One question I am asked quite frequently is why I use various names instead of just sticking with one. I think my reasoning reflects that of many authors so I thought I’d share.
. . Then always be a pirate.
To celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day, HL Carpenter takes over my blog to discuss their latest YA book–Pirate Summer.
. . and that’s kind of the same thing. Company coming for a cook out? You want to be a part of the party so what’s for dessert? This “whip it together” is perfect for nights when you just got home and company is due in the door shortly. Fast cooking is my very favorite way to prepare a meal. I always want to be in on the fun and not in the kitchen.
Hunters are a lonely breed, and Conor is no exception, until the day he meets Brenna. Even though she slinks in unannounced and kills the wight he was hunting down, the girl’s a mystery and he can’t get that blinding smile or those gorgeous curves off his mind. Since they’re both after the same caster who’s unleashing these monsters, he suggests teaming up, and despite her initial reluctance, the hungry way she scans him down promises something powerful.
However, her secrets have repercussions, and faster than Conor can lift his Glock, he’s drawn into the web of kidnappings and Unseelie mischief, all concealing the machinations of a darker foe—one that plans to bring Philly to ruin.
But no matter how equally the author approaches them . . .
We’re fortunate enough to live where fresh citrus fruit is readily available, and one of our favorites is a small oval sweet-sour gem called the kumquat. We like simple, and there’s no peeling, coring, or slicing involved in kumquat eating. Yank that little beauty off the tree or pull it out of the package, rinse, and eat.
The habit of afternoon tea and cake has come back into fashion with a vengeance.
Thanks to the explosion of bake-offs and celebrity chef programmes, baking cakes is big business. Never has the cup cake, Victoria sponge or biscuit been given so many media makeovers — despite the gym gurus and the calorie police. I love cake, but it’s a struggle balancing; bake-offs v gym workout, carrot sticks v carrot cake, bathroom scales v kitchen scales… and so on.
Looking for something healthy-yet-delicious to prepare for those back-to-school breakfasts? Anne Montgomery has you covered.
Candy and flowers followed. Boxes of candy—carefully selected candies nestled in elaborately decorated boxes were delivered to the lady with a brief message written on a card. The language of flowers was carefully studied so that the right message would be conveyed by the bouquet.
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