Saturday, December 19, 2015

#ChristmasTreats Giveaway Hop


What are our favorite Christmas Treats? Books, of course! Stop by each blog for a chance to win fabulous books & gifties for the Holidays!

Hi.  Thanks for stopping by Read Your Writes Book Reviews.  Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year.  It gets cold and chilly.  People seem to be nicer.  You can drink hot chocolate and eat TONS of cookies, without anyone saying anything about doing so.

If you were to ask me what’s on my Christmas Wish List books would definitely be listed. I’m not sure what I’m going to be reading the last two weeks of the year, but I know I want something that’s going to give me a cozy feeling.  So, for this blog hop, I’m giving away a box of cozy mysteries.

Here are the paperback copies up for grabs.  This giveaway is open to US residents only. Sorry, postage is like the Grinch, without being nice in the end.


The Marsh Madness by Victoria Abbott
The national bestselling author of The Wolfe Widow presents another spine-tingling mystery featuring rare book collector Jordan Bingham and some Ngaio Marsh first editions worth killing for…

Jordan works hard to improve Vera Van Alst’s collection of classic detective stories. So when Chadwick Kauffman—heir to the Kauffman fortune—offers a very good price on a fine collection of Ngaio Marsh first editions owned by his recently deceased stepfather, she is thrilled to meet with him at his fabled summer estate, Summerlea.

The next day, Jordan and Vera are shocked to read that Chadwick has died in a fall from the grand staircase at Summerlea. But when the picture in the paper is of a different man, it becomes clear that the ladies are victims of a scam. And they’ll have to unmask the imposter fast, because someone is trying to frame them for murder…


Murder at Whitehall by Amanda Carmack
The acclaimed author of Murder in the Queen’s Garden returns to Tudor England with amateur sleuth Kate Haywood embroiled in court intrigue and a devastating scandal.
1559. The Twelve Days of Christmas at Whitehall Palace will be celebrated as a grand affair. But there are those who wish to usher in the New Year by ending Queen Elizabeth’s reign.... 
Despite evenings of banquets and dancing, the European delegates attending Her Majesty’s holiday festivities are less interested in peace on earth than they are in fostering mistrust. Kate, the queen’s personal musician, hopes she can keep the royal guests entertained.
But then Queen Elizabeth receives a most unwanted gift—an anonymous letter that threatens to reveal untoward advances from her beloved Queen Catherine’s last husband, Thomas Seymour. Tasked with finding the extortionist, Kate has barely begun investigating when one of Spain’s visiting lords is found murdered. With two mysteries to unravel and an unsettling number of suspects to consider, Kate finds herself caught between an unscrupulous blackmailer and a cold-blooded killer....


The Chocolate Clown Corpse by JoAnna Carl
Revenge is sweet for a killer on the loose—and it all started with the murder of Warner Pier’s most hated clown....

Everyone who knew the bozo wanted him dead. Odd, then, that a complete stranger was accused of bursting Moe Davidson’s balloons. But it’s been a month since the miserable shop owner of Clowning Around was killed, and everybody’s moving on, including Lee Woodyard. Her chocolate shop, TenHuis Chocolade, is next door to Moe’s shuttered tourist trap, and it’s giving her delicious ideas to expand. But over whose dead body?

Moe’s widow, Emma, and her two stepchildren list the property for sale, but when Lee tours the building, she finds Emma unconscious. Now Lee wonders whether Moe’s real killer is still at large and is taking care of unfinished business. Unfortunately, since the town is celebrating Clown Week, there are so many potential suspects in grease paint and floppy shoes it’s not even funny.

For Lee, protecting Emma, freeing an innocent man, and rolling out hundreds of her clown-themed chocolates is a pretty tall order. But so is staying alive long enough to find out which one of her neighbors is a killer in disguise.


Florist Grump by Kate Collins
From the New York Times bestselling author of A Root Awakening, feisty florist Abby Knight is back with another knotty murder to solve in the next Flower Shop Mystery...

Life in Bloom

Stopping to smell the roses should be a must for flower shop owner Abby Knight, but stress has turned her into a major grump. While their house is under construction, Abby and her new husband, Marco, are living with her parents, who are driving her nuts. Not to mention that everyone has babies on the brain, with her cousin Jillian’s bundle of joy popping up in every conversation, and Marco’s mother dropping hints that she expects a new sprout from Abby and her son—as soon as possible!

But things get even thornier after a flashy former banker pushes up daisies. With a beloved window washer the prime suspect in the murder, other New Chapel shop owners rally around Abby and Marco to prove his innocence. With Abby’s energy wilting, she has to be on high alert—or she and Marco may not live to see their new home…


Knot Guilty by Betty Hechtman
Molly Pink and her pals, the Tarzana Hookers, are ready to bring the craft of crochet to the masses. But when one of their members finds herself the prime suspect in a murder, the Hookers are going to have to switch their focus to fighting her bad rap…

Molly and her friends can’t wait to get more people hooked on crochet at the annual SoCal Knit Style Show, where Shedd & Royal has been granted a vendor booth. In the past, the show has always been about knitting, and this is the first year there’ll be crochet classes and a crochet competition.

The show’s organizer is K. D. Kirby, publisher of several knitting magazines and owner of a yarn store that caters to an elite Beverly Hills crowd. Everyone is shocked when K.D. doesn’t show up for the opening reception, but that’s nothing compared to how they feel when she’s finally found—dead in her hotel suite.

Suspicion immediately falls on Adele, one of the Tarzana Hookers, who locked horns with K.D., and whose handmade crochet hook is found at the murder scene. Certain that Adele’s been framed, Molly starts her own investigation, hoping to get their pal off the hook and find a killer before another guest checks out…

DELICIOUS RECIPES & CROCHET PATTERNS INCLUDED!


The Stitching Hour by Amanda Lee
In the latest mystery from the bestselling author of Wicked Stitch, the future of Marcy Singer’s embroidery shop is dangling by a thread…

Marcy’s shop, the Seven-Year Stitch, is one year old this October so it’s time to party in little Tallulah Falls, Oregon. Aside from the Halloween decorations and festive stitching kits and patterns, Marcy’s got all sorts of celebratory swag, including Seven-Year Stitch key rings and goodie bags.

Unfortunately, her new neighbors might spoil the revelry. An eccentric couple has opened a haunted house next door, and all that screaming will certainly scare off customers. But there’s even more to be frightened of after a local waitress is found dead on the sidewalk with mysterious markings on her neck—and one of Marcy’s key rings beneath her. With no time to hem and haw, Marcy must act fast if she hopes to restore the peace to Tallulah Falls…


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55 comments:

  1. I'll be staying home with family for Christmas! Happy holidays!!

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    1. Sounds good and relaxing. Thanks for dropping by Linda. Merry Christmas.

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  2. We will have all three of our children home for Christmas for the first time in four years! I am so excited to see my daughter and grandchildren who live so far away. Love this giveaway, would be a dream gift, thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Awesome Donna. I'm glad you would be happy to win this.. One of the things I love about Christmas is having the large extended family together. And if your grandchildren are small there's nothing better than watching them open presents on Christmas morning. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  3. I host our family and in-laws Christmas Eve.

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    1. Julia,

      I hope you enjoy yourself and have a good time. Hopefully, you aren't going to be stressing out, trying to get everything done. Have a good Christmas.

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  4. Spending Christmas at my son's house.

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    1. I hope you have a nice time and enjoy yourself, Rita.

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  5. Taking my dad over to my sister's house for Christmas dinner.

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  6. I'm going to my Mom's for Christmas dinner, and I can not wait!

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    1. Hi. I'm glad you sound so excited!!! Enjoy Christmas dinner.

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  7. I am spending it with my family visiting my daughter and grandson.

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    1. I hope you truly enjoy spending time with your daughter and grandson.

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  8. I am spending it with my family visiting my daughter and grandson.

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  9. I'll be hosting Christmas Dinner and spending time with family.

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    1. I hope you have everything you need already and have a fantastic Christmas dinner.

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  10. Just some quality time with family and relatives. The clan on my father's side is very big, so there will be lots of food.

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    1. Well, I hope you and your family have a wonderful time together. Maybe try not to eat too much.

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  11. at my moms with my 12 surviving siblings and our families

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    1. Wow Diana. You have a huge family. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

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  12. Just relaxing. No work. I had a very busy Thanksgiving, so I want to relax around the house, with hubby and the cats.

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    1. I hope you have a relaxing day, Misty.

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  13. I'm spending Christmas Eve with my Mom and Christmas day with my Dad.

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    1. Hi Shannon,

      I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and extended family. Merry Christmas.

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  14. I'll be reading, watching movies and calling relatives :)

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    1. Sounds perfect to me, Jan. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck.

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  15. We are going to watch movies and play games with friends and family on Christmas Eve. We'll probably do more of the same on Christmas day.

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    1. Totally works for me Melinda. Merry Christmas.

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  16. We're all getting together at my brother's place, and I'm so ready to see everyone together again. :) Hope your day is great!

    Carolyn

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    1. That's great Carolyn. Enjoy the day with your family! I'm hoping I have everything together, so I'm not going to sleep at 2 am only to wake up at 6 am.

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  17. I just want to read and relax this holiday season.

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  18. My plans this year is to spend the day at home with my man and kid. I've been sick lately and in the hospital, but I'm getting better so this year will be a quite one.
    Thanks for the chance
    MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS
    Barbara_stoker@comcast.net

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    1. Sorry to hear that Barbara. I'm glad you're getting better.

      Good luck in the giveaways. Merry Christmas!!!

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  19. A simple plan of relaxation, baking, and some easy reads.

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    1. Sounds perfect to me Sue. Merry Christmas.

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  20. I'll be at home with my hubby and our children (human and those with fur and feathers). We'll eat a lot and relax a lot.

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    1. You have feather babies!!! That's cool. I hope you and your family have a really nice day. I'm sure one of my fur babies will be running around the house looking for paper to play with. Merry Christmas.

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  21. I have to work on Christmas Day but plan to call relatives out of state to wish them a Merry Christmas.

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    1. Sorry you aren't going to be able to spend the day with family and friends. I hope work won't be too hectic. Merry Christmas.

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  22. We spend a day with my husband's family and then a day with my parents. In between, it is anything we feel like doing. I love our low-key holidays.

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    1. Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy all the visits and the downtime in between.

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  23. Starting a new tradition in the morning when we all head over to my mom's house for Christmas Brunch with family, friends, & loved ones. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!:)
    akdalton@ymail.com

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  24. We are having a nice relaxing day at home with a great dinner!

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  25. Celebrating with family later today.

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    1. Have fun and enjoy your family. Merry Christmas.

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  26. My son, DIL and I went to lunch at Sizzler with my sister on Christmas. It was really nice.

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  27. We got a chance to share food with family and friends...now off to a good book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I hope you guys had a really good time.

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  28. We did our usual: family, fun, & food!

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    1. Awesome. I hope you enjoyed every minute of it.

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