Monday, November 20, 2017

Quote of the Week

My fondest memories are generally the day after Thanksgiving. 
I get the total decorating Christmas itch.
   --Katharine McPhee

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Backlist Wednesday: LUCIFER

Brimstone Heat, Book 1

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Banned from returning home until he finds his lifemate, Lucifer Fitch lives and works in the human realm, carefully hiding his true identity from the humans and shifters he protects as the sheriff of Briary Creek. If they knew he was the Lucifer, as in one of the four princes of Hell, chaos would tear the town apart.

Angie Gunner knows Lucifer is different from the others who live in Briary Creek, but that is not the reason she ignores her feelings and the connection that developed the first time they met. He is an officer of the law and she vowed a long tome ago not to date law officers of any kind. She knows firsthand that cops die and sometimes their families die too.

But Lucifer and Angie are forced to make decisions when their pasts combine forces to destroy Angie.

Will Angie be able to look past the badge and see the man she is destined to be with for eternity?

Will Lucifer claim his lifemate before he loses her forever?

Lucifer is the first book in the Briary Creek Wolves spin-off series, Brimstone Heat.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Quote of the Week

Holidays are all different 
depending on the company and time of your life.
   --Dominic Monaghan

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Random Thoughts: Thanksgiving

The trees are swaying in the breeze and leaves are floating to the ground. I can even  hear them hitting the roof. Yes, with the foam and plastic roof, I can hear everything that hits it. I can even even hear the squirrels run across the roof.

Fall is definitely in the air, but today the temperature is warming. We'll be in the low 70s, though I have a feeling it's going to be more like the upper 70s. About once a week for the past three weeks, we've had a cool weather teaser when the fronts came through, but it didn't last very long.

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. Sometimes it's hard to believe the holidays are here. We will have friends and family over. I'm starting to plan the menu for the day so I can create a master grocery list. Honestly, I'm not doing anything fancy, just simple home cooking. DH is going to smoke a couple of turkeys. I think he's actually going to smoke more than just two. He's already received some requests for smoked turkeys.

And yes, they are that good. I remember one Thanksgiving, we had family stay the night. The next morning I pulled the turkey out of the refrigerator to use what was left to make a casserole. To my surprise the only thing left in the pan was bones. Someone had picked them clean and put them back into the refrigerator.

I'll make a ham, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, a green bean casserole, yeast rolls, and a couple of pies. When it comes to pies, I cheat. I'll buy a couple of frozen pies to bake. But I will make a homemade banana pudding. I have two versions that I make. For the holidays, I'll make the "rich" version. This version is more decadent then the normal version I make.

I've cooked holiday meals for friends and family for so many years that it's not that much work. On the day before Thanksgiving, I'll bake cornbread for the dressing, the yeast rolls, and the pies. I'll also make the banana pudding that way it has a chance to set up overnight. DH will also smoke the turkeys. Everything else will be cooked on Thanksgiving morning.

I might even make some shortbread cookies. I actually love shortbread cookies. They are perfect with coffee or hot tea.

What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank you for your service and your sacrifices. Peace is not free and it's the payment you make that keeps us safe and allows us to have the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


The night I died, I woke up into a world I thought only existed in the warped minds of screenwriters in Hollywood and romance authors who wrote about the dark, tortured soul looking for his or her soul mate. I mean, get real. Vampires and werewolves are stuff of myth and legends.  Right?

Wrong. Wrong! WRONG!!

Vampires are REAL.

How do I know this?

The night I died, I woke up as a vampire. But of course, leave it to me to screw up the whole process.

Okay, I am rambling. Sorry about that, and I am sorry for apologizing, and I—you get the idea.

By the way, I’m Ember. Ember Winterstone.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Quote of the Week

Some memories are unforgettable, 
remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!
   --Joseph B. Wirthlin