Saturday, December 8, 2018

'Twas The Night Before...

Will you have snow for Christmas? There is nothing like the white stuff to sparkle in the darkness. Mal here, and Mackinac Island loves snow for Christmas.

The carriages all change to sleighs with runners and jingle bells on the reins. The sounds of snowmobiles fill the air. I like to go sliding through the snow. It has great smells and I can find the most interesting things. Of course, it's not as much fun when the snow is deeper than me. Then I'm stuck using the shoveled walks and porches.

Meanwhile Caramella prefers to snuggle next to the fireplace. She isn't interested in the snow and gets mad if I shake it off on her. (So I shake it off on her whenever I get the chance.)

Okay, here's the part where I tell you, it's that time of year again, when my writer gives away a book for the holidays. This time she is going to give away two books- one for you and one for your relative or friend.

AND - there will be two winners who will get a book for them and a book for a friend. All you have to do is leave a comment below. Tell me who you would give the extra book to and why.

Then have very happy holidays from me, Caramella, Allie, and all our friends on Mackinac Island.

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win. Oh and please leave a way for my author to get ahold of you. Cheers!! Mal

41 comments:

  1. I love this series! I live about 4-5 hours away from Mackinac and would like nothing more than to visit! It is such a magical place! In winter it must be breathtaking!
    If I win, I would give the extra book to my daughter, Ashleigh for Christmas. I am starting to get her interested in cozy mysteries!
    Thank you so much for this and I hope you have a lovely day!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  2. I used to live nearby Mackinac and it is so beautiful. I would give the book to my daughter Alicia. She is a bit poor and loves to read.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. Someday I want to visit Mackinac. I will share this book with my BFF Samantha. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. Thank you for the chance.Would Love to win

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  5. I would give the copy to my mom. She's a fan of cozies & I know she'll enjoy this story.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. This book would be a gift for my sister who loves all my books and enjoys cozies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. My friend who is a book lover would enjoy this delightful series. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. I would give the extra book to my friend Sandra who loves mysteries. I love introducing her to new series. Thank you for the chance! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I love this series! I can picture Mackinac Island and the fudge shops, it's such a beautiful place. I would share with my sister who is my reading buddy, we share books and talk books all the time. Happy Holidays!
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm in the process of putting together a box of books to send to my niece who is an avid reader.
    This would be a great addition.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  11. Thanks for the chance to win.

    kkat.edwards(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I would give it to my friend from my old job. She likes the same type of books I do.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  13. I would give it to my mom! She instilled my love of reading.
    ma(underscore)ward(at)Hotmail(dot)com.

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  14. Love your books!!! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  15. Another great book by a great author. A friend introduce me and I loved the books! jam232018@gmail.com

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  16. I would give the book to my neighbor - she loves to read mysteries!

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win your book. I would love to read it!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  18. Renee Collins (Google Account)December 8, 2018 at 10:58 PM

    I would give my extra book to my friend, Karen, a manager at a community library. There budget is always being cut so she can always put a donated used book into the system where many can enjoy it...OR I would donate to the homeless shelter...I love doing that! I kind of think of it as food for the soul...OR leave it in the USO lounge to be enjoyed by the troops and their families.

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    1. Renee, Please email me your address! nancy j parra (at) yahoo (dot) com

      Thanks!!

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  19. I would give the extra book to my father-in-law's wife. She reads almost exclusivvely true crime books - once gave me like 2-3 bags full of books she had read and didn't want anymore. She needs to widen her reading horizons, and learn there are some decent folks in the world.

    Mal, you and your writer ROCK. Thanks for sharing some of your books! luann(DOT)braley(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  20. I would give the extra book to my friend Kathy who also loves reading mystery books. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  21. I sure wish we would get some snow. I would definitely give the other book to my friend Patty. She actually found your books when she went to visit Mackinac Island. Then sent it to me. We love this series. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  22. Our three rescued furbabies don't like snow (heck, they hate rain) So, thankfully, we rarely get snow here in San Angelo, Texas! Thanks for the opportunity as I would love to give a copy to my sister.
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  23. The extra book would go to my friend Judy who loves mysteries as much as I do. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  24. I'd give the extra book to my sister. Also a great reader.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  25. I'd give the extra book to my mother who also likes cozies. she'd be thrilled to get to read a new book in a series she likes. Thanks for the chance to win. robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  26. I love this series & would give the second book to my sister. I just got her started reading cozies & this would be another good one for her to enjoy. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Nice post. Thanks for the chance to win! lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

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  28. I adore Mackinac. I think there is something really charming about the island. I would give the other copy to my mom, as she loves the series (and Mackinac) as much as I do. Kkcochran (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  29. I would give the extra book to my friend Karen who also loves to read. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  30. I spent summer vacations at Mackinac for years. Your books take me back to a wonderful time in my life!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  31. I have a dear friend who always remembers me when she gets an extra book and I reciprocate when I do so too.
    Visiting Mackinac Island is on my bucket list. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. I'd give the extra book to my sister. She loves cozy mysteries as much as I do.
    journeybound2010 AT gmail.com

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  33. Would love to give a copy to my younger cousin. She has fairly recently taken an interest in reading. She loves Christmas stories, and snow and sleigh rides. She experienced her first ride couple of years ago and she still bubbles over with excitement. deepotter(at)peoplepc(dot)com

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  34. I would give the extra to my bestie, Tamara! She is a big cozy mystery reader. She is why I got into reading cozies.

    marthalawson8 at gmail dot com

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  35. I would give the extra to my friend who loves to read and loves cozies as much as I do! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  36. We have snow here, about a foot of it, with more on the way. Unfortunately, we usually have snow until at least the beginning of April. By that time it doesn't seem so beautiful anymore. If I were lucky enough to win, I would give the extra book to my friend and former library colleague, who is the one who introduced me to the cozy mystery genre.
    gnluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I would give a copy to my mom who’s 88 and loves to read. I’d love to go to mackinaw Island it sounds wonderful. I love horses and it would be fun to see them all. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  38. I would love to give the book to a friend who had major surgery she loves these kind of cozy mysteries...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  39. I would give the extra book to my sister..Thanks so much
    nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. This contest is so generous of you. I would give it to my best friend. Thank you for the contest. trwilliams 69 at msn dot com

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