Author Amelia Grey has compiled a collection of stories shared by romance authors we all know and read, including me. She asked us to share the story of how we met and fell in love with our spouses. Some of the stories are inspiring, some humorous, and some heartwarming. It's a fun collection. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
Happy reading. Remember to join me in chat Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00 PM Eastern Time atMo's Book Buzzon Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Once the chat room loads, type in a user name (password not needed) and select Mo's Book Buzz room from the drop-down menu.
Deb Stover will discuss the Kindle release of her award-winning 1996 time-travel, A Willing Spirit,and the forthcomingSome Like it Hotter ("Dirty Harry Meets Scarlett O'Hara")with readers atMo's Book Buzzon Wednesday, January 26th at 9:00 PM Eastern time. Once the chat room loads, type in a user name (password not needed) and select Mo's Book Buzz room from the drop-down menu.
One lucky reader will get to choose between a door prize of either the Kindle edition or the original mass market release of A Willing Spirit. See you there!
Please help us fight online book theft. Scanning, uploading, sharing books without the specific consent of the copyright owner--that means the AUTHOR, in most cases--is blatantly illegal. When a book is published, the author grants the publisher specific rights to publish. Those are limited to certain markets and formats. When an individual or company makes an illegal copy and shares it with the world--Torrent or whatever--that person and that company are both committing a crime. Furthermore, every individual who downloads and/or uploads and/or shares that illegal copy is also committing a crime.
Most people I know would never consider buying or selling a stolen car. Yet many don't think twice about downloading or uploading stolen books, music, software, or movies on the Internet.
It's all stolen property, whether it's a Rolls Royce or a Romance Novel. Stolen is stolen...
Most authors can't afford to work for free. Can you? How would you feel if you went to work every day, did a good job, and found out a lot of your hours were for naught? They were "stolen" by individuals who believed they had a right to your time and effort simply because it was there and they could...?
Think about it.
If you want your favorite authors to keep writing, please help stop this madness. Thank you.
I chatted up the meal I am preparing on Facebook, and several people asked for my dessert recipe. I can't remember where I found this recipe, but I always make a few changes as I go to make it mine anyway. My apologies to the originator.
Hoppin' John (Black-eyed peas for good luck, you know)
Beef roast with garlic and onions
Cabbage wedges braising in the drippings left by the roast
baked potatoes for one person, another gets quinoa
I forgot to put the sourdough bread in the bread machine, but it was in the plans. I think the Mimosas made me forget. :)
Having grown up in Kansas, I'm not familiar with Meyer Lemons, but now I am! Yummy.
Meyer Lemon Cake
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup canola oil (I replaced this with 2 sticks of melted butter for personal preference)
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated Meyer lemon zest, divided
3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract, divided
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and grease a tube pan. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl.
2. In a large bowl, beat eggs together with sugar until combined. Beat in 1 cup of oil, 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1 teaspoon zest, and 2 teaspoons vanilla until well blended.
3. Gradually beat in flour mixture then beat in sour cream. Pour batter into tube pan and bake 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cake rest 15 minutes before inverting and frosting.
4. To make frosting, beat butter, cream cheese, remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoon zest and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended. Frost cake when fully cooled and store in refrigerator.
After declaring her candidacy for President at age four, Deb Stover veered off course to play Lois Lane for a number of years. After she refused to blow Clark Kent's cover, she turned her attention to her own Real American Hero and married him. Considering her experience with Heroes, redirecting her passion for writing toward Romance Novels seemed a natural progression. Since publication of Shades of Rose in 1995, Stover has received dozens of awards for her work, which includes over twenty titles in a variety of languages and formats. For more information, please visit www.debstover.com.