Welcome Fellow Got Books Bloggers!

WELCOME Got Books? book bloggers and fellow reading enthusiasts to my little corner of the book blogging world in the small (and currently quite HOT) but wonderfully located state of Delaware. I've been an avid reader all my life, but about a year and a half ago I decided to venture further in my reading endeavors from merely tracking the amount of books I read annually, to actually creating an entire blog with my reviews. Needless to say it's been a fun adventure, I've been learning so much about writing, publishers, and other book related topics that I would never have been exposed to otherwise. Not to mention I've met many new fellow book enthusiasts, and was lucky enough to be close enough to New York City to be able to attend, this past May, the Book Expo America and the first annual Book Blogger Convention. Both were tremendously fun, entertaining and even a great educational experience.

Please feel free to have a look around my blog on your adventures in the next two days (check out my 3 reading challenges to your right), and leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by. I look forward to hearing from you and visiting your blog too!

And now for the fun part, I'm giving away a signed copy of the following book:

Ghost a la Mode: A Ghost Of Granny Apples Mystery (Book 1) By Sue Ann Jaffarian

Summary From Amazon:
Granny was famous for her award-winning apple pies-and notorious for murdering her husband Jacob at their homestead in Julian, California. The only trouble is, Granny was framed, then murdered. For more than one hundred years, Granny's spirit has been searching for someone to help her see that justice is served—and she hits pay dirt when she pops in to a séance attended by her great-great-great-granddaughter, modern-day divorced mom Emma Whitecastle. Together, Emma and Granny Apples solve mysteries of the past—starting with Granny's own unjust murder rap in the final days of the California Gold Rush.
Along with a sprinkling of history, this spirited new mystery series features the amateur sleuth team of Emma Whitecastle and the spirit of her pie-baking great-great-great-grandmother, Granny Apples.


I tend to like giving reviews that are short and to the point, so readers can have plenty of time to make educated decisions about a book and spend the rest of their precious time doing the most important part, reading!

Having said that, I've never read any other books by Ms. Jaffarian, but I can confidently say that this first book in her new series is a refreshingly sweet, yet mysterious, and easy read. It's not just a mere mystery because it goes beyond the normal "who dun it?" and adds a splash of humorous paranormal entertainment and a bit of romance to the mix. The characters were solid, believable and likable, even the "bad" ones were well described and kept your attention, of course granny was a great character and it even made me want to have a friendly ghost/granny (who gives off that sassy no nonsense vibe even from the "other side") following me around assisting me with my daily activities! This is a must read for not only those who are fans of the mystery genre and it even goes beyond a traditional paranormal genre too by not taking either genre too seriously, almost on the lines of the "chick lit" genre, with fun characters and an equally pleasant plot that shouldn't be missed. I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series, and maybe you will too once you read this story.

Here's Ms. Jaffarian proudly showing off her book that she was signing at the Book Expo America.

Contest Rules (and they're super simple!):
Please leave your email address in the comments section below, or you may choose to email me at delgalreviews(at)gmail(dot)com. That's it! Only one entry per person please, so everyone who enters has the same chance. Follow my blog only if you think I'm groovy, not just for an entry!


Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

This looks cute!

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Jasindo said...

Thanks for the contest!

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Fiona said...

Please enter me.


Ashley said...

Sounds like fun!

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Ashley said...

Sounds like fun!

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Lydia said...


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Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Please enter me, it sounds fun! :-)

Thank you!

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debbie said...

It sounds really good, I would love to read it.

Brenda said...

Sounds like a great book. Count me in. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

Kris said...

I love a good cozy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Tethered Mommy said...

I love cozies! And new series are even better :)

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Stephanie said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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throuthehaze said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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xxsquigglesxx said...

Great contest! Thanks for the chance!


Ladytink_534 said...

This sounds like such a good story!


Gwen@ChewDigestBooks.com said...

Thanks for the giveaway of what sounds like a great cozy mystery!


pixie13 said...

Sounds like a fun read. Count me in, please. Thanks!


Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

Wonderful giveaway!


LuAnn said...

This book sounds great!

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bluerose_shelnut said...

Please enter me. :)

Jenny Bolech said...

Looks like a fun one- thanks for the chance to win!
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Got said...

Great job on the post! Thanks for helping to spread the bookish love...happy reading!

Jules@OneBookShy said...

This looks like a fun book. I'd love to be in the running.

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Cameo said...

Thanks for hosting this fantastic contest

suzie said...

sounds like fun

Ashley said...

This sounds really good!

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Shishito said...

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway!


Mystee said...

Thanks for the contest...sounds wonderful :)

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Tribute Books said...

Thanks :)


JoAnna said...

Thanks for the giveaway.


kjovus said...

This sounds like a cute book...and now I really want apple pie. ;o

I prefer short and sweet reviews too.


Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

This looks like a good read. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Seems like a great books!


Vidisha said...

Great giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book - ty for the giveaway!

Pam S

MarthaE said...

Looks like a nice cozy mystery with some extra zing. Thanks for the giveaway.

Jennifer Mathis said...

please enter me


Heidi V said...

I love the title of this one!

Thanks for the chance
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Elise said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Julian is such a cute little town.

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Carol M said...

Thank you for the giveaway!
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Anna said...


Colleen Turner said...

Sounds like a great book, please enter me!

Linda Kish said...

Looks like a cute book.

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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

~The Book Pixie said...

This sounds like a very fun and interesting read. Please count me in.


Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting! I think your blog is groovy so I am a follower. Please enter me - bevsharp@desch.org

E.A. West said...

This book sounds like a lot of fun. :)


Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
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Linda Henderson said...

Please enter me in your giveaway, it looks like a very good book, I'd love to read it. I did become a follower of your blog.

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katsrus said...

Thank you for the giveaway. She is a new author to me. Her book sounds wonderful.
Sue B

Book Sake said...

Cool giveaway & review!

Mia J. said...

This sounds like a fun read. thanks for the giveaway.

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Island Girl said...

thanks for a chance in your giveaway!
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Angela (Library Girl Reads) said...

I haven't heard of this one but it sounds good :-)

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The1stdaughter said...

Oh, I love a good mystery with a little food thrown in! This sounds delicious! Thank you so much for hosting your giveaway and for being a part of Got Books?!

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Judylynn said...

Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!


Anonymous said...

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Sounds like a good cozy mystery.

andrea said...

thanks for the giveaway! the book sounds interesting, thanks for the review :)