Monday, August 19, 2019

Giveaway! Beach Tote! Baby Boot Camp!


By Sassy Cabot from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by TerrieFarley Moran


Baby Boot Camp! Who knew? Well Bridgy and I know for sure. There is a Baby Boot Camp at the local mall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings for pregnant and post-natal moms. We are thrilled that some of the ladies in the class have picked the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore as their post exercise breakfast stop.

Talk about signs of life! We serve plenty of decaf coffee and fresh fruit while we hear all about the latest visits to obstetricians and pediatricians. I said to Bridgy the other day that if either of us decides to have a baby someday, we will have an entire group of experts at our disposal!

Just today, Mary Alice Cole, came to breakfast for the first time since giving birth to John Francis Cole in early July. He is cute as a button and she is talking about rejoining the class next week, doctor permitting. Miguel came out of the kitchen and surprised us all by presenting her with this adorable beach tote to help her carry all that extra paraphernalia a newborn requires.



Quite aware that he would be starting a trend, Miguel stashed a few dozen of totes in the office so we won’t run out anytime soon. He also had the idea of giving away a tote to one of our friends who visit us here at Killer Characters.

For a chance to win, please comment below and tell us how you feel about the beach. Don’t forget to include your email addy in this format: name(AT)server(DOT) com to avoid the spam bots. Giveaway closes at midnight your time, Wednesday, August  21st, .


53 comments:

  1. I love the beach. Grew up on beach.
    (cathyleeclark)(yahoo.com)

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  2. I live in the northeast corner of Ohio along the shore of Lake Erie. I've never lived anywhere else so the beach, water and such are in my blood. The beach makes me feel grounded and I wouldn't live anywhere else. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. Happy and at peace. I don't get there often but I have photos of the beach all over our home. (ourbutton(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  4. I love the beach. The sound of the water is so relaxing! I wish I loved closer to a beach. Thanks for the chance! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. I love the beach. Lots of great memories of summers spent at the beach. I like visiting the beach any time of the year.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Hi ya i love the beach and books ty

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  7. Terrie, how do you always find the cutest totes? I love the beach, too, particularly in the early months of the year when the weather is sunny and crisp. I remember a beautiful St. Patrick's Day, looking out over the ocean while eating corned beef and drinking Irish coffee and various other green beverages! One of the best times ever!

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  8. I enjoy going to the beach, especially during the off season, so it's not so crowded.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  9. This would be great to take to the beach or pool to use to hold your books/kindle and other beach/ pool things

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  10. Love the beach and can't wait to visit again. pwtish171(at) gmail (dot)com

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  11. I love the beach! The sound of the waves, sand between my toes, and the relaxed feeling of the beach are the best!
    bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  12. we live less than a mile from lake erie and have lots of nice beaches nearby! so peaceful. love watching storms come in. aelinderman (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  13. The beach is awesome and I love a hotel room where I can hear the ocean at night. Thanks for the entry! Tari H, barbie17 (at) gmail (d0t) com

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  14. Love the beach - it's the best place to relax and come back to yourself after a stressful time. Thanks for a chance to win! ljbonkoski@yahoo.com

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  15. Used to go to the beach a few times a year. But now very seldom, main reason is I can't handle being in the sun very much, have had some skin cancer spots and don't want more, I do use sunscreen but still. Main time I do go to the beach is on vacation.

    Nancy B.
    nancyb1050 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  16. I love the beach. Thanks for the chance. im2early4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. I love the beach! Legallyblonde1961at yahoo dot com

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  18. Beaches are wonderful! ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. That is the cutest. Perfect for anything- in my case probably books.
    kozo8989 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  20. I love the beach - cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  21. Life is just better at the beach! (calmer, more relaxing, and more fun!) And that tote is perfect. rebarger(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  22. I love the beach!! My daughter just had a baby girl over the weekend, a few weeks early. This is my first grandchild!! She would love a class like that. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  23. Oh my gosh I miss the beach so much when I moved from Half moon Bay, Ca which was right on the beach to Dubuque, Ia I didn't kmow what i was going to do as I knew that my hubby worked in Ia but leaving the beach and the family were my top 2 priorites and i was leaving both, Well he said when I retire we will move out there and then you will be able to go to the beach and see your kids and grandkids. So not many years left and he is going to retire and then the big move back to the coast and family. I lived near the coast for 49 years and it is hard not hearing that crashing sound that the waves make and the splash that they send oh the air is so fresh there are so many reasons why i want to move back to Ca. Thank you Peggy Clayton ptclayton2 at aol.com

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  24. Even though I don't live near a beach, I love them!

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  25. I love the beach, in any kind of weather. Thanks for the chance to win.
    babemomara (at) att (dot) net

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  26. I LOVE THE BEACH!!!! So many happy memories too.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  27. I love the beach and wish I lived closer to one!
    lindaherold999(at)gmail.com

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  28. Although I have follow you via Amazon, Terrie, you are still a new-to-me author and I would love to start reading your books. I used to love being at the beach but as I get older I find I would rather do the small town visiting (quaint shops, cafes, local bookstores, teashops.) However, I don't mind brief visits to the beach as long as there are other things to see (lighthouses, small grills, gift shops!) I love local businesses and think I could make good use of that tote at some of these! Thank you for the opportunity to win one!
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  29. I love the beach. It is best at night walking along and enjoying the waves.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  30. Don’t like the beach ! But love to listen to the river flow !
    luv2read5 read5@verizon.net

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  31. Since we live inland, we LOVE getting to go to the beach. It means travel time - seeing new sights or traveling back to favorite places. We love to explore the shoreline to find little shells and items to add to our collection. Seeing lighthouses is an additional treat.

    Love Sassy from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries Series.

    Thank you for the chance!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  32. I absolutely LOVE the beach. Watching the kids play in the sand (and actually getting along, until one decides to bury the other LOL (that happened this summer it was quite funny) Finding "special" rocks to paint and save, floating out on the big raft.. aaahhh I want to go back now😁 Thanks for the chance.
    lilyanngill56(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  33. The beach is my favorite place. I love the ocean and would spend the entire summer at the beach if I could. I rarely get to the beach but when I do it is the place which is soothing, relaxing and a perfect vacation. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I love the beach. The beach is soothing, relaxing and special. The beach gives me hope, and makes my heart sing and my soul is repaired. I would love to visit the beach every single summer. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I love the beach. I wish I had a cottage right by the beach.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. I am probably the only person here that does not like the beach. I am not a fan of sand or sun. Really do not like water unless it is a babbling stream or creek in the woods. I am a mountain, forest, snow person. Yep just a bit weird, lol. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  37. I haven't been in a while but I love the beach! Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I absolutely LOVE the beach... all that sun, sand & water. It's a great place to read 🥰 Thank you for the opportunity to snag this beauty!
    Cheers-
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. The beach PURE HAPPINESS!!!! Rum and coke and a book,Heaven.

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  40. I love the beach. Just sitting & relaxing
    jwhaley4(at)aol(dot)com

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  41. Love to swim, so I love the beach! tWarner419@aol.com

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  42. I love the beach at the ocean. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  43. Grew up in Southern California...as a kid, my dad took us to the beach h whenever he was off work....my mom being from Ohio did not appreciate items much as I did. Dad stopped taking me on fishing trips when I entered conversations with a couple of young Marines from Camp Pendleton on the pier. Seriously, can I help it if I suddenly forgot how to bait my hook and reel min a catch? He told me I was musing the wrong kind of bait to reel in the wrong kind mom of fish! He also told those fellas I was mlm only 15 and they all skedaddled away! Sigh. Later we moved out by Palm Springs...after I was an adult,miss moved to San Diego. The beach h is where I go to renew and rest. I'm 72 now...and although I'm on the east coast, I still go to beaches whenever or wherever I can. My favorite spot right now is the gulf in Ft Merers. Fortunately, our oldest daughter, and granddaughter and their families live there....LaFonRC@aol.com

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  44. I like the beach. I find it very peaceful. But I am not fond of the sun. And, I don't like bringing all of that sand back home again. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  45. I love the beach.So relaxing and fun.

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  46. I love the beach.. There is something so relaxing and grounding about it.

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  47. I love the beach. There is something so relaxing and grounding about the beach and ocean.

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  48. Love the beach! Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  49. Jane D. Had trouble commenting so I am adding her to the entries.

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  50. Another entry: love the beach but prefer a beach that is empty of people where I can watch the sunset
    mad5(at)ymail(dot)com
    Yes, that is Ymail

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  51. I love the beaches along the gulf side of Florida, especially Marco Island. bskts4unme(at)hotmail(for)com

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  52. GIVEAWAY is closed. Thanks so much for participating. Please join us again on September 19th for a book giveaway.

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