Ex-SCAVENGER-anza

Posted by on May 20, 2017 in Book Giveaway, Reader Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Ex-SCAVENGER-anza

Welcome clue hunters!  Cross out all the letters in the word LEGACY. Unscramble the remaining letters for today’s answer!   ORIGINAL POST on J.M. Page’s blog: Okay, so not quite. My actual birthday is May 19th, but I like to celebrate in a BIG way. For my birthday, I’m hosting an Ex-SCAVENGER-anza! (It’s an online Scavenger Hunt, if my silly name didn’t make sense)  Each day there will be a new clue for you to find the answer to. That answer will be your entry into the giveaway for the day. Some of the puzzles will be really easy, others might be a little tricky, and I may even send you on some field trips to other authors’ websites! It’s going to be a ton of fun and you’re going to be able to win a FANTASTIC prize package. What’s in the prize package you want to know? It’s a SECRET. The grand prize is a MYSTERY BOX of all of my favorite things. I promise, it’s fantastic. I basically went on a shopping spree like I was buying all this stuff for myself. I’m also giving away a few signed paperbacks, but that’s not all the prizes! On the Facebook Event Page, I’ll be giving away lots of ebooks and other goodies from the authors that are helping me out with this. There’s lots of ways to be a winner, so I hope you’ll come play with us!  Each day, the clues will be posted in these places: This Blog My Twitter My Facebook Fan Page The Page Turner Club The Event Page Make sure to follow me to never miss a clue! BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Three lucky clue hunters will win an e-book for   Legacy (The Biodome Chronicles #1) ENTER...

Read More »

This JUNE, don’t miss the hunt…

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Book Giveaway, Reader Fun, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This JUNE, don’t miss the hunt…

Calling all explorers: This JUNE, don’t miss the hunt. THE YA SUMMER SCAVENGER HUNT An Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring this amazing event, featuring 100+ authors and over $1,000 in books and prizes! Set a Google Calendar reminder for June 1st to hunt for secret words, reconstruct the Lost Story, and enter many, many, many giveaways. So, set a reminder. Like, right now. Yeah. *hums Jeopardy tune while blog reader sets up calendar reminder* Ready? OK… Let’s continue. On my blog, ONE lucky winner will receive this three-book YA SciFi Kindle bundle: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi The Body Electric by Beth Revis Legacy by Jesikah Sundin     RULES Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES. All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story HERE (link will be posted soon). There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword. TREASURE MAP (list of participating authors) Cindy Ray Hale Katherine Bogle Melle Amade David Kudler A.M. Yates Alethea Kontis Stevie Rae Causey Katlyn Duncan Debbie Manber Kupfer Meredith Efken   Meredith Rose Lara Ann   K.M. Robinson J.A. Culican Heather Karn Rob L. Slater Dylan Keefer Sarah K. Wilson   L.J. Higgins Gina Marie Long  Em Kazmierski Travis Hall Heather Young-Nichols Anna Santos J.L. Weil   Jo Schneider  Rebecca Fernfield Kristin D. Van Risseghem Martine Lewis  Tara Benham Stacy Claflin Beth Hammond Erica Monroe Cope Nicole Zoltack Char Webster Sabrina Ramoth T.J. Muir Raquel Lyon Beth Rodgers S.L. Beaumont Eva Pohler Melanie McFarlane Cheryllynn Dyess Audrey Rich Amanda Zieba Sandie Will Elle Scott Angie Grigaliunas Ashley Maker  Mandy Peterson Audrey Grey Elisa Dane   Amy McNulty Melinda Cordell Monica Leonelle Claire Luana Frost Kay Preeti C. Sharma Bentz Deyo  April Wood Lena Mae Hill Angel Leya Wendi Wilson Wendy Knight Chogan Swan Tamara Hart Heiner Norma Hinkens Patti Larsen Megan Crewe   Jamie Thornton Jessie Renée T.A. Maclagan   Lydia Sherrer Phyllis Moore P.D. Workman J.A. Armitage K.N. Lee Angela Fristoe Rhonda Sermon G.K. DeRosa  Erin Richards Ali Winters Larissa C. Hardesty Kristine Tate Debra Kristi Bella Rose  Cortney Pearson Jeff Kohanek Kristal Shaff Rachel Morgan   Emma Right C.L. Cannon Joanne Macgregor Lindsey Loucks Farah Kuck Erin Hayes Jesikah Sundin Dorothy Dreyer Danielle Annett C.J. Ethington L.C. Hibbett  Madeline Dyer Katie John Nicole Schubert   Rachel Medhurst  Tee G Ayer   May Freighter  Heather Dyer Jen Minkman   J.L. Gillham Karen Tomlinson Kate Haye Tom Shutt Martina Billings Jo Ho Brian...

Read More »

Water faeries visited my yard and left magic…

Posted by on Sep 4, 2016 in Musings | 0 comments

Water faeries visited my yard and left magic…

Yesterday morning, I awoke to a glistening garden. I could not help but capture the water fearie wishes carefully planted throughout my yard.   A falling wish made from an Autumn Joy sedum.   Raindrop kisses on strawberry leaves.   Droplet crystals on spun webbed ivy.   Raindrop garlands on blades of grass.   Captured wishes in an Autumn Joy sedum.   A spider guards his funneled home. He is as beautiful as he is terrifying!   Sparkling water orbs dance on strawberry leaves.   Tiny water drop stars twinkling on spider silk.   Which one was your favorite? Comment...

Read More »

Here’s a bite of my dessert. Can I try yours?

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Musings | 3 comments

Here’s a bite of my dessert. Can I try yours?

One of the things I love most about the Holidays is recipes. Yep. I’m a recipe collector. I even love reading cook books. So, I thought, why not do a fun blog-recipe-exchange? I’ll share three of my favorite recipes and, if so inclined, comment below with the link or instructions to one of your favorite Holiday desserts. Fun, right?   MOLASSES SPICE COOKIES ¾ cup butter softened 1 cup of sugar 1 egg ¼ cup of molasses (I use blackstrap) –mix ingredients together 2 cups flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon of clove ½ teaspoon of ginger ½ teaspoon of nutmeg ¼ teaspoon of cardamom –mix dry ingredients together –add to wet ingredients until thoroughly blended — form into 1-2” balls, depending on desired cookie size –roll in sugar and cinnamon (1 tablespoon of cinnamon per ¼ cup of sugar) –flatten with bottom of glass cup –cook at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Leave on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.   SNICKERDOODLES 1 cup butter softened 1 ½  cups of sugar –cream together butter and sugar 2 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla –add to creamed butter and sugar, mix well 2 ¾ cups flour 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt –mix dry ingredients together –add to wet ingredients until thoroughly blended — form into 1-2” balls, depending on desired cookie size –roll in sugar and cinnamon (1 tablespoon of cinnamon per ¼ cup of sugar) –flatten with bottom of glass cup –cook at 400 degrees for 7 minutes. Leave on pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack.   ALMOND CRANBERRY COFFEE CAKE 1 cup butter softened 1 cup of sugar –cream together butter and sugar 2 egg 1 teaspoon almond extract –add to creamed butter and sugar, mix well 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt –mix dry ingredients together –add to wet ingredients until thoroughly blended 1 cup (8 oz) of sour cream –add to dough and mix well 1 can jellied cranberry sauce — mix it up so it is spreadable. It should look like lumpy jam. –grease a 9×9 inch square baking pan –spoon half of the dough into pan and spread (Note: It is sticky. Sometimes I use my fingers to stretch it to each corner.) –spoon half of the cranberry sauce onto dough and spread until entire surface is covered –repeat process: add remaining dough and spread to each corner, then add the rest of the cranberry sauce and spread until the top is covered. –bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes GLAZE 1/3 cup of powdered sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 5 teaspoons of warm water –mix together, set aside while cake is in the oven –spoon over cake straight from the oven so...

Read More »