Sunday, January 3, 2016

Murder in Paradise with Terry Ambrose + Book and Latte #Giveaway



We are delighted to welcome award-winning mystery author and Crime Fiction Examiner reporter Terry Ambrose as our special guest.

Details on how to enter today's "Book and Latte" giveaway are at the end of this post. 

First please welcome Terry...


For ten years, I was a member of Kiwanis International. The focus of Kiwanis clubs is to improve the lives of children by doing community service. For the past fourteen years, our web design business has supported local clubs by helping them to have better websites. After that many years, I suppose the concept of trying to help others is somehow ingrained in me.

A couple of years ago, I came up with the crazy idea to try and raise money to help support literacy in Hawai’i. The project was always intended to be a model of partnering—find an organization that was already dedicated to improving literacy and work with them, get other authors to contribute their stories, find an editor, a book designer, etc. I’m proud to say the plan worked and we’re about to launch Paradise, Passion, Murder: 10 Tales of Mystery from Hawai’i.

There were a number of other authors who had already written stories set in Hawai’i. Multiple organizations were already working to improve literacy in the state. And the coolest, most heartwarming, thing of all? Everyone who joined the project was passionate about helping others learn to read.

Our writing team includes JoAnn Bassett, Gail Baugniet, Frankie Bow, Kay Hadashi, Laurie Hanan, Jill Marie Landis, AJ Llewellyn, Toby Neal, and CW Schutter. Most of our stories are about characters from our existing series. We’ll take you from the Big Island to the North Shore of Kaua’i, where you’ll find the Tiki Goddess Bar. Our characters’ stories involve family drama, Hawaiian legends and history, and everyone’s favorite subject, murder. Whether you want a funny locked-room mystery on a tour bus on the far side of Maui or a prison breakout with an unwilling escapee, we’ve got them all.


The beneficiary from this project is Read Aloud America, a Hawai’i 501.c.3 organization dedicated to improving literacy in the Aloha State. Everything for this anthology was donated, so Read Aloud America receives 100% of the royalties for soft-cover and e-book sales. Learn more about the authors and books on our website at hawaiianmystery.com. (Preorders available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.)

Unfortunately, none of our authors write foodie mysteries, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy eating. One of my favorite things to eat is (yum!) cookies. I have a problem, however—I’ve got celiac disease and am gluten intolerant. 

Fortunately, that doesn’t mean I can’t indulge. Last year when I was here, I shared a recipe for Coconut Macaroons and this year I wanted to bring in another gluten-free cookie recipe. This time, I have Chewy Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies. This recipe was originally published in the December 6, 2015 Parade. We tried them right away and they lived up to their name…the chewy chocolate melts in your mouth.



Chewy Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookies

(Makes 36)

Ingredients:

4 egg whites

1/2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

3/4 cup sugar

12 oz 70-72 percent cacao dark chocolate, melted and cooled

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, plus walnut halves for garnish

1/2 cup chopped dried cherries or cranberries

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites, lemon juice, vanilla and salt until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in chocolate, walnuts and cherries.

3. Scrape half of batter into a large zip-top plastic bag. Cut a 3/4-inch hole in one corner of bag. Pipe 2-inch cookies onto prepared cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining batter and a clean zip-top bag. Top each cookie with a walnut half. Bake 15 minutes or until outside is set and dry. Cool completely on sheet pans. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.



Note: We’ve tried these with dark chocolate and semi-sweet—both are just as delicious. You can also get creative with the topper. The recipe calls for walnuts, but if you really want a chocolate orgasm, try a Hershey’s Kiss. Oh, yeah, now we’re talking.








About Terry Ambrose

I write the McKenna Mystery series, the License to Lie thriller series, and novellas for the Lei Crime Kindle World. I started my business career as a skip tracer—the guy who tracks down deadbeats when they disappear. My job earned me the nickname of “Loan Shark” and taught me many valuable life lessons such as—always keep your car in the garage. Learn more about me at terryambrose.com.





Book and Latte 

GIVEAWAY!

This giveaway is now over.
Congrats to Celia Fowler, who won...

Leave a comment for Terry with your email address on this blog post
by 
Friday, January 8th (Midnight PST) and you are entered to win...

Paradise, Passion, and Murder
and a
 $10.00 Starbucks Gift Card

Preorder on Amazon
or Barnes & Noble.

This giveaway is inspired by Terry's own "Book and Latte"
giveaways every month in his excellent newsletter, "The Snitch,"
which 
includes author interviews, tips on avoiding scams, recipes,
book reviews, photos from Hawaii, 
and fun contests. 



Click here to learn more and subscribe 
to Terry's newsletter "The Snitch."

And don't forget to leave a comment on this post
with your e-mail address
to be entered in our
"Book and Latte" giveaway...




182 comments:

  1. Delicious cookie recipe (love the toppings suggestions too); and the book definitely sounds like an awesome read! EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Hi Liz, thanks for being first to comment! The book has terrific stories. As the organizer, I read each one and can vouch for them! :-)

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  2. It's terrific that all the proceeds are going to literacy in Hawai'i. Thanks for sharing. I'll be sharing the meringue recipe with a friend who also has celiac disease but loves cookies. My email is mjbookaddict@gmail.com.

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    1. Hi Mary, I went for years without a cookie back when I was first diagnosed. Once we started seeing these flourless recipes, I was in heaven!

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    2. I was never a cookie fan until I was told I couldn't have them! the meringues sound great!

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  3. The recipe looks yummy, haven't had meringues in ages. Book looks great too. Thanks for the chance to win jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  4. This was an interesting post. Thanks for the recipe and chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  5. Chocolate cookies are among my favourites. I now eat a paleo diet (no flour), so this cookie recipe sounds great. I would love to read these Hawaiian-based stories. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Grace, I keep hearing more about the paleo diet. It really seems to be taking off, but is still a niche. Maybe someday it, too, will go more mainstream. Thanks for stopping by! Terry

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  6. Literacy projects are a favorite as I taught remedial English Grammar and Composition for 30 years at a local junior college. I'd love to win this, but will buy if I don't to support the cause. Gailarnold25@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much for your support, Gail! I'll be you have tons of stories about those days of teaching!

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  7. I don't like Hershey's chocolate but the cookies sound good.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. I have to confess—I like about any kind of chocolate! But, you could use about anything as the topper, Sandy, so I hope you give them a try and give the recipe your own twist. Thanks for being here!

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  8. I think it's wonderful that all of these authors are helping the literacy program in Hawaii! I love mysteries and this book is certainly one I would enjoy. Thank you for the giveaway!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Carol, I was amazed at how easy it was to convince some of these very busy writers to squeeze time in for this project. We're so lucky to have a wonderful place to write about and to have great readers like you! Aloha, Terry

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  9. Thank you for the give away and your idea to help literacy. suefoster109@netzero.net

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  10. My Swiss mother had a meringue recipe we made quite often when I was young. Never even thought about making them chocolate! YUM!

    Excellent idea with this book, leading the way in making the world better and not waiting for someone else. Thumbs up!

    luann(dot)braley(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, LuAnn, when the idea came to me, I realized it was a win-win for everyone. The trick was in making sure we had a team of writers who would put out quality stories. I'm so happy with the result and hope you will be, too!

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  11. Thanks Alice and all of the MLK gang for inviting me! This is always a fun place to stop and visit. By the way, my own "Mystery of the Lei Palaoa" is now free everywhere. It's a short piece about a man who is murdered on the streets of Honolulu after he disrespects Hawaiian royalty. The Amazon version is at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019L0PB30

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  12. Not only a good cause but looks like a great read, too. Thanks for the chance to win and the yummy recipe.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Sally, nice to see you here! Best of luck in the contest!

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  13. Maybe I'll try your Coconut Macaroons recipe instead. That's more my amount of chocolate. I can only eat a little bit. The book sounds terrific. That I'd love to read. I'll see you around on your newsletters, too. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh Linda, those Coconut Macaroons are my absolute favorite...the perfect blend of two of my favorite foods! :-)

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  14. Thanks for the interesting post! I am always looking for new authors to read! Happy new year and thanks for the chance to win a mystery! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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    1. You're welcome, Linda. Right now I have a McKenna Mystery novella as a freebie on Amazon at this link (can I add links here? Let's see!)

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  15. I'm thinking those cookies would go really well with a glass of red wine and a good book. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. I'll be there, Sue! Sounds perfect to me. :-)

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  16. Reading can unlock the imagination and it is wonderful when people are helping others to discover and enjoy reading

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    1. Thanks Diane—there's so much to be discovered through reading and I'm delighted these other authors agree. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Looks like an interesting read....on my TBR pile now :)

    The recipe looks delicious. May just give it a try one of these cold, snowy Sunday's

    mommy_to_zoe @ hotmail.com

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  18. I'm going to Hawaii in two weeks.
    would be fun to read some mysteries centered in Hawaii.
    thanks for the chance.
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh Mary, I'm so jealous! I always want to go back, but I'll have to wait until May. I hope you have a fun time over there! Be sure to grab a copy of "Mystery of the Lei Palaoa" since it's free everywhere! It will get you into island style!

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  19. Sounds like a great read and sweet treat! Thank you for both :-)
    Christinahunt4165@yahoo.com

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  20. love chocolate cookies or almost any kind dcstalter@yahoo.com

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  21. What more could you want...great read, worthwhile charity AND chocolate. Thanks! (Forgot my email earlier)

    nanze55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Nancy! Aloha, Terry

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  22. The book sounds great. I love your writing, so I'm sure I will enjoy this book. Thanks for the chance!
    Hbrwteach@ yahoo.com

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    1. And thank you for being a fabulous beta reader, Yifat!

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  23. I love books set in Hawaii, I read the surfing detective mysteries and JoAnn Bassett's mysteries too. rebecca.l.zoeller@gmail.com

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    1. I love JoAnn's writing. She's got a Pali Moon story in the anthology, so it should be a must read for you!

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  24. Read the newsletter that pointed me here to enter the contest
    garypaul at yahoo dot com

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  25. Sounds like a good book hope to read it soon
    garybronstein at netscape dot net

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  26. This looks like a great book! sciencegeek2003@hotmail.com

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  27. Thank you for the recipe and interview! I love your newsletter. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Robyn, I really enjoy putting the newsletter together. I'm glad you like it!

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  28. The book and the recipes look great. As it got colder in New York, I began Hawaii dreaming. Won't make it there this winter, but mysteries set there will be the next best.

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  29. Yum for the recipe!! Thanks and great interview!!!

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  30. I'm so glad your project for Hawai'i worked out so wonderfully, benefitting Read Aloud Hawaii and also the lucky readers who purchase this book. It's good to know that 100% of the royalties go to the project and that the contributors were so generous with their works. Thank you for visiting and for sharing a great chocolate recipe -- I would definitely go with the Hershey Kiss for the topping -- and for the giveaway. bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Thanks, Celia. I was so happy when each of these wonderful authors agreed to come on board. This has been a truly rewarding project and I'm so happy we're about to publish. Yea on the chocolate!

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    2. Congrats to you, Celia, on winning the drawing; and thanks again to Terry for joining us here at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen!

      ~ Cleo

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  31. Welcome to our group! I don't know which looks better the book or the cookies. Will have to try them both. Good luck with all your projects. bobntoni@aol.com

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    1. Thanks Toni, I'm sure you love them both! :-)

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  32. As a retired Reading Teacher, I love anything that promotes reading....and coffee. I honeymooned in Hawaii, a beautiful state. Can't wait to read the book. fsumom99@aol.com

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    1. My hat is off to you, Debbi. Teaching reading is such a great career and I have tremendous respect for those that have the patience to do it. I hope you enjoy the book!

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  33. Your literacy project is so beneficial and I have to say that recipe looks awful yummy!

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    1. Thanks, Linda—I guess you'll just have to try them both!

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  34. What a wonderful idea and a great cause. A person's world is opened up to all possibilities when they can read.
    My son is a huge fan of trying new and different kinds of cookies and I can't wait to make this for him.
    I've never been to Hawaii but I love reading about warm and beautiful places during our cold and never-ending winters here in NH.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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    1. New Hampshire? Yikes—you definitely need an island infusion! I hope our stories warm your winter nights! Terry

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  35. A very worthwhile cause and great pursuit. The cookies certainly look delectable and special. Thanks for this lovely feature. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Been a Terry Ambrose fan forever. Wish there were many contests to win his books. Already am a subscriber to "The Snitch" and learn many, many things like scams, etc. Glad to know that he is now part of Mystery Lovers' Kitchen

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    1. Aw thanks, I'd love to be a part of MLK, but I'm just an "MLK for a Day" (I don't know if you remember the old TV game show!) Thanks for the nice compliment on the newsletter and my books!

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  37. What a fascinating post today which warms my heart and tummy too. Many thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. Terry I have been a fan of yours since the beginning so i am so happy to see that you have joined the ranks of the mystery lovers kitchen as your recipe sounds so good. Hope to see you more over here also! ptclayton2@aol.com

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    1. Oh, gee, Peggy, thanks so much. I'm just making a cameo appearance, however...just like a movie! Lights, camera, action! :-)

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  39. I've found authors are the most generous when it comes to helping others.Your recipes sound delish and will try but first I'm going to download your novella and met . I think I'm going to like him. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  40. The recipe sounds great. I can't wait to try it. And thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  41. Yum!! Chocolate and a good book, what a great combination! Congrats on the book and thank you for the recipe! Happy New Years to all of you!
    littlequeenie29@msn.com

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  42. I would love to eat make your chocolate and read your book

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  43. I really like your Friday Fotos! I'm subscribed to your Snitch page and have enjoyed your blog. Haven't got around to Tough Choices yet, but it's on my list. I just downloaded Mystery of the Lei Palaoa; think I'll start with that one. Would love to have Paradise, Passion, Murder! bj705@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh thanks, Bonnie, I love doing those photos. I'm also happy to say i've got some new friends who are excellent photographers and are willing to share, so the 2016 photos should be terrific! Mahalo for reading!

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  44. Love recipes & mysteries and everything about Hawaii. Do I sound like a fan?

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  45. Literacy projects are great and needed more than ever. Thanks for writing. grammyd01@comcast.net

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  46. tasty recipe

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  47. Can't wait to try the recipe and to read the book. Ladynora@aol.com or www.talesofawaywardgrammy.blogspot.com

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  48. those cookies sound delicious!

    denise

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  49. Meringues, chocolate, and a book of mysteries set in Hawaii. Great way to start the New Year. Welcome, Terry Ambrose, to this great group of writers. :-)
    sharonkisel@hotmail.com

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    1. Thanks Sharon, this is a great group indeed!

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  50. These sound delicious!
    Now if we could eat them on the beach in Hawaii (I'm partial to Molokai, but will happily take any island!) with an appropriate libation, that would be perfect, indeed.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Yes! A beach in Hawai‘i with cookies and something cool to drink! Perfect!

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  51. Love Terry's books!! This recipe sounds great, going to have to get my daughter to make these for me. pp92596 at outlook dot com

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    1. Hi Robin, thanks for reading! I hope you and your daughter enjoy the cookies—she does at least get to try one, right? :-)

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  52. Sounds like a good read and what a good cause. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    6186pep(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. The anthology has a foreword by Carolyn Hart that emphasizes how important this project is. I hope you enjoy the book!

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  53. Interesting column. I do read your weekly e-newsletters. susanbeamon@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Susan, for stopping by and for reading!

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  54. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)January 3, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Good for you and your author friends. Literacy is so important. One has to be able to read to live well.

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  55. Aloha! My two favorite things -- books and Hawaii. I'm so glad to know about your series. I love Hawaiian history and reading anything and everything about Hawaii. Mystery books with a Hawaiian setting sounds fantastic. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!! rodcathyhoneycutt@gmail.com

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    1. Oops! My name is Cathy Honeycutt! (rodcathyhoneycutt@gmail.com)

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    2. Aloha, Cathy, it's nice to meet you. I had a tremendous amount of fun writing my new McKenna Mystery novella because it brought in history about the lei niho palaoa. It's just gone free everywhere and can be found on Amazon or any major retailer. Mahalo for visiting!

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  56. Wonderful way to raise Literacy awareness and promote to on going effort to educate peoole. Look forward to reading this book. Terrifloodgate@gmail.com. Thank you

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    1. Thanks Terri! I'm hoping this is a huge success and raises a good amount of money to support Read Aloud America.

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  57. I don't bake anywhere nearly as much now as I did when my children were small, but I still love checking out new recipes--and when they come with or in a good book, that is even better!

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  58. Good cause. Good recipe. And I'm sure a good read sostie98@gmail.com

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  59. A great post thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  60. 10 tales of mystery-my favorite type of book. checked out the recipe for macaroons which also sounds good-I am also gluten intolerant and always looking for good recipes

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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    1. Being gluten-free has gotten so much easier, but it can still be a challenge. I'm happy to share the recipe!

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  61. This book I have not read yet. Looking forward to it as they are great. Anxiously waiting to try recipe. It sounds yummy. Thank you
    slpetera@yahoo.com

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  62. What a great organization that you are supporting. The book sounds like a great read,something I would enjoy reading.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  63. You said your job taught you many life lessons such as keeping your car in your garage, I am interested to know why you say that. Did you have one of the deadbeats come after you or are you saying they were easier to find if their car wasn't in a garage? Just something that kind of stuck in my head after reading the whole post. :D

    Also I am always thrilled to be helping with literacy programs, when my sons were little I always read to them and they grew to love to read, which I believe helped them both to grow up to be smart young men. My oldest is off to Univ. of Alabama in the fall, Pre-med, he has a full academic scholarship. I truly believe reading at a young age is what got him there!

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    1. Hi Rhiannon, good question! Since I was usually looking for people who skipped out on their car payments, once I found them, I'd assign the repossession to a towing company. Quite often, the car would only be at the skip's home at night. So, a guy with a tow truck would show up in the middle of the night and (legally) steal the car. If the skip had left the car in the garage, we never would have gotten it back.

      I agree with you about reading to young children. Bravo to you for doing that when he was young!

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  64. Congratulations on a marvelous literacy project. I taught elementary grade children for 35+ years and understand the priceless value of being literate. I often worked with children and their parents. Thank you for a great giveaway opportunity. kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. I have tremendous respect for teachers and their commitment to helping children learn to read. Good luck in the contest!

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  65. In our family reading to children is a must do. Every child is read to at least once a day at bedtime, more if possible. It makes such a difference in their lives. They gain the wish to read for themselves and do so much better in school. The habit continues as they grow and read to siblings and then their children and grandchildren. All children should be given this gift and I applaud your effort.

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    1. And I applaud your efforts to make a difference in those young lives. If everyone was so diligent, what a different world this would be. Best of luck in the contest, Sharon!

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  66. This recipe looks delicious! I enjoy following your blog via email, Terry. Looking forward to reading Paradise, Passion, Murder. ;)

    brooke811 at ymail dot com

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    1. Aloha Brooke, thanks for following my blog and checking out the book. I'd love to hear what you think of it!

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  67. Hi Terry, I'm putting this on my reading list, it looks very interesting. Thanks for the chance!!! claudiapeterson40@gmail.com

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  68. I follow your blog via email. It was nice getting to know more about you and this worthy project (plus I love anthologies which introduce me to "new authors"). servedogmom@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for following my blog, Joanne! Please let me know what you think of the anthology!

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  69. Hi Terry,
    I live in central Florida and look for authors who write books about my state. Over the years, I have incorporated stories from vast regions of the world, but few about Hawaii.
    I look forward to delving into your wonderful state and the mysteries that lurk there just waiting to be discovered.
    Happy New Year to you and yours and good writing.
    OcalaRose@aol.com

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    1. Hi Rosemary, thank you so much! I find Hawai‘i to be a fascinating place...between the mystical elements, the history, the polyglot culture, and, of course, the weather, it's just such an ideal place to stage a mystery. Thanks for finding me and I look forward to hearing from you in the future! Terry

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  70. This sounds like a really fun read. kimberlyd at gmail

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  71. I love a good mystery! And Hawaii... a very special, mystical place. And who doesn't love chocolate! Sounds like a great combination!

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  72. Terry, thanks for the giveaways you do for your readers. I am looking forward to this new mystery!

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  73. Hi Terry,

    Thank you for another great contest! Both the book and cookies sound terrific! Thank you for the chance! woodrumbetty@gmail.com

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  74. Looking forward to reading the book!

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  75. Wonderful :-) Adding to my TBR list.

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  76. I would love to enter. patty.wright1958@gmail.com

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  77. Love the recipe and hope to make it soon. Keep those great books coming.
    slpetera@yahoo.com

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    1. I'll do my best, Sharon! Thanks for reading!

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  78. is being a skip tracer exciting?

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    1. Back in those days, which was way before the internet, we had to do everything by phone or personal visit. Personal visits were few & far between, but either way, there was always that thrill of success when the skip was found. Most people made a mistake and left a trail of some sort. It was exciting to find that. However, most of the time, it was pretty boring! :-)

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  79. What an interesting anthology! I love chocolate and will definitely try the meringue cookies. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  80. Boy, have you got my mouth watering. Thanks for the recipe. Nothing is better than chocolate other than more chocolate.

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  81. Just found this site but I love mysteries and would love to win one. Terry, thanks for the chocolate recipe. Nothing better than chocolate and a mystery. Happy New Year!
    drinckel at Yahoo dot com.

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    1. Hi Donna, could we add a little wine to that perfect combination? Thanks for finding this!

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  82. Have HI relatives and mysteries... great match, good luck.

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  83. The recipe looks yummy, but I don't cook (sigh). I love to read books with an Hawaiian background. We visit there every year and Kauai is our favorite place to stay.

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    1. Aloha, Bonnie! Kaua‘i is my favorite island also. We have a condo there and go every year. Can't wait for the next trip!

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  84. The book and the recipe both sound great!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  85. I will definitely be wanting to learn more about this book. We love Hawaii and I love mysteries. This sounds like a great combination. I love this site. Thank you for sharing. My e-mail: godzillafamily@centurytel.net

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    1. Thanks for joining in, Diane! I love visiting MLK and want to thank Cleo for the invite! There are some great stories in the anthology, so I hope you enjoy!

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  86. Welcome to the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen, Terry. The cookie recipe looks delicious and I look forward to reading the book!

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  87. I will have to make a point to find this book. I love Hawaii. And the note at the re: parking in the garage? Unfortunately many moons ago, I learned that the hard way while going through a divorce. ;=( Long after the fact it's amusing, but just a little!!

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    1. Being in the midst of a divorce and finding your car gone the next morning would be really tough. At least you can chuckle (a little) about it now! You'll find plenty of Hawai‘i in the anthology. I hope you love it!

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  88. the dark chocolate meringue cookies sound decadent. bjleecontests@gmail.com

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  89. Had a time finding out how to enter the contest and believe that this is the way you enter. HERE! Hope it is correct. Have been a Terry Ambrose fan forever and receive THE SNITCH which is very informative. Sabo1050@aol.com

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  90. What an interesting post. Most delighted and impressed. Definitely would love to read the book, so am hoping. Love coconut macaroon. They are great for settling a dogs tummy, stopping their diarrhea. Have you tried Cream Cheese Cookies? Getting kids to read is a definite interest. Great work. There is a barber that will give kids a free haircut if they read to him. That Chewy Dark Chocolate Meringue Cookie looks so good. Thanks for the recipe. And the book offer and some new authors to check out.

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  91. Great interview....fan of "the snitch"

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  92. Hi Terry, love that this is set in Hawaii and looking froward to reading it. dlsmilad @ yahoo.com no spaces

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  93. Terry, I am looking forward to reading this book & making these cookies. The cookies sound perfect to make for my husband for Valentine's Day. Thanks
    Mary M. Ladylotion@msn.com

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    1. What a great day to make these! Add a glass of wine for a romantic treat! ;-)

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  94. I have never made chocolate meringue cookies, sound yummy! Thanks! kerrib1192@aol.com

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  95. would love to win and nice cookie recipe. wolf2644@hotmail.com

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  96. I just need some walnuts and i can make this recipe tomorrow. It sounds super tasty, thank you. utaker555@gmail.com

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  97. I just need some walnuts and i can make this recipe tomorrow. It sounds super tasty, thank you. utaker555@gmail.com

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  98. what a wonderful initiative. Literacy is so important - books just open up the world!

    Also, that cookie recipe looks amazing! Can't wait to try it.

    Thanks! vipersweb@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Rhi, we're hoping to make a difference with this project.

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  99. I haven't read any of your books. I just learned about you and would love to read your book. It sounds great as well as the recipe. slpetera@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Sharon, it's nice to meet you! If you want to try out one of mine for free, Mystery of the Lei Palaoa is now free everywhere, including Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. I'd love to hear what you think of it!

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  100. Looking forward to reading this. I see several of my favorite authors names on there. toz820@yahoo.com

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  101. I love the chocolate meringue cookie recipe! Love your books too! And I could always use a Starbucks gift card. Thanks for the chance. :-)

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    1. Thanks Connie! Best of luck in the contest, too.

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  102. I look forward to The Snitch every month. Paradise, Passion, Murder is a great way to help a wonderful cause and to discover new-to-me authors. Thanks for the giveaway and recipe. rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Thanks Rachael, I enjoy putting The Snitch together and bringing it to readers. My goal is always to provide something of value. :-)

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  103. I'd love to win this book set in Hawaii. My husband and I are going on a Hawaiian cruise in about 2 weeks! dbahn@iw.net

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    1. Oh Diane, have a wonderful trip. You can also check out the authors on the cover. We've all got mysteries set in Hawai‘i, so we'll fit right in with the vacation. Aloha, Terry

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  104. Thanks for sharing the recipe. It sounds really tasty
    I would like to read your book.
    jwisley(at)aol(dot)com

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  105. I linked here from Yahoo and your newsletter. :) That recipe sounds delicious. Now here I am craving chocolate at 7:30 in the morning!

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    1. Uh oh, Chocolate Alert!!! You could always try a cafe mocha...that's my favorite way to start the day...cookies come a little later! Mahalo for finding me here!

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  106. Once we work off some of the holiday calories I will be trying the recipe!! The book sounds wonderful and I would love to win it!

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    1. The holidays certainly are good for indulging, Sharon! Best of luck in the contest.

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  107. Like to read about Hawaii. Have never made it there. Book sounds interesting. Shirley ehlers

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  108. Terry, you had me trained to find the code, I grabbed a pen and paper and was all set to note it down.
    Lovely to see you here, and thank you for the recipe!
    karen94066 at aol dot com

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    1. LOL, Karen! It will be back to that again, but this was an opportunity I couldn't pass up! Thanks for stopping by. Aloha, Terry

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  109. Congratulations on sharing for literacy. Reading is important, and can often take you away to new places and find new favorites.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  110. Great idea to help literacy. Thanks for the cookie recipe and the chance to win

    marualady@sbcglobal.net

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  111. I am a cookie monster, so thanks for the great recipe and a chance to win a copy of your book. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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    1. I hope the cookies satisfy your cookie-monster urges, Elaine! Best of luck in the contest. Terry

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  112. Gorgeous cover. Thanks for the yummy recipe & the opportunity to win. Happy New Year! carolyninjoy@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. I love the cover, too. The entire project for that matter! Good luck!

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  113. Thanks to everyone for your comments and support. The confirmed winner of this random drawing was Celia Fowler.

    Congrats to Celia, and big thanks to Terry Ambrose for joining us here at Mystery Lovers' Kitchen.

    ~ Cleo

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