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Periodic NewsI understand that you're on a writing deadline, but I was just wondering when your 1st E-newsletter will be sent. Rosa
NewsletterThanks, Cleo, I will do so and look forward to your Newsletters. I absolutely love all of your books, and have read all of them so far. I look forward to MURDER BY MOCHA. Your recipes are the best! Boy oh boy, IF I get an email from you telling me I won some coffee, I will be SURE to reply STAT! V Weseloh Watertown SD
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I have clicked on other links and they work fine, but I cannot seem to get signed up for your Newsletters. V Weseloh Watertown SD
Cleo's reply - Hi there. Actually, all you have to do is send an e-mail that says "sign me up" to VillagBlend@aol.com You will then receive an automatic reply, which will confirm to you that you are all signed up for my weekly free coffee drawings.
A winner of free coffee is selected at random every week from this list, which also subscribes you to my free E-newseltter. The newsletter only comes out a few times a year. Just be sure to give me an active e-mail box -- one that you check every so often. I've had several winners who never replied to my notifying e-mails and that's too bad. They lost!
You'll only win coffee from me if you reply to my e-mail informing you that you've won this week's drawing. I won't send to any address unless I get a confirmation from the winner via e-mail first.
I hope that helps you.
Wishing you java joy!
YOU CAN NOT GET AWAY FROM IT CAN YOU.??? I WOULD LIKE TO PUT MY NAME DOWN FOR ONE OF THE FIRST COPIES..SIGNED OF COURSE.AM MAKING A SPACE ON MY BOOK SHELF ALREADY AND AM ORDERING A NEW COOKER!!!! TAKE CARE..ANONYMOUS 2.
Cleo's reply: Dear A2 - I'm glad to hear you're looking forward to it!! :)
Have you thought about compiling a recipe book to publish? It would be great as the "Coffee House/Haunted House Cook Book". Anita
Cleo's reply: Hi Anita, thank you for dropping by my *virtual* coffeehouse. That's a wonderful idea. Maybe someday! Right now my writing schedule won't allow that, but it would be a fun idea for the future. Thank you for suggesting it, and thank you especially for reading my books. It's the best gift you can give to any author.
Cook with joy,
Thanks for the reply! I can eagerly anticipate in peace now! :) Jack-Alice(Cleo) is already on a writing deadline and she doesn't need more stress coming from you. You need to let her work in peace and harmony and at her own pace. So, here's 20 dollars. Go to a bar and buy yourself as many drinks as you can with the 20 dollars....Oh wait, you can't with or without Pen and that buffalo nickel can you? You can only go out on the town only in Pen's dreams, right? Hahaha! That's too bad for you and you're lucky that I'm "calling" the police on you for breaking and entering in my home. Alice(Cleo)-I know for a fact that I'm the only one in my home that has read your Haunted Bookshop Mystery Series. There was a time when I went on my dad's computer to check my email and I noticed right away that at the bottom of the screen by the start menu was a tab for this website. And I know that I didn't go on this website the night before. I think Jack somehow, I don't know how, was responsible. You need to keep a tighter leash on Jack and make sure he doesn't do it again. LOL!!!!
Alice (Cleo) the message above is from me.
The Ghost and
the Haunted Mansion
Haunted Bookshop Mystery
(published under her other
pen name Alice Kimberly)
Cleo's reply: Thank you, Rosa! On deadline and can't write more, but I appreciate you fun message. (So does Jack.) Cheers!
I LOVE this website!! I have not read any of your books, but after reading the reviews on Amazon, I have ordered the first one from my library and bookmarked the rest!!
Cleo's reply - Why thank you! And welcome to my virtual coffeehouse. I hope you enjoy your trip to my fictional shop in the Coffeehouse Mystery book that you're about to read.
Come on back anytime. I post recipes often and enjoy talking here with my readers. We'll have a hot cup o' joe waiting for you.
Coffeehouse Mystery #3
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You are more than welcome. Thank you for your interest in my books!
To those of you wondering what "link" we're talking about, you can click it below if you like. The link takes you to Amazon's US search for the Coffeehouse titles on Kindle. We had a discussion about this on the message board (scroll down to read more -- look for the cover of French Pressed).
Cleo's reply - Oh, you made my morning! I'm so glad you like the title (Murder by Mocha) and are anticipating the book's release. This one was a lot of fun to write -- I can only hope you find it as much fun to read.
Just wanted to say thank you for your's and Jack's response to my post on Feb.3. My daughter was so excited that she went to school today and told her teacher that she and her mom got a reply from an author and a ghost that said she was "cute as button" you made her day.:) Thank you again
Cleo's reply -
Oh, that's wonderful! You just made MY day! Hey, I told Jack. He laughed. Then he said...
Hey, baby, maybe I should tell Pen to call up that cute little girl for a...(what does your generation call a rendezvous with the sandbox set - oh, yeah, a playdate). Pen's tike Spencer would probably like that...
Jack, Pen and Spencer are fictional characters and this little girl is real, so that won't work. Besides, Spencer is way too old for "playdates," but it's a nice thought.
Okey-doke. I guess they'll just have to read about Pen and Spence in your books...and see me in their dreams, just like Pen...
Thanks, Jack. I'll let them know. :)
To learn more about Penelope McClure and the
ghost of Jack Shepard, the dead private eye who
haunts her New England bookshop and helps her solve
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sorry to bother you at a time like this but I am in a hole.my own doing !!!! a lady at one of the clubs in town ask if I would make them some loaf/cakes for their open day.Big headed..of course I said.but I have no recipe for them... poeple asked,yes they have heard of it but do not know the recipe..Do YOU?? iT is not one of yours from your books,,I have a file of them/have not seen it on here. It is the recipe for the DATE AND WALNUT LOAF/CAKE cAN YOU HELP PLEASE.. Take Care
My goodness, A2, I'm so sorry, but (honestly) I don't even like date and walnut cake! I'm working on a lovely new coffee cake recipe right now, and a recipe for mini-cakes, but none of them are a date and walnut loaf cake and those recipes are not yet ready for me to post publicly. Again, I'm so sorry! Stay tuned for more cakes in the future on this site. In the meantime...
Can't you bring another type of cake?
Below is an amazingly EASY
yet very impressive recipe for
Cherry Streusel Coffee Cake.
Or how about my
Creamsicle Orange-Vanilla Coffee Cake
with a delicious Orange-Vanilla Glaze?
Get the PDF of my recipe (pictured below)
by clicking here.
My Pistachio Muffins are also delicious. Get a PDF of that recipe
Or how about my
Double Chocolate Nut Muffins?
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In the meantime, you can see my other recipes on my main page, or by clicking over to my Recipe page, or by checking the recipe sections of my culinary mysteries.
I hope some of this helps you. :)
Jack and Pen 2012
For the general public: Rosa is asking about the next book in The Haunted Bookshop series, which Cleo Coyle writes as Alice Kimberly. The first book in this series is pictured right. Find out more about this series by jumping to the Haunted Bookshop page of this site by clicking here.
Cleo (Alice's) Reply --
Hi Rosa - The first Tuesday in January 2012. Whatever that might be. But that's a long way off and can still change. Make sure you subscribe to my E-newsletter. I will try to get a few out this year and as the year progressses, I'll have updates on Jack and Pen...and make sure you know when their new book is hitting the store shelves (and E-reader market)! Cheers and thank you so much for caring so much. It means a lot to me. ~ Cleo (Alice)
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Kindle availability in EUrope
Hi Just wondering when,if and why the 1st 2 mysteries are available to Kindle in Europe not 3,4 but then 5 and 6... Sorta wanted to read in order and would like them on my Kindle-will this ever be possible?
I meant the coffeehouse mysteries,sorry for the lack of clarity.
Coffeehouse Mystery #6
#1 Paperback Bestseller,
You're right. While this series can be enjoyed out of order, my longtime readers tell me they've gotten lots of pleasure out of following the character arcs from book to book (and watching Clare's romantic life progress) by reading the series in order. I wish I had a good answer to your question. I'm sorry that I do not. As a consumer, I will simply suggest that you click over to Amazon's USA URL (web address) and download from that site. Below is the URL to get you started, and I hope that helps because I have no other answer.
I know this next suggestion will sound like lame corporate-speak, but maybe you should contact Amazon Euorpe customer service and request that they carry the books you want. A request from a single consumer might not mean anything to them. But, for all we know, there are many more readers like you out there, making that request. (One can only hope!)
thanks sincerely for your interest!
Excited in Colorado Springs, CO
Hello, Cleo we just found out that you have a new McClure mystery coming out in March. My Mom and I have read all the other ones. Our family went through a really difficult time and your books were a great help and outlet. I never thought about Googling you. I'm so happy we finally did. Can't wait for the new one.
Cleo's reply: Hang in there! The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller will be coming out next year at this time. Click here and scroll down to learn more...
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe?
Just wondering if you happen to have a favorite oatmeal raisin cookie recipe..have made the Neiman Marcus cookie recipe and it was a big hit!! Many thanks, Laura
Thanks, Laura! Indeed I do have a favorite recipe. It's a healthier version of the typical oatmeal cookie. I reduce the flour, using more oatmeal by creating oatmeal flour (very easy to do using a blender, just see the recipe on that). I also cut the sugar and the fat, replacing part of the usual butter with applesauce, which brings a lovely apple flavor note to blend with the oats and raisins. AND I glaze them with a bit of my maple glaze. These are outstanding with a hot cup of joe. I hope you enjoy them as much as the Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies.
To get my "Healthier Oatmeal Cookie" recipe CLICK HERE, the document will appear in a free, illustrated PDF that you can print, save, or share.
To get my Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, CLICK HERE. The document will appear in a free, illustrated PDF that you can print save or share.
Hi Alice, Last night while still snowed in, I finished a book I started reading earlier in the week. I then went to amazon.com and downloaded The Ghost and Mrs. MCClure. It is absolutely wonderful!!!!! I started reading it aloud to my 11 year old and even SHE loved it. I started that one only because I only have 2 of the Coffeehouse Mysteries to read before I finish the series and I always like to save the best til last....one problem I may never finish either series if I do that since BOTH series are WONDERFUL!!!!! :)
CLEO'S (ALICE'S) REPLY: Thank you! You made my week with that message. The writing life has its ups and down but readers like you (and your daughter!!) make the downs worth working through. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to let me know. It truly means a lot to me.
Wait! The ghost of Jack is in my ear. What's that, Jack? He has a message for you. I'll type it up...
You're aces, baby. Thanks for droppin' by my joint and cheerin' up the dame who scribbles my stories. Oh, and thank that cute-as-a-button daughter of yours, too. Nice to know I have a fan in the next generation (of the living). Drop back anytime. Till then, stay out of trouble. From what I can see, you air-breathers seem to get into plenty...
Okay, Jack, I think that's quite enough.
Hey, baby, just get back to writin', will ya? My public is waitin' on my next case!
You heard him.
I'd better get back to work.
thanks again. :)
~ Alice (Cleo)
Lots of love from frozen Austin. -Sharon
YOU CAN NOT KEEP SOMETHING LIKE THIS QUIET. I CAN HEAR THE BELLS RINGING FROM HERE ALL THE VERY BEST. HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD MEAL TO NIGHT. TAKE CARE.
Happy birthday to you.....happy birthday to you.....Happy Birthday dear Cleo Happy birthday to you!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day and hubby is extra good to you.
Lucie in Western NY
I have read all of your CoffeeHouse books,and I will be looking for that recipe. Thank you for the response and keep writing !
Karen in Pa
Good thoughts and prayers continue to be with you from Iowa. Keep us updated on your daughter's surgery and recovery. Don't forget to take time for yourself as well.
Thank you everyone!
Oh thank you everyone so much for your kind words, thoughts and prayers.
I read your comments to my husband and we both got such a lift. We didn't know there was still such kindness in the world.
We got word today that our daughter will need yet another operation. My husband and I were talking about it and we have utterly lost count of how many surgeries she's had. This one won't be too bad by her standards. She's had three neurosurgeries; after that most other things are a walk in the park so hopefully this one will be short and sweet. Well I know I have been a poor correspondent, mostly because I hated to be a downer by dumping my troubles on all of you, but I promise to do a better job of keeping you all up to date. Thank you all once again for your kindness and prayers; your support is one of the things that keeps me going in the hard times.
Karen in Pennsylvania
Cleo's reply: My husband and I are continuing to send prayers and good thoughts to you, your daughter, and your husband. I know anyone who reads this board is doing the same. Love to you, Karen! Keep in touch with us! :)
Just discovered the Coffeehouse Mysteries
Hi! I'm Lisa, in Texas. I finishe up Espresso Shot this weekend (yeah, I know, I started the series in the middle), and I loved it. I do love a mystery, especially one with recipes, and now I must read the rest of the series!
Karen in PA - hugs and prayers for you and your daughter. I pray that she continues to fight and that you spend very little time in hospitals this year!
Cleo's reply: Thank you so much, Lisa! I'm so glad you discovered our *virtual* coffeehouse. Come back anytime. Cheers!
To Karen in Pa
I had a sister with downs syndrome. When she was born first they wanted mom to put her in an institution then they gave her a year to live that eventually grew to 7 years. We lost her 10 years ago at the ripe old age of 32. She lived a loving and full life and was the light of my life. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your daughter through these long days
hope you do not mind this.... Karen in Pennsyl! So glad you were able to get back to us with some news of the little one. our prays are with her and of course you and the family.have read your bits from the start. please dont keep us in the dark so long...We care too.
Thank you so much for that lovely note to Karen!