Monday, February 29, 2016

Holly Lane & Nate

Have you met Layne and Hollie yet? What are you waiting for? Check out Holly Lane.

Don't forget Nate & Charlie - you can check them out on GR and add them to your TBR lists. ;) (A revised copy will be available after April 10, 2017).

Friday, February 26, 2016

Easy, Fast, and great tasting chili recipe!

Who loves chili? I DO!! 

I made this yesterday for a boy scout Blue and Gold dinner, and it went quick!  I've had family and friends request the recipe, as well. So- why keep this yummy dish to myself, when I can post it here for others to discover? It's a recipe I've been using for years, which I believe came from the South Beach Diet.

I ALWAYS double, and sometimes triple, this recipe to feed more than 4 people.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder with ½ tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (7.5 oz) kidney beans
  • 1 can (7.5 oz) black beans
  • 1 can (7.5 oz) pinto beans
  • 1 can (7.25 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 4 tablespoons tomato paste
  1. Mix chipotle and adobo sauce with diced tomatoes, and puree in blender or food processor. 
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. 
  3. Add onion and garlic, saute about 5 minutes, stirring often to prevent garlic from burning. 
  4. Add the ground turkey and brown, breaking up the larger pieces, along with oregano and cumin.
  5. Add tomato paste and stir to mix well with turkey
  6. Follow with the chipotle tomato mixture, all the beans, and, finally, the chicken broth. 
  7. Mix the chili well and bring to a boil for just a minute, then reduce to a simmer.
  8.  Let simmer covered for at 20 minutes, but I go for 30 minutes in a covered crockpot. 
  9. Adjust seasoning, or thin to taste and serve.

Friday, February 19, 2016

How to support an Author

Authors' put their hearts, souls, and imagination into their stories. It makes us feel good when others read our stories- no matter if we sell the story for $$ or put it up for free. The only thing we ask for in return is for our readers to share with others- which doesn't cost a cent to do. We depend on 'word-of-mouth' from our readers.

The best compliment you could give to any author would be:
  • Reviews- did you know that it takes 20-25 reviews, on Amazon, just to get an author's book on these lists?----> 'you might like' or 'also bought'. This increases the books visibility on the site and helps to boost sales, or free offerings, so others would want to pick up the author's story. 50-75 reviews on Amazon -will highlight the author's book for spotlight positions and the newsletter. That's a huge BOOST for an author. Readers choose books based off of recommendations. Blogs, Goodreads, and any other site you can share on, is truly appreciated. 
  • Compliment: Tell your friends to read the author's book. It's the biggest compliment you can give to an author.
  • Sharing: Liking, sharing, and tweeting or retweeting about an author and their books on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even Goodreads. These are great ways to help promote an author on social media, as well as through the reviews.
If you read Holly Lane - please make sure to post a review. Thank you for your support and for reading! Look for my next book, Nate (A Texas Jacks Novel), which comes out in March.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Holly Lane Ranked- #24 wow!

Holly Lane is now ranked #24 in Kindle Free Stores under Coming of Age. I'm so grateful to those who have bought, and read, my story. Thank you many times over. 

For a limited time, I have put Holly Lane on sale for a grand total of $0.00. It's my thank you and Valentine's Day gift to all!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Holly Lane Reviewer Snippets

"His character was mature, funny and at times dorky." -Twitter Tweet, Feb. 2016

"A beautifully written story about friendship and first love." -Amy B. Amazon Review

"Layne was such an intriguing character and the way that Morgan portrayed their relationship was wonderful. 5 stars for Holly Lane." -Melissa. Amazon Review

"...she made two lovable characters and explained a love everyone wants for their life. Difficult to put down and even more difficult to see "The End" I wanted the book to go on forever." -Hope. Amazon Review 


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Holly Lane is FREE & ON SALE

In preparation for Nate (A Texas Jacks Novel)- I'm putting Holly Lane on sale, and on KDP for free. Happy Reading! 
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