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
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'!