Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Glitter Cheese and a Murder Mystery Giveaway


It's day 9 of the book release blog tour. Yippee!


Isn't that pretty? You know what else is pretty?

The Maiden of Time Series:

The romance of Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

In a world where people can heal with a touch, kill with a scream, and rob a person of their memories, Alexia is struggling to find her place and learn her gifts--before the Soulless come for her.


on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or get signed print copies from yours truly!

Tour stops

November 9:





November 10






(Email address is required for awarding prizes.)



Last week, Lynda R. Young shared CLING TO GOD along with two truths and one lie. Anyone who guessed the lie correctly was entered to an eBook.

The game:

1. I met the fourth Doctor from Dr Who, Tom Baker, and offered him a jelly bean.
2. In my travels, I have visited over a hundred and twenty cities of the world but haven't traveled around my own country.
3. I have grown rich through my writing.

The lie: #2. 

From Lynda: 1. Dr Who, Tom Baker, came to Australia when I was super young and eager for an autograph, and I stood in line for an age and a half. I brought along a bag of jelly beans specifically to ask him if he would like one. And he did take one. The highlight of my youth.
2. While I have visited all those cities around the world, I also made a point to see as much of Australia as I could. Glad I did. Australia is a remarkable place, especially the central areas.
3. It depends how you define rich. Writing makes me richer culturally through the research I've had to do, mentally through expressing my creative self, and personally through connections and friendships I would never have made if I hadn't been a writer.

Way to guess everyone! And the winner is:

...DRUM ROLL...

Krystal Jane!

Congrats, Krystal!

And now, how about a wonderful book giveaway?


When Canada's retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife's unsolved murder.

The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.

Danny finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead minister's horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him...

Get Your Copy HERE.

Ready to meet the author?

When Joylene's father died in 1983, she wrote her first full–length manuscript to channel her grief. The seven-year process left her hooked and she began Dead Witness within a few weeks of finishing Always Father's Child. Today Joylene is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steam-punk collaboration Break Time. While she'll admit being published didn't fix all the wrongs in her life, she wishes her parents had lived to see her success. Dead Witness was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Broken But Not Dead won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal, and its sequel M√Ętowak Woman Who Cries is due for release November 1, 2016.

Joylene lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.

You might find Joylene eating Balderdash Cheese (aged 5 years) in a hot tub overlooking Cluculz Lake. But watch out for bears. For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website.

She gave me two truths and one lie to test your "lie detector" skills. Those who figure out either lie will go into my magic hat for the chance to win an eBook (open internationally):

You have until Tuesday, November 15 at 2 p.m. EDT to guess. Be sure to come back for the answer (and some FUN trivia) on November 16, 8 a.m. EDT.
TRUTH OR LIE

1.  Joylene trained a wild tomcat by attaching a hair-brush to the end of a yard stick so she could brush his coat at a distance of three feet without having her legs torn to shreds. 
2. Robert Goulet, singer, actor, best known for The Naked Gun 2 & 1/2, and for being portrayed by Will Ferrell in Saturday Night Live is Joylene’s cousin. 
3. Joylene once won 10 bags of jujubes by eating 15 jujubes in one-minute while being blindfolded and having to pick up the candy one at a time with a toothpick.

So sleuths, which is the lie? Have you met Joylene? Love murder mysteries? Do you love cheese? And if so, what are you still doing here? Guess the lie and scoot! On to the next tour stop!


68 comments:

  1. Lots of places to visit today.
    I got the lie right!
    And double bonus to have fellow IWSG admins and authors, Lynda and Joylene, in the same post! As for the lie... Goulet could be her cousin, although he'd be her really old cousin. I'll still say that is the lie.

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    1. Right?! It's a party over here. So many epic people in one place.

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  2. Crystal, congratulations on your release. It's an intriguing story and great cover. Thanks for hosting Joylene during her tour. Love the idea of a truth or lie game.

    Thoughts in Progress
    and MC Book Tours

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    1. Thank you so much! So glad to have Joylene today.

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  3. Hi Crystal and Lynda and Joylene .. glad I got #2 right, today I think #3 ... Joylene's Matowak Woman has an amazing cover ... cheers Hilary

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    1. You are definitely a sleuth! (Now if only Mr Randomizer would pick you, eh?)

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  4. Hi Crystal. This is fun! Thank you for featuring my book today and my lie. It'll be interesting to see who's right and who's wrong.

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    1. Right? Glad to have you here. Now I'm off to promote.

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    2. Congratulations on your new release, Crystal. It's very nice to be sharing your good news with you.

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  5. Loving your glitter cheese and your blog tour. Lots of fun. Really pleased you are enjoying yourself. Congrats to Joylene. I think #1 is the lie. Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks, Nicola. If you're going to do something, have fun with it, eh?

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  6. Woohoo! Glitter cheese! I'm super excited for Timeless, Crystal! I hope you've get lots of bite out of your cheesy goodness!

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  7. Yay, I'm a sleuth! ^_^ Going for #3 this week. I really like the thought of brushing a bobcat with a yard stick. Lol!

    Crystal, you have put so much great work in this tour! You seriously rock.

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  8. all them giveaways and none of them gives away cheese? Pfftt.... :)

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  9. I'm going to guess the lie is #3. Congrats to last week's winner. And good luck on the blog tour, Crystal.

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  10. Cheesy dancing commencing! :) Congrats again, Crystal!
    And congrats to Joylene! I'm guessing that #2 is the lie.

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  11. Love your glitter cheese! Where do you find these things?

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    1. I magic them out of space and time. :) No actually, I could do a whole blog post on that. Seriously. I have about a hundred resources out there for finding images and memes.

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  12. Lynda offered him a jelly bean. Haha. Love it!

    I'd guess for Joylene's book, but I've already read it. :)

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    1. There you go. I hope you reviewed it too!

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  13. Thanks for featuring Joylene's book. I obviously don't need a copy (LOL) but my guess would be #3.

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  14. While I totally wish this one was true, I'm guessing that #1 is the lie.

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  15. These lies are too tough! They all sound like lies. LOL I'll go with #2.

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    1. That's right! You don't guess, there's no way you can win, eh?

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  16. Congrats to Krystal!
    Glitter cheese has to be awesome just based on it's sparkles.
    The lie is #1. I would've made it 5 feet at least! (And again a big congrats to Joylene)

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  17. Krystal, congratulations! Congratulations Joylene! And love that sparkly cheese! #1 is the lie.

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  18. Day 9 and I'm just not getting caught up! Glad I came in time for the glitter cheese. Congratulations again and I am so happy for you. What a thrill it must be to see your trilogy out in the world like that.

    I loved Lynda's answer to her #3 truth. Wonderful!

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  19. Meant to say just NOW getting caught up. Sadly I can't even blame auto correct since I'm on a PC. At least this gives me the chance to say congrats again. :)

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    1. Thank you, Julie. It is pretty amazing to have the whole thing out.

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  20. Many cheers to glitter cheese and to hopefully enough sales that you can eventually upgrade to 24 karat cheese!

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    1. LOL! I'll take it. But I'm not sure I'd want to eat golden cheese... It might sit too heavily in the stomach. ;)

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  21. I'm not sure I'd want to eat glittery cheese. It'd get stuck in my teeth. ;) Lots of places to visit. You're all over.

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    1. And then your smile would SPARKLE!!! Ah, see what I did there?

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  22. Do the sparkles in the cheese get caught in your teeth? Love the idea, but… gritty cheese? I think I'll pass. I'm guessing #1 is the lie (mainly because it sounds possible).

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  23. Whew, tough questions, Joylene. I guess I'll go with #1.

    Crystal, if you'd like a shout out at my blog just shoot me an email and attach info.

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  24. So much fun on your blog . . Glitter Cheese - and the little guy playing golf-ish on space cheese slice . . . my day is already conquered for JOY . . and it's only just begun.

    thank you.

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  25. Oohhh! Glitter cheese! I bet glitter cheese gives you sparkly smiles! :)

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    1. It definitely does! I mean, how do you top that?

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  26. Glitter cheese? I'm not sure about that… :( Do you think it would taste best when served with some sparkly champagne? … Or a book, perhaps? ;)

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  27. Those are some pretty intricate truths/lies! I'm guessing #3 :)

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  28. You know you're hungry when you misread glitter cheese as grilled cheese, ha ha.

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  29. I love that Lynda offered a jelly bean to Dr Who. How cool is that? Okay, not as cool as glitter cheese, but still pretty cool. As for Joyelene's challenge, I'm going to go with #2 as the lie. Have a great weekend! Cheers - Ellen

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  30. Wow, if I could kill with a scream then I probably would have had to leave the city a lot sooner, because I screamed at a LOT of people there (mainly rude drivers who nearly ran me over and random creeps who tried to flash me on the train).

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    1. Lol! But a lot less people would have messed with you. :)

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  31. Love the glitter cheese. I am thinking that the lie is #1- but I am usually wrong. Authors are so good at coming up with interesting lies. :)
    ~Jess

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  32. This is a tough one. I'm guessing number 2 is the lie. Love Joylene and her writing!

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Hit me with your cheese!