Monday, December 20, 2010

Kindle free read

Ok everyone, just ran across a free read in my email and i'm sharing.........

In order to save the world, a superhero-in-training must overcome not only her archenemy, but her fear of falling in love with the handsome detective who can help her.

Aphrodite's Kiss

Here's the link !!!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Samhain free read......

Don't know about you all but i love Lorelei James and her Rough Riders series......Well, i just ran across a Rough Riders Free Read.....

Hear ya go,

SLOW RIDE by Lorelei James

This one is available in many formats,

  •   Adobe Acrobat
• Adobe Acrobat for Sony

• eBook ETI-2



• Microsoft Reader

• Mobipocket/Kindle

• Rocketbook

FREEBIES.......get'em while you can.....

Hi there......have some freebies, of course for a limited time so get 'em while you can and enjoy !!

Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston. Free for limited time on Kindle
and Nook

My Christmas Wish by Ember Case free on Kindle
and Nook

Holiday Bound by Beth Kery free on Kindle
and Nook

The Dickens with Love by Josh Lanyon free on Kindle
and Nook

Snowy Night Seduction by Arianna Hart, free on Kindle
 and Nook

Weekend story......Kindness in the world !!

Hi everyone, 

I just have to share something that happened this weekend.  My spouse and I went out on Saturday night.  OK now that might be a normal thing for some but with 4 kids, we don't do that often.  So, kids were at grandma & grandpa's and we were headed out of town to find a theatre to watch Paranormal Activity 2.  Not every one's choice i know, but we like those kinds of movies.  Anyway, we end up finding a theatre playing that movie and it's a 7:05 show and it's 5ish so we decide to go out for dinner.  Outback is a favorite and we settle in at the bar, order drinks and an appetizer and our dinner.  Shortly after receiving our appetizer, a couple sits down next to us and the gentleman strikes up a conversation about the football game playing at the time.  He's a Michigan fan and us Michigan State fans, the men definitely had things to discuss.  The gentleman's spouse joins him and we really strike up some conversation, discussing our families and jobs, how we met and what we did in our spare time, including my writing.  We covered everything.  This couple was so nice and we wish now we had just simply asked their names, how foolish to let that one detail slip away.  We ate our dinner, delicious by the way, and finished our drinks but the wonderful couple had finished their drinks first and decided it was time for them to be going so we said our goodbyes and they left.  We then placed our credit card on the bar with the bill and the bar tender then tells us, "you're all set, the couple that just left paid your tab."  We were both in shock.  We had never met that couple before that night.  How unbelievably kind was that and how many people are there left in the world that do that sort of thing.  They were the kind of people we really hit it off with and would love to keep in touch, and of course repay the gesture in some way.  I did give the woman my blog address and email so i really do hope i hear from her.  We would love to at least thank them for that most generous gesture. 

Anybody every have something that nice happen to you?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Another New TMP Release !!


Another great Turquoise Morning Press Release........

Today !!!!!!!!!!

 This is their brand new release and i can't help but be just a little more excited than normal.   I have succeeded in getting my first story published and it is in this Anthology!

A collection of uplifting Christmas stories.  Inspiration, and unexpected gifts— Reminding us to simply...believe.

Second Hand Horses by Amy LeBlanc
Mall Magic by Cat Shaffer
Another Quirky Christmas by Tonya Kappes
Concourse Christmas by Margaret Ethridge
 Love in an Elevator by Krista Ames
 Fixing Christmas by Elizabeth Chalkley
 Angel on Board by Janet Eaves                                 
The Twelve Seductive Days of Christmas by Marissa Dobson

Available at the following locations: 
Turquoise Morning Press website (print only); Amazon and Distribution Channels; Amazon Kindle; Smashwords and Affiliates; Sony; Diesel; Apple; Barnes & Noble (print and Nook); Digibooks Café; 1PlaceforRomance and 1EroticaEbooks; All Romance Ebooks and Omnilit.

Please grab your copy today and let me know what you think.  There are some great authors in this Anthology and i am proud to be in such great company !!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

This Just Released...........

New from Turquoise Morning Press !!!!!

Just in time for Halloween........

A collection of eerie short stories, for Halloween or not! Some ghosts, a vampire, a witch-in-training, a little romance, and more....

8 amazing authors...

one great book !!

Get yours TODAY !!!!

Available now in e-book in these formats:

Multiformat ebook



Available in Print format November 2010

Tuesday's Recipe of the Day

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

Time continues to get away from me and it drives me crazy :)

Before i lose the whole month and in honor of the season, i am posting a yummy sounding recipe, another that my wonderful mother found!!

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake

1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

1 15-ounce can of pumpkin
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make the cake, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Pat the mixture into a lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan.

Prepare filling:

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together.

Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well.

Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

Thanks Mom, this sounds really good !!

Monday, October 4, 2010

OCTOBER ~ the colorful start of many things to come......

Where in the world does the time go?  October is my favorite month and Autumn is by far my favorite season.  The leaves have been turning in northern Michigan and its just breathtaking.  It's unfortunate that i can't remember where September went.  Before we know it, Winter will be here and I am so not ready for Christmas.  However, i am excited for December as i will be doing an interview with a fantastic author and a great friend, Renee Vincent.  She has graciously scheduled my blog in on her book tour for her newest release,  Mac Liam, Book 2 in her Emerald Isle Trilogy and i couldn't be more thrilled.  Mark your calendars for December 7th and i will send out reminders as we get closer.  Can't wait :)  To find out more about this great author, visit her website;  You can also find the link on the side bar of my home page under Authors.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Friday 56:

Nauti Boy by Lora Leigh


* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Post any sentence from that page (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog. (If you do not have your own blog) post it in the comments section of this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST

Ok, here we go,not reading this yet but next on my list as a re-read before i buy the newest ones. Excerpt from pge 56.

"Just a hug, Kelly-baby?"  He whispered the words, his lips quirking gently.  "I dream of your hugs, darlin', just as much as I dream of your kiss."

"It's real easy, baby," he crooned, his dark velvet voice washing over her.  "You just lift your arms and put them around my neck."

He let go of her hair, fingers curling around her wrists as he lifted her arms, urging them up until they curled around his neck. 

"Then you come up real close to me, so I can hug you back." 

His arms went around her, slowly, so slowly, pulling her against him until her head rested on his chest.

Yummy......i'd take one of those hugs for sure !!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursday's #2 Recipe of the Day :))

Better late than never i guess........i need to have more than 24 hours in a 24 hour day to get everything done!

OK, the last recipe for the week and a dessert.  I believe next week I'll forgo sweets and get down to the main dish !!

Pear Upside Down Cake

What You Need

3 fresh pears (1 lb.), peeled
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup Dried cranberries
 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
4 Eggs
1-1/4 cups Water
1/4 cup Oil
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

Make It

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

CUT pears lengthwise in half; remove cores, then cut pears lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange on bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. Mix sugar and spice; sprinkle over pears. Top with berries.

BEAT next 5 ingredients with mixer until well blended; pour over ingredients in pan.

BAKE 35 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool 10 min. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Place large platter over cake; invert cake onto platter. Gently remove pan. Cool cake slightly. Serve topped with COOL WHIP

Enjoy !
(Courtesy of Kraft Foods)

Thursday's Recipe of the Day :)

This recipe donated by my daughter!

Almond Mint Delight

1 bag crushed peppermint sticks
1 24 oz. pkg. Almond Bark
Wax Paper & Cookie Sheet

Melt Bark in Microwave until completely dissolved.  Mix in crushed peppermints.  Pour mixture onto wax paper placed on cookie sheet.  It will be thin.  Let sit til completely hard and break into small pieces.  Store in airtight container.

Enjoy !!

Tuesday's Recipe of the Day :)

Ok, since i was lost for a week or so and didn't post my normal Tuesday/Thursday recipes, i'll post 2 each this week to make up :)

Yummy Cherry Cake

1 can Cherry Pie filling
1 Lg. can crushed pineapple
1 box yellow cake mix
1/2 stick butter
chopped nuts

Spread pie filling in 9x13 pan, top with crushed pineapple, sprinkle dry cake mix over all and then chopped nuts if desired.  Drizzle with melted butter and bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes, until bubbly and light brown.


Tuesday's Recipe of the Day :)

Thanks to my mother :))

No Bake Cheesecake

You will need:

1 graham cracker crust or 12 mini graham cracker crust
1 (8oz) cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 (8oz) cool whip
1 can any fruit pie filling.

Mix- cream cheese and sugar and cool whip together - put in shells or shell and top with filling. Put in refrig. to let get cold.

Could it be any simpler?  Thanks Mom!

Enjoy !

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Friday 56(even tho it's saturday)

  The Trouble with Tomboys

                                 by Linda Kage


* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Post any sentence from that page (plus one or two others if you like) along with these instructions on your blog. (If you do not have your own blog) post it in the comments section of this blog.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

Not bothering to touch his luggage this morning,
she deserted him and made her way to the cockpit.
Behind her, the cargo doors shut and seconds later,
Grady slipped into the seat next to hers. A wave of
déjà vu hit. Hadn’t they already played this game
before? Uncomfortable silence. Awkward attempts at
conversation. Stolen glances.

Freebies for Kindle users !!

Morning everyone, just thought i'd post some freebies for anybody that loves their kindle......i personally don't have a kindle but i have kindle for blackberry so i still love the freebies. You can get kindle for PC as well for free. Not sure how long they'll be free at Amazon so get'em while they last !

Eternal Pleasure by Nina Bangs

Triple Exposure by Colleen Thompson

Divorced, Desperate & Dating by Christie Craig

The Accidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox

Crimson City by Liz Maverick

Enjoy !!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tuesday/Thursday Recipe of the Day :)

Hello there,

Thursday already? Where does the time go?

Just as promised, another recipe today. This recipe i got from a wonderful fellow member of the Wicked Writers Yahoo Group I belong to. The group link is listed under "Favorite Links" on my blog home page.

Pumpkin Bread

2/3 Cup Oil
3 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs - Well beaten
2 Cups or 1 15 oz Can Pumpkin

Beat the above 4 ingredients together until fluffly

2 teaspoons Baking Soda -- Dissolved in 2/3 Cups Hot Water

Add the Baking Soda water to the pumpkin mixture & stir til well blended.

Sift together (I don't actually sift but this is what the recipe says):

3 1/2 Cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Cloves
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture and stir until all is well blended together. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour. Pour into 2 greased regular size loaf pans or 4 greased small loaf pans. Do not fill the pans over half full.

This recipe sounds delicous, hope you all enjoy !!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday/Thursday Recipe of the Day :)

Sweets anybody?? Who doesn't like chocolate, or at least knows someone that likes chocolate? Well this recipe is very easy and doesn't warm your kitchen on a hot summer day, as alot of us have been having. Just hope you have some extra frig space :)

Chip's NO BAKE Fudge Oatmeal Cookies

2 c. sugar
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
1/2 - 1 c. peanut butter
1 t. vanilla
3 c. oatmeal

In large pan, combine sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and peanut butter til melted. Stir in Oats. Drop by teaspoonfull onto baking sheet(s), 2" apart. Refrigerate 1 hour. Store in refrigerator until gone.

Feel free to comment and share your opinion or thoughts!!


Sunday, August 1, 2010