Cleo Coyle, author of the Coffeehouse mysteries is offering one lucky winner a pair of books this week. Her new book Roast Mortem is due out in August. So, one lucky winner will receive a signed galley of Roast Mortem, and a copy of The California Firehouse Cookbook. It might seem like an odd pairing, but I'm going to let Cleo explain in her own words.
"Why am I giving away a firehouse cookbook? Well...
In Roast Mortem, coffeehouse manager and amateur sleuth Clare Cosi ends up smack in the middle of an arson investigation after an elderly friend's cafe is intentionally torched. Clare quickly goes head-to-head with a blustery FDNY fire captain who insists that none of his men aided an arsonist in his or her crime. Clare isn't so sure and when firefighters begin to die in suspicious ways, she suspects she's got a hot case of murder on her hands.
Like all of my Coffeehouse Mysteries, Roast Mortem is also a culinary mystery and it includes firehouse inspired recipes, which is why I'm happy to send the galley and the firehouse cookbook directly to your July winner. (The cookbook is part of a fundraising campaign for a worthy firefighter's charity, which is why I'm very happy to be giving these away via blogs like yours and my own web site.)"
I have copies of both books, and I think you're going to want them. We all know firemen are known for their good cooking. So, there are recipes for Spicy Firehouse Chili, West Coast Jambalaya, Jim Beam and Cola Barbecued Pork Ribs. And, of course, you'll want an autographed galley of Cleo's forthcoming book, Roast Mortem.
If you don't win this week, we'll be running a contest at the beginning of August for a signed hardover of Roast Mortem.
If you'd like to read a Special Prologue and First Chapter Excerpt of Cleo Coyle's Roast Mortem, you can find it here:
You can even get a sneak peak at some of the recipes in Roast Mortem's recipe section -
And, here's a link to Terry Farrell Firefighter's Fun charity for more information (in case any of you are interested in purchasing the California Firehouse Cookbook for yourself, which benefits the fund):
Here's what you need to do to enter the giveaway. Email me at Email me!. If that link doesn't work for you, the email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your subject line should read "Catch Fire with Cleo Coyle." Your message should include your mailing address. Entrants only in the U.S., please.
The contest will end Thursday, July 29 at 6 p.m. PT. The winner will be selected by random number generator. The winner will be notified, and Cleo will send your books. Good luck!