I received another great review for Wet Dream this week, and I have to tell you how very satisfying it is. When you work on something for weeks, tweeking and tidying, and throw it out into the world, it’s like you throw a piece of you out there. To be judged or condemned, ridiculed or possibly, hopefully loved. It’s a very tense experience when you see an email or notification from a review site with your name on it. For a heartbeat of time, you don’t want to open it. If it’s bad news, and you don’t read it, you won’t technically know about it, right? But you have to. You have to know what that person had to say about your baby. When the review is bad, or even luke warm, it hurts your heart. I’ve never gotten a terrible review, but I live in fear of the day I do.
But for now, I’ll enjoy the Good review I just received from Romancing The Book. Here’s part of it: I enjoyed every one of these twenty-four pages, and if you’ve read my reviews you know that’s saying a lot. Usually with pieces this short the reader is left feeling like something was neglected or left out. This is not the case with Wet Dream. Ms. Madden managed to weave an intriguing, touching and at times humorous tale together with molten lava loving to create a page turner. If you haven’t read this one yet, I suggest you go pick it up and allow yourself a mini break to be swept away into a different world.
Thank You Shyla.
I hope everyone has a joyful Holiday season and a wonderful Christmas. I’m writing my butt off, trying to get the Veteran series off the ground. I think I’ve settled on the series name of Coming Home, and I have three books started, as well as ideas for several more. Ideally, I wanted to get it out before Christmas, but realistically I’m looking more toward January. I don’t want to rush with this series, and there’s a lot of research to do for the disabilities. I’m selecting covers now, and that is really spurring me on. As soon as I have something firm, I’ll post it here.
Stay sane this Christmas season, and read good books!
Ok, I don’t normally post recipes here, but I felt for the better good of Woman kind, I needed to post this. It’s quick and easy, and people will DEMOLISH it!
The holidays are wonderful. Family, friends, presents, get-togethers. But with all that fun comes stress. I always stress more about the food I need to take than the actual traveling out of state to see family. What am I going to take to the Christmas party/ Thanksgiving dinner/ family get-together? My husband actually gets pissed at me because I stress so much.
This can be made the day before you leave, though, and travels perfectly.
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 1 cup almonds
- 2T Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, plus an extra sprinkle
- 1t. Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/2 t. Paprika
- salt and pepper
- 6 strips uncooked bacon (I used 3 strips of extra thick bacon)
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 t. Paprika
- salt and pepper
Stir all of the ingredients in the nut mixture until everything is coated. Set aside.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Dice the bacon into small cubes. Mix all of the bacon ingredients in a bowl, then spread onto a non-stick cookie sheet. Cook 8-10 minutes, until the sugar is bubbling. Remove from oven and add the nut mixture, stirring thoroughly. Place back in the oven for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through. Serve warm or allow to cool, then break the nuts apart.
I served it the next day. After it cooled, I just threw it into a plastic container and packed it away. Super easy, and the men will absolutely love it. I made this for Thanksgiving, and had people calling me for the recipe as we left.