Friday, July 25, 2014

Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop - Week 3!


Hi Y'All and Happy Friday - We're into the third week of the Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop! This week the hop is co-hosted with author MJ Schiller. Please #FF me on Twitter with @LLillibridge. Today I'll be sharing some crispy Southern Fried Chicken and a little bit about Nancy Gideon's {writing as Dana Ransom} LOVE'S OWN REWARD - Please #FF Nancy at @NancyGideon!



INGREDIENTS:
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, cut into
pieces
1 cup all-purpose flour
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 quart vegetable oil for frying

DIRECTIONS:
1. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and paprika. Roll in flour.
2. Add 1/2 to 3/4 inch oil to a large, heavy skillet. Heat to approximately 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Place chicken pieces in hot oil. Cover, and fry until golden, turning once, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain on paper towels.


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File Size: 451 KB
Print Length: 317 pages
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books 


Her act of courage destroys everything . . . 

Charlene “Charley” Carter risked her life to rescue a child from a burning car. Suddenly, the quiet research assistant becomes a media darling—and a half-million dollars richer, thanks to the boy’s grateful grandparents. But big money brings big moochers and bigger betrayals. Charley retreats, wounded and suspicious about the motives of even those dearest to her.

He doesn’t trust that she’s for real . . .

Jess McMasters exposes frauds for a living, and if it means using his charms as well as his tough skills as a journalist, no problem. What’s Charlene Carter trying to gain by refusing to be interviewed by the press? Is she angling for more money—or is she hiding secrets that prove she’s nobody’s hero?

Jess goes undercover to get close to her, but the closer he gets, the less he understands. Except this: the cost for his deception could be his own heart.

Readers will find themselves mesmerized by these magical characters who symbolize hope and redemption. 4+ – Romantic Times
With over 55 sales since her first publication in 1987, Portage, Michigan author Nancy Gideon's writing encompasses romance genres from historicals and regencies to contemporary suspense and the paranormal.

Under her own name, she's a bestseller for Silhouette Romantic Suspense, has written an award-winning vampire romance series, and has an eight book shape-shifter series with Pocket Books. Also listed on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB), she collaborated on Indie horror films In the Woods and Savage with screenwriting and ADR script credits, and even played a small role.

Writing historical romance as Dana Ransom, she's a "Career Achievement for Historical Adventure" and "K.I.S.S." award winner with books published in Romanian, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, German, Icelandic and Chinese.
As Rosalyn West, she's a HOLT Medallion winner with nominations for "Best North American Historical Romance" and "Best Historical Book in a Series."

A prolific writer, Gideon attributes her creative output, which once peaked at seven novels in one year, to her love of history and a gift for storytelling. She also credits the discipline learned through a background in journalism and OCD. The due date for her third book and her second son were on the same day . . . and both were early! When on deadline, she turns on the laptop between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. to get a chapter in before work.




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Friday, July 18, 2014

Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop - Week 2!


Hi Y'All and Happy Friday - We're into the second week of the Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop! This week the hop is co-hosted with author MJ Schiller. Please #FF me on Twitter with @LLillibridge. Today I'll be sharing my recipe for Mama's No Cook Banana Pudding and a little bit about my book ALL THAT MATTERS!

MAMA'S NO COOK BANANA PUDDING 


Copied from her own recipe card in her own words

Mama...1902-1987

Sauce: 1 cup sugar 2 eggs
2 TBLS flour 2 tsp. butter

Mix together, beat well, add 2 c. boiling water, stirring constantly. Cook until thick, being careful not to burn. Flavor with vanilla, lemon or p’apple extract.(lemon is my favorite)

Line 8x8 dish with a layer of vanilla wafers, then a layer of bananas slices. Pour 1/2 of sauce over layer. Repeat with wafers and bananas again and pour rest of sauce over. Be sure all the bananas are covered with sauce so they don’t turn dark.

Chill well and serve.




All the money in the world won’t bring you happiness if the strings attached are pulled so tight you can’t breathe. FAITH MORGAN couldn’t breathe. Controlled all her life by a dominating father whose wealth influenced his actions and prejudices, Faith spent her teen years defying every rule Lionel Morgan made.

BUDDY LEE WALKER is Boyd Walker’s son and mad as hell about it. He hasn’t been anybody’s boy since his mama died when he was six. When his no-account daddy went to prison for a bungled bank robbery and armed assault, sixteen-year-old Buddy Lee shouted “Hallelujah!” and set about working hard to overcome his reputation as Boyd’s boy.

The first time Buddy Lee took the blame for one of Faith’s escapades to save her from her daddy’s wrath, she knew she had a friend forever. Buddy Lee knew he’d have alligators snapping at his heels from that night on, but he didn’t care. Being Faith’s friend was the only good thing going on in his life right then. The worst thing was falling in love with her.

Buddy Lee Walker loves his Mustang - the 1965 red one, that is! He's no cowboy, but he's a Texan with a heart as big as the Lone Star State. Keep that in mind as you read about the favor Faith Morgan asks of him. The one that messes with his emotions and challenges his honor...and his heart.


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Friday, July 11, 2014

Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop!


Hi Y'All and Happy Friday - This is my first Feature Friday Block Party Blog Hop! Please #FF me on Twitter with @LLillibridge. Today I'll be sharing my recipe for Texas Frito Pie and a little bit about my book HILL COUNTRY MAN!

TEXAS FRITO PIE 
serves 4 hungry or 8 not so hungry


Preheat oven to 350ºF

3 cups Fritos corn chips
3/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
2-1/2 cups chili (your favorite—homemade or canned. I use the kind without beans)

Spread 2 cups of Fritos in 8x8inch baking dish. Sprinkle half the onion and half the cheese over Fritos. Pour the chili over the onion and cheese. Sprinkle the remaining Fritos, onion and cheese over the chili.

Bake 15 or 20 minutes until cheese is bubbly. Serve hot. 







Life Is Full Of Choices. The Right Ones Are Never Easy. 

Divorced after discovering her husband’s affairs had been going on for years, Maggie Oliver returns to Shade Tree, Texas, hoping the peaceful Hill Country ranch life will restore her self-esteem and help tame her rebellious fifteen-year-old daughter. When a fire destroys her home and ex-rodeo star Sam Banner, now a local police officer, races back into her life, she vows to steer clear of Sam’s brand of trouble. 


The seductive Texas charm of her ex’s best man has always been a threat to her heart . . . a heart that could be broken again by the secret he’s kept for years. How can Maggie trust herself to make the right choice this time? Sometimes, all it takes is a leap of faith and the love of a HILL COUNTRY MAN. 

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Monday, July 7, 2014

South Beach by Angeline M. Bishop #Giveaway #Spotlight


In South Beach, Laila Sheridan, a successful fashionista who attracts male interest with an effortless strut of her stiletto heels, has ended a rocky relationship with Malcolm Khalid, a captivating lothario with a passion for shirking adult responsibilities. She believes partying in glamorous South Beach with her former college roommates is the prescription for getting her swagger back.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Secret Love by Christine Warner - Release Day Blast

Genre: Sweet Nostalgic Novella
Length: 69 Pages
The Sweet Fifties Series {Book 1}
Release Date: June 9, 2014 

Lizzie Tarleton has always done things her own way—including the time at the tender age of thirteen when she confessed to her brother’s best friend she loved him. But now she’s a new teacher at the local high school, and independent enough to know that you can’t force love. She’ll find love when the time is right—even though her parents are adamant the time is now. The only downfall to her idyllic life is the fact that her childhood crush—who broke her heart—is now her boss. If only she could stop daydreaming about him.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Blurb Blast with Author Christine Warner #Giveaway


(About the Books)

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Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Length: 179 Pages 
Release Date: June 10, 2013
Published by: Entangled Publishing

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life. 

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.