Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Romance & Recipes...

Available now on Kindle:

Love, laughs, and cupcakes! Five romantic comedy short stories plus 25 recipes (because nothing says lovin’ like something from the oven). Features two ghostly Victorian romances, two spirited contemporary romps, and a fractured fairytale – but all the matches are made in heaven (or thereabouts). Included are the tales…

Wedding Bell BOOs (Victorian romance): Forced to accept a job as governess in the home of Ian Armstrong, the impeccably proper Miranda Scott is determined to resist her devilish employer, while Ian is just as determined to make Miranda his wife. Neither expects to be bushwhacked by a snarky ghost who seems determined to kill them both… Miranda and Ian are in for a very surprising night.

Hooray for the Red, White & BOO! (the sequel to Wedding Bell BOOs): When Ian is clubbed and Miranda is kidnapped, Ian’s reckless sister Iris rides to the rescue, never dreaming she might fall (literally) into the arms of love.

Marrying Mona (contemporary romance): Bad-boy Danny D’Leon is handsome and rich. And not the marrying kind—he thinks. Good-girl Mona Carmichael agrees. She thinks he’s a louse, and not without reason. They both made a big mistake getting involved even briefly. But since they did, and that fateful fling left Mona in, shall we say, a compromised position, it’s time for Danny to grow up and make the marriage commitment, despite Mona’s resistance, his own doubts, and some dubious help from a clairvoyant grandmother… No, this is not going to be easy.

Seducing Sophia (the sequel to Marrying Mona): Byron Sharpe doesn’t care about love; all he wants is MONEY. Sophia D’Leon is already rich; what she wants is ROMANCE. When the two are brought together by Sophia’s flamboyant and clairvoyant grandmother, they both get a lusty surprise and a lot more than they’re looking for. Let the games begin!

If Wishes Were Kisses (historical fantasy): Start with an ugly heroine (she thinks). Add a handsome rogue of a hero (who disagrees), a wishing spell that probably won’t work (unless it already has), a secret that needs to be told (but not too soon)… And all the characters are named after plants (for whatever that’s worth). Sprinkle with magic, toss in a kiss or three, and let love happen (just watch out for the elf hole)…

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Special 3 Day Sale at AQP...

Can a cross-dressing werewolf and a billionaire cat-shifter battle evil and still find happiness together? Answer: Doubtful. But they keep trying!

Today through this Friday (March 4-6) get any of the following Sylver & Steele stories for 50% off at Amber Quill Press:
Your Cheatin' Heart
The Werewolf In Red
Time Rip
My Big Fat SX-File Wedding

Find them all at http://www.amberquill.com/store/c/286-Sylver-Steele.aspx

Thanks for looking! ;-)

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A New Year's Coin Cake

Coin cakes are traditionally made for New Year’s Eve; and any cake recipe will do, providing a coin is put into the batter before baking (just be sure to alert everyone it’s there, so nobody accidentally swallows it).

The important part of a coin cake is the cutting and serving thereof. The first piece cut is always set aside for the house. The next piece goes to the head of the household. Then the rest of the cake is cut and served according to the ages of the people present, beginning with the eldest and working downward to the youngest. Tradition says that whosoever gets the coin will be prosperous and lucky in the coming year. And if the coin turns out to be in the piece set aside for the house, the entire household will enjoy good fortune.

Happy New Year! :-)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recipe: Pineapple Banana Bread

3 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
1 & 1/4 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
4 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 teaspoons vanilla
Directions: Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans. In one bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, then stir in the nuts (if using) to coat. In another bowl, combine the sugar, oil, eggs, bananas, pineapple and vanilla. Stir the wet blend into the dry by hand; mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pans and bake for about 1 hour.

(Reprinted from the Helping Hands Holiday Cookbook by permission of the author.)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Recommended Read...

Helping Hands Holiday Cookbook
By Sweet Charity
Available on Kindle for only $2.99
URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q7TTRH0

“Good food and good words… 45 easy and delicious recipes mixed together with inspirational quotes (because man does not live by bread alone) and topped off by a special-bonus glossary of herbs & spices. The best part, however, is that ALL royalties from the sale of this book go to a worthwhile charity—Helping Hands of Dickens County, Texas. They are a volunteer nonprofit organization whose motto is: To aid the community where and when we can. And they do. Thank you for helping them to continue their good work!”

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A super sale at AQP...

From now through Tuesday, October 21st, you can get 50% off any of my Amber Quill Press published ebooks. That's 20 different titles on sale, spanning a variety of genres, and you can see them all in one fell swoop HERE. Thanks for looking! ;-)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Free from March 15-17 (w/coupon) - Kiss My Blarney Stone - love & laughs in Ireland

High-spirited romantic comedy with an Irish lilt and a sprinkle of magic...

To get your free copy, go to http://smashwords.com/b/351869 and enter the coupon code TP42Z at the checkout.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! :-)

Friday, December 20, 2013

Free for the holidays (w/coupon) "White Wolf Christmas"

Genre: M/M shapeshifter romance (R-rated, adults only)
Length: short story
To get your free copy, go to http://smashwords.com/b/115282
And enter coupon code XX54H at the checkout.

Happy Holidays!

Free for the holidays (w/coupon) "Joy to the Worlds"

Genre: SF comedy (G-rated)
Length: short story
To get your free copy, go to http://smashwords.com/b/102705
And enter coupon code CJ94T at the checkout.

Merry Christmas :)

Free for the holidays (w/coupon) "Cooking Up Christmas"

Genre: Holiday recipes
To get your free copy, go to http://smashwords.com/b/273844
And enter coupon code RH42F at the checkout.

Wishing you all a scrumptious Holiday Season and a deliciously Happy New Year!

Friday, June 21, 2013

NEW - Madcap Comedy Romance, Texas Style

Roxanne Sinclair has a big, big problem, a dangerous psychic power that she can’t control. Some call it a gift. She calls it a curse. Slo Larkin calls it crazy. To him, Roxanne is obviously nuts, but oddly enough this doesn’t dim his attraction to her. The woman is always getting herself into trouble, and Slo just can’t stop himself from trying to get her out. Fortunately for them both they’re surrounded by Star, Texas, a tiny twinkle of a town where trouble means laughter, and all roads lead to a happy ending.

All Fired Up
Stardust series, book 2
Novella, rated PG
URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CXN0N54


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A brand new novel!

Billionaire Tyler James didn’t get where he is by playing nice. He’s a hard man, and proud of it. But Tyler has a hidden soft underbelly that’s about to be exposed by three little boys and a beautiful Wiccan, the bewitching Molly Leigh. The boys are Tyler’s orphaned nephews, and he didn’t even know they existed until recently. Now that he does, Tyler wants those kids. A lot. But so does Molly. She is, after all, the one who’s been raising them. When the two adversaries lock horns over custody of the boys, the sparks fly and incinerate into a bonfire. Before the smoke clears, Tyler must learn a powerful lesson. And Molly may discover that a hard man is good to find.

Lifestyles of the Witch & Famous
A sexy contemporary romance novel
Just released on Kindle
URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BEPAI3E

Book Cover by Melissa Alvarez