Monday, September 24, 2018

On the High Seas and a #BookGiveaway!

Character:      Savannah Webb
Title:              Shattered at Sea
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon
Website:         www.cherylhollon.com

Hi, Savannah here. I've been living aboard the cruise ship for a few days, but it isn't what I expected. The ability to demonstrate glassblowing on board ship has been a real experience.

I was so excited to be invited to substitute teach and visit the Mediterranean at the same time, but this trip has been nothing but trouble.

It was wonderful to meet my boyfriend Edward's family in a small town just north of London, but his cousin Ian has turned out to be nothing but trouble.

Ian nearly caused us to miss boarding the ship in enough time for me to make my orientation meeting. Then on the first evening, he drank like a fish and embarrassed Edward in front of our friends.

Now Ian is nowhere to be found. It's causing great worry and I can't enjoy what should be an amazing experience. I hope he turns up soon.



Has your family ever embarrassed you on a vacation?


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







Shattered at Sea released on August 28, 2018 but is already available for pre-order on AmazonNookKobo, and in your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books You can also ask your library to order it for you.

About Shattered at Sea 

A Mediterranean cruise gives glass shop owner Savannah Webb a chance to demonstrate her expertise--and fire up her skills when it comes to foul play.

When Savannah signs on to perform glass blowing on a cruise ship, part of the appeal is that she'll get to meet her boyfriend Edward's family in England. As an added bonus, Edward's cousin, Ian, will be joining them on board. But when Ian disappears at the beginning of the cruise, the ship's authorities initially consider it suicide.

Savannah tries to balance her growing suspicions with work on her shows, but her relationship with the other glass artists begins to crack. And she can't let love color her judgment when Edward suddenly jumps to the top of the suspect list. His fate is in Savannah's hands, and she'll do everything she can -- on land and sea -- to clear his name.



About 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 writing with a passion for creating glass art. 

In the 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

28 comments:

  1. I would really enjoy reading these books. Thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I don't remember my family ever embarrassing me on a vacation.
    I hope they find Ian, although he might have gone overboard!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  4. Great read. Thanks for the ARC via netgalley.

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  5. When I was very young we used to jump in the lake from a dock but I wouldn't. I was more apprehensive so everyone would wait for me to slide in. Your book would be greatly enjoyed. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. My family never embarrassed me on vacation. I'm not sure if they think I did! lkleback at hotmail.com

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  7. When I was a kid and when my Dad was still in the Army (proudly served for 29 years during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam), we would travel back to the Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma every summer to visit with relatives. I had one aunt that seemed to embarrass the whole family every year about as regular as clockwork. I'm sure we all have that one relative that is way too loud, pushy and thinks they know everything - that was her. And why do they always wait until you are in a public place with lots of strangers around to act that way? I figured it was for attention so my reaction was to ignore her and stay away from her as much as possible.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Shattered at Sea". I have it on my TBR list and appreciate the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  8. A cousin was obnoxious and behaved this way his entire life. Shattered at Sea sounds intriguing. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. oh my foster parents would embarass us all the time and they would tell people that we were foster kids and that is why we haven't seen this or we would go out to dinner and we were shocked when we would of as it was so very very few times we went out to eat and they would tell the waitress overlook us as we were foster kids or we were to get the cheapest as we were foster kids and the waitress would laugh at us ,. I didn;t think it was so funny and several times was in tears as I heard it all the time from them but for the younger ones i felt really bad. The people would always laugh at us the way we were dressed like we lived in the street and when in vaca they would go to reno or tahoe and still do this that was our vacation riding in the back of a truck and sitting on a bench for days while they gambled that was our second foster mom the first passed and the second was her best friend. ptclayton2 (at) aol (dot) com. I would love to read a print copy and review on a few places.

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  10. My family always does things to embarrass me, I have a 15 year old son and 7 year old daughter!
    clgade(at)att(dot)net

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  11. No, they have not.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  12. Really enjoy this series and would love to win Shattered at Sea! nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  13. Oh, the pain of an out of control family member! Yuck
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  14. I can't remember being embarrassed on vacation, but I'm pretty sure it happened a time or two. This is a great series. Would really like to read "Shattered at Sea".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I don't remember anyone ever embarrassing me on vacation. It probably happened but since I can't remember it was no doubt not a big deal lol. Thanks for the giveaway! barbie17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I don't think I've ever been embarrassed by a family member while on vacation. At other times, yes. turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Looks like great cozy mystery. xzjh04(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Yes! But I am sure I’ve embarrassed them as well! And if I put it out publicly, my days would be numbered! Lol! LaFonRC(at)aol (dot)com

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  19. Once my mom came to visit me in the city and I was rather mortified when she fell asleep in the movie theater :-) I was in my critical twenties then ;-)
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  20. When I was a teen a cousin went to an amusement park with my family and shoplifted. It was so embarrassing to have to leave the park because of her action. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  21. Love this series, so thanks for the chance to win. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I was about 19 and my unmarried Aunt paid for me to go on a bus vacation tour with her. She was thrifty. The first day after we returned to the hotel, after our tour excursions, we had to talk all over town trying to find a grocery store so she could buy lunch meat, bread, juice and sweet rolls which would then become our supper that night and our breakfast the next morning. dbahn(@)iw(dot)net

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  23. I don't have any embarrassing stories. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. We've had those moments -- but I would rather remember the happy moments. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  25. Another series I'm sure to love and must start! mlcreamer@hotmail.com

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  26. Another series I know I will love and must start! mlcreamer(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. As a teenager, I remember anything my family did embarrassed me. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  28. Yes, and I'm sure we have our kids too.Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

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