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A Warm Welcome to Elaine Stock
Elaine will give away an e-Book of Always With You. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below. Hi Elaine, first, tell us a little about yourself.
Born and raised until I was fifteen in Brooklyn, NY, I’ve been living the majority of my life in upstate NY. First my family moved to the northern suburbs of the city, then I met my future husband at Albany State, further upstate, and we’ve been in the Capital District ever since. I grew up in the pre-historic era before computers or cell phones, enjoyed a black and white TV, and played outdoors with the neighbor kids. I believe all this fostered my imagination to create stories. Writing, truthfully, was also my way of coping with a very troubled family life.
Lots of writers loved to read as children. Did you? If so, what did you read?
As emotionally unstable as my mother was, she devoured novels and always had a book in her hand. She made a delightful fuss over me upon getting my first library…
A Warm Welcome to Jan Elder
Jan will give away two kindle books—the first a kindle copy of Love, Lies, and Fireflies. The second, a kindle copy of the five-book set, Frosting and Flurries, where the readers will find her book, Moostletoe.
What a treat. Here's Janice Bittner’s Chocolate MOOSTLETOE Cake. In Moostletoe, the owner of the local coffee shop is a baker. There is a celebration in each of the five books, complete with a very special cake.
3 cups finely crushed chocolate graham crackers
¾ tsp. espresso powder
1 stick butter, melted
3 cups chocolate chips
2 tbsp. butter
4 egg yolks
2 cups heavy cream
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. espresso powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
Mix the crushed crumbs and the espresso powder. Add the melted butter and mix well. Press into the bottom of a 9” or 10” springform pan. Chill until ready.
Crazy Woman Christmas by Renee Blare -- A quiet cowboy whisks Bianca to his ranch to ride out the Christmas blizzard where she discovers life is cold but also beautiful in the “Cowboy” state. (Contemporary Romance from Inspired [Prism Book Group])
Other Than a Halo by Valerie Comer -- Even though she’s a new woman in Christ, single mom Bren Haddock was no angel as a teen. Now managing the Hiller Farm for a CSA, life is good until a friend offers to enter her daughter into the Little Miss Snowflake Pageant. Old insecurities flare when she meets the intriguing head of marketing the pageant. Rob Santoro isn’t so sure about handling the pageant portfoli…