I wish you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. Wherever you are, and whether you are with friends and family today, or are on your own, you deserve a wonderful day and a treat or dozen if you can manage.
This is a very fast recipe to make, and you probably have the ingredients in your house already. If you need to kill an hour or two, you should get something tasty out of it.
(If you are on a holiday baking kick, try my Candy Cane Cookie recipe.)
1 cup salted butter, softened (or margarine)
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
(if using unsalted butter, add 1/3 teaspoon of salt)
Sprinkles and coloured sugar (optional)
Cream butter and sugar. Add flour. Roll out to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters (or cut squares with a knife). Bake at 300F for 12-15 minutes. (If your cookies are more than 1/4″ thick, you may need to bake longer.) Let cool on tray for 3-5 minutes before moving carefully to cooling rack. Makes about 3 dozen.
Decorate with sprinkles or coloured sugar before baking, or frost cookies after they have cooled.
Have you been an angel all year? Santa might not be able to slip a sable under the tree, leave you the deed to a platinum mine, or trim your tree with decorations from Tiffany’s, but I think you deserve something special. Check out these free and $0.99 from a bunch of romance authors who want to wish you a very merry Christmas, happy holidays, and a wonderful New Year’s Eve.
Head on over to the BOOK BLOWOUT and get yourself something pretty! (If you find a book you like but it’s not in your format, please check at your e-bookstore of choice – it may be on sale there too!)
Check out OMGReads for dozens of free book, in all formats for all e-readers. Select your format, then go to town clicking on all the free books offered up by some amazing romance writers, as well as a few other genres who might be in there.
My offering is PRIVATE ENCORE with its hot new cover. It’s free for the first time ever, and the sale won’t last long, so grab it while you can.
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It’s the most wonderful time for the year – unless you have to shop for somebody who is hard to buy for.
In case you don’t have time to listen to the whole thing (but you should, because we had a lot of fun with this one), let me sum up. You can never go wrong with post-its 🙂
Screen Idol and Drama Queen are coming back. And Drama Queen has a gorgeous new cover!
Publishing changes meant that Screen Idol and Drama Queen disappeared for a few days but they are back now. If you’d like to pick them up, they’ll be reappearing at various vendors over the next few days. I’ll put up links as I have them.
Screen Idol: Amazon US
Drama Queen: Amazon US
It’s November. If you are a writer, you know what that means. NaNoWriMo! or National Novel Writing Month to the uninitiated. For the next thirty days, tens of thousands of people around the world will try to complete a 50,000 word novel in a month.
Drew Kozub, J.H. Moncrieff and I have all participated before. I am the only one who hasn’t successfully finished, but there’s always this time. Check out our past wins and losses, and our plans for this year in this month’s NaNoWriMo podcast on Soundcloud.
Sergeant Oliver Mackie doesn’t have time for reporters, but he’s making an exception for Leandra Northman. Not because she’s so hot he should arrest her for indecency, but because she might have information he needs to identify the Calendar Killer, a serial murderer who has been terrifying Winnipeg for months.
Leandra needs a source if she’s going to get a seat at the anchor desk. Mackie is the perfect pipeline into the biggest story to hit the city in decades, but she won’t sacrifice him for her career. Not that it matters: even as they get close physically, she can’t break through emotionally.
After the case explodes publicly, Mackie is stunned when it appears Leandra leaked classified information to put herself in the spotlight. Leandra is determined to prove her innocence, and Mackie must decide if catching the bad guy really means he can’t catch a bad girl too.
Hello, boos and ghouls. I wish you a very happy Hallowe’en, whether you are handing out the candy, or are out collecting it.
In case you have some time between trick-or-treaters, may I suggest Decker and Joy from the Crazy Cat Ladies collection? Four adorable kittens, a surly PI, and a woman determined to keep them all together at the end of October. (It may also have Elvis, but I’m not telling.)