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Hello and welcome to our hop. Thanks for taking the time to come by. We are so happy you’re here!

I came up with this week’s challenge:

Two days until Thanksgiving. Share your favorite Thanksgiving recipe.

I do like turkey and stuffing, but I think it’s the side dishes that make the meal great. That, and the company! So here is my favorite holiday dish. And the best part – it’s so easy.

Holiday Cranberry Sauce

1 box Cherry or Strawberry Jello (family size – 8-1/2 cup servings)

2 cups boiling water

1 cup cold water

1 cup dry sherry

2 cans whole berry cranberry sauce

1 can pineapple chunks or 1 can Mandarin oranges (drained)

2 cups pecans (optional)

Add 2 cups boiling water to Jello. Stir until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water and sherry. Stir well. Mix in the cranberry sauce and fruit and/or pecans.

Cover and chill at least 4 hours or until set.



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Now let’s hop over to the amazing Jenna Da Sie and get her favorite recipe…



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Hello and happy Tuesday. Thanks for joining us! This week’s challenge comes from the amazing Brenda Margriet:

Do you speak another language? If so, which one? If you don’t, is there a language you’d like to learn? How about your characters – do you write characters that speak different languages, and use that language in your stories?

It makes me sad to admit that years ago I was fluent in four languages: English, Spanish, French and Italian. But the old saying “if you don’t use it, you lose it” is so true. When I no longer had the opportunity to converse in those last three languages, the knowledge faded. These days, I can recognize only a few words of the foreign tongues. (I am still fluent in English. As far as I know.)

I have just finished writing the “Morocco” series and I wanted to make it authentic, so I researched many words and phrases in Arabic, so my characters could converse accurately.  It is a lyrical tongue and I enjoyed learning some of it. But it made me miss the other languages I used to speak and understand.

Language is so much a part of who we are and it always expands my horizons to experience how other countries communicate.

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Now, let’s hop over to the wonderful Clair Brett and find out about her languages…

Also, she has some very exciting news…Clair has a pre-order up for a book coming out on

Dec 3.  Can’t wait to read it!!!!

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Hello and welcome to this week’s hop. We are really happy when you spend time with us!

Here’s this week’s challenge:

The saying goes “Never judge a book by its cover,” but be honest – you have, right? Share a couple of your favorite book covers – whether your own or someone else’s – and explain what it is that draws you to them.

My cover artist, Jena Brignola, is the best. I am so happy with all my covers, so it’s hard to choose just one or two. I know there are all kinds of opinions on book covers: color choices for the background, hero, heroine, both. For me, though, it seems Jena reads my mind and understands exactly what I want for each book, so my covers are very diverse, since I write different genres. And I really like them all!

I’m going to post three of my favorites and I’d love it if you would tell me which ones you like best.

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Also, today is release day for another of the fabulous Brenda Margriet books:

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Let’s check out her other choices of covers….




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Happy Tuesday. Thanks for joining us today! We are always happy when you’re here! This week’s challenge comes for the incomparable A.S. Fenichel:

It’ s almost Halloween… do you like to dress up? Did you ever? What’s the most fun part of Halloween for you and how do you celebrate?

Remembering some of the years and some of the silly and wonderful costumes always makes me smile. I love Halloween. There are always parties and lots of candy! And there is also fun. This is one of my favorite holidays because you can be anyone you like. From royalty to alien to vampire, the right makeup and wardrobe and you’re there!

Also, there are the wonderful classic horror movies. I love a little scare now and then. I don’t mean the gory, slasher ones. Those kinda make me sick. I mean the ghost ones and Stephen King movies like “Salem’s Lot”. There are the really old fashioned ones, like “Night of the Lepus” about mutated angry rabbits and “The Omen”, as well as pretty much anything by Alfred Hitchcock. TV has a field day with these oldies but goodies this time of year and they are just plain fun.

So whether I’m going out to a party or staying home and waiting for the adorable children in their costumes to show up for treats, I repeat: I love Halloween.

And coming soon…


Now let’s hop over to the amazing AJ Andersen and hear about her Halloween…

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Happy Tuesday and welcome to our hop. So glad you took the time to be with us! This week’s challenge comes from the amazing Jenna Da Sie:

It’s time for a micro flash fiction! Write 250 words with a genre of your choice, the location is a tunnel and the object is a flower.

It’s just too easy to get tunnel vision. Get up, drink coffee, go to work, come home, drink wine, go to bed. There is comfort in routine, but, let’s face it, it’s also boring. I longed for something different, some excitement. And, I was lonely and ready to think about a relationship. The last one ended just as miserably as they always seem to, but it was time to pull up my big girl granny panties and trade them in for some lace.

I decided to start by getting off my butt and taking a walk in the park nearby. I probably needed a puppy to attract the right kind of attention, but the animal shelter was closed today and, besides, that’s no reason to adopt. Although, I did have room in my heart.

So, tennis shoes on, and off I go. It was a beautiful day, perfect blue sky, warming breeze. I walked about fifty yards and looked around. And suddenly, up comes the cutest dog you ever saw. With a flower in her mouth. And a very handsome man walking just behind her.

Now let’s pop over to the incredible Jenna Da Sie and see what she came up with….

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Hello, happy Tuesday and welcome to this week’s hop. We’re so happy you’ve joined us! This week’s challenge comes from the amazing Brenda Margriet:

As the weather gets cooler in Northern British Columbia, I tend to make more stews and casseroles and soups. Share your favourite cold weather meal recipe!

To me, nothing says comfort food in cooler weather more than soup. It warms inside and out. And my favorite (excluding tomato soup and grilled cheese, of course) is this tortilla soup.

If you have a crock pot, it’s easy and delicious. If you don’t have a crock pot, you can cook this on the stove on medium heat for the first three hours and low heat for the last three.

4 boneless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)

2 cans (15 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (4 oz) chopped mild chilies, drained

1 yellow onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1+ cup chicken broth

1 teaspoon cumin

Salt and pepper to taste

4 corn tortillas, sliced into ¼ inch strips

2 Tbls. chopped fresh cilantro

½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 avocado, sliced

Lime juice

Place chicken, tomatoes, chilies, onion, garlic, chicken broth, cumin and salt and pepper into a crock pot. Cook on high for 3 hours. Remove chicken and shred with forks and return to pot. Adjust seasonings and add more broth if necessary. Continue cooking on low for 3 hours. (Note: If cooking on a stove, check broth every hour or so.)

Just before serving, add tortillas and cilantro.

Serve and top with cheese, avocado and a squeeze of lime juice.

And, in between bites, I’m working on getting “Freed From Morocco” out by the end of the month!


Now, let’s pop over to the fantastic Christina Alexandra for her favorite recipe…

And check out her presale for The Worth of a Viscount, and the The Haute Ton Reader Society… she has a half-yearly birthday celebration coming up at the end of the month. Lots of fun stuff planned!

Christina Alexandra





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Hello and welcome. So glad you could join us! This week’s challenge comes from the fabulous Jenna Da Sie:

I love game nights! Do you have a favourite game you like to play when you get together with friends or family?

I’m with Jenna! I love games. Card games, board games. I enjoy the challenge and the competition. I used to play bridge all the time, but no one seems to play these days.

I recently played Hearts with my neighbors and had a great time. And Monopoly is always a go to.

But more and more these days, people are so caught up in electronic media, they don’t make the effort to actually interact with one another. This will make me sound really old, but I miss the days when people would get together all the time to play (not virtual) games, exchange news and stories and just talk to each other.

As much as I appreciate what my computer and phone, etc. do, I don’t like the isolation that is inevitable. That’s why I so enjoy where I live here in Florida. The pace in my neighborhood is slower and we actually converse with one another. One of these days, I’m going to bring a deck of cards or a board game when I go to visit…

Now let’s hop over to the incredible Jenna Da Sie and hear about her favs…