Barnes & Noble LOVES Hawt Flash!
This week I got unexpected and AWESOME news! Barnes and Noble chose Hawt Flash as one of their Favorite Paranormal Women's Fiction Novels. It was a huge honor to have my book chosen (as this is a brand new genre for me) and to see my first book in the series alongside the heavy hitters like Elizabeth Hunter, Deborah Wilde, and the like is a dream come true. It also legitimizes my work and lends credibility to the series. It was definitely a PINCH ME, I'm dreaming moment!
Currently Watching: The Fall of the House of Usher
The perfect creepy Netflix series to watch this Halloween season. I thought it was clever and interesting. Gave me opioid crisis, Sackler family retribution vibes and I loved the ending. Great storytelling and compelling visuals.
Currently Reading: Pen Pal
This is a VERY GRAPHIC story with several BDSM-type explicit sex scenes, and not my typical read, but I picked it up anyway since I heard so much swooning in a book group I'm in. I'm also fascinated by what moves a reader to fall in love with a book and considered it research.
This one was very interesting with twists and turns. You have to suspend belief a bit and let the story take you away. There are some plot holes and inconsistencies, but I gave it 5 stars since it was hooky and entertaining, even though man chest on a book cover makes me roll my eyes.
Currently Enjoying: Egg Drop Soup with Chili Crisp
When I am up against a deadline, I run myself down. It's something I need to change, but often I work and work and work until my body says "Hey dummy, since you don't know how to rest, we've decided to make you sick and give you no other choice." This happened last week, but never fear, Egg Drop Soup with Chili Crisp to the rescue!
Here's my recipe. FYI, I don't measure ingredients, except with my heart, so these are closest approximations. You can adjust as you like.
In a pan on the stove add:
- 3 C. water
- 3 1/2 tsp. Better than Bullion Chicken Base (If sodium in an issue start with 2 1/2 to 3.)
- 2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1/2 to 2/3 C. of frozen peas and carrots
- 1/4-1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4-1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1-2 tsp sesame oil
Bring to a boil then take off heat and add 2 scrambled eggs while you stir the mixture continuously with a whisk. If you don't stir fast enough you'll have egg lumps. Still tasty, not as visually appealing.
Toppings that I think are crucial....but you decide for yourself.
- 1-2 tsp Chili Crisp (It's the chili oil that's blown up on Tik Tok) DO NOT SKIP THIS. Chili Crisp is the 8th Wonder of the World.)
- Chopped Scallions (Green parts only. A small handful)
- Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (A hearty shake)
Try not to burn your mouth and ENJOY!
Currently Writing: Flash Point: Midlife in Aura Cove Book 4
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