Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Love your Library with a double #Bookgiveaway!

Character:      Savannah Webb
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon

Hi, Savannah here. I love to read and have always been a member of our local library. My favorite activity is held at the North Community Library on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. It's a librarian-led mystery book club named Murder by the Book.

Our librarian, Andy, chooses a book each month with a convoluted selection criteria. The book must be at least a year old with no outstanding hold reservations. There must be at least seventeen copies available throughout the St. Petersburg Library System with a minimum of five copies in large print. Finally, our group has dictated that no animals can assist in the resolution of the murder. So far, he has led us in discussion by authors as far flung as Val McDermid to Dorothy Sayers.

The members of Murder by the Book are dedicated mystery readers that span many occupations and backgrounds. Andy leads the discussion with a gentle hand and sees to it that even our most shy members have a say. Andy's greatest challenge in leading the discussions occurs when we all like the book. 

On the other hand, when our opinions vary, the discussion can get lively.  The hour can slip by quickly when the group is polarized. We still occasionally burst out into debate about Gone Girl. And don't get me started about the sheep that solved the crime. That resulted in the no animals rule.

I am grateful for having a thriving library system in my town. Some towns are struggling to generating funding for new acquisitions and sustaining programs that require staff participation. In this time to celebrate libraries, see what you can do to help this wonderful institution.

Is there a library book club in your town?


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 April 25 for the chance to win a signed copy of Etched in Tears for yourself and one to donate to your local libraryThis giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes.

Etched in Tears released on November 28, 2017 and is available on AmazonNookKobo, and in all your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books You can also ask your library to order it for you.

About Etched in Tears

When a famous glass artist is murdered at his own exhibit, deadly secrets are put on display, and it's up to glass shop owner Savannah Webb to see through a killer's cover.

Celebrated glass artist Dennis Lansing is returning to St. Petersburg, Florida, for an exhibit at the world-renowned Salvador Dali Museum. His unique style of embedding document images in his art is at the vanguard of contemporary glasswork. But as Savannah's first boyfriend and a former apprentice to her father, Dennis's return home has her reflecting on the past--a trip down memory lane that takes a dark turn when Dennis is found murdered at the museum with an old reference letter from her father in his pocket. A search through her father's records sheds new light on Dennis's history, but it seems his present life wasn't so transparent either. Now, with a gallery of suspects to consider, it's up to Savannah to figure out who fits the mold of a murderer.

Meet 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 her love of writing with a passion for creating glass art. In the small 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


  1. Great post and thanks for the chance. I and my library would be delighted to win.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Our library started a mystery book club this year. For the first meeting the Friends donated 25 copies of the book chosen by our librarian. I'd love to win this book and would end up donating both copies to the library. Zibbby(@)gmail(dot)com

  3. It's wonderful to be able to give a book to our local library. Ashtabula County District Library is a small library with a budget to match. Learning to work with stained glass is on my bucket list and Cheryl's books
    enrich my desire. Thanks for your blog. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. My library would greatly appreciate this delightful book as would I. I donate books frequently to my library. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Great giveaway! It's a wonderful way to spread this great series to others by donating to a library. sewwild(at)aol(dot)com

  6. My library has a book club but I am at work when it meets.It would be great for the library to win and me. sieberttracy@gmail.com

  7. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway! Love these books!
    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

  8. I would love to win this for myself and my library! Mfg20a at aol dot com

  9. roswita(dot)hildebrandt(at)gmail(dot)com

    My library would love you forever :-)

  10. Oh, I'd love to win this for me and for my library. Libraries need to stock lots of cozies! legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

  11. The library in my town doesn't have a book club, but there is one in a neighboring library. Would love to read "Etched in Tears" and I'm sure the library would appreciate a copy also.

  12. Karen W. JohnstonApril 24, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    The Kiln,MS branch of the Hancock County Library System has a book club. The main branch has an adult game night and the Waveland, MS branch hosts an adult coloring night. It would be wonderful to give a copy of "Etched in Glass" to the library system. Thank you for the opportunity. johnstonkaren(at)bellsouth(dot)net.

  13. If I skipped all the books with animals involved in the investigation, I'd miss out on a lot of stories!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  14. We have a big library system with 18 or 19 branches. They have book discussions too, but probably not for the books I read.

  15. Oh my goodness! Our local library is under renovation right now & I'd love to present them with a copy of Etched in Tears as a "house warming" gift! Thank you so much for the chance to win & continued success to Cheryl! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

  16. I'm sure there's a book club at my library if not a few around town. I loved reading Dorothy Sayers and her Lord Peter Whimsey. I would love to add a book to my library. Thanks so much for the chance. ematov(at)comcast(dot)net

  17. We don't have a library book club but being from a small town (less than 3000 population and we are the county seat) I am thrilled to say we do have a very nice library.

    I would be thrilled to be the fortunate one selected to receive a signed copy of "Etched in Tears" for my library so lots of people can enjoy your wonderful books and also a copy for myself who loves your books and has this one on my TBR list who will share it with all my book reading buddies. Thanks for the chance!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  18. AS my library is just now adding cozies to the collection, this would be a wonderful addition to go with the rest of the series that I have donated to the library. All the books I have purchased, been gifted or won have been donated to the cause. In May we are having a Silent Auction to raise money for new carpeting, redoing a "junk" room into a craft room where book clubs can also meet & buying more cozies. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo.com

  19. I wish there was as on Wed i go with my friend and eat out to dinner and there is a library right across the street and there is also a place to meet so if there was i would go if were on wed as love to read and review! ptclayton2(at)aol(dot)com

  20. First things first! My IP address will show up as UK for the next month but I live in Pennsylvania in USA...

    Second, our library in York County PA does have book clubs.

    Third..I am looking forward to reading this book...and the local library I would donate to...is Redland Library in York County where my close friend heads the library. LaFonRC(AT)aol(Dot)com

  21. Our library here in Madison, Indiana, just celebrated it's 200th anniversary. They now support a branch library in the small nearby town with a big outreach and many programs for the community. It is the oldest library in Indiana. They are always looking for new ways to entice the community. I'd love to win a book for them. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)com

  22. I live in a small town so we don't have a book club. We do have a library which I visit often. I also donate books as they have a book sale several times a year.


  23. I am sure they do have a book club at my library but i am not a member. Thanks for the chance to win for me and them too. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

  24. I also live in a small town, but we do have a library! Thanks for this chance..nani_geplcs(at)yahoo (dot)com