Thursday, December 03, 2020

Handbag and Book with author Judy Penz Sheluk - Where There's a Will, a #newbook , and an everything you need bag #accessories #mystery


I’m an unabashed fan
of Lug products, and this Puddle Jumper Duffle has everything you need for a weekend away (and it fits under an airplane seat, if we ever get flying again). 

There are pockets for your e-reader, tablet, phone, glasses, water bottle, paperbacks, notebooks, two pen holders, and more, not to mention oodles of space in the interior. Plus, it comes in all sorts of fun colors. I bought black (I know, dull) because it matches my luggage (also dull). A gift from my mother-in-law, I LOVE my Puddle Jumper Duffle.

Emily Garland is getting married and looking for the perfect forever home. When the old, and some say haunted, Hadley house comes up for sale, she’s convinced it’s “the one.” The house is also perfect for reality TV star Miles Pemberton and his new series, House Haunters. Emily will fight for her dream home, but Pemberton’s pockets are deeper than Emily’s, and he’ll stretch the rules to get what he wants.

While Pemberton racks up enemies all around Lount’s Landing, Arabella Carpenter, Emily’s partner at the Glass Dolphin antiques shop, has been hired to appraise the contents of the estate, along with her ex-husband, Levon. Could the feuding beneficiaries decide there’s a conflict of interest? Could Pemberton?

Things get even more complicated when Arabella and Levon discover another will hidden inside the house, and with it, a decades-old secret. Can the property stay on the market? And if so, who will make the winning offer: Emily or Miles Pemberton?

More about Judy Penz Sheluk: A former journalist and magazine editor, Judy Penz Sheluk is the author of two mystery series: the Glass Dolphin Mysteries and the Marketville Mysteries. Her short crime fiction appears in several collections, including The Best Laid Plans and Heartbreaks & Half-truths, which she also edited. Judy is a member of Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and Crime Writers of Canada, where she serves as Chair on the Board of Directors.

Answer these questions:

Red, White or Blue? Blue

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter?Summer

Chocolate pudding, cake, pie? Cake (preferably carrot with cream cheese icing)

Coffee, Tea, Champagne? Tea (has to be herbal) but I also love Champagne.

Country music or Michael Buble? Country

Pencil or Pen? Pen


Find Where There’s A Will at: Amazon 

Find Judy Penz Sheluk at: Website

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Blog: Handbag & Book with author Vicki Batman - Thanksgiving Disaster stories and a #rafflecopter #Thanksgiving #shortstories #Christmas


There’s nothing that qualifies
more than no turkey as a disaster—right? That’s what happened when my favorite smoked turkey vendor burned. And it is super sad for the company. However, when I heard the news, I got online and found a replacement. I was a little anxious as I had had no confirmation from the new vendor. A quick call and all is okay.

We have had other interesting things happen on Thanksgiving—like an ice storm. We left for my aunt’s house before the road got bad and returned home after they had been sanded.

Or the year #2 son decided to use the oven in the garage apartment to bake his famous mac ‘n cheese which was being used by my sister for her hubby’s awesome potato dish and her lemon meringue pie. Yeah, too many things in one small oven means something wasn’t quite done.

I’ve become an oven dictator. No baking at my house on Thanksgiving day. Bring your dish ready to serve with a serving utensil. Admittedly, makes preparation easy on me especially hosting up to 25 people. (Not this year. )

And in the midst of the Thanksgiving fun, I’m launching a book. The book and I are on tour at these spots:

November 16: T's Stuff
November 17: Unabridged Andra's
November 18: Christine Young
November 19: Westveil Publishing
November 19: Straight From the Library
November 20: Fabulous and Brunette
November 23: Literary Gold
November 24: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
November 25: FUONLYKNEW
November 25: Long and Short Reviews
November 27: Viviana MacKade
November 30: Dawn's Reading Nook
December 1: It's Raining Books
December 2: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
December 3: Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
December 4: All the Ups and Downs

Be sure to stop by and join the rafflecopter for a fab handbag, books, chocolate, and whatever else I find.

In the meantime, may your Thanksgiving be rich and wonderful. VB