1 Grand prize US & Can and 10 e-book wins-Love, A Foot Above the Ground-Anna Celeste Burke-Ends 9/26 | Miki's Hope

1 Grand prize US & Can and 10 e-book wins-Love, A Foot Above the Ground-Anna Celeste Burke-Ends 9/26

Monday, August 29, 2016


Having read and reviewed all 3 of the Huntington Desert Mystery Series by Anna Celeste Burke-I, like many of you wanted to read about a character in all those novels-Bernadette! Bernadette, one of my favorite characters in this series has a book about her as well--it is the prequel to all these books. Everyone should have a Bernadette in their lives especially if you are among the 1% that live in California and are spoiled, rich and totally unhappy as all the women in this series are, and so are most of their mothers!

Bernadette, the housekeeper and somewhat surrogate Mom tells her story to 9 year old Jessica in such a way that you can actually feel every last occurrence. You will laugh and cry as Bernadette tells her amazing tale of love found and lost, that not all people are good--even family and that trust in the almighty will pull you through. But is also trying to teach Jessica that Hasta luego is not goodbye!

You really have to read this--and the author is giving away 1 Grand prize US & Can and 10 e--book winners-

Grand Prize--$25 Amazon-signed copy of book & tea US & Canada
And 10 others will win an E-Book copy of A Foot Above the Ground

Scroll Down for the Rafflecopter form-I have made it easy!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

*****Voted one of the 50 Self-published books worth reading, 2015!*****
We should all have a Bernadette in our lives... Set in California and Mexico in the 1960s this tale evokes a simpler, more innocent time and place. A story of love, loss, and resilience in the face of a haunting mystery.
What readers are saying about Love a Foot Above the Ground
5***** “If you believe in love, please read this book and you will be enlightened by the power of everlasting love....Five stars to this one!”
5***** “This is a stunningly rich saga played out in the culture of Mexico's Baja California, as a young girl learns the lessons of life, love, jealousy and betrayal. Against the odds, she ultimately finds peace and happiness, but not in any way you might expect from the intricacies of this fine saga.”
5***** “The writing style is fabulously romantic and mysterious and the scenery brilliantly described. By the end of the book I felt as though the people and places involved were actually real.”
5***** “The book was so powerful and a completely fascinating read.”

Read a chapter of two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)


Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.

On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband, and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.

An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! My books include the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, and The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California--the OC. Coming soon: The Misadventures of Betsy Stark also set here in the Coachella Valley. Find out more at http://www.desertcitiesmystery.com.

If you go to her website this author also does a lot of giveaways for her own books as well as in collaboration with other authors.

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And here is the Giveaway--

This contest is open world wide for the E-books. The Grand Prize can only be won by someone residing in the US or Canada. anyone aged 18 years of age or older. One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter for the Grand prize--10 will be choosen for the e-books,at the end of the giveaway. I will email those winners-they must reply within 48 hours with the e-mail they wish the e-books prize sent to. The Grand Prize winner must send me their full name and snail mail address. I will forward that information to the author who is responsible for getting you the prize.

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44 comments :

anna burke said...

Woohoo! Thanks so much for the great review and for hosting the giveaway. Yes, rich or not, we should all have a Bernadette in our lives. xx

Liz Mays said...

Bernadette must be more than wonderful with so many books featuring her! Thank you for the giveaway!

Reinventing Julie said...

Going to add these to book list now!

Nellwyn said...

It's great when you find a character you love and can follow them through their own series!

Literary Winner said...

I like when pre/sequels tell different characters' stories. I also think the author should make her life story into a book!

Scott said...

I can't say that I've read any of her books previously, but my wife has. I seem to recall her talking about Maddie's Project since it's the same name as our daughter.

Jenn said...

I have read a few of her books, Ill have to add this one to the list for sure!

Emily Endrizzi said...

I have not read any of her books. I think the George Shaw cozy mystery series looks good.

Neely said...

I've never read her books. Will have to give them a try!

Megan said...

Isn't it just the best feeling to settle down with the latest book in your favorite series? Like catching up with old friends.

Laura said...

I haven't read any of her books before. I would be interested in reading all of these. They all look really good! :)

Carrie Rundhaug said...

This sounds like a great read! I've never heard or read any of her books before! I will have to check them out!

Eliz Frank said...

The main character is a lady I'd love in my household too. I love that you are also offering a nice giveaway

mary irvine said...

I would love to read this book! Sounds like an amazing read! New to this author!never read any of her books but I am going to!!!!

Kathleen Costa said...

Great opportunity...thanks for your offer.

joye said...

I am a first time visitor to this site. I have yet to read one of your books. However, I have added them to my list since they sound like the kind I enjoy reading

jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

Berek said...

Fascinating post and I'm intrigued by Anna's life experiences--Quite a road to follow.

Anne said...

Thanks for the intro to a new to me author. I'm interested in trying any new mystery series.

Robyn K said...

This is wonderful!

Jennifer Herman said...

I have not and I would say Love Notes in the Key of Sea.

John Herman said...

No I haven't. I think that my wife would like Summer Bliss.

Kai said...

I haven't read any of your books. I do however have Mother's Day Magic and Happy Homocides 2.

Cynthia P said...

I don't think I've gotten around to reading any of her books. I am getting a review copy of Happy Homicides 4, though.

mary irvine said...

I haven't read any if her books but I want to, I would really really want to read therm!!!

scaro said...

I have one in print and several downloaded.
Thanks for the chance.
Carol Smith
penelope223@yahoo.com

Shirley said...

Just bought Happy Homicides 4..can't wait to read Love A Foot Above The Ground...all of your books are so worth buying...
hugs..shirley

Donna Wolz said...

I have read both books with Kim & Brien, all 3 Georgie Shaw books, and Maddie's Project. I plan on reading the Jessica Hunter series. I love all of them!

Donna Wolz said...

I wrote Huntington but auto correct changed it!

SuziQ said...

Well, I posted on the wrong page! But I love the books I've read by Anna Celeste Burke--- have not read MikkisHope. Great review!

KC Crocker said...

Sounds really good!

Marcy x said...

humor, love great friendships - great combination for great series!

Penny said...

I haven't read any of the books, but Murder at Catmmando Mountain has me really intrigued. The title and cover are just great! Thanks for the giveaway!

lynne fickling said...

i haven't read any of her books yet, but i'd love to know which one of her books SHE recommends! thank you!

Lori Byrd said...

I haven't read any of her books yet. They sound great!

Jeanineitsme said...

I loved Murder at Catmmando Mountain!

Donamae Kutska said...

Your new to me, but, I'm glad to see this. It looks great! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

Dan Denman said...

I think All Hallows' Eve Heist and Murder At Catmmando Mountain both sounds like good stories.

Wanda Bee said...

So far I haven't read any of her books, but I'd like to.

Debra Holloway said...

I have not had the opportunity as of yet to read any of this author's work, but I would love to read the Mystery Gone Mad series.

Marilyn said...

I would love to read All Halloweens Heist because I love anything Halloween or Christmas themed. But it sounds good...
Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

jerilynn rodriguez said...

I love Halloween..it is my favorite part of the fall season!!💜💜. Thanks for the chance to win! Haven't read yet but looking forward to it!!

Michele Hayes said...

Yes, I have read several of her books, and really enjoyed them.

Bev Smith said...

Yes I have read several of her books, I have now purchased 2 more so I can stay up on the series.

Heidi Carlson-Reid said...

I have read several of her books. I am on the Cosario Cove #2 now.

 
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