Friday, May 24, 2019

A New Class and an ARC #GIVEAWAY!

Character:      Savannah Webb
Title:              Down in Flames
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon
Website:         www.cherylhollon.com


My name is Savannah Webb. I own the stained glass shop on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, Florida. I'm getting a bit nervous about the upcoming class I've scheduled. It's a new glass art form for me called lamp-working or sometimes called bead-making.

I've put a lot of thought into keeping my students safe during this class. After all, we'll be working with a powerful torch and molten glass right in front of ouor faces. At least the season is working with me. Fall is a great relief to most full-time Floridians. The oppressive afternoon heat has diminished and it gets below 80 degrees at night. Wonderful to have the windows open for sea breezes again.

I've contracted for significant modifications in order to set up the individual student workstations. There are gas lines to be run, exhaust vents to install, glass rod inventory to purchase and display, protective glasses, and all the tools needed to create glass beads and medallions. Quite an investment.

Six students have already registered for the inaugural class. I think I'm almost ready, but excitement is part of the instruction process. Wish me luck.

Have you started a new project?




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There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of yourname(AT)server(DOT)com to foil the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on May 26 for the chance to win a signed Advanced Review Copy of Down in Flames. This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner will be notified within 48 hours.







Down in Flames will release on June 25, 2019 and is available for you to pre-order at AmazonNookKobo, and in your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books If your budget is tight, please ask your library to order it.


About Down in Flames:

A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb's glass shop proves to be no accident. . .

A highlight of Savannah's new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students' safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop.

The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the Queen's Head Pub, owned by Savannah's boyfriend Edward. It quickly becomes clear that this was no random act of vehicular manslaughter. Now the glass shop owner is all fired up to get a bead on the driver--before someone else meets a dead end . . . 


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. Cheryl and her husband, George, live in downtown St. Petersburg visiting museums, walking the parks, and sampling the adult beverages.


Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebookInstagram or Twitter

39 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the chance. I would love to read this one.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. So excited about the next story! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  3. We have a bathroom project slowly going on at our house, but yours sounds more interesting. Thanks for the opportunity.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  4. My new project is crocheting an afghan for my daughter -- my last afghan was kind of a disaster as I kept dropping and adding stitches, but I am confident that this one will turn out better! I would love to take Savannah's lamp working class ~ bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  5. I would love to read this it sounds really good cindynorman2 (at) att (dot) net

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  6. I'd love a chance to read this! It sounds great! I'm ibmandums(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. Your books are so fascinating - a skill I am sure I could never master but so much fun to read about. My latest project is to finish up all the projects I have started and left hanging, kind of Spring cleaning on steroids. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I have not started a new project. My "project" really needs to be getting boxes unpacked (and contents taken care of) from our move 19 months ago. But I just can't get motivated.
    I would much rather be reading :)

    donna(dot)durnell(AT)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  9. Just dropped in to say congrats - sounds like another fantastic Hollon mystery!! xoxo

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  10. I haven't started a new project yet, feeling under the weather at the present. Love your books and would love to read your "newest"! Thanks for the giveaway. ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  11. No new projects at this time. Great series, looking forward to reading "Down In Flames". Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. New zentangle art projects - looking forward to reading Down in Flames. thanks for the chance. jcook22@yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Crocheting a baby blanket for my niece.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  14. The cover is great - love the palm trees. I read the first one.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I agree about the cover but I'm really looking forward to the bead-making information, and of course the murder...

    lizboeger (at) Verizon (dot) com

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  16. Yes, I'm always game for a new project. Would love to read and review this book, too.nschwenkner (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Thank you for this chance. I'm not into crafts. I would rather read. pgenest57(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Thanks! I would love to read your books!

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  19. Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance! bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  20. This one sounds really good! A new to me author, love finding them. Thanks for the chance to win.

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail dot com

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  21. My new project is sewing burp cloths for my first grandbaby and a couple of blankets for it too. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  22. I am a fan of this series! Thanks for the chance to win!! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Sounds great. Thx for the chance!! ctymice(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Sounds interesting! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. Can't wait for this new one . I've read all the others!! No new projects started. Trying to finish all the ones I have going. Vicki nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I love this series. Thank you for this chance. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. Taylor R. WilliamsMay 25, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Sounds like a super series - I've always been fascinated by stained glass - thanks for the chance to win. trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  29. Temperatures below 80? Sounds delightful (since I'm in south Florida).
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  30. Your book sounds fascinating. sandylip12@gmail.com

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  31. Sounds really good. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  33. Thanks for the chance to win, Book looks really good. Would love to read it!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  34. This sounds like a great read thanks for the chance.

    Tighefan42atgmaildotcom

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  35. Enjoyed hearing from Savannah Webb and learning more about "Down in Flames". I've been excited about this book since I first heard about it.

    My latest project has been working to organize our photos we have taken through the years. Some time back I did a fair job of sorting by year and then month putting in albums. Which sounds nice but really who is going to hunt through stacks of heavy albums looking for a particular photos? So there they sit all nice and organized never to be seen and enjoyed. So my project now and I'm sure will take some time is to scan into my computer the best photos and to characterize them by information making them easier to find. I've found there isn't a reason to scan all photos because we all suffer from this "one more time" syndrome where we have multiply images all of the same scene. So first I have to pick out the best ones to use. I've learned from past mistakes to make sure to save my work as I go along. After I'm done, I'll also save it to a disk.

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win an ARC of Down in Flames!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  36. i haven't started any projects recently. There are a lot I should do but I never seem to get to them. There's always something else I'd rather do.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  37. I am sorting pictures lots of pictures and putting them in books. I want to read your book soon. It sounds so interesting.

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  38. My project is to declutter and it never ends! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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