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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Welcome to A Prairie Girl Reads, formerly Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

In 2011, I formed Cozy Mystery Book Reviews to share my passion of mysteries. While I love mysteries, I'm also a big fan of science fiction, fantasy, young adult fiction and some romance novels. As such I wanted to move my blog onto being a multi-genre blog. I was worried that my cozy mystery readers might not take to it, and I did a poll on Facebook and was surprised that so many said "yes, do it!" So here we are. 

A Prairie Girl Reads encompasses both Cozy Mystery Book Reviews and my all-genre audiobook blog. The blog title signifies that I reside in Canada, in the prairies to be exact, where the land is flat, full of crops and snow for more than six months of the year.

Near my house in winter - lots of snow to be seen, even on the lake.

As mysteries are a big part of my life (and take up the majority of room on my bookshelves), A Prairie Girl Reads will concentrate on mysteries, with a 80/20 split between mysteries/other genres. There will still be lots of great guest posts from cozy authors, cozy mystery reviews and giveaways.

Speaking of giveaways, to kick off the new blog we have a super giveaway! Two prizes, two winners.


One winner will win a Cozy Mystery Gift Pack including "Mayhem at the Orient Express" by Kylie Logan, "Death of a Coupon Clipper" by Lee Hollis and "Laced with Poison" by Meg London. Open to US/Canada.

Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan
The first in a new series

Death of a Coupon Clipper by Lee Hollis
The third book in the Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mysteries

Laced with Poison by Meg London
The second book in the Sweet Nothings Lingerie Mysteries

One winner will win a $15 Amazon/Barnes & Noble/Chapters or Book Depository giftcard. Open international.

To enter:
1. Complete rafflecopter below.
2. Giveaway ends on Sunday, July 14 at midnight.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

28 comments:

  1. I *adore* your new blog!!! Another awesome Glogirly Design :)

    I'm in awe of the beauty of the Canadian prairie and love how you incorporated it into your blog.

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    1. Thank you Melissa. Debbie at Glogirly is a genius!!!!! :)

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  2. Looking forward to your new review blog. Best of luck!

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  3. Good luck with your new blog Bella, I think you made a wise choice, it will be easier to have everything on one blog.

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    1. I think so too Melina. I'm glad I decided to bite the bullet and do it now rather than later.

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  4. Your new blog looks great! I really enjoy cozy mysteries, but read other books as well.
    Your blog name really speaks to my heart,..I grew up on a Dairy Farm, and miss country living. =)

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    1. I love hearing that the "prairie" part lots of readers relate to. Sometimes it's a bit boring here, but it's so beautiful.

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  5. Looking forward to the new blog! I hope I win one of your give-aways!

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    1. Me too, Martha! If you haven't read it already I will be giving away Final Sentence by Daryl Wood Gerber tomorrow :)

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  6. I love your blog design! I read all sorts of books too!

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    1. Thanks Kat. I absolutely love it too. I can't wait to share lots of other non-cozies.

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    2. Thanks Kat. I love reading other blogs that are multi-genre too.

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  7. I love your new blog design, and I'm excited about the changes! I'm a prairie girl too, only about a thousand miles southeast-ish of you. =)

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    1. So many prairie girls :) Prairies are a great place to read, well it my case there isn't much else to do, lol.

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  8. I really love the new blog design! Excited to 'follow' you over here. :)

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    1. Thanks Brooke. I'm glad you're following me here :)

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  9. The new blog looks great! Glad you are able to include all your interests. I have varied tastes in reading, too, so this suits me perfectly!

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    1. Yay! Always great to hear that my readers are following me in this new adventure.

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  10. The new blog looks stunning. Glad you are branching out with new genres on your blog. I'm now following you through Bloglovin, but had already been getting email updates.
    Have a great weekend.

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  11. Glad that you will be going where you want to be. I am not much of a fan of science fiction and fantasy but I love all kinds of mysteries. Think I will be looking for mystery book challenge next year. There are so many different kinds. I am looking forward to more types of mysteries. Love the kat at the top!

    Good Luck, so glad that we won't be loosing you.

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    1. Carol I know Socrates Book Reviews does a cozy mystery challenge, and I have a Alphabet Cozy Mystery Challenge on goodreads too. Lots of great cozy mystery challenges!!

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  12. Cool new Blog! Looking forward to following you here!

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  13. Love your blog ~ I am a new follower. And thank you for this wonderful giveaway! All three are on my TBR List! :) Happy Reading~ Cheers ~ Elizabeth MacGregor ~ stitchingfaery@windstream.net

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  14. Love your blog!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! Cozy mysteries are my favorite books.

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  15. Sorry I missed the giveaway. Great blog.
    Ann

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  16. Sorry I missed the giveaway. Great blog.
    Ann

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