But first I'm thinking about the top 10 reasons I love autumn!
10. Leaves! On the trees, the symphony of color always brings a smile to my face.
9. It's hot cocoa time!
8. And don't forget the marshmallows.
7. More leaves! The wind blows through the trees, and the leaves swirl to the ground in a sudden leaf shower.
6. I can drink more hot cocoa (extra marshmallows, please, and a few cookies, too) and gain a few pounds... but then I can claim I need the padding to deal with the chilly weather.
5. My mother's cheesy green bean casserole she only makes on Thanksgiving and Christmas, but for some reason never on Easter. What gives?
4. Crunch! The sound dried leaves make when I step on them. Crunch! Crunch!
3. Daylight saving time ends and we all gain an extra hour of sleep!
2. Even more leaves! My husband and sons corral the fallen leaves into one pile and then throw them over the back fence, allowing me hours of quiet time to do the number one top reason I love the season, which is...
1. Something about the cold snap in the weather has me curling up under a warm, fuzzy blanket with a good book!
And speaking about good books...
by Tamara Ward
Sassy private investigator Jade O’Reilly thinks she’s hit rock bottom when, in the midst of obtaining photos of a cheating spouse in a second-story apartment, she falls off a swing set to the feet of an attractive mystery man. But the next day, when Jade discovers the man’s identity—he’s a detective with the local Sweetwater, NC, police—she learns that the cheating spouse was murdered and Jade herself is a suspect. Rock bottom just got a new definition.
Private Deception is the first novel in the Jade O’Reilly Mystery series by Amazon Bestselling mystery author Tamara Ward. The novel’s prequel, the short story Jade O’Reilly and the Ice Queen, joins Jade O’Reilly and the Mysterious Musician, a short story that follows Jade on an adventure after this novel. In all three, action and light romance combine with engaging characters and humor for page-turning whodunits set in the fictional coastal town of Sweetwater, NC.
Buy PRIVATE DECEPTION:
For Kindle from Amazon, $3.99
For Nook from Barnes & Noble
In various digital formats from Smashwords
In paperback from Amazon, $12.99
And now for the prizes!
That's right! PRIZES!
The prize for this Cozy Mysteries, Crazy Life blog is a Jade O'Reilly short story ebook (part of the series that includes the novel Private Deception, you know, the fantastic, bestselling novel humbly mentioned above). Ten winners will be drawn randomly from everyone who leaves a comment on this site. Remember to include your email address with your comment! If you win, you've got your choice which short story and which ebook version you'd like. Choose from Jade O'Reilly and the Ice Queen or Jade O'Reilly and the Mysterious Musician!
The blog hop's grand prizes:
As part of Autumn's Harvest Blog Hop, you've got a chance to win a ton of prizes. Leave a comment on my blog with your email address to be included in the drawing for:
1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
Then visit another blog and leave another comment *with your email address* to boost your chances of winning one of the blog hop's grand prizes!
So, what do you enjoy about autumn? Leaves? Hot cocoa with marshmallows? Reading weather? Remember, to be considered for a prize, make sure include your email address with your comment!