Sunday, February 24, 2019

Chili Cookoff 2019 with a #Bookgiveaway

Character:      Edward Morris
Title:              Down in Flames
Series:           Webb’s Glass Shop Mysteries
Author:          Cheryl Hollon
Website:         www.cherylhollon.com


Hi, Edward here. I'm working hard to keep up with the changes in the Grand Central District of St. Petersburg, Florida. A lot of growth has occurred in the last few years and I'm struggling to keep up with the demand for great food.

Owning a pub is quite a challenge in a tourist town that has transformed to become a foodie destination with a strong craft beer presence. I'm carrying a number of draft beers from local brewers, 3 Daughters, Green Bench, Pinellas Ale Works, and Overflow Brewing Company. That's only the ones that are nearby.

I'm preparing my best chili recipe for the Chili Cookoff on Saturday. So far, I'm very close to perfection. The event will take place between the 2400 - 2600 blocks of Central Avenue with over forty contestants. There will also be beer tastings and prize drawings.

The variety is chili is incredible. It ranges from hot and spicy to white chili and more vegan offerings than ever before. Come on down, support the neighborhood and enjoy the tastings.

What is your favorite type of chili?


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There's a #BOOKGIVEAWAY! Leave a comment and your email address in the form of yourname(AT)server(DOT)com to foil the SPAM bots. Do this by midnight on February 26 for the chance to win a signed copy of Shattered at Sea. This giveaway is limited to U.S. and Canadian residents. Winner will be notified within 48 hours.








Down in Flames will release on June 25, 2019 and is available for you to pre-order at AmazonNookKobo, and in your favorite bookstores. It is published by Kensington Books If your budget is tight, please ask your library to order it for you.


About Down in Flames:

A fatal hit-and-run in front of Savannah Webb's glass shop proves to be no accident. . .

A highlight of Savannah's new glass bead workshop is a technique called flame-working, which requires the careful wielding of acetylene torches. Understandably, safety is a top priority. But as Savannah is ensuring her students' safety inside, a hit-and-run driver strikes down a pedestrian outside her shop.

The victim is Nicole Borawski, the bartender/manager at the Queen's Head Pub, owned by Savannah's boyfriend Edward. It quickly becomes clear that this was no random act of vehicular manslaughter. Now the glass shop owner is all fired up to get a bead on the driver--before someone else meets a dead end . . . 



About the author:

Cheryl Hollon writes full time after she left an engineering career designing and building military flight simulators in amazing countries such as England, Wales, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and India. 

Fulfilling the dream of a lifetime, she combines writing with a passion for creating glass art. Cheryl and her husband George live in downtown St. Petersburg visiting museums, walking the parks, and sampling the adult beverages.




Visit Cheryl and her books at her WebsiteFacebook, Instagram or Twitter

45 comments:

  1. We just had chili last night. I do not like my spicy. So we have hot sauce nearby.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. My favorite type of chili first and foremost is homemade. No can stuff at this house. Hubby and I both prefer it HOT and with beans. We use a seasoning called HOTTER THAN HELL (which might give you an indications of the heat level), then add some ghost pepper powder and ground red pepper. Instead of tomato juice we use to use SNAP E TOM juice which is a tomato juice with peppers blended in, but not that it's not available any more we make our own. I do think we have perfected the recipe to equal if not better than bought juice. There's got to be onions and chili beans in it to make it true southern chili. When we make a batch, it's a big pot full. That way we can freeze up some containers for chili hot dogs or other dishes that call for chili as an ingredient but not the main course.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of "Shattered at Sea". I would love the opportunity to read it and would gladly leave reviews since I consider it an honor to do so.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  3. Homemade chili. Family loves it. Thank you for this chance. Carolyn 1cow0993(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I've never liked chili. I can barely be in the same room. My husband only has it when we go out to eat sometimes. My brother makes it and he makes it spicy with his own homegrown peppers and my husband has 2nds and 3rds. I don't minds reading cozies about chili, I even read the recipes and cringe when I see the ingredients that I can't have because of my stomach problems. Thank you so much for this chance!! pgenest57(at)aol(dot) com

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  5. I eat vegetarian chili and no spice which I enjoy during the winter. Thanks for this feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I do not eat chili since it is a food I cannot enjoy and savor. Unfortunately. Thanks for your captivating books. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I love my Dad's chili - adjustable for heat preferences, meat with beans. pjcoldren[at]tm[dot]net. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  8. Vegetarian chili is more of a challenge , but Skyline Chili out of Cincy makes a good one.
    browninggloria(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Well due to reaction with tomatoes I can no longer eat regular chili. :( I did try some white chili ( made with chicken and white beans, It was great. I've all ready read Shattered At Sea. It was great!! But my daughter didn't get a chance to read it so if I win I'll give her the copy. Vicki-- nvictoria77(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I love homemade chili, not too spicy and with cheese and onions. Especially good this time of year.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. My family loves Cincinnati Chili with spaghetti.
    mdfitz85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I love a good spicy homemade vegetarian chili. Thank you for sharing! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. Homemade ground beef chili.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  14. My husband's chili is amazing…..until he gets crazy with the jalapenos. I fish them out and he eats them as if they are candy. ellen_levickis yahoo com

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  15. My favorite Chili is mine of course...lots of Chili flavour, but minimal heat...guests or family always have the option to add more heat...I grew up in Southern California....and even though my time is now divided between England and Pennsylvania, I get my Chili powder from California....and it makes al the difference! And yes, I’d love to win the book..thanks for the giveaway...email is
    LaFonRC(AT)aol(DOT)com

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  17. I like mild chili with beans, my Cajun hubby likes his with a little spicy with no beans! Obviously, we don't do chili very often.
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  18. Vegetarian with two beans and corn, a mix of spicy and sweet.

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  19. I like my chili with meat and beans and not too much heat (GERD). My son always makes it way too hot for me.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  20. I like my chili homemade with meat, no beans and spicy!

    marthalawson8 at gmail dot com

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  21. I like my chili homemade with meat, beans, cheese, and mild. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  22. I love my mom's chili. It's not spicy.
    turtle6422 at gmail dot com

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  23. I like mild chili without chunks of tomatoes in it! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. I love white chili, thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  25. I love spicy chili. Thanks for the chance. Maceoindo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. My husband loves chili - the hotter and chunkier the better. I temper it with lots of rice for myself. cheers (at) marjimmanor (dot) com

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  27. I like mine with a little heat. I like that this was done from Edward's character. kckendler at gmail dot com

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  28. When I was a child I didn't care for chili but since I've gotten older I love, love, love chili. My daughter is the best maker of
    chili. She takes ground chuck, chili beans, diced tomatoes, onions, celery, pepper, seasonings and yes even salsa. The meatier and
    more beans along with vegetables all the better. I thoroughly enjoy reading Cheryl Hollon's series and would love to win a book from
    her. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. I have a homemade chili recipe I have used for years. I tend to change it up on who will be eating it. I would love to win this book to read. Thanks for the chance! bernice-kennedy(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  30. I love chili but I’m the only one so I rarely make it. I love just plain ordinary chili made with beef but I have made it with chicken and love that too. Your book sounds interesting, thanks for the chance to win one.

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  31. I love a spicy chili with kidney beans, hamburger or ground Turkey, onions, tomatoes, celery. Saamm7(at)msn(dot)com.

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  32. I like mild chili mix with kidney & black beans along with mexican ground meat
    Clemmie.Jackson@yahoo.com

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  33. Love chilli. Yes in central Illinois chilli is spelled with two ll’s
    jwhaley4(at)aol(dot)com

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  34. I love mild chili and this book series. Thanks for the giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. My favorite type of chili is sausage. It has become my daughter's favorite meal and she requests it for her birthday each year. I cannot wait to read Down in Flames. Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. My favorite chili is the kind my family makes. Not too spicy and very meaty! With lots of saltine crackers all smushed up. If I’m really craving chili and my family doesn’t have it on the menu I don’t mind Wendy’s chili. It’s pretty good too. Thanks!
    Rlewis11797(@) yahoo (dot) com

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  37. I like to put cinnamon and cocoa powder in my chili--deepens the flavors. Janet Balas, janetbalas@mac.com

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  38. My favorite chili is what I make at home--nice and thick with lots of meat. It has to simmer for hours----and should sit overnight so the favors develop.
    My hubby doesn't like it too hot, so I have to add hot sauce at the table to mine.
    farrell@crosslake.net

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  39. Yes, I love chili with cheese and cornbread. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  40. Not too spicy lots of tomatos thank you for the chance donakutska7@gmail.com

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  41. I like chili not to spicy with lots of meat and good back taste. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  42. I'm not a chili fan cause I don't like the beans, but I'll eat it without beans :) kkcochran (at) Hotmail (dot) com

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  43. I like mild tasting chili, I don't eat much spicy food. lclee59(at)centurylink(dot)net

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  44. I love mild chili, but no beans! anajs95 at gmail dot com

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