Saturday, January 16, 2016

Review & Giveaway - Sweet Pepper Hero

Review



Sweet Pepper Hero by J.J. Cook
The Fourth Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery

Things are heating up in Sweet Pepper, Tennessee and it's not from the peppers!  Stella and the Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade are back and trying to be the best volunteer fire department in the state. Stella has her work cut out for her as she not only has squabbling co-assistant chiefs, a pushy businessman trying to take advantage, recipes to prepare and vet for judging, and a missing ghost! Add to that, it appears the whiskey wars are back and deadlier than before as illegal stills are exploding and one moonshiner has been shot. Is Stella in their sights?

Whiskey wars, kidnapped ghosts, and taste testing recipes for the Sweet Pepper Festival; multiple storylines converge to create a complex novel. Issues of trust flavor this latest Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade Mystery, the trust between roommates, co-workers, family, and friends. Newly found trust is put to the test and untrustworthy people abound.

Although the title is Sweet Pepper Hero, we see the emergence of more than one villain. By the end of the book they seemed to have joined together. Stella had better watch out. She may have endured an explosion and a gunfire, but forces are combining to become even more combustible! I love each adventure with Stella, especially witnessing her relationship with Eric evolve. I have a feeling dark times are ahead for her and I look forward to reading how she and true friends will handle it.

Recipes included.

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For a chance to win a print copy of  Sweet Pepper Hero simply leave a comment on this post no later than 11:59 pm EST Sunday night giving us your thoughts about moonshine. Have you ever had it? I have! Sorry, while everyone's comments are welcome, the prize is only possible for those with US addresses.

27 comments:

  1. I have never tried moonshine.
    Sweet Pepper Hero sounds delightful, and it has recipes! Thank you for the giveaway.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I have never tried moonshine, but I would like to read Sweet Pepper Hero! Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill Broussard; minishoes@msn.com

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  3. Sweet Pepper Hero sounds great!
    I have never tried moonshine.
    peggyhyndman(at)att(dot)net

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  4. I have never tried moonshine, I don't think I would like it. I like my Wine coolers. I would love to win this book it looks like a great read. Thanks for the chance. Linda May lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  5. I have tried moonshine once, a long time ago. I might try it again. I see it in the store now. Would love to win a copy of Sweet Pepper Hero! Thanks for the chance!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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  6. Moonshine is wonderful to have around to make tinctures and electric koolaids!

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  7. Love some good old white lightning! The first kind I ever had was peach with the fruit in the bottom. I ate a couple of the peach halves so needless to say I wasn't feeling any pain.

    I love this series and can't wait to continue it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. Sounds like a great read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I have never tried moonshione. I used to like white wine and saki but cannot drink anymore because of the medicines that I take. Would love read this book!

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  10. No! But I admit to being curious! Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  11. No! But I admit to being curious! Thanks for the chance to win.
    JHolden955 (at)gmail (dot)com

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  12. Would never try moonshine, a medical thing. But actually I'm wacky enough without it. Sounds like a lot going on in this story. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  13. No, have never tried it. Have always imagined it would pretty much blow the top of your head off! Thanks for the giveaway.
    sallycootie@gmail.com

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  14. I'm not sure show is my favorite in this series---Eric, the ghost, or that cute dog.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  15. I love the character, Eric, former fire chief, and the way he has attached himself to the current fire chief. Of course Joyce and Jim Lavene always put forth a great book. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  16. Thanks Kathy for the review & chance at the give-a-way!
    Nope, never have tried any moonshine...a little "home brew" years ago though. I'd love to win this written by Joyce & Jim Lavene! sxygrndma48{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  17. This delightful book interests me greatly. I have never tried moonshine. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thanks for this captivating feature and giveaway. I have never tried moonshine. I don't drink at all. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  19. I have never tried moonshine and have no interest in trying it. I hardly ever drink and when I do it's just a little bit of white wine. I would love to read this. It sounds good! Thank you!

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  20. I have never tried moonshine. Thanks for the chance to win Sweet Pepper Hero. I would love to read it! rachaelb2014 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  21. I've never tried moonshine, but I did try something in a bottle marked "Gasolina" once. YOWSERS.

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    1. nungwa@hotmail.com Almost forgot!!

      Thanks for the opportunity~

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  22. Nope, I've never had moonshine, did drink "Clear" once, which is pretty close. I've also had homemade wine.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  23. Nope, never had moonshine. I'm not much of a drinker so I can't say much about it, but that book sure looks adorable!
    CalifKitties {at} Aol {dot} com

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  24. Hi, never tried moonshine. Im not much of a drinker, but I would at least try it if I had the oppty. This looks like an awesome book <3
    Melissa newyorkprincess74 at gmail dot com

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  25. I've never tried moonshine. It was probably around when I was growing up, but my Mother wouldn't even have been in the house. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Congratulations Krissie! Random.org chose your comment to win. Be on the lookout for an e-mail from me.

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