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Authors in Bloom Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop! The Grand Prize is a Kindle Fire or Nook! And each blogger is giving away her own prize. Because the second book in my Belinda & Bennett mystery series comes out in about a month, I’m giving away a paperback copy of the first book, Cliffhanger!

Here’s how to enter for the Grand Prize and my giveaway:

Enter to Win a Kindle Fire or Nook: By April 19, 2013 at 11:59pm EST, LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS on my blog (and any participating blogs) to be entered to win! The hosts of this blog hop will choose a winner from the comments via Rafflecopter. (Visit Dianne Venetta’s site and A Cozy Reader’s Corner for more info.)

Enter to win a paperback copy of Cliffhanger: My contest is International and also runs cliffhanger_kdpthrough April 19 at 11:59pm EST. Fill out the form below to enter. The winner will be chosen at random.org, notified by email, and announced here and on the hop host sites. Here’s how to earn extra entries:

+1 for leaving a comment (if you’re entering for the Kindle Fire/Nook, one comment counts for both)

+1 for subscribing to my email newsletter

+1 for following my blog (see sidebar for options)

+1 for following me on Twitter

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Now for my easy dessert recipe! My mom always made these when I was a kid and I still love making them today. If you make your own pie dough, it’s a good way to use up the scraps!

Sugar ‘n Cinnamon Stickies

Pie dough (rolled out into a rectangle)

2-3 tbsp sugar (add more or less depending on the amount of dough)

1 tbsp cinnamon

1-2 tbsp butter

Roll out the pie dough into a rectangle. Blend the sugar and cinnamon together and spread over the dough. Roll the dough into a log, then slice the log into 1/4″ pieces. Melt the butter in a skillet and place slices face down. Cook until browned evenly on both sides. Best eaten right away!

That’s it for me! Use the list below to keep moving through the hop! Have fun!

Authors in Bloom Giveaway Hop – Enter to Win a Nook or Kindle!

The Authors in Bloom Blog Hop Giveaway starts today and runs through April 18, 2012. Visit each blog in the hop for great giveaways and for the chance to win a Kindle or a Nook! If you’re in it to win the big prize, my phrase for the contest is marked below.

Enter my giveaway to win a copy of my cozy mystery novel, Dead Locked!

Let it begin!

The Recipe – Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

My grandma used to make this pie, but I’ve changed it up a bit for my own taste and to eliminate a few calories. It’s no-bake and a terrific summertime dessert! Every time I make this, it flies out of the pie pan. And did I mention, it’s super easy?

1 package chocolate pudding

1 8 oz. package 1/3 less fat cream cheese

1 10 oz. container Cool Whip Lite

1 graham cracker crust

Make the pudding according to the directions. Leave the cream cheese out to soften and place in a medium-sized bowl. With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until it’s smooth. Once the pudding is set, add it to the whipped cream cheese and beat until blended together. Add about 1/3 of the Cool Whip to the pudding mixture and beat. Once it’s smooth and mixed together, pour into the graham cracker crust. Smooth the rest of the Cool Whip on top of the pudding mixture and refridgerate until ready to serve!

The Phrase – Collect All and Assemble to Win a Kindle or Nook!

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The Giveaway – Follow These Simple Rules to Win a Copy of Dead Locked!

Complete the form below to enter between April 9-18, 2012US ONLY. Do the following to earn extra entries.

1. For 2 extra entries, join my email newsletter.

2. For 2 extra entries, follow this blog.

3. For 2 extra entries, follow me on Twitter.

4. For 5 extra entries, publicize this giveaway on your blog.

Contest ends April 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST. One winner will be chosen by random.org and notified by email by April 20. The winner will be posted here and on the main blog hop sites.

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

The Official Authors in Bloom Giveaway Hop List – Keep Going and Win Prizes!

Don’t forget to check out the other sites on the hop! Visit A Cozy Reader’s Corner for the complete list of participating sites! Have fun!