Authors in the City Ticket Blitz and #Giveaway: Join over 70 authors in Myrtle Beach!

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Join over SEVENTY authors in Myrtle Beach!

Featuring

M. Leighton

10799547_716370918439916_1708159643_nNew York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, M. Leighton, is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: literary fiction. Having written over a dozen novels, these days Michelle enjoys letting her mind wander to more romantic settings with sexy Southern guys, much like the one she married and the ones you’ll find in her latest books. When her thoughts aren’t roaming in that direction, she’ll be riding horses, swimming in ponds and experiencing life on a ranch, all without leaving the cozy comfort of her office.

A note from Michelle: I love coffee and chocolate, even more so when they are combined. I’m convinced that one day they could be the basis for world peace. I also love the color red and am seriously considering dying my hair.

http://www.authorsinthecity.com/m-leighton/

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Shayla Black

271149_130268757059272_7594492_nYou know what they say about curiosity and the cat…but if you still want to know, read below.

Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

Shayla’s books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award.

A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book.

http://www.authorsinthecity.com/shayla-black/

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RK Lilley

1970428_271934556316307_1662468144_nR.K. Lilley lives in Texas with her husband and their two beautiful sons. She’s had a lot of interesting jobs, from being a first class flight attendant, to being a stablehand, but swears she never knew what hard work was until she had children. She’s been addicted to both reading and writing fiction since she can remember. She loves to travel, read, hike, paint, game, watch anime, and make the most of every single day. She is the author of the erotic romance novels In Flight, Mile High, Grounded, Bad Things, Rock Bottom, Lovely Trigger and the novella, Lana. She is currently hard at work on the fourth book in the Up in the Air series, Mr. Beautiful, and the standalone erotic romance novel, The Wild Side. Release dates for both titles will be announced soon.

You can contact R.K. at Authorrklilley@gmail.com

http://www.authorsinthecity.com/r-k-lilley/

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Katie Ashley

1236582_277653025726387_719311716_nKatie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

http://www.authorsinthecity.com/katie-ashley/

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For a complete list of authors, go HERE!

Tickets

Tickets for the main event are only $10.

If you’d like to stay for the after party, then the ticket price goes up to $50

Want to learn more about how and where to buy a ticket? And maybe book a hotel room?

Do that HERE!

Schedule

11:45 AM – Skip the Line Winners early entry.

Noon – 4 PM – Book Signing

4-6 PM – Meet & Greet with Authors, Bloggers, Vendors

6-8 Pm – Dinner

         8-10:00 PM – 80’s themed After Party

Sponsors

If you’d like to sponsor this awesome event, you totally can. Here are all the fabulous details!

Sand Dollar – up to $99 – Icon announcing your business with corresponding links on our website, also on our Facebook & Twitter pages as well as mention on the host blog’s website.

Buoy – $100 – $249 – Icon announcing your business with corresponding links on our website, also on our Facebook & Twitter pages as well as mention on the host blog’s website. Your companies logo & links on 250 handouts given to each attendee during the signing.

Barnacles – $250 – $499 – Icon announcing your business with corresponding links on our website, also on our Facebook & Twitter pages as well as mention on the host blog’s website. Your companies logo & links on 250 handouts given to each attendee during the signing as well as on stand-up table signage during the signing & after party. As well as 2 signing only tickets for the event.

Pier – $500 – $999 – Icon announcing your business with corresponding links on our website, also on our Facebook & Twitter pages as well as mention on the host blog’s website. Your business logo added to our final AITC roster banner. Your companies logo & links on 500 handouts given to each attendee during the signing as well as on hanging banner signage. As well as 2 signing only tickets & 2 all day tickets for you to give out at your discretion. Also included is your own table during the meet & greet after the signing has commenced for your business.

Shark – $1000+ – Icon announcing your business with corresponding links on our website, also on our Facebook & Twitter pages as well as mention on the host blog’s website. Your business logo added to our final AITC roster banner. Your companies logo & links on 500 handouts given to each attendee during the signing as well as on its own signage that will strategically be placed to greet the guests. As well as 4 all day tickets for you to give out at your discretion. Also included is your own table during the meet & greet after the signing has commenced for your business.

Learn more about becoming a sponsor HERE!

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#Recipe for a #LazySunday: Curried Chickpeas and Potatoes.

Hello again!

Today I am not in bed, and I am feeling less like crap. Today I have been able to go downstairs after three days, cook a yummy lunch, and I am sitting at my desk, doing stuff. Although after finishing this post I will take it easy and go back to my bed to read or watch TV. I don’t want to risk going back to feeling unwell.

As you know, I had declared #LazyYummyWeekend, so today I am posting a new recipe. What do you think? Are you up to it?

The recipe I am going to explain today is very easy to make and it is perfect for any occasion. The name of this recipe is “CURRIED CHICKPEAS AND POTATOES”, and it is delicious. We ate it as lunch, but it is also good for dinner. You choose! And this time I have a surprise for you… I have added measures! Yeah, I know! That’s a shocker!

The ingredients you will need for cooking this are:

  •  400 g boiled chickpeas
  • 2 big potatoes
  • 1 big onion
  • Garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grounded cumin
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • Olive oil

Let’s start. First you have to drain and rinse the chickpeas. Leave aside. Next, we peel the potatoes and dice them. Boil the potatoes for around 15 minutes. When they are softish, they are ready. Drain and leave aside.

Meanwhile, we mince the onion and put it in a pan with a little bit of olive oil. We sautée the onion on a low fire. When it starts being transparent, we add the garlic and the rest of the species. Add salt and pepper.

We add the tablespoon of butter, we put the fire on high, and stir continuously. Immediately, we add the potatoes and sautée for 2 minutes. Then we add the chickpeas and sautée for 2 more minutes. We add more salt if it were necessary.

When we are about to serve the dish, we pour some lemon juice on top of it. And enjoy!

Cook it, try it, and let me know if you liked it. If you want, please share a pic of your plate with all of us. Here you have mine:

 

#Recipe for a #LazySaturday: Fake Nachos Plate.

3422379Hello, hello!

Today I am in bed, feeling like crap. I started feeling feverish last Thursday night and I am still feeling down. It must be some kind of bug related to the cold weather. It is not really the flu, so I am glad. But this is making me feel really unwell and I am tired of being in bed, feeling useless. However, I didn’t want to fail my blog and decided to write a fast post.

I am declaring #LazyYummyWeekend, so both today and tomorrow I will post recipes that I cook. What do you think? Good idea? I am sure that all those people who think that I torture them with my food pictures on FB and Twitter will be very happy.

The recipe I am going to explain today is very easy to make and it is perfect for a Saturday night. It is apt for everybody and it is great if you are having a movie date, a lazy night in, or whatever other plan you may have for tonight. This is a recipe that I made up, so it doesn’t really have a name. I guess I will call it “FAKE NACHOS PLATE”.

I like eating nachos, and I love putting all kinds of toppings on top of them. However, last week, when I cooked this plate, I didn’t have nachos at home, so I decided to improvise. I changed the nachos for French fries, and the result was delicious! The ingredients you will need for cooking this are:

  • Minced meat (beef).
  • Sweetcorn.
  • Barbecue sauce or Ketchup.
  • Potatoes.
  • Grated cheese.
  • Garlic powder.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Olive oil.

As you see, I haven’t written down quantities, and that is because I like improvising and more or less use the quantities of ingredients that I see fit depending on the people who will eat the meal. So just cook as much food as you see fit for the number of people eating.

Let’s go with the procedure. Peel the potatoes and cut them in sticks. Put them in a bowl with salted water, so the potatoes lose some of the starch and they get crunchier when you fry them. While the potatoes are in the water, take a pan and heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil (or the oil that you prefer, but olive oil is the best). Add the mincemeat, add garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and mix it. Keep stirring the meat until it is fully cooked. A bit before getting the meat fully cooked, add the sweetcorn and the barbecue sauce (or ketchup). Remove from the fire and leave aside.

Now take the potatoes out of the water and fry them in a pan with very hot olive oil. How much oil? Enough as to cover the potatoes. Once the potatoes are fried, put them in a recipient apt for the oven, pour the meat mix on top of them, cover with grated cheese, and grill it during 5 or 10 minutes (just check and see when the cheese is melted).

Delicious to eat while watching a movie or a football game! Cook it, try it, and let me know if you liked it. If you want, please share a pic of your plate with all of us. Here you have mine:

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My husband and I loved this dish! Enjoy!

 

Reader Questionnaire and Random Facts about Me

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I was reading some blogs in my WordPress Reader when I saw almost at the top this BLOG POST written by fellow author and lovely person all around Jackie Smith. If you have never visited her blog, then you should. She blogs about her books, her photography, travels, and lots of other interesting things. So she was prompting people to answer a series of questions, and I decided turned that into my blog post for today (Yeah, Robin, I am still decided to blog every day, so shut the mouth…).

Without further ado, here are my answers to Jackie’s questions: (more…)

A greeting and a Poll

gnlclHello, everyone!

Truth is that I have been neglecting this blog quite a lot, and after all this is the blog where I started my journey as a serious writer back in 2011. I remember those days when I used to blog daily, and I have decided that I miss those days. I like the feeling of the keys under my fingers while I share with all of you my silly things, news about my books, updates about my writing, and more fun stuff. Remember my recipes? Well, those are coming back too.

In order to do it in a better way, I would also like to include some weekly features. You know, in the same way as other blogs do #TeaserTuesday or things like that. So I would love to have your help. You, yes, you. The one who follow my silly blog and occasionally like my posts and leave comments. What would you like to see on the blog? Just let me know!

One more thing. I will be hosting giveaways and special contests from time to time, as well as offering exclusive sneak peeks from my books. However, that content will only be available for subscribers of my newsletter. So if you want to know about the special content, please, join my newsletter. By doing it, you also get a free short story immediately. Hurry up! Join HERE!

Tomorrow I will be back with the first blog post of the new era. Wait for it! And even if Robin doesn’t believe me, I will blog EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Good slap, Batman!

#CoverReveal and #Giveaway: The Beachwood Bay Series, by NYT Bestselling Author Melody Grace

Discover the passion and romance of Beachwood Bay …

With over one million downloads worldwide, this USA Today bestselling series is celebrating with ten gorgeous new covers, three fabulous freebies and a fantastic giveaway with five signed paperbacks from Melody Grace up for grabs! (more…)