Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Do you foresee trouble before it happens?


From Inherit the Word
By author Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames

IT'S OUT TODAY!

the second in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series 
is on the bookshelves! 

From Jenna Hart, in Crystal Cove:

I've been in Crystal Cove for a few months now, and I'm loving it. I feel like I fit in. I love the ocean, the sunshine, the fog. I love the smell of the surf. I especially enjoy browsing the shops in town. I've found some fabulous restaurants. One, Mum's the Word Diner, serves some of the best comfort food around: meatloaf, hashed browns, soup, grilled cheese sandwiches. [Just an aside, but the woman who runs the place isn't the nicest of women; she's sort of Martha Stewart, only edgier if you can imagine! LOL]

Moving on...

Did I mention that I've also been inspired to cook more? I'm not much of a cook. A five-ingredient recipe was about all I could do when I first came to town. When I was growing up, my mother did all the cooking. I did the taste testing. At least I've graduated to ten-ingredient recipes. Baby steps, right? I am a foodie. I adore a gourmet meal, so I'm determined to become a great cook. I know it'll take time, but I've got plenty. I'm barely thirty. I've been delving into the cookbooks at the Cookbook Nook, the culinary bookstore that I run with Aunt Vera. I've plucked my favorites and am just getting around to putting them on a new bookshelf in my cottage. In honor of the Grilled Cheese Festival --

Did I tell you about that? I don't think I did. My mind is whirling lately. We're so busy. Tourism is booming, and the shop is thriving. Anyway, we're hosting the Grilled Fest in Crystal Cove. This year, it'll feature grilled cheese. We'll have cook stations in the shop, and people can come watch the contestants vie for the top prize. The winner for the last eight years has been the woman who runs Mum's the Word Diner, the one I mentioned before. I know the other competitors would really like to see her lose. We'll have to see what happens. Things could heat up fast! Last year, she and the runner-up got into a spatula fight. It went viral on YouTube. Too funny!

Do you foresee trouble before it happens?

By the way, my author is offering a giveaway today of the book that came out last month, DAYS OF WINE AND ROQUEFORT, the 5th in a Cheese Shop Mystery series. She writes that under the pen name of Avery Aames. So leave a comment with your email address, so she can contact you if you win, okay?




From Daryl aka Avery:

Check out my virtual blog tour via my event calendar. Lots of book giveaways coming up! Also check out Mystery Lovers Kitchen tomorrow. There will be a book giveaway on that, too!

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Days of Wine and Roquefort, the fifth in A Cheese Shop Mystery series, February 2014


Inherit theWord, the second in A Cookbook Nook Mystery series, March 2014
Click this link to read a preview or see a trailer or read an excerpt: DARYL WOOD GERBER

24 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to catching Jenna's latest adventures. And since I love grilled cheese, my mouth is already watering....

    carstairs38@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Mark! Happy release day, right? :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  2. I'm looking forward to reading Inherit the Word
    sgiden at verizon.net

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  3. I'm looking forward to Days of Wine and Roquefort AND Inherit the Word! Both are on my "order" list, but my book buying is on hold for a bit (two cataract surgeries to pay for!)
    lovesdogsandbooks (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Ah, Carol, totally understand. Heal quickly! If you can, ask your librarian to order them. They're much more open to paperback books nowadays with budget cuts. And then share with a friend. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  4. Very best wishes on both your books! They are (obviously) delicious sounding temptations.
    libbydodd@comcast.net

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    1. Libby, thank you so much. I always love seeing your name among the commenters.

      Daryl / Avery

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  5. congratulations to Jenna and Daryl! xo Hayley and Lucy

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  6. Thank you, Lucy & Haley. We're very excited.

    Daryl & Jenna :) (Ah, the lovely lives of authors with imaginary friends.)

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  7. Congrats on both, I love both series but way behind on the Cheese shop...I'm determined...I'll get there (and have fun doing it). Do I foresee trouble? Well, when my kids were young and they were quiet, I knew trouble was coming, LOL.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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    1. Debbie, that's like it is with pets. When they're quiet, they've found something to chew on that they shouldn't be chewing on, right? Yipes.

      Daryl / Avery for Jenna :)

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  8. Both series are "wanna" books. As soon as I can I wanna get 'em. And I am in awe of the fact there are two (count 'em) two books at the same time. You are one talented and busy lady.

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    1. Thanks, Annette! So glad you chimed in. Amazing what the publishers expect us to be capable of and we say "yes"!!!

      Daryl / Avery

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  9. Love your books. You alway deliver a great book to read.


    xzjh04@ gmail.com

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  10. Looking forward to reading Inherit the Word! The first book in the series was a lot of fun. Jenna is a great character.
    rencw@verizon.net

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    1. Renee, I'm having such a good time getting to know Jenna better. It's one of the true delights of being a writer.

      Daryl / Avery

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  11. Loved Inherit the Word. Eager to read the latest in the cheese series. Bobbipad@gmail.com

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    1. Barbara, thrilled to hear! Thank you so much. The book is getting good press. Yay!

      Daryl / Avery

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  12. I'm reading Inherit the Word, - and really enjoying it! =)

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    1. Melissa, that's great to hear. Love it! Thanks for dropping by. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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  13. And the winner of the giveaway is Bobbi! Congrats, Bobbi. I'll be contacting you via email. I hope the rest of you will drop by Mystery Lovers Kitchen for a recipe and more giveaways!

    Best to all, Daryl / Avery

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  14. I want to devour both series---and with my retirement coming up in 2 weeks---I'm ready to start reading many, many books! Please enter me in the drawing.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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