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Book Two in the Deadly Triad series by Nancy Kay

Book Two in the Deadly Triad series by Nancy Kay is now available on Amazon! This romantic suspense is filled with intrigue and plenty of twists to satisfy every reader. And the terrific thing is the books do not have to be read in order. Be sure to get you copy today.

A former Marine is captivated by an alluring widow until a sniper's bullet shatters the illusion his covert past is behind him.

Culinary herb gardener Ada Blaine lost her husband at a tender age. To survive she channeled a family tradition into a successful business. Former Marine Rich McConnell left behind a nasty divorce and traded a promising military career for a hardware store with no complications.
After Ada shows up at a Christmas Eve bash looking drop dead gorgeous, Rich finds his can't keep his hands off the elusive gardener, and his subtle charm weakens the wall around Ada's heart.
Then a sniper's bullet shatters a quiet spring morning. Rich fears his covert past has come back to haunt him,…

AHH YES, COMFORT FOOD From Sloane Taylor

AHH YES, COMFORT FOOD From Sloane Taylor

 This recipe makes one delicious sandwich that works great for lunch or dinner. Add a bowl of soup or crispy salad and a nice cold beer for a complete meal.

Revved Up Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

2 slices Italian bread 4 slices ham, cut thin slices mozzarella cheese, cut thin 2 slices tomato, cut thin Garlic powder NOT garlic salt ⅛ tsp. ground thyme 2 tbsp. butter 

 Preheat a heavy 8 - 10 inch skillet or griddle over medium-high heat.
 Spread the butter on the inside of each slice of bread. Sprinkle on a little garlic powder.
Grill bread buttered side down until lightly browned. Remove bread to cutting board. 
Reduce heat to medium.
 Lay one slice of cheese on toasted side of bread, then sprinkle on thyme.
Add ham and tomato.
Top with another slice of cheese.
Cover with the second slice of bread, butter the outside, and sprinkle on a little garlic powder.
 Place the buttered side of the sandwich in the pan and fry until the bottom slice i…



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The Latest from Anne Montgomery

Acclaimed journalist Anne Montgomery weaves her latest mystery/suspense novel around one of the most enduring cold case crimes in Arizona history.

Following in-depth research into the deadly 1995 cold-case derailment of an Amtrak train in the wilds of the Arizona desert, novelist Anne Montgomery penned the story of Jason Ramm, a broken former Special Forces sniper, and Kelly, the lonely pregnant teen who appears to be his salvation in the 2018 suspenseful mystery A Light in the Desert releasing November 6, 2018 from Treehouse Publishing Group.

Set in Hyder, Arizona, Montgomery’s A Light in the Desert details the crumbling world of a former soldier whose crimes assault his conscience and an isolated child who, in the guise of love, falls victim to abuse. Is Ramm her savior or something more insidious? Montgomery suffuses the tale with heartbreaking melancholy, both from the point of view of a rejected child who understands little of the outside world and the assassin who’s descending …


from C.D. Hersh

 A family friend provided us with this candy recipe and we have taken great pleasure in making and sharing it ever since. If you're an Ohioan then this chocolate delight is called BUCKEYES. Otherwise it is


2 cups peanut butter 1 lb. margarine at room temperature 2 tsp. vanilla 2½ to 3 lbs. powdered sugar Popsicle sticks, optional Mix peanut butter, margarine, and vanilla together.Add powdered sugar. 

Mix well. Form into balls. Insert sticks if you chose to use them.
Chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.


6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate bits 3 tbsp. paraffin (grated) Decorative candies/sprinkles, optional

Melt chocolate and paraffin in a double boiler. You may need more chocolate mixture to coat the balls than this recipe calls for.
Dip balls in chocolate and then candies/sprinkles. Place on waxed paper and allow to cool thoroughly.

Nibble on your new found treat while you take a peek at our paranormal series, The Turning Stone Chronicle…

Sale and Freebie from C.D. Hersh

The Turning Stone ChroniclesbyC.D. Hersh   Today we’re announcing that our series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles is being featured on Freebooksy. From October 14 -16, the first book in the series, The Promised One, will be offered freeand the second book of the series, Blood Brothers, will be available for 99¢October 14 - 20.

Now, while you think about that, we would like to share how our series came into existence and other interesting tidbits.
The catalyst for the series happened during a car trip, where we often plot stories to pass the time. We were reading road signs, brainstorming book ideas. We came up with several book ideas, but the one that caught our interest came from a road sign in New York State pointing to a place called Turning Stone. That idea just took off for us.

One question we’ve been asked is, if we were casting our stories with any movie star who would be our picks? Since our six-book series has three main characters that run through them all and a fourt…

Romantic Suspense from the incomparable Nancy Kay

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ This outstanding Romantic Suspense from the incomparable Nancy Kay is a definite must read. Book One is a stand alone story that lays the groundwork for the next two books. The characters are well rounded and natural. The romance is terrific and the suspense is gripping. Yes, this is the book to curl up with on a fall night.

A dead body...
A female suspect...
A detective on vacation.

 Can he separate duty from desire? Can she trust his mind-blowing kisses? Or will her unknown past end their future together?
When homicide detective Nick McGraw encounters upscale spa owner Cassi Burke standing over a dead body gripping a bloody knife, Nick's much-needed vacation slams to a halt. Instincts tell the seasoned officer she didn't kill the man at her feet, but he's duty bound to deliver her to local police never suspecting Cassi's brief moment of fame will make her a target.
Cassi denies involvem…

Janis Lane brings us her gardening tips for Fall

The green thumb of Janis Lane brings us her gardening tips.

Some plants will perform admirably in the summer but must be stored for winter. Dahlias are a great example. Although fairly expensive, they are certainly worth investing for their gorgeous blossoms, but the fat tubers must be dug and brought inside (cellar) for the winter. There are several ways to care for them, but important is to keep them relatively dry in storage. Perhaps wrapped in newspaper and tucked safety inside a paper bag and stored on an upper shelf away from the damp floor.

After digging, the large tuber may be separated for an abundance of new plants in the next year. Each piece should contain at least three ‘eyes.” Remove as much soil as possible before storing.

Plant out in the spring when all danger of frost has left. Dahlias are a large plant and, although bred for the cut flower market with strong stems, should be staked for protection from a destructive wind. Choices are endless from smal…

Lion About by Catherine Banks

Zodiac Shifters

A collection of books with an astrological spin on love. From Aries to Virgo… discover all-new tales of paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

Zodiac Shifters features New York Times, USA Today, and other bestselling authors. Each month expect new releases based upon the twelve astrology signs.

Lion About by Catherine Banks Release date: Sept. 4, 2018

Who Doesn’t Love Crunchie® Bars? by Sharon Ledwith

Who Doesn’t Love Crunchie® Bars? by Sharon Ledwith

 Those were my go-to chocolate bars when I was a kid, and I still love’em to this day. This angelic chocolate covered sponge toffee recipe will bring back memories of the good old days when a trip to the corner store armed only with a dollar bought more than just one candy bar. Create a batch for gifts or to add to the festivities, these melt-in-your-mouth treats will add life to any party.


1 cup white sugar 1 cup dark corn syrup 1 tbsp. vinegar 1 tbsp. baking soda 1 pound chocolate confectioner’s coating 

Candy thermometer

 Butter a 9x13 inch baking pan.

 In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine sugar, corn syrup, and vinegar.

Cook, stirring until sugar dissolves.

 Set candy thermometer in place, and heat, without stirring until temperature reaches 300° F (150° C).
Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.

 Pour into prepared pan. Do not spread. Allow to cool completely.

In the microwave (or…



The Revelation Chronicles is an exciting futuristic series written by the incomparable Chris Pavesic. Starter Zone, Book One, was applauded by readers and reviewers for it's unique storyline, creative characters, and intense action. The amazing story of Cami Malifux continues with Book Two and will not disappoint.

Escape from a world of darkness into a magical realm of limitless adventure. In Starter Zone, Cami kept herself and her younger sister Alby alive in a post-apocalyptic world, facing starvation, violence, and death on a daily basis. Caught by the military and forcefully inscribed, Cami manages to scam the system and they enter the Realms, a Virtual Reality world, as privileged Players rather than slaves. They experience a world of safety, plenty, and magical adventure. Now in Book Two magic, combat, gear scores, quests, and dungeons are all puzzles to be solved as Cami continues her epic quest to navigate the Realms and build a better life…

Six Tips to Revise Your Writing from C.D. Hersh

Six Tips to Revise Your Writing from C.D. Hersh

While we have been working in our (my wife’s) garden, between rainy days, cleaning up weeds, volunteer trees and leaves, we have been talking about cleaning up the two years’ worth of bird droppings and green mold from the railings and edges of our Trek decking. Our deck is a three-level beauty, designed by Catherine. The deck is a joy to sit on and a great place to entertain, but it’s a bear to clean. We have noticed the birds’ ‘gifts’ deposited on the railings and the mold creeping across the banisters, and meant to get out and take care of them, but other things got in the way. We got too busy, worked too hard, it got too hot to work on the deck, and we were just too lazy.

In retrospect, we should have paid more attention to what was happening, because we have let a minor job turn into a major one, once again. Oh, yes, we’ve faced this challenge before.
Last time we cleaned, we spent about five hours cleaning the railings and about …



So there we were, with a packet of strawberries threatening to go soft and the need for a recipe to make good use of them. None of the sauce recipes we found called for as many berries as we had.

And then we realized all the recipes could be reduced to proportions. In this case, the proportions were 1:1:2, meaning that as long as we used 1 part water, 1 part sugar, and 2 parts strawberries, we could adjust the quantities to achieve the result we wanted.

Once the sauce was made and we were eating vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce topping, we began to think of all the ways we use proportions in our writing. Here are two examples.

Book covers The Golden Ratio or Golden Mean is a mathematical concept that creates a symmetrical, eye-pleasing composition. Yes, we know—math! EEK! Thanks to web-based calculators, you don't actually have to do the calculations.

But understanding the idea that proper proportions are an important design eleme…