Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Susan Mallery's Fool's Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes.

New York Times bestselling author SUSAN MALLERY invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year's worth of delicious seasonal recipes.

Fool's Gold is known as the Land of Happy Endings, but it's also the land of hearty appetites. Throughout the series, the residents of Fool's Gold have found joy, comfort and great times through food. Now two local Fool's Gold chefs will also find love through food! Join them as they flirt, fight and fall in love, one season at a time.
This is a love story told through 150 recipes. With chapters for winter, spring, summer and fall, you can find the impeccable recipe for everything from date nights to holiday get-togethers, always using the freshest ingredients. Susan Mallery is at her best in this touching love story that is woven throughout.
Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Cookbook: A Love Story ToldThrough 150 Recipes (Harlequin, August 27, 2013) 

Q&A With the Author

What was your inspiration for writing a cookbook?

I discovered a few years ago that readers love when I share recipes. I have a bunch available for free on my website, www.susanmallery.com. Last year, my editor asked whether I’d be interested in pulling them together and working with a cookbook developer to come up with the Fool’s Gold Cookbook. I have to say, it turned out spectacular! There are 150 recipes – California casual cuisine – for everyday and for special occasions. They’re all pretty quick and easy because the truth is, I’m too busy to spend hours in the kitchen. I’m a writer, first, last, and always.

Since writing romance is what I do best, I wrote an exclusive romantic novella that’s included in the Fool’s Gold Cookbook. Chefs Ana Raquel and Greg heat things up in the kitchen and on the pages. The story is a gift for my longtime readers, and also a way that new readers can get a taste of Fool’s Gold. An amuse bouche.

Describe your book in three words.

Recipes and romance.

Do you prefer print books or e-books?

For fiction, I honestly don’t have a preference. For me, it’s all about the story, and I don’t care whether I get that story by reading paper, pixels, or by listening to an audiobook. However, for cookbooks, I definitely prefer print. So much easier to flip back and forth to the index.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I love crabby women. I find them endlessly entertaining! And perhaps people would be surprised to discover that I am occasionally *cough, cough* crabby, as well.

What can your readers expect next from you?
Next up is CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET, a Fool’s Gold romance. One of my Christmas traditions is to read romances to get me into the spirit of the season, so it’s always thrilling when I’m asked to write one. If you’ve never read a Fool’s Gold romance before, start with this one.

Noelle Perkins has opened the Christmas Attic in downtown Fool’s Gold. Unfortunately, just as the holiday rush hits, snow hits the mountains, and all of her flaky seasonal employees quit to go skiing. Enter Gabriel Boylan, an Army doctor on medical leave. Gabriel is experiencing compassion fatigue. Helping Noelle for the holidays is the perfect distraction while he decides whether to return to the combat zone. The one thing he’s determined to do is to protect himself from falling in love. Life is too tenuous to put your heart on the line, Gabriel thinks. Noelle knows the opposite is true – life is short, so when you find love, you have to grab hold and never let go. Maybe a little Christmas magic will open Gabriel’s heart.

If you enjoy getting swept away by small-town, Christmas romance, then you’ll love CHRISTMAS ON 4TH STREET.

About Susan:
With more than 25 million books sold worldwide, New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery is known for creating characters who feel as real as the folks next door, and for putting them into emotional, often funny situations readers recognize from their own lives. Susan’s books have made Booklist’s Top 10 Romances list in four out of five consecutive years. RT Book Reviews says, “When it comes to heartfelt contemporary romance, Mallery is in a class by herself.”

Susan grew up in southern California and currently lives in Seattle with her husband and the most delightfully spoiled little dog who ever lived.
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  1. Thanks for the giveaway...love her books and would love to have this!! :)

  2. Thanks for another great giveaway. I really need to learn how to cook and maybe if I'm entertained by reading a good book that also has recipes, I just might learn something.

  3. Great combination: romance & recipes!

  4. I love cookbooks. Great giveaway. By the way, I love your wall picture. Beautiful flowers.

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  5. I love romance books, cookbooks and cooking magazines. Recipes in romance books are the perfect treat! YUMMY!

    Susan Wiggs, Debbie Macomber, Louisa Edwards are a few of the authors whose recipes I have tried and enjoyed eating!

    I know I'd love to try out some of Susan's Fool's Gold recipes. I have tried some of the recipes on her website. DELICIOUS!

  6. Hi Book MaMa,

    I wanted to let you know that I received Susan Mallery's FOOL'S GOLD COOKBOOK from UPS last night. I'm eager to try out the delicious looking recipes. The hardest thing will be to try to pick out one recipe at a time. I've decided to invite my daughter's family over for a whole meal. Can't wait!