News & Goodies from Callie Hutton

Hello Romance Lovers,

It looks like spring is here, and we’re edging toward summer. Our pool is up and running, but the water is much too cold to swim. The Twinadoes are chomping at the bit to get into the water, though.

From the desk & imagination of Callie Hutton

I have lots of news for you. I’ve been busy writing the second book in my cozy mystery series, and it’s almost finished, although it won’t release until spring of next year. The first book, A Study in Murder, is available, with some very good reviews.

The second book in my Scottish Hearts series, A Scot to Wed, will release June 8. In honor of the upcoming release, His Rebellious Lass, book 1 in the series, on sale for 99¢ for a short time. Now is a good time to grab a copy.


Highlander Laird Evan MacNeil cannot believe Mistress Katie Sterling just shows up at the MacDuff castle with this faded piece of parchment laying claim to the lands he just legally inherited. Not that he really wants to be here in the lowlands, but he has responsibilities to his clan and the exasperating Katie has uprooted the remnants of her father’s clan and moved them across the country to live here. There’s no way he can leave to go back home now.

Katie has nowhere else to go and she refuses to bow down to the arrogant yet undeniably handsome Highlander. She’s had enough with men trying to control her and she is quite capable of handling herself.

Now that Evan must spar with a beautiful lass for the rights to the lands, he will fight to the end. This battle is nothing like the ones his ancestors fought with crossbows and boiling oil. They never wanted to bed the enemy.

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99¢ Sale on Highlander Romance

He wants to marry her off quickly. She says absolutely not.

When the Marquess of Campbell inherits a fiery, red-headed Scottish beauty as his ward, it’s his job to marry her off. No problem. She comes with a fortune. Lady Bridget MacDuff will have suitors falling all over themselves to wed her.

Not so fast. Lady Bridget has plans for that fortune and they involve helping unfortunate women. And she has no intention of helping her devastatingly handsome guardian in his quest to get her off his hands. He doesn’t plan to marry, either. Why should she?

Bridget and Cam are now on opposite sides of a war that neither one plans to lose. Even if Cam’s rakish presence throws Bridget’s heart into turmoil and the marquess can’t deny that his ward sets his heart afire. And then Cam makes a bold proposal...

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New Cozy Mystery Release

Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell receives an anonymous letter containing shocking news: her fiancé, Mr. Ronald St. Vincent, has been dabbling in something illegal, which causes her to promptly break their engagement.

Two evenings later, as Lady Amy awaits a visit from Lord William Wethington, fellow member of the Bath Mystery Book Club, her former fiancé makes an unexpected and most unwelcome appearance at her house. She promptly sends him to the library to cool his heels but later discovers the room seemingly empty--until she stumbles upon a dead Mr. St. Vincent with a knife in his chest.

Lord Wethington arrives to find Lady Amy screaming and sends for the police, but the Bobbies immediately assume that she is the killer. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy and Lord Wethington launch their own investigation--and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a vengeful woman who was spurned by St. Vincent before he proposed to Lady Amy.

Can they close the book on the case before the real killer gets away with murder?

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What to read next...

Regency romantic suspense fom Jacki Delecki

Miss Eliza Louise Lyon comes face-to-face with deception and danger when she is kidnapped in a case of mistaken identity. Using her skills as a horsewoman, she escapes the villains by stealing a prized horse. But she is unable to outrace the fierce snowstorm or the man in pursuit. Lord Nathaniel “Nash” Trentham, Earl of Wessex, chases Eliza through the snow as she makes off with his most-favored stallion. Nash must now save her, paying no mind to decorum and conventions. Will Eliza be forced to marry the Earl and give up her passion for horses? Or will they find a compromise?

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First in a new series from Cerise DeLand

Can you fall in love at first sight…twice…with the same man? Lady Fiona Chastain goes to her Aunt's and Uncle's May Day Frolic to brighten her dull existence...and distract her from her poor marriage prospects. When her coach breaks down and the man who rescues her is the very one she's yearned for these past six years, she's angry with him for his dismissal of her. Still she falls for his easy charm. Then she learns his name and she’s appalled that his family is among her father’s enemies. Dashing, tender Rory Fletcher, the earl of Charlton, is the one man she must never love! But her heart is committed. So is his! Can their love conquer old hatreds? Or are some family feuds too bitter to resolve?

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Kid-friendly Recipe - Donut Apples

The Twinadoes love helping in the kitchen, so I'm always on the lookout for recipes that are quick, nutritious, and won't make too much of a mess. The combination of fruit and frosting almost guarantees this will be a hit!


12 oz.cream cheese, softened, cut into thirds
2 tsp. honey, divided
1/2 c.melted chocolate
2 drops pink food coloring
3 apples
Assorted sprinkles for decorating


Divide cream cheese among three small bowls. In one bowl, add 1 teaspoon honey. In another bowl, add melted chocolate. In the last bowl, add remaining 1 teaspoon honey and pink food coloring. Stir each bowl together until combined.

Slice apples and use a biscuit or cookie cutter to hollow out centers.

Spread mixtures on apple slices and top with sprinkles.

SHORTCUT: Use store-bought icing instead of cream cheese to "frost" the apple slices.

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I hope you are getting out to enjoy the nice weather. Now that my book is almost finished, I plan to enjoy more of it myself.


P.S. April Giveaway Winner Announced


Congratulations to Linda Herold, the lucky winner of Kathleen Bittner Roth's giveaway featured in last month's newsletter.


If you haven't already enjoyed Kathleen's new release Felice, download a copy today!

Callie Hutton


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