Friday, November 8, 2019

Honey of a Cozy Mystery - ARC giveaway!

 Hi, I'm Wren Johnson, owner of Let It Bee - a shop that sells all things honey from candy to skin care to candles. If bees are involved, the product is in my shop. Of course I make most of my products using ingredients from my own bees as well as my beekeeper friends.

My shop is located in the small town of Oceanview on the Oregon coast. I ended up here to be closer to my remaining family member, Aunt Eloise. Aunt Eloise has lived in Oceanview her entire life, while I'd moved around. My father was in the military. With Veteran's Day approaching, I'm excited to celebrate the sacrifices military personnel have made for our country. My author was a vet and she belongs to a group of vets who now write. You can support these great writers by purchasing one of their books and reviewing online. Here is the website: https://www.romvets.com/

I've even got a poppy flower for my pet, Everette's collar. He's a very talkative Havana Brown cat who loves to go on walks with me. So I got him a kitty leash. People love to see us walking down Main Street. Of all the places to walk, Everette prefers to walk along the beach.

Sadly we were at the beach when Everett discovered the prone body of Agnes Snow. Poor Agnes met an untimely death. The only clue was a label from one of my lip balms clutched in her right hand. There was nothing for us to do but call 9-1-1.

Officer Jim Hampton, a Paul Newman lookalike, decided that due to the label and the fact that I found the body, I must be suspect number one. But with no motive, he quickly moved on to my Aunt Eloise. Because everyone in town knows that Aunt Eloise and Agnes Snow had a life long rivalry when it came to anything, but especially crafts.

That leaves me and Everette to follow the clues to catch the real killer and clear our names.

Want to win an ARC of Death Bee Comes Her, a Barnes and Noble exclusive, out Dec 31st, 2019? We want to celebrate vets.  Leave a comment below and tell us who your favorite veteran is.



79 comments:

  1. My favorite veterans are my father and my husband and maybe my brother.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. My dad and grandpa, and the fellas at the nursing home I work at. There's even one gentleman there who spent time in the French Foreign Legion.
    Can't wait for this book to come out. My parents used to keep bees and my mom would love this.
    kozo8989 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  3. My favorite veteran was my Dad. He served during the Second World War.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  4. In my family it's kind of hard to have a favorite. My three brother are all Viet Nam vets (Army, Navy & Marines). My daughter is a Ft. Hood Graduate and did two tours in Afghanistan and her daughter, my granddaughter joined the Air Force Reserves. My father and Step-Father were veterans. One of the cousins was a first gen American whose father came in the late 1800's early 1900's from Jerusalem (A Spanish Jew "Ladino). He joined the army and ended up in the O.S.S... went on to serve in Military Intel also in Korea and Viet Nam... Joined as a volunteer and is buried as a Major. US Army, with Purple Heart and Bronze Star. His wife Golda is buried right next to him. 1st. Lt. Golda.... US Army. So it's really kind of hard to choose JUST ONE!

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    1. Wow, thanks for sharing that! Your family is amazing!

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  5. My Dad fought and was injured in the Korean War -- he's definitely my favorite veteran. Thanks for your link to the vets who write website! bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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    1. Thank you for sharing and Happy veterans day to him!

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  6. My brother fought in the first Iraqi war in tbe late 90s. He was 19. I was too young (and selfish) at the time to realize what a sacrifice it was. Thank God he made it home. And thank God I learned to appreciate what he did.

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  7. Thanks for the link to RomVets. My favorite vet is my hubby!
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My favorite veteran is my dad. I knew he served in the Army after WWII, but never realized until about ten years ago that he also served in Korea. After that, he volunteered to work with the Corps of Engineers, Civilian Division in Vietnam, and then in Saudi Arabia (peace-time, before flare ups over there).
    Here's to my dad, Charles Elliott!

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    1. Happy veterans day to Charles! Thank him for his service!

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  9. My favorite veteran was my father who served in World War II. He always told the most amazing stories and was and still is my favorite hero.

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  10. My fav vet was gramdpa on my mom's side. He was a part of the US Mercenary team in WW1. Originally from Germany and then sent to Russia where his dad and 2 brothers died in a Russian prison camp. He successfully immigrated to America and to Michigan. He loved all his grandchildren immensely and was taken too early with stomach cancer.

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  11. My favorite veteran was my 5th great grandfather, William Mitchell, who fought in the Revolutionary War at the age of 16. At the time he was considered an adult but when I look at my 17 year old grandson I cannot imagine him going to war. Blessings to all the veterans who served our country, especially those who gave their lives.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that wonderful story! Yes 16 is so young.

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  12. My favorite Veteran was my Dad. He was stationed in Alaska during WWII and helped build the Alaskan Highway. He was also stationed in the Phillipines. He was very proud to have served in the Army. We are so lucky to have the men and women that serve in our Armed Forces and protect our Country.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. My favorite veteran is one of my old students who has become a family friend. You are one of my favorite authors so I know this series is good.

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  14. My favorite veteran is all of them. They all risk/gave their lives so we can continue to live in a free country. And also that others can live free in their countries.

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  15. My favorite veteran was my valiant Marine father, but I honor all of them.

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  16. My favorite vets(besides myself LOL) are my husband, my father & my brother along with tons of other colleagues and friends.
    May those that have served before, during, and future be honored on Veterans' Day.

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    1. Happy veterans day to you all! Thank you for your service.

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    2. Kathleen - you are the winner- please email me at nancyjparra at yahoo dot com.

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  17. My favorite vet is my grandfather, a 93 year old World War 2 veteran. I have a lot of other wonderful veterans in the family, as well.

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  18. I’m very proud of my cousin, my uncle and my grandpa.

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  19. I have many veterans in my family, including my dad. I’m so proud of all of them! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  20. My favorite is my father who served in the Pacific in WWII.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  21. Both of my grandfathers served in World War II. They have both passed now but I would have to say that they are my favorite veterans. acate9(at)utk(dot)edu

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  22. It would h as very to be my dad, Korean Conflict vet, & my brother, Vince - Air Force vet!....Not to forget brother-in-law C.J., Army vet!

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  23. Wow...typos in full force!
    "It would have to be..."
    (Swear that wasn't what I typed!πŸ€—)

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  24. Taylor R. WilliamsNovember 8, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    My Uncle, who is also my godfather. He is such an admirable man.

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  25. My Father is my favorite Veteran is my dad. He served during vietnam.

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  26. My Dad.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  27. My favorite vet is my husband. My dad, grandfather and uncle are awesome too.
    im2early4u(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. I have two - my husband (peacetime) and my daddy (WWII). jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot)com

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  29. Those men in my family who served! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  30. A bit prejudiced, but my husband, the best man I know.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  31. My favorite vet is my dad. He served in the Navy during the Pacific portion of WWII. Thanks for the chance. ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  32. Has to be my father.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  33. My father is now longer with us, but he is my favorite veteran. I enjoyed hearing about his naval adventures. Thank you for a chance to win this book. Doodlesink@hotmail.com

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  34. My favorite veteran was my father. He served in WWII (an 18 yr old at the Battle of the Bulge), the Philippines, and Korea. Both my brothers and my husband also served and I honor them as well.

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  35. My brother-in-law’s dad is my favorite veteran. He served in the Gulf war. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. Without a doubt, 100%, my Dad! I am a very proud old Army brat and extremely proud of my Dad who served 29 years in the U.S. Army proudly serving his country during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. His values for God, country and family were an inspiration to all he came in contact with. He loved his time in the military and I was extremely proud of his service.

    After retiring, he drove a school bus for 15 years. To give you an indication to this man's love for his fellowman (big or little), you just had to see one of his "little recruits" rush up to him in the mall or on the street excited to tell their parents that Mr. Charlie was their bus driver.

    God bless all the people that are serving their country now and a special blessing to those that have served in the past!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  37. My father, Lester Esterbrook, who served in the Army during WWII, is and will always be my favorite veteran. Although he was the youngest son in his family, he could have stayed with his mother due to a hardship claim. His father had died when he was a young boy so my father helped his mother take care of the farm. Based on this factor he could have been exempt but he felt it was his duty. I am thankful for all veterans who give to our country to ensure our freedoms. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. My step-father! He was in intelligence during the Vietnam War. He doesn't talk much about it, but has mentioned that if the tunnels that they were operating from had been discovered, they would have been blown with all the soldiers in them so none of the information that had could be discovered. Just thinking about that, terrifies me.
    kimheniadis (@) gmail (dot) com

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  39. In our family we had every male member serve in the military except my Dad. He had planned on being in the service along with his brothers but was stricken with spinal meningitis in the early 1940’s. The prognosis was not good for this illness at that time and he was seriously ill for a very long time. He had to learn how to walk again and lost his hearing in one ear as a result of this terrible illness. He was extremely disappointed that he couldn’t join the military ranks but found a way to still serve his country. This was in the form of building new roads and bridges for the military near and for military bases and other secure and restricted areas prior to WW2. Dad was very disappointed that his illness prevented him enlisting but he did work for the government on these important projects which gave him much satisfaction and pride how he was able to help his country in his own way due to unfortunate and circumstances that could were out of his control. We were so proud of his “service”.

    Best of everything with your upcoming release.

    Cynthia Blain
    Cynthia Bayer Blain on Facebook

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  40. My father was my favorite veteran. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. My favorite veteran is my husband.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  42. My favorite vet is my grandfather who fought in WWII with the Navy. He's no longer with us, but he is memorialized at the D-Day Museum in Bedford, VA.

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  43. My father was world war 2 veteran, my father in law was a prisoner of war. My husband served in Viet Nam, he is the most awesome person ever. He went through horrible experiences during the war. Despite it all he is the most kind caring person. Always helping someone.

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  44. My favorite veteran is my dad. Thank you to all vets past and present for serving. Thx for the chance!!

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  45. My grandfather is my favorite vet, thanks to all the vets for their service! tWarner419@aol.com

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  46. There was a sweet and wonderful veteran who lived in my neighborhood, but sadly, he passed away several years ago. On Veteran’s Day, my daughters used to make him cards and little gifts and bring them to him. One time, he sat us down and showed us pictures, and told us stories about when he was in the service. I still think about him every Veteran’s Day. He was truly and very special person.
    meeshpsych@aol.com

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  47. My favorite Veteran would be my husband, Jerry followed by our son in law, Jake, who is currently in the Air Force. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  48. My favorite veterans are my dad and my grandpop

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  49. My favorite veteran is my dad. Thank you for your service
    jwhaley4(at)aol(dot)com

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  50. My favorite veteran is my husband. He was drafted in the sixties and proudly served instead of dodging the draft. He was a Military Policeman. As of February 19, 2019 we've been married 53 years. He served 13 months in South Korea during the Twilight War which didn't get much media coverage because the war in Viet Nam was raging at the time.

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  51. My favorite veterans are my Grandfather from WWI AND a very close marine who perished in the Vietnam confluct.
    God bless them, they remain FOREVER in my heart and mind.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  52. My husband’s father & his 2 grandfathers are my favorite veterans!

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  53. My husband was in the Coast Guard during Katrina. My grandpa and several uncles fought in WW2, some didn't return. My cousins were in the navy and army. Lots of vets in my family.
    Kkcochran (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  54. My favorite veteran is my father, Gene F. Anderson. He served in the Navy. I enjoyed hearing about his adventures. Doodlesink (at) hotmail (dot) com Thank you!

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