Sunday, December 26, 2021

#BoxingDay is time to spend that Amazon gift card or explore #KindleUnlimited choices! Grab these fun books for a great new year. #Romance #SweetRomance #RomanticSuspense #ChildrensBooks

Did you get an Amazon gift card? Or maybe a Kindle Unlimited membership? Now is your chance to grab some great books!

đŸ˜» If you love sweet romances and cats, check out The Forever Friends Cat CafĂ© series. Book one is free, and the next five are in Kindle Unlimited. You can also pick up The Forever Friends Cat CafĂ© Collection – with all six of the cat cafĂ© sweet romance books – in hardcover or paperback. And the ebook is ON SALE for only $4.99 Dec 26-Jan 1 - that's half off an already great price for 6 books! These sweet romances with cinnamon roll heroes and cuddly feline sidekicks will keep you purring for hours.

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.


Or do you prefer some suspense with your romance? Desert Gold, “Smart romance with an ‘Indiana Jones’ feel,” is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews! The ebook is only 99 cents, or free in Kindle Unlimited. Reviewers give this “Smart romance with an 'Indiana Jones' feel” 4.4 stars with 150+ reviews!

Desert Gold follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In Valley of Gems, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In Silver Canyon, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle. See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.


How about some books for children? (You know, so you have time to read your own stuff!) Check out Chris Eboch's novels for ages nine and up: The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and Bandits Peak, a wilderness survival story. They'll keep your upper elementary and middle grade readers busy for hours!

Learn more about Chris Eboch at www.chriseboch.com or visit her page on Amazon or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Grab ebooks as last-minute gifts or stocking stuffers! Check out some great #holidayshopping #giftideas and have happier #holidays

Oh dear, Christmas is almost here! Do you need a last-minute gift or stocking stuffer? How about an e-book? You can buy it as a present and either have an email sent to the recipient or print off the info to give. (Or, you know, you could be stockpiling your own books for reading during breaks or helping you transition into the new year.)

đŸ˜» If you love sweet romances and cats, check out The Forever Friends Cat CafĂ© series. Book one is free, and the next five are in Kindle Unlimited. You can also pick up The Forever Friends Cat CafĂ© Collection – with all six of the cat cafĂ© sweet romance books – in hardcover, paperback, or ebook. These sweet romances with cinnamon roll heroes and cuddly feline sidekicks will keep you purring for hours.

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.


Do you prefer some suspense with your romance? Desert Gold, “Smart romance with an ‘Indiana Jones’ feel,” is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars with over 100 reviews! The ebook is only 99 cents, or free in Kindle Unlimited. Reviewers give this “Smart romance with an 'Indiana Jones' feel” 4.4 stars with 150+ reviews!

Desert Gold follows the hunt for a long-lost treasure in the New Mexico desert. In Valley of Gems, estranged relatives compete to reach a buried treasure by following a series of complex clues. In Silver Canyon, sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle. See the Treasure Hunting Romantic Suspense series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK.


If you have children on your gift list, check out Chris Eboch's novels for ages nine and up: The Genie’s Gift, a middle eastern fantasy; The Eyes of Pharaoh, a mystery in ancient Egypt; The Well of Sacrifice, a Mayan adventure; and Bandits Peak, a wilderness survival story. They'll keep your upper elementary and middle grade readers busy for hours!

Learn more about Chris Eboch at www.chriseboch.com or visit her page on Amazon or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 17, 2021

#SweetRomance Giveaway! Get #ContemporaryRomance #HistoricalRomance #CleanRomance #RomanticComedy #RomanticSuspense free!


Clean & Wholesome Romance Giveaway

Find new authors with free novels and novellas. Grab sweet stories with Christmas themes or meet billionaires, cowboys, best friends, and more. Each is free with sign up to the author's newsletter . These contemporary and historical romance offerings (including romantic comedy and romantic suspense) are yours with newsletter signups (unsubscribe any time).


Check out the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance novella complete at 35 pages. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.


The Furrever Friends Cat Café Sweet Romance Collection, books 1-6, is now available in hardcover and paperback!

♥ “I absolutely love this heartfelt series.” ♥

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). This collection contains 5 books in the series.

♥ “The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is one of my favorite series of all time." ♥ 

Get all six books in the series for only $19.99 – what a great holiday gift for the cat lovers you know!

♥ “Small town romance with cats...what more could you want?” ♥

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

#Holiday Gift Guide: #RomanticSuspense - #Christmas #GiftIdeas for #Romance readers with #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

 Ready for Holiday shopping? Did you know you can give ebooks as gifts, as well as print books? If you know someone who loves romance and suspense, check out these options - or grab yourself some relaxing fun to get through winter!

Romantic Adventures in the Southwest


Desert Gold – When a quiet history professor uncovers a clue to the legendary lost Victorio Peak treasure, she prepares for adventure. But she’s not the only one interested. Is the handsome pilot who rescued her a hero or the enemy? “The story has it all—action, romance, danger, intrigue….”

Valley of Gems – Rebecca Westin’s grandfather left her a buried treasure – if she can decipher a complex series of clues leading to it. Her half-siblings are determined to reach the treasure first. Good thing Rebecca has help, in the form of a green-eyed charmer determined to make their desert adventure sexy and fun. But a treacherous enemy will do anything to get that treasure – and revenge.

Silver Canyon - sparks fly when reader favorites Camie and Tiger help a mysterious man track down his missing uncle. (Each book features a different hero and heroine, and stands alone.)

Counterfeits  – Jenny returns to her grandparents’ art camp in a remote New Mexico town after her grandmother’s sudden death. That night, staying alone in the empty house, she wakes to the noise of intruders. What do the strangers want? As more bizarre events unfold, Jenny starts to realize the people she thought she knew are not what they seem – least of all Rob, an old friend and the camp cook, whose past may be coming back to haunt them all.

What We Found–  When Audra stumbles on a murdered woman in the woods, more than one person isn’t happy about her bringing the crime to light. She’ll have to stand up for herself in order to stand up for the murder victim. It’s a risk, and so is reaching out to the mysterious young man who works with deadly birds of prey. But with danger all around, some risks are worth taking.
Whispers in the Dark  – Kylie Hafford craves adventure when she heads to the remote Puebloan ruins of Lost Valley, Colorado, to excavate. Romance isn’t in her plans, but she soon meets two sexy men: Danesh looks like a warrior from the Pueblo’s ancient past, and Sean is a charming, playful tourist. The summer heats up as Kylie uncovers mysteries, secrets, and terrors in the night. She’ll need all her strength and wits to survive—and to save the man she’s come to love.

Read excerpts at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.) Sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter for a free novella set at the cat cafĂ©, announcements of new books, sales, and more.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

It's #RomCom season - give the gift of a prequel to a favorite classic #RomanticComedy movie, Sweet Home Alabama! These #YoungAdult novels are fun for all ages. #BookBuzz #Holiday #GiftIdeas

Introducing the new romantic comedy series featuring teen “Felony Melanie” before the events of the movie Sweet Home Alabama. Readers ages 12 and up will enjoy reconnecting with their favorite characters from the Sweet Home Alabama movie. Head back in time to the early 1990s for this laugh out loud rom com based on one of the best rom coms of all time.

Visit the Amazon series page for Felony Melanie: Sweet Home Alabama romantic comedy novels or sign up for our Rom-Com newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. These first two chapters from the novel Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium stand alone as a short story. 

Big City, Big Glamour, Big Trouble 

Before Melanie Smooter became hot fashion designer Melanie Carmichael, she was known as Felony Melanie, the teenage troublemaker of Pigeon Creek, Alabama. Aching to escape the boredom of small-town life, she gets into many reckless adventures. Her boyfriend, Jake, is always by her side – and the local sheriff is usually close behind.

Melanie’s mother has been shoving her into every beauty pageant within twenty miles since Melanie was a toddler. Melanie is getting a little sick of it. She’s on the verge of quitting when she qualifies for the Miss Alabama Princess Pageant in the big city of Mobile. The first prize scholarship could be her ticket out of Pigeon Creek, not to mention that one of the judges is a real, live New York fashion designer. The competition will be fierce. Can a “trailer trash” girl outshine the snooty debutantes?

Meanwhile, Jake and his friends go to Mobile to support Melanie – and to party in the big city. But when strange disasters befall pageant events, the gang suspects someone is sabotaging the contest. They try to figure who’s behind it and why, but it isn’t easy when everyone dismisses you as redneck kids

Melanie needs to prove herself on stage. Jake and the gang need to make sure she gets the chance. Can they show they’re more than what people see on the surface? 


Is anybody ever ready for Felony Melanie?

Summer is almost over, so it’s time to have some fun! Jake and his buddies are fixing up old cars so they can destroy them in the Pigeon Creek demolition derby. After all, what’s more fun than smashing into things?

Girls don’t do demolition derby. Everyone says so. But Melanie is tired of sitting on the sidelines. Why should the guys have all the fun? She can smash up a car as well as anyone! 

The guys don’t want a girl intruding on their turf, and it’s not so easy for a broke teenager like Melanie to find and fix up an old car. She recruits some helpers and unearths an old, junked car, but everyone from Jake to the sheriff wants to keep her off the track.

Is the town ready for a female demolition derby driver? Is anybody ever ready for Felony Melanie?

Visit the Amazon series page for Felony Melanie:  Sweet Home Alabama romantic comedy novels.

Sign up for our Rom-Com newsletter and get Felony Melanie Destroys the Moonshiner’s Cabin. These first two chapters from the novel Felony Melanie in Pageant Pandemonium stand alone as a short story. In the future, you’ll get fun content about upcoming Felony Melanie novels and other romantic comedy news and links. 

Monday, December 13, 2021

#Holiday Gift Guide: #Romance for #CatLovers - #Christmas #GiftIdeas with #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

Do you need gifts for romance readers? How about cat lovers? Or maybe you need a quick vacation in the pages of a book, to get you through this holiday season. Try one of these Kris Bock titles.

The Furrever Friends Cat CafĂ© Sweet Romance Collection 
includes books 2-6 for only $9.99 for the ebook or books 1-6 in print for only $19.99 US paperback or $24.99 hardcover - a huge savings over ordering each book separately!
  Try the series for FREE with an ebook of Coffee and Crushes at the Cat CafĂ©: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance !

“The Cat CafĂ© characters—especially the cat characters!—are so much fun.” – author Dee Knight

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat cafĂ©. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The cafĂ© will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart.


“Kris Bock’s series about the Cat CafĂ© provides delightful reads for those who enjoy sweet romance and pet rescue stories.”

 Get Lions and Love at the Cat CafĂ©, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Learn more at www.krisbock.com or visit Kris Bock’s Amazon US page or Amazon UK page. (For other countries click here.) Sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter for a free novella set at the cat cafĂ©, announcements of new books, sales, and more.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

A #Recipe from the Cat Café: Bacon Nut Brittle perfect for #Christmas2021 gifts. Plus enjoy this #Romance series of #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

My cat cafĂ© series features a bakery and two fantastic bakers. So of course I must share recipes! The one below is perfect for people who like a little savory with their sweets. It's a nice gift for bacon-lovers who don't need a lot of stuff for the holidays. This will disappear in no time!

Bacon Nut Brittle Recipe

Crunchy, salty, smoky, savory, and sweet. This combination of flavors makes for an unusual treat! You can use whatever nuts you prefer. If someone has nut allergies, use sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds instead (or a vegan "bacon" alternative). If you don't eat pork, skip the bacon and try a mixture of different nuts and seeds to provide a variety of flavors and textures.

1/2 cup bacon crumbles (buy real bacon crumbles, or cook and cool 8 slices of thick cut, smoked bacon)
1/2 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces roasted salted cashews
1 teaspoon vanilla
coarse salt

1.  Cook the bacon until crispy, cool, and chop into 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch pieces.
2.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spray the stirring end of a large, heat-proof spoon as well.
3.  In a large saucepan, combine the following: water, sugar, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.

Safety Warning: The heated mixture gets very hot and sticky. Do not let it touch your skin!

4.  Attach a candy thermometer to the pan. Cook the mixture over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally. Cook to 300°F (adjusted for altitude if necessary), about 10 minutes. The caramel should be the color of a paper bag. Drizzle a bit of caramel from your spoon, and it should spin out a thread.
5.  Remove the pot from the heat. Carefully stir in the baking soda. This will cause the mixture to bubble.
6.  Stir in the nuts, vanilla, and bacon.
7.  Immediately pour the brittle onto the baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to spread the brittle into a thin, even layer.
8.  Sprinkle with the coarse salt. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
9.  Break the brittle into large shards. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one month.

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat cafĂ©. Renovating an old restaurant, hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats – keeps her plenty busy. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and most of all her family. The cafĂ© will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military veteran wanders in claiming to be a master baker himself. The café doesn't need another baker, but maybe Marley needs a man. Surely she'll fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to pour on the sugar and turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the fluffy marshmallow of a cat who steals his heart.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat cafĂ©. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 35-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat cafĂ© when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat cafĂ© novels.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

The Furrever Friends Cat CafĂ© Sweet Romance Collection – with all six books – is now available in hardcover and paperback! #Christmas2021 #giftideas #SweetRomance #Romance

đŸ˜» The Furrever Friends Cat CafĂ© Sweet Romance Collection – with all six books – is now available in hardcover and paperback!

♥ “I absolutely love this heartfelt series.” ♥

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple (and maybe more than one rescued cat). This print collection contains all six books in the series. (The ebook contains books 2-5, as book 1 is free at all retailers.)

♥ “Small town romance with cats ... what more could you want?” ♥

Get all six books in the series for only $19.99 paperback, $14.99 hardcover, or $9.99 ebook– what a great holiday gift for the cat lovers you know! (You can buy an ebook for a friend and have it sent electronically via Amazon.)

♥ “The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is one of my favorite series of all time." ♥

Get the Collection now or visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.) 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Cherry Scone #Recipe from the Cat Café for #Christmas2021 - plus enjoy this #Romance series for #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance

The recipe below is something my mother made on Christmas morning for many years. We have it for breakfast along with Mexican hot chocolate. My cat cafĂ© series features a bakery and two fantastic bakers. This cherry scones recipe is mentioned in the second novel, Kisses and Kittens at the Cat CafĂ©

This recipe also works well with dried cranberries or currents.

½ cup dried cherries, cranberries, or currents
apple juice or grape juice (about ½ cup)
2 cups flour
¼ cup sugar
½ tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ cup cold butter
1 egg
½ cup plain yogurt (full-fat preferred)
1 tsp. lemon or orange zest

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Soak cherries in juice for at least 10 minutes while you mix other ingredients.
  • Mix the flour and ¼ cup of the sugar. Blend in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  • Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture has fine crumbs.
  • Stir in the egg, yogurt, and zest. Drain the cherries or other dried fruit well. Mix them in.
  • Spray a baking sheet lightly with oil.
  • Turn the dough onto the baking sheet. Pat it down into a 9-inch circle.
  • Cut the dough into 8 wedges. Separate them slightly. You may sprinkle with additional sugar if you want them to sparkle a bit.
  • Bake until golden and firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm with butter … or clotted cream, orange marmalade, or jam.


Kittens and Kisses at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet #Romance

A single mother with a nine-year-old son. A younger man who has loved her forever. A box of orphaned kittens. Can they become a family?

Adam has loved Marley a decade, since he was 13, and she was his best friend’s free-spirited older sister. Now he’s 24, and the five-year age gap isn’t so serious. But will she ever see him as more than the kid from down the street?

Marley has protected her heart since the father of her child disappeared. Most men aren’t worth the trouble, and who has the time to date anyway? She’s a baker at the new Furrever Friends Cat CafĂ©, which is still trying to find its footing. Her nine-year-old son, Brian, loves animals but can’t have any pets as long as they live with Marley’s allergic mother. And now someone’s posted a flyer for a singing contest. She gave up that dream long ago, didn’t she?

Adam has always wanted to fight dragons for Marley. When someone drops a box of week-old kittens at the café, Adam jumps at the chance to be a hero. But caring for five needy kittens might be tougher than fighting any dragon, especially when two of them fail to thrive. Can Adam, Marley, and Brian, save the kittens and become a family?


Excerpt: 

Marley touched the kitten that had orange and white swirls. “Curled up like this, he looks like a cinnamon bun.”

“Mom, that one’s a girl.”

“Fine, she looks like a cinnamon bun.”

“That’s a good name,” Adam said. “Cinnamon Bun.”

They looked at him. Did they think it was stupid?

“Come on,” he said, “Cinnamon Bun is a cute name for a cat, especially one that turned up at a bakery.” He nudged Brian. “But it’s up to you.”

Brian gently scooped up the kitten in both hands and held it six inches from his face. “Cinnamon Bun.” His brows drew together as he studied the sleepy little face. “She likes it.”

“Excellent,” Marley said. “I’ll be able to remember this one and recognize her from her pattern. One down, four to go. Should we keep the bakery theme? We could call them, let’s see … Brownie, Lemon Bar, Scone, Muffin?”

Brian scrunched up his nose. “Not Muffin.”

Marley propped one hand on her hip. “Oh, you’re okay with Lemon Bar and Scone, but you draw the line at Muffin?”

Brian giggled. “I didn’t say the other names were okay.” He put Cinnamon Bun back in the box and studied the other kittens. “Maybe Brownie for this one.” He picked up the black kitten and gave it the same close scrutiny. “Yes, Brownie.”

Adam touched a kitten that was mostly black but with a white patch on the back, kind of like a saddle. He might have suggested an equestrian name, but the baked goods theme seemed to be working. “This one looks like a chocolate cupcake with white frosting. How about Cupcake?”

Over the next few minutes, they settled on Cupcake, along with Sugar Cookie (Sugar for short) for the white kitten with specks of tan, and Peanut Butter Cookie (Cookie for short) for the one with a light brown pattern.

“Okay.” Marley blew out a breath and pushed the curls off her forehead. “We have Cinnamon Bun, Brownie, Cupcake, Cookie, and Sugar.” She touched each of the kittens in turn. “I might forget and you’ll have to remind me, okay? I might accidentally call them Rocky Road and Banana Nut and Croissant. And of course, Muffin.”

Brian snickered. “It’s only five kittens, Mom.”

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: A Furrever Friends Sweet Romance

What do you do when you meet the guy of your dreams? Set him up with your sister, of course.

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat cafĂ©. Renovating an old restaurant, hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats – keeps her plenty busy. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and most of all her family. The cafĂ© will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming to be a master baker himself. The café doesn't need another baker, but maybe Marley needs a man. Surely she'll fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to pour on the sugar and turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the fluffy marshmallow of a cat who steals his heart.

Get this sweet romance on Amazon, or free with Kindle Unlimited.

Kris Bock writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat cafĂ©. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. Get a free 35-page novella set in the world of the Furrever Friends cat cafĂ© when you sign up for the Kris Bock newsletter. You’ll also get a printable copy of the recipes mentioned in the cat cafĂ© novels.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Ready for the #BlackFriday sales? How about a FREE ebook of Coffee and Crushes at the Cat Café: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance? Relax with this #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #SweetRomance #CleanRomance

“Kris Bock’s series about the Cat CafĂ© provides delightful reads for those who enjoy sweet romance and pet rescue stories.” – author Gayle M. Irwin

Coffee and Crushes at the Cat CafĂ©: a Furrever Friends Sweet Romance #1 is free! 

Kari doesn't have time for love when she's opening her new cat cafĂ©. She’s busy hiring employees, fighting with the health inspector – oh, and welcoming 16 shelter cats. She's doing this for the cats, the community, and her family. The cafĂ© will give her sister, Marley, a job worthy of her baking skills.

Then a tattooed military vet wanders in claiming he’s a master baker. Surely Marley will fall for a guy this sweet, this sexy, this tasty.

Colin has other ideas. It's Kari who makes him want to turn up the heat. But he's spent the last two years recovering from physical and psychological wounds. Is he really ready for a relationship? He's not even sure he should commit to Samson, the sweet Siamese cat who steals his heart.

Keep up the series, please! The Cat CafĂ© characters—especially the cat characters!—are so much fun.” – author Dee Knight

Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page on Amazon US or Amazon UK. (For other countries click here.) Or find book 1 at KoboB&N/Nook, or Apple/iTunesIf it's not price matched in your country, you can request Amazon match it by sharing the link to the free book on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, or another e-book retailer in your country. 

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the workers and customers at a small-town cat café, and the adorable cats and kittens looking for their forever homes. Each book is a complete story with a happy ending for one couple. These sweet romances will leave you with the warm, cozy feeling of cuddling a purring cat. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café, a sweet romance novella, free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

#Cookie Dough Brownies from the Cat Cafe - a #holiday #recipe #Christmas2021

The Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series is set at a cafĂ© with its own bakery, so of course I mention several amazing baked goods! 

This recipes is included at the back of the first novel. I add a from-scratch brownie recipe there, but here's the quicker version.

Cookie Dough Brownies

Dense, chewy chocolate brownies are so good. But chocolate chip cookies are amazing too. How do you decide which to make? With this recipe, you don't need to choose! A rich brownie layer is topped with raw chocolate chip cookie dough.

Brownie Layer
Your favorite brownie recipe or boxed mix. (I prefer Ghirardelli mix), prepared and bake as directed.

Cookie Dough Layer
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips

1. Prepare the brownies as directed in your recipe or on the box.

2. Make the cookie dough layer: Cream the butter and both sugars in a mixing bowl. Blend in the milk and vanilla. Blend in the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips.

3. Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough over the cooled brownies. Spread the cookie dough layer evenly. Cut the brownies into squares or bars and store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Tip: Food safety experts suggest you don't eat raw cookie dough, because raw eggs can lead to food poisoning. The cookie dough layer here does not contain eggs.


Kris Bock
writes novels of romance, mystery, and suspense. Her Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series features the employees and customers at a cat cafĂ©. Watch as they fall in love with each other and shelter cats. 
Visit the Furrever Friends Sweet Romance series page.

Check out the Furrever Friends Cat Café with a free sweet romance novella complete at 35 pages. Get Lions and Love at the Cat Café free when you sign up for the Kris Bock email newsletter.

Christmas Cookies at the Cat CafĂ©: Christmas isn’t the same since Diane’s kids grew up and her husband died – so when her high school sweetheart comes back to town, maybe it’s time for some cozy new holiday traditions.