Thursday, September 7, 2017

Getting excited! plus a #bookgiveaway from Linda Wiken, author

by J.J. Tanner from the Dinner Club Mysteries
            written by Linda Wiken

How far in advance do you start to get excited about things? Like vacations, weddings, births? Anything major that’s coming up and is something you’re looking forward to.

I’m always working to deadlines with my event planning job at Make It Happen. And even though they’re not really my events, I still get a bit excited as each event is closing in. Or maybe it’s mainly nerves. Whatever. My pay-off is a relatively smooth sailing event resulting in very happy clients. You can read about the successes, and the ones that ended in murder, in the two books of the Dinner Club Mysteries.

However, my author is getting excited about another new book with another new murder, releasing on March 7, 2018. That’s six months from today! The pay-off for her is happy readers and lots of sales, in that order.


So, to start the celebrations for Marinating in Murder, the third Dinner Club Mystery, she’s doing a book giveaway today. And the prize is your choice of either of the earlier two books – Toasting Up Trouble or Roux the Day!

To enter, just leave a comment along with your email address – be sure to let her know how to contact you! She’ll make a random draw tomorrow at 5 PM PDT.

And remember, you can pre-order a copy of Marinating in Murder at

ROUX THE DAY is here! 
Find Book #2 in the Dinner Club Mysteries at your favorite bookstore or online.

The first book in the Dinner Club Mystery series is available at the bookstore of your choice, and on-line; also as an e-book.

  Book #3, MARINATING IN MURDER comes in March, 2018

Writing as Erika Chase:

Look for A KILLER READ,  (#2 on the Barnes and Noble Mystery Bestseller List and an Agatha Award nominee for Best First Mystery),  READ AND BURIED, COVER STORY, BOOK FAIR AND FOUL, and LAW AND AUTHOR on-line or at your favorite bookstore.


Visit Erika at 
Love to hear from you on my Facebook author page
on Twitter  @erika_chase. 

Visit Linda at
at my Facebook author page and
on Twitter  @LWiken 


  1. I love these titles and I look forward to reading this series. Thank you for sharing.

  2. This is a new to me series. Thanks for the chance.

  3. This series looks delightful and special. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Toasting Up Trouble, please! bobwiesmann(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. A captivating giveaway which I would enjoy. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. I read mystery books while I eat lunch at work. Delicious combo! The Dinner Club Mysteries will fit right in.

  7. I get excited about events a few months in advance! This series has been on my TBR list for awhile now. thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I love the titles and the storylines. If I'm lucky I'd want to have Toasting up Trouble. Only because I know that I have Roux somewhere in the five boxes of TBR books stacked in my den. LOL

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I get excited way ahead of time for big things like that. I mean suitcases out and clothes started to by set aside a couple of weeks ahead. Writing lists and planning things. If my family really knew...hahaha! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Thank you for the opportunity to read this new to me series! CFinn75(at)aol(dot)com

  11. I'm excited about the release of Marinating in Murder, and would love to win a copy of Toasting up Trouble! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  12. I love Linda Wilken!! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Love the titles and covers.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  14. Would love to read "Toasting Up Trouble". Sounds like a great start to a new series.

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  16. As soon as I book my travel for a vacation, family event, etc I get super excited.

  17. If I were lucky enough to win, I think I would choose "Toasting Up Trouble"!--I like the kitty on the balustrade!

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  18. I would love to read Toasting Up Trouble. This sounds like a great series I would enjoy reading. Love the book covers.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. Sounds like a great series. Thank you for the contest. And how cute are those covers...

  20. The books sound fabulous. Great covers too.


  21. Thank you for the giveaway. Since this is a new series to me I would choose book #1. The covers are fun, I would buy all of them just for the cover, but the stories sound great too.
    So excited to have found a new series. Georgia
    queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

  22. I enjoy these type of cozies.If, by any chance I should win, I'd like "Toasting Up Trouble" Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

  23. Thank you for the chance I got home today from my dr appt and saw this and was so excited. These are a few books I would love to read and review after. I get so excited about 1 mo before we have to go to weddings etc although another member of our family is being born in Ca so I am going to try to get out there by myself disabled and greet our 4th grandchild on my side. I love cozies as you know especially when they are in print. Stay safe

  24. All of these have gr8 covers & interesting stories. Looking forward to reading them.
    Thank-you for bringing them to my attention.
    kckendelr at gmail dot com

  25. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. I enjoy reading your books. Thank you for the chance to win a new one. bookaunt at outlook dot com

  27. Love the cover! Veronica,

  28. Thanks for sharing your contest with us! Veronica.

  29. It would be delightful to win a copy of Linda's books. The covers are so eye-catching they sell each book. If I am lucky enough to win a book, I would start with the first book since I haven't had the opportunity to read any in this series. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  30. would love one of these! thank you! anajs95 at gmail dot com

  31. Love these books! Thanks for a chance to win one!

  32. I always plan for events in advance...wayyyyyy in advance! I am a list maker and my lists breed lists! This series looks like a must read for me! Thank you for the chance. Merry