Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Stitch to Die For, Halloween, Special Day {+ Giveaway}

A Stitch to Die For by Lois WinstonToday’s post has a lot going on as I’m delighted to be participating in the book blast for author Lois Winston’s new cozy murder mystery, A STITCH TO DIE FOR; it’s Halloween here in the states; and it’s been 6 years since I stepped into blogdom.

As part of the Great Escape Virtual Book Blast for A STITCH TO DIE FOR, Lois is hosting an awesome tour-wide giveaway. Please see the end of the post for more details.

*Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, Book #5
*Paperback, 240 pages
*Publisher: Lois Winston (July 7, 2015)
*ISBN: 13: 78-1940795300

Here’s a brief synopsis:

      Ever since her husband died and left her in debt equal to the gross national product of Uzbekistan, magazine crafts editor and reluctant amateur sleuth Anastasia Pollack has stumbled across one dead body after another—but always in work-related settings.
      When a killer targets the elderly nasty neighbor who lives across the street from her, murder strikes too close to home. Couple that with a series of unsettling events days before Halloween, and Anastasia begins to wonder if someone is sending her a deadly message.


Author Lois Winston - Thoughts in Progress
Author Lois Winston
USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Lois Winston writes mystery, romance, romantic suspense, chick lit, women’s fiction, children’s chapter books, and nonfiction under her own name and her Emma Carlyle pen name. 

Kirkus Reviews dubbed her critically acclaimed Anastasia Pollack Crafting Mystery series, “North Jersey’s more mature answer to Stephanie Plum.” In addition, Lois is an award-winning craft and needlework designer who often draws much of her source material for both her characters and plots from her experiences in the crafts industry. 

For more on Lois/Emma and her writing, visit her website and visit Anastasia at the Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers. Follow everyone on tsu, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Twitter. Sign up for her newsletter HERE

A STITCH TO DIE FOR is available at Amazon,clip_image001 Nook, Kobo, iTunes, and Google Play


You can find out more about this charming story by visiting the following blogs that are participating in the book blast.

October 29
Minding Spot
Michele Lynn Seigfried's Blog
Babs Book Bistro
Cozy Up With Kathy
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too !
A Blue Million Books
Frankie Bow
Book Babble
Shelley's Book Case
Tea and a Book
Griperang's Bookmarks

October 30:
Community Bookstop
Girl with Book Lungs
Kaisy Daisy's Corner
Mallory Heart Reviews
Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews
Musings and Ramblings
deal sharing aunt
Laura's Interests
Brooke Blogs

October 31:
Sapphyria's Book Reviews
Books Are Life - Vita Libri
Thoughts in Progress
Christa Reads and Writes
Jane Reads
Teatime and Books
Queen of All She Reads
StoreyBook Reviews
Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book


Today is a day filled with superstition and celebration for all ages throughout the U.S. 

Halloween is one of those love/hate holidays that has been the topic of debates for many years. While some see it as a celebration of evil, others see it as a time just to dress up and have fun. Some see it as a celebration for children only, while others see it as a celebration of all ages. It seems more and more are decorating for Halloween each year. Here again, some do it with a scary theme, while others go more for happy ghosts and goblins.

Halloween has a long history and much is written about it. Each year I think businesses are realizing more and more the monetary aspect of the holiday with the sale of costumes (for youngsters and adults), decorations and especially candy.
However you celebrate or don’t celebrate Halloween, I hope you have a wonderful day.


It’s so hard for me to realize it’s been six years since I took my first step into blogdom and found all of you amazing people ….. my friends. Mere words cannot express the how much each of you mean to me and how much I appreciate all the support you have shown me throughout these years.

While I try to keep to a schedule, life has a way of changing things around sometimes. Through this, y’all have always been so understanding.

Currently I am visiting with my best friend in Texas. We haven’t had the opportunity to spend any time together in about 20 years. For this reason, my blogging will be a bit scattered over the next few weeks. Please bear with me if I don’t visit with you for a while. I will be back in full force before too long.

I can’t say THANK YOU enough for the wonderful response y’all have given Thoughts in Progress during these past years. Y’all encourage and inspire me in more ways than you will ever know.


A-STITCH-TO-DIE-FOR-SMALL-BANNERThis tour-wide giveaway is for either an eBook or paperback of A STITCH TO DIE FOR or ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY GLUE GUN, the first book in the series. It will be the winner’s choice of which book they receive.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient.

Thanks again for visiting with me. Be sure to check out the giveaway below and have a wonderful holiday (or just day). Y’all are the best!!

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  1. Happy Halloween, and a very happy blogoversary with many more to come.
    Enjoy your time with your friend.

  2. Happy Halloween and Happy Anniversary!

  3. Happy Anniversary! Happy Halloween! And thanks so much for featuring my book today!

  4. Congratulations on six great years of blogging, Mason!! The world would be a lot scarier without you... Happy Halloween!

  5. We are so glad you stepped into the blogging world as well! I hit six years in nine days and it's difficult to believe, isn't it? But it is the friends that matter - the ones who leave meaningful comments that encourage and inspire us. We couldn't do it without each other.
    Have a great Halloween.

  6. Happy blog anniversary, and Happy Halloween. I love the sound of this book. I am a fan of cozy mysteries. Best luck on the blog tour.

  7. Hi Mason - the world of blogging is amazing isn't it: congratulations on your six years of being here and amongst us lot! Alex has it right.

    Halloween is taking over here ... but everyone enjoys it .. and we eat pumpkin now! Cheers Hilary

  8. Sounds like a perfect cozy for this time of year.

  9. Looks like a good book - thank you for sharing

  10. Congrats on 6 years of blogging. I've had a blog for so long, I don't even remember a time when I didn't.


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