Tuesday, April 10, 2012

LET'S GET COZY: THE LONG STITCH GOOD NIGHT - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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THE LONG STITCH 
GOOD NIGHT
An Embroidery Mystery
BY AMANDA LEE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Although she’s taken an interest in Irish embroidery, Marcy Singer can’t help but abandon her needlecraft when handsome local brewer Todd finds himself accused of murder. Both Todd and his friend Blake’s fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and neither is talking about what happened. Marcy is determined to stitch together some luck from more than a few four-leaf clovers and prove that the culprit was someone else… 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
From Amanda Trent's Website....
I live in Southwest Virginia with my husband and two beautiful children, a boy and a girl. I’m a full-time writer/editor/mom/wife and chief cook and bottle washer, and I love every minute of it. Okay, not the bottle washing so much, but the rest of it is great.

I’m happy to introduce you to my latest characters, cake decorator Daphne Martin and embroidery shop owner Marcy Singer.

Read more about Daphne and Marcy at my blog.
Amanda Lee is a pseudonym Gayle Trent is using for the new cozy mystery series featuring a heroine who owns an embroidery shop. The series is set on the Oregon Coast and features Marcy Singer, a spunky, thirty-something, entrepreneur who is handy with a needle.

AN EXCERPT FROM THE LONG STITCH GOOD NIGHT:
Chapter One:
I was ensconced in my favorite red club chair in the Seven-Year Stitch seating area listening to the rain drumming on the roof and the sidewalk. It was Saint Patrick’s Day, and I was reading a book on Mountmellick embroidery. I’d ordered several copies of the book on the traditional Irish craft to sell in my embroidery specialty shop this month, and I’d become really interested in it. I was eager to learn the stitches and make something using the technique.

I’d placed the phone on the ottoman in front of me before getting comfortable. My friend Riley Kendall, who was pregnant and had been on bed rest, had a doctor’s appointment today, and I was eager to hear how it went.

When the phone rang, I grabbed it quickly. “Seven-Year—”

“Marcy, it’s Keith. Riley wanted me to let you know she just checked into the hospital.”

To finish reading this excerpt from THE LONG STITCH GOOD NIGHT visit the Penguin Publishing website HERE.
 
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