Thursday, July 2, 2015

Death of an English Muffin Blog Schedule and Giveaways!


I'm excited that it is finally time for the release of Death of an English Muffin. I'm so very proud of it, and the early reviews are awesome! 
Open Book Society says, "Victoria Hamilton proves herself again as an amazingly master plotter and author of cozy mysteries with Death of an English Muffin.  " 
You can order in advance just by going to my website and finding the link of your choice under the books on the main page: Victoria Hamilton Mysteries
I'm giving away books, and even in some spots tote bags and special Wynter Castle Blend tea from Design a Tea.


July 3rdCozy up with KathyKathleen Kaminski – Q&A questions on opera.

SPECIAL giveaway: Death of an English Muffin, Shadow of a Spout, my very last Shadow of a Spout book tote, and 10 special Wynter Castle Blend teabags!

July 3rd - Lori’s Reading Corner - Guest Post, Book Giveaway
July 13th - Fresh Fiction - Guest Post
July 20th - Socrates’ Book Reviews - Review, Giveaway
July 21st - Killer Characters Giant Giveaway!
July 21st - Gotta Write Network - Guest Post
July 22nd - Marie’s Cozy Corner- Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
July 24th - Moonlight Rendezvous- Review, Giveaway


July 28th - Dru’s Book Musings- Day in the Life of Librarian Hannah Moore - Book Giveaway



I will update with each link as they come in, and perhaps add more reviews!
Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Giveaways galore!





Just a quick post to tell you... with Death of an English Muffin coming out July 7th, I have lots of guest posts and giveaways coming up.

I am at Shelley's Book Trivia giving away copies of Tempest in a Teapot, and Shadow of a Spout, as well as a book tote and pen!

Check it out!

Shelley's Book Case - Amanda Cooper Trivia Day!






TODAY... June 28th, I am at Mystery Lovers Kitchen with a muffin recipe and a massive giveaway including... well, lots of stuff, especially books! But also tea, ten special teabags from Design a Tea called Wynter Castle Blend.

Come on over and check it out... it is open to Canadian and US residents, just comment before midnight, June 30th.


Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gonna try this blogging thing more often...

So... I've been blogging on and off for years, right? I do once a month on Killer Characters, and do blog tours for every book that comes out.

But here? I haven't been so consistent.

To that end, I've been perusing blog topic blogs. Kind of odd, I suppose, but I'm never sure what readers will be interested in. So...

I'm throwing it out there... any questions you want answered or things you'd like to know? Ask away!??

Here's a neat post about blog ideas...
http://www.molly-greene.com/101-blog-topic-ideas/

Some ideas...

1 - How Did I Get Here? - my road to publication.

2 - What In The World Is This? - weird kitchen gizmos I have known.

3 - Things NO Writer Wants To Hear - how not to upset the writers... shhhh, she's working! LOL.

4 - Best of the Worst - Rotten Reviews I Have Had.

5 - Aaaaand... what else??

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Shadow of a Spout Blog Tour


Woo Hoo! I feel like celebrating. 

After a long winter, spring is finally here (even if there is still a mound of snow on my backyard) and so is the release date for Shadow of a Spout, Book 2 in the Teapot Collector Mysteries.





Shadow of a Spout Blog Tour*
(*Will be updated with live links.)


March
29th - MysteryLover’s Kitchen - Super Giveaway Package!

April


2nd - 6th - Four Foxes, One Hound - Q&A and TRIPLE Giveaway... kind of a different one! Contest open unitl April 9th... check it out!
Super Giveaway Package Example

5th - Lori’s Reading Corner- Guest Post, Giveaway

6th - A Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery – April 6th to 10th April - Q&A - Super Giveaway Package!

7th - Fresh Fiction - Guest Post 

10th - Books-n-Kisses - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

13th - Dru’sBook Musings A Day in the Life of Thelma Mae Earnshaw - Giveaway of Signed book and Cozy up to a good mystery! tote bag!

13th - Cozy Up with Kathy - Q&A

13th - The Qwillery- Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

15th - Marie’s Cozy Corner- Review, Guest Post, Giveaway I never actually found this one to post!

16th - Charming Chelsey’s- Review - I didn't actually find this one either!

21st - A Cozy Girl Reads- Review, Giveaway

21st - My day at Killer Characters and a SUPER giveaway!! 

And... stay tuned! I may add more, I may do pop-up giveaways... you never do know!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

No Mallets Intended Blog Tour Dates!

Hey, all,

I'm so thrilled that No Mallets Intended is out, and I look forward to what readers think about Jaymie's latest adventure, and the changes about to take place in her life!
So... let me know what you think! I'm eager to hear all about it. As I write, I do think of the readers, but much of what happens in my characters' lives is organic, proceeding from what came before in what I hope feels like a natural way. Jaymie was dissatisfied and questioning why the men in her life seemed just not quite right for her. 

Was it her? Was it them? Was she just not ready?

But so much in life happens while we're trying to figure it out, and sometimes you just have to go with the flow.

And speaking of flow... over the next few weeks to a month I will be at various blogs promoting No Mallets Intended. Sometimes there will be giveaways! So... I will update every day I am at a blog with the active links, below. Follow me!

November 3rd - Marie’s Cozy Corner- Review and Giveaway.
November 3rd - Fresh Fiction - Hoosier Too: Hoosier cabinets in the vintage Kitchen Mysteries. How one piece of furniture started the whole series! 
November 4th - Mochas, Mysteries, and Meows- Review, Guest Post, Giveaway 
November 4th - Mystery Lovers Kitchen - Recipe and Giveaway!
November 6th - Read Your Writes - Who Shall I Kill Next?
November 10th - Books-N-Kisses- Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
November 11th - Shelley's Bookcase Review !
November 14th - Cozy Mystery Book Reviews- Review, Interview, Giveaway
November 17th - Mysteries and My Musings- Review, Guest Post.
November 20th - Dru's Book Musings - A Day in the Life of the Queensville Emporium & a giveaway!

November 21st - Killer Characters blog and Giveaway... No Mallets Intended and Cozy Mystery tote!
November 24th - Lesa’s Book Critiques- Review, Giveaway
November 29th - Lori’s Reading Corner- Guest Post, Giveaway

December 10th - Giveaway at LisaK's!
December 16th - My Day on the Cozy Christmas celebration at Cozy Mystery Book Reviews! Giveaway!
December 21st - Killer Characters - Giveaway for our annual Season's Readings!

So keep your eye on this space, and follow my blog! You never know... I just may have a few pop-up giveaways here and there!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Coming Soon: No Mallets Intended Blog tour

Hello, all...

Must apologize for my long silence on this blog, but I've been super busy.

I will be updating next week, since I am doing a blog tour for No Mallets Intended, which comes out on November 4th.

We're working on a whole new Victoria Hamilton Mysteries website, as well, and I will update here on EVERYTHING. I will also let you know which blogs will be giving a way a copy of No Mallets Intended.

In other news, I'm extremely excited that I have received a contract renewal for Books 4 & 5 of the Merry Muffin Mysteries.

So... tally-ho, and I'll have more to say very soon now!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Contest and Blogging News for Muffin But Murder

It's been a rather intense month, celebrating Tempest in  Teapot coming out and getting ready for Muffin But Murder to come out, while maintaining my regular schedule and with a copyedit on my plate. So even though I was working toward it, the release date for Muffin But Murder kind of snuck up on me! and here it is!

I am doing a blog tour, of course, and there are giveaways attached to some of these.

It all started yesterday at Mystery Lovers Kitchen, but if you haven't entered for my Supersized Summer Giveaway, you still can! The winner will not be chosen until Midnight, July 3rd, so go on over, check out my strawberry Smoothie recipe and comment to enter to win!



Here is the link:

Mystery Lovers Kitchen

Also today and with the same supersized giveaway, I'm at Fresh Fiction! check it out:

Fresh Fiction


And I will be in a few other places too.... I'll update the links and make note of the giveaway when they go live!

July 1st - Books-N-Kisses - Review, Guest Post
July 2nd - Socrates Book Reviews - Review and Guest post AND Giveaway
July 5th - Lori's Reading Corner - Guest Post AND giveaway
July 7th - Debbie's Book Bag - Guest Post AND Giveaway
July 15th - Marie's Cozy Corner - Blog and giveaway!
July 28th - DruAnn Love's Blog

See you there and stay tuned!



Monday, June 2, 2014

Contest & Blogging News for Tempest in a Teapot


Q&A with Cozy Up with Kathy
Curious about any of my series, maybe even what happens to Jaymie Leighton in the next Vintage Kitchen Mystery? I hint!!!
http://cozyupwithkathy.blogspot.ca/2014/06/welcome-amanda-cooperaka-victoria.html

Q&A with Read Your Writes!

This was so much fun... thank you to Kim at Read Your Writes! If you want to know more about Tempest in a Teapot, drop in! BTW, I love how she formatted this... it's so pretty, and I love the extra little graphics she has used!

Contest Links

Lori's Reading Corner!
http://www.lorisreadingcorner.com/2014/06/guest-post-with-giveaway-tempest-in-a-teapot-by-amanda-cooper.html

Come meet Sophie Taylor at Dru's Book Musings, and enter before June 9th to win a copy of Tempest in a Teapot!

 http://drusbookmusing.com/2014/06/05/sophie-taylor/

Come see me at Fresh Fiction, where I'm talking about Writing From Memory! Chances to win a prize package!

Fresh Fiction: Writing From Memory

And I'm also at Mystery Lovers Kitchen, where I'm sharing my non-recipe for the World's Best Coleslaw!! And another GIVEAWAY! This one running through Friday!

Mystery Lovers' Kitchen





Hello, my lovelies!! I'm so pleased to be launching my new series, The Teapot Collector Mysteries written by Amanda Cooper (that's me!) and I'll be doing a couple of weeks of promotion.

As I appear on blogs, and we run contests for a prize package including the book, I'll be linking them here!

Also... in case you didn't know... for the months of June and July Killer Characters will be running a massive two month blow out Cozy Reads of Summer contest! We're each giving away prizes on our own day, but you have to check it out and comment EVERY day to be eligible for that day's contest!



So... Watch This Space! See you soon!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Review Copies - Muffin But Murder and Tempest in a Teapot

ANOTHER UPDATE May 29th: Thank you to everyone who contacted me about ARCs. I really appreciate the enthusiasm from readers, and will probably do this kind of thing again if I have ARCs and/or extra books. Stay tuned and watch this space

I have, at this point, contacted everyone to whom I can send books. If you haven't received an email, I wasn't able to send you a book. However... I will be participating in a few giveaways, and will keep you all updated where I'll be. I have a couple coming up on release day at Fresh Fiction and Mystery Lover's Kitchen, BOTH with giveaways, as well as other places, so enter and keep your fingers crossed!

~::~

UPDATE: I expected I'd get lots of requests, but I have been swamped by lovely readers wanting to review Tempest in a Teapot and Muffin But Murder. I have a limited number, and have begun mailing them out, but have not contacted everyone to whom I am sending a book yet. I have so many wonderful requests that I am going to reserve a couple of copies and from those to whom I can't send out a book, I'll do a random draw or two. Or three.

So please be patient with me, as I sort out all the requests over the next week.




From time to time authors are sent gifties from their editor... boxes of delights that we are free to do with whatsoever we will. Last week I received a heavyish box from the UPS gal. It held some large print copies of my Vintage Kitchen Mystery books, but mostly, it held Advanced Review Copies (aka ARCs) of Tempest in a Teapot (June 3rd, 2014) and Muffin But Murder (July 1st, 2014)!


There are a LOT of copies.

So... I am looking for readers who also review, or readers who would like to review... or, well, readers. I'll be frank; I'm looking to publicize my books. If you like the novels, I'd love you to review it/them, share your review, and/or talk about it on social media.



Here's what I'm doing.


If you would like a copy of one or both, I'd love to hear from you. From past experience I know I will receive a fair amount of letters requesting a copy, and I'll have to narrow it down somehow, so it would interest me to know what copy you want, and why you want it. OR if you're a reviewer, you can tell me who you review for and send me a link to a review you're proud of. I'm always interested in reading reviews of mystery novels, doesn't have to be cozy!! I'll be choosing a few folks from every category.

Just for the fun of it, I took pics of the ARCs, some with my cat, Poodle, who seems bored by the whole affair, though he was purring non-stop.

So, email me at: victoria (at) victoriahamiltonmysteries (dot) com and let me know if you'd like one or both, and why. Do you just love cozy mysteries? Do you read and then pass on all of your books? Do you review for a blog, or on Amazon? If so, send me a link; I do love reading reviews!! I won't be able to send books to everyone, but I look forward to sending some out, maybe to you! I'll let you know if I'm sending one and ask for your snail mail address then.

Please feel free to SHARE this post with anyone you think may be interested!

Looking forward to hearing from you!