Saturday, April 2, 2016

#AtoZ - B is for Beach #Mystery Read

Welcome to the 7th annual A to Z Blog Challenge in April!  
Come back daily for more exciting posts and even some giveaways!
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Today I welcome Terrie Farley Moran, author of  the fun, summery beach read series, Well Read, Then Dead, Caught Read-Handed, and coming in July (pre-order now!) Read to Death. 

Naturally, she's writing about....


B is for Beach

By Terrie Farley Moran
April is here. That means beach weather is coming.


Of course in Fort Myers Beach Florida, location of the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Book Corner cozy mystery novels, beach weather is always at the ready.

Café owners Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield spend most of their time serving up book themed meals, organizing book club meetings, and solving the occasional murder.

Luckily the café is only a few steps away from the Gulf of Mexico so Bridgy and Sassy can recover from the stresses of the day with some nice quiet time on the beach.
Bridgy loves to collect sea shells and is always careful to only pick up the unoccupied ones. (It’s the law!)



 Sassy often spends her meditation time focusing on the horizon of the Gulf of Mexico. Sometimes the two of them just walk along the shoreline and marvel at their good fortune in living in a beach community.



And you? What do you love to do at the beach?



*** Oh, and I am sure you’ll need a beach bag to carry along your favorite book, water bottles and sunscreen, so I am offering the opportunity to win this snazzy beach bag (and some nifty book postcards, too!) Just comment below for a chance to win.


36 comments:

  1. Love this series - can't wait to read this book by the water!!

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  2. Love this series - can't wait to read this book by the water!!

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  3. Rockaway here I come.can't wait to read this book by the water!!

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  4. I love this series, I preorder each new installment ! That tote is pretty cute :) kathambre@yahoo.com

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  5. Great series and characters! Wouldn't mind winning the tote bag to carry my books in when I go to the beach!

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  6. Jessy Shields-DulaneyApril 2, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    I absolutely love this series tho it was a new author and read for me Terrie has been added to my favorite and keep watch out for list of authors. Her characters are wonderful and her writing makes you feel as if you are right there in her books. Having these for myself would be a joy. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!!!! 💜

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  7. I love this series...it's one of my favorites! Although I don't live near a beach, I love going to the beach. My favorite thing is watching the waves come in and go out...I love the sound! I can't wait for Sassy and Bridgy's next adventure. Christi King - cking78503@aol.com

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  8. Couldn't agree more--what go better than a beach and a bag of books?

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  9. I love finding new authors and the Read Em and Eat series sounds great. My favorite beaches are all of the Gulf Coast. I'm from North Alabama so I love Gulf Shores but my kids prefer Destin or Panama City Beach. myraball@gmx.com

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  10. I love finding new authors and the Read Em and Eat series sounds great. My favorite beaches are all of the Gulf Coast. I'm from North Alabama so I love Gulf Shores but my kids prefer Destin or Panama City Beach. myraball@gmx.com

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  11. I love to read at the beach. It is such a peaceful place. It's not beach weather here in Chicago yet, but I'm glad we are so close to Lake Michigan.

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  12. I enjoy this series very much. I can't wait for READ TO DEATH.

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  13. I am so ready for a change in the weather, so yes I am ready for beach books to read. This series is a very enjoyable read. Since I live in Washington state, we have had some good days of weather so far (70-85%).

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  14. I love to walk in the surf.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  15. I am so happy to see so many readers popping in for a visit. Good luck to everyone. Terrie

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  16. Sitting on the beach with a book and a drink is heaven. If I get to warm, a quick swim. Repeat. Cheers@MarjimManor.com

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  18. I love to read at the beach. Fave way to relax! Zeta@iwon.com

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  19. Gotta love the beach! I'm in San Diego, and actually prefer to hit the beach in the winter months when it's nice and cold -- so the beach is deserted. I'm originally from the east coast, so I'm used to the cold weather (and prefer it), which is why I'm so backward at the beach, and never go there to tan. ;)

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  20. I'm not a beach person because I burn so easily, but if I go, I sit under an umbrella and read. :)

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  21. Time out on a beach is a great way to relax. It seems we all get so caught up in our daily lives. I know I'm going to need a relaxing break after this month! (but I love this month and challenge so very much!)

    Mary
    Twitter: @KnottyMarie
    Literary Gold
    Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  22. Chris will announce all winners on April 30th so there is still plenty of time to enter.

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  23. Hi, Terrie,

    Congrats on this fun series! And I wouldn't mind a day at the beach today either.

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  24. Hi, Terrie,

    Congrats on this fun series! And I wouldn't mind a day at the beach today either.

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  25. I love to just sit and watch the waves roll in & out. It's relaxing.

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  26. I love to just sit and watch the waves roll in & out. It's relaxing.

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  27. So nice to see everyone stopping by for a beach visit! And the giveaways roll on...

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  28. I would love to be heading out to the beach, after grabbing a snack at the cafe of course. Bonus, if I was in Florida I could sit and read with my sister! Love the series and great giveaway. Thanks.

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  29. Love your books! So glad you are coming out with large print!!!!!!

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  30. Oh I loved both books, "Well Read, Then Dead" and "Caught Read-Handed" so much I gave them to my daughter to read. She loves them too. Oh and she says I am totally Sassy LOL. Breathlessly waiting for July for "Read to Death" Thank you so much for sharing your talent and characters with us.

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  31. Your books were highly recommended to me!

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  32. What lovely comments! Thanks so much everyone.

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  33. Would be so proud to carry my kindle in this..when I take my grinds to the beach,park...thanks for the chance..

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  34. Would love to be considered!!! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  35. As the mysteries buyer for my library I love recommending this series!

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  36. Hi All, Christine V. Has picked the winner of the read tote and it is: TA DA, Christi King. Congratulations. Christine gave me your info and I will be going to the Post Office on Monday. Hugs, Terrie

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