Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Leave me Alone; I'm Reading!


Sometimes it's hard to carve out time and space for reading. When I used to work outside the home - I have been a retail clerk and factory worker, among other things - it was always hard to convince people, without being rude, that yes, I really was happy on my own, and no, I didn't want company. Well meaning as they were, they didn't know that introverted li'l ole me really did want to bury her nose in a book and read.

This morning I thought, you know what would have helped? Book covers that got the message across without saying anything at all.

Here, for your use, are Book Covers For Readers!!



Sunday, August 5, 2018

So, I've Been Busy...

I haven't updated this blog since... whoa, November 2017???

I've been just a little busy with a brand new project, a historical mystery series, which starts with A Gentlewoman's Guide to Murder.

Here is just a little taste...


I'll try to update more often...

LOL!!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Happy Holidays & Season's Readings!

Season's Readings from Killer Characters!


As you know, every 21st of the month I blog at Killer Characters, a fine group of my cozy mystery pals. This year, Season's Readings, our month of giveaways, runs from November 20th to December 19th, a chance to win wonderful prizes every single day! All you need to do is comment on each day's blog to enter. Winners will be announced on the page.

But I also have a couple of other fun giveaways planned as a guest blogger.

November 26th: I'll be appearing at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen with a fun and fabulous recipe and giveaway.

December 4th is my day at Karen Owen's Beyond the Bookmarks Facebook page and I'll also be hosting a giveaway that day to celebrate the season!

And don't forget... November 21st is my day on Killer Characters for Season's Readings!

So... Happy Holidays, all! Have a merry and safe holiday season.
(PS... I'll be updating these links with my own on the actual day!!)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Muffin to Fear Release Day!!


Muffin to Fear is available!!

I just LOVE release day... it never fails to excite me, seeing how my latest 'baby' will be received by readers!

And speaking of readers... I've been saving this story to share with you all until now!

I love reader mail; it is always a pleasure to hear from readers, and makes the whole experience so much more special. One day a month or so ago I received this lovely letter from a reader who is also a member of one of the noblest professions... she's a teacher! I'd like to share the letter with you, as well as her photo!

This is Jennifer Wright Owen, and here is what she had to say:




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Dear Victoria,

Your Merry Muffin Mysteries are such a delight. I love the characters, especially Merry. Like Merry, Shiloh would call me 'plush size'. I really have gotten more than wonderful reading out of your books. When you list a clothing brand that Merry dons, I immediately put my book down and Google the name. Thanks to you, I now own several items from Kiyonna, including a plum color maxi-dress I wore to officiate a wedding of two dear friends.

Thank you for your terrific characters and story lines. Thank you for feeding my mystery habit (started by my granddaughter when she bought me a Nancy Drew book, when I was eight years old).

Can't wait for the next Merry Muffin Mystery (aleady pre-ordered from Amazon).

Kind regards,
Jennifer Owen
(I've attached a picture of me in my Kiyonna dress)

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No, thank YOU Jennifer, and all the readers who make what I do such an honor and privilege. And thank you to all of you readers who have reached out over the years to tell me what the books mean to you.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Muffin to Fear - #5 of the Merry Muffin Mysteries!


Hello, my friends. How is your summer so far?

With two books releasing - Leave It to Cleaver on June 23rd and Muffin to Fear on July 25th - I've been uber busy with promotions.

And now is the time to start talking about Muffin to Fear!

Don't miss my Killer Characters Giveaway! Fabulous package here: Killer Characters!







July 26th: A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery - Review!
July 27th: A Day in the Life of Janice Grover at Dru Ann Love's blog! AND a giveaway there!

The rest of my blogging schedule for Muffin to Fear looks like this:
8/18 – Cozy up with Kathy - Review!
8/19 - Open Book Society - Review
8/22 - A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery - Review
8/23 - Gotta Write Network - Guest Post
8/27 - Lori's Reading Corner - Guest Post + Giveaway
8/28 - Fresh Fiction - Feature + Giveaway

I'll update with links when I have 'em!
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About Muffin to Fear:
In the latest from the national bestselling author of Much Ado About Muffin, newlywed baker Merry Wynter has some unwanted guests looking for ghosts at Wynter Castle…

   While Merry is distracted by her quickly planned marriage to Virgil Grace and a blissful honeymoon in New York, her friend Pish invites the ghost-hunting crew from the TV show Haunt Hunt to investigate Merry's home, Wynter Castle. Merry soon discovers that not only is the crew out of sync, there are so many feuds and squabbles, it's a miracle they get a show produced at all.

   It all goes from bad to worse when the show's psychics claim to have contact with people murdered on Merry's property. When two cast members are found dead, Merry and Virgil must figure out who’s picking off the Haunt Hunt team before their hard-earned happily ever after is cut short.


INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES!

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