Saturday, March 24, 2018

Spring Break is here in Florida -- and a #Bookgiveaway!

Character:      Savannah Webb
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon

Hi, Savannah here. Until I owned my own business, I didn't pay attention to the seasons. When I was a glassblowing student in Seattle, my focus was on learning my craft and I let the calendar take care of itself.

Now, however, I am keenly aware of how many tourists are visiting St. Petersburg, because tourists bring customers. They visit the shops and galleries in the Grand Central District and are a big part of my student population. I need the traffic to keep my classes full.

The weather has been wintry up north, so we've had a larger than usual demand. We're taking advantage of the influx by offering a few evening classes. By extending our normal hours from closing at 6 PM to closing at 8 PM, I can offer two more classes. 

Every little income stream helps. The extra work is beginning to take a toll. I'll be ready for a short break when St. Petersburg returns to the locals for the short time before the Summer vacation begins. The trick is to enjoy the visitors while they're here -- and enjoy the quiet when they're gone. 

Where are you going for Spring Break?






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There's a #GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of name(AT)server(DOT)com to avoid the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on March 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of Etched in TearsThis giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes.




Etched in Tears released on November 28, 2017 and is available on AmazonNookKobo, and in all your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books You can also ask your library to order it for you.

About Etched in Tears

When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer's cover.

Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah's first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis's return home has her reflecting on the past--a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket. A search through her father's records sheds new light on Dennis's history, but it seems his present life wasn't so transparent either. Now, with a gallery of suspects to consider, it's up to Savannah to figure out who fits the mold of a murderer.


Meet the author:

Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left an engineering career designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small glass studio behind the house, Cheryl and her husband George design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.


Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebook or Twitter

39 comments:

  1. It sounds great; thank you for the chance to win it :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  2. I haven't been on vacation in three years so I don't know where but I am going.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  3. IT sounds great. I am going to Moldova.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. We are very fortunate to be retired so every week is spring break for us if we so choose. Although we will be taking a short trip to the south part of the state for a couple days soon, it's not really a vacation trip. We will be doing that this summer when we take a bucket list trip to Yellowstone National Park. Super excited about that one and been making plans for it for months.

    Would love the opportunity to read "Etched in Tears". Thank you for the chance to win an autograph copy of this great book! If I were fortunate enough to be selected, not only would I be reading it but lots of others as well and I would gladly leave you reviews on all sites.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  5. Most of our trips are to visit my daughter in Viroqua, WI. We live near Marquette, MI, about a 7 hour drive. Seeing my grandsons is the joy of my heart. This summer, however, we'll be travelling to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico! bobwiesmann (at)gmail (dot) com

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  6. Spring breaks are spent at home catching up on reading, watching March Madness as we prepare for the start of baseball season and spending time with my husband and pets. browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Spring Break is being home. Especially this year as I am busy with eye surgery and recovery. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I have never gone away for Spring Break. We spent it at home with the kids and now with the grandchildren since the weather is lovely. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Intriguing cover.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  10. I like to take vacation when it isn't spring break. I like to avoid the crowds. Looking forward to reading "Etched in Tears", haven't read that one yet.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. I've only read the first of the series, but I enjoyed it and like that it's set in Florida. Looking forward to reading this one, whether I win it or not! noramar(AT)gmail(DOT)com.

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  12. Great offer thank you.
    rmmoss2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I have no plans for spring break other than working. My office did close yesterday for the beginning of spring break, which was great. Thanks for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. No spring break here I am in rehab learning to walk again. Would love to win so I have a distraction from life in here.

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  15. Candykennedy45@gmail.com. Thanks for the chance.

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  16. Book looks really good. We are retired so spring break for us is whenever we want it!
    Faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  17. I'd love to see some of your glass art. Do you ever show any of your work in New England?
    ksurp@att.net

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  18. No plans for spring break.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  19. thank you for the giveaway (parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com)

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  20. I'm spending spring break at home enjoying the coming of spring hopefully with a little warmer weather! lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  21. Sadly, no spring break for me. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Karen W. JohnstonMarch 24, 2018 at 7:03 PM

    I stay home for Spring Break. Too many crazies on the road then. Besides, here in the Deep South, Spring is the time to get the yard in shape. johnstonkaren(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

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  23. I'm not doing anything for spring break other than babysitting my grandkids. legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  24. We don't have any plans for spring break. We are just waiting for all this snow to melt!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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  25. Not going anywhere for spring break but lots of trips planned for summer. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  26. I love seeing all of the beautiful glass artwork I see at craft fairs. I even took a stained glass class once. Thanks for the chance to win. Not going on Spring Break anytime soon. Maybe someday we'll have a chance to take a vacation.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. No plans for spring break. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Love glass works. Took classes at Corning. Rebeccacase1919(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  29. Our only vacation is in January - loved visiting the Dali museum before our last cruise. cheers At marjimManor dot com

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  30. We just got back from a few days in Las Vegas.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  31. We don't go anywhere on spring break, too crowded and no reason to go anyway lol. Taking a road trip sometime to VA use a wine tasting package my daughter won at a silent auction so that's the extent lol barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. This sounds amazing! I tried glass blowing a few years ago and had a blast. It was far more difficult than I had anticipated. It's definitely an art that takes a lot of patience and practice. Thank you for sharing! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. We are both retired but rarely go anywhere. No trips planed right now. But we sometimes go see the kids, which includes grandkids and once in a while we make the 8 hour trip to see hubby's mother who is now 93.

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  34. Forgot this. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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  35. Well that is just weird! I had to do some sleuthing myself to find out where to comment...commented...and it just disappeared. Guess the little ghosties are having a spot of fun! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win a book...LaFonRC(AT)aol(DOT)com.

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  36. No spring break traveling for us. If I did go anywhere it would probably be Gatlinburg just to get away. Thanks for the contest. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  37. I would so love to read this book!! (jbas50058@gmail.com)

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  38. Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. This book has appealed to me since I first saw it. Thanks for the opportunity.
    browningterry@hotmail.com

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