A Richness of Covers, plus #GIVEAWAY

Edith/Maddie here, sweating it out during New England’s hottest week yet this year.

News Flash: Christine Fox and Debbie Pruss are our randomly selected winners of the two ARCs! Ladies, congratulations, and please check your email.

/I’m declaring a “richness” to be the group-name for book covers. And I have three to reveal to you! In celebration, I’m going to give away my last two ARCs of Murder in a Cape Cottage, book #4 in the Cozy Capers Book Group Mysteries, even though all three covers are from the Country Store Mysteries. More richness, I guess.

You might remember that my novella “Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse” released in 2019 in the Christmas Cocoa Murder collection. Like Barb, I am lucky enough to have my novella re-release as a standalone ebook, which will be out September 27. (That’s the same day my new novella, “Scarfed Down,” comes out in Christmas Scarf Murder, and also the same day Murder in a Cape Cottage releases – more riches from Kensington!)

I just got the ebook cover and wanted to share it with you.

Isn’t it gorgeous? I love the depiction of Robbie’s country store porch all decorated for Christmas, including Birdy with his knitted scarf (not that any self-respecting cat would leave a scarf on long enough to get his picture taken, but, whatever).

Here’s the novella description:

ʼTis the season to indulge in hot chocolate and irresistible holiday treats—until too much of a good thing turns downright deadly . . .

When local businessman Jed Greenberg is found dead with a chocolate Lab whimpering over his body, the police start sniffing around Robbie Jordan’s country restaurant for answers. Was it something in Robbie’s hot cocoa that killed Jed, or was it Cocoa, the puppy? As the suspects pile as high as her holiday tree, Robbie attempts to get to the bottom of the sickly-sweet murder . . .

But when I was poking around Amazon, what should I find but an audiobook release of the novella, and it already came out last month! I had no idea. Maybe my editor told me. If so, I’d lost track of the news. Here’s the cover for the “Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse” e-audiobook.

It’s also a fun cover. Neither novella cover includes the chocolate Labrador puppy named Cocoa who is important to the story, but that’s okay. Just remember, if you’ve already read the novella in the collection, this one will be exactly the same. (That is, save your money for new books…)

Finally, I don’t think I’ve shared the cover for the next full-length Country Store Mystery, Four Leaf Cleaver, which will be out at the end of January. As you might guess, it’s a St. Patrick’s Day mystery.

Look at Birdy with his green bow tie!

An Irish cook-off is held in Pans ‘N Pancakes. And somebody is killed. And Robbie, no surprise, gets involved. But more about that when we get closer to the date. Big kudos to fan Grace Koshida who suggested the fabulous winning title after I sent out the request for punny names on my Facebook page.

All three of the stories behind these covers are up for pre-order (or order, if we’re talking about the audiobook). Preorders really help the author. As our friend Hank Phillippi Ryan says (only half joking), it’s only my career. Now, how do I paste in a winking emoji?

Readers: Which cover do you like best? Are you all caught up on the Country Store series? How about the Cozy Capers books? I’ll send two commenters an advance copy of Murder in a Cape Cottage.

118 Thoughts

  1. I am all caught up, and waiting for all the new releases. I love the first cover—that stone porch gorgeous!

  2. Christmas Cocoa and a corpse
    Inviting cover!
    I’m not quite caught up.
    Thank you for the chance

  3. I am caught up with both series and enjoy them! I like the cover of the new Saint Patrick’s Day book!

  4. I LOVE the first Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse cover!! It makes me excited for Christmas!!

  5. I love the first cover with the general store all aglow with Christmas lights. Thank you for sharing. God bless you.

  6. I’m so excited!!! 😆 I love love love your books! You make my heart sing every time you release a new one! 🥰 Thank you 😊 for all the time you put into each one! ❤️❤️❤️

  7. For the Christmas Novella, I like the first cover best, although the St Patrick’s Day cover is my favorite of the 3 covers. Unfortunately I’m not caught up on either series.

  8. I love the Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse cover because the skull marshmallows are just the coolest! Such a fun detail that makes the cover really unique.
    I will be finishing Murder at the Lobstah Shack on my way to work this morning- I devoured the first 2 last week and eagerly await the 4th- winning an advance copy would be so awesome!!!! I was going camping in the Cape and wanted something “Cape-y” to read- love that I found you!
    I’m excited to start the Country Store series next!!!!!

  9. I love Christmas coco and a corpse cover best. I have only read the first 2 books and enjoyed them. I also love the audio books so I can listen while driving to and from my job. As a nurse it does take my mind off from the day. Thank you!

  10. I’m not caught up yet.
    I like the one with the front porch the best.
    Thank you for your giveaway.🎄🎄

  11. I’m not caught up all on the series. Been waiting for the library system here to have some of the newer books. Would love to read these books.

  12. I love Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse. I love this type of cover. I do not like the animated/cartoonish covers. Keep doing these.

  13. I love all of Robbie Country Store books. You have done a great job and love the cover. I also bought I think the most recent one’s of your Lobster one as well.

  14. Love the cover for Christmas Cocoa and a Corpse. I missed it when it was in the Christmas Cocoa collection and I’m looking forward to reading it. Christmas cozies are some of my favorites. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  15. News Flash: Christine Fox and Debbie Pruss are our randomly selected winners of the two ARCs! Ladies, congratulations, and please check your email.

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