Independence Day Giveaway

Thanks to the publisher, I’ll be giving away one set of four (4) books to one lucky winner and you can increase your chances by

  1. following my blog via email and if you’re already a follower, just let me know with your comments
  2. Follow me on Twitter
  3. Retweet this post on Twitter
  4. Share this post on Facebook

Please note, you must leave a comment with your email address and the method of how you’re following me. Sorry, this contest is open to U.S. addresses only. Contest ends July 6, 2012.

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams is the first book in the new “Charmed Pie Shoppe” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2012

When the going gets tough, Ella Mae LaFaye bakes pies. So when she catches her husband cheating in New York, she heads back home to Havenwood, Georgia, where she can drown her sorrows in fresh fruit filling and flakey crust. But her pies aren’t just delicious. They’re having magical effects on the people who eat them–and the public is hungry for more. Discovering her hidden talent for enchantment, Ella Mae makes her own wish come true by opening the Charmed Pie Shoppe. But with her old nemesis Loralyn Gaynor making trouble, and her old crush Hugh Dylan making nice, she has more than pie on her plate. and when Loralyn’s fiancé is found dead–killed with Ella Mae’s rolling pin–it’ll take all her sweet magic to clear her name.

Plotting at the PTA by Laura Alden is the 3rd book in the “PTA” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2012

Beth is excited about the spring PTA project—the Senior Story Session, which pairs elderly residents of Sunny Rest Assisted Living with Tarver Elementary students to produce a book that the PTA can sell as a fundraiser. But her enthusiasm is dampened when she discovers one of her regular customers at the bookstore, Amy Jacobson, has died from bee stings. What are bees doing out so unseasonably early in Wisconsin—and why wouldn’t Amy, who was deathly allergic, have taken greater care to avoid them? Now it’s up to Beth to get the buzz on who used killer bees to send Amy Jacobson to her eternal rest.

Cloaked In Malice by Annette Blair is the 5th book in the “Vintage Magic” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2012

There’s nothing Maddie loves more than fabulous vintage clothes, but the visions she gets while touching them are starting to wear her down. Even so, when a beautifully dressed girl comes to Vintage Magic in search of her past, Maddie isn’t about to turn her away, especially since she bears a striking resemblance to her good friend Dolly Sweet. When Maddie touches Paisley Skye’s exquisitely crafted child’s cloak, the vision she receives is of the ugliest sort: a decades-old case of kidnapping and murder. To give herself more time to investigate, Maddie enlists the help of her FBI Agent boyfriend Nick and takes Paisley into her home. But when Dolly suddenly skips town, Maddie realizes that uncovering the folds of Paisley’s past will reveal more than one vintage crime.

Red Velvet Revenge by Jenn McKinlay is the 4th book in the “Cupcake Bakery” mystery series. Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime, July 2012

It may be summertime, but sales at Fairy Tale Cupcakes are below zero–and owners Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura are willing to try anything to heat things up. So when local legend Slim Hazard offers them the chance to sell cupcakes at the annual Juniper Pass rodeo, they’re determined to rope in a pretty payday! But not everyone at the Juniper Pass is as sweet for Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Slim–including star bull-rider Ty Stokes. Mel and Angie try to steer clear of the cowboy’s short fuse, but when his dead body is found face down in the hay, it’s a whole different rodeo. With a vengeful murderer on the loose, the ladies are quickly realizing that while they came to save their business, they may have to save themselves–and that’s no bull.

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

55 responses to “Independence Day Giveaway

  1. Books from 4 series that I haven’t yet read – what a super giveaway! Happy 4th of July!

    Email subscriber/follower.


  2. Shared on my FB wall.


  3. As always you know how to start the day off nicely. LOL. I didn’t know you were on Twitter or I’d have followed you sooner. This would be too cool to win. I’m following you everywhere I can follow you. (That almost sounds ominous. lol)

  4. I’m a follower 🙂


  5. Hiya Dru, Happy Independence day to you! What an awesome giveaway!!!! Im following you now on all . Love the blog!

  6. I have these books on my wish list. Please enter me.
    shbwn3987 at aol dot com

  7. Thank you Dru and the publishers too! I know all these are on my list to read.
    Mary Shipman majik47@hotmail(dot) com
    Tweeted, shared on FB

  8. lori cimino

    Already follow thru email and will share on facebook. I dont do twitter

  9. Linda Kuzminczuk

    I already follow your blog on email. Will share on Facebook. Thanks. kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

  10. Lynette Kutzke

    What a wonderful giveaway. I enjoy following your blog by email. Thanks for all your work getting books to give to your blog readers.


  11. They all sound like good books. I wouldn’t mind adding them to my library.

  12. Janice Strong

    I follow your blog and enjoy it immensely. I am a reader of all the authors you have highlighted. Are you able to give the winner books in Kindle format? Will share this on my Facebook page. My email is

  13. Happy Fourth, Dru. Wow, what a giveaway. Have shared on FB, Twitter and Pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

  14. Happy 4th of July!! Thanks for the great contest–I’d love to win. I am an email subscriber.

  15. I also follow on twitter as @Suekey12.

  16. I shared this post on twitter as @Suekey12.

  17. I shared the post on facebook where I am Suzan Morrow Farrell.

  18. Nancy Roessner

    Happy 4th of July, Dru! What a great and generous giveaway!
    I’m an email subscriber and I’ll share on Facebook.
    ncroessner (@)

  19. Thanks for the giveaway. I follow by email.


  20. Dru, you have finally lost your mind. FOUR BOOKS AT ONE TIME??? I’ve got to get into this one…

    Yes to e-mail, and yes to Twitter @NoraAdrienne

    I’ll copy my tweet post to FB also.

    Link to tweet


  21. I’m a subscriber and twitter follower! I’ll share on facebook also.

  22. I am following via email! Please enter me in the contest! sarah2323 at gmail dot com

  23. Alicia Farage

    What fun! I follow you through Facebook!
    Thank you and Happy 4th!

  24. Alicia Farage

    Also sharing on facebook….

  25. Im a email and twitter follower! Thanks for the fabulous giveaway! =)

  26. Maureen Hayes

    Thanks for the great giveaway Dru! I follow by email already.

  27. Maureen Hayes

    I am now following you on Twitter @Beingillisapill. Thanks for the additional entry!

  28. I forgot to put my email address in my previous comment ( above )
    readinginks ( at ) gmail ( dot ) com

    Im also sharing this giveaway on Facebook.

  29. Maureen Hayes

    I posted the giveaway on Facebook under my name Maureen Hayes. Thanks for the additional entry!

  30. Maureen Hayes

    I tweeted the giveaway seethe link below:!/Beingillisapill/status/220549813270364162

    Thanks for all the ways to enter! Can you tell I really want to win?! LOL!

  31. Just signed up for the email. I have been following you on Twitter for awhile.

  32. Jennifer Wilson

    Hi! I just signed up to follow you. I love cozy mysteries!! I also tweeted the giveaway! Below is the link. And shared the post on Facebook.

  33. I subscribe by e-mail, I will share your post on fb, and I really would like to have these books! 😉

  34. All of the books look s good. Happy 4th of July. I subscribe by e-mail.


  35. carolee888

    Happy Independence day to Dru and everyone. I am drooling over your book selection!!


  36. carolee888

    I am a long time follower with an e-mail subcription so I don’t miss a post.


  37. carolee888

    I follow you on Twitter as Carolee888.


  38. carolee888

    I retweeted your giveaway on Twitter.!/drusbookmusing


  39. carolee888

    I shared your giveaway on Facebook:


  40. I follow you via email and Twitter. I, also, retweeted this giveaway.


  41. Nancy Phillips

    Happy 4th, Dru!!! I am an email follower ( and FB follower!! Loved seeing your pics from the Hot Dog eating contest, in fact!

    Will now share this great contest on FB. 4 books I haven’t read yet…Huzzah!!!!

  42. Hmmm…I think I already follow you on twitter…and I follow your blog also…

    I shared the giveaway on FB and Twitter.

    oh yes great pictures from last weekend



  43. Happy 4th of July!
    I follow you by email.

    I Follow you on Twitter.

    I tweeted this giveaway.

    I shared this on my FB wall.

    Thanks! jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

  44. Stacie Amelotte

    Awesome giveaway! Happy 4th of July!! I’m a follower on email.

  45. Stacie Amelotte

    I follow you on twitter. 🙂

  46. Stacie Amelotte

    Shared on twitter @StacieBromley

  47. Stacie Amelotte

    Shared on Facebook 🙂

  48. I would love to win this books.
    I posted on facebook:!/angela.holland.359/posts/169555663169775
    Posted on twitter:
    I also am and email follower as well as twitter follower (@griperang)
    griperang at embarqmail dot com

  49. I am a follower by email and twitter(WendyNewcomb)


  50. I posted this on Facebook:


  51. I tweeted this here:


  52. Michelle Fidler

    I follow your blog thru e-mail, I follow on Twitter as MichelleFidler1, and I shared the post on Facebook. The books are a cozy lover’s dream and I’d love to win. I like Jenn McKinlay’s books and I have the first two Laura Alden books in hardcover from the Mystery Guild.


  53. Judy Donofrio

    I make your reviews a daily project. Have found some contests to enter and new authors to enjoy. I follow by email and am tweet-challenged, but I do promote by word of mouth. I’m inspired to start posting some reviews on Facebook. Thanks for another contest.
    judydee22002 at yahoo dot com

  54. Tricia Douglas

    I have bought so many books from your recommendations that I need to get another job to support this habit! But I love your site and it’s now a part of my life, so I guess I’ll live with my problem.

  55. Contest is closed.