Sunday, June 19, 2016

Welcome Lisa Q. Mathews with Orange Sunshine-Frosted Cookies + Book and Mug #Giveaway!

CARDIAC ARREST
by Lisa Q. Mathews



Lisa Q. Mathews is a terrific author who recently launched a sweet, funny, and highly entertaining new amateur sleuth mystery series called The Ladies Smythe and Westin.

Lisa is also a former editor of Nancy Drew (and, like most of us, she's a huge fan of the girl sleuth). So it's an extra special sleuthy honor to have her here today! 

In a generous gesture, Lisa is giving away the first book in her series (pictured right), as well as an adorable mug and spoon set, to one lucky person who comments on this post. 

This giveaway is now over. Thanks to everyone who left comments! The winning comment, by random number draw, is Donamae K.  of Wisconsin. Congrats, Donamae!

Now, take it away, Lisa!

~ Cleo Coyle 




Like my odd-couple co-sleuths Summer and Dorothy—aka the Ladies Smythe & Westin—I have a serious sweet tooth. I must also confess that the three of us have something else in common: We all love to eat, but don’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen. For very good reasons, of course.

Dorothy, a seventy-something widow, used to cook, but since nightly, formal dinners are de rigueur in the Canyons dining room at the Hibiscus Pointe Senior Living Community in Milano, Florida, there is really not much point. 


Her twenty-something neighbor Summer, a semi-reformed party girl who’s camping in her late grandma’s condo, never learned to cook, because her family back in LA had a series of personal chefs. 

Summer usually grabs her food on the run, or from the free, Welcome buffets set out for prospective residents. She and Dorothy also treat themselves to bayside lunches and elegant dinners at the trendy downtown restaurants, especially when they’re working undercover on a murder investigation. And me? Well, let’s just say my husband feels it’s safest if he does most of the cooking at our house. 


SUMMER’S ORANGE 

SUNSHINE-FROSTED COOKIES

Occasionally, too much sugar can get you into trouble, as the Ladies found out the hard way on their first case, CARDIAC ARREST. But not to worry, these easy-to-make orange cookies are delicious and packed with Floridian Vitamin C. They’re perfect for quick pick-me-ups, book club refreshments, late-night snacks, or even breakfast. And Summer got the recipe directly from Gregoire, the sous-chef at Hibiscus Pointe. (My mom-in-law Sylvia just happens to have the very same one in her arsenal.) 

A quick note re: shortening vs. butter: Dorothy wanted to use a traditional, brand-name vegetable shortening from a can, but Summer vetoed the thick, white stuff. They compromised by picking up a package of high-fat butter (Kerrygold) from the nearest Publix grocery store. 

If they’d gone the shortening route, as Dorothy suggested, the dough would have held together more and resulted in orange ball cookies, rather than the flatter ones pictured here. Also, Dorothy did put her foot down on the importance of sifting both the flour and confectionary sugar—definitely worth it, she insists. (So does my mom-in-law.) Enjoy! ~ Lisa

Serves 2 dozen

Prep Time: 30 mins. (or less, if you’re a pro baker!)

Cooking Time: 8-10 mins.

INGREDIENTS: 

For Orange Cookies:

2/3 cup of shortening (Summer and Dorothy used 2/3 cup real butter)  

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 

2 Tablespoons grated orange rind

2 cups self-rising flour* 

*Note: If you prefer all-purpose flour, add ½ teaspoon each of baking powder, baking soda, and salt


For Orange Butter Frosting:

2 ½ Tablespoons soft butter


1 ½ cups sifted confectioners sugar 

1 ½ Tablespoons fresh-squeezed orange juice 

2 Tablespoons grated orange rind

Shredded coconut (optional) 



INSTRUCTIONS:

For Orange Cookies: 

Mix shortening (or butter) with sugar and egg thoroughly. 




Stir in orange juice and rind. Measure flour by sifting. Stir dry ingredients, blending well. (If you're using all-purpose flour, don’t forget to add the ½ teaspoon each of baking powder, baking soda, and salt!) 



Drop rounded teaspoons of dough about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes until lightly brown around edges.  Cool on wire rack.




For Orange Butter Frosting: While cookies are cooling, blend all ingredients well, until smooth. 



Frost cookies when completely cool. 



Top with coconut, if desired,
for an extra-tropical touch!




Lisa Q. Mathews was a lifeguard, a competitive figure skater, and a Nancy Drew editor before starting to write her own mysteries. She was also an executive editor at Random House Children’s Books and penned kids' series such as Mary-Kate and Ashley and The Lizzie McGuire Mysteries. Like her odd-couple co-sleuths in The Ladies Smythe & Westin series from Carina Press/Harlequin, Lisa loves swimming, rich desserts, romantic comedies, and above all a good mystery!

To learn more about Lisa and her books, please visit her website at www.lisaqmathews.com.

You can also join Lisa at:


Chicks on the Case (group blog)




When a guy drops at your feet, you’d better hope he’s not dead...

Twenty-something party girl Summer Smythe is starting over in the unlikeliest of places: Hibiscus Pointe, an upscale retirement community in glitzy Milano, Florida. Her new gig? Working for Dr. A, Milano’s much-loved cardiologist. But being in over her head is the least of Summer’s worries when her new boss drops dead…right in front of her. 

Longtime resident Dorothy Westin prefers to mind her own business. But when the young blonde already causing ripples through Hibiscus Pointe becomes a person of interest in Dr. A’s murder, Dorothy springs into action. Not only because the real killer is still on the loose, but because there’s simply no way her clueless-but-kind new friend could have poisoned someone. 

Dorothy and Summer soon discover that, despite his chosen specialty, Dr. A had quite a reputation for breaking hearts. And if the Ladies Smythe and Westin don’t identify the guilty party fast, Summer may end up in handcuffs…and Dorothy in a body bag. 


CARDIAC ARREST and the Ladies’ second case, PERMANENTLY BOOKED, are available wherever e-books are sold. And don’t forget to mark your engagement calendar for FASHIONABLY LATE, available September 5, 2016!






LISA'S GIVEAWAY!

Leave a comment on this post
by Midnight, Tuesday, June 21,
and you are entered to win: 


This giveaway is now over. Thanks to everyone who left comments! The winning comment, by random number draw, is...

Donamae K.  of Wisconsin

Congrats, Donamae!

An e-book copy of CARDIAC ARREST with...
Matching mug and spoon set (pictured above). 

Open to US and Canadian readers.
Be sure to leave a way for us
to get in touch with you, and...

Good luck!

262 comments:

  1. Such a fabulous summer treat recipe. And the book, mug, and spoon are wonderful! EMS591@aol.com

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    1. Thanks, LizNoVeggieGirl! (I don't care for veggies much, either.)

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  2. These cookies sound wonderful. I will substitute with gluten free flour and try them. Thanks for the recipe. The book sounds good. I haven't read this series but will have to.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Deb. Great idea on the gluten-free! Also, in my opinion, the frosting is great on anything.

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  3. These cookies sound wonderful. I will substitute with gluten free flour and try them. Thanks for the recipe. The book sounds good. I haven't read this series but will have to.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  4. Those cookies sound super---I'm always on the lookout for good cookie recipes that do not include chocolate. I'd love to start reading your new series.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Sue. Orange is a yummy, fun option!

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  5. The book sounds great and the recipe looks delicious. Thank you for this chance. areewekidding@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks and you're welcome, Robyn! (Love your email addy.)

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  6. Welcome to the blog, Lisa! I can't decide what sounds more delightful -- your series or the cookies!

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    1. Thanks, Leslie--you are sweeter than sunshine cookies!

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  7. I love citrus flavoured cookies, so thanks for the recipe. The book sounds like a good read, and the mug/spoon are a nice gift. Thanks for the chance to win! grace dot koshida at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Grace! Hope you enjoy the cookies.

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  8. The cookies and book both sound delightful. Thanks for the chance to win. Dmskrug3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. I like the idea of orange cookies but I'm not big on frosting.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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    1. The orange cookies are great as stand-alones, Sandy! The orange zest gives them extra zing.

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  10. I was born to a mother who loved to bake and my thighs show it. lol! I can't wait to Lisa Q. Mathews book and to try the orange sunshine cookies. Thanks for including Lisa on your blog. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Thank you, Robin! I have those happy thighs, too, lol. Definitely worth it.

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  11. The cookies sound wonderful and look so pretty with the coconut on top. It must have been amazing editing Nancy Drew books -- how exciting! Thanks so much for visiting and for the wonderful giveaway. bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Thanks, Celia! I think the coconut is my favorite part. Even Nancy would approve--or at least her friend Bess would!

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  12. This series sounds charming. What a delightful odd couple. I have put this on my TBR stack and looking for the new release. And the cookies sound delicious. Thanks for the very generous giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Sally. I hope you enjoy both the books and the cookies!

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  13. Even flattened, the cookies look and sound tasty. I need to make some soon. And, I need to read your book. I hope I get to drink my coffee out of your cute mug as well. lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Linda--I hope so, too! Very best of luck.

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  14. This sounds like my grandmother's orange cookie recipe - a favorite from the 1940s!

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    1. Karen, I wonder whether your grandma used the shortening? Bet she did!

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  15. These look SOOOOO good. I want one right. NOW. And I love the cup and spoon. Oh, and the series is fantastic, too!

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Ellen. And go ahead--make these cookies!

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  16. Wonderful giveaway! Great story.

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  17. Great Giveaway!! petitepoet47@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Adrienne, and very best of luck!

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  18. The cookies sound delicious and the book sounds like one I'd love to devour! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Comet9443 at yahoo.com

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    1. Anonymous, I hope you like them both! Good luck.

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  19. These cookies sound potentially addictive! And that's a good thing!
    And the storyline sounds equally so.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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    1. Libby, those cookies are addictive, all right! And I hope the books are. :-)

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  20. The cookies sound delicious and the book sounds like one I'd love to devour! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Comet9443 at yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome, Beth. Hope you enjoy them both.

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  21. Dang, now I want cookies as well!!! That's kind of bad since it isn't even 10:00 a.m. here in Alaska!!! LOL
    mtrver@gmail.com

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    1. 10 am? No problem-o, as Summer would say. We both admit to eating these cookies at any time of day.

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  22. Love the recipe...thank you! I'm looking forward to reading Cardiac Arrest if and when it comes out in paperback (no e-reader for me). Continued success! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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    1. You're welcome. Hopefully my publisher will bring the books out in paperback sometime in the future (and possibly an audio version). In the meantime, enjoy those cookies!

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  23. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)June 19, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    I am a sucker for any dessert with citrus in it. You may have put a serious dent in my diet plans. I'm a Nancy Drew fan (aren't we all?) from way back, before they revised the books in the 60s. Loved Nancy and her roadster! Your new series sounds like a lot of fun. I look forward to reading it.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I think Nancy secretly carried a tin of these cookies in her roadster. You know--for emergencies.

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  24. The recipe sounds delicious... Looking forward to your new series. Thanks for the chance to win..
    salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks very much, Amy--hope you enjoy!

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  25. First to mention on the ML's Kitchen is the recipe. I love it...copied and ready for my next book club tea. Second to mention is the mystery from a lover of... I like combining a young adult with a retiree as the team and really look forward to read the interactions across generations. Thanks, Lisa!
    kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Kathleen. Hope you enjoy the cookies--they're perfect for book club, I think. Also hope you enjoy Summer and Dorothy's adventures--I'm having so much fun writing them!

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  26. The cookies sound great--I love orange flavored anything! The book sounds good too. I'm adding it to my TBR tower! cking78503@aol.com

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    1. Me, too, Chris! Orange, lemon and lime--I love them all. And love the TBR "tower," too, ha!

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  27. I'd love those cookies with a hot cup of coffee (in that lovely mug of course)!! njcar22@aol.com

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    1. A meal in itself, Nicole! Good luck!

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    2. I love new books! Thanks for offering this! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  28. What delectable cookies. Perfect for a summer treat. Thanks for this delightful feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You are most welcome. Maybe making cookies would be a great way to celebrate the first day of summer!

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  29. Special cookies which I would love since the flavors are my favorite. The novel sounds captivating. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thank you. I haven't tried yet, but it might be fun to see if these cookies work in lemon and lime, too!

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  30. Great cookies! lkleback@hotmail.com

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  31. Loved Nancy Drew, always looking to find a new good author.

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    1. Thanks, Connie! Nice to meet another one of Nancy's chums!

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  32. The cookies sound good. :) I'm wondering if you can make them lemon the same way. Hmmm... might have to do some experimenting. ;)

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    1. Oh, and I forgot to leave my email... kidisitor@yahoo.com

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    2. I was just thinking the same thing, Marsha! Got your email addy, thanks.

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  33. I will definitely try cookie recipe. Am hoping this book will also be offered as paperback as sounds like will be fun series to read. I don't do E-Books.

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    1. My publisher may do a paperback in the future, Arlene, and possibly audio. In the meantime, hope you enjoy the cookies!

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  34. Oh! Wow! I'd absolutely would use this cup! It's awesome! The e book would be so neat to read!! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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    1. Glad you like the cup, Donamae. Couldn't resist the blue! Good luck.

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  35. I am obsessed with Berkley prime crime novels! I haven't read this series yet but I need to start :) hitgirl161@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I love Berkley Prime Crime novels, too. My publisher is Carina Press (part of Harlequin), but my nightstand holds many BPC series!

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  36. I would love, love, love to win this! Thanks for sharing this giveaway with us. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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    1. Wishing you lots, lots, lots of luck, Becky! Thanks for entering.

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  37. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks, bski92--and you're very welcome!

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  38. Thanks for the chance! I just bought some oranges and this sounds like a great way to use them! I love to bake and I am always looking for new recipes! The book sounds great and I love the mug!
    edtercross7304@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Terri! One of the great things about baking with oranges is that the whole kitchen smells so nice.

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  39. I would LOVE to win! The book looks great and so does the mug! My luck is very poor but I keep trying...one of these days I might finally win! Thanks for the opportunity and congrats to the winner!!!!

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    1. Best of luck, Lisa! I'm the same way--but I never give up hope, either! Who knows, maybe we'll be splitting a Powerball jackpot someday...

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  40. I would love to win . I can't wait to read your books...

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  41. The cookies look delish! ☆☆☆☆☆

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    1. They are, Tracy! And pretty much foolproof.

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  42. The cookies look delish! ☆☆☆☆☆

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  43. I love your cookie recipe. Perfect summer cookies for hot days. Connects on the new release and I would love a chance to read and drink from the great giveaway! breannaherron@icloud.com

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    1. The cookies are very cheerful looking on a plate, too--until they disappear! Good luck, BreAnna!

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  44. Two of my favorite things...books & coffee! Looks fun!

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    1. Books and coffee are a perfect combo! Noted your email addy in the other comment, thanks.

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  45. This sounds so much like a cookie my mom baked. Brings back lots of good memories! The book sounds great and love the mug!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Marsha! A few people have mentioned orange cookies like these being popular in their own families a while ago. Maybe they'll make a comeback!

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  46. Can't wait to try these cookies..and love the series.

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    1. Thanks, Margaret. So glad you like the books, and enjoy the cookies!

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  47. This sounds like a wonderful recipe & great series. Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful prizes. doward1952@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks very much, Doward, and best of luck!

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  48. I look forward to trying the cookies and new mystery book!Terrifloodgate@gmail.com

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  49. This recipe sounds great! Looking forward to a new series! crossxjo@hotmail.com

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  50. Oh,I have to read the book now! txtornado1961@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks, Sharon, hope you enjoy meeting Summer and Dorothy!

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  51. oh this sounds great mdarjam67@gmail.com

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  52. I think I'll try the cookies with butter. The book sounds interesting, love a good book. TgrJade25@gmail.com.

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    1. Thanks, Jamie--and you can't go wrong with butter!

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  53. I think I'll try the cookies with butter. The book sounds interesting, love a good book. TgrJade25@gmail.com.

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  54. The orange cookies look scrumptious, and your book sounds fascinating! I can't wait to read it!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! (Love the word scrumptious!)

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  55. Your cookies remind me of my grandmother's orange cupcakes. I would love to get a copy of your book. It sounds great.

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    1. Thanks, Deb. And oh my sugary goodness--orange cupcakes!!! Must. Have. The cookies are definitely a little cake-y--and the frosting would work great on regular cupcakes, too.

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  56. My birthday is this week . As my daughter likes to tell everyone "all momma wants is books " she is so right.

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    1. I am looking forward to trying these beautiful cookies . Baking and books is the greatest .

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    2. Happy birthday, gillahooley! Hope you get lots of cake and books!

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  57. I'm looking forward to reading your book and also the cookies which sound perfect for book club. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah! If you take the cookies to book club, be sure to save a few at home for yourself!

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  58. Looking forward to reading your new series. Thanks for the recipe for the cookies. I will definitely be making them. ���� Mary from Pittsburgh, Pa

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  59. Cookies look yummy and looking forward to another great series.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn--hope you like them both!

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  60. Not a fan of Orange flavored stuff. The book an cookies look good though

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    1. I haven't tried out a lime or lemon version yet, but I will! I saw that Cleo had a great lime cookie recipe here on Mystery Lovers' Kitchen.

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  61. The cookies sound yummy, I'm looking forward to making them. Cardiac Arrest sounds like a great book, thank-you for the nice giveaway.

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    1. Thanks very much, Jewel, and good luck!

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  62. The next best thing to going to the islands - a new book and cute mug to transport me there!

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  63. Both the book and the cookies sound great. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of your book.

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  64. Love the recipe and your new book sounds great!

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  65. Sharon Baker. slpetera@yahoo.comJune 19, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Love these cookie recipes for summer. Can't wait to try some if not all. Thank you for the good recipes you put in your great books.

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  66. Congratulations on the new release, Lisa. Sounds like a great story and I look forward to reading it. I love citrus anything, and love cookies, and cozy mysteries, so you have an unbeatable combination here today. Thank you for the fun reading, enticing me to order this book especially with the unique cover too. Cynthia Bayer Blain on FB.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Cynthia. Hope you enjoy Summer and Dorothy's adventures (and the citrus-y cookies)!

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  67. I have to say that my husband takes his chances by letting me in the kitchen too. This sounds like a delightful read. utaker555@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Brittany! I'm great on clean up. :-)

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  68. Cookies and a new mystery, a great way to start MY summer! MaundaB@gmail.com

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  69. Can't wait to read this. Cheers@marjimmanor.com

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  70. Sandy Knoodle
    Thanks for the cookie recipe. Sounds yummy. Can't wait to try it. And to read the book also. knoodle31@gmail.com

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    1. You're welcome, Sandy. Be sure to have some cookies on hand while reading--there are a lot of sweets in Cardiac Arrest!

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  71. I absolutely love the mug and the book sounds super fun!

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    1. Thanks, Robin--I had fun writing it! Good luck.

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  72. amy guillaume lindermanJune 19, 2016 at 8:55 PM

    mmmm this is a great recipe for summertime! def. going to get the ingredients to make them! would fill the cup up with lemonade and enjoy the book!

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    1. Amy, I actually had lemonade while I was making the cookies! (Kept me from sneaking frosting.)

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  73. The book and the recipe are both treats, thanks!
    emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

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  74. Will these books offered in print form? I do not e-read...

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    1. Jennifer, my publisher may offer print books and audio in the future. But hope you enjoy the cookies for now!

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  75. I want to read the book, bake the cookies and enjoy my mocha in that cool cup.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara. I like chocolate, too (goes great with orange)!

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  76. This looks like a good book and good eats. centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  77. Forgot my email address. Too busy thinking about those cookies. Bobbipad at gmail.com

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    1. Got it, Barbara! Now you can go back to cookies :-)

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  78. I don't think i have had an orange flavored cookie before. Will be fun to give this a try.
    Lil
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  79. Oh yummy! A new author to read and a yummy recipe to try! This book sounds fun! Thanks for sharing!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. You're welcome, Barbara! I had fun making both. ;-)

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  80. The recipe sounds great as does the new series. Thank you for both!
    davisel1830@hotmail.com

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  81. Aounds like an awesome book and series. I am looking forward to reading them

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    1. Very nice of you, Reverend. Hope you enjoy the books!

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  82. You're a new to me author. Would love to win a new book. Cookies sound delicious but I can't eat them since I'm diabetic and gluten intolerant. The cup would be for my tea.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I'm so sorry the cookies won't work for you. Lately I have been on a lemon-ginger tea kick. Think I have some orange in my pantry too.

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  83. You're a new to me author. Would love to win a new book. Cookies sound delicious but I can't eat them since I'm diabetic and gluten intolerant. The cup would be for my tea.

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  84. The cookies sound good. I would be one to use the real butter and not shortening. Butter is better for you, I think. I like the hat in the chair!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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    1. Thanks, Elaine! I wear that hat a lot.

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  85. The recipe looks amazing. Can't wait to try it. I love the mug too! The books sounds like one that I would love to read very much. Thanks for the chance. scarletbegonia5858@gmail.com

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  86. This looks to be a great new series to start my summer reading!

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  87. This looks to be a great new series to start my summer reading!

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  88. Pat (patdupuy@yahoo.com)June 19, 2016 at 11:50 PM

    I was just writing the recipe down. What oven temperature should I use? Thanks!

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    1. Well this is exactly why my husband does the cooking, Pat. My apologies! The recipe set the oven temp at 400--but I kept checking starting at 6 minutes to make sure they wouldn't burn! With my oven (and all my checking) it actually took 12 mins!

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  89. These look like the perfect summer cookies! Nothing better with them than what looks like a great book!

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    1. Why thank you, Wistroll! Hope you enjoy them both.

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  90. These look like the perfect summer cookies! Nothing better with them than what looks like a great book!

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  91. I love a good cozy mystery! Can't wait to read it (whether or not I win!)

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    1. Oh, thank you, Eristar! Very best of luck to you.

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  92. This book sounds so exciting! Can't wait to read it! I hadn't heard of the series, but I have to look for them now! I must try the recipe this week too! I think I'll make them as part of the celebration for my youngest son's Kindergarten graduation. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks, FlacaS29! Bet those kindergartners will gobble them up! My kids were equally divided on the added coconut.

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  93. This book sounds so exciting! Can't wait to read it! I hadn't heard of the series, but I have to look for them now! I must try the recipe this week too! I think I'll make them as part of the celebration for my youngest son's Kindergarten graduation. Thank you!

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  94. Those cookies sound delicious
    Can't wait to try them and your new book

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  95. Those cookies sound delicious
    Can't wait to try them and your new book

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  96. Wow, wonderful new mystery and recipe! Both sounds good, refreshing, and are a must try. Thanks so much for the new read and recipe. I enjoy baking and my husband doesn't mind a bit being my taste tester. ��

    -- Connie

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  97. Oh orange cookies! Send me 6 dozen ;-). Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try this, this summer.

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  98. I have a soft spot for anything vaguely creamsicle and things with puns. I'll have to try both the cookies and the book!

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  99. Recipe sounds great. Love me some cookies. I love cozy mysteries and your books sound great. fliplamken at yahoo.com

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  100. The cookies sound so good. I will have to try the recipe and the book sounds great. dr(dot)oldsmobileaticloud(dot)com

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  101. Looks like a great read! Poor Summer. Love the cookie recipe. And she is so right about the difference between shortening and butter. For fuller, chewier cookies and thin ones. Love the mug and spoon set. Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  102. Thanks for the yummy recipe and the chance to win a great giveaway

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  103. I definitely want to sample this fun-sounding series and tasty cookies! And what would be better to enjoy with the cookies while reading Smythe's and Westin's exploits than a hot cup of coffee in that adorable mug? Unless it's tea with a touch of honey stirred in with the mug's matching spoon! Thank you for an enjoyable interview and giveaway!

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  104. I would love to try this series. Love the cover. pgenest57@aol.com

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  105. dammad58@gmail.com looks like another fun series to add to my list

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  106. The cookies sound wonderful! Thank you! I also love the title of your book!! Cannot wait to read it!! Cindy
    Cbalevre@ptd.net

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  107. I think my mother may have had a similar recipe in her drawer. We were not able to find [or properly sort] all her recipes after daddy's death and her move to my sister's. So I might just have to make *this* cookie for my book club.
    donna {dot} durnell {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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