Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday Reads: "Basket Case" by Nancy Haddock (and a GIVEAWAY!)


In celebration of her latest release, Nancy has agreed to give away two (2) copies of "Basket Case" (winner's choice of either a hard copy or eBook). You can enter by going to the Rafflecopter box at the end of this post. You must do this by September 17, 2015 to be eligible to win. If you are one of the randomly chosen winners, I will contact you to get your information to pass along to the author. Good luck!


A Word from Nancy …

Greetings, Leslie and Readers! What a high it is to be here sharing some things that inspired me to write Basket Case. The first point of inspiration has to be growing up in a small town – namely, Sapulpa, OK. Sapulpa had (still has!) a main drag rather than a town square, and there was I time I think I knew every inch of it.
The second and perhaps most important factor that inspired the book was being witness to my parents’ forever friendships - with people in our neighborhood, with those they’d met via my dad’s time in the Marine Corps, and those they’d met through work, volunteering, etc. Watching my parents and their friends age wasn’t always pretty, but they taught me the grace of growing older. Now I’m privileged to have my own relationship with my parents’ friends – and with their children.
Basket Case is set in fictional Lilyvale, Arkansas, but the town is based primarily on Magnolia, AR. A funny thing happened to me there, and though I don’t want to give it away, I did use an exaggerated version of the incident in the book. That paired with the fact that one of my older friends was raised in Magnolia sealed the deal in using the town as a template. I hope you’ll have fun meeting the Silver Six, their family, and their friends!

My Review…

(I gave it 4/4.5 stars.)



About Nancy…




Nancy Haddock is an award-winning and national bestselling author of mystery romance who now writes cozy mystery. Basket Case, the first book in the Silver Six Crafting mysteries, will be released in Sept. 2015 with Berkley Prime Crime. Her earlier books, also with Berkley, are La Vida Vampire, Last Vampire Standing, and Always The Vampire, feature Cesca, aka Gidget with fangs, and are set in Haddock’s current hometown, St. Augustine, FL. Nancy draws on historic wealth, southern culture, and the plain old quirkiness of places for her books. She lives with her husband and rescue dog Baron.

You can find Nancy online at the following:


a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the feature, and the lovely review of BASKET CASE, Leslie! Have a great weekend!

    Light,
    Nancy

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  2. Sounds great. Look forward to it.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Virginia!

      I love mysteries, too. This one has such a quirky cast of characters, which just adds to the enjoyment.

      Good luck!

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    2. Sorry I'm late! I hope Internet glitches!

      Thank you for your comment, Virginia! I had such fun with this book, and hope everyone who gives it a try will, too! Best in the drawing!

      Leslie, I'm delighted you enjoyed the quirky cast. They are fun to write!

      Light,
      Nancy

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    3. That should've read that I hate Internet glitches. Comcast coming tomorrow. Again. Argh!

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  3. I love mysteries. Several favorites including the Fidelma series.

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    1. I've never read any of that series, but some look interesting :)

      Thanks for stopping by, and good luck!

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    2. BJM, I'm not familiar with the Fidelma series, but will check it out.

      If you give Basket Case a read, I hope you'll enjoy it!

      Light,
      Nancy

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  4. I love suspense....but I've read and enjoyed cozy mysteries too! The lightheartedness & sometimes funny scenes in the story make it quite enjoyable. And most cozy mystery titles are funny all by themselves :-) Thanks for the giveaway of "Basket Case", sounds like a great book!

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    1. Trixi,

      I agree...I l really like mysteries and suspense tales :) This one has really enjoyable characters.. I know what you mean. Some of the titles are as interesting as the stories themselves!

      You're very welcome. Thanks for visiting, and good luck!

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    2. Hi, Trixi! I so know what you mean about the titles of cozies! From plain old funny to great word plays, they are fun! If you give Basket Case a place on your reading list, I hope it will delight you!

      Light,
      Nancy

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  5. Sounds like a fun story, and I LOVE mysteries!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! This story is a lot of fun. I just love the cast in it. If you enjoy mysteries, you'll like this one.

      Good luck!

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    2. Thanks for visiting, and best wishes in the drawing! I adore meeting mystery lovers, so being here with Leslie is an extra treat for me!

      Light,
      Nancy

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  6. I just love Nancy, she's awesome! Can't wait to read this one

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    1. Kim,

      Thanks for stopping by! This is the first of Nancy's books that I've read, but I sure plan to put her on my must-read list of authors :)

      Good luck!

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    2. Kim! Hi, lady!! Thanks so much for stopping in and commenting! Hope you and your darling son are doing well!

      Light,
      Nancy

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