Thursday, March 21, 2019

It's Spring! #bookgiveaway


By: Merry Grace Wynter
From: Muffin But Trouble
Series: Merry Muffin Mysteries
By: Victoria Hamilton
Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
& Merry Muffin Mysteries on Facebook

It's March... everywhere weeds and wildflowers are starting to come up in the part of western New York State I now call home. My big property is bustling with work being done... excavations, foundations, many many 'ations'.

It's been a quiet year or so in one sense, but really really busy here at Wynter Castle and Wynter Woods in another. No murders for... heck, quite a while! Like, a year and a half... that's a good thing. (Have I jinxed it by saying that? Hope not.)

But that doesn't mean I haven't been super busy! My lovely 200 year old Wynter Castle, home of my ancestors, has been transformed, with new gardens, landscaping, and renovations. But the land itself has changed the most.  My huge acreage is undergoing a process that will take it from a barren landscape to a community of reclaimed homes, houses that were slated to be torn down in Autumn Vale to make way for the new community center town hall complex.

Best of all, marriage is a wonderful thing. I have the most excellent taste in men. My first husband, the late Miguel Paradiso, was smart, sexy, and talented. And I have to say... Virgil Grace, once sheriff of Autumn Vale and now a private investigator with his old buddy, former cop Dewayne Lester and my current and last husband, is amazing: smart, sexy (VERY sexy) and talented. He goes along with all my wild schemes, loves me through the worry and fear of it all, and has built, with me, an amazing Craftsman home on my property, a retreat for the two of us. 

With my friends from my old life - Pish and sweet Shilo (who is now married herself, and with a baby daughter, my goddaughter Autumn) - who have joined me here, and all my new Autumn Vale friends, Virgil, Gogi, Lizzie, Doc English, Hannah and all the rest, my heart is full.

And so I ask, as spring arrives... what makes you happy? Family and friends, of course, but what else?




Comment here and tell me... what, besides family and friends, makes you happiest this time of year? Is it the longer daylight, cessation of snow, the first buds of flowers, or... what?

Comment by Midnight, March 22nd, giving me an email address and a first name, and I will choose three names to receive ANY paperback copy of any  Merry Muffin title, as well as bookmarks!

So... what makes you happy this spring?


Winners may choose from:
#1 - Bran New Death
#2 - Muffin But Murder
#3 - Death of an English Muffin
#4 - Much Ado About Muffin
#5 - Muffin to Fear

Check out my webpage for descriptions: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries, and while you're there, sign up for the newsletter for the first news on new releases!

And watch for, coming July 2nd, the latest Merry Muffin #5, Muffin But Trouble!

Check me out on social media:
Facebook: Victoria Hamilton
Twitter: @MysteryVictoria

And don't forget... I also write the Vintage Kitchen Mysteries (Cast Iron Alibi will be out this fall!) and a Regency Historical Mystery series, starting with A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder... a thrilling suspenseful murder mystery that Publishers Weekly called 'outstanding' and 'page turning'!

45 comments:

  1. I love the rebirth when color returns and flowers bloom.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I love it that we have more hours of daylight & the weather starts getting warmer. Thanks for this amazing chance. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  3. I love seeing all the flowers bloom, working in my own small gardenAnd feeling the sunshine on my back.

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  4. I love seeing the buds of flowers about to come out - and longer daylight. thanks for the chance. jcook22@yahoo.com

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  5. The wonderful scents of hyacinth and daphne make me happy in the spring. Congratulations on the new release! aut1063@gmail.com

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  6. I love seeing all the flowers bursting out in bloom, it always boosts my spirits. Thank you for the giveaway. ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  7. I really like the warmer temperatures, the extra sunlight in the evenings, the birds at the bird feeder. And I really love noticing all the different shades of green in the trees and grasses. Isn't God's color palette wonderful!?!

    Donna ---- donna (dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  8. Watching everything turn green and start to grow.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  9. I love the rain, & I love the fresh smell after. The green grass, fresh air, and new adventures all come with spring.

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  10. The sunshine, warmth and evenings perfect for walking in the neighborhood. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Longer days, flowers blooming, blue skies and sunshine. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I love the plants, flowers, the rain, but, most important, the warm days!
    Debbie debprice60@gmail.com

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  13. I love the renewal of all things after a cold winter. Plus we are getting our first great grand child in a couple weeks ( give or take) so that makes me awfully happy. I've read the first 4 of this series and looking forward to the new one. Vicki nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I love hearing the birds chirping and the grass getting green and the trees and plants coming to life. I'm looking forward to a warm sunny day so I can sit outside and read.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I love seeing everything in bloom. All of the crazy rain here in California is bringing out a super bloom - so beautiful!
    debbie(dot)erickson14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I love the warmer weather---and the shedding of the winter coats and boots.
    Sue suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  17. I enjoy the longer daylight, happy colors & lovely smells! Awesome post 😉
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. We live in Texas. I love to see the bluebonnets bloom and then all the pictures of our babies and grandbabies in them Nan nan-d@sbcglobal.net.

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  19. "A Gentlewoman's Guide" is a great read!
    Libby
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  20. I love the flowers & trees in bloom. Thanks for the chance to win. Love this series! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  21. I love seeing the first blooms, which haven’t happened yet here in SE Michigan. I did see a blue jay today though! Kara, legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  22. I love seeing the flowers blooming, even though I'm allergic.

    kvmatlock (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  23. I always love the blossoming and blooming of the flowers and trees. The birds joyful singing is also fun to listen to.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry
    Nerry

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  24. I love seeing the flowers and shrubs bloom. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I love the return of songbirds to the feeders and lilacs blooming. Reminds me of growing up with my grandma!

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  26. I am happy seeing the first snowdrop flowers beginning to blossom, hearing the first calls of robins and redwing blackbirds, and feeling the warmer temperatures. My email is a4h(dot)cloverbud(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Chris.

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  27. I love that it's warm enough to start to go hiking again. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter@hotmail.com

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  28. I love seeing the flowers in bloom & my kitty's reaction to the birds.
    Jana - turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the flowers, the colors, the warmer temps, etc. thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. Taking longer walks with my dog, enjoying the warmer temperatures and the budding flowers.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  31. Closer to my retirement date of July 1st! I’m finally getting out of school!

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  32. I love being able to take my pup on walks and see the beginning of new growth on the plants appearing after being hidden by the piles of snow. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) com.

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  33. When I lived in the Midwest, it was always watching the world come to life again with leaves and flowers. Cactus flowers are lovely in the SW desert, but I so miss the lilacs and lilies!

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  34. Sunshine gibsonbk at hiwaay.net

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  35. Besides my son's birthday (3/21/90), I like the warmer weather!
    lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

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  36. The change in seasons is most welcome.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  37. I enjoy the warmer weather, the blooming of lilacs and not having to shovel snow. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  38. Seeing the first flowers poke out of the groung. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  39. Warmer temperatures, flowers blooming. Long afternoons reading with my cat on my lap. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Spring brings warmer weather, sunshine, and the rebirth of Mother Nature. All of these things make me happy.
    Thanks for your wonderful books. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. I love the end of the cold weather and the beginning of warmer days, signalling the flowers to bloom and the grass to begin growing again. There are so many beautiful colors and scents that come along with Spring...all of that is welcomed with joy and happiness here! And I love your books and can't wait to read the newest one! :) mmdrayson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. HI, thank you for the giveaway. I most like when the trees start budding, love the spring flowers, and oh the rain, love sitting on the porch listening to the rain. Muffin to Fear appeals to me. Georgia queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. Renee Collins(Google Account)March 22, 2019 at 11:47 PM

    as for spring, eagerly awaiting the warmer temperatures, the greening and flowering of trees and shrubs.....as well as the end to being cooped up while healing from two surgeries. Love your kitchen kitchen vintage series and this one also.

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  44. Thank you all so much for your spring comments! I saw my first robin day before yesterday, the actual first day of spring! Woo hoo! I've emailed the winners, so watch your email box!

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