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By mycupoftea press, Nov 28 2017 07:32PM

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Friends Reunited.

When Lottie finds out that Vere, a house mate from university is writing an autobiography, she and her friends begin to panic. What if he reveals what happened before their finals in Liverpool, thirteen years before? The friends are reunited in their quest to find Vere, now a cult rock star, in an attempt to influence him to keep quiet. But the search reveals more secrets and soon old passions are reignited...

By mycupoftea press, Nov 21 2017 09:11PM

This heartwarming, funny book is FREE on 24/11/17 for one day only.

This is out free gift to you to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Chloe Charlesworth thinks she has her future all worked out. She is going to be a fashion journalist at a well known fashion magazine. But when her aunt breaks her leg, she is asked to go and check up on her, and her businesses. Her aunt runs a trekking centre and cafe in North Yorkshire in a seaside town called Rum Cove. Chloe loahes the country and thinks that she will simply pop in and check that everything is ok. She hopes to dash back and spend Christmas with her boyfriend in London. Little does she know that fate has other plans for her ...

By mycupoftea press, Nov 11 2017 07:19PM

It's nearly Christmas and it is sensible to get some preparations done early. These will freeze very nicely.

Add a splash of scotch to the mincemeat for that Contraband Cafe 'je ne sais quoi!'

Why not read with Christmas at the Contraband Cafe to get you in the spirit for Christmas. Follow link to download:


1 large jar mincemeat (about 600g)

2 satsumas, segmented

1 apple

, finely chopped

zest 1 lemon

little icing sugar, for dusting

For the pastry

375g plain flour

260g unsalted butter, softened

125g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1 large egg

, plus 1 beaten egg for glazing


Place the flour and butter in a bowl and rub together to a crumb consistency. Add the sugar and the egg, and mix together. Tip out onto a lightly floured surface and fold until the pastry comes together, be careful not to over mix. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 10 mins.

Scoop the mincemeat into a bowl and add the satsumas, apple and zest.

Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Roll out the pastry to 3mm thick. Using a round cutter (about 10cm), cut out 16 bases and place them into muffin trays. Put 11⁄2 tbsp mincemeat mixture into each. Brush the edge of each pie with a little beaten egg. Re-roll out the pastry to cut 7cm lids and press them on top to seal. Glaze with the rest of the egg, sprinkle with caster sugar, then make a small cut in the tops.

Bake mince pies for 15-20 mins until golden brown. Leave to cool before releasing them from the muffin trays and dusting with icing sugar. Serve.

By mycupoftea press, Nov 5 2017 12:07PM

Get a free ARC of Christmas at the Contraband Cafe. SImply sign up to the website using the CONTACT tab.

This is a great, feel good Christmas story, with a great cast of eccentric locals, set in North Yorkshire.

We hope you enjoy it !

Offer closes by 15/11/17!

By mycupoftea press, Nov 4 2017 11:18AM

A sparkling, lively read to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Chloe Charlesworth is about the land the job of a lifetime when she has to go on a mercy dash to Rum Cove where her aunt runs The Contraband Cafe and Trekking Centre. Her aunt has a broken leg and Chloe thinks she'll be popping in the North Yorkshire village to check on her and make sure her horses and farm are looked after. It is very inconvenient so close to Christmas but she'll be back in London before she knows it. However, fate has other plans in store for her...

With a great cast of locals, a great Christmas read!

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