Thursday, November 30, 2017

It’s Christmas in Christmas Town!

Welcome to Seasons Greetings from the Killer Characters!

By Vicky Casey from the Year Round Christmas series by Vicki Delany

It’s Christmas! And that means baking, baking, and more baking here at Victoria’s Bake Shoppe
Of course baking also means eating and I plan to do plenty of that. When I can get a break anyway. 

And that’s not easy.

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Gingerbread cookies are the specialty at Victoria's Bake Shoppe

I own my own bakery and café here in Rudolph, New York, proudly called America’s Christmas Town. We really know how to celebrate the holidays here and we do it all year round. Santa himself lives here, don’t you know? Yes, he has his official residence at the North Pole, but that’s a long way to go and it’s rather dark at this time of the year. Not only that but his official master toy maker, Alan Anderson, lives near Rudolph, and it would be a lot of work for Alan to get all his beautiful handmade wooden toys up to the North Pole.

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As sold in Mrs. Claus's Treasures

Okay, I kinda made that last part up. Santa, as we know him in Rudolph, is really Noel Wilkinson, father of my best friend Merry. And Alan is… well Alan and Merry are still trying to sort out their relationship.

Merry owns Mrs. Claus’s Treasures, the place to shop for home decorating and gifts on Jingle Bell Lane.

You’d think that living in a year round Christmas destination, we’d get pretty tired of the holiday. But in Rudolph we love it all the more when the nights turn cold and the snow starts to fall and the spirit of the season fills everyone.

Actually, the spirit of the season even fills us in July. Like this past July when the big boat parade brought Santa to town to begin his summer vacation on the lake. 

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Santa on Vacation
 I was there selling my baking out of a booth, and Merry played the role of Mrs. Claus. What happened when Merry realized she forgot the candy canes for the kids and ran back to town, doesn’t need to be mentioned ever again.

You didn’t hear about that? Maybe you should read Hark the Herald Angels Slay, by Vicki Delany in which Merry tells us all about it.

Because, as Merry says: "In Rudolph, New York, we love Christmas so much, we celebrate it twice a year." 

Just in time for your holiday decorating, Vicki Delany is offering a pack of small items to give you a hand with that PLUS a copy of the brand new Year Round Christmas mystery, HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SLAY (prize shown below) which was only released on November 28. Please leave a comment below to enter the contest. Contest closes December 4. US and Canada entries.



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44 comments:

  1. How Exciting & Festive! Here's to having a Wonderful Holiday!
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. I guess even Santa needs a vacation! Thanks for the chance. mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  3. Sounds wonderful. Looking forward to Christmas this year.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I love baking for the holidays and the memories it invokes. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Please enter me. I love this series and the Lighthouse series!
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  6. One of my favorite series...Ican’t wait to read it! Thanks for the chance! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I love this series! Christmas year round just sounds fun! mcastor07(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  8. What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. bobwiesmann (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. This sounds like a town I would love to visit. I could spend hours shopping. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  10. I own the first two books and would love to add this one to my library. As to the cookies, I'd have to decorate them by putting a blue and white skullcap on the head and give him a beard. It would be Juda Maccabee since we do Chanukah in our house.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  11. A delightful series and wonderful giveaway. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Christmas year 'round is what I like! I have a big Santa & plates with Santa on them out all the time so I'd love to live in Rudolph so the next best thing is reading the Year Round Christmas series. lnchudej@yahoo.com

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  13. What a special place and such a great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I love Santa in a Hammock (almost sounds like a cocktail!) I'm looking forward to reading the sequel to Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen. Thanks for the giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  15. Ho Ho Ho!
    Count me in.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  16. I love Christmas theme stories. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. And a Merry Christmas to you, too!
    lynneandco@comcast.net

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  18. This is a nice set for the holidays. Thanks!
    browninggloria(at) hotmail(dot) com

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  19. Mary Lynette MillerNovember 30, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    What a wonderful gift set. Love the Christmas books. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  20. Congratulations on your new release. It looks like a lot of fun. Thank you for the chance. catwoman-1(at)Comcast(dot)net

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  21. Happy Holidays! I sure wish we had a REAL bakery in our area---all we have are the bakeries in grocery stores.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  22. I would love to visit Rudolph and try some of those gingerbread cookies. They look great! Thank you for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  23. I love this series and would enjoy a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway. ljbonkoski@yhaoo.com

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  24. I love the idea of living in a Christmas themed town.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love this series! Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  26. I love Christmas and it's my 83rd one. I always had wonderful Christmas and then with my own family. I'm sure if I lived in a Christmas themed town my 2 youngest grandson .7 and 10, would move in with me. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  27. Love gingerbread!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  28. It would be fun to live there, I’d enjoy reading this book. Awesome giveaway, thank you

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  29. Rudolph, New York sounds like a delightful little town. Would enjoy reading more about it. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. Imagine it's a great place to live. I know I'd love to visit Rudolph, NY just on the chance I'd get to see Santa while he's on vacation resting up for the big ride. :) Since it doesn't seem to be in the cards for me to visit in the near future, it would would be awesome if I could at least be the very fortunate one selected to win a copy of ARK THE HERALD ANGELS SLAY so I could at least read about it. ;) Thanks for the chance! And if you see Santa, tell him us down in Arkansas tell him we send him a jolly ho-ho-ho only with a southern twang.
    Kay from Arkansas
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  31. I would assume Victoria’s Bake Shoppe would be more then busy this time of year. Love Christmas cookies. Awesome giveaway.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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  32. This is a wonderful series. I'm looking forward to reading this new one! mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  33. Time to read Christmas stories. Thank you for the chance. Sand1948@gmail.com

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  34. I would love to win. rhybirch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I just read the great review Mark gave you at Carstairs Reviews. You are a new to me author and I look forward to reading your series. I have one of your books on my TBR pile right now.
    LibraryLady80 at gmail dot com

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  36. What a fun series! anajs95 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  37. I just love to read Christmas themed books all year around just like the stores that are open all year around. I thank you for the chance and have a wonderful holiday. ptclayton2@aol.com

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  38. Thanks for entering my contest, everyone, I am in England on vacation, so dont have time to answer you all individually. But it is appreciated. Now, off to the next museum.

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  39. Can't wait to catch up with this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I love Christmastime and love visiting Christmas shops year round! When I was very little my parents took me to Santa's Village in the North Pole...North Pole,NY, that is!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  41. Added this to my TBR list. schmokercarol(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  42. Hmmn...I know I entered this. Sounds like fun and too good to miss. thanks..
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  43. I'm not sure I would want to live with Christmas year-round. Happiness and kindness, yes. But, too much of the rest of it would be a bit much.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  44. Love this series and really wish I lived in this town <3

    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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