Yummy! My sweet husband made these for me for Mother’s Day. He cubed pieces of chicken breast, pork chops and steak and stored them in separate ziplock bags in a steak house marinade (one with a gluten-free stamp on the label). They were left to marinade overnight in the refrigerator. Using bamboo skewers, alternate adding to the skewers the meats and the veggies. This is what is on the skewers (no particular order): grape tomatoes, pineapple chunks, green pepper slices, sweet onion pieces, chicken, pork and steak. Grilled until done.
A Taste of Summer
In the summer months, I find it hard to cook—literal meaning. As the mere thought of turning on the stove or the hoven makes me sweat. Especially in scorching July! I try to get creative and work with cold/raw foods that need minimal heating. Since I associate summer the most with colored fruits and refreshing desserts, I wanted to share with you my favorite.
Find You In Paris
(this book has two covers, one for the eBook & one for print)
By author: Alix Nichols
(Alix is an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author)
Genre: Chick Lit/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: July, 9th 2016
True spite. Fake marriage. Real romance.
If there’s one man that fledgling art photographer Diane Petit really, really, actively hates, it’s fragrance mogul Sebastian Darcy who stole her father’s company–and wrecked the man’s health in the process.
But the arrogant SOB had better brace himself because Diane has vowed revenge.
And revenge she will have.
What was your inspiration to start (and keep) writing?
I was a difficult student, but teachers always praised my writing. It was the one thing that made me feel successful in school. I studied writing at Penn State until I took a short fiction class. My Professor hated every story I submitted. His comments were brutal! I squeaked by with a C, but gave up writing and changed my major.
Ten years later, I experienced some pretty serious workplace bullying and was passed up for a promotion. I was ready to tear down my cube decorations and quit. Instead, I opened a Google Doc and started writing. At first it was an act of defiance, but I kept going and haven’t stopped since. Now, it’s part of my daily routine. You know how some people feel “off” if they miss a workout? That’s how I feel if I don’t write.
Tell us a bit about the genre you write in and how it found you?
I write stories that interest me. Sometimes they fit into Women’s Fiction, other times they’re Young Adult, or Urban Fantasy. At the end of the day, I want to write human stories. My hope is that people will connect with my characters. The Goodbyes technically fits into the Women’s Fiction genre, but I think anyone who has experienced unrequited love can relate to the story.
Is there any author whom you’d admire and read every book they publish? Who and why?
After I read Eleanor & Park, I binge-read Rainbow Rowell’s entire catalogue. I love the emotional spectrum she creates for her characters.
If you watch TV what are your shows right now?
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe
by author Debbie Johnson
Published by HarperImpulse
Release Date April 29, 2016
What a lovely summer read! This book was fabulous, fun, summery and heartwrenching at times. Debbie is great at setting up a story so that you absolutely can not quit reading until your finished. I loved the letter she wrote to apply for the job at the Comfort Food Cafe and how in that one letter you learn the backstory for the book. Your heart goes out to Laura and her kids and you WANT her to get this job so they can once again have a summer vaca full of happy memories.
I laughed and I may have cried during this book. It really gives you all the feels and that in my eyes is a great book. I pictured Dorset and yet even though I’ve never been (or even been to the UK period) I feel like I have after reading this! Debbie is a great writer of description and because of that it’s not just like you’re reading about Laura’s holiday job, it’s like your there with her. Learning about all these crazy characters and the stories that come with them.
Cate Donnelly announces her interview with rock sensation Webb Turner:
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I like to think of myself as the original TempFive fan. The first time I heard their music, I was sitting in the WICB studio, sorting through stacks of EPs in the submissions pile. This was back in my early days of college radio at Ithaca. At two in the morning, I was alone in the studio trying to keep myself together. I was going through a nasty break-up and searching for any distraction. The last thing I wanted to do was leave another depressing voicemail for my ex.
As soon as the first notes of “Empty Streets” filled my headphones, I escaped to a place where I wanted to live forever. It was as if someone had transcribed every feeling of hope and longing I’ve ever had. I felt like that song was a musical hug written just for me.
Enough time has passed since then, so I can admit that I snuck the EP home in my messenger bag. I still have it. I told you I was their original fan.
I’m so excited to bring you the ReLaunch and ReBrand of Aimee Horton’s ‘The Perfect Disaster Serires’
Velvet Morning Press has recently ReLaunched these books with the fabulous covers below!
I LOVE these new covers!! I can’t wait to read these!!
(To find out more about each book, click on the covers)
A hilarious and honest British mom’s madcap adventures in suburbia, from Amazon UK bestselling author Aimee Horton!
Dottie Harris has a knack for stumbling into chaotic situations, gin & tonic in hand. When Dottie and Henry Harris move to their new house, Dottie’s only desire is to make friends in the neighbourhood. But Dottie, just home from delivering her third child, is struggling to adjust to village life. Recently promoted Henry travels a lot, and the neighbours aren’t very welcoming (although that could be because when Dottie first met them, she had dyed her children green).
So when Dottie accidentally hears her neighbours’ conversations over her baby monitor, she can’t help but use the sneaky information in her quest to build new friendships.