“Who’s Ben Skrewd?”

A provocative question, wouldn’t you agree? Well, last summer a number of us Red Door Reads authors decided that we all knew “who’s Ben Skrewd,” though the encounter is different for each person. Which gave us the idea of creating a character named Ben Skrewd who could appear in a group of novellas linked by Ben and our iconic Red Door. Launching the novellas on Tax Day (April 15th in the U.S.) was an irony we couldn’t resist!

Cross Springs In Bloom BNMost of us were able to squeeze Ben into a novella in an ongoing series. My novella, Cross Springs In Bloom, takes place in the familiar environs of Cross Springs, NC. Cross Springs is the setting for my debut novel, Kick Start, as well as my next two novels. Baby Steps should be out in May 2014 and the long-awaited Tiara Wars will be out in July. In Cross Springs In Bloom, we spend time with Connie Burns and Katie Warren from Kick Start, but the heroine is Mindy MacPherson, the gossipy receptionist at Cross Springs Dermatology. When she helps Connie and Mindy track down the source of some prize-winning roses, Mindy comes face-to-face with a lover she let go and hoped never to see again.

touch of troubleSusan Sey’s novella, Touch of Trouble, we once again encounter her rowdy, sexy Blake Brothers. This time we are given some insight about the hard road the youngest Blake brother, Drew, and the brainy Meg will have to travel to find true love. It starts right where the second Blake Brothers novel, Talent for Trouble, left off. The two of them tackle a particularly sticky situation involving Meg’s family. Exceptional fun!

liberty and the pursuit of happinessDeb Marlowe’s novella, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, is the next entry in her Half Moon House series. If you love feisty Regency heroines, hedge mazes, epistolary pleas and intrigue,Β Lierty and the Pursuit of HappinessΒ – heck, the whole Half Moon House series! – is for you. The heroine is an American spitfire who longs to make a real difference in the world and volunteers to help at Hestia Wright’s Half Moon House. In helping a young friend extricate herself from a potentially awkward situation, she becomes entangled with Viscount Brodham, who is trying to save his young nephew…from Liberty’s friend!

_RDR_webEleven of us have brand new novellas available (for a short time) at only 99 cents! Authors in the special collection are Caren Crane, Susan Sey, Deb Marlowe, Claudia Dain, Linda Winstead Jones, Ava Stone, Lori Handeland, Jane Charles, Andris Bear, Tammy Falkner and Susan Gee Heino. The special price won’t last forever, though, so be sure to visit www.RedDoorReads.com to get the scoop on all the novellas and snap them up while the deal is hawt!

#6Since Ben Skrewd is an integral character in each of the novellas, we have an ongoing “Find Ben Skrewd” contest set up at our website. Each of the 11 Red Door Reads authors with a Ben Skrewd novella has “hidden” Ben on her website. When you find Ben, just go to the Red Door Reads site, click the link, and tell us whose site and which page you found him on. A winner will be drawn when the contest closes on April 22nd and the winner will receive an iPad mini!

Meanwhile, enjoy all the novellas and the “Easter egg” of finding Ben Skrewd in each of them.

Speaking of Ben and Easter eggs, have you “Ben Skrewd” by the Easter Bunny? He used to faithfully visit me every year and now I get bupkes in my basket! What is your favorite Easter treat? Tell me all about it, little friends, and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a free copy of my new novella! I’ll admit my favorite is a dark chocolate-covered Russell Stover marshmallow egg. I’ve already had a few this year. Yummm…

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  • flchen1 says:

    ROFL!! Such a cute theme, Caren–I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s novellas!

    This is my favorite Easter candy–See’s Jelly Bird Eggs: http://www.sees.com/prod.cfm/easter_gifts/Jelly_Bird_Eggs

    • Jane, Easter is the rooster’s favorite time of year – all those eggs make him feel like he’s the king of the roost!

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      Oooh, those look amazing! Yum. But eggs…I don’t think you should feed them to the rooster!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Fedora, I hope you love the novellas. Mine is a big old mushy romance for once, with a highly-competitive flower show thrown in. It was huge fun to write!

      I LOVE jelly eggs, but haven’t tried Sees. I just tried their chocolates at Valentine’s Day and I am hooked! Don’t let the GR near your jelly eggs, though. He is a sugar fiend!

      • flchen1 says:

        Your novella sounds fabulous, Caren, and oddly, I haven’t seen so much as a tailfeather today, but I imagine the GR’s dived into something off the TBR AND some chocolate πŸ˜€

        • Caren Crane says:

          Um…he’s not much of a reader, but I would put money on him finding a stash of candy and hiding with it somewhere. I hope he doesn’t get into your Jelly Bird Eggs. I saw they are SOLD OUT online! Maybe they’ll have some at the kiosk at our mall…

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oh, wow, Fedora, those look amazing. My kids have recently told me a number of shocking things, one of which is that they DON’T CARE FOR JELLY BEANS.

      Who ARE these children? Lord knows *I* didn’t birth any jelly bean haters.

      You know what, though? I’ll bet the See’s Jelly Beans are enough to change their minds. I’ll have to see if the Easter bunny can track some down…

      • flchen1 says:

        Hm… clearly a genetic mutation, Susan. But more for us! πŸ˜‰ I hope you can track some of these down some time–they are quite delish!

  • Jane says:

    Hello Caren,
    I like the Lindt chocolate bunnies. The Easter Bunny hasn’t visited here either. I used to get so many pretty eggs and chocolate goodies.

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      Hi Jane!

      My favorites are the Cadbury Mini Eggs. Oohh….I try to stay away from the stores this time of year so I won’t buy them. I’ll eat the whole bag!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Jane, I only buy Lindt bunnies for my (grown) kids anymore. They used to be fine with lower-quality chocolate, but I ruined them as teenagers! πŸ˜€

      Yeah, that Easter Bunny has no loyalty. All those eggs we hid on his behalf and I can’t even get a Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg or a Cadbury Cream Egg from him!

      • Susan Sey says:

        Amen, sister. That bunny’s got no loyalty. All those years I did his dirty work, & I get squat. And now my kids have informed me that they don’t even *like* jelly beans? What the what?

  • Ki Pha says:

    The release party was fantastic!!! Had a whole bunch of fun.

    As for Easter, I love the Recess peanut butter eggs.

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      KI Pha–thanks so much for coming to the release party! What fun! My head was spinning trying to keep up!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Ki Pha, I was so glad to see you there! I adore Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs. I think they taste better than the cups, the mini cups AND the Christmas trees, for some reason. A co-worker recently gave me a small version of the PB egg and it was good, too. Why didn’t they think to make smaller ones sooner??

    • Susan Sey says:

      Ki Pha, I *love* Reese’s PB anything. But those mini-eggs they do? It’s like the perfect ratio of chocolate to PB & I eat them like popcorn. It’s not good for me, I know this. I’d have to run several marathons to work it all off but I just…can’t…help…myself.

      And now I want a PB cup. Mmmmm…..

  • Mozette says:

    Yeah, Easter just isn’t Easter without lots of chocolate…right? πŸ™‚

    I love dark chocolate – everything!

    So, I have bought myself a Dark Chocolate egg, a Dark chocolate Lindt bunny and a Darrel Lee box of Dark chocolate ginger bits πŸ˜€

    Yummo! πŸ˜€

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      I love dark chocolate too, Mozette. Chocolate ginger bits sound amazing!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Mozette, dark chocolate is my favorite! I have indulged in the Lindt dark chocolate bunny in years past – but not the really big one. πŸ™‚ I love the Lindt bunnies because they are solid, which is a requirement of mine. With the hollow bunnies, you don’t have enough stamina to hold the peanut butter! πŸ™‚

    • Susan Sey says:

      I am slooooowly coming around to dark chocolate. Like coffee, it’s one of those tastes it’s taken me years to generate but I’m developing an appreciation. Any particularly delicious suggestions for a beginner?

      • Mozette says:

        For a beginner, I’d try out the tiny dark chocolate eggs… they’re solid dark chocolate and delicious too… and just nice to eat with a hot chocolate. And if you’re not too crazy on the taste, just crush up the egg and plonk some pieces into your hot chocolate and they’ll melt πŸ˜›

        Or…. get a small dark chocolate Lindt bunny … just the cutest thing ever! He’s got a brown ribbon around his neck with a gorgeous little bell! πŸ˜€ I bought one of those for myself. πŸ˜€

        Yep, there you go for the beginner, Susan. πŸ˜€

      • Caren Crane says:

        Susan, for beginners I would say…SLATHER IT IN PEANUT BUTTER! And add a glass of red wine. They are better together!

  • Caren, congratulations on the new release. It sounds fab – as do all the other books, including our own Susan Sey’s novella which looks like great fun.

    Easter treats? Let me at ’em! I particularly love chocolate hot cross buns from Brumby’s bakery. Yum, yum, yum. And my local bakery does the more traditional version with sultanas (I think you guys call them raisins) and spices and cinnamon. Yum, yum, yum. I think my favorite chocolate treat is the very luxurious (and luxuriously priced!) Haigh’s Easter Egg. They’re a local company who just make the BEST chocolate!

    Oh, dear, and now I’m stuck contemplating my pantry which has some Easter eggs but unfortunately they’re slated for giving rather than eating. Sigh.

    • Have you seen the buns with nutella in them at Brumby’s or Baker’s Delight? (I can never tell the difference). I haven’t tried one but I suspect they’re delicious!

      • Christina, I’ve seen the ads. I think it’s lucky for my figure if not my tastebuds that I haven’t actually been near a Brumby’s this Easter.

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      I’ve never seen hot cross buns that are chocolate! And others with Nutella? Just two more reasons on my long list of why I need to visit Oz!

      It’s growing longer and longer…

    • Caren Crane says:

      Anna, every year when you or some other Aussie mentions the hot cross buns, my mouth waters! You can find them here, but they tend not to be in every bakery. With chocolate? And NUTELLA?? I would be in heaven. I obviously need to come spend Easter with you!

      • Caren, wouldn’t we have fun? I promise faithfully if you visit me around Easter, I shall feed you chocolate hot cross buns until you look like one! Hmm, which mkight make for a dangerous life in my house, given how much I like them!

        • Caren Crane says:

          Anna, someone would have to come roll us out the door! I can picture some large guys with a winch and a crane now…wait, is that us? A Wench and a Crane? Ha!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Ooooh, I feel a baking project coming on! I think the girlies & I will be baking hot cross buns this weekend, chock full of all the goodies Anna & Christine just mentioned! Nutella, here we come!

  • Hey, congratulations on making such a hit with this venture, Caren. That is certainly a novel idea to link your novellas with Ben Skrewd! Lovely to see Susan and Deb and everyone who is involved in Red Door Reads all working together on this.

    I have to let you in on a secret–I don’t like Easter egg chocolate, as a rule. I would much prefer a bar of chocolate with nuts in it to any number of eggs. These days I just tell everyone not to get me eggs–if it’s chocolate I’ll eat it but I can do without the calories!

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      I have to give full credit to Susan, because when the talk and laughter was flying, I’m pretty sure she was the one who came up with the idea of Ben!

      We’ve had a lot of fun with him!

      • Susan Sey says:

        I wish I could claim to be a comic genius but it was a classic case of my mouth running away with me. I’m always the one with inappropriate remark, & this one just happened to drop into one of those sudden lulls in the conversation so everybody heard it. I couldn’t decide whether to be mortified or resigned but then everybody laughed & it was suddenly A Thing.

        Nine months later, Ben Skrewd was born.

        We’re very proud.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Thanks, Christina! We had so much fun brainstorming that idea. And yes, I’m pretty sure Susan Sey was in on the whole Ben idea. Sounds like her, doesn’t it?

      I hear you about not needing the calories. I was never very fond of the chocolate used in Easter eggs until they started making the Hershey miniature eggs. Now THOSE are fabulous! Especially with peanut butter. Hm. I’m sensing a them in my comments…

    • Susan Sey says:

      Christine, my (very wise) mother once told me that if you eat dark chocolate chock full of fruit & nuts, it’s practically health food. For this reason, I *always* insist on nuts & fruit in my chocolate. Eases the conscience, even if it doesn’t loosen my jeans.

      I hate my jeans, though. They’re so damn judgy.

  • Helen says:

    Caren

    This all sounds so good I am sorry I couldn’t make the launch party I was at work πŸ™

    I love chocolate Lindt Cadbury and Haigh I have had some Haigh easter eggs already thanks to a great friend and I also love white chocolate and Cadbury make a lovely dream one that I really enjoy πŸ™‚

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      Hi Helen! Sorry we missed you for the party!

      I love white chocolate too! It’s hard to find somebody over here who doesn’t turn up their nose at it! I get it from my grandpa, who also always loved it. He always got a white chocolate rabbit at Easter.

      • Sorry, girls, but white chocolate is an abomination! Bleuch! With l and kisses from the girl who adores milk chocolate… (just in case anyone is thinking of sending any!)

    • Caren Crane says:

      Helen, I am most intrigued about Haigh chocolates. I obviously need to come over to visit this chocolaterie! My favorite independent one in these parts is The Chocolate Fetish in Asheville, NC. I was just in Asheville last weekend to see my youngest in a community theater production and OF COURSE we went there! I spent over $40 on chocolates. Worth every penny!

      I’m afraid I’m one of those turned-up nose people Deb was talking about when it comes to white chocolate. To me, it’s just sweet, which isn’t the point of chocolate. I do like white chocolate-covered Ritz crackers filled with peanut butter, though. My mom makes those at Christmas sometimes. I think the salty and earthy PB taste takes the edge off that overly-sweet taste of white chocolate. It works!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oh, that pesky day job! Always getting in the way of a good time. πŸ™‚

      We missed you yesterday, Helen! Hope you’re enjoying those early Easter eggs, though!

  • Amy Conley says:

    Reese Peanut Butter Eggs are my favorite along with spiced jelly beans. But and do eat both year round.

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      Those two are my Valiant Husband’s favorites too! I never have to worry about eating to many of them, they don’t last long! πŸ™‚

    • Caren Crane says:

      Amy, my people! πŸ˜€ I adore Reese’s PB Eggs. Sometimes I dream of them at other times of the year. And spiced jelly beans are my favorite! I think the clove ones are the best, though I like them all. What’s your favorite of the spiced ones?

      • Amy Conley says:

        the clove for sure remind me of my grandparents. my grandmother worked in a department store in the candied apartment that we were exposed to all sorts of candies but I always want more the spice jelly beans or the spice drops.

    • Susan Sey says:

      Your taste is divine, Amy.

      The only thing that could improve upon a Reese’s PB egg is a big bowl of vanilla ice cream to mash it into. Who’s with me?

  • Anna Sugden says:

    What a fun idea – and how nice to see you, Deb, Claudia and Susan as part of the fun! Looking forward to reading those novellas!

    I love Cadbury’s creme eggs, especially the mini ones and the splats and Malteser bunnies and the Aero Bubbles lambs *g*. Hotel Chocolat do some fun treats like Egg and Chips and Choc Cross Buns. I like hot cross buns too, as long as people don’t put fruit peel in them!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Anna, I have read Deb’s and Susan’s novellas and I’ll tell you now, they are fantastic! The most fun thing is seeing how everyone used Ben in their story. He’s very mysterious and controversial in mine. πŸ™‚

      I should have remembered you don’t like fruit peel from our fruit cake conversations over the years! I am intrigued by the chocolate hot cross buns. They sound amazing! And anything Aero must be good. Seriously. It was brilliant of Cadbury to make the mini cream eggs. It’s just enough of the creamy filling without being overwhelming! Man, I need to make a candy run…

    • Susan Sey says:

      I’m totally with you on the fruit peel thing, Anna! My Irish granny used to adore orange marmalade, which is chock full of orange peel. I’ve tried it several times over the years & just can’t get past the bitterness of the rind.

      Then again, Gran smoked like a chimney for a number of years so it’s entirely possible that she couldn’t taste a thing.

    • Anna, last year was the first time I saw Malteaser Easter bunnies here. Madame and Denise Rossetti came up to visit around this time and they both got bunnies on their pillows. You know how I like to pretend this is a classy hotel!

  • Deb Marlowe says:

    I love Cadbury creme eggs too, Anna. I remember when they first came out, both of my sisters thought they were disgusting.

    I think they are both surprised they’ve become so popular!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Deb, that is hilarious. They are obviously not fans of the cream center. My siblings and I thought they were the most astonishingly amazing treat EVER! Of course, we were all sugar-loving maniacs who didn’t get candy on a regular basis. Now I love the mini ones. Just the right size!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Guess I’m the odd duck out on this one. I can’t get past the egg-y texture of the cream center. Every time those commercials come on where they crack one open in slo-mo & the filling just sort of…slides out?

      Gack.

      Then again, I eat plain Greek yogurt straight out of the tub, which practically triggers my husband’s gag reflex every time. So it’s not like I have any high ground to stand on.

  • My name is Suz and I’m an addict. Luckily for me my addiction only comes out once a year at Easter.

    Hershey’s Easter Eggs:
    http://amzn.com/B00473X5MG

    I buy not 1, not 2, but 3 bags at a time…and I DON’T SHARE. Nope. They’re all MINE! Easter Bunny be damned!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Oooooh, yeah. *Those* ones. I love those ones. And I, too, am totally guilty of hoarding candy. Hell, I hoard *any* desirable foodstuffs. I live with vultures, & I’m in charge of the pantry. I have little stashes of the good stuff everywhere.

      Then again it isn’t hard to hide stuff from people who can’t find the ketchup staring them in the face from the door of the fridge.

    • Caren Crane says:

      I, too, am a stasher. If my husband knows there is candy in the house, it’s GONE like it never existed! I covet your bags of Hershey eggs. I really have tried to be better this year and not buy bags of stuff, but when they get marked down in a few days, all bets are off. I love the Hershey eggs! Especially with peanut butter…

  • Oh, and yes, I’ve bought all 3 of your novellas so far. Will work on the rest of the RDR later this week. I so love a good novella!!

    • Susan Sey says:

      Aw, that’s so nice, Suz! You’re a champ.

      I’ve only recently begun to gravitate toward novellas. I particularly love them when they’re buried in the middle of an on-going series. They’re like little treats–a way to extend a character or a moment there was no room for inside the book. I think of them as extras–like deleted scenes, or the director’s cut of a movie. Little rewards for the truly invested. πŸ™‚

      • Deb Marlowe says:

        I feel the same way about novellas, Susan!

        There’s a lot of fun intrigue and derring do in the Half Moon House novels, I feel like the novellas are a place for me to have a little more ‘fun’

        My novella characters are all…Oh, while you are off saving the country and writing wrongs and battling the most deceitful bad guy ever–we’ll be over here, helping on the fringes, flirting madly and you know, kissing in the garden maze. πŸ™‚

        • Deb Marlowe says:

          Oh, Lord. Yes, I wrote—writing wrongs.

          Sigh.

          RIGHTING wrongs. Yes, I’m an author, people.

        • Caren Crane says:

          And we love flirting and kissing in the garden maze! I seriously loved your novella. I may have to read yours and Susan’s again. Plus, I still haven’t gotten to read the other Ben Skrewd novellas!

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      You’re an angel, Suz! I hope you enjoy all the incarnations of Ben!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Thank you, Suz, you’re the best! I do adore a novella for ALL the reasons Susan and Deb laid out. They are also a great way to divert myself when I can’t quite commit to a whole novel, but time allows for SOMETHING to be read. Novellas are a treat!

  • This sounds like a fantastic venture. Way to go! Off to download now.

    I’m afraid the rabbit doesn’t stop here anymore which I truly miss – but then again, I have enough difficulty with calories as it is. πŸ˜‰ Sending everyone bunny love.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Donna, I tried to avoid all Easter candy temptation, but somehow those Reese’s PB Eggs keep finding their way into my basket EVERY TIME I’m at the pharmacy! Funny how that happens. You are a better woman than I! πŸ˜€

  • Cassondra says:

    Hi Caren, and woot on this release!

    I’ve been getting the shaft from the Easter Bunny for years now. I used to SO look forward to that pretty basket each spring. I don’t like marshmallow in candy, so a lot of Easter treats don’t do it for me. But I like to have ONE Cadbury Cream egg each year. I only want one though–they’re too rich.

    I like dark chocolate, so a dark chocolate bunny would do me right well, along with a nice bottle of Cabernet. Dark chocolate and red wine. *slurp*

    Never saw an Easter Basket with a bottle of wine in it though. Hmmm…

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      Cassandra, I knew you were brilliant …. I think you just kicked off a new craze.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Dark chocolate and cab are a favorite combination of mine! Though a merlot will do in a pinch. πŸ™‚ Now you made me want to drink wine and I have to go help with the fellowship dinner at church! πŸ˜›

  • Cassondra says:

    OH…and those little Hershey’s extra creamy chocolate eggs. Shoot. I could founder myself on those.

    Yummm…the extra creamy dark chocolate especially.

  • Oh, I love Ben Skrewd! I mean, I don’t “love” love him. Or it. Or whatever. I just love the concept and I love the Red Door Girls!

    Big congrats on the novellas, ladies! I can’t wait to sink my teeth into them! Wait. I mean, sink my teeth into Easter chocolate. Yeah. Better. I’m a See’s candy girl all the way. I’ll take almost anything in the store, thanks. But my favorites are the nuts and chews. In a two-pound box, please. Yummers!!!

    Hey, Cassondra’s already drinking wine. I think I’ll join her. πŸ˜‰

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      Thanks, Kate!

      I’m going to hang with you and the chocolate and nut crew. All of you West Coast girls rave over the See’s. Yum!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Kate, thanks for the kind words! We’re all really excited about the novellas. I hope folks love them!

      I got the DH the See’s nuts and chews assortment for Valentine’s Day. He really loved them! I told him he could return the favor. Hint, hint. We’ll see what happens next year. πŸ˜‰

  • bn100 says:

    anything chocolate

  • Shannon says:

    I’m allergic to chocolate. I loved it, especially Cadbury eggs, but it no longer loves me. This year I found that a local grocery store has white chocolate bunnies. I’ve already eaten one. Perhaps I’ll sneak another in my market basket tomorrow!

    Congrats on the release.

    Strange that Half-Moon Street came up, I was looking for a novella or a short story tonight and I found a Half-Moon story on my Kindle. Now that I’ve started, I just have to finish before bedtime. I’m enjoying it thoroughly.

    • Caren Crane says:

      Shannon, you will not be disappointed by Deb’s Half Moon House series! The first two books are wonderful and the novella is like a white chocolate Easter treat! πŸ˜€

      I hope you’ll check out the Ben Skrewd novellas. They are less allergy-inducing than regular chocolate, less filling than See’s nuts & chews and far more fun than Peeps!

      Enjoy your reading tonight and through the holiday!

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      I’m so glad you are enjoying the Half Moon House series, Shannon!

  • Marcy Shuler says:

    If I don’t do baskets for my teen sons, nobody has baskets. LOL I like jelly beans, just not the ‘spice’ ones. I also enjoy the Reese’s peanut butter eggs.

    I did the Ben treasure hunt yesterday. Some of them were really difficult to find!

    • Caren Crane says:

      Marcy, I’m so glad to hear you were on the hunt! I made mine pretty obvious, but some of the authors are much better with graphics and theirs were hard for me to find, too!

      I hope you enjoy all the novellas. Mine was tremendously fun for me to write, because most of my books have complicated family elements and things, but this one was far too short to be anything but a whirlwind romance! πŸ˜€

      You know, I’m such a sucker I did baskets for my kids until they were in college. I would probably still do them for the two still in college if they were ever home at Easter. Alas, I had to send one a Lindt chocolate bunny and take the other to The Chocolate Fetish instead!

      And I will still be friends with you even though you don’t like spiced jelly beans. Not just because you love Reese’s eggs, either, but because I’m non-judgy like that about candy. There’s plenty of choices so we can all play favorites! πŸ˜€

    • Deb Marlowe says:

      So glad you found all the Bens, Marcy! Good luck with the iPad mini!

      I thought mine was pretty easy…I did hear that Lori Handeland was extra sneaky with her Ben!

      πŸ™‚

  • Caren Crane says:

    Thanks for coming and chatting today, y’all. I hope you buy and read all the amazing Ben Skrewd novellas. Be sure to enter the Find Ben Skrewd contest for your chance to win the iPad mini, too! Drinking the last of the cab and finishing off the chocolate before heading to bed. πŸ˜€