a win win! Thanks for the giveaway, Georgia
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  46. I sure do love this series! bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  47. I love holiday themed books, and since Christmas is my favorite, I want to read this one. Love your books.

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  48. Mom would probably start asking him when he was going to propose to you. I don't think it would be worth the aggravation. At least not in my family. I'd rather not go through that.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  49. I enjoy reading your books. The picture on the front of your book is enjoy full. Shirley Robinson robinsontiger1@hotmail.com

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