News & Goodies from Callie Hutton

Hello Romance Lovers,

I hope you are all keeping safe in these difficult times. For those of you who must work and especially those on the front lines, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. My family is blessed since we have not been affected by the virus. My daughter is still employed, and my son is on furlough but qualified for unemployment.

He and his wife are home-schooling the Twinadoes. I took the boys on a “field trip” to the lake with a walk through the woods a few days ago. We had a fine time, and it was wonderful for them to be able to run around in wide open spaces.

For those stuck at home, I hope you consider reading some good books while stranded. I have a few suggestions to share, plus a fun family-friendly recipe for those looking for something new to try.

Something Totally Different Coming Soon

I’m excited to tell you about my very first cozy mystery that will release on May 12 in ebook form. The hardcover will release sometime in June, depending on how shipments are working at that time. The paperback will hit stores about six months from now. It is currently up for preorder. Here are quotes from advance readers:

  • “This book is a delight…A Study in Murder has clear echoes of Jane Austen, Agatha Christie and of course, Sherlock Holmes. You will love this book.” ~William Bernhardt, New York Times International Bestselling Author of the Ben Kincaid Series
  • “A one of a kind new series that’s packed with surprises.” ~Mary Ellen Hughes, National Bestselling Author of A Curio Killing.
  • "With a breezy style and alluring, low-keyed humor, Hutton crafts a charming mystery with a delightful, irrepressible sleuth." ~—Madeline Hunter, New York Times Bestselling Author of Never Deny a Duke

A mystery author is charged with murder--and the plot thickens faster than anyone can turn the pages--in USA Today bestselling author Callie Hutton's new series debut, perfect for fans of Rhys Bowen and Ellery Adams.

Bath, England, 1890. Mystery author Lady Amy Lovell receives an anonymous letter containing shocking news: her fiancé, Mr. Ronald St. Vincent, has been dabbling in something illegal, which causes her to promptly break their engagement.

Two evenings later, as Lady Amy awaits a visit from Lord William Wethington, fellow member of the Bath Mystery Book Club, her former fiancé makes an unexpected and most unwelcome appearance at her house. She promptly sends him to the library to cool his heels but later discovers the room seemingly empty--until she stumbles upon a dead Mr. St. Vincent with a knife in his chest.

Lord Wethington arrives to find Lady Amy screaming and sends for the police, but the Bobbies immediately assume that she is the killer. Desperate to clear her name, Lady Amy and Lord Wethington launch their own investigation--and stir up a hornet's nest of suspects, from the gardener who served time in prison for murder to a vengeful woman who was spurned by St. Vincent before he proposed to Lady Amy.

Can they close the book on the case before the real killer gets away with murder?

Coming May 12 ~ Reserve Your Copy Today

What to read next...

New Regency Romance

It’s been almost two years since beautiful shipping heiress Felicité Marielle Christiane Andrews set foot in New Orleans, where a Cajun bad boy stole her heart—and nearly her virtue. But when she finally returns, she does not expect to come face to face with the man she can’t forget—or to find him more captivating than ever.

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Want to read Kathleen Bittner Roth's terrific new release, FELICE, Book One in her Bayou Bad Boy trilogy? We're giving away a paperback edition (U.S. residents only) to one lucky winner.

Click the link below and follow Kathleen on BookBub. You'll automatically be entered for a chance to win. 

Giveaway closes 5/1/20. Winner notified via email.

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New Regency Romance

Lord Kendal Grant is a self-centered egotistical nightmare. He is also a solid gold genius when it comes to his music. But his muse has fled, and he is left fending off fools who would have him compose music just like Mozart. Kendal hates Mozart with the passion of a thousand fiery suns.

Mercy Wood has no time for bad boy egos, she simply needs to make enough money to pay the rent. Kendal Grant is just another wealthy musician with money to burn. If he wants his piano tuned every day, she will gladly take his coin. But when Kendal tries to stiff her with his payment, he quickly discovers he has met his match. She is Mercy in name only. She demands an extra payment. Her price a single kiss.

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Just released Regency Romance

Miss Athene Hartville must marry quickly, before her inheritance runs out. When her flirtatious chaperone secures an invitation to spend the week with an eccentric duke and his guests, Athene’s hopes of finding a rich husband soar. Until, that is, her childhood nemesis Viscount Rushbourne, arrives. He threatens to trample her ambitions into the dust.

Struggling to manage his ailing father, a maverick younger brother, and an unwieldy earldom, Rushbourne’s reunion with the fiery Athene is a welcome distraction. Then he uncovers a conspiracy against him that could lead to his total ruin.

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Baked Flautas

These oven-baked treats are great for a snack or a meal. Similar to taquitos, you can make with corn or flour tortillas. Have fun creating different flavor combinations by adding taco meat or shredded chicken.


2 green onions
1 1/2 cups refried beans, Homemade Refried Beans or vegetarian canned refried beans
1/4 cup salsa, plus more to serve
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
14 6-inch flour or corn tortillas*
2 tablespoons olive oil, for brushing
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, for sprinkling


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Thinly slice the green onions.

If you’re using canned refried beans, take a taste and determine whether they’re well seasoned. If not, add a few pinches of kosher salt and cumin. If you’re using our Homemade Refried Beans, they’ll be perfectly seasoned and you can skip this step.

In a large bowl, mix together the green onion, refried beans, salsa, chili powder, and shredded cheese.

Optional step: If you’re using 100% corn tortillas, you may want to pan fry each one in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil (or without in a dry pan) to prevent cracking and help them be easier to work with. Every tortilla brand is different, so if your tortillas seem brittle it’s helpful to heat them before rolling. You can do this with corn tortillas too!

Lay a tortilla on a work surface. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the bean mixture in a dollop onto the bottom half of the tortilla. Be careful not to use too much! Tightly roll the tortilla from the bottom (the filling will spread out and hold the tortilla together). Place the flauta seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.

When the flautas are assembled, brush the tops with oil and sprinkle them with a bit of salt. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until crisp and browned. Some of the beans will come out the ends of the rolls, which is expected (enough filling will remain to perfectly flavor them!).


The fillings can spill out when baking to use parchment paper for easy cleanup.

6-inch tortillas were used for flautas in the photo but you can use any size.

Serve with guacamole, sour cream, or salsa.

Make extras to freeze for later. Cool to room temp then freeze. Reheat at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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Callie Hutton