Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Pirate's Booty Fudge #recipe + FUDGING THE BOOKS #giveaway from author @DarylWoodGerber



Oh, hooray, great sales for FUDGING THE BOOKS! Thank you to anyone who helped by buying the book or telling a library or bookstore about it!

"Combining chocolate and pirates – what could go wrong?  Absolutely nothing.  I had a blast with this book from start to finish."



When I was writing Fudging the Books, I didn’t have a title, yet I knew I wanted to focus on chocolate.

No, I was NOT copying Krista, who also has a chocolate-themed book out this year. Usually, in the past, we have discussed themes, but this time around we didn’t! Luckily, our stories are not at all similar, and our recipes aren’t alike either. Krista’s THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS is delicious, by the way. Don’t miss it.

Also, FYI, this book is NOT about real pirates. The event this week in Crystal Cove is Pirate Week, where people get to dress like pirates, talk like pirates, climb rock walls, watch Pirates of Penzance, and search for the missing pot of doubloons.  But no actual pillaging!

Anyway, back to the here and now.  I love fudge.  There’s something about the texture that is like no other candy. It melts in your mouth but has substance. And when you add all sorts of goodies into it, it’s a texture explosion.

For this recipe, I added some of my favorite treats: extra chips. You can add almost anything to chocolate and it’ll be good. Yes, even bacon…in moderation.

If you’re not into chips and/or nuts (per this recipe), add your own goodies, like extra marshmallows or chopped fruit. Booty means treasure.

Note, just in case you can’t eat gluten, make sure you find a gluten-free marshmallow cream or marshmallows, okay?

Arrr, matey! Wouldn’t want you ailin’, now, would we?

PSS This recipe makes a ton of fudge and it's thick if you use a 13 x 9 pan (see note below)!!! Plan to have friends nearby.

PIRATE BOOTY FUDGE


4 ½ cups sugar
1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
3 12-ounce packages dark chocolate chips
7 ounces marshmallow cream
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 tablespoon vanilla
½ cup white chocolate chips
½ cup butterscotch chips
1 cups chopped nuts, if desired

Line a 13 x 9 pan with parchment paper (note: or to make this fudge "thinner", line one 13 x 9 pan AND one 8 x 8 pan.) Make sure the paper goes up and over the sides. Butter the parchment paper.

In a large saucepan, mix the sugar with the evaporated milk. Bring the mixture to a roiling boil and boil for 7 minutes, stirring often. Do NOT let it boil over the rim.





In a large mixing bowl, stir the chocolate chips, marshmallow cream, and melted butter together. Pour the hot sugar-milk mixture over the chocolate mixture. Stir well.




After the chocolate has melted, stir in the vanilla.



Pour the mixture into the prepared 13 x 9 dish (*and, if you want smaller "thinner" portions, pour a third of this mixture into an 8 x 8 pan).  Now, quickly top with the white chocolate chips and butterscotch chips, and add the chopped nuts, if desired. Press down.





I did half and half in this recipe.

Chill the pan in the refrigerator.

Just before the mixture is “firm,” cut the fudge into squares.  Chill again. Remove squares with a spatula. Place in candy wrappers, if desired. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated.

*Marshmallow cream substitute: You can buy a bag of mini marshmallows, about 4 cups, and melt them in the microwave on medium for 1 minute.


Feel free to share this "meme" with anyone!!! 


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And today, I've got one last GIVEAWAY!

From beginning to end in the series!
A copy of FUDGING THE BOOKS,  
a book tote with FINAL SENTENCE ON IT, 
a Cookbook Nook mug and a furry Tigger!





Leave a comment and tell me
whether you have told anyone about
Fudging the Books OR the Cookbook Nook Mystery series or my sweet dog Sparky!
Include your email address so I can contact you!

Savor the mystery!


Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
Tasty ~ Zesty ~ Dangerous!


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147 comments:

  1. I have shared several posts on Facebook about the Cookbook Nook Mystery series (Cheese Shop Mystery, too) encouraging family and friends to join me in my passion. I am happy to announce a couple of converts! I am hoping to start my own "Cozy" group to give everyone a chance to get involved. kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Kathleen, what fun. Let me know when your group gets going!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  2. I have suggested to my public library to purchase your Cookbook Nook Mystery series (the library already had your Cheese Shop Mystery series). I introduced my mom to your books (she is a fan). I have posted books from the Cookbook Nook Mystery series on my Pinterest account, and shared on Facebook.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Jen, great to hear!! Thanks for chiming in. Hugs to your mom.

      Daryl / Avery

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  3. I have shared posts on Facebook for both Cookbook Nook and Cheese Shop series. I also have written several reviews and posted on Goodreads, Amazon and BN. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway package - keeping my fingers crossed that I win it! kuzlin at aol.com

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    1. Kuzlin, you are the best. Love having the delicious reviews!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  4. Yes, my best friend, who loves mysteries, has been the recipient of my excitement, and my copy of Inherit the Word! The fudge looks delicious, we are always looking for new fudge recipes to try. Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. JH ~ so good to hear. I love when you introduce a new fan to the books! Enjoy.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  5. I've told my neighbor about your book---and she wants to read it. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Sue, it's that word of mouth that helps us authors so much! Thank you! Can you imagine if 5,000 founds told 5,000 fans who told 5,000 fans? And it's NOT a Ponzi scheme! :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  6. Hi Daryl! I've told my friend in Nebraska about your books, and I posted Sparky's pic last week to Twitter. I'm so happy to see the recipe for the Pirate's Booty Fudge included here - I'm only on Inherit the Word but you keep mentioning it on your blog posts and it sounds so yummy! Congratulations on the success of your new book! :-)

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    1. Nicole, I saw you posted Sparky. Sweet! I'm glad to share this recipe. There are plenty more in the book, but this is definitely a winner. Enjoy!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  7. Yes! What is it about the texture of fudge? It is SO satisfying.
    I think I will have to try making half of this recipe. I don't have nearly enough eaters and I don't want to feel obligated to eat it all!
    libbydodd at comcat dot net

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    1. Libby, I think it's that it takes a long time to melt in the mouth! It's almost like wine, you get to move it around before it's all gone. Something. I'm not sure, but that's my two cents. It did travel well to bookstores, in case you are wondering. And I gave a block of it to my stepson to take to his staff at Disney. They loved it. So it does make good gifts! make it at the holidays so you can keep some for yourself.

      ~Daryl/ Avery

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  8. What a delectable recipe. I have told my book friends and neighbors. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Traveler, thanks so much for chatting up our books. Always appreciated.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  9. Oh yes, I have added your books and recipes to my Pinterest page. Love this genre. fsumom99@aol.com

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    1. Debbi, lovely. Pinterest is so much fun. A visual treat for the eyes!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  10. Oh yes, I always recommend your books , both series , to anyone who wants to know what to read next ! I love both series so it's always nice to see a friend or relative enjoy them as well . kathambre@yahoo.com

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    1. Kathy, isn't that fun? You can share and then you can chat about them. Your own private book club!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  11. I think anyone who ate some of this fudge would become an immediate fan! I need to start cooking! (And who can resist Sparky!) bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Celia, there you go. I need to make this fudge and "sell it" so I can sell books. Hmmm, how would that work out? Travel the country, door to door? Hmmm. Got me thinking! :) re: Sparky. He's a doll baby.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  12. Thank you ... I love the recipes you share with us. My granddaughter and I are going to make the Pirate Booty Fudge Friday!! I've told several of my friends about your wonderful books. Thank you for this awesome giveaway and the chance to enter. :)
    peggyhyndman(at(att(dot)net

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    1. Peggy, what a fun project for you and your granddaughter! Enjoy!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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    2. Peggy, you are one of the three winners. Yes, 3. 1 big winner and 2 runner-ups. I decided to expand the giveaway. You are one of the runner-ups! You get your choice of Cookbook Nook Mystery. I'll contact you via email! Congrats!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  13. I am sharing on fb and putting them on hold at my library. Can't wait to read them. The book titles are so clever! Good authors are amazing and I have a lot of respect for them and you. I started a design blog in January and once I get on a roll writing it's hard to stop! Joan. jsomers421@gmail.com

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    1. Joan, what fun for you to have a design blog. A great way to share ideas!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  14. I have told my fellow bookworms about this series as well as my husband as I think the whole concept of a cookbook shop and cafe is genius! And I simply love these books!
    Bski92@gmail.com

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    1. Bski, thanks so much. I'm not sure "genius," but I appreciate the compliment!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  15. Well since I went to B&N to buy only your newest Fudging the Books and left the store buying all the back issues as well, I had to tell my partner since I spent a bit more than I said! I read the others from the library but needed to own them! kuddlekubs at yahoo dot com

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    1. Kuddlekubs, how fun to hear! Thanks. I hope you enjoy each and every one.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  16. My family and my friends are all interested in your newest book. Love the series. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, so lovely to hear. Thanks!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  17. I rave about your series at work! Zeta (at)iwon(com)

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    1. Jnalpath - swell! What do you do?

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  18. I have asked my local library, to get your books for me. I live in the country, and we have to get most of our books from the main library. But, the good thing is, that when we ask for them , they stay here at our small library. I live about a mile away, so I'm always in there. Not only do I read your books, I love all the goodies. My email is jozywails@gmail.com

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    1. Misty, so glad your library is willing to help you out! Good for them!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  19. The fudge and the book sound great. I can't wait to try them both.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  20. Of course I've told lots of people about all of your books, especially new releases. I have a couple of friends specifically who enjoy cozy mysteries as much as I do and I'm working on getting my mom and a coworker sucked into them too. They are die hard romance junkies. Thanks for the fudge recipe, the title alone sucked me in and now I have to make it. :)

    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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    1. Amanda, I've found that romance readers WILL read mysteries, but often mystery readers WILL NOT read romance. Isn't that interesting? I think you'll win them over yet. Did you tell them there "is" romance in my books? Granted, not bodice-ripping romance, but it's still love. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  21. I've told my sisters and good friends who also love your books and now I shared it with my book club for an up coming book club choice. Just sent my sister home with this fudge recipe.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Darlene, what fun. We are having a book club week coming up in September if you want to set it for then and use the questions I provide. I also have book club questions on my website. Go to Fudging the Books and you'll see the link for questions! Enjoy.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  22. Love the cozy mysteries. I share them with my sister who became a cozy fan not that long ago. Thanks for this great giveaway. janina.schwarz@gmail.com

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    1. Janina, I love sharing things with sisters. So cool.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  23. I told one of the librarians at our local library because she likes cozy mysteries.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Sandy, perfect!!! I love librarians!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  24. haven't told anyone yet. too busy with work. wolf2644@hotmail.com

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    1. Hopefully you will soon. Good luck with work.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  25. I tell everyone about your books. I always share on Facebook when I see one of your books.
    Jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

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    1. Deana, nice. Thanks for sharing!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  26. I'm on your street team and took 30 bookmarks to my local library for Fudging the Books. I'm also a friend on Facebook with you and I share your posts to my friends.

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    1. Frankie, cool!! I love hearing this. It's so helpful to authors to have people willing to spread the word. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  27. I told my sister and friend so they can pass it on bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

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    1. That's right. One tells one, who tells another. :) It's like a big, fun game of telephone!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  28. I've told several of my mystery loving friends about Fudging the Books.
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Theresa!!! Super to hear.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  29. I told friends about it.... and Sparky!

    afarage (at) earthlink.net

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    1. Alicia, should Sparky's ears have been burning? LOL

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  30. I don't think I have verbally told anyone about your books but I'm fairly certain I have shared some of your posts. The fudge recipe looks wonderful and shall have to try it.
    Anne@rightler dot com

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    1. Anne, good to hear. Telling is sharing in any form in this day and age! :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  31. I haven't yet. I think they'd make awesome birthday and holiday gifts for my girlfriends.

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    1. Jenny, yes, awesome gifts. What better than to give someone you love hours of reading pleasure!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  32. I work in a small Cafe' and I share my favorite reading material with my customers!! We all enjoy them!! Dix3733@hotmail.com Dixie Neitzel

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    1. Dixie, What fun to share reading with customers. Love that!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  33. I am thinking about buying your books for a friend as a Christmas present. She loves to read cozy mysteries, too.

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    1. Perfect! A stocking stuffer! :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  34. Congrats on your ratings. Hope they keep climbing. Have sent out your info to a few friends on my email list, my cousin, and my group here. We are planning on trying the fudge recipe Friday. We "test drive' the various recipes we collect from our favorite cozy writers on hapless guinea pigs (family). We each bring one or two of the ingredients and share lines from the book they come from. I told about you when I learned about you on Lind'as Chatting about Cozies. Haven't had the pleasure of reading yet (I have a backlog of books, usually would have read by now usually do about 3 a week, but been helping a friend at the rock museum so haven't had time these last 3 months. But her worker is recovering nicely and will be back at work the first of September. I have Friday and Sunday off. Fri I am with our group testing (Oh, and Donna said your books are great [she's read 3 so far] I read her the fudge recipe a few minutes ago so she is going to Jan's to see if they have it. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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    1. Della, what fun to read lines from books as you share the food. Love that idea and might use that for one of my upcoming books. :) Sweet idea.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  35. Yes! I share on Facebook & Twitter, plus whenever I finish reading my paperbacks, I pass them along to friends or swap them! Thanks for all you do!
    rw620 AT aol DOT com

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    1. Robin, one of the best ways to get someone interested in a series is to give them a freebie first. ;) That's how I got into Nancy Drew. My mother gave me her whole set! I've been a reader ever since.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  36. I have shared posts on facebook but I have also talked about your books to my 4 book reading sisters and my nieces. I have shared copies of my books with them and they seem to be hooked on your series. I love this fudge recipe I am copying the directions so that I can make this soon. Thank you so much for all the fun giveaways and all the great books you write darholley1@aol.com

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    1. Darlene, thanks for all the good sharing! Sweet. Enjoy the fudge.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  37. Have told several friends who like mysteries about your books. Keep up the great work.

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    1. Elaine, thanks. I plan to do just that! :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  38. Yes, I have told others about Sparky and your books! The recipe looks so yummy and sweet! I have never been a huge fan of fudge but all these books with recipes for it are sure tempting me. Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Elaine, sweet! Some people like the "harder" chocolate, but there are times when fudge is just right for me. Sort of like pudding. I don't like it always, but then there's that one day I must have it!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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    2. Your Pirate's Booty really looks good! Thanks for taking the time to post it!

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  39. I have shared posts on Facebook and have told several friends. (Who love your series too)

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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    1. Kaye, sweet to hear. Thanks!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  40. I've told the ladies in my book club about the Cookbook Nook series. Thanks.
    turtle6422 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Jana, I love hearing that book clubs hear about our books. I think that's the one thing we simply must lock in on are clubs so we can expand our audience!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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    2. Jana, because the field was so big, I decided to give away three prizes. 1 big winner and 2 runner-ups. You are one of the runner-ups and you have your choice of a Cookbook Nook Mystery. I'll contact you via email. Congrats! ~ Daryl / Avery

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  41. I have been trying to explain the whole genre to my husband. Every example I put forth only seems to confuse him more.....

    cjreynolds52@comcast.net

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    1. Really? Has he ever read a mystery? The are just mysteries built around a theme, in most of the case for authors on MLK, food. Some around travel/pets some around book themes. But they are pure and simple mysteries!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  42. I love the Cookbook Nook books and have told tons of people about it. And I am always talking about Sparky and even shared several of his photos. I just love his big eyes!! He makes me smile always!! I cant wait for my review to posted tomorrow. I sure hope you like it!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe and opportunity to win such an amazing price pack. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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    1. Kay, fun, I'll look up the review tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  43. I certainly have, and also about the Cheese Shop series. I love both of them. I have 6 of the cheese shop, is that all/ are there more to come? Sorry it's off topic.

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    1. Tess, that's not off topic. You're talking about "me" LOL Yes, there's another Cheese Shop coming in February, FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE. Don't miss it. I love the story! And there are lots of recipes in this one.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  44. I certainly have, and also about the Cheese Shop series. I love both of them. I have 6 of the cheese shop, is that all/ are there more to come? Sorry it's off topic.

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  45. I certainly have, and also about the Cheese Shop series. I love both of them. I have 6 of the cheese shop, is that all/ are there more to come? Sorry it's off topic.

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  46. After the Mystery Ink signing, I shared the book I bought and something about you authors and the food ... fudge included. Judy D

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    1. Judy D, how sweet to hear! It was so good meeting you at Mystery Ink! I'm thrilled you chimed in.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  47. I love your Cheese Shop Mystery series and have just started reading the Cookbook Nook Mystery series. I have highly recommended both series to all my friends at work. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. BookLady, thank you so much for telling me. Love hearing that the word is spreading. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  48. I share on Facebook. And I'm excited to read Stirring The Plot, I love the cover! hcalhoun78@yahoo.com

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    1. Hollycat, enjoy! I just got a copy of my large print STIRRING THE PLOT (that goes to libraries) and they never have the same cover as the main book. Well, this one is so far different it's spooky! LOL

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  49. Besides sharing posts to FB about it, I've told my Mom about this series because she is a fellow cozy lover. I've also asked our library to order Fudging the Books when I dropped off the bookmarks. They have the other 3 in Large Print. When someone sees the bookmarks they can prod as well. I'm so glad to hear #5 is in the works!
    I think my husband would flip over that fudge recipe! ツ
    bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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    1. Pamela, thanks so much. For sharing at the library, with your mom. That's great! And I'm sure your husband will flip. Mine did.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  50. I'm sorry, I haven't shared about your books. I haven't read any books by Daryl Woods Gerber. I have an excuse. I did not know you are also Avery Aames! I just finished my first book of yours The Long Quiche Goodbye and I've been telling people about that book and that author! The fudge recipe looks decadent! I'm going to have to make some ;)
    vjvereeke (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Vivian, it's been a challenge getting the word out that I am 2 people all rolled into 1. But now my website makes sure you know I'm one and the same. Check that out for more about me and my books. www.darylwoodgerber.com Enjoy!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  51. I share your books with my coworkers and I tell others about your books. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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    1. Robyn, I know you do! You've been amazing. Thanks

      ~Daryl / Avery

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    2. Robyn, because the field was so big, I decided to give away three prizes. 1 big winner and 2 runner-ups. You are THE BIG WINNER! I'll contact you via email. Congrats! ~ Daryl / Avery

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  52. I haven't read the cookbook series yet, but I love your cheese shop mysteries! Sorry to hear there's only 1 more to look forward to. This gives me an excuse to try your other ones! Hope I win. blueirishmoon@hotmail.com

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    1. Cynthia, please do read the cookbook nook series, start with Final Sentence, and I think you'll love it (if you already love my Cheese) series. 1 more is what the publisher says but whoever knows if they might CHANGE their mind if that book were to sell, say, a million zillion copies!! :) Tell a friend.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  53. told a friend

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  54. Yes, I've told friends about your books, Daryl/Avery. :-) I love fudge. Thank you for the recipe (PIRATE BOOTY FUDGE) Yum! No friends for that. Don't come between me and my chocolate. lol! I haven't read any of your books so I hope I win. Have a great day! Enjoyed your newsletter.

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

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    1. Melj - I hope you'll pick up one of my books if you don't win. And yes, you can have the fudge all to yourself!!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  55. Yes, after reading Fudging the Books I posted reviews and recommendations on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble with the name Techgranny. Loved the book.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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    1. BJ, love the handle for you!! Thanks so much for all your support.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  56. Yes, after reading Fudging the Books I posted reviews and recommendations on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble with the name Techgranny. Loved the book.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  57. Yes, after reading Fudging the Books I posted reviews and recommendations on Goodreads, Amazon and Barnes and Noble with the name Techgranny. Loved the book.
    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  58. Yes, I have shared on Facebook and told some friends about your new rekease. dmskrug3 at hotmail dot com

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  59. I pass the books I get on to my daughter and granddaughter. They in turn pass them on to their friends. Your books do get around.
    I have to try the fudge recipe. In the past I haven't had good luck with making fudge so hopefully this one will work. It's good even if it's runny.
    thanks.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Mary, you shouldn't have any problem with this recipe. It's so easy. Enjoy!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  60. I share your great stories and recipes all the time with anyone who will listen to me - LOL! My granddaughter and I have made some of your recipes when she comes and does an overnighter -- she is going to love this fudge one. She and I are both dog lovers so we absolutely love Sparky -- thanks for sharing with us. jody.714@hotmail.com

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  61. Oh, yes! I have shared your books on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, and in person - I work at the library. :)

    brooke811 at ymail dot com

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      ~Daryl / Avery

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  62. I have shared on Facebook, as well as loaned out my copy of Final Sentence to my mom and a few friends who are readers like myself. I can't wait to read Fudging the Books. It's on my tbr list. and slowly making it's way to the top. If I could get rid of the work and cleaning house thing, I could get a lot more books read. =)

    mamamoongrrlie at gmail dot com

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    1. Sara, my books aren't on tape yet, but Krista's are, so you could listen while doing all the house things. :)

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  63. I have urged my library to order them.

    kkat dot edwards at gmail dot com

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      ~Daryl / Avery

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  64. I've entered contests and probably shared things that way, such as on Facebook. I don't make fudge, just homemade brownies. I'm proud to be a chocoholic.
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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      ~Daryl / Avery

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  65. i am a diabetic but a little sin is good for the soul and i can always share. waiting for my book

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    1. Mary, my husband is a diabetic (recently diagnosed) so he has to eat moderately, too, but a little bit seems to work and put a smile on his face.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  66. I've shared lots of posts on fb about it. I'd like to try this fudge, but I've never been able to make fudge. It doesn't set for me. No matter what I do. Maybe I'll give the recipe and ingredients to my niece. She can make fudge. :)
    pmettert@yahoo.com

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    1. Ann, this is amazing fudge. And it sets nicely. Give it a try and report back.

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  67. Posted a book review of "Stirring the Plot" last September. Made sure it was on GR and Amazon, 'liked' a couple of reviews put up by people I know. Going to share this post because, hey, who DOESN'T like a fudge recipe with a book giveaway! luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. I lovve hearing about all these "helps," Luann! Thanks to you and everyone who has helped get the word out!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  68. Yes, I told a couple of my reading buddies about your books. Enjoy reading them
    jwisley8(at)me(dot)com

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      ~Daryl / Avery

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  69. I recently shared the cookbook nook series with my mom. She loves them as much as I do. Can't wait to read Fudging the Books. mcastor07@gmail.com

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    1. Melissa, isn't it fun when you can share a love of reading with your mom. My mom and I used to read the same books, too. It was so much fun discussing them with her. Enjoy those times!

      ~Daryl / Avery

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  70. Wow! There were so many comments that I decided I'll pick three winners, by random generator! 1 for the big prize and 2 that receive her choice of Cookbook Nook Mystery. Congrats and thanks to all who chimed in and have shared with friends and family! You are just the best!! I'll leave replies above, post names in the winner's box on the upper left of the MLK page, and contact the winners by email!!

    ~Daryl / Avery Savor the Mystery!

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    1. The winners are Robyn (email starts are we...), plus Jana B and Peggy H as runner-ups! Congrats!

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    3. Thank you very much! :)

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  71. I told my husband about the series he thinks it's hilarious

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  72. I have read several of y our books and enjoyed them very much. I have told the girls in exercise class and my cousin in WA. I also posted to facebook.

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    1. Sharon, sweet! I'm so thrilled that you shared the info. :)

      Daryl / Avery

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