Thursday, December 14, 2017

SEASON'S READINGS FROM LAVENDER, TEXAS #bookgiveaway

From:  Max Dieter 

Of: The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries

By: Kay Finch

 I’m one of the most well-known guys in Lavender, Texas seeing as I own Hot Stuff, the local Coffee Shop.  I serve the regulars who show up every morning, the tourists who need a pick-me-up during a tough day of shopping, and those who simply like to stop in to catch up on the latest gossip. Or to hear the seventies disco music I play. Now that we’re in the swing of Christmas time, I’m branching out into other eras. I’m not too fond of the seventies holiday tune “Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas),” but I love “Merry Christmas Darling.” Of course, I always enjoy playing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”


Our local writer, Sabrina Tate, came up with a new chorus for “The Twelve Days of a Christmas in Lavender” that goes like this:
 

12 Christmas Carols

11 Strands of Lights

10 Gingerbread Cookies

9 Candy Canes

8 Tourist Buses

7 Gift Baskets

6 Poinsettias

5 Eggnog Lattes

           4 Shopping Trips
 
3 Wise Men

2 Santa Sightings

AND A BLACK CAT WHOSE NAME IS HITCHCOCK!


I hope all your days of Christmas are merry and bright and that you have a coffee shop near you that can whip up a special Eggnog Latte.


 
 
 GIVEAWAY: In celebration of the season, I'm giving away a copy of the audio CD of Black Cat Crossing! Leave me a comment about your favorite Christmas beverage, and I'll pick a random winner on December 17th at 10:00 p.m. Include your email address so I can find the lucky winner.

 
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime.  Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.

33 comments:

  1. I love the 12 Days of Christmas. So wonderful and clever! Thanks
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Favorite beverage was spiked eggnog brought in, on Christmas Eve, by the doctor I worked for. It was delicious. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. Thanks, Debby. I love that song, too. It's one of those that stays in my head for a long time and replays over and over.

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  4. I like hot apple cider; thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  5. I rarely get to have it, but there is nothing quite like a sinfully luscious Tom & Jerry.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  6. I used to enjoy Pinot Grigio. Now it's cold refreshing water.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  7. I love eggnog and can't wait for it to come out at this time of year. I make it once in a while, but it's so much easier to just buy a nice bottle of it!! Thank you for the chance. catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  8. I love peppermint hot cocoa. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I like hot coffee with Bailey's and I also like hot apple cider.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I love hot chocolate chai.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  11. Tim Horton's used to have a wonderful hot apple cider that I would get...but, alas, no more. I enjoy a little egg nog and hot chocolate with marshmallows and a mini candy cane. For the most part, I keep drinking my champagne!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  12. I like Gingerbread Latte, but my favorite is a mocha.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love kahlua and cream
    lynneandco@comcast.net

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  14. Mine would be Caffeinated Hot Cocoa with Sugar Cookie Creamer Thanks
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  15. My favorite Christmas drink is hot chocolate and Malibu Coconut rum with a candy cane stirrer.

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  16. I love your version of the 12 Days of Christmas. My favorite Christmas drink is hot chocolate with some Peppermint Schnapps in it. I like the idea of a candy cane stirrer. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  17. I love hot spiced apple cider or hot gluhwein(sp?). schmokercarol(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. I enjoy eggnog this time of year. But it is so rich that just a few sips is all I need. Merry Christmas everybody! suemngirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. My favorite is eggnog. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. Spiced cider is a Christmas Eve favorite!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. My favorite Christmas beverage is a toss up between hot spiced apple cider and cold eggnog. Both I only drink during the winter/holiday months. So it depends on where I'm at and what I'm doing whether I want a hot or cold drink. :)

    The black cat whose name is HITCHCOCK is adorable and don't see how he could be bad luck. However, I'd love to read The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  22. My favorite Christmas beverage is a big cup of cinnamon hot chocolate with a big dollop of whip cream. It is delicious and warming giving me that cozy feeling. I love Hitchcock as I am owned by a beautiful black cat named Romeo Luigi. He has a strain of Siamese in his heritage and it surfaces readily when he meows My fingers are crossed that I get lucky. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. anything spiked! :) anajs95(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Well, this holiday season my mother will be 91 on Christmas Day and my birthday is the 23rd so we get together Christmas Eve to celebrate our birthdays and Always have a little Virgin Egg Nog our Favorite holiday drink! We have 11 birthdays and one anniversary in December so Mom and I love our quiet little ceremony! Merry Northstarvance(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  25. This is one of my favorite series and I have purchased them all.
    I am just getting into books on CD, so glad to know that the books are available that way, too!
    LibraryLady80 (at) gmail (dot) com. aka judy p.

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  26. Egg nog is my favorite drink thank you Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  27. Eggnog is the ultimate Christmas drink in my family. Thanks for your giveaway.
    Merry Christmas!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I prefer hot chocolate , 1cow0993@gmail.com

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  29. A couple of years ago I discovered Wassil and i love it!!
    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  30. *Vegan Nutty Irishmen (Amaretto, Alamande & almond milk)
    *Almond Chai Latte
    *Peppermint Hot Chocolate
    Happy Holidays!
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. we make hot wassail, only at Christmas. ANd then homemade eggnog on New Years Eve. keizerfire@aol.com

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  32. Russian Tea is a great drink...hot and with cinnamon sticks...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  33. I like hot chocolate. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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