Win a signed copy of Meter Made

Jack Meter, the private investigator in my SF mystery series The Jack Meter Case Files, loves to eat. Beside opera, it’s his favorite thing. Not only does he love to eat, but he loves to cook.

In his next adventure, Meter Destiny, Jack has settled into an apartment and has returned to his habit of cooking for comfort and thinking through cases. Jack is not a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy (unless it’s Chateaubriand with Mediterranean roasted potatoes): he likes fish, game, chicken, anything that tastes really good but that he can prepare in less than 45 minutes.

He’s running out of ideas, though, and he doesn’t have time to consult cookbooks to find new recipes. Ialysa, one of the Fates of Mythology, is missing, which is creating havoc on Earth; the telecarb he doesn’t have anymore is giving him twinges; and he thinks Isabel Giordani, his new and beautiful neighbour, may have him in her sights. Too much to think about, too little time.

So I’ve decided to run a recipe contest for Jack. The three best recipe authors (which Jack and I will choose) will receive a signed copy of Meter Made, the second book in the Jack Meter Case Files Series. I will also mention one of the three recipes, along with your name, in the next book after Meter Destiny, Meter Parents. Contest ends August 19th, 11:59pm EST.

What you do:

Submit a favorite recipe in the comments section, leaving your name or username and email address where I can reach you.


  • recipes must take no more than 45 minutes to prepare and cook
  • ethnic recipes are encouraged; the sky’s the limit
  • Jack likes fresh, so nothing out of a can if possible (he hates anything made with cans of soup or pouches, like hamburger helper — he’s watching his fat and salt intake)
  • meat (especially red) is not a must
  • no desserts, please. Jack doesn’t have a sweet tooth

Comments on the contest are also welcome. Good luck!

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7 thoughts on “Win a signed copy of Meter Made

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  4. aBookworm

    I’m not a cook, otherwise I’d have loved to enter this great giveaway. But since I’m not, I’ve done the next best thing and posted about this on my blog. I sure hope Jack finds lots of new recipes!

  5. Cheryl Swanson

    Interesting idea for a contest, Dom. Since Jack isn’t afraid to imbibe–how ’bout a drink recipe? Although, come to think of it, he’s more of a Scotch type of guy. Lots of luck, contenders. Meter Made is a fun read.
    Cheryl Swanson

  6. Karen H.

    Fast Nacho Meal
    1 bag or box round tortilla chips
    1 can refried beans
    1 jar salsa (mild to hot, your taste)
    shredded mozarella cheese
    shredded cheddar cheese or jack cheese
    sm can sliced jalapeno peppers
    sm can sliced black olives

    On a microwave safe platter or on a cookie sheet for 350 degree oven spread tortilla chips close together but not touching. Spread refried beans liberally over each chip. Spread salsa over the refried beans on each chip. Add sliced jalapenos to taste on chips to taste hot and place black olives on chips that you don’t want to taste hot. Then spread shredded jack or cheddar cheese liberally over each chip. Top with mozarella cheese and then add black olives on the top of each. Either place microwave platter in microwave for two to three minutes to melt cheese or place cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for five or so minutes until cheese is melted and chip toppings are heated through. Top with sour cream and/or guacamole. This was my children’s favorite quickie meal and they enjoyed all being involved in building the nachos. These are really good and make a satisfying meal as well as an appetizer.

  7. Cathie

    Here’s this for Jack. Adding cooked chicken or ham makes for an evening meal. (this is from the back of the bag and too has a site of Ore-Ida Recipes:
    Country Style Hash Brown Casserole

    – 1 package (26 oz.) Ore-Ida® Country Style or Southern Style Hash Browns thawed
    – 1 1/2 cups cojack or pepperjack cheese, shredded
    – 1 (10 1/2 oz.) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
    – 1 cup light or regular sour cream
    – 1/2 cup frozen Ore-Ida® Chopped Onions
    – 1/3 cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and diced, or 1 jar (2 oz.) chopped pimientos, drained
    – 1/2 teaspoon salt
    – 1 cup fresh French or Italian bread crumbs
    – 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
    -cooked chicken or ham (optonal)

    Heat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except bread crumbs and butter, mixing well. Spread into an ungreased 11 X 7-inch baking dish or 2-quart casserole. Toss bread crumbs with melted butter; arrange over casserole. Bake 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown and mixture is bubbly.

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