Showing posts from July, 2015

Rekkus is Back

Shifting Hearts
Book 1 in the Wiccan Haus Series By Dominique Eastwick Decadent Publishing Release date July 31st 2015 Heat Level 4 Isbn 978-1-61333-841-4 ASIN: B011T3M5OA

The last of his kind… Rekkus is the last of the great Black Tiger weres, and he’s happy to stay that way. Working as head of security for the Wiccan Haus, a magical spa for inner healing, he has enough danger to keep him busy. Unfortunately, the Fates are not content with him being comfortable.
Alone and discouraged… Dana has walked away from everything—her fiancé, family, job, and apartment. A stay at the Wiccan Haus may be the only way she can move on. But what she finds isn’t what she expects, nor is it what she thought she’d been seeking. If they can open themselves up they might discover that being together can be better than being alone and learn that passion can burn in those who least expect it.

Meet the unusual residents of the Wiccan Haus. The staff can get a little hairy, and not all of the guests eat what’s serv…

Recipe Wednesday with Emma Lane

Creative author Emma Lane is here to share her latest culinary creation that can be served hot or cold and her new Regency release. The kitchen is all yours, Emma. This recipe is only a guideline for making a delicious lunch or main dish during harvest time when fresh vegetables are available. The list of vegetables is easily amendable to whatever your harvest brings. (Not beets!) Be sure to add nurturing bread like corn bread or crackers for a more substantial meal. (Okay, I used corn chex mix, but that was an emergency) A green salad is always a welcome addition.

1 diced onion (not mild and NOT garlic.)
½ diced green pepper (sweet)
2 chopped celery stalks (all sand removed)
 1 fat carrot peeled
and chopped Corn kernels (1-2 ears fresh)
1 can diced tomato or 1 lg. chopped fresh
1½ cups fresh green beans chopped (strings removed) 1 can Campbell’s Chicken and Rice soup
or 1 cup soup stock,
beef or chicken ½ pound hamburger (I use ground chuck) or left over 1 cup…

150 Years of ALICE by Chris Pavesic

150 Years of ALICE by Chris Pavesic

2015 marks the 150th Publication Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The story itself originates in 1862 when a girl named Alice Liddell and her two sisters rowed from Folly Bridge, Oxford, to Godstow with Lewis Carroll (Charles Dodgson) and his clerical friend, Robinson Duckworth. During this journey the girls were told the first version of the story to keep them entertained. Later the work was expanded and published in the version we now know and love.

For me, the character of Alice has always been a remarkable one in childhood literature. She displays an inner strength in every situation, no matter how bizarre it may be (and in Wonderland the situations are never normal!). In an interview for ScreenCrave, Tim Burton explains his attraction to the character of Alice:
It’s a story about somebody using this kind of imagery and this kind of world to figure out problems and things in their own life, and what’s fantasy and reality and …

Aye I love me some Sabrina York Highlanders

Laird of her Heart: Book One in the Dundragon Trilogy by Sabrina York
When Maggie Spencer is mysteriously transported to the Scotland of her ancestors, she is stunned to come face to face with him. Dominic Dundragon, the man she’s been half in love with her whole life. A man who’s been dead for 700 years.

 They both have enemies aplenty. Will she have a chance to win his love, or will this adventure end in disaster?  

 Maggie yelped as, without warning, the burly warrior named Declan whipped her up into his arms and tossed her over his shoulder. To her horror, she lost the hold on her locket.

 “Wait,” she cried. She wriggled to get free, but his grip was too hard. When she pummeled his back with her fists as he strode from the circle of stones, he chuckled. The beast. But to be fair, he was so large, it would have felt like a kitten batting him. “Put me down.”

 “I willna,” he said. “The Mackintosh will decide how you die.”

 All right. That shut her up. For a minute. “Die? Why do I ne…

New Release Soul Solutions By Katherine McIntyre

Soul Solution

By Katherine McIntyre An Adaptation of String of Pearls by Hans Christian Andersen
For Erik Anderson, the Copenhagen line is his curse. He takes the train every night en route to collect souls. Like any lovelorn fool, he bargained his own long ago, and now pays the price—a lifetime of loneliness as a grim reaper.  Stay distant—that’s been his mantra and what keeps him sane. Until Mina Castner drops into his life like a whirlwind, one spilled drink leading to staying up until dawn with the woman. He believed one night couldn’t hurt, but he sorely underestimated her determination. Every encounter between them is a reprieve from the guilt of reaping souls every night, but it can’t last. Even if she sparks long buried feelings, and even if her sheer presence intoxicates him, he can’t let this continue. For humans, his touch is poison, and if he slips up, it could cost her life.

The whole date thing had been a bad idea. She rounded a corner, stepping onto the street where …

The SkyHorse–New Release for HL Carpenter

from HL Carpenter

 We wish we could say Gramma shared the recipe for this scrumptious dessert with us while we were writing The SkyHorse. After all, what better way for her granddaughter, Tovi, to stay cool on a sweltering summer day while tending a horse hatched from an egg? But we must admit the sweet treat was around long before The SkyHorse trotted into our lives.

 If you like to have dessert on hand for those daily ice cream cravings guests, this cake keeps well in the freezer. It’s expandable, too. Just use a bigger pan, more ice cream and extra whipped topping. When it comes to ice cream, more is better, right?

No Bake Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

What you’ll need:
One package (12 bars) of ice cream sandwiches
One container (8 ounces or larger) of whipped topping (or make your own with a pint of whipping cream and 3 tablespoons of sugar)
Garnish of your choice: Sprinkles; chopped nuts; caramel, chocolate or other syrup
Glass or plastic pan with a lid

Directions: Arrange six ice cream b…

New Release Monday by Vala Kaye

by Vala Kaye

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

 Not all the people you meet during your teen years will become your BFFs, but if you’re very fortunate, one or two might always be with you to share the ups and downs that happen to us as we go through life.

 I have two “lifetime” friends. One I met in junior high and the other in high school. One is similar to me in temperament, while the other couldn’t be more different. We’ve shared school experiences; engagements, marriages and divorces; the birth of children; and the deaths of grandparents, parents and siblings.

 Those are the big things, the huge emotional highs and lows that only time and the love and caring of true friends can help see you through. But we’ve also always been there for one another through the smaller things in life, everything from movie nights and mid-terms to concerts and cooking disasters. 

When I was working on my YA …

Coming Soon Spencer's Chance

Discovering what you thought you wanted is everything and nothing you expected.
COMING SOON Book 4 in the Sherman Series.

Character Interview with Melissa Keir

Please welcome Melissa Keir to Character Interview Thursday

Thank you for coming to chat with us today. Why do you think Melissa Keir choose you to represent her/him? Thank you Dominique for having us today. I’ve brought both Keira and Rob Matthews from my story Crash and Burn in Crashing into Love. I’ll let them share with you.
Rob: Since our second honeymoon, we hardly spend time apart. It’s like we’ve only just married. Keira: I think Melissa had to tell our story. Too often marriages fall apart and she’s trying to give everyone a second chance at a happily ever after. Rob: She picked me because I remind her of Mr. Keir. Not in the way I act, but in the way I look. *wink*
Tell us a little about yourself? Rob: I thought Keira was a spoiled little girl when we first took off for our trip. She even brought her little white dog with us on the trip…aka. Paris Hilton. Keira: You’ve mentioned that a million times, Rob. Let me share what I thought of you…I thought Rob was cold and uncaring. He …

South African Wednesday Recipes with Inge Saunders

Recipe: Melkkos (Milk-food), My Winter Staple.

South Africa has a lot of traditional dishes that we eat during the cold winter months, from spicy Breyanni with its Malaysian influence, to Melkkos which originates from Dutch settlers in the Cape of Good Hope.
Today I’m sharing my personal favorite, Melkkos.
This recipe is super quick and easy- 13 minutes to be exact. Prep time’s about 5 minutes and cooking 8.
For this fun & hearty meal you’ll need 2 liters of milk, 300 ml cake flour, 5ml salt, 15ml margarine or 15ml butter and cinnamon sugar.
Now for the cool part where I mess with my fingers in flour *grin*
Sift the flour and salt together, and then rub in margarine/butter until it’s a fine crumbled texture.  
Now bring milk to a boil on stove. Add your flour mixture while stirring (that’s important!). It will form lumps, but keep stirring well.
When the mixture thickens and starts making ‘bubbles’, it’s done!
You serve the dish with cinnamon sugar on top. This makes a deli…