Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Taking it Easy! And a Giveaway!


By Ryan Mantoni  from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran



Let me introduce myself. I am Ryan Mantoni, Deputy in the Lee County Sheriff’s Department and, according to Sassy and Bridgy at the Read ’Em and Eat CafĂ© and Bookstore, I am their go-to-guy when trouble’s a brewing. And believe me, those two find more trouble than you would imagine is possible on a sleepy island like Fort Myers Beach.

I think they prefer me to my boss, Lt. Frank Anthony, because he is a no nonsense, strictly business kind of guy, although I do notice that Sassy gets a little girly (you know twirling her hair, that kind of thing) when he is around.

Anyway, with the first day of summer only two days away, the lull between winter season visitors and summer season visitors is coming to an end. So I have taken a few days off to do a little fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Got my rods and reels ready and the cooler packed. And in this heat, you can bet I am taking a couple of can cozies along. Don’t want my hands to be all slick when I am reeling in a hundred pound tarpon. (Hey, a fisherman can dream, can’t he?)



And I have these two cool can koozies (see how they spell that?) to share with one of you. To enter for a chance to win please comment below and tell me anything at all about fishing. You love to fish, you have never fished, you prefer to fish off a pier rather than a boat, anything at all. Please include your email in this format: yourname (at) your server (dot) com—so the spambots can’t pick it up.
Comments close at midnight, your time, on the first day of summer, Thursday, June  21st.

SALE ALERT! Our author wants you to know that the first Read ’Em and Eat book, WELL READ, THEN DEAD is presently  at a reduced price at Amazon. $6.97 for mass market paperback and $2.99 for kindle. Great summer reading—and you get to hang out with me!


24 comments:

  1. I tried to fish once but could not get past the hook. We caught a little fish but could not get the hook. A grounds worker stopped and helped us. that was it for me. debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I remember going fishing with my dad when I was younger. I don't think I ever caught anything, but I remember it being very long and hot. I was always told to be careful of people with their poles so you stay safe from the hook. That now scares me..But that time did get me to enjoy reading since no nibbles happened on the end of my pole. ����
    lilyanngill56@gmail.com

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  3. I used to go fishing often with my grandmother. Some of my favorite memories were getting up very early in the morning and getting in that old pick up truck and traveling down to the pond to go fishing. I haven’t been in years but hopefully I can get back to it one day soon!

    Soblessed0208(@) Gmail dot com

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  4. Congratulations on your newest release. I loved book 1 so will be anxious to get this one. As to fishing I get very sea suck on boats and always have so fishing from land is my way to go. When my husband and I were first married (55 years ago) we didn't have much money for trips etc but we'd go to Cape Cod often and surfcast whenever the tide was right which also meant middle if the night sometimes. I got stung by the seawirms we used so would not bait the hook but I was really good with the flashlight to light the fish and etc.to help get the striped bass or the sting Ray's off our hook. We caught a lot of seaweed to and had such a great time of this adventure. Have taken our grandchildren fishing a couple of times when on vacation in recent times too. The kids liked fishing but got bored if nothing was biting every few minutes. ��
    I use cookies all the time as I drink tons of water and they are the ONLY way to keep my flimsy water bottles upright. I really am in desperate need of some as I have only one left and it's very old and not doing a good job anymore!!! Would love to replace and add one as I have at least two bottles of water going all the time.

    Keep up the wonderful writing and thanks for the chance in your contest.

    Have had problems with leaving an email address so will private message you or I can be found on FB. Thank you very much.

    Cynthia

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  5. Please excuse all auto correct blunders. I wrote Koozies and it changed it to cookies. And please put O's in words that got "i" by mistake. So sorry. Cynthia

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  6. my best memory is of me and my dad fishing at our local dam. Thanks for the chance
    Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I have never been fishing. My Dad's neighbors would always give him cleaned, frozen fish and he would do the frying. We had some really great fish fries.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My friend and I went fishing once when we were kids, and all we caught was seaweed. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. My son who is 7 loves to go fishing, so I am learning to take him and enjoy myself. My dad eas more of a hunter so we didn't fish a lot

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  10. I've never been fishing. I do like to eat fish tho.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Went deep sea fishing in 1993. A man & his teen (17) were out for their first deep sea trip. Dad had told his son that he'd want a big breakfast cause the usual trip was about 4 hours. Poor kid was sicker than a door nail. As it was. We caught our limit within an hour and a half. And because the boy was sick we all agreed to go in. Jim had decided to clean the fish before we left the dock. As he got ready to clean the first fish, started to insert the knife when the fish flipped his tail and Jim's new knife flipped over the edge into the water. The following weekend at the local lake he caught a 3,000lb Plymouth. (On Friday night a guy had a little bit too much and drove right into the lake. Hubby was a diver, so he went in and attached the chain so the sedan could be pulled out) Della at deepotter (at) peoplepc (dot) com

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  12. I remember going fishing with my dad once, but I never did take to it. Thanks for the chance. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

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  13. Love to fish off a dock haven't gone lately with the kids being 8 months pregnant just feeling blah....

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  14. My daddy used to take my brother and I fishing off the Huntingdon or Oceanside piers in Southern California. Occasionally, he took us out on the barge. Learned how to bait and fish very young. One day, when I was 15 or so and we fishing at Oceanside...a couple of young marines came up and started talking to me...I “suddenly” forgot how to bait my hook, had trouble reeling in my line, etc....so of course the guys jumped into help. My dad just kept on fishing.....then on the way home, he told me I couldn’t go fishing with him to the beach again...because I “was using the wrong kind of bait to reel in the wrong kind of fish!”.....sigh being a teenager is hard. We never did fish together at a beach again until he was in his sixties and I was in my forties.,...safely married to a former marine....with six children of my own!

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  15. I have wonderful memories of fishing with my dad when I was little.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  16. Love to fish and one time went with friends deep sea fishing in Oregon and it was a commerical boat and my sister got so sick she missed out on the entire trip as she was underneath until the end then she cam up for a breath! Love to fish and talked to my son and he has taken his stepson out fishing and he enjoys it! ptclayton2@aol.com My first fishing was in Minn when i was in 6th grade we caught a fish my uncle was so happy and little did i know that 55 years later i would move to Ia from Ca so now live close to Minn. Peggy Clayton

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  17. When I was younger and lived in Columbus, Ohio my parents would take us on picnics to Wet Stone Park. There was a small pond for fishing. We used bread balls to catch the fish. My father removed them from the hook for me and then we put the fish back. We always had such a good time and there was loose slate kids could pick up. My sister and I used it for blackboards to play school (like Little House on the Prairie). Thank you! Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. I haven’t fished since I was a young girl. Although I love to eat fresh fish!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  19. We live in Wisconsin and fish a lot! Although, I don't eat fish, the family does!
    robinrussow@gmail.com

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  20. We live in Wisconsin and fish a lot! Although, I don't eat fish, the family does!
    robinrussow@gmail.com

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  21. My favorite fishing memories are fishing on the tressel in Minoqua, Wi, We always left with tar on our clothes, and rarely with any fish but it was fun! 2 summers ago we were fishing in northern Wisconsin again and a young bear decided to swim across the lake not far from out boat!

    Alliemj84 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  22. Love these. Thank you. We use to go fishing a lot when I was younger but haven't been recently. We need to go again. We have fond priceless memories for sure. kwavon4you@hotmail.com

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  23. Giveaway is closed. Winner has been notified. Thanks to everyone for entering and be sure to follow Killer Characters. From mid-July to mid-August, we will give away a book every day!!
    Terrie

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