Friday, May 15, 2015

Winners and a New York City Giveaway

Congratulations to the winners of the last contests. Judith L. of Claremont, CA won the copy of Craig Johnson's Any Other Name. Carola Dunn's Heirs of the Body will go to Barbara L. from Redding, CA. And, The Revenant of Thraxton Hall is going to Anita Y. from Burnsville, GA.

I'm going to be heading to New York City in a week and a half, my favorite city. In fact, I'll be making two trips there in two weeks, one for work and one with family. So, this week, I'm giving a chance to share my experiences, at least through books. I'm giving away two mysteries set in New York.

Once Upon a Grind is Cleo Coyle's most recent Coffeehouse mystery. Don't worry. You can pick up this book even if you haven't read earlier books. Step into the fairy tale world as Clare Cosi and her coffeehouse staff participate in Fairy Tale Week. The city has gone crazy with fairy tales, but the death of a Sleeping Beauty leads Clare into a search for Big Bad Wolves and wicked witches, and an investigation that leads to a Prince Charming Club. Fairy tales, recipes, and a strong heroine with her own cast of supporting characters, all set in New York's magical world. It's one of Coyle's best mysteries.

Or you could explore New York with Gerry Porter and her granddaughter in Margaret Grace's Manhattan in Miniature. They're in New York with a friend, demonstrating their use of miniatures at a craft show. That doesn't mean they don't have time to explore Manhattan, and look into a couple mysteries. It's always wonderful to see the relationship between Gerry and Maddie. And, you'll appreciate their adventures in New York.

Which New York City mystery would you like to win? You can enter to win both, but I need separate entries. Email me at Your subject line should read either "Win Once Upon a Grind" or "Win Manhattan in Miniature." Please include your name and mailing address. Entries from the U.S. only, please. The contest will end May 21 at 6 PM CT.

NOTE: This is the last giveaway for a few weeks while I'm out of town. Check back on June 12 for the next contest.


Cleo Coyle said...

Have a wonderful time in New York, Lesa. The weather is (finally) beautiful! Cheers for the kind words on Once Upon a Grind. Marc and I had a grand time writing that entry, and we hope the readers have as much fun on the other end of the process.

Good luck to everyone on the giveaway!

~ Cleo

P.S. We look forward to your postings on the NY theater scene!

Lesa said...

I'm coming in for BEA, Cleo. Three shows that week. And, then I'm coming in with my family, and we're going to 3 different shows. So, I'll have to write about all six.

I'm sure readers will enjoy Once Upon a Grind!

ceblain said...

Have a great trip, Lesa. I would like to give praise to the Coffeehouse series and to say that Alice and Marc (Cleo) have done an amazing job with this series and it is one of my very very top favorites of all cozies (which includes some travel adventure, food and beverage information and recipes, relationships, and romance, and even more) and I just can't wait for each new book to come out to get my coffee buzz and my Mateo fix. What a marvelous series this is for anyone who has not had the chance to read this series.

I have many friends hooked on the Coffeehouse series too and it is great when we all can discuss each book either at a book club meeting or over coffee while visiting. I use so many of Cleo's recipes that each time I make something, I get asked if they were from one of the CH books. :)

Have a great weekend and trip to NY.

Cynthia B.

Cleo Coyle said...

Cynthia - You are a sweetheart. Marc and I cannot thank you enough for your support. We have been writing the Coffeehouse Mysteries for over ten years now, and its longevity is largely due to very kind readers like you--and thoughtful reviewers and librarians like Lesa. Spreading the word about the books has greatly widened our audience and encouraged us personally as writers. We cannot thank you two enough for that!

Cheers to you and may you always read with joy.

- Cleo

Anonymous said...

Jealous...a NY trip would be great to visit museums, the theater, and coffeehouses galore! Have fun! I am sharing my experience with The Coffeehouse Mysteries as I am a newby finishing up Book #2. I love the cozy mystery genre...

Deb said...

I have never walked around new York, as I had only an hour layover when I was flying to Germany. I would like to go someday when I had a good amount of time to explore. I would like to request the Coffeehouse mystery. Thank you for the giveaway.