Monday, October 10, 2016

Review and Guest Post: One Good Eclair by Maria E. Schneider

Maria is an author that I have come to love over the years with her fun entertaining stories and her latest release and start to a new series just might out do them all. I am normally not a cozy mystery type of girl but I loved this so much and had so much fun with it that I want everyone to know about it.  Seriously, this book changed my mind about loving cozy mysteries and now not only do I want the next book today, but I want to try others in the genre as well. 

So without further ado, I give you One Good Eclair, the first in the Nutrition Mafia Series:






Release Date: October 4, 2016

Series: Book One in the Nutrition Mafia Mystery Series

Book Description:

Ivy is determined to make her living as a nutritionist, but her family has other plans. When that family is the mafia, and one of them has gone missing, all other jobs are summarily pushed aside. Or else.

Ivy can’t trust anyone outside of the family, but Slate is not only willing to help, he’s the last person to have seen her uncle alive. It only makes sense to keep her eye and gun on Slate while they hunt for clues. Watching him is easy because Slate is more than happy to keep her close, but is he leading her away from her uncle or truly helping?

Ivy can’t cook her way out of this mess, but she has a recipe or two for dealing with disaster—if she can just put the fires out before she gets burned!








This book is packed full of yummy dinners and meal and at the end of the book the author kindly shared them all, this one was one of my favorites and the author let me share it with all of you today, it looks so yummy and I can't wait to make it along with all the others!


Nutrition Mafia Slushie

Serving size: 2


Mix in blender:
1 banana (peeled)
1 medium apple, cored and diced
1 pint strawberries (cored and washed)
½ cup milk
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream


Blend until smooth. Enjoy!


Packed with vitamin C, B6, and magnesium!







Even though I read and love a lot of mysteries and thrillers, I don't read a lot of cozy mysteries for some reason but I knew when I saw the description of One Good Eclair it was something that I had to try (the book, not the eclair). 

I'm so very glad I did. I was hooked after the first chapter, it was just so much darn fun to read and actually reminded me a whole lot of the Stephanie Plum series with Ivy's crazy relatives and ability to get herself caught up in crazy situations, with the added bonus of no love triangle!

In fact the romance in this was sweet and slow building and I loved every minute of it, not to mention the mystery that was a lot of fun to decipher along the way too. 

All in all, this was an entertaining read that I was quickly swept up in and couldn't get enough of. I will be eagerly awaiting the next installment. 







*An ARC copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*







Go to the author's website to check out the wonderful giveaway she is offering as part of her celebration for her new release!

36 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks like "yummy" read. Haven't really tried with a book genre like this one but seeing those amazing stars, I think it wouldn't hurt to check it out.

    xx
    http://www.blushinggeek.com

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    1. Definitely check it out, it was just so much fun!

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  2. I don't read a lot of cozies but they are fun when I do. This one sounds like I need to add it to my TBR for when I am in the mood for one!! Great review!!

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    1. Definitely add it Grace, it was so much fun and very well written.

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  3. This sounds like a sweet and yummy cozy to devour! I'm thrilled you had so much fun with it. Thanks for the great guest post, Ali :)

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    1. Thanks Kim, I love it when books can take me by surprise. ;)

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  4. This sounds like a really fun book, Ali and I love the sound of the sweet romance. I'm glad it was so entertaining!
    Lovely review! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Nick, it really was so much fun. :D

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  5. Oh Wow this sounds fantastic I'm in Thanks for the link to the giveaway
    Happy Monday Kindlemom!

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  6. cozy mysteries like this one is what started my love for them. I need to look this one up pronto

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    1. Definitely do, it's only $3.99 for Kindle on Amazon. ;)

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  7. "Are you not entertained?" Great that you found a cozy mystery to enjoy.

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  8. Oh very interesting book~ Sounds like something misterious and delicious
    xx

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  9. Great review! Something about the fall/winter has me wanting cozy mysteries and this one sounds good!

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  10. Looks like I need to read this one. I love clearing my reading palate wit a nice cozy and this one sounds like it has a nice romance.

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    1. It does, slower building which is always a plus.

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  11. Sounds like a book I might enjoy. Thanks for letting us know about this one.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking it out Mary!

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  12. Sounds like a fun cozy! I do love the name and look of that smoothie. Totally makes me want to eat and read. LOL

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  13. This sounds like a great cozy and lord I am craving eclairs right now!

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    1. Well this won't help that craving! :P

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  14. I read a series about bakers and food one time, and I loved how every chapter had another recipe. This sounds wonderful, and I love cozy mysteries.

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    1. The recipes are all at the end of this one but they are all fabulous and look so yummy! I think you would really like this one Becca!

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  15. This sounds great, and a wonderful way to learn about new recipes! I don't tend to read mystery, but this sounds up my alley!
    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. It is a very light read if that makes sense so you might like it!

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  16. It's been a while since I read a cozy mystery. I do love when there are recipes in books. That smoothie sounds delicious.

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    1. I do too, it's kind of like a really fun bonus. ;)

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  17. Oh fun. And yummy. I could go for an eclair right now.

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