Friday, November 16, 2018

You shouldn’t be here...

Hi, Evie Bloomfield here and welcome to  the Cozy Chicks Great Thanksgiving Giveaway. 

Leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Tandem Demise!!

Well, it’s back to Mackinac Island and life with no cars and only horses, bikes and foot-power to get around. Fall is in full swing with the leaves changing colors, a chill in the air and gardens ablaze with mums of every hue. 

            I love this island that is part of Michigan and located where Lake Michigan meets Lake Huron. Life on Mackinac moves a bit slower with cell phone service not all that reliable and internet not all that important. Why look at a screen when you can a take bike ride to the Grand Hotel for high tea or visit Fort Mackinac for a musket drill or firing a cannon.

   

      The only way to get to Mackinac is by ferry. Taxis here are horse drawn affairs moving at about five miles an hour and riding bikes is a breeze with no horns honking or traffic to maneuver around. This is an island for getting away, for relaxing, for enjoying life with friends and family. It’s life the way it used to be. 

            After solving two murders, I thought life on Mackinac Island would settle into boredom until I found out Nate Sutter, island police chief and once-upon-a-time under cover cop is on the run. Some badass guys from Nate’s Detroit days think he stole money from them in a champagne smuggling operation and now they’re headed to the island to get their loot.   

As if that isn’t enough, last night Fiona, my BFF and local newspaper editor, and I found a dead guy clutching a champagne bottle on the pier. Surely the dead guy and Nate are connected but how? Not only did the dead guy have the champagne but he had a picture of someone in his wallet. Could it be the killer? Someone who stole the loot from Chicago? Could it be Nate Sutter?
            Right now I’m on my way to break into the Mackinac Island police station to find that picture. I’m not great at breaking and entering but I’ve picked a lock or two in my time. 
           
Wish me luck and let me know if you’ve ever tried to break into someplace you shouldn’t have been. 

I’ll give away a copy of Tandem Demise from the answers.

Smugglers on the hunt, a police chief on the run, lost loot and a dead wedding planner have the Mackinac Island regulars riding in circles 

 Hugs, Evie

                      

                  



45 comments:

  1. I have never broke into anywhere, although I have trespassed on land before!
    I hope one day I make it to Mackinac Island!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Deb. Yes, go to Mackinac. You will love it. Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
    2. If I have not sent you a Tandem Demise tote and you would like one send me your mailing address DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com

      Delete
  2. I've never picked a lock, but I envy the talent.
    After all, you never know when it might prove handy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Libby! I agree!! LOL If I have not sent you a Tandem Demise tote and you would like one send me your mailing address DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com

      Delete
  3. My older brother Rob knows how to pick locks. He worked for a locksmith for a while after coming home from Viet Nam. I wish I'd asked him to teach me. LOL

    Which is why both of my house locks are sold as guaranteed pick proof.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh that is too funny!! I live though my characters. I’d love to know how to pick a lock for real. Thanks for all the support. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  4. I've never tried to break into someplace I shouldn’t have been.

    jtcgc at yahoo dpt com

    ReplyDelete
  5. When I was kid we used to explore houses that were currently being built. While we we didn't break in, we certainly were not allowed in there.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did a lot of that too!! Always neat to see. If I have not sent you a Tandem Demise tote and you would like one send me your mailing address DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com

      Delete
  6. No, haven't tried breaking in anywhere. However, I did like to snoop around when I was younger. mcastor07 (at) gmail (dot) com.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Melissa. I think snooping is a big part of growing up. LOLIf I have not sent you a Tandem Demise tote and you would like one send me your mailing address DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com

      Delete
  7. I have never had that experience of breaking in. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Neither did I but I thought it would be neat to know how. If I have not sent you a Tandem Demise tote and you would like one send me your mailing address DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com.

      Delete
  8. The winner of Tandem Demise is Jana Leah B. Email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your mailing address or the email I can send an ebook to. Thanks everyone for playing along.

    ReplyDelete
  9. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I used to work with someone who went to vacation on Mackinac, and brought back souvenir keychains for everybody. I had that thing on my key and keyring collection (7 keychains, 10 keys) for years! :) The pace on Mackinac sounds wonderful, especially after I told my husband that we were going to move if our little town got a second traffic light. :p

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh LuAnn! Where do you live now? Sounds perfect!! If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  11. I have had to break into my own home, but no where else.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I’ve done that too. Locked myself out! If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  12. I have poked around in some old abandoned houses I shouldn't have been in. :-D
    Donah42 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Amy. Any ghosts?? LOL If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  13. I haven't broken in anywhere but I have been in places I wasn't supposed to be - private parties, backstage at a concert venue.

    flash29(at)teksavvy(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Back stage!! Love it! What a memory! If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  14. I did as a child at my grandmother's house. It was amazing, but not allowed.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The things we do as kids!! LOL If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  15. Never actually broken into any building, but have went in to abandoned houses that were scheduled to be torn down to see if there was anything worth salvaging. Since I didn't have the owners permission (since most couldn't be found) I guess in a sense I was trespassing of sorts. The best thing I've found was an old pedal sewing machine. The machine itself was toast, but the metal stand was in good shape. It had already fallen through the floor so it wasn't easy to get out at all. Brought it home, cleaned it up and painted it black. I know have a scrap piece of marble I bought at a flea market on top and use it as a plant stand on my porch.

    Thank you for the amazing chance to win a copy of "Tandem Demise"! Sounds absolutely amazing and definitely one that I would love the opportunity to read, review and share with friends.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What a neat story, Kay!!! Love that you still have the sewing machine...least part of it. LOL If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  16. Never have
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Sandy. I’m with you. If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  17. One night in college my friend talked me into sneaking into the steam tunnels that ran under the campus. I still can't believe we did that. Ugh! ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  18. When I was very young my sister and I managed to climb into our house through the basement window. We were small and are small. That was a feat. Love your book. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Petite!! What a fun childhood!!!f I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
    2. So glad you like my books!!! You made my day!

      Delete
  19. I haven't broken into any building since it would have been dire if I had. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Travelier. It’s one of those things that sounds better in a book than real life. LOL If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  20. I've not picked a lock but I think it would be good to know how in case I lock my keys in the house.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. My house when I'm locked out lol through the window.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wish I had a picture of that! Way to go! If I haven’t sent you a Tandem Demise tote email DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com with your address and I’ll send one along. Thanks for playing. Hugs, Duffy

      Delete
  22. I was sort of locked out by my son. I was in the back yard with my dog and my son locked the sliding glass door. I had to climb through a window to get back in the house because there was a lock on the outside of the gate so I couldn't get out of the back yard either.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. We picked the lock of a house under construction. Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I've never tried to get into someplace I shouldn't have been, but I do have an amusing story about getting out of someplace. When our daughter was little, the evening bath was a favorite time for both of us. I always shut the bathroom door to keep it warm and steamy. Well one night the door simply would NOT open when bath time was over. Mystified as to what could be the problem, I called out to my husband for help. As there was no window for escape, all he could think of was to take the door off its hinges. The hinges were on our side, but the pins were tight, and there was not enough space below the door to slip a tool under. After quite a frustrating time, and numerous destroyed bobby-pins, I was able to get us out of there. Good thing my daughter was so busy dragging everything out of the vanity, that she hardly knew anything was amiss.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oops! Forgot my email gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete