Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Mystery Bookshop Mystery #Giveaway


Hello, Samantha Washington here from the Mystery Bookshop Mystery Series by V. M. Burns. This global pandemic has caused a lot of challenges. Even in North Harbor, Michigan we’ve faced disruption and have had to make a number of adjustments to ensure our community stays safe. Yet, despite all of the challenges, my bookstore, Market Street Mysteries, has weathered the storm. Bookstores weren’t deemed “essential” so most of the Big Box bookstores were closed. However, I’m happy to say that cozy mystery readers disagree and have continued to buy and read books to help them through these unprecedented times. While I’ve had to close the store, I am thrilled that I’ve still been able to continue to keep readers entertained while they shelter in place, thanks to my nephews, Christopher and Zaq.

Christopher and Zaq are twenty-years old and students at Jesus and Mary University (JAMU) in nearby River Bend, Indiana and they often help me out in the bookstore on weekends and during their breaks. Zaq is the more technologically savvy of the twins. With all of the classes at JAMU canceled, the twins have been at loose ends. So, I hired Zaq to make some much needed enhancements to my website. He’s managed to keep his mind sharp and earn extra money, and I’m pleased to say that my website now rival’s that of some of the biggest online booksellers in the world. Zaq’s twin brother, Christopher, hasn’t been idle either. He’s used his marketing genius to promote not only the store, but my assistant Dawson Alexander’s baked goods. Local patrons love the BUY 2 BOOKS, GET A COOKIE promo he instituted. He’s even been able to enlist the aid of Dawson and some of his friends from Michigan Southwest University’s football team, the MISU Tigers, to help deliver food for my boyfriend, Frank Patterson’s restaurant. The fact that I live upstairs from the bookstore has been a blessing or I would never have been able to keep my business going without violating the ever-important Shelter in Place requirement.

So, I am excited to offer a copy of BOOKMARKED for MURDER, the latest book in the Mystery Bookshop Mystery Series by V. M. Burns in the MAY SPRING FLING GIVEAWAY. Please leave a comment below with your email address to enter. US and CANADA ONLY. Winner will be selected by Saturday May 8th.

V. M. Burns is the author of the Mystery Bookshop Mystery Series, the Dog Club Mystery Series, and the RJ Franklin Mystery Series.

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76 comments:

  1. This looks so good. Thanks for the chance.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Love the cover.
    Kitten143 (at) Verizon (dot) net

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like the cover. Those are my dogs (by the way). Good luck!

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  3. LOVED this book! Whoever is fortunate enough to win a copy is in for a great read. I've shared so others can have the opportunity to hear about and possibly win this wonderful book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the kind words and the share.

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  4. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. What a lovely and special book. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I have just started to read this series & am in love. Thanks for this opportunity.
    ma(underscore)ward(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm glad you are enjoying the series. Good luck!

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  7. I love a promotion called "buy two books, get a free cookie." That would make buying books ever more fum than it already is. Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Who doesn't like a free cookie? :-) Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  8. This sounds like a great book and a cover with dogs or cats on it, always is one I pick to read. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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    1. Thank you! I love books with dogs and/or cats too. Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  9. I've read all the books in this series.. BUT! I'd love to own this one and continue the series by actually buying instead of borrowing your books from the library.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. So glad to hear that your library carries the books. If you subscribe to my newsletter on my website (vmburns.com), I do monthly giveaways so that should increase your chances of winning. Good luck in the spring fling giveaway.

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  10. Glad to hear that you and your business is doing fine! Would love to be able to read this one! tWarner419@aol.com

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    1. Thank you! I wish you luck in the spring fling giveaway!

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  11. Love bookshop mysteries. Sounds like a book I would love to read. Thanks for the chance.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. This sounds so good I would love to read and review! Thank you for posting and also for the chance. Stay Safe! Peggy Clayton ptclayton2@ aol.com

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    1. Thank you so much. If you subscribe to my newsletter on my website (vmburns.com), I also have monthly giveaways. Good luck in the Spring Fling Giveaway and thanks for commenting.

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  13. What a cute cover. Thank you for the giveaway.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Glad you like the cover. Those are my dogs on the covers, so I'm really fond of them too. Thanks for commenting and good luck in the giveaway.

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  14. I love the way Samantha has adapted so that her store can continue to thrive.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  15. How wonderful cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  16. Buy books and get a cookie? Brilliant idea!
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. I agree! I think I need a cookie, too (I certainly buy enough books). :-) Thanks for commenting and good luck in the giveaway.

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  17. Nice artical
    Jrshooligans@gmail.com

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  18. I'm always drawn to cozies with a book theme... and the pups are adorbs!!!
    kimheniadis at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you! Those are my dogs on the cover, so I'm really partial to the covers too. Glad you like it. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  19. I murder bookmarks regularly 😳
    Roswita.hildebrandt at gmail.com

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  20. Looking forward to the day the bookstores and library reopen.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  21. Sharon GuagliardoMay 6, 2020 at 9:51 PM

    I'm glad that you have such wonderful help for your bookshop. That's really great. catwoman-1 at comcast dot net

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  22. Love the cover! Thank you for the chance!
    Jess
    maceoindo at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you. I love the covers too (probably because they use my dogs as models). Good luck!

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  23. I'm really enjoying your books! This looks like another great one and the cover is wonderful, love dogs. Thanks for the chance to win this one. Stay safe!

    marthalawson8 (at) gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying this series. Thanks for commenting and Good luck!

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  24. I love mysteries & am so glad to see you hanging in there. susan4cats at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy my books. I appreciate the support. Best of luck in the drawing.

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  25. I would LOVE to win, read and review this!! I love your books and this one looks just as amazing as all the others! bentleyboy22(at)comcast(dot)net

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    1. Thank you so much. I appreciate the support. Good luck!

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  26. Sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words and for commenting. Good luck in the drawing.

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  27. Adorable cover. Thank you for a chance to win Bookmarked for Murder. I hope you are doing well and staying safe. Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Glad you like the cover (those are my dogs by the way). I appreciate the comments and best of luck in the giveaway.

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  28. Sounds like a great read. Thank for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you so much. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  29. Can't believe I've missed this series. Now have it on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this one.

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  30. Brittani SticklerMay 7, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    I just ordered book one of this series from my local bookstore because it takes place in Michigan near where I currently live and I LOVE IT when I can easily relate to the area and surroundings a story takes place. I'm super excited to read this series :) sticklerba (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Awesome! I hope you enjoy the series. Good luck!

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  31. My fingers are crossed I might be chosen since I love V.M. Burns books. Thank you for the chance.
    robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. The book sounds great and I love the poodles on the cover. Thank you for this chance to win. 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Love this series. Thanks for writing it and the chance at this giveaway. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  34. thank you for the giveaway. what a fun cover queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Glad you like it. Those are my dogs, so I'm partial to it. Good luck

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  35. I Would love to read your book! Thanks for the chance! almaj80(at)suddenlink(dot)net

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  36. Hopefully I am not too late. Love this series. Thank you for the giveaway. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. Taylor R WilliamsMay 8, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    I sure would love to win - this series has been on my TBR list for a while because my library doesn't have them - trwilliams69(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Sorry to hear your library doesn't have the series. If you request it, maybe they will consider adding it. Good luck!

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  38. I'd love to win this book. I like V M Burns has her sweet fur babies on the cover! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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