Monday, May 4, 2015

New Author New Book and Giveaway

Happy Monday! Today I'm excited to feature a new author Carlene O'Neil and her debut novel One Foot in the Grape.  It will be release on May 5th.

Don't you just love the cover? Well guess what, One lucky reader will win this book today. All you have to do is leave an email and comment  and tell us what you love about the cover and if you have a favorite wine?  I'm reading this book now and I tell you what you will love it as much as I do.



Book Description

 May 5, 2015
In California wine country, the town of Cypress Cove may seem peaceful. But someone’s about to pop their cork…

After losing her job as a photojournalist, Penny Lively is trying to get her life back in focus. Inheriting the family winery from her late aunt may be the fresh start she needs. Thankfully she’s got her niece Hayley and her handsome winery manager Connor to help. But the person in need of more urgent assistance is Antonia Martinelli, the owner of the neighboring winery, who has her own barrel full of problems. Someone’s spoiling her wine, and with the upcoming Autumn Festival, she needs Penny’s nose for clues to sniff out the culprit.

But Penny’s search for answers sours after the body of a staff member is found in a grape crusher. Since Hayley was the last to see him alive, she’s the prime suspect in the case. Now Penny must hurry to find the real killer before Hayley withers on the vine…


About Carlene:

Carlene O’Neil grew up in the heart of Northern California Wine Country and is a wine specialist, certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. A former television writer, she currently makes her home outside Los Angeles, where she can be found sailing in the Santa Monica Bay or doing research for her next novel. Clearly, any novel set in wine country requires extensive research. One Foot in the Grape is her debut novel.

You can get her book here: 



22 comments:

  1. Since I already love a good glass of wine, a wine mystery makes it taste even better. I'd be thrilled to win this new first in a series.

    NoraAdrienne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. I adore the cat and dog on the cover of the book, and the balloons gives it a party feel. Just darling! Even though I don't have a favorite wine, I still think this looks like a delightful book. Thank you for the chance to win.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Sounds great! Love the cover. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  4. Love the colors of the cover; I love a good Riesling.
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  5. I love the color combo on the cover; I don't drink but I certainly don't mind reading about those who do!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  6. Love the cover---the cat and dog are great for a cozy cover---and those bottles of wine will remind me to pour a glass before I open the book. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  7. Wow a great giveaway today! Really excited for this book to come out. I don't drink but I still like to read about the making of wine and the way it all works.I like the broken wine bottle on the cover, and how it looks like the cat is looking at the first in a new series blurb. Oh and the little saying Murder Is a Pressing Matter.
    magicgirl2357@yahoo.com

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  8. The cover reminds me of the times I helped pick grapes for the harvest at a winery. Good times! I don't have a favorite wine.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  9. Great cover, I love the colors.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. The colors are wonderful and the design delightful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Love the cover! I am excited about this book and giveaway. Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  12. New to this series and author. I would love to win a copy so I can become familiar to it. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  13. The dog and cat are cute. A great series and special feature. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. Great cover...a new series...what more can you ask for? Sounds quite interesting...I drink fruity wines on occasion...

    Kathleen Bylsma h5apby@yahoo.com

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  15. I love Tristan De Luna's Blueberry Explosion.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  16. Really love the husky and the kitty in the picture. Not to mention just the colors overall. Thank you for the chance. Lady.Janel@Hotmail.com

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  17. I love the cover! The main things that caught my attention are the cat, the dog, the balloons and the landscape. I don't really drink wine anymore but I used to like White Zinfandel. Dnrocker@yahoo.com

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  18. I am very lucky to live in the middle of 3 different viticultural regions! I love many types of wine, from dry to sweet, white, through rose, to red-grape and fruit. My favorite is a Gewurztraminer! I love the color-it features my favorite color (purple), my favorite dog breed (Husky-or is he a Malamute?), a cat, and WINE!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  19. I love the gazebo and the balloons on the cover! And I like a nice Cabernet/Merlot blend, from a couple different wineries. Thanks for the intro and chance to win!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. Love the cover, bet I'd love the book

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  21. I love the dog and cat on the cover...the balloons are great too. I'm not really a wine drinker so I don't have a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win this book. It's always exciting to read the first book in a new series. cking78503@aol.com

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  22. I love the purple! The balloons are a great touch, and of course the cat and dog are spot on. I do not have a favorite wine, as I haven't really drank much - but this looks like an awesome start to a series.

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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