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First I want to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my twinkies! They turn nine today. It’s amazing how fast those nine years have flown by. *wipes a tear* They grow up so fast, don’t they!

Today, I’m sharing my favorite foods. In honor of my babies, my first one is going to be:

1)      Birthday Cake!!!! Yes, we will be sampling some of the tasty treat this afternoon. I’m a cake fan regardless, but there is something about birthday cake this is especially yummy. I’m a fan of both whipped cream and buttercream frosting.

2)      Chicken Crescents. My kids have asked for these as their birthday meal, and I always take these with me to a party. They are always a hit, and actually pretty easy to make. You mix baked chicken, cream cheese, a little chicken broth with a teaspoon of sage. Take a dollop of that and place it in an unrolled crescent roll. Fold it up, dip it in butter, dip it in breading, bake it and viola, an awesome chicken crescent!

3)      Hotdogs. Not any ordinary hot dog will do. In fact, when I moved from my hometown to where I’m living now, it took me almost eight years to find a hole-in-wall diner that made a hotdog that lived up to my expectations. I’m picky. The slaw has to be perfect or it ruins the hotdog for me. My favorite is my mom’s slaw, which I have, thankfully, been able to replicate. My kids love it too!

4)      Boscaiola. We have this amazing Italian restaurant here. The owners actually speak Italian and are from Italy, so it’s pretty authentic. Boscailo is my favorite on their menu. Honestly, once I tasted that, I’ve never tried anything else. LOL. The dish has prosciutto and peas in a pink sauce. It’s delish!

5)      Steak. Especially rib-eye. However, I love red-meat. Don’t get to eat it as often as I’d like, but I enjoy it when I do. It has to be medium-rare and seasoned.

6)      Peas and Rice. When I was growing up, my grandma made snap peas and rice. My mom has tried for years to make it like grandma does, but has never been able to touch hers. I haven’t had it in a very long time. My grandma is 87 and doesn’t really cook anymore. But last year at our family reunion, I was in the food line and I looked down and saw it. It was almost completely gone and all I got was one measly spoonful, but it was the best spoonful EVER! I made sure to give my grandma a kiss and hearty thanks afterwards!

7)      Smothered Chicken. I love my mom’s cooking, and we still have family dinner every other Sunday. I always look forward to those meals. She makes a baked chicken breast smothered with mozzarella cheese and mushroom that is to die for!

8)      My Dad’s Corn. I have absolutely no idea what is in this. Over the last couple of years, my dad has started trying his hand in the kitchen. And, let me tell you, he’s pretty dang good at it! But my favorite of his is his kernelled corn. He puts cornstarch or something in it so there is these little chunks of breading with the corn and seasons the corn with…I have no idea. But it is one of those side foods I go back for seconds.

9)      Heather’s Roast. Heather is my roommate and she makes this KILLER roast in the crock pot. She puts the roast, baby carrots and potatoes in the pot and then douses it with Catalina dressing and lets it slow cook all day.  It melts in your mouth.

10)   Ribs. And this is all mine. I’m not the best cook, but there are a few foods that I knock out of the park. Ribs are one of them. It’s time-consuming, so I only make them about once a year, but I have the recipe down to perfection. Once I’m done, the meat is hanging off the bone. Hmm. Since it’s finally warming up, I may need to throw a rack on the grill.

And now that I’ve made myself insanely hungry, what are your favorite foods?

Thank you so much for having me on My Book Addiction and More today!

You are so welcome, Abby and thanks for stopping by!

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Abby Niles has always loved to read. After having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. She didn’t plan for writing to become an obsession, but it did. Today, she juggles work, home life, and writing. It’s not always easy, but hey, who said life was easy?

When Abby’s not writing, you can find her playing ‘Just Dance’ with her kids or trying to catch up on her never-ending to-be-read list. She also loves Zumba, and refuses to admit she looks more like Animal doing his Muppet flail than a sensual Latin dancer.

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Extreme Love

New body. New clothes. New men.

Used to the average Joe, Caitlyn Moore is overwhelmed when the supremely masculine Dante Jones walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. At first she pushes him away, refusing to encourage the attention of a cage fighter. Then she learns Dante has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation. What better way to fine-tune her non-existent flirting skills than with a male who won’t stick around? But Dante has no intention of being a practice dummy; he’s out for all or nothing. Now Caitlyn must accept Dante—violent career and all—or let him go.

Dante “Inferno” Jones has one goal: win the Welterweight Championship. At a time when focus is crucial, the last thing he needs is a distraction. Yet Caitlyn Moore becomes a challenge he can’t resist. When the light-hearted pursuit shifts to a battle to win her heart, his focus is shot. Faced with losing the biggest match of his career, Dante must decide if his extreme life also has room for Extreme Love.

April 30, 2013

 

Paperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Entangled Select (April 30, 2013)Language: EnglishISBN-10: 1620612461ISBN-13: 978-1620612460

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“My Thoughts” on “Extreme Love” by Abby Niles…Stayed tuned…..

 

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~SPOTLIGHT~ABIGAIL SHARPE,WHO WANTS TO MARRY A COWBOY….

 

 

 

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WHO WANTS TO MARRY A COWBOY

ABIGAIL SHARPE

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COMING SOON TO AMAZON AND BARNES AND NOBLES!

MAY 7,2013

WHO WANTS TO MARRY A COWBOY (Forever Yours; May 7, 2013; 9781455528790; $3.99), the debut digital original from Abigail Sharpe!

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About Abigail Sharpe

Abigail has a degree in public relations and works as a technical writer. She’s published articles in a local parenting magazine, published short stories online and is publishing a short story with Highland Press.  She is a PRO member of Romance Writers of America and president of the First Coast chapter.  Abigail is at work on her next novel, WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DOCTOR?

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RELEASE DAY: MAY 7,2013

Who Wants to Marry A Cowboy_Cover smallThere’s nothing florist Ainsley Fairfax won’t do to help her sister get the love of her life—even if it means taking her place on a bachelorette weekend at a Wyoming ranch so Cecelia can sail off with the man of her dreams. Ainsley is determined to spend the time keeping her head down and her heart safely tucked away—until an encounter with the ranch’s hunky owner gets her heart—and steamy desires—to bloom . . .

Riley Pommer doesn’t want to be lassoed into any relationship. But with the family ranch in dire straits, Riley knows his sisters’ crazy plan to turn the ranch into the setting for a dating competition—and using Riley as the bait—is the only thing standing between them and foreclosure. But the rules of the game change the instant Riley lays eyes on the spirited Ainsley. Now, as others try to stampede over their love, can Riley prove to Ainsley that true love is a prize worth fighting for?

  • Publisher: Forever Yours (May 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AG0VO8G

 

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“My Thoughts” on “HOW TO MARRY A COWBOY”

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~DEBORAH HEAL~ PROMOTIONAL TOUR…EVERY HILL AND MOUNTAIN….

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Visiting another century…not the summer vacation Abby had planned.

Those who have read Time and Again and Unclaimed Legacy, the first two books in the young adult time-travel trilogy, know that Abby Thomas, is a college student on a summer service project with 11-year-old Merri. And you know that the summer is not going the way Abby had expected—but in a good way. For one thing, she meets a very nice guy named John Roberts. And for another, she discovers a strange computer program called Beautiful House that lets her fast-forward and rewind life. Not her own, of course, but those of the people who lived in Merri’s old house. And the Old Dears’ old house, and…well, any old house.

And now their computer program is starting to attract attention.

Since the program worked so well for the Old Dears’ family tree project, Abby’s college roommate Kate hopes it will help her find out more about her ancestor Ned Greenfield. And Kate’s fiancé Ryan thinks the program has lucrative commercial potential.

Abby and John reluctantly agree to help Kate, but only on the condition that she and Ryan promise to keep the program a secret, because if it fell into the wrong hands…well, no one wants Big Brother invading their privacy.

The two couples take a trip to the tiny town of Equality, set in the hills of southern Illinois and the breath-taking Shawnee National Forest. According to Kate’s research, Ned Greenfield was born there at a place called Hickory Hill.

The mayor, police chief, and townspeople are hospitable and helpful—until the topic of Hickory Hill comes up. They seem determined to keep them away, telling them, “There’s nothing there for you to see.”

Eventually they find Hickory Hill on their own—both the mansion and the lonely hill it sits upon. Built in 1834, Hickory Hill stands sentinel over Half Moon Salt Mine where the original owner John Granger accumulated his blood-tainted fortune.

Abby and her friends meet Miss Granger, Hickory Hill’s current eccentric owner, and they eventually get the chance to time-surf there. Their shocking discovery on the third floor concerning Kate’s ancestor Ned Greenfield is almost too much to bear. What they learn sends them racing to the opposite end of the state to find the missing link in Kate’s family tree. And there they are reminded that God is in the business of redemption—that one day he’ll make all things new.

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sticker pictureDeborah Heal, the author of the Time and Again time travel mystery series, was born not far from the setting of her book Every Hill and Mountain and grew up “just down the road” from the setting of Time and Again. Today she lives with her husband in Waterloo, Illinois, where she enjoys reading, gardening, and learning about regional history. She has three grown children, three grandchildren, and two canine buddies Digger and Scout (a.k.a. Dr. Bob).

She loves to interact with her readers, who may learn more about the history behind the books at her website www.deborahheal.com and her Facebook author page www.facebook.com/DeborahHeal. Her books may be purchased on Amazon.com:

Time and Again
Unclaimed Legacy
Every Hill and Mountain

MY THOUGHTS:

EVERY HILL AND MOUNTAIN by Deborah Heal is an interesting inspirational Science Fiction/Fantasy. #3 in the “Time and Again” trilogy but I feel can be read as a stand alone,although,I would recommend reading the other two. See, “Time and Again” and “Unclaimed Legacy”. Follow Abby,Merri,Kate,Ryan and John on a harrowing journey of dark secrets,faith,family secrets,tragedy,mystery,past events, time travel and mystery. Fast paced and filled with adventure and action. Not your run of the mill Science Fiction/Fantasy. The characters are well developed,the plot has twists and turns you want see coming. Well done,Ms. Heal! If you enjoy Science Fiction,Fantasy,Time travel,you will enjoy “Every Hill and Mountain”. Received for an honest review.

RATING: 4

HEAT RATING: SWEET

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction Reviews

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~GIVEAWAY AND 31 DAYS OF VAMPIRES~VIVI ANNA

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Welcome to VAMPIRE DAYS. For the entire month of May I will be talking about vampires and the like here on my page. And throughout the days I will be having guest authors sharing vampire tales and giving away books. Every day will be a book giveaway, and at the end of the month I will be giving away 4 $25 GC to Amazon so you can buy even more awesome books.

This is how you play. When you comment on a daily post you are automatically entered to win that day’s book, you will also be entered into the final draw. To get your name in the draws more times, then you can share the post on your page (1 extra entry), share the cover of either The Vampire Affair part 1 or 2 (2 extra entries), or post a review of either The Vampire Affair part 1 or 2 on your page, on your blog, on goodreads, or on Amazon (5 extra entries), and then come back here and tell me about it.

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NEW RELEASE ALERT~COMPOSING MYSELF BY ELENA AITKEN~

RELEASE MAY 1,2013

Composing Myself

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Published May 1st 2013 by Ink Blot Communications

 

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COMPOSING MYSELF

Whitney Monroe’s not ashamed of the way her mother can work a brass pole, not really. It’s just that some things are better left unsaid; especially when your mother’s a stripper and you’re trying to get a job at a prestigious private school that definitely won’t appreciate her talents.

Raised by her grandma, Whitney’s always managed to keep her two worlds separate, even if it meant lying to everyone. And when Reid Phillips—a charming, sexy songwriter—becomes her not-entirely-welcome roommate, Whitney has no intention of telling him the truth either. But she wasn’t excepting Reid to see right through her and challenge her compartmentalized life. With Grams seriously ill, her mother’s life in turmoil and her dream job on the line, it’s more important than ever for Whitney to keep everything together. But that will mean being honest with everyone, starting with herself.

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#INTERVIEW WITH THE RIGHT BRIDE, AUTHOR,JENNIFER RYAN….

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CONTEMPORARY AND ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AUTHOR….

JENNIFER RYAN

“THE RIGHT BRIDE”

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So without further ado, welcome Jennifer…..

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about yourself?

 

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband and three kids. In addition to my book addiction – both reading and writing them – I’m a complete chocohalic. You’re more likely to find me in jeans, rather than a dress. I only wear shoes when I have to. I eat cookies for breakfast with my coffee. I love country music. Though I write (and read) contemporary and romantic suspense novels, I love to read historicals.

 

Spring is my favorite time of year. I love to garden and have just finished planting a new garden in the backyard at our new house. I can’t wait for the bulbs to come up and bloom along with the roses and other flowers. The new apple tree is blossoming. The kids can’t wait to pick apples this fall.

 

MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind writing “THE RIGHT BRIDE”?

 

Two things sparked the idea for The Right Bride.

 

First, the idea that sometimes doing the right thing isn’t right for you – or anyone else in the long run. Despite our best intentions, sometimes it’s best to do what isn’t popular or expected of us, despite what others might think or want.

 

Second, I love the idea – and in my case the reality – that when you meet the right person for you to spend your life with, you know it. It’s a feeling and an absolute certainty that your life will be so much better with this person in it. Everyone you’ve dated before, no matter how significant they were to you, or how deeply you cared, it now pales in comparison to how you feel for this one person. I do believe in love at first sight. It starts with a spark – that little something we see in another that makes our heart stutter and the adrenaline rush when we meet them and think, “I want to get to know them better.”

 

MBA&M: Which character was your favorite to write and which was your hardest? Why?

 

Marti was my favorite to write because she’s so complex. She’s capable of so much love and understanding and forgiveness. At the same time, she’s strong enough to face life’s challenges and the pain of losing the people closest to her. I also love the mother she is to Emma. She goes out of her way to make Emma feel loved, protected, and important and to always remember that fairytales can come true.

 

While I love Cameron and his sense of honesty and generosity, he was more difficult to write. Balancing his need to do the right thing for Shelly and his unborn child with his overwhelming love for Marti was very tricky. Everyone knows he belongs with Marti, but Cameron’s convictions are a constant battle for him. He wants to do right by everyone, especially his children, so he’s willing to live without the woman he loves to make his children happy. You can’t fault him for that, but sometimes he’s his own worst enemy. Sometimes as parents we think sacrificing our happiness for theirs will be in their best interests, but kids know when their parents aren’t happy and it affects them. Sometimes you have to do what makes you happy, so you can pass that happiness on to your kids.

 

MBA&M: Which scene was your favorite?

 

The scene with Marty and Emma dressed in golden gowns having a milkshake tea party on the dining room table beneath a grand chandelier.  I love Marti’s sense of whimsy and the way she engages Emma’s imagination, making her feel special. It’s one of those moments in life kids remember.

 

MBA&M: Now, let’s talk secondary characters: Who was your favorite? And do you give them a story of their own?

 

I have a special place in my heart for FBI agent, Sam Turner, Book 2 – Lucky Like Us. He’s got this way about him. He doesn’t let Cameron get away with anything. He gets a thrill out of seeing each of the heroines in all the books naked at one point or another, pissing off all our heroes. It’s all in good fun.

 

Tyler, Sam’s FBI partner, makes an appearance at the end of the book to razz Cameron about possibly stealing Marti from him. Again, all in good fun, because Tyler’s got a psychic haunting him with cryptic phone calls and a sexy voice he can’t get out of his head. They will finally meet again in Book 4.

 

MBA&M: If “The Right Bride” where to become a movie, who would play your hero/heroine and who would play the secondary characters?

 

This one isn’t easy for me because I see each of them in my head as their own people. I never picture any of my characters as actors, though I’m a huge movie and TV fan.

 

I think Olivia Wilde or Blake Lively would be great as Marti. Both are striking women with the strength to pull off Marti’s resolve, but also show her depth of love and compassion.

 

Ryan Gosling would make a great, brooding Cameron.

 

Hugh Jackman would make a great Jack and Sam. He’d be great to take on these two identical twins who lead very different lives.

 

Jessica Chastain for Shelly – the gold-digging, conniving woman using Cameron for his wealth and status. I think she could really make people love and hate Shelly.

 

 

MBA&M: What are some of the things in life you enjoy most?

 

My husband and kids. We do everything together.

 

Hanging with my writer friends. I love being a part of a group of women so dedicated to their craft and art and so willing to share their time and knowledge with everyone else. Rogue writers rule!

 

Simple things, like sitting in the garden in the sunshine reading a book. Shopping trips with my mom. Watching my kids play in the snow, or at the lake, or swimming in the backyard together. They’re so close to each other and I love that.

 

MBA&M: Which author’s writing would you say your writing most resembles?

 

I admire writers like Nora Roberts, Sharon Sala, Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, and Elizabeth Lowell. While I may not be in their league, I hope I’ve created unique stories and characters that readers feel like they connect with and love just like we’ve fallen in love with the stories and characters those amazing writers created.

 

MBA&M: Three words to describe “The Right Bride”?

 

Heartwarming. Intriguing. Sexy.

 

MBA&M: What is next on your agenda?

 

All I Want for Christmas is a Cowboy. No, that isn’t my Christmas list. It’s an anthology I’m doing with Emma Cane and Katie Lane for Avon due out 12/10/13.

 

Morgan’s Gift – Book 4: The Hunted series is complete. I’m waiting to find out if Avon will publish it and when.

 

I also have three other series I’m working on with the first book in each complete.

 

I’m a writer, I write all the time and always have a project in the works.  

 

MBA&M: Please let our readers know where they can connect to you and where they may purchase “The Right Bride”?

 

The Hunted Series – Saved by the Rancher, Lucky Like Us, and The Right Bride can all be purchased on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and anywhere ebooks are sold.

 

For more information about me and upcoming releases, please visit my website – www.jennifer-ryan.com

Follow me on twitter @JenRyan_author

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Ryan/520021168037391?ref=hl

Thank you,Jennifer! What a pleasure to have you stop by for a quick visit with us and our readers today!

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*From the publisher*

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The Right Bride

Book Three: The Hunted Series

By Jennifer Ryan

ISBN: 9780062271341; ISBN10: 0062271342; Imprint: Avon Impulse ; On Sale: 4/30/2013; Format: eBook; Trimsize: ; Pages: 0; $1.99; Ages: 18 and Up; BISAC1:FIC027110; BISAC2:FIC027020

Book Description

High-powered businessman Cameron Shaw doesn’t believe in love—until he falls head over heels for beautiful, passionate, and intensely private Martina. She’s perfect in so many ways, immediately bonding with his little girl. Martina could be his future bride and a delightful stepmother … if only Cameron weren’t blinded by his belief that Shelly, the gold-digging woman he’s promised to marry, is pregnant with his child.

No matter how much his friends protest his upcoming marriage to Shelly, Cameron knows he has a duty to his children, so he’s determined to see it through.

Will he find out in time that Shelly’s lying and Marti’s the one who’s actually carrying his child? It’ll come down to the day of his wedding. After choosing Shelly over Marti at every turn, will he convince Marti she’s his world and the only woman he wants?

 On Sale: 4/30/2013
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