Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with HALLOWED EVE Author Suza Kates #Contemporary #Romantic #Suspense #recipe ~ EYEBALL COOKIES

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her favorite recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors. Introducing author, SUZA KATES, and her favorite Halloween recipe for EYEBALL COOKIES!!


Contemporary Romantic Suspense


Something terrible happened in Pine Creek.

Eve Taylor must return home for her grandmother’s funeral but has every intention of making it a short visit. Too many memories live in the small town where she grew up, memories of a Halloween best forgotten.

Trey Rainwater has been waiting for Eve. He knows she’ll be staying for longer than she’d planned and has every intention of making sure she does. He has a promise to keep.

Eve and Trey find themselves thrown into a deadly combination of riddles, murder, and a love that won’t be denied. As the moon hovers in the October sky and Halloween grows closer, Eve must fight her own personal demons while learning to trust the man who protects her.

The past has come back to life, and a killer is stalking the small town of Pine Creek. He’s waiting for his Hallowed Eve.

Contemporary Romantic Suspense


A glance at the cooking supplies she’d picked up renewed her fortitude. She would be quick about it. In and out like a flash. Decision made, Eve put her hand on the knob without looking, felt the glass under her clammy flesh and turned it with a jerk, shoving the door open before her mind could change.

The emptiness of the cellar opened below her in silent invitation. She slapped her hand on the switch to illuminate the room and took one timid step at a time, trying to imagine the smell of freshly baked chocolate as encouragement.

Chilly air enveloped her in an unwelcome grasp making her arm hairs stand on end. One lonely bulb hung by a wire, struggling to light the room, and she knew it was likely a mistake to venture down the old wooden stairs, each step creaking in protest.

Or in warning, depending on one’s perspective.

Both tennis shoes finally found purchase on the floor, and Eve took a moment to inspect her surroundings. Not much had changed over the years. Her grandmother still kept Woolite on the shelf above the washer, but the machine itself was a modern, energy saving brand and boasted a shiny, sea-green exterior that matched the sleek dryer beside it.

Eve smiled at her grandmother’s splash of color in the musty work space and was encouraged by the elderly woman’s use of the subterranean room. If Nan could come down often enough to do laundry, Eve would find enough spine to last a few minutes.

Rolling her shoulders as if preparing for battle, she took a step toward the shelving unit, but her muscles froze, and the smile slipped from her face.

The evil had found her after all.

Meet Author Suza Kates…

Suza Kates is the Amazon bestselling author of The Savannah Coven Series as well as other suspense and paranormal romance books. She has a thing for magick, danger, characters you’d love to hang out with, and love stories that spice it all up. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and Novelists, Inc. and has written fifteen novels with the help of lighted candles and full coffee mugs, all color-themed for each book. (And apparently, she’s a little superstitious.)

Suza currently lives in the German countryside with her husband and two fierce attack cats–at least until a tractor drives by.


Links to Suza’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PcuVw0

I hope you enjoy the recipe Suza is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!


P.S. We’re at 439 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right-hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.




  • 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped, divided
  • 20 to 25 vanilla wafers
  • Paste food coloring
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Red liquid food coloring


  • In a microwave, melt 4 ounces of white chocolate; stir until smooth. Dip vanilla wafers in melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until set.
  • Melt remaining white chocolate; stir until smooth. Tint as desired. Spread a small amount onto the center of each cookie; place a chocolate chip in the center.
  • For bloodshot eyes, use a toothpick dipped in red food coloring to draw lines from circles to outer edges of wafers. Chill until set. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 36 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.  

[Originally published as Eyeball Cookies in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006]


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Suza is giving away an ebook copy of HALLOWED EVE to two lucky readers who comment on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog. Good luck!

Thanks, Suza, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

33 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with HALLOWED EVE Author Suza Kates #Contemporary #Romantic #Suspense #recipe ~ EYEBALL COOKIES”

  1. Good morning, Suza, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Loved both your excerpt and your recipe! I loved the wonderful detail from your excerpt. You raised goosebumps on my arms. Thanks for sharing your book with us today!

    1. Hope you enjoy the eyeballs, Apryl! (Never thought I’d say that) : ) Thanks so much and have a great Halloween!

  2. Suza Kates is one of my favorite authors and this stand alone book is a must read at Halloween. I reread it every year. Rarely am I surprised by endings anymore after reading so many books but this one got me. I didn’t see it coming.

  3. I’ve read a couple of Suza’s books, she’s fantastic. This new book- Hallowed Eve looks exciting too! Love the eyeball cookies, fits in perfectly with my warped sense of humor… lol…

  4. The blurb and excerpt I found intriguing! They also gave me goosebumps… I loved what I read! The Eyeball cookies are fun looking and sound delish! Thanks for sharing Suza!

    You did it again, Karen. Thanks for introducing another author new to me!

    1. Hi, Judy, and thanks so much! I hope the eyeballs are as good as they look. No, wait. ; ) Hope they taste better! Hope you have a wonderful October!

  5. Congratulations to Kathleen Bylsma and Judy Tulloch! Ladies, please email me with your preferred e-reader and an email where I can send your ebook. And thanks to everyone for stopping by to comment! ~~Suza

    1. Suza!

      Thank you!
      I just saw this earlier, but can’t find an email address for you to email you the info.

      I tried contacting you on your blog but it keeps saying an error occurred. I’d rather not make my email address public on here. I’m open for suggestions! lol

      I use a Kindle Paperwhite, Mobi file.

  6. The book looks great! I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for sharing an excerpt (and the cookie recipe)!

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