The Jake Sullivan Series Media Guide

Author Chip Bell has just introduced a new Digital Media Guide for his Jake Sullivan Series. It contains a trove of information on all the Jake Sullivan novels through the spring of 2020 as well as other information, including links to two new songs written about the series: “Topical Crimes in Tropical Climes” by Eric Stone and “Trouble in Paradise: The Ballad of Jake Sullivan” by Donny Brewer, plus much more! The link for the Media Guide is: bit.ly/JakeSullivanMediaGuide

New Book from Chip Bell: “We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About”

The 13th edition of the Jake Sullivan Series, “We are the People Our Parents Warned Us About“, is now available at Amazon (paperback or kindle edition).

Summary from the author:

“Everything’s changed.” So says Jake Sullivan as he recalls his recent past.

Dealing with private and professional turmoil, Jake, and his best friend, Mike Lang, find themselves on the hunt in Key West, trying to unravel an assassination plot in this tropical paradise.

Only here could a high school reunion, a Vice-President Elect, and thousands of Parrotheads attending a Meeting Of The Minds, all play a part in their attempts to take down an evil mastermind.

And, only at the final confrontation, will Jake discover just how treacherous change has become.

August Bookshelf: SILVER GOODBYE by John H. Cunningham

August Bookshelf: SILVER GOODBYE by John H. Cunningham, a new Buck Reilly Adventure

Readers of the Buck Reilly Adventure Series have a new novel to pack for end of summer trips with the release of SILVER GOODBYE. John H. Cunningham’s seventh novel in the acclaimed series finds Buck living comfortably at the La Concha Hotel in Key West and staying out of trouble for once in his life. However, there’s a big BUT coming…

Buck discovers something shocking and sordid about his role model father, who appeared to everyone to have led an exemplary life as an Undersecretary of State with the State Department. The revelation sends Buck in search of answers to a thirty-year old family mystery and a cache of untold riches. As any good Buck Reilly Adventure would have it, there is always a beautiful woman, a treasure, and an enemy hell bent on making sure Buck doesn’t see the light of another day.

To make matters worse, Hurricane Irma is ripping a path of destruction through the Caribbean, forcing Buck to race against its descent onto the Keys to save the girl and find the buried stash before the storm surge washes it away.

SILVER GOODBYE will shake you at the start, stir you in the middle, and blow you away at the end.

SILVER GOODBYE is available on Amazon.

Chef Carlo Sernaglia talks about Margaritaville: The Cookbook

Concept Chef Carlo Sernaglia shares recipes from “Margaritaville: The Cookbook” that perfectly captures the Margaritaville state of mind.

Margaritaville conjures a vision of paradise and an invitation to kick back and enjoy good food with good friends. In the book, Chef Carlo shares his deep knowledge of Margaritville’s signature dishes along with his wide-ranging culinary inspirations. Acclaimed food writer Julia Turshen worked closely with Chef Carlo to create easy-to-prepare, do-it-yourself recipes. From breakfast, to a day at the beach, to cocktail hour and beyond, “MARGARITAVILLE: The Cookbook” has a recipe—and the story behind it—to suit a wide variety of tastes and occasions. Crowd-pleasers like the “Best Ever Chili” join upscale offerings like Lion Fish Carpaccio.

“Margaritaville is a laid-back state of mind and kickback and relax. Its escapism and what the doctor recommends for a healthy state of mind,” said Chef Carlo.

“We put together this wonderful cookbook, recipes of forty years of our recipes since the beginning from the first Margaritaville in Key West to what we are now as a brand with hotels and resorts,” said Chef Carlo. “There are different moments of Margarita life in this entire journey. We put together recipes that are simple easy to execute, stress-free and that you can enjoy with friends and family, have a great time and fun. That is the main ingredient here. The most important thing that you should not forget ever is relax. If you don’t relax then probably the recipe is not going to come out the right way.

New Book from Chip Bell: “Big Rig”

The 12th edition of the Jake Sullivan Series, “Big Rig“, is now available at Amazon (paperback or kindle edition).

Summary from the author: A seemingly innocent shipment is offloaded on the docks in Miami. Little do Jake Sullivan and Mike Lang realize that it is the beginning of their worst nightmare. Learning that nuclear weapons have been smuggled into the United States, Jake and Mike are charged by President Fletcher with finding them and the terrorists involved. Joined by an over-the-road trucker who has innocently become ensnared in the terrorists’ web, who provides Jake and Mike with vital information to aid them in their search, they follow lead after lead, some true and some false, ultimately finding themselves in the Arizona desert, where, aided by a scientist from Arizona State University, they unravel the nature of the true plot they face and race against time to stop an unspeakable calamity.

Margaritaville: The Cookbook coming May 2018

St. Martin’s Press and Margaritaville Holdings announced the publication of “MARGARITAVILLE: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes for a Taste of Paradise“, the first cookbook for the global lifestyle brand. Co-authored by Margaritaville concept chef Carlo Sernaglia and food writer Julia Turshen, the book features dishes that keep Margaritaville fans coming back for more – expertly translated into easy-to-prepare, do-it-yourself recipes. The book will be available in hardcover and e-book versions beginning May 1, 2018. Pre-order your copy now at Amazon.

The first official cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville features laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano Nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in Paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests (Coho Salmon in Lemongrass-Miso Broth, anyone?). With its combination of recipes, stories, and gorgeous full color food and lifestyle photographs throughout, it is sure to put you in a Margaritaville state of mind!

Margaritaville isn’t confined to single spot on the map — the recipes draw inspiration from around the world, from Jerk Chicken to Tuna Poke with Plantain Chips and Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya. And we’ve got you all covered, from family-friendly Aloha Hotdogs to drool-worthy Vegetarian Burgers.

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere and no vacation is complete without a cocktail―preferably a margarita, of course! Margaritaville: The Cookbook is loaded with drink recipes to inspire your blissful island cocktail hour―from Jimmy’s Perfect Margarita and Paradise Palomas to Cajun Bloody Mary’s and the quintessential Key West Coconut and Lime Frozen Margarita.

Lucy Buffett’s new cookbook “Gumbo Love”

Lucy Buffett, sister to Jimmy, and owner of LuLu’s destination restaurants in Gulf Shores and Destin, will be releasing her newest cookbook on May 9, “Gumbo Love” Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining and Savoring the Good Life“. The book is available at Amazon.com.

Since she was a young girl, Lucy Buffett has believed in the power of gumbo-the stirring, the transformation of the roux, the simple ingredients cooking up into something much better than just the sum of its parts. It’s only fitting that she signs her name with “Gumbo Love” and that she makes a living feeding people the most delicious, soul-satisfying food.

Her new cookbook, GUMBO LOVE, is a labor of love and includes recipes from all over the Gulf Coast. The dishes incorporate Caribbean, Cajun, Cuban, Mexican, Old Florida, and Creole influences. Lucy proves through her collection of recipes that the Gulf Coast has its own distinct flavors and traditions that make it a coastal destination year after year. And with some of the best seafood and produce the country has to offer, the Gulf Coast-beyond just New Orleans-has a vibrant cuisine and culture, making it a treasured culinary destination in its own right.

Lucy combines over one hundred new recipes with old favorites. She lives by her mother’s philosophy: “Life is short-eat dessert first,” so the very first chapter is filled with delectable sweets like Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries, Buttermilk Orange Chess Pie, and Salted Butterscotch Blondies.

Incorporating stories from Lucy’s childhood growing up in Mobile, Alabama, adventures traveling the seas as a cook, time spent working as a chef in New Orleans, and her philosophy of relaxation, gratitude, and seizing the day, this cookbook entertains and inspires as it serves up recipe after recipe, each tastier than the last.