Monday, October 21, 2019

Cast Iron Alibi Pre-Order Party! #giveaway

By: Jaymie Leighton MΓΌller
From: Cast Iron Alibi
Series: Vintage Kitchen Mysteries
Publication Date: November 5th, 2019
Publisher: Beyond the Page
Author: Victoria Hamilton
Author Website: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries dot com

Remember summer? Remember the warmth, the sun, the carefree lazy days at the beach, the time to read and daydream and watch the clouds drift by and... nope. Me neither. Didn't work out that way. Summer is supposed to be that pause from a hectic life, a time to step away from busyness and just relax, but that never seems to happen.

This summer held its usual hustle and bustle: family visiting, work, doctors appointments for Jocie - we have to travel every summer to see one specialist for a check-in on her achondroplasia dwarfism, to make sure she is hitting her growth and development markers - and everything else that seems to take so much more time than normal life.

So now it's fall and everything is back to normal but... what a summer it was! I had the brilliant idea of spending a week with the group of friends I went to college with (really university, as it was in Canada!) and shared a house with; we were supposed to camp in Canada, but the reunion ended up taking place at my family cottage on Heartbreak Island. It wasn't at all what I expected... did I imagine all the things we had in common? How did we drift so far apart? I was thankful for my Queensville friends Val, Heidi and Bernie, and my best friends from college, Melody and Rachel. To put it bluntly, things went infamously sideways, and trouble erupted, with me, as usual, smack dab in the middle of it. It was terrifying, to be in the middle and not know who - or what! - to believe.

So... question: is summer a time of relaxation for you, or is it actually more hectic than the structured back-to-work/school autumn? Asking for a friend... LOL!


Cast Iron Alibi Pre-Order Party Giveaway!

Get it NOW! Cast Iron Alibi is coming out November 5th, but you can get it for just $3.99 (more in Canada, but still at a lower pre-order price!) if you order it NOW!

Here's all about it:

In the new Vintage Kitchen Mystery from the author of Breaking the Mould, when an over-amorous handyman is found murdered, Jaymie will have to use every tool at her disposal to nab the culprit . . .

“I have loved this series from the first book . . . it’s like returning to a favorite nook for a cup of tea. It will delight, entice, and drive a reader to want to solve the murder.” —Goodreads on No Grater Danger

Looking forward to her girls-only college reunion vacation, Jaymie’s on cloud nine at the idea of lazy trips to the beach, dinner cruises on the nearby river, and snug sleeping in the vintage trailer she’s renovated. But no sooner does the group reconnect than her hopes turn to tension as petty squabbles and old acrimonies surface, along with tagalong friends, unexpected guests, and stalkerish ex-husbands. And when a local toolbelt Romeo with an eye for one of the women is found murdered, his home ablaze, the simmering hostility in the group suddenly shifts to secrecy.

Local law enforcement is zeroing in on the victim’s best friend and girlfriend as the most likely suspects, but Jaymie’s inquisitive instincts are telling her one of her former classmates may have been involved in the foul deed. Forced to navigate her fraught relationship with a local police detective and determined to uncover the myriad secrets her college friends are hiding, Jaymie knows she’ll have to dig deep to figure out whose alibi is cast iron, and whose is flimsy as tin . . .
Includes vintage recipes!

Buy it early, and get it a dollar off!

Paperback available November 5th! 


Comment here and I will choose ONE reader to win a $15.00 Amazon or Barnes & Noble (winners choice) gift card!

1 - Comment only ONCE please!
2 - Comment before Midnight, October 22nd.
3 - PLEASE leave me an email address and a first name so I can notify you if you're the winner.

If you enter after Midnight, October 21st, your comment will go into a moderators queue and I will approve it BEFORE choosing the winner!

Thank you all for pre-ordering Cast Iron Alibi, and for entering!

Victoria Hamilton


  1. I need to catch up on this series.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

  2. I need to make I have all that cam out before this one. Thanks for the chance. Lois Rotella

  3. Old friends, good times, good grief! Sounds like fun?!

  4. (email for Karlene)

  5. I love my cast iron skillet so I should probably read this. Thanks for the contest! Carol ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. When my children were young summers always seemed hectic. By the time school was fixing to commence, we were all ready. Now though, the children are grown and out on their own, I miss the busyness. I love having the reading time but I do miss the family time we enjoyed. I’m looking forward to Cast Iron Alibi. I love the cover! The camper brings back many memories.

  7. I love the title. My husband bought a cast iron skillet that is so big that I can't lift it. We have summer all year long here in Southwestern Florida and we love it. Thank you so much for this chance. Paula

  8. Cast Iron Alibi sounds intriguing. I love summer and I try to slow down, enjoy the long days and take walks and read in the backyard. It is my favorite season. I still am on duty in the summer but feel better with the sunshine and warmth. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Summer to me isn't any less or more hectic than the other seasons. It's just a lot hotter.
    Jana - turtle6422 at gmail dot com

  10. Summer is more hectic than the other seasons. Always something going on on the weekends. sclickner at juno dot com

  11. Can't wait to read this!! mcastor07(at)gmail(dot)com.

  12. look forward to reading this one. jcook22(at)

  13. I have one book in the series.


  14. Wonderful review! Thank you, this sounds very good
    Penney penneyw(AT)

  15. Great post and I agree with summer love. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Love this series! Can’t wait to read this

  17. I find the variety of stories in your books fascinating. Modern, historical, etc.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  18. I'm so excited to see the new book coming out. I can't wait to catch up and see what the whole group is been up to it is always like a little vacation reading these books.

    Lori kruft

  19. Sounds like a great addition to the series. Looking forward to reading.

  20. I'm really looking forward to this- I love this series. It's even pre-ordered.

  21. This looks great! Kara

  22. Great series. I love the title, I use my mom's and my grandma's cast iron skillets a lot- they're wonderful.

  23. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading Cast Iron Alibi. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

  24. I'm behind on reading this series, but I love it!
    Kim kvmatlock (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Looks good would like to read it.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  26. Love this series. Already pre-ordered. Summer is only more hectic for me because I cannot stand the heat. So everything has to be done while the temps are better. Not a lot of time. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

  27. Sounds like another great book! Every season ends up being hectic somehow. Not sure why that is since we are retired so no kids in school, or home for the summer, or going off to college, or anything. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. It seems like it's always hectic. This book sounds amazing. I'm looking forward to getting it.

  29. Love that old fashioned camper! Sounds like a great read.

  30. Summer tends to be hectic due to the different vacation plans of family members.
    Love the book cover.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  31. Looking forward to this next installment! Summer is hard for me personally because my 2 special needs boys are out of the needed routine and therapy school provides. That being said, December, October and May are usually my busiest months

  32. This book sounds awesome! Definitely on my tbr list. Thanks for bringing to my attention! bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  33. Can't wait to read this! Katherinestamps (at) msn dot com

  34. Looking forward to this!

  35. We have a 1950 kitchen, so I love vintage kitchen items and settings.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

  36. Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance!! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. Great series & I'm looking forward to this one (love the covers)!
    Kelly Braun

  38. Summer is usually relaxing for me. The kids are out of school and its usually so hot, nobody wants to do much. Fall is hectic because of my kids being back in school. This book sounds great. Thank you for the chance!
    Candace knight

  39. Summer is relaxing for me. Definitely a season for reading! Marla: mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

  40. I am new to this series. Looks wonderful.

    Mary Preston

  41. Sounds like a great series.

    Rita Wray

  42. Ha! Asking for a friend,! Summer is actually more hectic than the structured back-to-work/school autumn for me, I have 14 grandkids, one or more of them always wanting Nani's time during the summers and more than just a day or two and several of them play baseball so summer is busy, busy, busy!

  43. Leslie:
    This sounds like a fun book. I like mysteries, and I love my cast iron antiques. Thank you for doing the giveaway.

  44. Thank you all so much for commenting and entering... I have chosen and emailed the winner! Watch for my November 5th release of Cast Iron Alibi and MORE giveaways!! Be sure to follow me on Facebook or sign up on my website for the newsletter to be told in advance about releases and giveaways!