Deadly Ties releases on February 8
Vicki Hinze, under the sponsorship of The Book Club Network, is seeking the best dessert recipe to celebrate her latest release Deadly Ties (Multnomah, Feb. 8). The winner will receive a free copy of the book along with a $100 gift certificate to a high-end cooking supply store.
“Hinze was one of our first sponsors,” according to Fred St. Laurent, the Senior Creative Publicist for The Book Club Network, Inc.. “This contest came out of that relationship. “
The “Just Desserts” contest is free and open to anyone. Dessert recipes, sweet or sugar-free, should be sent to [email protected] by Feb. 11. A reading group in the TBC network will have a cook off of the top three recipes to pick the winner.
Hinze takes on the global issue of human trafficking in Deadly Ties. Main character Lisa Harper is looking for her mother with security expert Mark Taylor, who’s loved her from afar, when Lisa is abducted and becomes one of several young women being trafficked to Mexico. This is the second in a series about the Crossroads Crisis Center, featured in Hinze’s Forget Me Not. Fans of Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson and Iris Johansen will enjoy this gripping romantic thriller where both characters and readers learn that when everything else fails, faith stands fast.
St. Laurent explains how the author came up with the idea of a recipe contest for a book on human trafficking. “The recipe contest developed in talks with Vicki. We actually started this with a contest called the “Secret Mission Contest” last year and had people doing different things to qualify for the secret mission which was this cook off. Next we needed the recipes and at first we thought that a good recipe for Peach Cobbler (because it is mentioned in the book) would do but then the name “Just Desserts” came up and this developed. It is more about the Reading Groups in our network having fun than it is intricate to the book. The winners of the first contest were a reading group in MO (About 30 members) and they won more than 50 books between Vicki and another author.
Which ‘high-end cooking store’ will be part of the winning prize is a secret. “We are speaking to several “stores” both online and brick and mortar,” St. Laurent said. “We have not decided on one yet because we are looking for participation from them, such as matching our $100. So the store and the amount will be a surprise announcement at the end.”