> Bless Their Hearts Mom: Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Colorful Scones by Mildred Abbott
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Colorful Scones by Mildred Abbott

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info and giveaway free of charge,from the author and Pump up Your Book! book tours, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

Well since we had the royal christening this week, it's only right to have a book blast featuring the Queen's favorite pet, a corgi!

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With summer approaching, Estes Park is abuzz with flowers, baking, tourists, and…

Tourist season is about to begin, and the lovely weather has Winifred Page and her corgi
sidekick, Watson, leaving the comfort of the Cozy Corgi Bookshop and Bakery to
reluctantly attend a celebration at the Black Bear Roaster coffee shop. But a chill of
uncertainty settles over Fred when a choking death doesn’t seem so accidental—despite
the dry, hazardous scones.

As Fred and Police Sergeant Branson Wexler rekindle a possible romance, Fred shares
her suspicions. But is she seeing murder at every turn? Learning to trust her gut feelings,
Fred risks the ire of the coffee shop owner to investigate not one, but two, deaths.
As suspects and motives abound, old resentments are uncovered, and Fred and Watson
build new friendships even as they follow the crumbs to find clues to a killer.

About the Book:
Author: Mildred Abbott
Publisher: Wings of Ink Publications, LLC
Pages: 300
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Book Excerpt:

A piercing scream shattered the peaceful ambience of the bookshop. We’d closed
the store ten minutes before, and I’d stolen a moment to curl up and read on the Victorian
divan. At the sound, I let out a yelp and flung the book from me. Luckily it landed a few
feet from the fireplace.

A clatter of claws came from the other room.

I looked over to find Watson scrambling to a standing position as quickly as his
little corgi legs would allow. He glared at me as if I was the one who’d disrupted his nap
in the sunshine.

Before I could make sense of a scream coming from the bookshop—it had to have
come from there, as loud and clear as it had been—there was a pounding above my head
followed by a squeal.


Must be. Though I’d never heard my best friend and business partner make such a
sound before.

Leaving the book on the floor of the mystery room, I hurried to the main portion
of the bookshop and rushed up the stairs to the bakery two at a time, having to hike my
pea-green broomstick skirt slightly to keep from tripping.

Nails still clicking on the hardwood floor, despite his slow start, Watson passed
me on the staircase and entered the Cozy Corgi bakery a few strides ahead of me.
I found Katie instantly, standing behind the marble-topped bakery counter, and
the mystery of the pounding was solved as she clenched her fists over her chest,
performed a little jig, and let out another squeal.

Okay, apparently she wasn’t in danger of dying. Although, perhaps she was

Katie caught me watching, and though a blush rose to her round cheeks, she
didn’t seem able to stop from giving another excited jig. With her brown curly hair
bouncing around her face, she was like a little kid walking in on a surprise birthday party.
I cast a quick glance around the bakery. Atypically, the randomly arranged
antique tables, rustic chairs, and overstuffed couches were unoccupied in front of the wall
of windows overlooking the downtown of Estes Park. Oh, right, not that atypical, I had to
remind myself; we’d closed the shop in the middle of the day.

“I’d accuse you of trying to scare away the customers, if we had any. I know
we’ve been slammed and it’s nice to have a break, but I’m pretty sure people probably
heard you on the street.”

“Good!” Katie squealed a third time. She literally seemed like she might be on the
verge of a seizure. “I want them all to hear. And after this, we’ll have a whole new
definition to the word slammed. We’re going to be so packed they’ll be lining up all the
way down the block.” Another squeal.

“Katie.” I crossed the bakery and took her hand over the counter. “You screamed
like you just discovered zombies were real, and now you’ve squealed four times.” I
cocked an eyebrow at her but wasn’t quite able to hold back the grin. “Who are you and
what have you done to my best friend?”

She whipped her hand free, grasped the laptop, and spun it in my direction.

“Check this out!”

You'll have to read the book to find out what Katie discovered!

Purchase a Copy:
Head on over to Amazon and get this fun book for ONLY $8.99 (paperback) and
$.99 (kindle)!

Other Books in the Cozy Corgi Series:

About the Author:

Reading the Cozy Corgi series is pretty much all you need to know about Mildred. In real
life, she’s obsessed with everything she writes about: Corgis, Books, Cozy Mountain
Towns, and Baked Goods. She’s not obsessed with murder, however. At least not at her
own hands (nor paid for… no contract killing here). But since childhood, starting with
Nancy Drew, trying to figure out who-dun-it has played a formative role in her
personality. Having Fred and Watson stroll into her mind was a touch of kismet. Follow her on her WEBSITE,  TWITTER,  FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM for more info!

flashing Win


Mildred Abbott is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter below, and HURRY as this giveaway ends midnight  on July 27th.

Terms  and Conditions:
 By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
The winner will be contacted via email on July 28th, and has 48 hours to reply,
before a different winner will be picked! 

Good luck everyone!

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