Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Cheese Shop Mystery #giveaway from author @AveryAames



With the upcoming release of FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE, I'm in Cheddar cheese mode, and I'm sharing a delicious grilled cheese recipe in just a sec plus a book giveaway below. IN FACT IT'S ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE GRILLED CHEESES! So don't miss it!

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But first, alas...(a lot of you know this already) my publisher doesn’t want to publish the Cheese Shop Mystery series any longer after the release of #7. Rats!

FYI...from day one, working with Berkley Prime Crime has been wonderful. I can't say enough about the people there. The editors, copy editors, artists, and publicists and all wonderful. I have been blessed to write the series. The response I received after THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE was published was a huge boost to my ego. Truly a month before I was given the contract, I was ready to give up writing all together. I stunk, I was awful. I thought I’d never make it. And then the magical happened. And because of the Cheese Shop Mysteries’ success, I was able to score another contract for The Cookbook Nook Mysteries.

So why are they saying it's the end? Well, let’s just say Penguin has changed its practices after merging with Random House, and I imagine the standard for cost effectiveness must be higher than what the Cheese Shop Mysteries reap. Bah humbug on the almighty dollar, but that is the way of the world.

I am awash with mixed emotions. I’m glad as well as sad. Why sad?  I love writing the series. I love spending time with Charlotte and her family and friends. With the series' end, I feel like I’m moving out of Ohio and none of us have email or phones so we can keep in contact. Shoot! I guess I could always write a little story for myself just to bring the to life, right?

I hope fans will be happy with the way I’ve capped off the series. I have taken care to make sure that the story is solid but the conclusion is, what you might say, open-ended, just in case the publisher changes its mind. (Ha! Not likely!) I’m sure I’ll hear if you aren’t pleased. So many have written me over the years, with praise as well as critiques. Do you know that one fan really hates the word ogle? And another simply can’t stand how frivolous Charlotte’s assistant Rebecca acts. She is early twenties, and I know a lot of frivolous, darling 20-somethings, but that’s beside the point. LOL

Now, just so you don’t panic, it’s not like the books won’t be available. So if you haven’t read them all yet, feel confident that you’ll be able to find them in a bookstore or online, or you'll be able to order them. There are lots of people who haven’t read them. If only I had all those readers!  J

I do have a few reasons why I’m glad the Cheese Shop Mystery Series is ending:

First, having the protagonist marry in a series is tricky. How many spouses appreciate that his or her amateur sleuth spouse is always in danger? But I'm glad I married Charlotte off. I know she will live a happily-evera-fter with Jordan. I know that many of you wanted her to wind up with Umberto Urso (U-ey), but he has his future, too. You’ll learn more in this new book. Promise.

Secondly, I’ll no longer have to spend a fortune on expensive cheeses just to say that I’ve tasted them, though I will continue to eat cheese and experiment with some costly ones. That part of my research has been a blast!

Thirdly, I could conceivably write another series set in the foodie world, and one of those people in the series might be a cheese maven. She or he just wouldn’t be the protagonist. Certainly I will have Jenna, in the Cookbook Nook Mysteries, cooking with cheese and visiting the cheese shop in Crystal Cove.

Lastly, I have always wanted to write suspense. That’s where I started my writing career, but I set that genre aside when I was lucky enough to be offered a culinary mystery series.  So…yes, I’m going to focus on publishing a suspense novel. The first is one that my husband loved. If all goes well, it will be coming out soon!  Watch this space or sign up for my newsletter so you’ll find out when!

And just as a footnote: with this new paradigm at the publishing house, I'm not certain my Cookbook Nook Mysteries will be picked up. Uh-oh!  Oh, if only I knew what that magic number was! Anybody have a crystal ball? Oh, wait, Jenna's aunt does. Hmm. I'll ask Vera. But if you like that series, please get the word out to friends. Otherwise…I might be writing two suspense novels. And reading. And walking Sparky. And digging in my garden.

Ah, the life of an author!



SPICY GRILLED CHEESE WITH BACON
(Makes 2 sandwiches)

4 slices bread
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 green onions, chopped
2 dashes of Tabasco sauce
6 ounces white or orange Cheddar cheese
4 slices bacon, cooked crisply, cut in half


Butter each slice of bread on one side. Spread the cream cheese on the other side of the bread. [Note: This is the inside of the sandwich; the butter side is the outside.]


To assemble: (For each sandwich) Sprinkle two slices of bread, cream cheese side up, with the spices and top with chopped green onions. Place half the Cheddar cheese on top of the onions. Place 4 halves of crisp bacon on the cheese. Top with the remaining cheese. Set the other slices of bread on top of the two sandwiches and press slightly.




If cooking on a stovetop: Heat a large skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Set the sandwiches on the skillet and cook for 4 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the sandwiches, using a spatula and being careful not to lose the avocado and other goodies. Cook another 2-4 minutes. You can compress the sandwich with the spatula. Turn the sandwich one more time. Press down with the spatula, and remove from the pan. Let cool about 2-3 minutes, and serve.

If cooking on a panini or sandwich maker: Set the sandwich on the griddle and slowly lower the top. Cook for a total of 4 minutes. Remove from the griddle and let cool 2-3 minutes, then serve. Beware, the insides might ooze out the sides. If the lid is too heavy, you might want to consider resorting to the stovetop method.






THE GIVEAWAY!


Today, I'll be giving away winner's CHOICE of the first 6 Cheese Shop Mysteries plus some fun swag. 

Winner will be picked Friday, the 15th. Leave your name and email so I can contact you if you WIN, and tell me what is your favorite cheese for a grilled cheese? 


Savor the mystery and say cheese!


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


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FUDGING THE BOOKS, the 4th Cookbook Nook Mystery, is HERE!  Click to order.




New in February
FOR CHEDDAR OR WORSE
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120 comments:

  1. While I'm sorry that the series is ending, I'm happy if you're happy about it. Your books are amazing! My favorite cheese for a grilled cheese is gouda. EMS591@aol.com

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  2. I am sorry that the end is near; I'm still enjoying your book adventure and exploring cheeses. But, as they say...one door closes, another door opens. I hope you find that other door. kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Kathleen, I will always find the other door. That is what positive people do. :) Thanks!

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  3. Sorry that the series is ending but looking forward to suspense! So many cheeses to choose from - I love them all. Sharp cheddar with a little pepper jack is always delicious. And every once in a while I have the old standby from childhood: Velveeta and a bowl of tomato soup. Not very gourmet but good memories. Best of luck and fingers crossed for series for the future.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Sally, my husband loved Velveeta! It was a family thing for him. Since childhood. Gourmet is what you make it. ;)

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  4. I'm sorry to hear that the series is ending. I have loved learning about cheese and will miss the series. Thanks for the recipe sounds delicious grilled cheese is my comfort food. It's what my mama always made me when I was sick. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Lisa, you and me both. I've learned so much while writing the series. It's been a fun, delicious ride.

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  5. I am sorry to hear the Cheese Shop series is ending, and I will miss it. I do hope the Cookbook Nook Mystery series continues!
    Cheddar cheese is my favorite when it comes to grilled cheese.
    Thank you for the recipe, and the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I like a combination of American and Swiss. Looking forward to reading this last book and while I will miss this series, sometimes it's better to end on a high note than allow it to become stale. Good luck. Kuzlin at AOL.com

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    1. K ~ I agree. We wouldn't want stale cheese! LOL

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  7. I love this series and hate it is ending. I like swiss and cheddar on my grilled cheese.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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    1. Deb, thanks so much for the sweet words. I hope you'll follow me wherever my new writing might lead. We'll see.
      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  8. I love this series and hate it is ending. I like swiss and cheddar on my grilled cheese.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  9. Thank you very much for this snippet. I love this series so much. Charlotte's world is magical to me on a way. Sort of perfect and fancy. Everything I am not, but wish I were. Best wishes with your next endeavors. PS...for some reason, I don't imagine you have ever eaten a grilled cheese.

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    1. Jody, perfect and fancy. Ha! Charlotte would be laughing, too. She is anything but perfect and fancy. Thanks so much for the good wishes!

      PS I eat grilled cheese at least once a month. I ADORE grilled cheese. Now I'm curious. Why would you think that! :)

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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    2. Would refined be a better description for Charlotte's world? Think that because I imagine you to not eat something that simple. Maybe it is a bias toward West Coast living and being intimated a bit by it

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  10. My condolences on the end of the Cheese Shop mysteries, but you're not alone, and it's certainly not your fault. Penguin Random House and Berkley are still undergoing major upheavals. But at least there are publishing opportunities that didn't exist when we started. (Now, if we could only remember why we got into this uncertain business...)

    At least you got to wrap up the series on a positive note.

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    1. Sheila, I know why I got into this kooky business. I love to write and I love to tell a story. And I love hearing from fans that they love stories. And I know that's why YOU got into the business, too. :) Hugs.

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  11. Well, that just stinks! The present day world of publishing is a bizarre one. It truly is hard to know what really goes on in their minds when they make decisions like this.
    Your books have provided hours of fine entertainment. I'm sure whatever you choose to write from now on will be equally fine.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Libby, it's really about winnowing the field so they can have more stars, I think. We'll see what the future holds in that regard. But as Sheila said, there are lots of other publishers out there eager for good writers and good stories. I'm not worried.

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  12. The series was a wonderful and enjoyable experience. Your ideas will continue with your creativity. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Petite, thanks! I love being creative and I did come up with an entirely new concept in the past few weeks, so we'll see...

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  13. I can't eat cheese but I've enjoyed reading the cheese shop mysteries. This isn't the first mystery series that I like that the publishers have discontinued. It's annoying.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. Sandy, you are not the first of my readers to say that, and I'm so sorry you have the dairy problem. You know I can't eat wheat (gluten), so I can totally commiserate. As for the publisher, as the Godfather would say, "It's strictly business." LOL

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  14. Sharp cheddar. I'm sorry that the series is ending. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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    1. Elaine, thanks. Moving on to the next best thing. :)

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  15. I'm so sorry to hear that this series will end. I have learned about several cheeses that I have sought out and tried because of your descriptions.

    My favorite for grilled cheese will always be a lovely aged cheddar.

    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Well, then you'll love this particular sandwich with cheddar. :) Enjoy. And thanks for the kind words!

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  16. Good luck to the winner on finding a great series. I already own all the books so I'm not entering. I'll miss them.

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    1. Sue, you have been stalwart! Hopefully the next thing I write will also lure you in. ;)

      ~ Daryl/ Avery

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  17. Best wishes with your new endeavor. I enjoy your books and cheese is always appealing, especially mozzarella. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Just plain old American Cheese. pwtish171@gmail.com

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    1. Trish, by random number generator, you are the winner! Congrats. I'll be contacting you via email. Say cheese~ Daryl / Avery

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  19. i do admit that I haven't read the entire series yet. I thought that the Cheese Shop would always be open. My favorite grilled cheese is made with Swiss cheese. I sometimes add tomato and bacon to make it a grilled BLT but I especially love a "plain" grilled cheese with a bowl of tomato soup. Yum Yum pure comfort food.

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  20. Sadly all my series that I read are ending. All from the same publisher. I don't buy books, I borrow from the library which has a standing order so they get the new series rather than the continuing series. I usually have to request the books specifically. I love cozy mysteries! Thank you for all of your hard work. I have enjoyed the cheese shop & the cookbook nook series. I am anxious to follow where you go from here.
    I am not a cheese person so my grilled cheese sandwiches are made with American.
    Angie bookworm dot walters at gmail dot com

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    1. Angie, which other series? And Cookbook Nook is NOT ENDING yet. Not if I can help it. :)

      ~ Daryl / Avery

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  21. Never have read this series, but it sounds good. I'll have to start before it I'd out of print. Annermarshall@gmail.com

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  23. Hate when series end, but it has to happen sometimes! Keep writing and we'll keep reading,no matter what it is!! As for grilled cheese, I love most cheeses, but love a Gouda grilled cheese! Tiggerbemy1@gmail.com

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  24. I am saddened that your Cheese Shop series is ending but happy that you have a new path to take. I'm sure what ever you write will be wonderful! Keeping my fingers crossed that your Cookbook Nook Mystery series stays strong!!! My fav cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches is Pepper Jack. kimdavishb at gmail dot com

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  25. I am saddened that your Cheese Shop series is ending but happy that you have a new path to take. I'm sure what ever you write will be wonderful! Keeping my fingers crossed that your Cookbook Nook Mystery series stays strong!!! My fav cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches is Pepper Jack. kimdavishb at gmail dot com

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  26. I love suspense! I am looking forward to reading your first suspense book. Your grilled cheese sandwich sounds delicious, I am going to have to try this for sure. Thank you for a chance to win! Crossxjo(at)hotmail.com

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  27. I'm a classic kind of girl...american cheese and always with tomato soup! This one has got my husbands name all over it though!
    awilcox1182@gmail.com

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  28. I can't wait to read the series! Favorite cheese on grilled cheese is cheddar. Kkcochran@hotmail.com

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  29. I'm sad this series is coming to an end. I hope you realize that you are not a bad writer by any means. You have so many faithful friends out here and not all of them have big mouths. Some are shy, quiet or just happy to read and not yell from the roof top. Your work is fun, exciting and the recipes are always fun to duplicate. Be well and can't wait for this next book. linbutler@att.net

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  30. I will be hard to say goodbye to Charlotte and family and friends :( Thanks for writing about it and giving us some insight. My favorite grilled cheese right now is with Kentucky Bourbon Bellavista cheese or jalapeño cheese-YUM! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. It's actually Bellavita cheese -- spell check got me on this one!

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    2. I thought your cheese reference sounded really interesting and tried to search the net for it. No success. any suggestions for finding Bellavita Bourbon cheese?

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  31. I'm so sad that this series is endingg---I do enjoy it and all the cheese recipes. However, if there is a plus side, I won't be so tempted to eat cheese and maybe my diet will be more successful.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  32. I'm sorry that the cheese shop series is ending but would be heartbroken if the Cookbook nook ended too.But Catriona McPherson has taught me to enjoy suspense again and I'm looking forward to one from you.I was so glad to see green onions on the grilled cheese , i'm 81 and a long ago memory was my mom using green onions on ours but only on Friday. I use almost any cheese as long as it will melt but never tried cream cheese. Thanks for this yummy recipe. Ruth Nixon ruthenixon@sbcglobal.net

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  33. I hate to see the end of such a good series! Thank you for such an enjoyable series !
    kathambre@yahoo.com

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  34. What is happening in the world anymore. Publishing has run amuck and I'm not a kindle or ebook reader. I still love paper and most of all a great cozy mystery. I am so disappointed with their decision. Love your series. I used to love a good suspense novel but with everything going on today I'm 100% a cozy fan. Well I hope they change their mind - I think I'll go make a toasted cheese sandwich.

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  35. I also love gouda and the toasted cheese sandwich recipe sounds wonderful! I am disappointed that the series is ending, but I am looking forward to reading the newest book. :)

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  37. o sorry to hear that the series is ending. It is hard for the reader to let go of the characters knowing that they are not returning in a new book - they are like real people who exist "somewhere else", like long-distance relatives, and each new book is a chance to re-engage with those characters. My favorite cheese is sharp cheddar. My email is dgorgy1@comcast.net

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  38. Although I haven't finished reading the whole series yet...I am sorry to see it end, but congratulate you on your next step! I will be following. Also, love the Cookbook Nook Mystery Series! My favorite chees for making a Different Grilled cheese Sandwich is Havarti with Dill with Bacon and Tomato. Odd, but good. Best made with the creamy havarti. Merry

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  39. So sorry the series ending, just as I discovered it, but glad you'll still experiment with the many cheeses available! I love them all-can't pick a fav--your sandwich looked amazing! Barb key2117@aol.com

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  40. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)January 13, 2016 at 1:57 PM

    Well, a pound of warm limburger cheese to your publishers! I'm sorry your series is ending. I do look forward to your new suspense story. I love grilled cheese sandwiches made with a sharp cheddar.

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  41. Cheddar is a good cheese for sandwiches but I really will use whatever I have sometimes even jalapeño is great. Best of luck on all your new endeavors. janina.schwarz@gmail.com

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  42. I am sad. I hate to have my friends end. All books are my friends. I like any cheese, my family loves grilled cheese, especially my four year old, they are her favorite. saracarver07@gmail.com

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  43. My sincere condolences regarding your publisher's wrongfulness. You're a really good cozy writer and I have appreciated all of your hard work. Thanks for a chance to win one of your books! Grill up a slice of American with a slice of provolone on a couple of slices of whole grain bread, add sliced tomatoes and you've got a scrumptious grilled cheese Sammy. sxygrndma48@yahoo.com

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  44. Love this series. Sorry it is coming to an end. Looking forward to your future writings. I love suspense stories too. Favorite grilled cheese is American and Swiss with tomato soup. 1945marilynhorner@gmail.com

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  45. Love this series. Sorry it is coming to an end. Looking forward to your future writings. I love suspense stories too. Favorite grilled cheese is American and Swiss with tomato soup. 1945marilynhorner@gmail.com

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  46. Yummy! When I saw the pic at first I thought the green things were diced chilis (which might work, too!) but I really like the idea of green onions. :-)

    I'm very sorry that this series in ending, I haven't read it yet but I've picked up a few of the books already and am really looking forward to reading them. However, I must say that I'm shocked to hear the the end of the Cookbook Nook series is even a possibility!!! PLEASE say it ain't so! I will hope for the best.

    Thanks for the recipe, it's perfect for this cold East Coast day! Nicole :-) nicolev.girldetective@gmail.com

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  47. I already really wanted to read For Cheddar or Worse, but now that I know it is the last one, I want to even worse. I am sorry the series is ending. It is one of my favorites, but I love the Cookbook Nook series as well, and will channel my energies to promoting them. I bought the set of them for my mother for Christmas and she is enjoying them as well.
    My son turns 12 on Friday, and he has requested grilled cheese for his birthday dinner. This recipe sounds perfect for something he would like. He likes things spicy. Thanks for the idea! I don't need to be put in the giveaway, I own all of the books already, but good luck to everyone. =)

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  48. So sorry to hear this! Have just started reading the series and now it's emding.
    bookselr@sbcglobal.net

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  49. I like good old Velveeta cheese slices. It reminds me of my mom and my childhood.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  50. I am sorry the series is ending, but I am positive you will use your amazing talent to continue to treat us to some great new books. I like Pepper Jack for grilled cheese, but sometimes revert to my childhood and Velveeta and tomato soup. Unbeatable.

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  51. So sorry to hear this is the end of this series, I love your books. I have to say I use American cheese on my grilled cheese, let's just say I'm a plain Jane. Thanks for this chance. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  52. Sorry to hear The End but I will look forward to what comes next.

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  53. What a good series. Sorry it won't stay around

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  54. Cheese! What can I say...yum! Sorry, the series is ending, but it does leave time for your new book adventures!

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  55. My favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches is sharp cheddar. l.bergh@sbcglobal.net

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  56. Sorry this series is ending, but sounds like you have plans to keep busy. I like plain ol American cheese on my grilled cheese sandwiches.
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  57. Dang!!! Now I want a grilled cheese sandwich just like yours, but I'd have to run to the store for the ingredients!!! Guess I'll make do with one of my favorites for now. Grilled cheese with peanut butter!! As for my favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches. Mozzarella with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Marinara sauce for dipping in is nice too!
    mtrver@gmail.com

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  58. My favorite cheese for a grilled cheese sandwich is American but I think I need to branch out. I liked how you added cream cheese in your recipe.
    jenne.turner@unt.edu

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  59. To bad your publisher wants something else. Love cheeses of all sorts. But for a cheese sandwich. Sharp cheddar with swiss cheese. And always with tomato soup. The absolute best grilled cheese we have ever had was at a truck stop in Tacoma, Washington. I have been through hundreds of different books and tried so many different combinations and I have yet to find anything to match it.
    some times instead of swiss we will use provolone or mozzarella. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com An apology. I have not yet put the review of your delightful Fudging the Books. It is written out. I used it as a book mark a couple of months ago and have not yet found it. Been so much going on haven't had time to really look. But I will get it done. Soonest I hope. Must confess. I was going to read the book a second time. That is where the review is. But with all the rearranging for company and stuff I've misplaced it. Sorry about that. Will try to be more careful in the future.

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  60. I love all kinds of cheese and I love to eat grilled cheese sandwiches! I guess for grilled cheese sandwiches I prefer American cheese. When I was little my grandmother used to tease me about loving to eat them!

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  61. Sad to hear this, having just discovered this series! I love a good old cheddar cheese with some bacon for extra flavour.
    Thank you for the chance.
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  62. I am going to miss this mystery series. I just ordered the books I have not yet read on Amazon (so I won't be entering the contest), and will have a marathon reading session once they arrive. After that I will have to check out the Cookbook Nook series, which I have not yet started.

    I love just about any kind of cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich. My latest choice is Havarti, either plain or flavored with dill, mustard seeds, or especially caraway seeds. Another favorite which is harder to find is Tetilla cheese from Spain (I order it from La Tienda when they have it in stock).

    Keep those novels coming, and we will keep reading!

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  63. I like good ol' American. And i will miss the series! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  64. Every Cheese Shop Mystery that I have read was excellent, and I have read one or two of your Cookbook Nook Mysteries as well, and I know for sure that no matter who publishes you, that your books are enjoyed far more than you realize. If you go with self publishing you have all of us readers to endorse your prior books which we know are great. I am a firm believer that some things happen for a reason; sometimes it isn't apparent right away but this may be your biggest push for even more great things. Everyone who has read your books knows you have what it takes to be successful if you go on to other things such as your suspense writing. I can guarantee you at least one additional reader for this genre and that is MY husband. He reads at least two or three suspense novels a week and so in this family, you will have two followers. I will certainly pass the word at my bookclub as well and tell all of my reader friends about you as I have right along, so grab the brass ring and go for it. You will do great. Looking forward to reading about the release date.
    And, to answer your question about what kind of cheese I like in my sandwich, I know it is a little messy but I LOVE to combine my grilled cheese sandwiches made with cheddar and provolone, with a spread of Boursin cheese (garlic and herb). If I forget to add it to the grilled sandwich (and yes, it does ooze out) I dip my strip of grilled cheese in it and it is marvelous. (I cut the sandwich in four strips, like "fingers" to have them easy to dip into the Boursin.

    I have had problems with unwanted strangers contacting me after leaving my e-mail on various blog posts, but if I were ever lucky enough to win, I believe enough of the ladies know how to reach me on FB or otherwise. Thank you so much. Cynthia Blain

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  65. Sorry to hear! rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

    What an opportunity!

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  66. Alisha tiggercat24alisha@yahoo.comJanuary 13, 2016 at 6:24 PM

    I think if I had to pick my favorite cheese for a grilled cheese it would be fresh Swiss cheese paired with bacon and a good whole wheat bread. I will miss the series it was the first I found after catching up on all of Joanne Flukes, so it will be like loosing a friend. But as long as you are ok and happy with it then all the rest of us will have to be. Good luck on your suspense novel.

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  67. I really like good old American cheese with ham for my grilled cheese. So sorry to hear your series is ending,but I'm sure there are more good books that we will be reading from you.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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  68. Hate the series is ending!! Love cheddar for a grilled cheese! Biszemom@gmail.com

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  69. Love this series. Zeta@iwon.com

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  70. My favorite grilled cheese is one I make with a combination of American, cheddar, Muenster and Colby jack on swirled rye(grilled in butter of course) sometimes I add tomato...yum! vernagass@gmail.com

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  71. Sharp Cheddar or American. musiqmom@yahoo.com Thank you for the giveaway.

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  72. Colby Jack & cheddar.. yumm..
    dkstevensneAToutlookD otCoM

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  73. Swiss cheese with grilled ham. Jill Broussard; minishoes@msn.com

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  74. I love the Cookbook Nook series so much, I had just ordered the first two books in the Cheese Shop series. I haven't started them yet. But I am sure they will be good. And I am also sure that whatever you write, I will want to read it! Thanks for the recipe.

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  75. How did I miss the news about the Cheese Shop series. I must not have been reading things closely. Oh pooh!! I love the Cookbook Nook and will do all I can to keep that one going!! Plus if you get more time with our love bug Sparky things cant be too bad, lol

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  76. When I was a kid, grilled cheese sandwiches with American cheese and tomato soup was my go-to lunch - loved it! I still love it, but nowadays I prefer a good sharp cheddar in my sandwich. I enjoy both of your series, and I'm sad to see the Cheese Shop series end. teenlibn at hotmail dot com

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  77. Sorry to see this series end. Still love grilled cheese but I am a traditionalist. Cheddar Cheese only.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  78. I love your writing. I own all of your books and I am mad. Second author this week that I follow and has been cancelled. I don't know their numbers but I don't think they know your readers very well. Waiting for your suspense book. mbquilts4@aol.com. Thanks.

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  79. I've never ready any of this series, but would love to give them a go. I LOVE cheese. I love Muenster in my grilled cheese sandwich. Yummy.

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  80. First I want to say that I am sad that one is going away but I have enjoyed the ones I have read and there are a few i didn't not due to i didn't like them as i loved them but my fav has always been the Cookbook Mysteries. Then we must go over what probably every one has said to you which is that everything happens for a reason and also the other thing is that once something goes away sometimes a better offer will come. Although I do want to whisper to you if you go self publishing there are alot of people on board with you and it might be a better advantage then you can do it all at your pace and you have no problems when one company sells to another which i am sure your stomach was just a terrible jumble of bees in there worrying about if that letter or phone call would come. Now after the advice that you didn't ask for I want to say Wow on the Cheese Sandwich and now that my husband is laid off and i never know what to do with the left over bacon as the girls can't eat it although they would love it so this is a wonderful recipe that is affordable even when there is noone working in the household and hubby has to bring in the unemployment for 2 1/2 months which is so long when you have the medicine to pay for my disease then batteries for my scooter and then bills. So i look forward to cooking this one night for dinner and I am sure that we will love it. Thank you for an affordable recipe and i will be reading your books no matter who publishes as i love your cozy mysteries!

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  81. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry this series is ending! I admit, I haven't started reading it yet, but it's on my to-read-soon list. And I hate when a good thing comes to an end! Thank you for sharing this yummy-sounding grilled cheeser recipe! I love putting cream cheese in mine, it definitely adds an extra level of creamy goodness. And I like using Cheddar and smoked Gouda. I love a good smoky cheese! I'd have to leave out the onions and Tabasco, but that's just a preference. And, I usually take the lazy way out and brown the butter in the pan, rather than buttering the bread. If I'm not making too many sandwiches, it works out pretty well for me without the butter burning. aleonardi@my.com

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  82. I am going to miss this series. I have read them all and loved them. I usually use cheddar, I also like grilled swiss and bacon sandwiches. dr(dot)oldsmobile(at)icloud(dot)com

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  83. I am sorry to read that this will be the last one in this series. My favorite grilled cheese has goat cheese, pimento cheese and a very sharp cheddar.
    afarage (at)earthlink.net

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  84. I love all kinds of grilled cheese. Swiss is probably my favorite, but I also like to use multiple cheeses at once. I also like a grilled cream cheese. I'm sorry to see this series end. It's one of my favorites. bevarcher AT me DOT com

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  85. I love your books and I'm so sorry this series is ending. Maybe we will be able to see special holiday books! One of my favorite cheese to use for grilled cheese is Fontina. karenlalsip@gmail.com

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  86. Daryl,
    You're a terrific writer. Your novels of suspense will be just as popular as your cozy series. BTW, I put this on my Facebook page.

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  87. Daryl,
    I have loved the Cheese Shop Mysteries and I am not even a cheese eater. I am sorry to see the series end and I am disappointed in the publishing world. This series will be missed by me and a lot of other people. I look forward to seeing your suspense novels and will continue to read the Cookbook Nook books. Yes, I am still a book buyer and I enjoy them.

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  88. Mozzarella for me please! Sorry to see this series end. Loved learning about and trying new cheeses. Will always read hour books.
    Antonette Nyman
    Bobntoni@aol.com

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  89. Make mine with mozzarella please. Sorry to see this series end, but look forward to new ones. It was fun learning about all the different cheeses.
    Toni Nyman bobntoni@aol.com

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  90. Let me say to the publishing house this is a poor business decision!
    I have loved spending time with this wonderful series.
    I am on pins and needles about the Cookbook nook!!!
    I love Havaratti dill , it makes a dreamy grilled cheese.
    Your series made many people happy. Thank you.
    seascapelife at gmail dot com

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  91. My favorite for sandwiches is sharp cheddar.

    bonnijean dot marley at gmail

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  92. So sorry to hear that your series is ending. But perhaps not. If you find yourself itching to write more cheese shop stories, you could venture into the self-publishing world. With 7 books to back it up, you might do very well with Amazon's Create Space program. I guess it's all up to the characters. If they continue to beg, plead, and push you to tell more stories...

    My favorite cheese for grilled cheese sandwiches is Cheddar. Everything is betta with chedda!

    Claire

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  93. Sorry this segment is ending but it means a new one is enroute to you. For grilled cheese sandwiches, we add ham and I like to use thin slices of Swiss (for the hubby) Cheddar for us both and top with Pepper Jack (for moi)...Three Cheese Delight! Thanks for the memories and here's to many more to come (PS Loved you & Murder She Wrote also.) Sylvia Reddom gsreddom@hotmail.com

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  94. One of my favorite series, sorry to see it go

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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