Monday, November 24, 2014

Savory Sunday~One Day Late

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Hey guys, Blythe here Charlene's PA. I totally dropped the ball on getting y'all your Savory Sunday post but I'm here today to give y'all one! This is my absolute favorite holiday drink ever. I hope you enjoy and let us know if you tried it out.
~Blythe









Todays recipe is:
Starbucks Peppermint Mocha Recipe

                                               

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup of sugar                                            
  • 1/4 cup of water                     
  • 3 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 3 tablespoons powered cocoa         
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot espresso                    
  • 1.5 cups steamed milk

Directions:

1) Stir water and sugar in pot until sugar dissolves and bring to a boil
2) Reduce heat to a low simmer and add 1.5 teaspoons of peppermint extract
3) Allow mixture to simmer for 20 minuets 
4) Mix coco and water in a cup until paste is formed 
5) Add expresso and 1.5 teaspoons of peppermint extract 
6) Add milk and serve immediately 

Where I got this recipe today: 
http://www.thedallassocials.com/blog/starbucks-holiday-drink-recipes/

Friday, November 21, 2014

Watch for My Interview on The Authors Show!

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My interview with Linda Thompson of the Author Show went absolutely marvelously. She is such a gracious hostess, made me feel right at home as we talked about common ground near where she lives in Phoenix. We had a great chat before we settled down for the interview. 

As the Author Show is pre-recorded, I just found out when it will go live. The magic date is December 1st! Be sure to check in and listen anytime that day. She asked some very engaging questions and made them easy to answer. 

We discussed the Cornerstone Deep series, but I was able to share what else I've published and what's to come! Very excited to share this interview with you all~








Until next time,
May your dreams be magical.









Wednesday, November 12, 2014

First review of Aumelan ~ Blessed of the Gods

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It's always exciting when someone reads your story and not only loves, but gets it. In January, I'll be launching a new series called Aumelan. 




Aumelan ~ Blessed of the Gods

Chad Aumelan is in love, but his world isn't right. Not when he's forbidden to have Dee just because she's his slave.
When Salana Goffin meets Chad, she's faced with the unbelievable: A man who must take energy from a host to survive. He wants to find a cure to free the woman he loves. How can Salana turn away such a noble cause?
Together, they search for answers, but fate has another plan.


I haven't exactly been quiet about Aumelan, I've posted a teaser or two. Considering, I should be shouting it from the rooftops. From conception to published is right around 35 years. That's right you read correctly. 35.

So when I got my first review, I wanted to bear hug this person. While the stories I've written so far have fallen right smack into the Romance genre first, Aumelan would probably hit Sci-fi/Fantasy with romantic elements. The plot doesn't hinge on the hero and the heroine being together. The story goes on whether that happy fact exists or not. So that being said, expect some twists and unexpected turns.

Anyway, I gotta share this review with you. Thank you, Jennifer Brown. I'm glad you loved book 1. I'm working on book 2, World Beneath the Rock, right now while it's in the final stages of publication.


What they’re saying:


“Aumelan is much more than a love story. Ms. Wilson has crafted a masterpiece in which she closely examines the human condition: How far will we go as a society to survive? How far will we go as individuals for compassion? The literary genus is covertly wrapped in a delicious genre romance where readers are submerged in the lives of her characters and the fantastic sci-fi backdrop of their imperfect world. Make no mistake, Aumelan may easily become a classic to transcend time. A definite recommended read!” 
                                                               ~Jennifer Brown




Until next time,
May your dreams be magical.














Sunday, October 12, 2014

Are We Ready For The Holiday Recipes?

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It's that time of year again, my loves, when all the great food and recipes come out of those cookbooks. And I'm back with the weekly shares to make your holidays buzz with happy tummies!

This year, I'm going with Savory Sunday, so all foods are apt to be shared right here on Charlene Blogs. *big smile*

We're starting off with a luscious Creamy Pumpkin soup, thanks to Woman&Home.com*. 

This is healthy vegetarian soup to warm those hearts and tummies, and according to W&H, it's great for kicking those colds and burning that fat!


Creamy Pumpkin Soup



  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Total time: 40 mins
  • Calories: 108 per serving
  • Freeze: yes
  • Prepare ahead: yes



INGREDIENTS
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 fat red chilies, deseeded (if you don't like it too hot) and diced
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, finely chopped
  • 18fl oz vegetable broth
  • 1lb 9oz pumpkin (or butternut squash) flesh, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 7fl oz reduced-fat coconut milk
PREPARATION
  1. In a large non-stick pan gently cook the onion, chilies and lemongrass in 1 to 2tbsp of the broth for 5 minutes to soften.
  2. Add the pumpkin and carrot and cook for a further 5 minutes before adding the remaining vegetable broth and coconut milk.
  3. Bring to the boil, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. Blend until smooth and garnish with chilies to serve.


*Get this recipe and more at Woman&Home.com!




Until next time,
May your dreams be magical.







Saturday, September 27, 2014

Freeness Is Going Around!

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After the big Goodreads giveaway of The Transformation of Anna last month, I didn't expect to have another Free moment for a while. But with Aumelan coming out in January and Destiny slated for May, we're pushing promotion of one of my favorite titles to give everyone a chance to fall in love with the characters who've stole my heart. Watch out, they'll steal yours too! Lol.

So, from now until Midnight October 4th, The Transformation of Anna will be free to download in any e-version your reader requires. No reader? No problem! It's available in PDF also, so you can read it on your computer. *smile*





And let me take a moment to THANK YOU ALL for your support and love. Without you, my stories wouldn't be half as much fun to write. I love sharing my worlds with you!



Until next time,
May your dreams be magical.