Thursday, June 21, 2018

Instant Family = Busy Life! #giveaway


*** Don't miss the GIVEAWAY below!***
No Grater Danger - Available Now!

By: Jaymie Leighton
Title: No Grater Danger
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries #7
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries

This is an ode to all the men and women who go from no children to an instant family!

'Cause I'm one of 'em! When I met Jakob and his adorable daughter, Jocie, one scary late night a year ago, I would never have imagined that a year later I would have this life, this fast paced, new-things-every-day life with a husband and also... a child.
I love Jocie with all my heart. I've lucked out, in that she and I are kindred spirits, in a sense, with a deep love for books and reading and learning. She loves school, and so did I at her age. But... there have been challenges along the way. Her mother returned to her native Poland, leaving Jocie with her father, and then, shortly after, the poor woman died. Jocie doesn't truly remember her, not in any sense other than as a distant foggy mother figure, kind of a sense memory. Jakob had to be both father and mother to her, and did a stellar job.

So when I came on the scene it was an adjustment for her. We've had a few challenges along the way. She has achondroplasia dwarfism, a genetic disorder that makes her, as she says, a little little person. She has health issues, and will have more along the way. She has experienced bullying in her life. But she's stubborn at times, and way too smart, but I'm stubborn too, and patient, and I love her. We're going to be okay.

Jakob has been wonderful through it all, and unfailingly supportive. I lucked out, my girlfriends say, but I say, I chose well. And so did he! LOL.

Have you or anyone you know become insta-parents? What advice would you give to those of us who are newly minted step-parents?
~::~

Read the blurb, and answer a question about it to enter my giveaway! 

No Grater Danger

In the brand-new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Leave It to Cleaver, someone out to spice up their life means to crush a helpless victim . . .

“Delightfully entertaining, well-written, and an interesting and exciting plot. Literally keeps you guessing right to the end.” —Goodreads on Leave It to Cleaver

Vintage cookware enthusiast Jaymie Leighton is thrilled at the prospect of meeting an elderly descendant of her town’s founding father, not least because she’s known to possess an enviably large collection of antique spice graters. But the curmudgeonly woman also has substantial real estate holdings, and at the moment she’s engaged in a fierce battle with a property developer who wants her to sell off her old buildings in the name of progress. When Jaymie goes to visit the woman and discovers that there’s been an attempt on her life, she polishes up her sleuthing skills to find out who was behind the foul deed.

Her first instinct is to suspect the developer, but as she digs deeper into the case she learns that her older new friend has purportedly been the victim of numerous criminal acts—all of which point to different suspects. Unsure if the stories are true or simply the confused ramblings of a senior citizen, Jaymie sifts through the clues hoping to expose the culprit, but she knows that if she keeps stirring up trouble, she’ll be next on the would-be killer’s list.
Includes a vintage recipe!

***Giveaway!***


Hello, all! I am giving away, to one commenter below, a $20 Amazon - OR - Barnes & Noble gift card, winner's choice, good for all online shopping!

Just answer the following question in the comments AND leave your email (yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com) and a first name, please!!

Question: In the blurb above, what does the elderly descendant of Queensville's founding father have a large collection of?

ONLY comments with an answer will be eligible!

Contest is open to all... the gift card will be emailed to the winner!

This contest closes June 22nd at Midnight. Any comments posted after Midnight of the 21st will go into moderation, and I'll approve them first thing the next morning. 

Thank you to all who enter, and if you enjoy the book, please consider leaving a review on Goodreads and/or Amazon! 




73 comments:

  1. She has antique spice graters.
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  2. That would be a collection of antique spice graters. Thanks for the chance! Marla: mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  3. I'm thinking antique spice graters!

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  12. She had an enviably large collection of antique spice graters.

    I do have someone in my immediate family that did become an instant parent, to a young teenager no less. Although it was challenging at times, it's definitely been worth in on both parts. I think patience and understanding and going into it with an open mind is the key.

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  16. Antique Spice graters. Can't wait to read this...you've given me a good idea of something different to collect!

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  24. Antique spice graters! Looking forward to reading this story - thanks for the giveaway opportunity. kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. Antique spice graters. Zibbby (at) gmail (dot) (com) Thanks for the chance from Sharon

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  26. The old gal has a collection of antique spice graters. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Antique spice graters. Love this series!!
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  30. She has antique spice graters!
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  31. She collevts antique spice graters. lkleback at hotmail.com Linda

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  37. She has the largest collection of spice graters. Can't wait to read it! mamadrama@me.com

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  38. Spice graters.
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  39. There are two questions in the post. The first answer is me personally no. But I do know people. My biggest suggestion is that adults get to know the kids and respect the kids. Just because they're small doesn't mean they don't have feelings or opinions. A new "parent" should NEVER be thrust upon them. The second answer is: a large collection of antique spice graters.

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  42. Antique Spice Grater
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  43. Antique Spice Graters also real estate.
    I want to thank you for the giveaway, also I can't wait to read the book.
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  46. a large collection of antique spice graters

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  47. I can't imagine how many a large collection of antique spice graters contains! Thanks!
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  48. Love this series. My copy came today. She has a large collection of antique spice graters. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  49. Antique Spice Graters is the collection. I have a feeling they are worth alot of money! Thanks for the giveaway Victoria! Maureen beaner9958(at)comcast(dot)net

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  50. Collection of antique spice graters. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Antique spice graters. Sounds like a really great book. Looking forward to reading.
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  52. i am currently reading this book. I love this series.
    Antique spice graters is the correct collection featured in this book.

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  53. Antique spice graters. Jennifereiffel1@gmail.com

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  56. Antique Spice Graters - not sure I'd know one if I fell over it. What fun.

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  57. Large collection of antique spice graters - have several
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    How cool- both books look interesting

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  59. antique spice graters - always learn something new. looking forward to the newest in the series. Colleenmvotour (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  62. Antique Spice Graters, very interesting.

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  63. she has a huge colletion of antique spice graters but also of real estate holdings. ptclayton2(at) aol(dot) com

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  64. She has a large collection of antique spice graters barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  65. I just love this series. I grew up surrounded by antiques and vintage items especially in the kitchen. We had a Hoosier cabinet with the flour attachment in our kitchen. To answer the question: antique spice graters. I especially loved the descriptions of the unique nutmeg graters. I looked up some online (they are neat). Kris A. Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  66. Antique spice graters and real estate holdings

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  67. Antique spice graters. Love the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries!!!

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  68. Antique spice graters. I'm looking forward to reading Jaymie's next adventure.
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  69. Love the vintage kitchen mysteries.
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  71. Antique spice graters. Thanks for the opportunity.
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  72. Thank you all so much for entering! I have chosen and emailed the winner.

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