Monday, April 2, 2012

Cooking The Books

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Cooking The Books
Abingdon Press (April 2012)
Bonnie S. Calhoun


As the Owner/Director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Bonnie has helped use the 220+ blogs of the Alliance to promote many titles on the Christian bestseller list. She also owns and publishes the Christian Fiction Online magazine which is devoted to readers and writers of Christian fiction. She is the Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). At ACFW she was named the ‘Mentor of the Year,’ for 2011, and she is the current President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network. Bonnie is also the Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference.

In her spare time she is an avid social media junkie, and teaches Facebook, Twitter, Blogging and HTML as recreational occupations. She also has a novel coming out in the Abingdon Quilts of Love series. Her novel Pieces of the Heart will publish August of 2013.

Bonnie and her husband Bob live in a log cabin on 15 acres in upstate area of Binghamton, New York with a dog and cat who consider the humans as wait-staff.


After her mother dies from a heart attack, Sloane Templeton goes from Cyber Crimes Unit to bookstore owner before she can blink. She also "inherits" a half-batty store manager; a strange bunch of little old people from the neighborhood who meet at the store once a week, but never read books, called the Granny Oakleys Book Club; and Aunt Verline, who fancies herself an Iron Chef when in reality you need a cast iron stomach to partake of her culinary disasters. And with a group like this you should never ask, “What else can go wrong?”

A lot! Sloane begins to receive cyber threats. While Sloane uses her computer forensic skills to uncover the source of the threats, it is discovered someone is out to kill her. Can her life get more crazy?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Cooking The Books, go HERE.

Watch the book video:

If you'd like to read interviews with Bonnie, try these:
Everbody Needs A Little Romance
A Christian Writers World
Novel Rocket
ACFW - Fiction Finder

Book Review
One minute Sloane is living the life of cyber crimes and then she is thrust into the boring world of dusty books.   Or at least that is what she thinks.    She didn't choose this life.    With her Mom's death came the gift of this bookstore along with a quirky manager and an even quirkier book club.   What kind of book club doesn't read books?   Sloane's life of cyber crimes and book store intertwine when she begins receiving cyber threats. 

I have to say that Sloane's character cracked me up.    She had the craziest sense of humor and she has to learn things the hard way (kind of reminds me of someone -- me!).     One thing we don't have in common is bad judgement in men.   This girl just can't get it right!  

Funny, witty, engaging, thoroughly enjoyable.... Kudos to Bonnie Calhoun for writing a book that will leave you hungry for the next installment of Sloane Templeton mysteries!!

1 comment:

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thank you for hosting me and Sloane. I hope she gets to entertain you with more adventures...or misadventures if she will :-)