Thursday, September 19, 2019

Giveaway! GLITTER BOMB


By Carmela Bertrand from the Scrapbooking Mystery Series by Laura Childs with Terrie Farley Moran  

I am so excited to be visiting Killer Characters. My name is Carmela Bertrand and I own the Memory Mine Scrapbooking shop on Governor Nicholls Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans. 

You may have followed my adventures along with my BFF Ava Gruiex. Believe me when I tell you that we make the most of living in the Big Easy, so when Jazz Fest rolled around we were right out front on Royal Street following the parade of giant Beastmaster puppets marching around the French Quarter. Suddenly we heard a loud crash. Oh my, it came from our dear friend Devon Dowling’s antique shop. We rushed over and found Devon’s body lying on the floor. So there you have the beginning of MUMBO GUMBO MURDER due to be released on October 2, 2019 and you know I can’t even hint as to how it will all end. Suffice it to say that Ava and I are not about to let Devon’s killer go free.



While you are waiting for MUMBO GUMBO MURDER, anyone who isn’t caught up on our most recent adventure,  the one that began with an exploding Mardi Gras float, well this is your lucky day.



We are giving away a copy of GLITTER BOMB to TWO lucky commenters below. Just say a word about Mardi Gras. Anything at all. 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 Saturday, September  21st.

76 comments:

  1. I would love to win this book! I am a fan of this author!
    I have never been to New Orleans! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  2. I did a turn paper on history of Mardi Grad in college. Fascinating history!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  3. I love New Orleans, only been once but I hope to go back! Never been to Mardi Gras.

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I have never been to Mardi Gras, but it sounds like a wild time. Thanks for the chance! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  5. I'd love to go to Mardi Gras one day.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. Although I've never been to Mardi Gras, we use to live in southwestern Arkansas just a stones throw from Louisana and have had or been to lots of Mardi Gras parties. Lots of fun and tons of delicious food.

    "MUMBO GUMBO MURDER" sounds wonderful. Love the cover!

    Thank you for the great opportunity to win a copy of "GLITTER BOMB"! Shared and hoping.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  7. Mardi Gras is the ultimate city-wide party!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  8. I would love to experience Mardi Gras. Memorable. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I have never been to N.O. but I look forward to a visit during Mardi Gras. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. One word to describe Mardi Gras is festive. Having never been to New Orleans or Mardi Gras, I am basing this on the pictures I've seen and videos. I love the parades and the floats as well as the revelers who participate. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway. My fingers are crossed my name is pulled. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. These books are intriguing and have made me want to visit New Orleans and experience Mardi Gras! tisdeh(at)optonline(dot)net

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  12. Beads!
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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  13. I’ve never been to Mardi Gras but I did experience Fasching in Germany! And haven’t read this one yet. :) roseisonthego at gmail dot com

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  14. I would love to go to Mardi Gras some day and love all of its colors. I have had some King Cake, but no baby! bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal (dot) net.

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  15. We went to the Mardi Gras a few years ago. .We went down Bourbon street before the Mardi Gras started . Glad we went then. It was crowded then. We saw a lot of parades. Thank you for a chance to win Glitter Bomb.

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  16. donnaing1(at)gmail(dot)com
    Looking forward to visiting New Orleans.

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  17. Thank you for showing me another cozy author..vadershepard@embarqmail.com

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  18. One day I will get to Mardi Gras hopefully lol. Would love to be one of the lucky winners debbiec1313(at)yahoo(dot)cpm

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  19. I love the stories about the "Big Easy" and wish I could live there. I'd love to be a lucky winner and enjoy a trip to New Orleans even if only in my mind.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  20. Would love to win Just started this series and love it. I am Tammie Gunter if i win. tybenwesmom@yahoo.com

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  21. I've always wanted to go to New Orleans! tWarner419@aol.com

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  22. Mardi Gras is definitely festive. I would like to experience it at least once. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  23. I've been to NOLA but never at Mardi Gras. I did however use Mardi Gras as my theme for a banquet I chaired. Even got info/help from the Picayune after I contacted them.It was a purple, green and gold gala to remember!
    laurie.anismom2@gmail.com

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  24. I love catching beads during Mardi Gras. Thanks for the chance.
    cochrandcr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I love the Scrap booking and Tea Shop mysteries. The sense of place is so well-developed in these cozies that you feel like you are there in the middle of all the sights and sounds. I have never been to Mardi Gras, but would love to experience it in the future.
    sa7mrt(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. I would love to visit during Mardi Gras. I love this series, so thanks for the chance to win. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. Love New Orleans, such a really fun town. Love the great food. The atmosphere every day is electric

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  28. Love this author & series
    I have never been to New Orleans or Mardi Gras tho maybe one day ...
    jwhaley4(at)aol(dot)com

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  29. Mardi Gras is the day before Lent. I not been to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, however, I was there on Halloween and we were told there were three times as many people would be there over Mardi Gras. I cannot imagine that because you could hardly walk on the street.

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  30. I'd love to visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras some day.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  31. I’ve enjoyed other books in this series. suefoster109 at gmail dot com.

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  32. What I love best about Mardi Gras is the food, gumbo, poor boys, so much fun and food and wine.

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  33. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I have never been to Mardi Gras but it is on my bucket list.
    robsnest60@yahoo.com

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  34. Love New Orleans, but haven't been there for Mardi Gras - yet. Cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  35. On my bucket list to attend a Madris Gras in New Orleans.
    scb3236@gmail.com

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  36. Let the good times roll!
    - mollie:
    iemercedez@aol.com

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  37. I love this series - but haven't read either of the two latest yet so would love to win. I have never been to Mardi Gras, but I don't like big crowds, so I don't think it's for me. Would love to visit New Orleans at a non-busy time. Thanks for two chances chance to win trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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  38. The only Mardi Gras that I’ve ever been to was at a Mexican restaurant. Isn’t that wild?! All those colorful fake beads. Having said that, I would love to read this book. Thank you.

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  39. I haven't read the series although it sounds delightful Would love to visit New Orleans. Thanks for the giveaway. Nancy ringo_94@hotmail.com

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  40. Never been to Mardi Gras but when I worked in St. Louis they had a pretty good Mardi Gras Festival. — Toni Walker tonispywriter@gmail.com

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  41. Would love to kick up my heels at Mardi Gras!
    Chloenkyle(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  42. We have a Mardi Gras in Galveston which I have been to. I'm sure it is not as great as the one in New Orleans, but it is a lot closer. Saamm7(at)msn(dot).com

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  43. I have never been a part or seen a Mardi Gras. But would so love to. It is on our list to do soon. Thanks for this wonderful give a way. quiltinglady2(at)Comcast(dot)net

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  44. I’ve always wanted to visit New Orleans or Savannah for Mardis Gras! Sounds like a great time!
    scudder_squad (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  45. Hope to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  46. Would love to go to see the floats and meet some Krewes.

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  47. I love New Orleans. It's one of my favorite cities. Katherinestamps at msn dot com

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  48. I love Laura Child's series in New Orleans. cathyleeclark at yahoo dot com

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  49. Only Mardi gras party I went to was at church we had a band for Mass and party after.I want to go to New Orleans reading Laura's series makes it on my bucket list.

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  50. I would love to attend a Mardi Gras celebration! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book, it's on my wish list!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  51. I have not been to Mardi Gras, but I have been to New Orleans. The cover of this book is very pretty. I woild love to win this book. queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  52. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans someday and going to Mardi Gras would be so exciting. Love your book covers!
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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  53. I have never gotten to go to an actual Mardi Gras. I would like to make it to New Orleans someday.

    donna (DOT) durnell (AT) sbcglobal (DOT) net

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  54. Someday I will finally get to visit New Orleans. Not sure I want to be there during Mardi Gras and the crowds. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  55. I was lucky enough to see Mardi Gras parades in 1962 and 1963 very fancy and lots of fun. The crowds were big then, can't imagine what they are like now.

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  56. I love your series. Can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance.
    Dmallardducky@aol.com

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  57. I absolutely love this series. Can’t wait to read this one. Love this cover. Thanks for the chance.

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  58. Mardi Gras is a wonderfully fun time. I cannot attend anymore due to medical conditions, but I am happy for the ones who can!! Bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  59. I love visiting New Orleans but have never been for Mardi Gras. I really have not been interested in going then..too peopley..lol. I have not read any of Laura's scrapbooking series. Love her tea shop mysteries. Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  60. I have always wanted to be a part of Mardi Gras. Maybe my time is coming.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  61. Would love to read. Never been to New Orleans Mardi Fra sounds fun. Thanks. Usersns8800@aol.com

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  62. Mardi Gras is not really my thing (crowds), but I love reading about it! thephillipshouse@hotmail.com

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  63. Marilyn Watson couldn't get her comment to post, so I am adding her here.

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  64. I have never been, but would love to experience it someday 😍
    lilyann56(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  65. Would love to see NOLA again, I haven't been since I was 12 and went for the World's Fair. I would love to read about NOLA in the meantime! amylow1107(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. I've never been but would love to. JL_Minter(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
    mdfitz85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  68. Mardi Gras is the ultimate party! kb2744(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. Giveaway is closed. Thanks to all who participated. Winners have been notified.

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  70. Winners are "petite" and "Debbie Carnes". Thanks again to everyone for entering!

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  71. Mardi Gras has to be the best celebration of all time

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