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Shopping trip tomorrow night
I haven't posted since July 22nd when you promised to send my favorite ghost to FL to find me. He hasn't shown up so those snowbirds who arrived this month don't have very lose lips.
note to Cleo
I have been loving coffee milk for years, using Ice Java, but it is out of production. Googled it and learned about it being the state drink in Rhode Island..!!
Then I started your book Decaffeinated Corpse and you have a recipe to make coffee syrup. Is it available on the web site? Really missing it-only way I can drink milk...
Hi, Dianne - Right you are: The recipe to make coffee syrup (two different ways, actually) is in the back of Decaffeinated Corpse. Coffee syrup is the basis for making your favorite drink, coffee milk, which is indeed also the Rhode Island state drink.
NOTE: If a recipe is already available in the back of my book, then I rarely re-post in on the Web. I like to provide bonus recipes on the Web instead. That way, my readers, who already have my recipes in the back of my books, won't be bored reading them twice! So just turned to the back of Decaf Corpse and you're all set with two ways to make your favorite drink.
New CoffeeHouse Mystery a Big Hit!!!
I just finished reading your new book Holiday Grind!!! I loved it!!! It was worth waiting for!!! Three cheers for the new coffeehouse mystery. Two thumbs up as well!!
I saw this link on facebook, and thought you'd like it. That is if you haven't seen it already! :) http://www.gocoffeego.com/ there are a lot of choices there!
~Kim (caffeine is life blog)
Thanks, Kim! I just love your "scrap your day" idea at your Caffeine is Life blog. Anyone who wants to see this creative idea of Kim's, should click here.
I have not tried the "go coffee" site that you have posted. They appear to be an online seller and not a roaster themselves -- but I am VERY keen on trying PT''s Coffee Roasting Company soon, which I see "go coffee" carries. PT's Coffee, based in Tokpeka, Kansas, recently won a Best Roaster of the Year Award. They have their own site, too, where customers can buy directly online and that's what I would suggest. To visit PT's, click this link...
Cheers, Kim, and thank you SO much for stopping by with the java suggestion! Who better to make one than a babe who runs a blog called "Caffeine is Life" LOL!
NOTE TO CLEO
MY NAME IS DARRYL,PLEASE SIGN ME UP FOR YOUR NEWSLETTER,I WOULD APPRECIATE IT,I ALSO WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT BOOK HOLIDAY GRIND.
Cleo's reply: Hi Darryl, nice to E-meet you - lol. You are all signed up for my newsletter and free coffee drawings. Rest assured that I received your e-mail and you're all set. I'm so happy to hear that you are enjoying my books and looking forward to Holiday Grind! Stop back and let me know how you like the book.
Warmest java wishes,
I found more books
I just happen to see On What Grounds and it intrigued me so bought it and I was hooked immediately, Shortly got my box from Amazon with rest of Coffeehouse Mysteries. Now recently went back to Amazon and ordered Haunted Bookshop collection because coffeehouse is soon to end, at least what I have(I read faster than Cleo writes). Thru surfing around different places just from here I found she has some other books on the paranormal genre, gonna be lookin them up too............I do love a good book.
Hi JaneAnn - Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post that amazing note. And thank you especially for reading my books.
I'm always fascinated to hear how any reader begins reading -- what book may have caught his or her eye, where it led, what he or she liked the most about the characters or plotlines. That's one of the reasons I have this Message Board, to keep in touch.
I'm glad you are a happy "customer" (so far anyway!) of my fictional "Village Blend" coffee shop as well as Pen's "Buy the Book" store in the Haunted Bookstore mysteries. I hope you'll keep coming back, too.
In thanks for stopping by my *virtual* coffeehouse, I've whipped you up a virtual cappuccino and biscotti! Enjoy!
Warmest java wishes,
I want the newsletter
Hi my name is Dee Dee Daugherty. Everytime I hit the newsletter icon I get a message that says the default mail client is not properly installed. I am not computer savy and do not know if I've done something wrong or if the problem is on your side. Either way I would like to receive your newsletter. My e-mail address is deedee(deleted for privacy). Please set me up for the newsletter....
Cleo's reply: Hi Dee Dee! No worries. I have your e-mail address and you are now all signed up for my newsletter and coffee drawings...
CLEO NOTE: Anyone can sign up for my newsletter and coffee drawings at anytime by simply sending a "Sign me up!" e-mail to my e-mail box address, which is: VillageBlend@aol.com
Coyle Coffee Bake off?
Happy Thanksgiving, Cleo!
I saw my sis at our family thanksgiving dinner tonight and she finished the whole Coffeehouse series in about a weeks time. I asked if she checked out the recipes and she said she had and suggested we get together and do a bake off of a bunch of different Coyle Coffee recipes to tryout for fun. Not sure if it will happen but thought it was a fun suggestion. :-) full of turkey and pumpkin pie now so going to sleep it off (I made homemade pie this year, turned out pretty yummy if I do say so myself) things I'm thankful for this year? Authors who spend hours, weeks, month putting together Stories for us to fly through in 2 days time. :-)
Cleo's reply: Shout-out to my girl, way up north! Love your post. Wonderful that your sis is reading, too. Buried under writing deadline but will write more soon...
I don't drink coffee [but] Thanks for giving me a wonderful collection of mysteries
I've never liked coffee except for the delightful aroma. You have taught me more about coffee this summer then I ever knew existed. I am anxiously awaiting the next chapter of Clare Cosi's life. I've gone through a slew of medical tests this summer and Clare has been there with me. If my doctors were as smart as Clare I'd know what's wrong with me by now. Thanks for giving me a wonderful collection of mysteries to keep my mind off me.
Cleo's reply: Hi Dee Dee! I'm really touched by your note and pulling for you, girl! I am so happy you posted. Will write more soon...
Fav Celebrity Chefs Poll
Cleo, I can't believe Bobby Flay is not listed on the Celebrity Chef poll. He gets my vote.
Cleo's reply: Good point!
another Jack suggestion
Thought I'd toss in my choice for an actor to play Jack in a movie - Jon Hamm. He is on "Mad Men" and a complete knock- out. **sigh** Plus we know he looks good in a suit!
Happy Columbus Day!
Cleo's reply: This is a great suggestion. Will write more here soon and put a YouTube link...stay tuned...
note to Cleo
Got my write up on you and books in Fresh Fiction.
Looking for Espresso Shot tomorrow and then will be waiting for the next one. But next week got ALL the Haunted Bookshop to look forward to. Keep scribblin girl I just read faster than you write.
Coffee Makers, Espresso Makers, Lattes... Oh MY!
I'm a big fan and I've read - or is that devoured? all the coffee house series and have started to nibble on Penelope's bookstore as well. I need your advice about coffee makers and espresso makers and thought your research would qualify you as a go to person for this info. Can you advise?
~ Rose C.
Cleo's reply: To come soon...check back!
JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW I HAVE BEEN READING YOUR BOOKS FOR WEEKS AND ENJOY THEM VERY MUCH. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING THEM. I'M AT BOOK FIVE NOW FRENCH PRESSED. I ENJOY THEM WHILE DRINKING COFFEE.
French Pressed in London
I was traveling back to Bulgaria, my home country, two summers ago and brought along with me French Pressed, which my mom recommended.
I started reading it on the airplane and could not get enough. I had an 11-hour lay-over in London, so I left the airport to take a walk around the center of the city. When I got tired, I sat on a bench in Hyde Park and read until it was time to go back to the airport so that I wouldn't miss my flight. I was a bit paranoid about missing it so I actually got there 2 hours early and spent the entire time finishing the novel. I loved it and can't wait to read the rest of the series (this time in order)!
Best of luck,
in Charlottesville, VA
First timer :o)
I just finished Espresso Shot - my 1st time Cleo Coyle read......loved it!!!!
Now I'll have to work my way backwards and read them all!! Couldn't put it down once I started...although did have frequent cravings for dark, rich caffeine experience while reading that almost sent me to one of the local coffee haunts here.
in San Diego, CA
Karen in Pa. checking in
Had a rough summer. Spent half of it in the emergency room (you know it's bad when they don't need to ask your name) and my dad got sick. To top it off, last Saturday one of the neighbors held a kiddie party and invited everyone except my daughter, obviously because they did not want the special needs kid around their normal kids. My husband wasn't as upset because our daughter doesn't know she was excluded but to me it's a view of what her future will be and it's crushing.
All in all it was very depressing so I really needed the diversion of a good book. I loved Espresso Shot! Thanks Cleo. The next time I can do something as frivolous as go to the bookstore I am definitely checking out the Haunted Bookshop series. Come to think of it, I have a job near a mall later today so I think I'm due for some "me" time.
Everyone here was so nice and supportive and I thank you all so much for that. Just knowing you were here and had good wishes for us got me through some tough days.
Cleo's reply: Karen - I apologize for taking so long to comment here. (I hope you see this!) I think about you and your daughter often and I was so angry to hear about how she was treated in the neighborhood.
Your honesty about your experience has made me more aware of how I look at and treat people who are different . . . I think many of us can use that lesson and your posts here help remind us.
God bless you and your daughter and I can only hope that the books I sent along give you a little bit of an escape from what I know must be a stressful life.
While waiting patiently for Holiday Grind to debut I feel like I am going through major coffee withdrawl. So I decided that I would run out and buy every book in your Haunted Bookshop series.
the quality of writing is still excellent and I am enjoying Jack and Pen's antics which has managed to keep me happy while patiently waiting for November.
Jeanne & Hermi (my white little kitty who is waiting to read about yours in Holiday Grind)
Cleo's reply: Thank you Jeanne! Java joy to you...
And to little Hermi: I think you'll be very pleased to meet the little white kitten in Holiday Grind... ~Cleo
Coffeehouse & Book Store Mystery
Forgot to add, that it's nice to read about of average height and weight for a change. Instead of long, tall, and built like a Barbie doll. Thank you
Cleo's reply: LOL!!
Jack and PenI really enjoyed these books, I read all of them in a week. Like Pen, I love Jack.
Note to Cleo
Hi, Tried to enter info for newsletter, wasn't allowed.
Cleo's reply: Hi Sue. Just send an e-mail that says "Sign me up!" to VillageBlend@aol.com
Haunted Bookshop Series... a real treat.
I have recently discovered your Haunted Bookshop Mysteries and truly enjoy them. As a life long mystery fan and currently working as a tour guide for the...
...it is amazing to be able to see two of my interests combined in such a unique way.
Weirdly enough our haunted Walk office and gift shop full of books was, until very recently, two floors above... a coffee shop!
Please keep the great stories coming.
I received the free Amaro Gayo that I won in your coffee drawing and i'm lovin it! Even my unsophisticated palate can taste the mild fruity flavor. It went great with the blueberry muffin i had for breakfast this morning. I'm thinking of working my way through all your coffee picks. Book i'm currently reading: A Penny Urned by Tamar Myers (great series), next up: Hail to the Chef by Julie Hyzy (coz i liked her first White House chef book).
Thanks for the great coffe and your great books,
from Weymouth, MA
Notes of Praise
I am a professional classical guitarist and spend much of my time buried in sheet music (now there's the title for a murder mystery). I worked as a barista while doing my undergrad studies and now coffee is my friend during long days of teaching and practice sessions.
Your books are so great in the way they celebrate art...whether it's brewing the perfect cup, supporting the historic community, addressing visual arts, or recognizing The Blend's employees as artists, I really appreciate your perspective. Please keep the books coming!
Cleo's reply: An amazing note, Candice! Thank you! I apologize for taking so very long to answer. If you read this, I hope you will e-mail me at VillageBlend@aol.com I would love to do one of my "coffee break" CM reader features on you!
adding to why I love coffee
I just have to say I found your first book by luck while I was home for a visit (this was several yrs. ago). It was in a coffee shop/ bookstore in San Diego. It was the only copy and it was MINE. I have not stopped reading the coffeehouse books since.
I have been a Barista for 12 yrs. (?). With hubby being active duty this has been a great job to have as you have coffee everywhere. I love the customers and trying new things. I have even gotten my best friend hooked on your books too.
We work in a bookstore with a coffee shop so we are always looking up when your next book is due besides this site. She doesn't even drink coffee. LOL
Thanks for such entertaining books and teaching me new things when I read your books. Love the site and I actually picked up the first book in the Haunted Bookshop Series. Can't wait to get that one started. Even though it is only a couple months away, I cannot wait for Holiday Grind. Thanks again and keep up the great job,
now in Florida
Cleo's reply: LOL, Gloria! Thank you for posting and especially for reading my books.
Drink with joy always,