Thursday, January 31, 2013

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AFTER MIDNIGHT sale


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Can music heal a fractured soul? 
Or will it tear them apart forever? 

Thirteen years—that’s how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother’s life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar…

Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal—one that doesn’t include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won’t be easy, but he can’t get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.

Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?


GET IT NOW – Just $0.99! 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/11kD7JS (1/25 – 2/08) 
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

After Midnight for only .99


After Midnight is On Sale! 

Award winning contemporary romance, After Midnight, is on sale for the super low price of 99 cents


Can music heal a fractured soul? 
Or will it tear them apart forever? 

Thirteen years—that’s how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother’s life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar…

Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal—one that doesn’t include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won’t be easy, but he can’t get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.

Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?


GET IT NOW – Just $0.99! 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/11kD7JS (1/25 – 2/08) 
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/TNBRdL (1/25 – 2/08)
The Wild Rose Press: http://bit.ly/VohFcm (1/25 - 1/28) 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

After Midnight is On Sale!


After Midnight is On Sale! 

Award winning contemporary romance, After Midnight, is on sale for the super low price of 99 cents


Can music heal a fractured soul? 
Or will it tear them apart forever? 

Thirteen years—that’s how long Isabeau Montgomery has been living a lie. After an automobile accident took her mother’s life, Izzy hid herself away, surviving the only way she knew how. Now she is happy in her carefully reconstructed life. That is until he walks through the door of her bar…

Black Phoenix singer/front man Noah Clark came to Long Island City with a goal—one that doesn’t include an instant, electric attraction to the dark-haired beauty behind the bar. Coaxing her into his bed won’t be easy, but he can’t get her pale, haunted eyes nor her skill on the piano out of his head.

Can Noah help Isabeau overcome the past? Or will her need to protect her secret force her back into hiding and destroy their chance at happiness?

2012 Romance Through the Ages Award Winner ~ 1st Place Contemporary 
2012 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Finalist 
2012 Readers Favorite Award Finalist 
2011 Book of the Year Finalist ~ Long and Short Reviews 



GET IT TODAY – Just $0.99! 
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Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/TNBRdL (1/25 – 2/08)
The Wild Rose Press: http://bit.ly/VohFcm (1/25 - 1/28) 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Butternut Squash Risotto Recipe


Recipe

Butternut Squash Risotto

Prep Time:
 
 
Cook Time:
 
 
Difficulty:
 Easy
 
Servings:
8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 whole Butternut Squash, Peeled, Seeded, And Diced.
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper To Taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 whole Diced Onion
  • 1-1/2 cup Arborio Rice
  • 6 cups (approximately) Vegetable Or Chicken Broth (low Sodium)
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream (less If Desired)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Shavings (more For Serving)
  • Finely Minced Parsley, For Serving

Preparation Instructions

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add squash and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Cook for several minutes, turning gently with a spatula, until squash is deep golden brown and tender (but not falling apart.) Remove to a plate and set aside.
Heat broth in a saucepan over low heat. Keep warm.
Add 2 tablespoons butter to the same skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until translucent. Add Arborio rice and stir, cooking for 1 minute.
Reduce heat to low. In 1-cup increments, begin adding broth to the skillet, stirring to combine and gently stirring as the broth is absorbed. As soon as the liquid disappears, add in another cup to cup-and-a-half of broth. Continue this process, stirring gently as the broth incorporates and the rice starts to become tender. Add salt, pepper along the way.
Taste the rice after about 5 cups of broth have been absorbed and see what the consistency is. Add another 1 to 2 cups of broth as needed to get the rice to the right consistency: it should be tender with just a little bit of "bite" left to it.
When the rice is tender, add in the cooked squash and turmeric and stir it in gently. Add the cream and Parmesan shavings and stir until it's just combined. Taste and add more salt and pepper as needed.
Sprinkle minced parsley over the top and serve immediately!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stephanie's Bookshelf: Stephanie's Book Shelf GIVEAWAY: $25 Amazon or Bar...

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stephanie's Bookshelf

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Inspired Friday: gorgeous recipes (BERRY MOUSSE AND LEMON POPPY SEED CAKE VERRINES)


Berry Mousse - Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Verrines

Berry mousse - Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Verrines

Berry Mousse - Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Verrines

One year ago: Lemon Meringue Cake with Lemon Ice Cream.Two years ago: Birthday Girls and a chocolate cake.

Berry Mousse and Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Verrines:

Makes enough for ten to twelve 6 to 8 oz ramekins or glasses

For the cake:
1 1/2 cups (185gr) all purpose flour
1 cup (200gr) sugar
1 tablespoon (14gr) baking powder
1/4 (1.5gr) teaspoon salt
1/2 cup egg whites (about 3-4)
3/4 (175ml) cup milk
1/4 cup (62.5ml) lemon juice
grated zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon (9gr) poppy seeds
1 stick (113gr) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

For the strawberry mousse:
2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
1 tablespoon water
8 oz (210gr) strawberries, pureed
1/4 cup (50gr) sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup (6oz - 190ml) heavy cream

For the blackberry mousse:
2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
1 tablespoon water
8 oz (210gr) blackberries, pureed
1/4 cup (50gr) sugar
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3/4 cup (6oz - 190ml) heavy cream

Limoncello

Prepare the cake: preheat oven to 300F. In a large bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients for the cake. Set aside. In a separate medium bowl stir together the egg whites and the milk. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and slowly add in the egg white mixture while stirring with a whisk. Stir in the lemon juice, zest, the poppy seeds and the melted butter. Mix with a whisk until smooth. Line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper, lightly spray with cooking spray and pour in the batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool completely and cut out as many disks as you need to fit inside your ramekins or glasses.

Prepare the strawberry mousse: sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small bowl and set aside to bloom (soften).
In a medium saucepan set over medium heat, stir together the strawberries and sugar just until hot. Add the gelatin and stir until it is completely melted. Let cool to room temperature. In the meantime, whip the heavy cream to soft peaks. Once the strawberries are at the right temperature, carefully fold the whipped cream into the fruit base.

Prepare the blackberry mousse the same way.

Assemble the verrines: brush Limoncello on each of the cake pieces or rounds that are going to be used in the glasses. Place a cake round at the bottom of the glass, top with blackberry mousse, one cake round, strawberry mousse, one cake round, blackberry mousse. Finish with more wipped cream if desired (I added lemon zest to mine).


Source: http://www.tarteletteblog.com/2009/05/recipe-berry-mousse-and-lemon-poppy.html

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Steph's Book Shelf Thanks You

Steph's Book Shelf Thanks You with a new giveaway for a $25 gift card!


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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Inkk Birthday giveaway


Both of us share a birthday in Jan (Jan 2 & 19)! Celebrate with us and take part in our month long giveaway. We are both separately giving away 10 of our favorite things. So double your chances and enter both or our fabulous giveaways, and may the odds be ever in your favor! We will reveal our mystery items are as the month goes on, so come back and check out our prize updates !

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sunday, January 6, 2013

5 Stars: In the Barn

In the BarnIt has a premise that resembles that of a cheap porno, but the scenes are nonetheless very taboo and very hot! It's a very short story (be warned: only about half the file is the story... the other half is promotional goodies from the publisher, excerpts for Kitts's other works, etc.) of sexual discovery and awakening that packs a huge punch. Very arousing. I would not have paid $2.99 for it obviously, but this is a great free read.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

3 Stars: A Twisted Bard's Tale

A Twisted Bard's Tale (An Erotic Lesbian Short)
A great erotic spoof to ROMEO AND JULIET with f/f action that's arousing, sensual, and very very taboo. The scenes aren't remarkable--I won't be thinking of them tomorrow--and I found many historical and stylistic inaccuracies. For instance, Kitts mentions that Lady Capulet nursed Juliet when one of the very obvious facts of the play is that Juliet had a wet nurse. There are also phrases like "anon" thrown in for good measure, but they're ill-fitting for the story as a whole.