Thursday, October 24, 2019

Discovering a new neighborhood and a #Bookgiveaway!

Characters:     Savannah Webb
Title:              Down in Flames
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon
Website:         www.cherylhollon.com


Hi there. I'm Savannah, owner of both Webb's Glass Shop and Webb's Studio in St. Petersburg, Florida. My assistant manager and best friend, Amanda Blake has recently inherited her late mother's house in an area of town called the Old Northeast. It's an old neighborhood that is enjoying an influx of new shops and a bit of the downtown buzz. This is a snapshot of Round Lake in the Uptown area. Amanda has a view of the lake from her house.





That means my dog Rooney and I can take an evening walk and then stop by Amanda's front porch for some water a bit of a chat before we head home.

The best thing is that there is a wonderful new coffee shop.






Even better is a new brewery pub called Bier Boutique. It has a great menu of scratch made food, a celebration of craft beer, and take-out six packs to takeaway. One of the appetizers is beer candied bacon and another is chicken cracklins. It's high on my list of places to visit.






This is a picture of the amazing house that Amanda has inherited. Isn't it wonderful! It is full of craftsman character and includes a two unit apartment building in the back. That's common here in St. Pete and will give Amanda a new source of income to help pay for some desperately needed upcoming repairs. 







This looks like a wonderful neighborhood for Amanda to settle into since everyone knew her mother so well. Wouldn't you like to take a walk around Round Lake?



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There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of yourname(AT)server(DOT)com to foil the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on October 26 for the chance to win a signed copy of Down in Flames. This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner will be notified within 48 hours.







Down in Flames released on June 25, 2019 and is available at AmazonNookKobo, and in your favorite independent bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books If your budget is tight, please ask your library to order it.


About Down in Flames:

A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb's glass shop proves to be no accident. . .

A highlight of Savannah's new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students' safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop.

The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the Queen's Head Pub, owned by Savannah's boyfriend Edward. It quickly becomes clear that this was no random act of vehicular manslaughter. Now the glass shop owner is all fired up to get a bead on the driver--before someone else meets a dead end . . . 



About the author:

Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left an engineering career designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. 

Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines writing with a passion for creating glass art. Cheryl and her husband, George, live in downtown St. Petersburg visiting museums, walking the parks, and sampling the adult beverages.


Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebookInstagram or Twitter

40 comments:

  1. I was just in Savannah. I loved it. I love glass shops.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh my goodness, handsome and I were just there as well! We love the Railway Museum and the fabulous seafood! Good Luck!

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  2. What a wonderful beginning to the story! I can hardly wait to read this one. It is on order at our library and already a huge list of holds waiting! I already knew you'd be a great writer; you have such a fine first name! :)
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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    1. That is so funny, I wasn't keen about my first name until my mother said that she almost named me Eugenie instead. Not quite as nice. Good Luck!

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  3. Amanda's Old Northeast neighborhood looks like fun, and I love her house -- thanks for the great photos! I'm looking forward to reading Down in Flames ~ bobandcelia(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. I knew a little about Round Lake, but it was great to explore it. Good Luck!

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  4. I've heard so much about Savannah and the Spirits that roam about. As far as glass shops, it is on my bucket list to visit the glass shop in Cleveland, OH near the West Side Market and create my own private item. Thanks for your wonderful books. Keep them coming. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm plotting Book #7 right now. Good Luck!

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  5. I'd love to visit Savannah's glass shop. The home she inherited from her in Old Northwest looks like a neat older home. I've always thought it would be great to take an other home with great bones and bring it back to its glory.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Down in Flames" and read more about Savannah, her latest adventures, her shop, and the wonderful town. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. I loved exploring this new to me area of St. Petersburg. More adventure to come! Good Luck!

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  6. Love this series. And I have done a ghost tour or two in Savannah. Thanks.
    idlivru1(at) gmail(dot)com

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    1. Handsome and I have done those Savannah ghost tours. This time we visited a distillery and I came back with two bottles of whiskey! Good Luck!

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  7. Looks like a beautiful neighborhood. I love visiting places that have unique shops and restaurants.
    ddiannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I haven't been in any of the shops yet. I see a Saturday spent on Round Lake in my future. Good Luck!

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  8. Sounds like a great place to visit.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I plan to get to know it better. I start writing this book in about a week. Good Luck!

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  9. The house looks lovely and the neighborhood very special. I love charming areas with great shops and older houses. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The house is typical of the area, but has some great features for a mystery. Good Luck!

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  10. Love the pictures which really connect us to the characters and where they live. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. I have to do that for myself in order to get grounded. Lots of fun. Good Luck!

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  11. Interesting neighborhood. Will be interested to see how Savannah settles in - or if there is trouble!

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    1. Well, of course there's going to be trouble! It's Savannah and her posse! Good Luck!

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  12. Such a delightful area which would be wonderful to explore. The houses, shops and businesses are very appealing. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. It's quite a small lake, so having two buildings with retail shops is a treat. Good Luck!

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  13. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. So delighted you feel that way -- it keeps my fingers flying across the keyboard. Good Luck!

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  14. This looks like a really cute series! I love cozies & am always looking for a new series to start!
    celtick72(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Definitely right smack dab in the middle of cozy mysteries here! Good Luck!

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  15. I'd like to visit St Pete & see Round Lake.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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    1. If you visit, you have to walk the waterfront first. Just saying. Good Luck!

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  16. Hm, I wonder about moving back where everyone knew her mother so well That sounds ominous!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  17. I love this series! This book sounds really good. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Looks like a fun place to visit. This book sounds really good, too.
    kozo8989 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  19. Sounds like my kind of read! tWarner419@aol.com

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  20. Just finished Shattered At Sea.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  21. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. Sounds awesome! I would love to read it! Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  23. Looks like a lovely neighborhood. One I'd love to visit. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  24. It sounds like a nice place to visit. I like small towns with cute little stores. Very homey.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love the look of this and the plot sounds great.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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