Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Harlequin Historical Holiday Giveaway

It's time for my favorite contest of the year -- the Harlequin Historical Holiday Giveaway. It's also time for a bunch of other stuff, so I'm totally hyper right now. It's a good kind of hyper, though.

Here's the calendar -- 18 days of contests, a different author each day, and at the end, the Grand Prize of a Kindle Fire.

To get to a live calendar with links to all the author sites, click on the calendar or the link above. To read the rules, go here.

My day is December 11th, and I'll be giving away a $25 gift certificate to Amazon or Barnes & Noble, winner's choice, as well as a download of one of my e-novellas -- again, winner's choice. My contest will be open from the 11th to the 21st.

The more days you enter, the more chances you have to win prizes... Good luck, and have fun!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's time for another fabulous giveaway hop from Reading Romances. A bunch of Harlequin Historical authors (including me) are participating in this one.

To learn more about the Harlequin Historical prizes, go to the Harlequin Historical Authors blog, where Michelle Styles has spelled it all out and set up a rafflecopter for you to enter.

After that, go to Reading Romances and find out about all the other participating blogs and the prizes they're offering.

There are many ways to enter and many prizes to win, so once you've stuffed yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie, hop on over (even thinking about hopping after a turkey dinner makes me maybe roll on over...crawl on over...thank heavens it's all virtual) and enter.

And now I'm off to make Glorified Cabbage and Asparagus Casserole. Happy Thanksgiving, all!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving sweet! For those who couldn't get to the Harlequin recipe exchange, here's my grandmother's recipe for Cherry Slice, aka Cherry Squares. My mother always made this for Christmas, but it would make a great alternative to the usual pies at Thanksgiving. Not that I'm dissing pies, mind you -- but I love this special treat. 

1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup flour

Mix together and pack into the bottom of an 8" x 8" pan. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes.

2 beaten eggs
1.5 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut (this recipe is plenty sweet already -- you don't need sweetened coconut)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 pound glace cherries, halved

Mix topping, spread carefully over the crust, and bake at 325 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool before cutting into squares. Yum! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Twelve Harlequin Historical authors (including me) are participating in a spotlight in the Harlequin Community this week. There's a great discussion going. Ask questions of your favorite authors and join in -- it's fun. Just go to the Harlequin Historical Spotlight Discussion. Here's the URL spelled out if you need it:

Also, if you're looking for Christmas recipes, try the Harlequin Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange. There are already a bunch of great recipes there. I posted my grandmother's recipe for Cherry Slice (aka Cherry Squares), one of my favorite Christmas treats. Here's the URL spelled out:

Hope to see you there!