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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Snarkology Halloween Hop #giveaway


This time of year is especially fun. Now I'm not crazy about scary stuff. I really do not like scary books or movies. And forget roller coasters. Even Ferris wheels give me the willies. But I love the cold nights and warm days, the brilliance of maple and poplar leaves, the smell of woodburning fireplaces. Baseball World Series is only a favorite event if the Detroit Tigers are playing. Second best is the St. Louis Cardinals (Mom was from St. Louis and her mom took me to my first baseball game at Busch Stadium). Football isn't my thing, but I will sort of watch Michigan State play. If my family reads this, they will disown me since they're avid U of M fans.

But the most fun of this time of year is watching the kids come trick-or-treating. The costumes are so much fun. At our old house, a neighbor dressed their dachshund in a hot dog costume. The noise of kids and ringing doorbells would drive our dogs nuts so Hubs and I would sit in lawn chairs at the edge of our open garage door to hand out candy.

What's your favorite thing about this time of year?

I'm giving away an ecopy of my newest release, a PI mystery titled THE CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER (An Alex O'Hara Novel) that will be released on Thursday, October 30th. As you can tell from the cover, the story  takes place in the fall. This is the first of a new series featuring a private investigator in a fictitious small resort town on Lake Michigan. Alex O'Hara gets into scrapes as well as danger as she hunts for a missing relative. 

Here's the blurb:

Alex O’Hara finally gets a case that will give her bottom line a much needed boost. She might even be able to change her diet from ramen noodles to prime rib. All she has to do is track down a man who’s been missing for over ten years. Piece of cake . . . until an old flame arrives and a mugger roughs her up with orders to back off. 

Buy links:
Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/489085
Amazon:  http://amzn.com/B00P1GPR0Q

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/book/case-bygone-brother-alex-ohara/id935501248?mt=11

Be sure to leave your email address along with your comment to be eligible to win the free ecopy of THE CASE OF THE BYGONE BROTHER.

 Every blog hop has grand prizes. This one is no different. Enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win.

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  1. Fall is definitely my favorite season! Love the colors!

  2. Thanks for the chance to win..Fall... I love it.. bon fires, hoodies, hot chocolate and wonderful smells joelybogan@aol.com THANK YOU

    1. How could I forget about hot chocolate?

      Thanks, Joely, for leaving your email addy.

  3. Diane,
    My favorite thing about Fall is the hot weather cooling off. I love the changing leaves and the holidays too. Thank you for being a part of the Halloween hop! :-)

  4. I love the fall colors and the cooler temps. Enjoy seeing all the great decorations people put out.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  5. I love the cooler weather, I am not a summer heat lover. I also like the changing colors of the leaves.

  6. Would love to win a copy! cricketlady29@hotmail.com

  7. Fall is my favorite season too! Love the colors, cooler temps, nights spent around a bonfire telling stories.

  8. the leaves changing colors

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. I've always preferred Fall/Winter. Mostly because my birthday is late November. ;)

  10. I'm an Autumn baby too, and I love the leaves changing colour and I also love it when it snows!


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