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Endorsements for Cooking The Books

"Bonnie Calhoun's debut novel, Cooking the Books, is as fun and quirky as the author herself. The cast of characters brims with unexpected humor and heart, and Sloane's take on the world around her keeps the reader eagerly turning pages to see what she'll say or do next. I look forward to more Sloane Templeton adventures."
       ~Sandra D. Bricker, award-winning author of the Emma Rae Creation series that began with Always the Baker, Never the Bride~

"What do a gangsta ex-boyfriend, gunslinging grannies, computer hacking, two very unusual books, and the world’s worst chef all have in common? You’ll find them in Bonnie Calhoun’s debut novel, Cooking the Books. It’s a one-of-a-kind a potboiler filled to the brim with plot twists, romance, and humor. A tasty treat for romantic suspense fans."
        ~ Rick Acker, author of When the Devil Whistles and Dead Man's Rule~

"Bonnie S. Calhoun pens a heroine with snap and pizzazz. Sloane Templeton wonders why an old book is cause for bullets, and whether her refusal to sell her business justifies harrassment.
A fast-paced mystery full of colorful characters and a last minute twist--what's not to love?"
       ~S. Dionne Moore, author of Promise Brides, 2010 and 2011 Carol Award Finalist~

"Bonnie Calhoun's first Sloane Templeton mystery, Cooking the Books, is one of the most delightful new fiction voices I've read in years. My only complaint--waiting for the sequel. If this book doesn't have you ROFLOL, you'd better check your pulse!"
         ~Jeanette Windle, author of Freedom's Stand~

"Bonnie S. Calhoun is a master weaver of snarky humor and suspense. Cooking the Books is fast paced, laugh out loud funny with enough suspense to make you shiver. Sloane is an oxymoron: tough as nails on crime and injustice, yet her Aunt Verline and Fifi, her nutty store manager, manipulate her. Novel Rocket and I give it a high recommendation. It's a must read."                  ~Ane Mulligan, Sr. Editor, Novel

"Hold on for an exhilarating ride from start to finish with Bonnie Calhoun’s novel Cooking the Books. Snarky humor, delightful twists, quirky characters, such as Auntie Verlene, the spunky Fifi, and the Granny Oakleys book club, cooking misadventures, and sneak peeks into the mind of sassy Sloane Templeton (bookseller not-wanna-be turned detective) make this novel unique and memorable. The tantalizing secrets of the book-to-die-for and shocking revelations keep the reader sleepless until the startling conclusion. But Cooking the Books isn’t merely a fabulous read; it addresses the gutsy, real-life issues of women who attract the wrong kinds of men and offers a release of fear, the conviction of choosing not to be a victim anymore, and healthy doses of backbone and discernment. An energetic, satisfying read that ends with a teaser of hope."
           ~Ramona Tucker, cofounder, Editorial Director of OakTara (

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