Friday, February 6, 2015

Fry Another Day by J.J. Cook: Guest Author, Review & Giveaway

Why is it always me?
By Crème Brulee

Fry Another Day
From the Biscuit Bowl Mysteries

By J.J. Cook

Why am I always the one who has to leave home when my friend, Zoe Chase, does something crazy?
It’s always, ‘Let’s start a food truck, Creme Brulee.’ Or ‘We should drive out to see my Uncle Saul and his crazy alligator, Creme Brulee.’

Zoe doesn’t seem to know that Uncle Saul’s albino alligator, Alabaster, tries to eat me. She also conveniently ignores my discomfort when I have to be strapped into my car seat or ride in the Biscuit Bowl food truck.
What’s a cat to do?

Don’t get me wrong – I love Zoe dearly. I want her to be happy. But I’m not the kind of cat who likes to move around much. It upsets my digestion. It’s not that I mind living in the old diner with her instead of our comfortable apartment. I want her to have her dream of a restaurant. She’s worked hard for it with her food truck. This girl loves food more than me!
But I don’t want to drive from town to town on some food truck race. I don’t want to be on TV. I just want my bed and a safe place to stay. I can’t stay in Mobile, Alabama, our hometown, while Zoe is gone either. Her mother and father always forget to feed me!

If I didn’t love Zoe so much, I’d run away, and take all my cat toys with me. There better be some salmon in this for me if she expects me to walk on a leash in the grass instead of pooping on the seat! That’s all I have to say on the subject.
Blurb: With a few loyal friends in tow—including her handsome attorney, Miguel, and her cat, Crème Brûlée—Zoe drives the Biscuit Bowl to Charlotte, North Carolina, to enter a nationally televised food truck race. The contest features challenges across the Southeast, and with a fifty-thousand-dollar grand prize, competition isn’t just fierce—it’s killer.

As everyone gears up for the first challenge, another food trucker from Zoe’s hometown is found dead. The race rolls on, but when the body count rises, police begin to suspect Miguel. Now Zoe must race to catch the killer before her attorney needs an attorney.

Tortie Shorties
Book reviews that are short and sweet...just like Truffles!
This is the most action-packed cozy I've read in a very long time. A food truck race from Charlotte to Mobile with $50,000 on the line sounds exciting enough, but add to that crazy challenges at every stop and an ever-rising body count, and Zoe is left with a biscuit bowl filled with murder and mayhem! In addition to the mystery there's the thrill of an intense competition sure to appeal to Food Network fans, and a good amount of romance between Ollie/Delia and Miguel/Zoe. Persnickety feline Creme Brulee of course stole the show for me. (Let's just say life on the road does not appeal to kitties.) Did I mention mouth-watering food descriptions too? This book firmly cements the Biscuit Bowl Food Truck mysteries as one of the best culinary cozy series on the shelves today.

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Friday, February 13th for your chance to win a copy of Fry Another Day. (US entries only, please.)


  1. wow... what a funny and odd story! Sound like something that the Mom would have trouble putting down to feed us... so please don't enter her in the give away cause she will just read this and forget to blog and change out litter boxes...
    That's silly... all we have to do is jump on her and knock the book down... Really Bear it's no big deal... I think she could read it to us... -Toby.
    Well that settles it then...go ahead and enter Our Mom Katie, but don't let her know we stopped by... -Joey.

  2. Love the title; hope to get a chance to read it, thank you!

  3. Thanks for hosting us here! Love you, Truffles!

  4. Another one to add to my tbr list. Winning a copy would be great.

  5. it would be great to win
    sarah2323 at gmail dot com

  6. I loved "Fry Another Day" Crème Brulee, Zoe and her friends! I sure would like to get my hands on some of those biscuit bowls, too.

    Don't include me in the giveaway. I just wanted to add how much I like this series...and everything else J.J. Cook (Joyce and Jim Lavene) write!

  7. Wow, that sounds like a very unique and great mystery!

  8. Sounds like Hell's Kitchen on wheels. Fun!

  9. Looks like great cozy mystery. Love the theme of the book.

  10. Food, animals, and a mystery! Has my name all over it! Thanks for giveaway!!!!!

  11. I would love to read this storie. I can't wait to meet Creme Brulee.

  12. This book sounds entertaining and unique. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. A wonderful cozy which interests me. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  14. I love this author's work—thanks for the chance to win her latest book!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  15. Love the post from Crème Brulee's point of view! Look forward to reading this! Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Love the cover and title! I'd la la LOVE to win and read this!
    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

  17. I hope Creme Brulee can maintain equilibrium during the race.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

  18. Sounds like a great cozy. Thank you for the chance to win.


  19. This sounds like a great mystery! Creme Brulee seems like a terrific character.

  20. I loved the first one and can't wait to read this one.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

  21. My cats would not be happy traveling either. I love watching the Great Food Truck Race on TV and look forward to reading this take on it-I always thought the race would be more interesting with contestants being murdered!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

  22. Sounds awesome! I love seeing people walk their cats.

  23. I can't wait to read this book...loved the first book in the series!

  24. Sounds like a gweat wead Truffles. Glad yous enjoyed it.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

  25. Looks like a great book. I am amazed at how many mysteries with cats you find.

  26. Love the book cover. Sounds like a fun book to read. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  27. I would love to read this, especially after reading the review! I want to read this this exciting race, see the kitty again, and etc. It sounds so much more better than the first book! Truffles, I promise to take good care of another Creme Brulee book if I win - great interview!! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  28. I would love to read this, especially after reading the review! I want to read this this exciting race, see the kitty again, and etc. It sounds so much more better than the first book! Truffles, I promise to take good care of another Creme Brulee book if I win - great interview!! jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

  29. Looking forward to reading this one.

  30. My kitties wouldn't like to visit an alligator either---but the food truck might interest them, especially if they could steal something tasty. I'd love to win this book.

  31. Fry Another Day sounds awesome. I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the giveaway.

  32. another 'MUST-READ' for me!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  33. Nice interview Truffles, I loved the first book in the series.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net