Books, Coffee, Mystery, Reviews

[Book Review] Death By Vanilla Latte By Alex Erickson & Gevalia Kaffe Vanilla Latte

Death By Vanilla Latte By Alex Erickson

Death By Vanilla Latte is the 4th book in the Bookstore Cafe Mystery series following the adventures of Krissy Hancock, the quirky and inquisitive owner of a small town bookstore café, as she finds herself again and again tangled up in puzzling murder investigations.

In this installment of the series, Krissy’s father, famed mystery writer James Hancock, comes to town for a surprise visit/book launch, bringing along his ill-mannered literary agent Rick Wiseman and his agent’s assistant, sending all the local writers with unpublished manuscripts into a frenzy. When Wiseman is found dead and it looks like Hancock is the main suspect, Krissy becomes determined to prove her father’s innocence by finding the real killer, much to the aggravation of local law enforcement.

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Coffee, Coffee News

Monday Morning Coffee News

Coffee News

Happy Monday! Some interesting coffee news stories: A recent study looked into the affects of regular caffeine consumption on using caffeine as a supplement for increased athletic performance, new research indicates increased coffee consumption may lead to a decreased risk of liver cancer, and farmers are looking to establish a coffee growing industry in Southern California. Also, Krispy Kreme is giving away free coffee to teachers through the months of June and July.
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Books, Coffee, f/f, Reviews, Romance

[Book Review] Get It Together, Delilah! By Erin Gough & Gloria Jean’s Madagascar Vanilla Caramel Coffee

Get It Together, Delilah! By Erin Gough

In Get It Together, Delilah! 17-year-old Delilah is going through it! It’s her final year of school and she’s struggling to keep her grades up while dealing with homophobic bullying from classmates. Her father goes on an extended world trip, leaving it up to Delilah to keep the Flywheel, her family’s café, afloat through a string of calamities. On top of all that she’s also dealing with friend drama and a seemingly hopeless crush on Rosa, a college activist/flamenco dancer.

With all the things she’s juggling, it’s inevitable Del’s going to drop the ball on at least one of them – somehow, she manages to drop the ball on all of them.

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Beauty & The Bean, Coffee, Recipes

Hazelnut Coffee Lip Scrub

Hazelnut Coffee Lip Scrub

In my search for the perfect coffee cup proof lipstick, I’ve really been getting into liquid and matte lipsticks – but they can leave my lips a bit dry. In an effort to keep my lips soft and moisturized, I’ve added lip scrubs to my beauty routine. Homemade lip scrubs are super cheap and easy to make with very little effort at all. My recent favorite is this Hazelnut Coffee Lip Scrub.Read More Hazelnut Coffee Lip Scrub






Books, Coffee, Reviews, Urban Fantasy

[Book Review] Snared By Jennifer Estep & CoffeeAM Mochadoodle Flavored Coffee

Snared By Jennifer EstepIn Snared, book sixteen of the Elemental Assassin series, fearsome elemental assassin and Ashland’s underworld queen Gin Blanco’s hunt for information on the the shadowy group of criminal elites responsible for the death of her mother gets derailed by a sister’s desperate plea to find her missing sibling. Never one to do anything halfway, Gin throws all her resources, including her mixed group of talented and connected friends and family members, into the hunt for any trace of the missing young woman. Each piece of uncovered evidence brings them closer and closer to a sinister and disturbing realization – real evil exists in Ashland and there’s a body count to prove it.Read More [Book Review] Snared By Jennifer Estep & CoffeeAM Mochadoodle Flavored Coffee