Friday, January 13, 2017

Meet Bunny Bowowski, A Recipe Plus Giveaway

Hi-do! Welcome to The Bean Hive. I'm Bunny Bowowski. You can grab a regular coffee from the coffee bar or a tea. But you look like you want one of them fancy drinks like a latte, or one of them caramel macchiato. You know, they are filled with sugar. Don't take my word for it. I'm just a customer. The real owner is Roxanne Bloom, Roxy if you know her. I probably shouldn't tell you this, but she's asked me to look after the coffee house while she headed down to the police station.

Mmmhmmm. Now Roxy finding Alexis Roarke murdered is just hearsay because I haven't really talked to her, but I heard it from  Crissy down at the Honey Comb Salon. She'd know because she and Roxy were friends twelve years ago.

It seems so long ago, but it ain't. Roxy hasn't been back to Honey Springs in twelve years, but the two of them, Crissy and Roxy, they picked up like no time had passed. You know, we do that in small towns.

Oh, yeah. The police station. Here, have a honey doughnut with that coffee. Lips smackin' good I'm telling you. You'll be back for more.

Anyways, Roxy's Aunt Maxi and Alexis Roarke really don't get along too well. Didn't get along, that is. In fact, they'd just had a public spat yesterday. Roxy went down to The Crooked Cat Book Store, Alexis's store, to offer what I'd call a peace offering in the form of a cup of coffee and doughnut. This is where is gets good.

Alexis. Dead. Murdered. Not only that, but BANNED was stamped on her forehead. You know, Alexis used that stamp on the banned books in The Crooked Cats' banned book section. Mmmhhhhmmm.

Now that's just hearsay. Though I do know that Roxy is down at the police station trying to get her Aunt Maxi out of some kind of hot water. After all, just a few months ago before Roxy moved back to Honey Springs, she was one of them fancy lawyers.

Mmmhmmmm. Nothin' like this has happened in Honey Springs. . .ever.
Now, you come on back. Remember that around these parts, the gossip is just as hot as the coffee. Toodles!

Readers: Do you like recipes in your cozies? Do you ever make the recipes? Leave a comment for a chance to win one of the IT'S A SOUTHERN MYSTERY, Y'ALL measuring spoon and Kappes mini-tote. Winner will be announced on January 19th.



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If you were to come by The Bean Hive, you could eat one of these amazing gluten free mini-cheese cakes. Or grab the recipe and many more southern recipes at Tonyakappes.com.



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149 comments:

  1. I love cozies with recipes. And yes I do try them. Can't wait to try your recipe. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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    1. YAY! I hope you enjoy it! They are so good.

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  2. I am so excited to read this new book. Yes I like recipes in my cozy reads. I have made several of the recipe. Always fun.

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  3. I do enjoy having the recipes in the books. I haven't made any of them just yet, but I plan on if. Sounds like Bunny is going to be a new favorite supporting character of mine. Love her charm.

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  4. I love the recipes in cozy mysteries. This book sounds awesome. I did pre-order it and can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Can't wait for the new book. I feel like I've been waiting ages lol. I. ❤ Tonya Kappes

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    1. Hahhaa! RIGHT?! That's how it feels for me too.

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  7. I can hardly wait for the book, have mine preordered. Yes I like recipes in cozies but I never have time to make them. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert. musiqmom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Oh good. It's my husbands too so I had to learn how to make it gluten free. I love this one too.

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  8. I love the recipes in the cozies. The Bean Hive is a place I'd like to go to and enjoy a cup of tea.

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    1. Me too! There is a local coffee shop that I find adorable that The Bean Hive is loosely based on.

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  9. This sounds great. Loves recipes at the end. Something to look forward to.

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  10. Jill Broussard/ minishoes@msn.com
    I do like to see the recipes, but have yet to try one. Living in the South, I'm sure I'll attempt these.

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  11. I do like mysteries with recipes and have tried some. Some have worked out, others not. I'm like every other woman...always looking for some thing new and different to bake or cook.

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  12. Love mysteries! Love reading recipes zeta(at)iwon(dot)com

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  13. Missy Cook-VanHooseJanuary 13, 2017 at 6:31 AM

    I love recipes with my cozy mystery and I have made several from books that I've read. I'm really looking forward to your newest book. I already have it preordered. Have a great day!!

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  14. I do like mysteries with recipes as they seem to add layers to the characters.

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  15. Can't wait to read. Sounds liked this boomk is going tobe great to read!!

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    1. Thanks, Mari. I really enjoy writing this series. You know my love for coffee!

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  16. Love cozy mysteries with recipes & patterns mostly knitting but love most craft projects. But back to recipes, have used them also, have a red velvet that I have also passed to others they call & say get the book out& tell me what I need. Funniest thing ever. I would love that bag for my project/book bag. Thanks for the giveaway. daw655(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hahha! That's wonderful. Send me the recipe! Tonyak11@yahoo.com I love red velvet.

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  17. I like having recipes in my books. Adds another dimension to the book. Also, this also prompts me to purchase the book in physical format if I like the recipes. The books are then also displayed with the other cookbooks and usually get more conversation time as a result!

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    lucksterkitty@gmail.com

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    1. I loved adding them. I love to bake and cook. How can I not with a family of six?

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  18. Congrats and looking forward to reading it! (Love the name, Bunny!)

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  19. I pre ordered your book as soon as it was available. I just love mysteries,especially those with recipes to try. I love the tote and the measuring spoon. Now I can carry my book and try a new recipe. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway!

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  20. I can't wait to read this new series! I love small, southern towns and I love Tonya Kappes' books! cking78503(at)aol(dot)com

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  21. This sounds like a hoot! Can't wait to read it! And I like to try all the recipes in books. Will definitely try these, too.

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  22. I do enjoy recipes. I recently tried two. They were tasty.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  23. Great giveaway. I always want to try recipes from cozies but its just me so it seems pointless. But I like reading them in the books and imagining.

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    1. I love to make them because it makes me feel more connected to the characters. I love that!Imagining is perfect.

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  24. Love cozy mysteries and recipes. Your books are the greatest.
    judytucker1947 atgmaildotcom

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  25. I enjoy the recipes. I rarely make them, though. I live alone so I rarely cook. I do enjoy your books.
    marlene(dot)ezell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Love cozy mysteries and the recipes always sound sooo good!!
    Tried very few but will try more
    Can't wait for the new book, sounds so good

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  27. I cozy and recipe together and yes I do try some of gage recipes

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  28. I love the blurb ! And I do sometimes make the recipes!☘

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  29. I love recipes in cozies. I have made lots of them. I have used some of my paperbacks as cookbooks so much that I had to buy a new one.

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    1. That's a great idea. I read so many ebooks that I never thought to keep the paperback...

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  30. I've made several recipes from mystery books.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  31. I love recipes and this book sounds amazing!

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  32. I love cozy mysteries with recipes!! I have made recipes from the books and I can't wait to make the cheesecake recipe. Thanks for another great giveaway.

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  33. Cozies with recipes are great. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Recipes in cozy mysteries are an added bonus which I enjoy greatly and make. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I love see new recipes in the mystery books & I sometimes try them out. Thanks for this generous giveaway. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  36. I've pre-ordered my copy and I can't wait!! Recipe for cheesecake looks yummy. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway!! chettysmom@yahoo.com

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  37. amy guillaume lindermanJanuary 13, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    i love recipes in my cozies! i'll make the recipes right away if i have the ingredients on hand! aelinderman@sbcglobal.net

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  38. I do like recipes in my cozies and have tried a few. Thank you for the chance to win. Dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  39. I do like recipes in my copies, as long as they tie into the book. If they are just kinda in there and don't make sense, then no. If someone is baking, then absolutely I want the recipe! BTW! I love your books & have this one pre-ordered!

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  40. The recipe sounds delicious. Thank you,

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  41. Donamaekutska7@gmail.com great review

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  42. Love your books! ❤ I've been waiting for this release since the moment you first posted about it. The whole concept of Honey Springs, The Bee Hive, etc. is fantastic! Love the Swag ideas for Scene of the Grind! Such a great theme to work with!

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  43. I love the recipes included in books and often try them out. Yummy. Thank you for the chance to win. I'm currently reading Carpe Bead'Em and loving it!! My email is pmlopez27@me.com

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  44. I love recipes and frequently try them.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. Since I am cooking challenged, I haven't tried any recipes in cozies. Even the ones I thought even I could do! I can take or leave cozies with recipes as I get them for the mystery; many people do like them so I wouldn't suggest ceasing them. Thank you for the chance to win one of the very nice scoops and tote bags! I'm waiting to read the new book that I pre-ordered a couple months ago. jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) çom

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  46. Yes, I love recipes in books & do try them! Can't wait to start this new series!

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  47. I enjoy reading a wide variety of author's. I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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  48. I love it when cozies include recipes -- that is what got me hooked! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I love the recipes in cozy mysteries. This book sounds awesome.
    meowcat_21@hotmail.com

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  50. Pre-ordered. Can't wait to read the book!!!!
    cactuspare(at)cox(dot)net

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  51. I love recipes in cozies, I have tried a few, some I liked and some I didn't and gonna try some more. I have this pre-ordered and can't wait to read, Bunny sounds fun!
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  52. I enjoy the inspiration of the recipes. I've tried many.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  53. Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to meet all the new characters! I do like recipes in my cozies. I do try some and all have turned out great.
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  54. I do make some of the recipes, can't wait to read this book.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  55. I enjoy the recipes, but I haven't made any yet. Although, I may have to make this one! Thanks for the recipe and for the chance to win. I live in Florida and enjoy Southern cozies.

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  56. New book is on pre-order! Can't wait. Thanks for the recipe!mommatoodle at msn dot com

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  57. I really enjoyed the excerpt of the book. Can't wait to read. I do like cozies with recipes. I copy the recipes I like and I have tried a few.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I really enjoyed the excerpt of the book. Can't wait to read. I do like cozies with recipes. I copy the recipes I like and I have tried a few.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. Sounds great live food and cosy! Most recipes I have tried have been very good

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  60. Sounds really interesting. I would love to read it.

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  61. Sounds really interesting. I would love to read it.

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  62. Sounds like a Great Book. Thanks for the giveaway. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. The recipes in the books I read is the reason I gained 25 lbs last year! I was GF for a few years prior so I would "fudge" the recipes for my needs, but at the beginning of last year I stopped being GF as it wasn't helping with some of my problems and I wanted to taste real comfort food again...here I am a lot heavier. This year I started slowly taking the weight back off, six pounds is much easier to gain than to lose. =/ Anyway, I love your books and still love trying the recipes with some modification and portion control...ugh. Thank goodness coffee is not my caloric enemy.... I'd die without it.
    konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. love recipes in books..just something extra to love..can't wait to get to read..
    greeneyes2755@yahoo.com

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  65. I love recipes in the books! My husband does the clinic's but if I insist he will try one.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  66. I love recipes that are included in cozy mysteries, have tried quite a few and submitted several to authors when requested. Thank you for the opportunity. servedogmomATyahooDOTcom

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  67. I'm always looking for Gluten Free recipes thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  68. I love culinary cozies. I always read the recipes even though I never make them. Unfortunately I have a family of very picky eaters and new recipes scare them.

    I'm eager to dig into this book, it feels like I've had it on pre-order forever.

    llcejka at gmail dot com

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  69. I love cozies with recipes, but I have never made them. I am a recipe/cookbook hoarder.

    I have already pre-ordered the book!

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  70. I love recipes anywhere I find them and love them in cozies!

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  71. I love the tote and measuring spoon! Super cute!! I would use the tote for work to bring things bk and forth from home bc I'm a teacher and you know how we love those totes!

    I'd use the measuring spoon for all the GF recipes bc I have Celiac Disease. The GF recipes add variety to my diet...thx! Cheesecake...yum!!

    Ok...I'm lying. I'd probably put the tote on display in my classroom and tell everyone my famous author friend Tonya gave it to me. Hehehe! think your books are great! :-) tarafarah7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I love to read the recipes in cozies and yes, I have been known to try them and to buy the cookbooks from the cozies. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I find recipes within a book are acceptable and yes I would try them. But when a recipe is just put in it for no reason isn't acceptable. I submitted several that have been used in Kathi Daley's books and it is great to be able to say I am in a book. lol! robeader53@yahoo.com

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  74. I always have the best intentions of trying them, but never seem to get around to it. Love the books though, and the option is always there.

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  75. I love recipes in cozies. I have not made them but I want to! a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

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  76. I have enjoyed your books previously, Tonya, but I know for sure t5hat I will love this new mystery series so much. I was in a bookclub until just recently, but the group didn't like to read mysteries as much as I did, so some years we only read ONE mystery, the one I chose, which was not enough for me. I love discussing mysteries as much as reading them so now I just read at home and read almost all mysteries exclusively. Best of luck with everything. And I do like to see recipes in books and do make some of them as well. Thank you. Cynthia B. ceblain AT tmlponline DOT net

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  77. I enjoy reading recipes & have some marked to try. Thanks for the giveaway! doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  78. I love recipes in the cozies. I was reading a cozy and I mentioned to my husband that it sounded good and he looked at the recipe and made it. We emailed the author and she also made it like us and she also liked the way we made it so it was a wonderful outcome. I just love your article and thank you for the chance love reading and reviewing on a few sites.

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  79. OH Wow do I love cozies with a recipe. And the cheesecake in this recipe is my VERY next recipe to try! Next to chocolate, cheesecake is my downfall. I preordered the book the minute it was available for pre-order....now I am waiting patiently for it to show up in my kindle! All of Tonya Knappes series are fantastic! Merry
    Northstarvance(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  80. I like recipes in the books! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  81. I always read the recipes but haven't made any yet - perhaps because as a single senior I cook as little as possible! Do love your books.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  82. I love recipes in my cozies, and have made some of them on occasion.

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  83. I love this blog! LOL! Bunny is a hoot! Yes, I do like the recipes and I will try them out! <3 fuades3@yahoo.com

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  84. I love books with recipes! Especially during the cold winter months when turning the oven on, trying new recipes, and listening to music is the best time! generallylost@hotmail.com (Sheila Siarkiewicz)

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  85. I am so excited. Just got my book ordered. Tonya I love recipes in books 📚

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  86. I love the recipes in books! I can't wait to read this series! Pre-ordered and patiently waiting. Thanks for the chance .
    kpowers784@yahoo.com

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  87. I love recipes and food in a mystery book. I imagine it's because reading and eating are two things I truly enjoy. Thank for the chance to be entered in this lovely giveaway!

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  88. Yes I love the recipes, I'm not much of a cook but I have tried a few. I've pre-ordered my book for February. Bkwolf.whitaker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. I definitely love trying new recipes. Especially ones that are favored or featured by my favorite Authors. Thanks for the mini cheesecake recipe above. I'll be trying that because, I mean really, who can resist cheesecake!

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  90. I love recipes in my books and occasionally try them. On occasion I have to adjust due to God allergies but I'm learning! Woo hoo hoo...
    Debby C
    crowell601@gmail.com

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  91. I love recipes in my cozies, even though I haven't made any of them. I love the prizes. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  92. I love recipes in my cozies, but I have made any. I love the prizes. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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  93. I love when recipes are included in cozies - I've made some over the years. Can't wait to read this book ❤

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  94. I pre-ordered my copy! Can't wait to read it.

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  95. I love Cozy Mysteries with recipes and actually feel let down if they don't include even just one! Thanks for the chance for the tote and measuring spoon!
    tiggercat24alisha@yahoo.com

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  96. I am sharing the recipe with a gluten free friend. I can not wait for the book to be released! I love Cozy mysteries. Would love the tote since I collect tote bags and the spoon would be a great bonus! Thanks!
    MarshaMysteryreader(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  97. i love having some recipe but so far i didn't make any as i didn't have the ingredient for the one i wanted to do
    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  98. I LOVE recipes with cozies, the Gluten free cheesecake looks AWESOME. I'm not allowing myself that good stuff till 50 more pounds go but at least reading the stories & recipes doesn't put weight on. Looking forward to reading Scene of the Grind!

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  99. I love having cozies with recipes. I've copied many of them down, but haven't made any yet. {Actually I don't do the cooking, hubby does. One of these days though.} This cheese cake sounds easy to make, and sounds like it will taste good too. Hubby likes cheese cake so I might just have to dust off my apron and try making it.

    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  100. I am always looking for new recipes, so yes, to the recipes in the books! Can't wait to read this new book, and looking forward to the book club discussion of it!

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  101. I love the Cozies and with the recipes I have made some and kept many. This sounds very good thanks
    Penney penneyw(AT)sbcglobal.net

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  102. I would love to win It's A Southern Mystery, Y'ALL measuring spoon and Kappes mini-tote. Thank you for a chance.

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  103. Can't wait to read!
    rhondajgothier (@) yahoo dot com

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  104. Hi. Thanks for the giveaway! I love recipes in books. I do make some of them. I actually make a point to try one recipe, (sometimes more), from every book I read that has recipes in them. I have tasted a lot of food I might not have this way. Most of them have been tasty, tasty. Occasionally I tried something that I did not care for but a family member has. I add those to possible recipes for their birthday menu lol. I have also found some that have became favorites. Your cheesecake recipe was so easy and was definitely tasty, tasty. I am planning to make it again changing the flavorings. I am so excited for the release of Scene of the Grind! It is one of those books you just know is going to be a hoot! I read this out loud to my guy. He said thanks for the heads up on the characters. Now when I start telling him about Bunny or Roxy he won't be sitting there trying to figure out who I am talking about. Haha. Poor man never knows if I am talking about books or neighbors. He said it will be a relief to remember there wasn't a body in a local book store. Haha. He wears sarcasm well but I do tend to talk about characters like they are real. Thanks again! Frances cristinaalaska(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. Thanks for sharing your contest with us all! Awesome prizes and thank you for the chance! vboudreau57@gmail.com

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  106. i'd love a chance to win! i can't wait for this book to be released. i so enjoy tonya's books! :)

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  107. YES I LIKE RECIPES IN MY COZY BOOKS. SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  108. I love recipes in books. I've yet to try one but I will one day. pgenest57 at aol dot com

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  109. Cats are so overdone. But for some reason there can't be to many coffee mysteries. That makes me a coffeealcholic?

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