Sunday, December 29, 2013

Author, author... Top Two's Post with the authors of Winter's Sweet Kiss Anthology ! all about it !!

Top Two Christmas Foods from our authors of Winter's Sweet Kiss
Michelle Ziegler, Terri Rochenski, Annabelle Blume, Lily Carlyle & Shaya Roy

Michelle Ziegler:
Homemade mashed potatoes and ham.  In that order too.  I love traditional.
Terri Rochenski:
Candied sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.  YUMMMMMMMMMMM

Annabelle Blume:
1.  Savory Mashed Potatoes - I don't care what they are on the side of, I love them!
     8 medium potatoes, peeled, boiled, and mashed
     1/2 cup milk
     1/2 cup sour cream
     8 oz. cream cheese
     1/4 chives, chopped
     1 tsp. salt
     1 tsp. white pepper
     When potatoes are mashed, mixed in salt, pepper, milk, sour cream and cream cheese until smooth.  Transfer into baking dish.  Top with chives.  Cover with tin foil and bake for 20-30 min at 325 deg.
2.  Cranberry Sauce - It's one of those foods you can lie to yourself about, claiming it's healthy.
     1 cup sugar
     1 cup water
     1 pkg fresh cranberries
     Simmer until cranberries burst.  Let cool.  Chill in ridge overnight.  VOILA!
Lily Carlyle:
Cookies!  Despite many years of taste tests (and the resulting pounds), I still haven't found my very favorite!  But if anyone has a good recipe for thick, iced sugar cut-out cookies, please share.  That's what I'm craving right now!
Eggnog.  I have to confess, I prefer the pasteurized kind you buy in the dairy section of the grocery store, not the homemade kind.  And amazingly (for those who know me), I like it alcohol-free.
Shaya Roy:
1)  Not technically a food, but a drink.  Apple cider.  It's tangy, sweet and has apples.  What's not to love?
2)  Gingerbread cookies.  They're so cute I almost can't bear to eat them.  Almost.
and now...    Winter's Sweet Kiss

Blurb:  When Wayne Edwards moves to town, Lillian Douglas experiences stirrings she thought were long dead.  Guilt ridden over betraying her deceased husband and the feelings Wayne inspires, Lillian reluctantly lets him in.  Secrets of the past  -  an old promise emerges, but will it threaten their forever?
MELT  By Shaya Roy

Blurb: Newlyweds in an arranged marriage, Naina and Dev go to the mountains of Shimla, India in search of snow. Unfortunately, they find fifteen inches more than they expected.

Being snowed in with her husband is not necessarily a bad thing. It gives Naina an excellent excuse to snuggle up to her deep, quiet man, but every time Dev spurns her, a little more of her heart drips away. Melting the ice around her husband’s heart before the snow outside does might take more pride than Naina’s ready to surrender.


Blurb: Angela is in love with someone she can never have--her best friend, Rebecca’s older brother.

Stranded in the bitter cold after a disastrous blind date with yet another company Christmas party looming, a standing offer from the boss’ nephew gets a little more appealing. Desperation. Not a good sign. Surely when Rebecca rescues her from the blinding snow, she can also convince Angela to just go to the party alone. She can always count on her best friend.

That is, as long as she never finds out about Angela’s secret crush.


Blurb:  Stella's got everything she needs in life:  a great job, a beautiful house, and her independence.  But on last minute trip to the local Christmas tree lot, she finds something, or rather someone, she desperately wants - Grayson.    An emergency trip to Target, an unexpected wreath, and a little Christmas magic make the season much brighter.

SANTA BEBE  By Lily Carlyle

Blurb:  Disillusioned by men and her belief that they see her only as an object, Bebe is determined to find a man with money.  Her geeky, but unfailingly kind, next-door neighbor James tries to convince her of the possibility of real love, even as she reveals to him the troubled childhood that made her so cynical about relationships.  When her mother dasher her hopes for a perfect Christmas, Bebe finds herself turning to James once again, and in the process, learning a lot about herself and the promise their relationship holds.
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Group Giveaway:  
$10 Amazon Gift Card &
paperback copy of Winter’s Sweet Kiss



  1. Krista - thank you for hosting us today!

  2. I hope you had a great Christmas holiday... and stuffed yourself!