Friday, April 24, 2020

A Moonshine Cocktail plus a #Bookgiveaway with #SWAG




Character:      Miranda Trent
Title:              Still Knife Painting (Book #1)
Series:           Paint & Shine Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon
Website:         www.cherylhollon.com



Hello. I'm Miranda Trent, owner of Paint & Shine, my brand new business specializing in cultural adventure tours set within the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky. My clients paint a picture and then sample a traditional southern meal paired with moonshine. I've been back in Kentucky for a few months now and the business is catching hold with the tourists.

One of the nice things about this business is that I'm experimenting with various moonshine cocktails. This is my favorite and I've named it Ale & Shine which I frequently pair with fried green tomatoes.

     Ale & Shine

     1 1/2 ounces of clear unflavored moonshine
     Ale-8-One Soda or Mountain Dew
     Squares of candied ginger
     Lemon twist
     Ice

     Fill an 8 oz. mason jar halfway up with ice
     Pour moonshine over the ice
     Top up with Ale-8-One Soda or Mountain Dew
     Garnish with the ginger and lemon twist.

I enjoy this kind of research. It helps me relax after a stressful day dealing with problem clients and construction issues. Especially when they connect so strongly with my family. I feel closer to my late Uncle Gene when I'm mixing up a moonshine cocktail. it gives me comfort.

What's your comfort beverage?


###

In honor of Spring Fling, there's a #GIVEAWAY plus #SWAG. You'll be entering for a chance at this package. It contains four paper coasters, a pad of sticky notes, a bookmark, and a signed advanced reader's edition of STILL KNIFE PAINTING (Paint & Shine Mystery Book #1). Good Luck!







Leave a comment and your email address in the form of  yourname (at) yourserver (dot) com to foil the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on the 25th for the chance to win everything picturedThis giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Just a reminder, comments received after midnight on the 24th will go into a moderator's queue. I'll approve them before I make a random selection. Winner will be notified within 48 hours.


Still Knife Painting will release on June 30, 2020. It is available for pre-order at AmazonNookKoboIndiebound, and also in your favorite independent book store. It is published by Kensington Books If budget is tight, please ask your library to order.



About  Still Knife Painting:

Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia--until she stumbles across the trail of a killer . . .

After inheriting her uncle's Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern Kentucky--smack dab in the middle of the Daniel Boone National Forest--Miranda comes up with a perfect business plan for summer tourists, pairing outdoor painting classes with sips of local moonshine, followed by a mouthwatering sampler of the best in southern cooking.

To Miranda's delight, Paint & Shine is a total success--until someone kills the cook. As the town's outsider, suspicion naturally falls on Miranda. Murdering the best biscuit baker of Red River Gorge is a high crime in these parts. Miranda will have to prove her innocence before she's moved from farmhouse to jail cell faster than she can say "white lighting" ...


Naturally, my Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries are still available with more to come!






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 at her WebsiteFacebookInstagram or Twitter

67 comments:

  1. Mine is hot chocolate with whipped cream or a glass of Moscato wine. Yours sounds delicious I do like mountain dew too. The book sounds really interesting and fun to read.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love a good cup of coffee with my white chocolate mocha creamer. Thank you for the chance to win.

    jdzchaotickittie (at) yahoo (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  3. My favorite beverage is hot chocolate. Thanks for the chance.
    Jess
    maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like a nice cup of tea but also enjoy a nice glass of wine.
    debby236@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. My comfort beverage is hot cocoa with a bit of whipped cream. Thank you for the opportunity!
    ryannaward71 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  6. My comfort beverage is a rose cider.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the chance to win ♥ Main3(at)att.(net)
    My favorite comfort drink is Hot Chocolate with whipped Creme!

    ReplyDelete
  8. A hot cup of black coffee. janestarcher(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love a cuppa tea- and frequently wine. thanks for the chance to win jcook22@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I absolutely love white chocolate peppermint tea. Thank you for the chance.
    lilyanngill56(at)Gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love a hot cup of black coffee with maybe a little creamer every now and then. I don't drink alcohol but I do use some wine in my cooking. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  12. My favorite beverage is tea. Thank you for the chance!
    Heidiark(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  13. A nice cup of lemon lavender tea is always great! kckendler at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. My comfort beverage is hot Earl Gray with Lavendar or shots of tequila.
    mjbookaddict(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Love the Glass Shop series so looking forward to this series. Thanks for the chance.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I drink a lot of iced tea. If celebrating, I like a Scotch Sour on the rocks.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  16. My favorite drink is crushed ice tea.
    Bieri.linda@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. This new series sounds very intriguing. Congratulations. My drink depends on time and day. If it's weekdays I love to savor a good cup of tea. Saturday's are for wine!! On a hot summer afternoon I prefer an iced cold glass bottle of beer. Thank you for this opportunity. lsum1258 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sweet tea is my favorite drink. Ellen_worgan at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Depending what kind of comfort I'm seeking, it's either hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows or a Jack and Ginger (Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale).
    kimheniadis at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hot tea is my comfort beverage.

    jtcgc at yahooo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Peppermint tea is my number one comfort beverage. Especially when I've had a tough day. Congratulations on the new series! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  22. My comfort beverage is iced tea with lemon. I've never had moonshine, I'm thinking it might be a bit strong for me. Your new series sounds like another great read. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  23. I like hot tea with milk & sugar.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'm reading an advanced copy of this right now thanks to Netgalley.
    It looks like a good one.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Probably not a moonshine cocktail, ha ha ha. Changes throughout the day, favorite morning is coffee, then iced tea or diet soda, then hot tea end of day. Thanks for the giveaway, looking forward to the new series.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  26. I like a cup of hot tea.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Diet Pepsi is my beverage of choice. I love the prizes, and thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love the new series. Thanks for the chance.
    lhallson(at)shaw(dot)ca

    ReplyDelete
  29. My comfort beverage is hot coco with whipped cream. farmermomwife at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Red wine bobbipad (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Bacardi Gold and Diet Coke tWarner419@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. My comfort beverage is a cup of hot coffee with a dash of creamer.
    I would love to read this book!
    Lisacobblestone(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  33. I love hot chocolate in the winter and a strawberry daquari slush in the summer.
    I'm excited for the new book, sounds very interesting.
    kozo8989(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love coffee and tea, just depends on my mood.

    Sexydva at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  35. My favorite comfort drinks are Diet Coke, flavored coffee or lemonade. legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. Favorite drinks? Switchel, with an occasional switch up in the afternoon. And hot chocolate everyday with breakfast. The book looks great. And congratulations on it's upcoming release. deepotter at centurylink dot net

    ReplyDelete
  37. My favorite drink is Diet Coke or Diet Dr Pepper. Thanks for the chance! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I have 2 favorite drinks. Ice tea and Hot Chocolate with mini marshmallows. Thanks for the chance.
    rjprazak6(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I love a cup of hot chocolate loaded down with mini marshmallows. I also love a glass of Asti Spumante. Thanks for this amazingly generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I love lemonade at all times and hot chocolate on cold or dreary days. Excited to read this new series! mcastor07(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  41. My favorite is iced tea with lemon or lime esp. in the summer. Susan susan4cats@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Looking forward to starting your new series! Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at)ymail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  43. This new series looks good, I like the cover, it is inviting. My comfort drink is hot tea, with lemon and honey. Thank you for the giveaway. queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Still Life Painting sounds awesome, I really enjoy your books. Loved the recipe - I'd try if I could get a hold of some moonshine!! My favorite beverage is hot creamer with creamer (no iced coffee for me). Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize package!

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail DOT com

    ReplyDelete
  45. A very cold glass of water or diete coke is my comfort drink. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love hot or iced tea year round. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  47. When the weather is cool, I like to make a pot of tea. I find it comforting. When it is hot outside, I prefer a cold Pepsi. I am looking forward to reading Still Knife Painting. Thank you for a chance to win. Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  48. First, congrats on the new series; it looks awesome. My favorite comfort drink is coffee. There is just something about that rich, warm taste that makes my day better. Thanks for the chance to win!! bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  49. A Donut Shop flavor coffee is always a good comfort drink for me. Tari H, barbie17 (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wine with dinner and a nice cup of tea before bed. Maybe with a cookie 👍🏻
    Butlerrich at Comcast dot net

    ReplyDelete
  51. My go to favorite drink is Diet Pepsi. I wake up to it and go to be right after it. During the day, I also enjoy a diet citrus green tea.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "STILL KNIFE PAINTING" which I know will be every bit as wonderful as the others in this series. Thank you for the wonderful chance to win a great giveaway package including a book on my got to read TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    ReplyDelete
  52. My favorite drink is Diet Coke. I didn't drink regular Coke but some how got hooked on Diet Coke.
    Theresa Norris
    weceno at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  53. I enjoy an iced Chai tea in the summer and in the winter I enjoy a hazelnut flavored coffee is my cup of choice. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  54. hi there . . . thanks for the opportunity, this looks like an interesting series to get into and I'm always happy to find new-to-me authors!!!

    my go-to comfort drink is a home made mocha latte: I steam about six ounces of heavy cream, add to it a couple of tablespoons of good dark chocolate and steam again to help with melting, then stir in a double shot of good strong espresso . . . no sugar . . . it is pure heaven in a mug!!! email is roxxisreading (at) gmail (dot) com . . . thanks again!!!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I can't wait until my library opens back up - Webb's Glass Shop series is first to read, and it sounds so good - bet this new series is too - thanks for the chance to own one - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I love a hot cup of coffee with milk. During the summer, a wine slushie in the evening is a nice way to end the day. cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love unsweetened iced tea and a nice cold water on a hot summer day :) sticklerba (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  58. I can't wait to start this series! My favorite comfort drink is coffee with peppermint mocha creamer. Thank you for the chance!
    kpowers784(at)Yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  59. My comfort beverage is a good glass of blue Hawaiian. I don’t have it often but love it when I do. Jennifersmith1125@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. My sister and I make a yummy concoction with Vodka, cranberry juice, ginger ale and orange liquor. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  61. Every morning my comfort beverage is a big mug of brewed organic coffee. In the fall I loved hot mulled cider and in the winter I love homemade bittersweet cocoa with lots of fresh whipped cream.

    I love your books as I love stained glass and so was drawn to your books plus the fact that my sister lives in St. Pete too. (16th Ave. N). Wishing all great things with this release. Looking forward to reading or listening to audio! Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love my ice tea. Thank you for the chance to win. Labyrd at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I like a good glass of wine. The book sounds good.
    sheilarbales(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  64. Hi Cheryl! New book looks awesome! My favorite is hot green tea with honey. Kkcochran (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    ReplyDelete
  65. I love ice cold water (nothing fancified) or a mug of cinnamon-laced coffee.
    What an amazing career path you have followed!
    sixbsloved(at)stny(dot)rr9dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com
    Gosh Moonshine cocktails I bet that has a kick...my favorite beverage is hot tea particularly English Breakfast right now...that's what I am drinking as I type this. Thank you for the chance.

    ReplyDelete