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Treat Yourself…

The day has finally arrived Once Upon a Halloween is LIVE on Amazon!

Did you see the video I posted about this the other day? This thing is a MONSTER! This book has been slowly getting me in the Halloween Spirit! We’re having some construction done, and I can’t decorate the way I normally would (10 bins and counting), so this is just what I needed to help perk me up!

Don’t forget about this awesome giveaway! Click HERE to enter for your chance to win all of those goodies! (Sorry, US only)

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I’ve been keeping a secret from you all…

For several months now, I’ve had to keep a secret… and I did it. If you know me this was a very difficult task!

I can finally announce that my short story, Murder at the Pawstume Party has been accepted into a cozy mystery anthology! I’m beyond excited to have a story featured alongside so many talented authors. You guys are going to LOVE this book. It’ll get you in the Halloween mood for sure.

Speaking of the Halloween mood…

I’m participating in an awesome giveaway! Click HERE to enter for your chance to win all of those goodies! (Sorry, US only)

That’s all for now!

Stay Cozy,

Daphne

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Pssst… Did you hear the news?

UnPawful Activity, book one in my new series is up for pre-order!

With nothing but a suitcase of clothes, and her rescue pup Daisy Mae, Carrie Blackburn left her life behind in Boston, for a fresh start in her hometown of Willow Lake.

Things get off to a ruff start when Carrie and her canine companion stumble upon a dead body at the grand opening of her new Barkery, Daisy Mae’s Pawstries and Pupcakes.

When it turns out the dead man is the same man that half of Main Street saw Carrie argue with earlier, all eyes are on her as the prime suspect.

If the killer expects Carrie to roll over and play dead, they’re barking up the wrong tree.

Will Carrie and Daisy Mae do the im-pawsible and sniff out clues to dig up the killer and save Carrie’s reputation and business?

Or will the long leash of the law, and the hunky new police detective tie them to the murder?

Sit. Stay. Solve a Murder. Grab Unpawful Activity today!

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For Cozy Mystery Lovers Only…

Hi All!

I hope your summer is going well. I’ve had a few bumps in the road the past few weeks, but I think things are looking up now.

I’ve completed the first draft of a short story for an anthology. It’s a sneak peek into my next series, and I’m so excited about it. I’m enjoying these new characters and this new world that I’m building.

For my Jennifer Temple lovers, her story isn’t over just yet. I have at least one more book and a short story planned for next year.

Did I tell you guys about this???

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If you are a member of my reader group, you saw the story of Gizmo, and how he became part of our family.

If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, check out Death at Rugosa Bay. I’ve been getting personal feedback from friends and family, and I can honestly say that this is my best book yet. It’s a perfect summer read. Also, please feel free to drop me a line. I’ve had so many enjoyable discussions with you guys!

Also, I’m participating in a $0.99 cozy mystery promo this weekend. There are some great books included.

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Click Here for Promo

I think that’s all for now! I’ll be doing a cover reveal on my next series very soon.

Stay tuned, and stay cozy.

Daphne

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Have You Heard About Kindle Vella?

Hi Guys!

I’m popping on to tell you about a new serialized fiction platform called Kindle Vella I’m hooked! When it first launched last week, there were only 7 Cozy Mystery Authors on the platform, and now there are over 30!

Personally, I read more than cozy mystery, and I know many of you do to. Here is a link to a Kindle Vella promo. The first three episodes of each series is FREE and Amazon gives you free tokens to read on.

I’m also participating in a Sweet Summer Reads promo. I scored a FREE Agatha Ball Mystery!

In case you missed it, last week, I shared my favorite Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Check it out here.

That’s all for now! Have a great week!

Daphne

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Say Cheese

Hi All!

I hope your summer is going well. I can hardly believe that it’s already mid-July! Did any of you see the frenzy online earlier this week about the Kraft Macaroni and Cheese ice cream? Well… GUESS WHO SCORED A PINT?

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I couldn’t stop myself. The site crashed a million times, and I didn’t think that my order had gone through, but it did!

I know some of you might be grossed out, but others might be like me and are curious. So for those of you who were wondering, it tastes exactly like Kraft Cheese sauce, only creamier and frozen. I couldn’t eat more than one bite of it.

Speaking of Macaroni and Cheese, I’m including my recipe for baked macaroni and cheese below.

But first…

Books 1-3 of the Pembury Acres Mystery Series are on sale now for $0.99! (US only)

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Also, I’m participating in another great Book Funnel promo!

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And now for the Macaroni and Cheese…

Jennifer Temple, the main character in the Pembury Acres Mystery series isn’t much of a cook. She’s learning, but the people of Pembury Acres would be very surprised to know that Jennifer’s “famous” baked macaroni and cheese dish really comes from Costco! Between sleuthing and raising a toddler, Jennifer takes all the help she can get.

While I appreciate and take advantage of store-made foods on occasion, I LOVE making my own macaroni and cheese. I choose to use Gruyere for its meltiness, and Cheddar for its flavor. Feel free to experiment with your own cheese combinations.

My kids enjoy it, and I hope you do too!

Ingredients:

1lb Macaroni of your choice. I like using Cavatappi or Medium Shells

Cheese Sauce

1.5 cups Gruyere Cheese (shredded)

1.5 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

1 cup Half and Half

4 Tbsp. Butter

¼ cup flour

¼ Tsp. Nutmeg

Salt & Pepper to taste

Topping

 1 cup Panko Breadcrumbs

½ cup parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp. garlic

4 strips thick cut bacon cooked until crispy and chopped into bits. (Optional)

2 Tbsp. Olive Oil

¼ cup cheddar cheese

¼ cup Gruyere cheese

¼ cup fresh parsley chopped (for garnish)

1.    Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease bottom and sides of a good size casserole dish.

2.    Cook pasta. Make sure to drain the pasta 2 minutes before the recommended cooking time.

3.    Make rue. Melt the butter (on Medium-Low) in a saucepan and add the flour. Cook stirring constantly until slightly brown and bubbling.

4.    Add half and half to rue. Whisk until fully incorporated.

5.    Add the Gruyere and Cheddar cheese to the hot milk mixture stir continually until fully melted.

6.    When pasta and cheese sauce are done, mix them together, and pour into prepared baking dish.

7.    Mix all topping ingredients together, (except parsley). Sprinkle on the macaroni and cheese.

8.    Bake at 325 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until topping is a golden brown.

9.    Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Top with parsley and serve!

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Sweet Summer Cozy Mysteries

Hi All!

If you celebrate, I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. We (finally) have family visiting and I’ve been taking a staycation. Pool, beach, repeat. I’m going to get back to work on my new series next week!

In the meantime, I have some awesome cozy deals for you.

Late last week, I created a fun post with all of my “go to” products. Click here to check it out!

Anyway, I’m keeping this short and sweet today. Have a great weekend!

Daphne