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Cozy Mysteries with A Tropical Twist!

Fun Cozy Mysteries, Paranormal Mysteries (with a fantasy twist) all set on the Florida Coast. A Romantic Christian Series, with a strong sense of family set in upstate New York. These are the stories Victoria writes. A hopeless animal lover, Victoria adds plenty of cats and dogs in each book, and her love of gardening shows through the characters. As a storyteller, it is important for Victoria to draw the reader into the story; to make you feel the sultry tropical heat or the numbing cold of the north. Victoria and her husband live in South Florida and own a landscape garden service. Two feisty cats make themselves at home, usually on her desk as she writes. A lover of a good mystery, she is an avid reader and likes to be outdoors. When she is not reading, you may find her working on a needlepoint project. Visit her website to learn about new and upcoming books.

About Michele Pariza Wacek

When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly. It took some time (and some detours) but now she does spend much of her time writing stories. Mystery stories, to be exact. They’re clean and twisty, and range from psychological thrillers to cozies, with a dash of romance and supernatural thrown into the mix. If that wasn’t enough, she posts lots of fun things on her blog, including short stories, puzzles, recipes and more, at For a free prequel to her cozy mystery series, The Charlie Kingsley Mysteries, visit

Michele holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently, she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and southern squirrel hunter Cassie.

About Joann Keder

Joann Keder spent most of her years in the Midwest, growing up and raising a family on the Great Plains of Nebraska. She worked for sixteen years as a piano teacher before returning to school to receive a master’s degree in creative writing. A mid-life move to the Pacific Northwest lead her to re-examine her priorities. She now creates stories about life and relationships in small towns while her ever-patient husband encourages her on.

About Cathy Tully

Cathy Tully is the pen name of EC Tully. A graduate of Georgetown University, she studied foreign languages ​​and linguistics before changing gear and graduating from Chiropractic School. Her award-nominated first novel, Dr. Shine Cracks the Case, features a chiropractor practicing in small town Georgia. She writes the ChiroCozy Mystery Series.

About Carly Winter

Carly Winter is the author of the Sedona Sprit Cozy Mystery series and the Tri-Town Murders Cozy Mystery series. When not writing, she likes spending time with her family and enjoying the fantastic Arizona weather (except summer – she doesn’t like summer). She does like dogs, wine and chocolate and wishes Christmas happened twice a year.

About Catherine Coles

Catherine Coles writes cosy mysteries that take place in the English countryside. Her extremely popular Tommy & Evelyn Christie mysteries are set in 1920s North Yorkshire. Her new series, the Martha Miller cosy mysteries, are set in the years following the Second World War in Berkshire.

Catherine lives in northeast England with the youngest of her five children and two spoiled dogs who have no idea they are not human!

About Megan Mayfair

Megan Mayfair writes fiction with a dash of mystery, a sprinkling of humour and a spoonful of romance. Her books include the award-winning Tangled Vines and the Lemon Tree Bay mysteries. Megan lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three young children and works in PR. When not writing fiction or press releases, she enjoys spending time with her family, drinking coffee, and seeking the perfect shade of red lipstick.

About Paula Darnell

Award-winning author Paula Darnell is a former college instructor who writes two cozy mystery series: the DIY Diva Mysteries and the Fine Art Mysteries. Killer Art in the Park is a story in the Fine Art Mystery series. All her cozies feature arts and crafts and a lovable dog. She’s a former board member of the Clark County Artists Guild, and she sells handmade jewelry in her Etsy shop, Paula D Jewelry. She and her husband Gary live in Las Vegas with their adorable golden retriever Lindsey Lou.

About Benedict Brown

Benedict Brown writes historical and contemporary mysteries in his two bestselling series, “Lord Edgington Investigates…” and “The Izzy Palmer Mysteries”. Both series feature twists by the bookful, a wicked sense of humour and a huge cast of quirky, curious and cunning characters. He’s a Welsh-Irish Londoner who lives in Spain with his French wife and multi-national four-year-old daughter, and he spends all his time writing (when his daughter lets him).

About Connie B. Dowell

Connie B. Dowell writes cozy stories with LGBTQ+ characters, including the Emmie and Dessa mysteries (set 1918 and onward) and the Millie Monroe Bookmobile Mysteries. She also writes nonfiction and children’s stories and hosts two writing podcasts, Authoring Onward and Let’s Start Writing. When not writing or illustrating, she gardens, plays violin badly, and binge watches Midsomer Murders.

Don’t Miss These Fabulous Giveaways

List of prizes:

1 Nook

1 x ebook copy of Oceanberry Blues & Tangerine Troubles by Joann Keder

Signed paperback of The Murder Before Christmas by Michele Pariza Wacek

1 x signed paperback of Cabernet & Confessions by Daisy Linh (US only)

1 x ebook of Cabernet & Confessions by Daisy Linh (international)

1 x audio book of each of A Cop & A Coop, A Flock & A Fluke; and A Roost & Arrest by Hillary Avis

1 x ebook of Bride & Doom by Erin Scoggins

1 x ebook of each of The After Hours Deception, The Hothouse Deception, and The Backstage Deception by Patti Larsen

1 x ebook of winner’s choice from the Izzy Palmer mysteries and the Lord Edgington Investigates series by Benedict Brown

1 x ebook boxset of 4 first in series books by Victoria LK Williams

1 x signed paperback of Murder for Neptune’s Trident by Victoria LK Williams (US only)

1 x ebook of both Apples & Alibis and Designs on Murder by Gayle Leeson

1 x paperback of Artistic License to Kill by Paula Darnell

1 x signed paperback of The Body in the Bookmobile & A Villain in the Vineyard by Connie B Dowell

1 x ebook of Till Daph Do Us Part by Phillipa Nefri Clark

1 x paperback (signed if winner in the US) of Murder by Numbers by Megan Mayfair

1 x ebook of the Mollie McGhee cozy collection: books 1-3 by Ellen Jacobson

1 x paperback of Murder at the Marina by Ellen Jacobson (US only)

1 x ebook of A Corpse at the Castle by RB Marshall

1 x paperback of Clues, Christmas Trees, & Corpses anthology – various authors

1 x ebook of Fairmont Finds Canine Cozy Mysteries Books 1-3 by Cate Lawley

1 x signed paperback of Dr Shine Cracks the Case by Cathy Tully (US only)

1 x signed paperback of The Guest is a Goner & News and Nectarines by Carly Winter

1 x ebook box set of the Tommy & Evelyn Christie mysteries Books 1-3 by Catherine Coles

1 x signed paperback of Murder at the Manor by Catherine Coles

1 x signed paperback of Poison at the Village Show by Catherine Coles

1 x $25 gift card to winner’s e-bookstore of choice

2 x $10 gift card to winner’s e-bookstore of choice

3 x $5 gift card to winner’s e-bookstore of choice

All Digital Prizes Are International



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