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I would like to add the recipes to my kitchen collection, but don't want to destroy the books. Is there a way to get them some where else?
First of all, let me say- thank you for reading my books! I certainly understand why you'd want the recipes separate from the novels - alas, at this time, there is nowhere else to find the recipes but in my published mystery novels. However, if you click over to my Home Page, you'll see that I have created bonus recipes in PDF format that you might like to have. (Like my "Cuppa Joe Mocha Drop" cookies pictured above.
Just scroll down the CENTER column of my Home Page and you'll see more recipes. You'll ALSO see recipes if you look down my RIGHT column.
Click on the link provided for each recipe and the recipe will appear in PDF (Adobe reader) format so you can print it out on your computer printer or save it in the digital PDF file.
Like you, I've had other readers ask me about the recipes and many have encouraged me to publish a cookbook. Maybe that will happen some day. Right now, however, the recipes that I publish in the back of my Coffeehouse Mysteries - along with writing the mysteries themselves - are keeping me busy enough! Thanks again for supporting my work and liking the recipes enough to ask for them in any form!
I hope you'll continue checking the Website. I like to post my new recipes (between books) here. But I don't keep them up forever. They post for a few months and then I take them down - get 'em while they're hot!
Java joy to you,
Please Write Faster!
I checked out "Espresso Shot" from the library not knowing anything about the series...I was hooked! I had to immediately buy the rest of the series at B & N. It was interesting... having started the series with "Espresso Shot," I obviously knew what happened with Matt and Bree...but I found myself getting so upset as I read the earlier books and their relationship became more involved. You can't help but love Matt despite his faults. I really hope Bree disappears in a book or two...It's going to be a painful wait until November for my next fix!
Love the books (But please write faster!).
Just reading my first Haunted Bookshop Mystery
Just reading my first Haunted Bookshop Mystery...
and I love it!! Now I need to find and read them all, as well as the Coffeehouse mysteries! How have I not stumbled on these sooner?! I know I'm in for so much fun!! I'm having to slow myself down with The Ghost and Mrs. McClure; I've nearly finished it in one afternoon!
Haunted Bookshop MysteriesI just started reading your Haunted Bookshop Mysteries and I love them. I purchased one and read it within 24 hours and am now on Book 4. I don't know how Book 5 is going to turn out so I may be jumping the gun, but how are Jack and Pen going to get together if he's dead. I love that they can be together in her dreams/his memories, but in many ways this series is sad because it seems like they don't have a future. Can Jack have a son he never knew about and be reincarnated into his grandson so he and Pen can date? Just a thought. I'm not trying to tell you how to do your job I just really want the characters to be happy. And you have (obviously) done a great job about making me care about the characters which is essential to me in just about any book I read. Just wanted to let you know how much I love the books, and was hoping I could get some feedback on the future of the series. Thanks for putting up with my kind of crazy.
hardbacksI LOVE your books and I was wondering since the last two coffeehouse mysteries are in hardback will the first books ever come out in hardback editions? I would love to have them all that way for my collection. Oh and I wanted to let you know that your books have gotten me to start working on being a coffee expert. I love coffee!!
Just a note!!
Wanted to tell you how much I have enjoyed both series of your books. I pass them along to friends and so far we have not missed a one. I wanted to sign up for your newsletter, but was unable to due to some sort of computer glitch
Cleo's reply: Hi Grier! Thank you for your kind words about my little murder mysteries. I'm so happy that you are finding them entertaining; please send my best wishes to your friends, too.
You don't have to use the button on my site to sign up for my newsletter. Simply send an e-mail with the subject line SIGN ME UP to VillageBlend@aol.com and I'll add your e-mail address to my free newsletter list, which will also automatically enter you in my weekly Free Coffee Drawings.
In thanks for stopping by my *virtual* coffeehouse, I whipped you up a *virtual* cappuccino and biscotti! LOL! Cheers and I hope you and your friends will remain "customers" of Clare Cosi's fictional Village Blend for years to come.
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I am such a huge fan. I have read all seven of your books and I can't wait for the next one. I'm so glad that I found out about your books. Thanks so much for the fun and exciting read!
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Cleo- I love, love, love your books. They are so suspenseful. It's great!!! They really are an easy read. I have read almost all of them. Keep writing. You're amazing!!! Lexi, Ohio
Great Coffee Find
Hi Cleo -
I've been on the look out for a great coffee shop ever since I started reading your Coffeehouse Mysteries - and I finally found one... Only it's all the way in Boston! The Boston Common Coffee Co. Their Black and Tan house blend in particular. The funny thing is the first thing I thought was - Cleo needs to hear about this place. I was even asking if they roast their own beans - which they do - as if I was someone really in the coffee know. LOL! Which thanks to your books, I probably do know more about coffee than the average person. Anyway, you're always posting stories about coffeehouse finds and using them for your drawings. I thought I'd let you know about them. I told them about your mysteries, too. Hope they check them out.
Tara Garrison, NY
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Hi, just wanted to let you all know that I enjoy the Coffeehouse series and have even done a short review/reccomendation on my blog! I have a few followers who love books, so hopefully they will pick up the series too! I also added a link to this virtual world/website!
Cleo's reply: Thanks, Eileen! Way cool site, I can almost feel the SoCal ocean breeze wafting in off my screen from your Inland Empire bookshop!
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Beach Reading is a blog by Eileen Garza, the owner of Terrace Books. Sounds like a great place to check out. FYI, if you live in SoCal, the address is: TERRACE BOOKS, 22310 Barton Rd., Ste. D in Grand Terrace; at the corner of Barton Rd and Canal, CA 92313 (Inland Empire). Or click here to learn more. Cheers to you Eileen. Thanks for the review and keep in touch!
Java joy always,
I'm in love!I totally love the books.. I am very interested in reading all of them. I read 2 and now I'm on 6.. but I find they are easy to read and enjoy... without going in order! Keep up the great work Cleo! I'm a foodie and I love all the food and coffee references!! Right up my alley!! Take Care!!
I just recently discovered the Coffeehouse series and am enjoying it immensely. I'm reading my third book (although not in order). Sure hope you have more in store for us. The main characters are so likable as are many of the minor ones. Thanks!
Happy Mother's Day!
Happy Mother's Day to all of us who have mothers, are mothers, or mother those around us! Here's a fresh cup of joe to us! The clouds have lifted, the semester is over, and I am drinking coffee again! I have reached the light at the end of the tunnel and life is good again. I'm heading to New Orleans next week and I'll stop in at Cafe du Monde for a cup of chicory coffee and a beignet (I'm not sure that's spelled right) and contemplate on your upcoming book, Cleo. BTW, I have decided that I have been catless long enough and am getting a new kitten when I get back from New Orleans. Her name is Cleo, of course.
~~Judy Mac RN
Just "The Blend"I have just started the first book and am already savoring it as much as a good cup of strong coffee-heavy on the cream! Can't wait to read them all!
Love the books! I saw on Amazon that book 8 (Holiday Grind) is coming out this fall!
Cleo's reply: YES. The cover for my new Coffeehouse Mystery HOLIDAY GRIND just posted on Amazon. This is an early version of the cover, not final, but since Amazon is posting, I guess I better, too! Stay tuned for the final cover soon...
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JUST A NOTE
I would just like to say that I devour books especially mysteries. I have read countless mysteries by countless authors. CLEO COYLE/ ALICE KIMBERLY is/are the only author(s) that I can't figure out "who done it" before the end. The closest I have gotten was in LATTE TROUBLE. I figured out the who but not the why. These two series keep me thoroughly entertained.
I won last month's giveaway!
Thank you ever so much for your giveaway last month. I won a pound of La Minita Estate Costa Rican coffee from Rooster Brother in Maine. It was a delicious coffee, full bodied and happy. Great aroma. Thank you so much for sharing it! And Mike, from Rooster Brother...you are awesome! Keep up the good work. i hope to wander to your neck of the woods soon.
Waiting for your next book!
I've loved all your Coffeehouse books. When will we get to see another one!
AeroPress SeattleMay 1 - take it along with - very transportable and let them try it out! They may want to keep it though???
Derby Coffee??I cannot wait for the next Coffeehouse Mystery and the next Haunted Series! I have loved each one! The Aero Press Coffee Maker is something new to me..but since this is Derby day, I just wondered what the coffee of the day would be!!
Aero Press Coffee MakerThe Aero Press is the greatest. I've thrown away my espresso maker, drip maker, and French press. The only problem is that I'm visiting friends in a few days and wonder if I will be able to stand their coffee.....
A Note From Mike at Rooster Brother
RE-POSTED FROM E-MAIL TO CLEO's MAILBOX:
We have been enjoying reading your virtual Village Blend website and keeping up with news from the coffee world. We have a regular customer who, when he was in recently, tried La Minita for the first time because it turns out he is a fan of Cleo! Thanks!!
A Store for Cooks
Guide to Coffee and Chocolate Pairings
Greetings from drought-stricken, wildfire-smoked central Florida. (The EPA / Lung Association gave us a "D" and an "F" in the 2009 report of city air quality while the local news gave us a 'green' for good.) I recently ran across an interesting Guide to Coffee and Chocolate Pairings at the Equal Exchange while looking for ways to support my new-to-me-vegan lifestyle. www.equalexchange.coop/a-guide-to-chocolate-and-coffee-pairing
Aero Press Coffee Maker
I just bought an Aero Press Expresso maker - and wondered if anyone out there has tried it. got it off Amazon - live in Seattle and could get it with my grocery order - rather good I thought!