Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sweet Contest

Today several boxes of my newest book, Sweet Misfortune, showed up at my house. While I appreciate my publisher's generosity, I honestly don't know what to do with them all. The only thing I can think of is...give them away!

So here's the deal: the main character in this book, Sophie Jones, has a bit of a sweet tooth. To be entered to win a signed copy, post a comment to this blog in which you identify your favorite candy or other sweet treat. It's that easy. Five people will be selected at random. The contest closes at midnight on June 9th, just before the book is officially available in stores on June 10th. Check back on the 10th to see if you've won.

For the record, my new favorite 'sweet' is Chocolate Soup. My wife just discovered the recipe, and it's to die for.

Good luck!

Oh, and after you've entered the contest, feel free to check out Sophie Jones's blog.

81 comments:

The Armitage Family said...

Hmmm... well since I have been doing this no-carb gig for almost 4 weeks now, candy and sweets sound delish right about now! I love LOVE love ice cream. Plain and simple. I don't like my ice cream filled with a bunch of fluff... aka Candy, caramel, toffee, etc. A good ol' fashioned bowl of vanilla with chocolate syrup on top is just right!

Ms. McDonnell said...

The answer to both dessert and low carb is sugar free dark chocolate covered almonds--but Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia rocks the house when I want to enjoy a real sweet treat.

Jennifer said...

I love all sweets, so it's hard to pick just one! However, one of my favorite combos is warm chocolate lava cake paired with caramel or coffe ice cream!! Yummm!

Kelly(M&M) said...

This is evil because I, too, am on a no sugar gig. Well, if I were to choose a sweet it would be a milkshake! Especially the really thick ones with fresh fruit...yummy!! I really want one of the books. Pick me. :-) Congrats Kevin!

Bingo said...

If I have to narrow it, then it must be caramel cinnamon gelato! A real treat as we don't have a gelato place where I live (good thing). I'd love to win as I have read and reviewed your books on my blog before. Looks like another winner, Kevin. Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

I love sweets. I should be avoiding sugar as well, but I love chocolate, caramel and nuts. So my favorite is snickers.
S cochrun

DMoonPie1 said...

Oh! Chocolate, chocolate and chocolate would be my top three. Currently my 'must have' is Dove or Lindt Milk Chocolate. At Christmas time I love it when people gift me those big o' boxes of chocolate that you can buy at Sam's Club, etc. then I sample ALL of the chocolate flavors and mixes.

Lynne said...

Certain candies are my weakness. Bring a bag of jelly beans or caramel creams or twizzlers into the house, and the entire bag is gone in about 5 minutes! No wonder I can't lose weight!

NancyLee said...

Cinnamon Monkey Bread is the one for me...its warm and gooey. The whole house smells as its cooking. Pulling it apart with my fingers and popping a cinnamon roll with so much more and of course coffee..what a way to end or start the day. Make it every holiday. If I didn't the family would have something to say!

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Ron said...

There is something about M & M 's that is hard to resist. While on a missionary assignment in Africa - I sent a request back to the states to have some peanut M & M 's sent over to our base. The package arrived about a month after it was sent and the packing slip mentioned several items including the M & M 's. When we opened the package, everything was there except the candy. Apparently the customs people like them too. The value of the candy was minimal compared to the other items in the package, but who can put a price on a sweet like M & M 's.

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Hmmm..that is a tough one since I love a lot of sweets with my kids...if I had to pick just one though, it would be a nice sweet blueberry muffin with some sweet hot espresso poured over top for a delicious "muffin shot"! Followed closely by a nice, sweet watermelon milkshake from Cook Out restaurant! And then of course I can't forget my absolute favorite candy bar: TWIX!!!

Thanks for this chance!

Laney4 said...

Hi!

Enjoyed the original post; now I'm really curious about your books! Enjoyed Sophia's blog. Just signed up to follow your blog. Not a bad start to my day!

Now I get to tell you that brownies are my downfall. I bake two 9x13 mixes in one tray, and they are decadent, even without icing. (Not adding icing is my compromise, as I bake them at least once a week for us and numerous others who drop in -- probably because they know we have brownies!)

Have a great day!

Sherri said...

I would have to say I love Chocolate Champagne Truffles! They are to die for. Thanks for having this giveaway.

cmcdermitt1@carolina.rr.com

ChristyJan said...

If the saying: "you are what you eat" is true, then I must be very sweet. lol
I love my homemade caramels and english toffee. I adore Dove and Lindt chocolates. My favorite ice cream flavor is Mud Pie with big chunks of chocoate in it.

Anonymous said...

My quick sweet treat Frozen M&M's with a Diet Coke. (got to save those few calories on the coke). When you pop them in your mouth and drink the coke, they snap open and the chocolate blends in with the coke....Instant gratification! Yum

Jennifer said...

Like so many, I'm trying to not even keep sweets around in the house. We do have a great Mug Cake recipe that followed our daughter to college (can be made easily using a coffee mug and microwave) that if eaten warm and quickly is a wonderful treat for 2 with no leftovers! <3 love it!

Anonymous said...

My favorite sweet is Ritter's frozen custard. It is the smoothest, creamiest frozen dessert that you can imagine. It is headquartered out of Indianapolis, IN. If you ever see one of these frozen custard shoppes you must try the Carmel Cashew or my very favorite, Vanilla.

ljsullivan said...

I love anything chocolate, but my all time favorite since I was just a child are the "old school" chocolates called "Ice Cubes." We used to buy them at the corner drug store for a nickel a piece and they were considered a special treat. They are now pretty difficult to find and when you do find them they cost about 40 cents (or more) a piece. When I am lucky enough to find them I buy several and hide them away for a special once in a while treat that reminds me of my childhood. Looking forward to Sweet Misfortunes Kevin. I love your books!
Lisa Sullivan

Rani said...

Hi Kevin, I am glad things are going well for you. I would have to say my favorite type of candy bar would be the homemade kind, like 7 layer bars, but I do rally like making homemade marshmallows. Rani

neysa0828 said...

My downfall is Tiramisu or Pofittario with Hazelnut cream. If you haven't tried them, you are missing something wonderful.

Bev said...

I've always had a sweet tooth for Reese's peanut butter cups, but dark chocolate fudgey brownies, warm chocolate molten lava cake, and ice cream are right up there! Congrats on another book that I'm sure is going to be a good one!

P.S. I'd love to try your wife's chocolate soup recipe.

AmandaSue said...

I love anything with Chocolate and Peanut Butter together YUM! Or coconut. I love Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Almond Joy.

Thanks for entering me into this giveaway.
unforgetable_dreamer_always(at)hotmail.com

Susanne said...

I believe my favorite treat is one that I stay away from... Mississippi Mud... you take a brownie recipe, layer marshmellow creme and then add a thick fudge frosting. A 1x1 square is to die for! I also am so addicted to marshmellow peeps, and enjoy them stale...But, I too must stay away from so much intense sugar... Love your books and am looking forward to a great summer read..

Anonymous said...

Can't just choose one. Lemon ice cream, Butter Pecan ice cream, moon cakes, and mochi are my big favorites.

Sesami candy. Oh dear, I am afraid that I am a sweet addict!

CarolNWong@aol.com

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Anonymous said...

I love warm Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream :0) That would be my favorite but any other sweet will do :0) Pick me, I can't wait to read it.

jackienw said...

Though I crave all things dark chocolate, my most favorite sweet has to be true home-made Rice Krispie Treats.

princessz8 said...

I love creamy soft serve ice cream, it makes summer all the much sweeter!

Melanie said...

This is the best contest ever! Thinking of a favorite sweet and your book at the same time just makes my day. Chocolate pie is my very favorite, with coconut coming in at a close second. In fact, I never ate a pie I didn't like! Thanks for this great contest!

Anonymous said...

i love jelly belly jelly beans i could eat a whole box in one sitting

Joan Martin said...

My favorite "sweet" is the Thunder Down Under dessert at the Outback Steakhouse. It is a chocolate walnut brownie served warm with French vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce and whipped cream on it - so yummy!

Britney said...

Sweets are my weakness, especially anything chocolate!! I can't wait to meet Sophie and read about her Sweet Misfortune. Thank you so much for offering this wonderful contest.

robynl said...

just call me a kid as we have a candycupboard at our house; I have cut way down on sweets because of having breast cancer and trying to lose weight and besides it is healthier but I do occasionally eat them. I love everything. Right now it is the Sweet and Salty Almond bars; to die for and not totally too sweet.

Would love to get a book of yours.

Jay said...

If I could, I would live in a candy store! Dylan's Candy Bar to be exact! I have an affection for confections! Cake, cookies, pie...anytime, anywhere. But when I think of a real sweet treat, I'd have to narrow it down to ice cream and a cookie, much like an It's-It. Warm soft, chewy cookies and cold ice cream are a perfect blend-together-melt-in-your-mouth sweet treat!

Can't wait to read your book!!

Anonymous said...

I used to have my kids hold my hands when we went by a candy shoppe at the nall so I wouldn't go inside. I will eat any kind of candy. However, I find myself purchasing M&M's more often than candy bars. My favorite candy bar is an Almond Joy
JOYE
JWIsley(at)aol(dot)com

LindseySoren said...

My all time favorite are 7 layer bars! I could eat a whole 9x13 myself! There is something about the graham cracker crust, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, walnuts and sweetened condensed milk that hits the spot for me!

lweber said...

My absolute favorite is a big chocolate brownie...with nuts..of course and vanilla ice cream topped off with chocolate sauce and whipped cream..absolutely heavenly.

Cindy said...

Our family makes a luscious White Chocolate Cheesecake with a Dark Chocolate Ganache and serve it in a puddle of pureed raspberries.

For a quick on the run sweet I'll grab an Almond Joy any day!

Anne Pelletier said...

Well I have to say that my absolute favorite sweet treat is my hommade peanut butter blossom cookies warm out of teh oven with a cold glass of milk to dunk them in. Peanut butter blossom cookies are peanut butter cookies rolled in sugar then baked, when they are almost done you take them out of the oven and put a hershey kiss in the middle and then bake again for 2 minutes. They are to die for especially when the hershey kiss in the middle is still warm and gooey. They are super yummy!!!

Indianaraven said...

My favorite sweet treat has recently changed. I absolutely love Reese's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter cup.

Chocolate Soup sounds interesting. You should post the recipe.

Thanks,

Teresa/Indianaraven

Trevor said...

Oh, so many.... Today? Gummy Bears :)

Carol said...

Hmmmmm the only thing that comes to mind at the moment is 5th Avenue bars... gosh I loved them when I was a teenager... Sadly, I don't see them around much anymore. Oh... now I am going to have to go all over OKC trying to find me one... *winks* it will be worth every bite! Yummy

karen said...

First thing that came to my mind was a Toblerone Bar..yumm yumm

Cornfields, children and waterballet said...

My favorite sweet treat is CHOCOLATE! See's Candy! I am all about the boureauxs...and don't forget the scotchhmallows.

YUM! YUM!

Laurie said...

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge'
the recipe that used to be on the back of the old tin cans of
Hershey's Cocoa :)
since this recipe is unpredictable .. I only make it for special occasions and if the candy doesn't turn out right.. I'll roll the fudge into bite size pieces and coat with powdered cocoa!

Mum said...

favorite sweet treat: double chocolate fudge snicker doodles! :)

SC Lady said...

Just to be different..The very best home made bread pudding..ever eaten this before. It is so good.

Rose Kids Mom said...

My favorite sweet is my grandmother's homemade carrot cake. It is so moist and delicious. She always had it when we went to visit her!

AimeeLynne said...

chocolate chocolate chocolate. white, dark, milk. whatever.

Abigail said...

I love South African pancakes ... rolled up with cinnamon and sugar. They taste even better when my husband makes them.

Anonymous said...

a hershey's with almond chocolate bar

Sandy said...

I would have to say choclate covered sunflower seeds

Liz said...

I love popcorn with Junior Mints in it.

Sherry said...

I love sweets, but if I have to pick a favorite it would be Sees milk chocolate mints or their Bordeaux.

Mitzi Koons said...

Oh good heavens...about a thousand different sweets come to mind - but not much beats my grandmother's Czechoslavakian Nut Rolls. It's one of those recipes that have been handed down through countless generations and one I look forward to every year.

Cheryl Oliver said...

Nothing but nothing beats a large chocolate MALT!!!! especially on a hot day. That's probably why I need to lose some weight!!!

Jamie O'Neil said...

I always love a good piece of chocolate, but to be honest I love candy corn. It takes me back to my childhood and that is a great place to visit.

Lindy said...

Since I can't have Chocolate my favorite sweet would be Bannana Cream Pie (YUM)!!

Liz said...

My Favorite Sweet is a dessert that my husband,Tim,makes the the young women at our church call "Late Night Sneak overs". A chocolate cake/cookie,bar with lots of surprises inside!! It's great.

Anonymous said...

I think that my favorite sweets are my three children. The all have something "sweet" to give me each day, from their loving smiles to their "keep mom safe prayers".
from beckytin@hotmail.com

anna said...

This is such a "sweet" contest! My favorite sweet has to be godd old fashion texas pecan pie! It's sweet,gooey, and nutty!

Randa Farnsworth said...

My favorite sweet would be cheesecake pie! I could eat the whole pan!

Lisa Sherman said...

Homemade strawberry jam made from those little berries from your own backyard garden, spread upon freshly baked sourdough bread. YUMMM-OH!

Anonymous said...

Lots to choose from but fresh raspberry brownies is our family's all time fav!!!

Suzanne said...

I have this awesome recipe which is called grape salad but it's actually a dessert. It consists of grapes, cream cheese, sour cream, pecans and sugar. It's so refreshing on a warm summer day. It's sweet but the grapes make you feel like your eating healthy too.

Anonymous said...

I love banana milkshakes, banana cake, banana nut bread, anything with bananas. I also love books, so please pick me!

Lennae said...

How do you narrow things down for a favorite choice?! My two favorite "sweet" ingredients are chocolate and peanut butter. I feel justified if the peanut butter is in there because it is a protien right? Give me a treat w/those two ingredients and I am happy! --Lennae

jenfurru said...

My all time favorite chocolate is Esther Price chocolates, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. I grew up in Cincy and have fond memories of her chocolate candy.

marshallmadness said...

Brickle Bars--Ritz crackers, lots of butter and brown sugar, chocolate and chopped nuts. Delicious!

CHMKM said...

Ahhh, this is easy. My favorite all time sweet is an Abba Zaba. A chewy taffy bar filled with a rich creamy peanut butter center.

Brett & Brenna said...

Loved the book Kevin. You really have a gift. I think the sweet I have the hardest time w/ self control is Almond Roca. Peanut M&M's are a close second.

Brenna

Christine said...

My favorite "Sweet" is anything See's makes, also my BD is June 9th

Christine said...

dMy favorite "Sweet" is anything See's makes, also my BD is June 9th

Matt said...

Ben and Jerry's! Any flavor that involves chocolate works just fine for me. =) Matt Bodine

Anonymous said...

I love dark chocolate anything - but especially dark chocolate Milkyway bars. I savor them in teeny, tiny bites so they last a long time.

Your mother introduced me to your first book and I am now a fan.

thebyrdhaus said...

Not fair! It's hard to choose just one.
Creme brulee, red velvet cake, rice chex ice cream dessert, cheesecake... I gotta go get food now!

Scott, Tauna and Camille said...

CHOCOLATE SOUP???? (note to self, google Chocolate Soup!)

It's hard to think of one favorite sweet treat! There are soooo many . . . hmmmm . . . I'll say Haupia Ice Cream (coconut) on a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie crust! Yummmm!

Can't wait to read the book!!

George said...

My favorite sweet treat.... definitely fresh baked chocolate chip cookies, still soft and warm with melty, runny chocolate. Yum!

Priscilla B. Elliott said...

White chocolate covered craisins (dried cranberries) + cashew clusters are outta hand. The best ones in the universe can be found at the candy store on Main St, Chatham, Cape Cod, MA.

This energy booster is not only sweetsie, but also provides vitamins, protein, fruit, lecithin, etc.

Anonymous said...

My favorite sweet treat? There are sssoooo many. One I still need to get the recipe for is Lindsey's homemade fudge. She brought some to one of our book group meetings. You should have her make some next time you come to the Fingerlakes to visit. Tell her Kathy recommended it.