Sunday, November 3, 2019

Rushing About, plus #GIVEAWAY!

By Freddy O'Neill, from Maddie Day's Country Store Mysteries.

Hi, everybody! I'm Fredericka O'Neill, but everybody calls me Freddy. Please excuse me if I'm out of breath. I always seem to overbook myself and then I'm rushing around everywhere trying not to be late.

I don't know how the menfolk in my family - from my husband to my son Abe to his son Sean - can stay as calm as they do. I mean, take Abe, for example. He works full time as an electrical lineman. He plays banjo in a bluegrass group. He spends a lot of time with teenage Sean. And he's with his girlfriend, Robbie Jordan, as much as he can. We're delighted about that, of course. We adore Robbie, and love that she's both a chef and a carpenter. Abe just takes it all in stride.

We sure had some December fireworks when Abe and Robbie came over for dinner last year along with my husband's acquaintance, Jed, and his wife. I noticed some unpleasant undercurrents between those two, and I know Robbie did, as well. And then when our Christmas present to Sean arrived - a chocolate lab puppy named Cocoa - with his foster mom, well, I thought she and Jed were going to get into it, big time.

I'll let you read all about it in "Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse," the novella my author wrote. She's going to send a copy of Christmas Cocoa Murder to one US commenter. The bonus is the winner gets two other novellas along with hers!

Readers: Besides Robbie and Abe, who is your favorite cozy mystery couple?

Maddie Day creates the Country Store Mysteries and the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries. As Edith Maxwell, this Macavity- and Agatha-nominated author writes the Quaker Midwife Mysteries, the Local Foods Mysteries, and award-winning short crime fiction.

Maxwell lives north of Boston with her beau and two cats, and blogs here and with the other Wicked Authors. You can find her on Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and at her web site, edithmaxwell.com.

27 comments:

  1. Mrs Polifax and her Judge. Does she count?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Love the Quaker Midwife Mysteries cozy series so I'd have to say Rose Carroll and David Dodge. You have to love a strong independent woman and a man that loves her for it. Can't wait to see their relationship develop in future books.

    Also love the Fixer-Upper Mystery series and the couple of Shannon Hammer and MacKintyre “Mac” Sullivan.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse" as well as the other novellas in "Christmas Cocoa Murder". Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. The Halloween candy is gone. It’s time to catch the turkey and put up the tree. Thanks for this opportunity. My B&N bill is out of control.

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  4. Gethsemane Brown and Eamon McCarthy in Alexia Gordon's Gethsemane Brown series -- well, they are as much of a couple as a living violinist and a ghost composer and pianist can be -- bobandcelia (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

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  5. The Halloween candy is gone. It’s time to catch the turkey and put up the tree. Thanks for this opportunity. My B&N bill is out of control.

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  6. I like Dorothy and Summer from the Ladies Smythe and Westin series. mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  7. Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Whimsey.
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  8. Zac and Zoe from Kathi Daley's books.
    farrell@crosslake.net

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  9. Reagan Summerside and Walker Boone from The Consignment Shop Mysteries by Duffy Brown.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Erica and Freddie in Auralee Wallace's series.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot) com

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  11. I don’t really have a favorite cozy couple. Maybe Jenna and Rhett from Daryl Wood Gerber’s Cookbook Nook series?
    legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  12. Maybe Zoe and Pete from Annette Dashofy's novels. JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  13. Kathleen and Marcus from Sofie Kelly's Magical Cats series.
    kozo8989@hotmail.com

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  14. Zac and Zoe from kathi Daley Thanks for the chance

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  15. I love Molly and Sam from Jody Holford's Britton Bay Mystery series.
    kvmatlock (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You are the lucky winner, Kim! Please check your email, and congratulations.

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  16. Clare and Mike from Cleo Coyle's A Coffeehouse Mystery series. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Zac and Zoe from Kathi Daley. :)

    shelbyforbes(at)nventure(dot)com

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  18. I love Kate and Michael from Tracy Weber's Downward Dog series. Although I also love Jenn McKinlay's library series. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  19. Nick and Nora Charles by Richard and Frances Lockridge.
    rebarger((at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  20. I actually don't have one favorite couple. I usually like the couple I am reading at the time! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  21. Kim (Kvmatlock) is our randomly chosen winner. Congratulations, Kim! Please check your email. Thanks everybody - wish I had a copy for each of you.

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  22. I have no favorite couple! tWarner419@aol.com

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  23. Nick and Nora Charles. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Goldie and Tom..or Stephanie and Ranger....lol

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