Fresh Fiction had a fabulous review for Sid’s story which includes the words “fantastic,” “excellent,” and “amazing”! Read the rest here.
DARKNESS UNDONE is also the Fresh Pick of the day. “Fresh pick” makes me imagine a lush array of summer fruits scattered across Sid’s nekkid chest. Maybe that’s just me. To find the latest Fresh Picks every day, click here.
I don’t cook.
I don’t cook and I’m not ashamed of it. Actually, I’m sort of proud of my kitchen incompetence. It means I don’t have to cook! However, I thought I’d share this new recipe I’ve discovered. Actually, it’s not a recipe (because, as noted, I do not cook) but it’s a technique I discovered for eating my vegetables. See, in addition to not cooking, I don’t particularly like veggies. I like to grow them, but I don’t like to eat them. One of the worst fights I’ve had with my XY involved him putting peas on my plate. Big ol’ spoonful. I made a face. He said I didn’t appreciate his cooking. I said he didn’t love me if he didn’t know how much I didn’t like peas. Anyway. I’ve recently found that peas and broccoli are, well, kinda tasty. Here’s my trick:
- Heat up a little oil (I’ve been using sunflower lately) in a skillet; make sure it’s hot enough that a droplet of water sizzles on the pan
- Throw in veggies
- Sprinkle with salt & pepper
- Put just the slightest brown on the green but don’t let them get wilty
I’m going to try this with the beans as soon as they are ready. Not sure about the cabbage, although I hear kale chips are somewhat similar. I’m wondering if I should give eggplant another chance if I do it this way. Happy vegging!
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My mission this year was to eat every single blueberry on these bushes. I may have to concede defeat. Although the birds have stolen a few, and the dog who is supposed to chase away the birds has instead decided she likes to eat the ones they peck off the bushes, I have been gorging on blueberries until I groan and this is when only one of the bushes is at peak. The rest aren’t even a quarter blue!
Still, I will do my best to eat as many as possible.
Book 4 of the Marked Souls
The war between good and evil has raged for millennia, and as a powerful new enemy ascends, the Marked Souls
are pushed to the ragged edge…
Alyce Carver has been alone longer than she can remember, battered by the living nightmares that haunt her city. Cornered by yet another gang of demons, she unwittingly joins forces with a handsome scholar who can salvage her past, and she in turn may be the key to his investigations. But sSidney Westerbrook has always studied darkness and damnation from a sensible distance. Now, to earn his place as a league Bookkeeper, he must discover why Chicago is such a battleground of soul-linked warriors. But the research becomes personal when he finds himself over his head and under attack — and at the mercy of a waif with demon-lit eyes and a deep yearning in her heart.
he won’t let him go until he shows her everything she’s been missing.
What begins as an experiment in possession becomes a trial by desire so powerful it threatens both their lives, even as it binds their souls.
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