Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cynthia Hickey's Fudge-Laced Felonies, Candy-Coated Secrets, & Chocolate-Covered Crime


Title: Fudge-Laced Felonies, Candy-Coated Secrets, Chocolate-Covered Crime.

Publisher: These three books were originally published through Barbour and are now available as ebooks on www.Amazon.com and www.smashwords.com

Cover blurb: Summer Meadows walked into church on Sunday, not to find God but to search for a killer. While transplanting the rosebush her church's handsome greeter, Ethan Banning, inadvertently killed, Summer and Ethan discover a hidden stash of diamonds, a rusty can full of cash, and a bloody-gardening glove. This discovery sets Summer and her candy-making aunt on a search for a killer.

As Summer gets closer to the truth-not only of the theft but of her true feelings for Ethan-the diamond thief hatches a plan to hush the feisty sleuth.

1) How did this story come to you?
When Barbour announced they were opening their cozy mystery line, a friend told me I should try writing for it. I didn’t know what a cozy was and told her no. She dared me, and the rest is history.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
Fudge-Laced Felonies was originally titled Buried Beneath the Midnight Blue and won first place in a contest where I acquired an agent, who sold the book to Barbour in less than a month. Books two and three followed in the consecutive years.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m shy, I’m the detention monitor at my local school, and I have seven children.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
My agent has asked me to write historical romance and I have several proposals awaiting answers. Of course, they all hold a mystery of some kind.

5) Parting comments?
NEVER give up. Perseverance wins in this game.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.cynthiahickey.com/

14 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting! I'm really enjoying reading cozies more now. Would love to win one of the hard copy books.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. Would love to win one of the hard cover books. They both sound really good! Thanks for making them available
    Judi

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  3. Her books look wonderful and I would love to win one. Thank you!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  4. I've loved the first two stories in this series, Cynthia knows how to write a cozy mystery. I'd love a chance to win the third book, I've been dying to know what happens next. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  5. I would love to read Fudge-Laced Felonies...I belong to two Mystery Book Clubs and afterwards I could recommend my book clubs read your stories.
    Thanks for the info.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Please enter in this contest.

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  7. thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  8. Sound great! I want a chance!!!
    donnabasinow(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Your book, Fudged Laced Felonies,sounds like I delightful book, can't wait to read more about the candy making Aunt. :o) Thank you for the free book offer!!
    ~Dawn Adams
    daisyflower.adams@gmail.com

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  10. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  11. WOW!! That's some cover blurb. You have my full attention.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  12. Don't normally read a lot of mysteries but anything with the words fudge or candy offers such a sweet appeal.

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  13. Any of these books wound be fun reads, Fudge-Laced Felonies, Candy-Coated Secrets, Chocolate-Covered Crime.
    Thanks!
    Rebecca
    rbooth43(at)yahoo(dot)com

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