Showing posts with label Buzz Off. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Buzz Off. Show all posts

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Welcome Guest Blogger - Hannah Reed!

Please welcome author Hannah Reed as our guest blogger today. Hannah is the author of Buzz Off, the first book in a brand new series of mysteries. I was lucky to be given the chance to read Buzz Off before its publicaiton, and I just loved it. To wit:

“A stellar debut! The death of a beekeeper makes for an absolute honey of a read in this engaging and well-written mystery. Story Fischer is a sharp and resilient amateur sleuth, and Hannah Reed sweeps us into her world with skillful and loving detail. Booksellers, listen up: Once readers get a taste of the Queen Bee Mysteries, they will be swarming for more!"

~ Cleo Coyle

And now . . . here's Hannah!

A big bold Thank You to Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen for inviting me to share information on my upcoming Queen Bee mystery and, of course, I have a honey of a recipe for you. Buzz Off (the first) comes out September 7th (2010) and features Story Fischer, a beginning beekeeper and owner of The Wild Clover, a small Wisconsin grocery store catering to local products.

Here’s a little more about Buzz Off . . .

Story’s messy divorce is final; the honey from her beekeeping business has been harvested; and her market is thriving. Life seems pretty sweet until her mentor in the honey business is found stung to death in his apiary.
Story is still trying to explain to the panicked locals that Manny was killed by wasps, not honeybees, when another body is found floating in the Oconomowoc River. This time the evidence points to Story's ex. Sure, Clay's a womanizer and a buzz kill--but a murderer?

With the townsfolk stirred up against her honeybees, and a handsome cop--who also happens to be Story's former high school sweetheart--putting Clay in cuffs, it's up to Story to get them both out of a very sticky situation.

Now for the
promised recipe!

Wisconsin is famous for frozen custard, which is much like ice cream, only richer and creamier. (Yes, that’s really possible!) So if you visit our state, ‘bee’ sure to stop at one of our custard shops.
This is Story’s version of honey frozen custard from The Wild Clover newsletter found in the back of Buzz Off.

Honey Frozen Custard

2 c. milk
2 c. heavy cream
6 eggs
2/3 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
Ice Cream Maker

Whisk together eggs and honey and set aside. While stirring, heat milk and
1-1/4 cup of the cream until almost simmering. Important! Unless you want honey scrambled eggs (which are delicious BTW), make sure to SLOWLY add 1 cup of the cream mixture to the egg mixture, whisking.
Add all that to the pan, stirring. Simmer until thick enough to coat a spoon. Cool, then chill in fridge at least one hour. Add 1 tsp vanilla and remaining 3/4 cup cream. Pour into ice cream maker and follow those directions.

You could win a honey
of a mystery prize!

Buzz Off is now available for pre-order. To celebrate I'm running a special spring deal. Pre-order Buzz Off before May 1st and send a copy of the receipt - either email( or snail mail (email for the address), and you'll be entered in the May 1st drawing for the prize.

Your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore can handle the pre-order for you. Or take care of it online by clicking one of the hot buttons below.

* Barnes and Noble's pre-order
page for Buzz Off -
click here.

* Amazon's pre-order page
for Buzz Off -
click here.

Hannah Reed is the pen name for author Deb Baker. You can visit Hannah at her official website
for more recipes and fun facts about honey and bees.
Or visit her at her Facebook Queen Bee Page by clicking here.

Comments for
Hannah welcome!