Monday, October 30, 2017

Summer Fun and I’m missing it!


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By Jackie O’Reilly from the Year Round Christmas mysteries by Vicki Delany

Pooh!  It’s Christmas in July. Santa Claus is coming to Rudolph, New York, to start his annual vacation by the lake, and the town’s putting on a boat parade.  Once the flotilla arrives at the beach, Santa will set up his chair and meet with kids. The whole town will be out for the occasion: musical acts on the bandstand, an ice cream stand, craft and baking tables, games for kiddies. 


Fun fun fun.

Where will I be? Stuck here, in Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, all alone.  Even Merry, the store owner, won’t be here. She’s acting the role of Mrs. Claus. She gets to ride on a boat, and play dress up at the beach, and flirt with Alan Anderson, Santa’s head toy maker.

While I have to work!

It’s not fair. Kyle, my boyfriend, is working at the ice cream stand. I bet he looks really cute in his uniform.

No one’s going to be interested in doing any shopping, not with all the activity going on down at the park. If I sneak out, Merry will never know.

No one’s going to come into the shop.

Find out if someone does come into Mrs. Claus’s Treasures when no one is there in Hark the Herald Angels Slay, the third Year Round Christmas mystery from Vicki Delany, coming November 28 from Penguin Random House.  


Vicki would like to give one lucky reader a copy of the new book. Please leave a comment below to enter. Contest closes November 2nd. US entries only please. 

Vicki Delany is the author of the Year Round Christmas series, the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop mysteries and, as Eva Gates, the Lighthouse Library series. Please visit www.vickidelany.com, and sign up for newsletter info and contests at www.facebook.com/evagatesauthor 

56 comments:

  1. These sound delightful
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I enjoy Christmas themed mysteries regardless of what time of year they are set in. Dbahn@iw.net

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  3. Please enter me! I love this series.
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  4. Enjoyed the other 2 and would love a free copy of the new one... though I'll read even if I don't win~! :)

    alex_cat_45 at yahoo dot com

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  5. I am so excited to read this new addition to the series! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  6. Love this series. Can't wait for the release.

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  7. Fingers crossed! <3 bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  8. "Merry will never know."
    Famous last words.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  9. Looking forward to reading this book. Loved the first 2 in the series.
    Becky Prazak
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  10. Great series. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I love all three covers in this series. Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Sounds like an awesome book. I love Christmas books!

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  14. I have a feeling that Jackie should not have left the store unattended! I hope she locked up ~ bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. You'll have to read the book to find out!

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  15. I love this series. Thanks for the chance to win. lndklbck at gmail.com

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  16. I always like to read Christmas themed books during the holiday season.
    thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  17. I'm looking forward to reading this series. Thanks for the chance.
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  18. Captivating and a wonderful series which I look forward to. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. What fun! I want to read this book so bad! Thank you! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com here's hoping

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  20. Sounds just wonderful would love to read and review on a few sites thank you for the chance. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  22. I'm so excited to start reading Christmas cozies!!! I read themed cozies for the first time last year and LOVED IT!!!
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    1. It's such a great way to get into the mood of the season.

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  23. I own the first two books in the series and enjoyed them immensely. I'd love to add book 3 to my home library. (2 bedrooms with wall to wall cases)

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  24. This is such a great series from one of my favorite writers!

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  25. Pick me! Your books are so good. Thank you for the chance to be a winner!

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  26. Love this series, looking forward to book 3.

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  27. What a great series. Thanks for the chance.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  28. I really like reading Christmas stories during the holidays. Great series, looking forward to reading the new book in the series.
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  29. I really like reading Christmas stories during the holidays. Great series, looking forward to reading the new book in the series.
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  30. I say, go ahead and sneak out, Jackie. Just lock up the store first! mbradeen (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. I love this series. It sounds like this book is going to be worth the wait.

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  32. I think it would be fun to live in a Christmas themed town, even if sometimes I had to miss out on all the town festivities because of work.
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  33. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I have my copy pre-ordered. If I did win, I would just send my copy to my dear friend fighting cancer once again. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  34. Thanks for the chance.

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  35. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Can't wait to read the new book in this delightful series. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. am so excited to read this new addition to the series! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    kckendler at gmail dot com

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  38. I had no idea there were so many holiday themed cozies. I am looking forward to the Christmas ones, although I have a Thanksgiving one in que.

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  39. I love this author and her other series. Can't wait to check this one out! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  40. Sounds like a really fun book. I would love to receive the gift. jejones65(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Please enter me. This sounds like a fun read! jejones65 at hotmail dot com

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    1. YOU WIN! Thanks for entering my contest, Judy. I have sent you an email, and you please reply with your postal address.

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  42. The first two in this series were so good, I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to Hark the Herald Angels Slay. Thanks for the chance to win. robbfan141729(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. I Love the Eva Gates Lighthouse Mysteries!

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  44. Yes. I would like to know how she gets caught out. And by who. And I appreciate the chance to do so sooner. Rather than later
    Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  45. Looks like something I would love to read..I usually try the first in a series and if I like it I go to amazon and buy the rest, don't read anything else until that series is done..reading is my passion....terrysaunders29@hotmail.com

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  46. This is such a fun series. I cannot wait for the latest one to be out!! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  47. Thank you for the giveaway. I need a new book to read I am recovering from knee surgery. I have been waiting for this new one. Love the series, Georgia
    queenvictoria (@) aol (dot) com

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  48. They look so fun. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  49. Love Christmas books. Thanks for the chance.
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  50. Mary Lynette MillerNovember 1, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    Looks like a great series. Would love to receive a special gift. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  51. Love this series and can't wait to read the book!!

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