Monday, May 4, 2020

A Day in Fredericksburg


A Day in Fredericksburg

by Yolanda Bella of Bella’s Baskets
from REVENGE IS SWEET, #1 in the Vintage Sweets series by Kaye George














Scene 1

Setting: A street in Fredericksburg TX, background of flowers and blooming trees

Yolanda enters stage left, holding a decorated basket filled with lilies and a pair of Crocs

                                    (Yolanda meanders to mid-stage, swinging the basket)

Tally enters stage right, sees Yolanda

TALLY

You look happy today. I love the basket. Who is it for?

YOLANDA

I’m taking it to the new shoe store on Main Street.
            Yolanda sneezes

TALLY (looking at the backdrop)

Are you allergic to those trees? Those flowers? I know you have bad allergies.


YOLANDA (sneezing some more and wiping her nose with a tissue)

Not really. I’m allergic to the lilies in this basket. (holding basket aloft) Raul made it up and used them because we have so many. We got a deal on them from Fiona’s Flowers and have to use them before they wilt.

TALLY

At least lilies last a long time.

YOLANDA (still sneezing so hard she can barely speak)

Unfortunately.

TALLY (reaching for basket)

Here, let me take it. I’ll drop it off for you. You need to get away from it. Go home and take some allergy meds, Yo. Springtime is not your friend, is it?

YOLANDA

It is not. But you are. Thanks, Tally. You’re the best.

Scene 2

Setting: Later in the day on the same street.

YOLANDA (speaking to the audience)

Our author is the best, too. She wants to give you the chronicle of our first adventure.


Leave a comment with your email (disguised as MyEmail at server dot com if you wish) and I’ll pick a winner on May 7th, Thursday, to receive a free copy of REVENGE IS SWEET!



37 comments:

  1. Awesome, May 7th is my brother's birthday! Love this book cover! Thanks for this chance! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. This is a new to me series but I love the cover with the cat in the window. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  3. I loved how you did the post. I hope to read this series.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  4. I have this book in my TBR pile but would love to start it sooner.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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  5. Thank you for the fabulous opportunity to win a copy of "REVENGE IS SWEET". This book in on my TBR list. I can't wait until I have the chance to read more about Yolanda Bella and Bella’s Baskets in this first book in the Vintage Sweets Mysteries series. If fortunate enough to be selected, I would gladly review on several venues like Amazon, B & N, and Goodreads and then share that review on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  6. Thank you for the chance! The story sounds good.
    Jess
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  7. I'm so looking forward to reading this new series. I feel bad for the character with the allergies! Thanks for the opportunity.
    ryannaward71 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. A new series which I look forward to enjoying greatly. Thanks for this delightful post and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. This sounds like the start of a wonderful series. Thanks for the giveaway. Everybody take care! ckmbeg (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Lovely scene! Congratulations on the new series and thank you for the giveaway! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Thank you for this delightful feature and new series giveaway. Sounds wonderful. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Congrats on your new series and love the scene described! Thank you so much for the print giveaway. peggy clayton ptclayton2 at aol.com

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  13. Congrats on the new series. Loved the scene. I can sympathize with Yolanda. My allergies are very adaptable. Hot, cold, rain, dry, sunny, cloudy, windy, whatever the weather I either can't breath, have a runny nose, dry eyes, tearing eyes. Oh well, spring is still beautiful.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I enjoyed the scene & am looking forward to reading Revenge is Sweet!
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win a new book
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  16. On my TBR list. Looking forward to reading the book.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. Love the chance to read the first in a series. Thanks!
    phyllis(at)evanspr(dot)net

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  19. Sounds good, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

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  20. Spring allergies. Not fun!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  21. I loved Fredericksburg when I was there years ago. Congratulations on the new series. I feel Yolanda on the allergies. This is the season.

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  22. Lived in Austin briefly...and loved my trip to Fredericksburg .....now that I’m older I’m having problems with allergies... looking forward to reading this book.

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  23. Crud...I did it again! Forgot email address. LaFonRC(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. This sounds great! Legallyblonde1961@yahoo.com

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  25. Love the cover and the book sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail DOT com

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  26. Thanks for the chance!

    jadra52 at aol dot com

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  27. Jennhorecka at gmail dot com

    I miss Fredericksburg so much! We honeymooned there and are aching to return to the shops and the Trois Estate!

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  28. Sounds interesting; I'd like to read it! Thanks for the chance to win! jeaniedannheim (at)ymail (dot)com

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  29. thank you for the giveaway, I visited Fredericksburg a few years ago, I remember an awesome micro brewery/ restaurant and the most awesome lighting studio ever, though I do not remember the name. The cover of this book is so pretty, I sure hope I win. queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  30. I have never been to Fredericksburg but this book sounds amazing. Thank you for the chance to win!! bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. What a fun post!! I love the cover too!! Sounds like a great read too!! Thank for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  32. Can't wait to read this new series by a favorite author! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Thank you for the scene.

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  34. Brittani SticklerMay 5, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    That cover is so cute, and I enjoyed that scene :)
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  35. Sharon GuagliardoMay 5, 2020 at 12:34 PM

    You are a new author to me. I would love to read your book. Thank you. catwoman-1 at comcast dot net

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  36. ohh but those flowers are lovely. i have a neighbor in the back who has a tree like this in her yard that have white blossoms. what a sweet cover. you are a new to me author, (ok a lot of cozy authors are new to me right now) but I would love to read one of your books.
    quilting lady 2 at comcast dot net

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  37. Sorry I'm a little late showing up here. I'm so happy to see you all interested in my new project! I'm also THRILLED to announce that Doward Wilson is the winner of REVENGE IS SWEET! Please email me the mailing address and I'll be getting it out very soon.

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