Thursday, October 19, 2017

Crepe Factor Giveaway

By Carmela Bertrand from the Scrapbooking Mystery Series 

First I have to tell you that I am lucky enough  to live in the bustling French Quarter of New Orleans, and  I own the Memory Mine Scrapbooking shop on Governor Nicholls Street. Please stop by anytime you are in town.

New Orleans is a fabulous place to live and work. The atmosphere is always crackling with the vitality of a town filled with fun and exciting things to do. One of my favorite events is the Winter Market. I always consider it to be the official start of the holiday season. Restaurateurs and other venders set up along the banks of the mighty Mississippi and offer samples of food, liquor and other wares putting everyone in a festive mood.

You won’t believe what happened at the last Winter Market.  My BFF Ava Gruiex and I were strolling along, tasting wine and having a grand time when we wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Quigg Brevard, a restaurant owner I briefly dated years ago, was screaming and threatening a man I’d never seen before.  I later found out his name was Martin Lash. He was a restaurant reviewer who had written a terrible review about Quigg’s pride and joy, Mumbo Gumbo.

A few minutes later, while Ava and I were looking for treasure at a clothing booth featuring risqué lingerie, the very same Martin Lash came stumbling around the boutique tent with a huge kitchen fork stuck in his neck. He dropped right at our feet, dead as a stone.

Horrible as that was, the worst was yet to come—for me at least. The last thing I needed was to have my long time beau Detective Edgar Babcock find me at the scene. But there I was when he pulled up. Worse still, within a few minutes, he discovered that Quigg Brevard was there and could easily be the main suspect in Martin Lash's murder. Let’s just say, Babcock isn’t always as cool as he pretends to be when it comes to my being anywhere near Quigg or anywhere near one of Babcock's murder cases for that matter. 




To celebrate this month’s mass market paperback release of Crepe Factor, we are giving away one book to a lucky commenter below. Why not comment about scrapbooking? You’ve tried it. You never tried it. Your Aunt Sally is an avid scrapbooker. Tell us anything but don’t forget to include your email addy in this format: name(AT)server(DOT) com to avoid the spam bots. Giveaway closes at midnight Sunday, October 22nd. 


64 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try scrapbooking!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  2. I have never tried scrapbooking. I doubt I would be very good at it. mbradeen(AT)yahoo(DOT) com

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  3. I have tried scrap booking and do not have the patience. My daughter though is amazing. She made me a family one to treasure.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. Right now all my keepsakes are in a big box, waiting for the time to be just right! bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  5. I use to scrapbook in my younger years. Now I have three
    albums next to a box of mementos ready to make one for each of my sons.
    Thanks.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. When I was very young I created a beautiful scrapbook which won a prize. This was during the 1950's when a scrapbook was just a very plain, large book filled with paper pages that I would glue and paste photos, articles and artwork into. I worked on this particular one and enjoyed the activity. Since then I have not bothered until now when I located one from that era and started to work on for my grandsons. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Scrapbooking interests me greatly since it is meaningful and special. When I had time I used to make a family album filled with beautiful old photos, and memorabilia which I treasure. Now I work on making something which I hope will be cherished by my grandchildren. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I've never had the patience for scrapbooking, but love looking at them! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  9. When my daughter was in Kindergarten, each child made a scrapbook page/pages for their class scrapbook. It was fun helping her make it, but I haven't scrapbooked since then ~ bobandcelia(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  10. I've never tried scrapbooking. I really need to. I have boxes and boxes of loose memories. cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  11. no, i haven't tried scrapbooking. thank you for the chance to enter. happy reading.
    bsmiley6918(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I tried scrapbooking, but I was never good at it. I had a hard time cutting paper straight, even with a paper cutter. I now leave the scrapbooking to my sister, she's much better at it than i am. Still looking forward to reading "Crepe Factor".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I tried scrapbooking, but I was never good at it. I had a hard time cutting paper straight, even with a paper cutter. I now leave the scrapbooking to my sister, she's much better at it than i am. Still looking forward to reading "Crepe Factor".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I haven't tried scrapbooking. I know if I got started collecting all the wonderful papers and other goodies, it would take over my life and bankbook!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  15. I've never done any scrapbooking. I like to look at other people's projects tho.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I like scrapbooking. I was introduced to it in 2005 by a retired school teacher who opened a scrapbooking store here in our town. We had some great scrapbooking get-togethers there for five years. In 2010 she closed the store so she & her husband could travel. :( I loved taking a blank page to page displaying my memories! I think the scrapbooks I've done are a great legacy for my daughters and grandchildren. One of my daughters continues to scrapbook so I've given her many of my papers, tools, etc. Now that I'm retired I'm indulging in surface embroidery while watching British mysteries when I'm not reading cozy mysteries! We used to live about an hour from Charleston which really adds to my enjoyment of Laura Childs' tea shop mysteries.

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  17. I've done a little scrapbooking, maybe I will get into it more later on. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  18. A good friend of mine gave my daughter an Irish theme scrapbook as a graduation gift. We traveled to Ireland the following summer. We found so many wonderful souvineres to put in the scrapbook. It is beautiful and filled with wonderful memories.
    agavigan@cox.net

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  19. Instead of scrapbooking I worked on my kids baby books just like i was scrapbooking so that before I moved to Iowa and they were in their 20's I gave them a huge scrapbook of their entire life.I included every dr visit to every game they had to all of their friends. I knew the disease RSD that I have was getting worse and I wouldn;t have use of my rt hand and my other is terribly deformed but I wanted them to remember all the times we had! ptclayton2@aol.com p.s. every grandchild that is born i always give to the mom a baby book that they can do extra scrapbooking with a note how i did it and always had time even though at one time i worked 3 jobs i did it late at night.

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  20. I have a scrapbook I treasure made up of all kinds of things. But I haven't tried it in several years...now might be the time. I would love to read a Laura Childs Book...thank you. Marilyn
    ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  21. I have always wanted to try scrapbooking.

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  22. I did scrapbooking and have tons of pictures to make more books!donamaekutska7@gmail.com I'd enjoy reading the book!

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  23. I forgot to say in 4 H we made one every year!

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  24. I have never tried scrapbooking but it always looks like fun.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  25. I love to scrapbook. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I'm a scrapbooker. Each member of my family has their keepsakes. Some are not the most creative, but we have them preserved. cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  27. I haven’t ever done any scrapbooking. I like to read and cross stitch in my spare time. kristilewis dot lrc at gmail dot com

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  28. I used to scrapbook a lot. Haven't since we moved to new state. quickchangeus(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I’ve never officially tried scrapbooking but I have put borders and such around some my daughter pictures in a small picture album from when she was little. musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. I've never tried scrapbooking---I spend too much time reading and on facebook to try another hobby.

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  31. I have enough supplies to open my own store, oops! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

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  32. I have tried scrapbooking, but just never really got the "hang" of it. I have some friends who do wonderful things with it, though. Thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I did when I was in high school back in the 60's. But not later. Though 7 yrs ago I gave a friends daughter a horse themed scrapbook with a $15 Amazon gc I have thought about getting back into doing it. But. I have a hard time even reading & baking. Not with all the cats around. Not sure I want the added hassle. Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  34. Me and my bestie made her daughter a scrap book cookbook! It was so much fun

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  35. Me and my bestie made her daughter a scrap book cookbook... It was so much fun!!

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  36. I have never tried scrapbooking.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  37. nani_geplcs@yahoo.com Yes! I have been scrapbooking for years and love it!! It's a super special way to share with others. Thanks...

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  38. I've tried scrapbooking - now I'm thinking of combining it with a commonplace book. Thank you for the giveaway!
    teabird17(AT)yahoo(DOT) com

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  39. Years back I went to scrapbooking classes and purchased many products. One day soon I hope to actually put it together. minishoes(at)msn(dot)com

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  40. I have tried scrapbooking, but have found it difficult to keep up! Both kids have a couple lovely albums, though! Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I don't actually do scrapbooking, I do include pictures with my genealogy. Now I have too many pictures to do scrapbooking. They are lucky to get put away at all. Sounds like Carmela was at the right place to get these facts to the story. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  42. My family is not into taking pictures (we always forget until afterward). Instead, I like to create cards. There are so many beautiful stamps, die cuts and papers on the market. I have a room full of gadgets, papers, dies, and so much more. Have a great day! Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  43. Scrapbooking is an interesting and creative craft. I admire the time, creativity, and patience those that do it have.
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  44. I haven't tried scrapbooking but this series makes me want to take it up. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  45. I have done a few scrapbooksbut lost interest. Got too expensive.Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  46. I have a good friend who scrapbooks and reads a lot. I would give this to her, after I read it, of course.
    gloria@hotmail

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  47. Scrapbooking is an activity I enjoy doing with my nieces.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  48. I've tried scrapbooking and it's really fun! legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

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  49. I love making junk journals...coffee-dyed papers, inks, stains, sprays, stamping, scrapbooking paper, crocheted flowers, paper doilies, glassine bags, pockets and tags and on and on lol.
    zb2345 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I do a little scrapbooking. I would love to read this book. I am an avid reader and love cozies.
    mrsdmc68@outlook.com

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  51. I always start a scrapbook but don't finish it. Lol. xzjh04(At)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Mary Lynette MillerOctober 21, 2017 at 1:20 PM

    I have wanted to do scrapbooking but never seem to find the time. Maybe if I didn't read so many cozies. Love your scrapbooking series and would love to win this book.

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  53. Never have the time. vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  54. Never have tried. I love crafts, but I don't have that kind of patience. Lol! This sounds great, thank you for sharing.
    konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  55. I would live to scrapbook. I never had time or money. I love these books and admire the talent. I neddlepoint and make rugs. cathyleeclark (at)yahoo (dot)com

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  56. I have never tried scrapbooking. It sounds like a lot of fun.
    im2early4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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  57. I have a scrapbook that I started in my college days through til my son started getting into things. It was more of a memory keeper. Ticket stubs and other momentos. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  58. I used to scrapbook when I was in college through till my son started getting into things. It was mostly a memory book with ticket stubs and such. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  59. I have never tried scrapbooking. Not crafty at all :)
    bski92(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  60. Giveaway is closed and the winner has been notified. Thanks so much to one and all for participating.

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