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Veronica's #WritersDiary: Release Day for Blood on the Vines: Harvest at Castlewood Manor!

โ€œAn archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.โ€

โ€• Agatha Christie

#HappyJune--and what a great way to kick off this new month! It's a #NewRelease day here at Cherrywood Hall West! Blood on the Vines: Harvest at Castlewood Manor is available at a seller near you (FYI...the eBook is available immediately, print copies available to order in the next few days). ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘

Before I jump into some of the sweet details on my latest #Winedunnit, I wanted to give a special thanks to my OH, Bruce, for his never-ending support during this book-birthing process! He's not an archaeologist (I do love Dame Agatha's quote on her OH), but he certainly is there for me, every step of the way. #LoveYou ๐Ÿ’•

So, what can you expect in this latest tale?

New Additions!

The Lancaster Williams clan will be gaining a new member to the family in this tale, with a scene or two to make you smile. (I am so obsessed with Union Jack prams!) ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Rattles are in the air for another couple too...and the baby mania brings on the brooding for a certain royal duchess...

Parties and Perils!

The Maidenford village fete takes center stage at the Cherrywood Hall vineyard. New venues at the estate offer loads of entertaining options and mur-dah most foul possibilities. Poison pen cards with vile accusations and deadly mishaps may put a real damper on the festivities. Psychic insights will chill your bones...and just when you think it's safe...#Dun-Dun-Dun

A crescendo at midnight!

The final evening of the fete will have you dancing the Charleston and Tango and flapping those fringes! The Speakeasy murder night has everyone on their toes, including a devious killer. Watch those walks in the woods...

An ending to make you smile...

Always conclude with an upbeat ending is my motto---except at Cherrywood Hall, there's never a dull moment! Your crown may spin at the end...Stay tuned for another Almost-Royal first!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘

And just like that...

Book 7 in My Almost Royal Cousin Series is here! Let's bring on the cozy mystery, summer reading fun!

Time to toast, celebrate, and start plotting the next tale. London Fashion Week, Murder on the Runway anyone? ๐Ÿ’„๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ‘  #FashionToDieFor #Book8

Wishing you a wonderful summer of fun and festivities! Thanks to all for your lovely comments and support. Finally, as all self-promoting authors must request, please buy my book! ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿท (Pssst...all the eBooks in My American Almost Royal Cousin Series will be $2.99 through the summer!) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘ #ThankYou

It's Wednesday, time for #DearDiary:

It takes a village...

Once again, a huge thanks to my lovely editor, Theresa Snyder; meticulous, proofing services by Wordrefiner Mark Schultz; book cover designs by Danielle Gregorio (I love the front and back covers!); and a fabulous trailer and technical services provided by Bibiana Krall's Compass Bespoke Services! I could not do the publication and release without you! Many, many, many thanks! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘ #OMG

A topnotch thriller this week from the writers of Twitter...

Author K.R.M. Morgan, The New Republic: Old Dreams. New Nightmares. (The Tavish Stewart Adventures), 5 โญ

Across the world, strange events are occurring, unleashing unworldly creatures and nefarious thoughts in the minds of men. World domination is their goal. A small domain has emerged in Argentina, supported by the elites of the world who have grown weary of the masses. Will governments around the globe be complicit to their demands?

In a world ravaged by evil intentions, corporate greed, and deadly viruses, the new order is fueled by ancient, shadowy beliefs. The founders are ruthless and determined their doctrines be followed, or else. When a daring plan to kidnap the royals of Europe is executed, it is successful, except for the mission in England, foiled by the bravery and cunning of Tavish Stewart. He and his emissaries around the world have tapped into a plan so evil, so devastating, it could bring the end of civilization, annihilating those who try and stop it.

Author Morgan has written an exceptional tale of international intrigue and thrilling adventure with The New Republic. This is a gripping, page-turning read---the non-stop action, twists, and turns will leave you breathless! If you are a fan of Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, and/or supernatural thrillers, this is a must-read book. I cannot wait for the second and third installments of this brilliant trilogy. A highly recommended read!

Next up in the reading queue:

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘

Just wanted to give a big, Almost Royal shout out to Her Majesty this week for the celebrations of her Platinum Jubilee! #Cheers The royal garden parties have been in full swing, and tomorrow is Queen Elizabeth's birthday parade, the Trooping the Colour event. I've enjoyed watching the festivities as they unfold (love those hats!). Now, let's see if there will be any royal dramas the next few days...this story is developing...

If you'd like to learn more about the schedule of events and see the collection of fantastic, royal photos, take a look here:

Viva Las Vegas!

Loving our visit to the western city of lights--excellent food and fun in the sun! It's been a great way to rest, recharge, and see what new lights we can put up at Cherrywood Hall West, LOL. Now, if I could only make those penny slots pay out a bit better... #OhWell

Welcome to my world. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend, friends!

Crowns and Kisses,


P.S. The summer road trips continue...we'll be traveling through northern California, Oregon, and Idaho the next few weeks! Let the summer adventures begin! Gemma and Rikkhe approve ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘

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Jun 01, 2022

I just ordered my copy! Congratulations on the new release, which I cannot wait to read! I'm glad you are getting some travel time in this summerโ€”viva la road trip! Cheers to you for another book baby. ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿพ

Veronica Cline Barton
Veronica Cline Barton
Jun 01, 2022
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Thank you so much, Amy! I'm thrilled to have this one out! Enjoy your week! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘


Veronica Cline Barton
Veronica Cline Barton
Jun 01, 2022

Gah! One for the books, this one! Thank you, thank you, UberHappy! Heading to the vineyard now! xoxo ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘


Jun 01, 2022

Congratulations! Release Day for Blood on the Vines! What a splendid read awaits me! Thanks for writing the BEST series!!

Veronica Cline Barton
Veronica Cline Barton
Jun 01, 2022
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Many thanks, Jena! I truly appreciate all of your fabulous support! Enjoy the fete!! xo ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘‘


Jun 01, 2022

Happy pub day for Blood on the Vines! You did it! So darn proud of you and thrilled to be part of the crew. Sending good vibes for an amazing day! Time to celebrate!

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