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The Write Stuff TIFFANY KING

The
Write
Stuff
TIFFANY KING

Available August 25th.
Available August 25th.

Available August 25, 2014

Twenty-two-year-old historical romance writer Nicole Blake, or N.S. Blake to her readers, hasn’t taken an official poll, mind you, but she is convinced she may be the only romance author on the planet who is still a card-carrying member of the virgin club.
Not that she hasn’t tried to end her membership. Life just keeps finding pesky ways to interfere. With no prospects on the horizon, Nicole begins to feel like the closest she will ever get to experiencing a man is within her own stories.
Opportunity presents itself in the form of hot-as-sin-on-a-lollipop-stick bartender/premed student Alec Petropoulos, who agrees to be the cover model for her upcoming book. Sparks fly instantly between them, and Nicole begins to entertain the possibility that she’s finally found the right guy to hand over her tattered V-card. Alec has all the makings for a perfect one-night-stand candidate except, much to Nicole’s surprise, he seems to be the only man in existence not interested in bagging a virgin.
Stuck between a rock and a stubborn male, what’s a virgin to do? Seduce him, of course. How hard could it be? If it works for the characters in her stories, why wouldn’t it work for her?
After all, what happens under the cover…stays under the cover.

Amazon:
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iBooks:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-write-stuff/id908755678?mt=11

Barnes and Noble: http://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-write-stuff-tiffany-king/1120184865?ean=2940150537804

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About Tiffany King
USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iPhone and iPad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
For information on any of Author Tiffany’s titles, visit her blog at www.authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com
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“Dreams do come true…Dream big.”

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Everybody Needs A Little Romance Right?

IMG_2484Do you like to read a good historical, paranormal, contemporary or erotica? Well this blog has a treat for you! Today’s blogs has a taste of all of these!

To Love A Wicked Scoundrel is the first book out by Anabelle Bryant. If you haven’t met Anabelle you can find her at www.anabellebryant.com  and here is the link to her latest book – 966d5529c45b940a802b9d7222184670http://goo.gl/jRvaRS

This past week I have been asked by so many readers about the next installment of my Cozy Cozy series. First I want to say I loved writing IRRESISTIBLY DELICIOUS and I’m enjoying writing Cookie’s story right now. I appreciate how patient my readers are. This book would have been finished two months ago if I wasn’t still dealing with the tornado damage that hit my house back in February.

daf-cc-id3I love writing small-town contemporary romance with a touch of humor and a bit of suspense. Kind of like our own lives. We laugh, we cry, and hope for a happily-ever-after. At least in my stories, they do end up that way. Here is a link to my book:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I2TE750/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_dp_L7R6sb19YFSK9 

I’m fortune to be in the company of some wonderful writers in this blog hop. In celebration I’m giving away two copies of my book Irresistibly Delicious if you leave a comment below on my page. Have a wonderful Monday and remember we all need a little romance.

 

 

Available Now!
Available Now!

Cassandra Curtis – http://cassandracurtis.com

http://cassandracurtis.blogspot.com/2014/04/monday-hop-contemporary-romance-with.html

Cassandra writes romantic comedy, paranormal erotic romance and erotic romance. Her latest book is here:http://tinyurl.com/lgte5ol

Here’s is Cassandra’s bio:

Author of the bestselling paranormal erotic romance series Shifting Tides and finalist in 2007’s EPIC awards, Ms. Curtis always loved reading tales of adventure, romance, mystery, and magic. Then one day she decided to try her hand at writing fiction. Penning both erotic romance under the name Cassandra Curtis, and romantic comedy as Cass Curtis, humor is a common thread in all her books.

Available now!
Available now!

Lynne St. James  – http://lynnestjames.com – http://lynnestjames.com/blog/

Lynne writes erotic romance. Her latest book can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Embracing-Desires-Anamchara-Lynne-James-ebook/dp/B00JORDB24

Here is Lynne’s Bio:

Lynne St. James lives in the mostly sunny state of Florida with her husband, two dogs and two cats. She works in the Internet Technology industry and loves to escape to the worlds of her creation. When she’s not working, she’s writing, reading, taking pictures and sometimes cooking.

If Lynne had her way she’d travel all over the world and set a new book in each place she visited. Maybe someday!

Lynne is addicted to coffee and if she’s not at her desk you can usually find her hovering over her Keurig coffee maker waiting for the next cup to be ready.

Lynne has three books in her Vampires of Eternity Series published with Siren-Bookstrand. Her new series called Anamchara is releasing with JK Publishing.

 

 

 

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Chocolate Chip Pound Cake Recipe Original and Gluten Free Versions

imagesOne of the fastest developing areas requiring creativity is the kitchen. Dietary restrictions has replaced the occasional picky eaters. In our family it has been evolving over the past five years. My husband would eat basically anything giving no thought to calorie content, preservatives etc. Then he became health conscious and decided not eat certain foods.

I on the other hand was born with food allergies. My main food allergies are corn, peanut, MSG, wheat, which has now become Celiacs Disease. Corn or a derivative seems to be in everything. Out of necessity I have always been a label reader and now with the Celiac added to my list I have been converting recipes from regular flour to gluten free flour. Since I’m not comfortable with premixed flours I try to make my own or substitute a rice flour.

I have two versions below the first is the regular version, the second is the gluten free recipe. This recipe is delicious and my husband ate the gluten free version and never knew the difference.

CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE – ORIGINAL VERSION

Makes 1 9×5″ loaf

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened (the more softened, the better–leave the stick of butter out overnight to soften if you can)
1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt or you can use sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 Tablespoon half and half
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s DARK unsweetened cocoa powder)
3/4 cup mini-chocolate chips (Nestle® DARK Morsels) If you don’t care for dark use whatever you like but dark makes it decadent.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5″ loaf pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, Yogurt or sour cream, sugar, and half and half, blending ingredients well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Add half the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and blend well; then add the remaining flour mixture and blend everything well. Fold in the mini-chocolate chips, stirring to distribute the chips evenly in the batter.

Pour or spoon batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 70 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean (your toothpick may not come out totally clean because of the melty chocolate chips in the loaf; be careful not to overbake or loaf may be a little dry). Cool in loaf pan 10-15 minutes; then remove from pan and cool completely (that is, if you’re planning on frosting it…it’s great unfrosted, too, right out of the oven when the chocolate chips are warm and melty!)

 

cat-1701-300-1CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE – GLUTEN FREE

Makes 1 9×5″ loaf

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened (the more softened, the better–leave the stick of butter out overnight to soften if you can)
1/2 cup non-fat greek yogurt or you can use sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 Tablespoon half and half
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups brown rice flour but you can use white rice or store bought gluten free all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s DARK unsweetened cocoa powder)
3/4 cup mini-chocolate chips (Nestle® DARK Morsels) If you don’t care for dark use whatever you like but dark makes it decadent.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×5″ loaf pan; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, Yogurt or sour cream, sugar, and half and half, blending ingredients well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Add half the flour mixture to the butter-sugar mixture and blend well; then add the remaining flour mixture and blend everything well. Fold in the mini-chocolate chips, stirring to distribute the chips evenly in the batter.

Pour or spoon batter into prepared loaf pan and bake at 325 degrees for 70 to 75 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean (your toothpick may not come out totally clean because of the melty chocolate chips in the loaf; be careful not to overbake or loaf may be a little dry). Cool in loaf pan 10-15 minutes; then remove from pan and cool completely (that is, if you’re planning on frosting it…it’s great unfrosted, too, right out of the oven when the chocolate chips are warm and melty!)

 

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On The Street Where I Lived.

A few months back I went to see the play My Fair Lady at our local theater. Afterwards, the song On The Street Where You Live was stuck in my head for days. Then yesterday I put on the classical channel on Direct TV. You know the one that just plays elevator music. I wanted to kick back and relax by not listen to any stressful music and that Channel (number 820) if you’re interested really does the trick.

The first home I lived in.
The first home I lived in.

It started me thinking about the street I grew up on in Kenilworth, New Jersey. My town was tiny, only two square miles and everyone knew everyone from church, school, sports or other activities. To this day I can go to the Kenilworth town webpage and see so many familiar names of people who remained in the town and now work for the borough.

I moved to Kenilworth at the age of one. We moved into a house located on No. 8th Street. My parents purchased a two family home. We lived upstairs and my grandparents lived downstairs. Thinking back at the first home I grew up in, I realize the rooms were small. It was really a five room apartment.

I was fortunate enough to grow up with my grandparents so close, and I have many wonderful memories of the time I spent with my grandmother. One of my favorites is making raviolis with her. Another is my grandparents taking us to Hershey’s Deli uptown. Hershey’s Deli had the best ice-cream cones called a sky-high! The sky-high was a thick wedge of ice cream cut from the end of the gallon of ice-cream and placed in a rectangular cone, it sorta was the size and shape of a paintbrush. They were huge for a kid like me who was a picky eater. I was often torn on ordering a neapolitan or the chocolate marshmallow.

Eventually we moved across the street to a larger two family home. My grandparents lived on the other side of the duplex. Kenilworth is the type of town you don’t want to leave. It was a Norman Rockwell painting come to life.

The second home we lived in across the street.
The second home we lived in across the street.
Kenilworth Boulevard shops located uptown from where I lived.
Kenilworth Boulevard shops located uptown from where I lived.

Kenilworth, the town where I lived, is like the one I moved to in St. Cloud, Florida. It helped shape the characters in my first book Irresistibly Delicious, my small-town contemporary romance. These towns instilled in me the sense of community, caring and shaped who I am today. I have so many wonderful friends and relationships from living in the town where I was raised. Where were you raised? City – suburb – country? I’d love to hear from you!

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What’s Your Favorite Color? Mine’s Green!

imagesLately I have been playing around on Facebook taking a few personality quizzes. You may have seen them, Which biblical character are you? Which Star Wars Character are you? What were you in a past life? Things like that have been popping up in my feed.

I’ll admit I should be writing, but I file this under personal research. One thing I did notice is a lot of the time they asked you to select a color. I always pick green. I love the color. I don’t know why exactly but I do love almost every shade of green too.

I decided to Google what picking green as a favorite color meant. I was so surprised what I read. The description could have been written about me. Here are a few things on the list.

People who like green love nature and animals. I agree with this since I have four dogs, a cat, eleven birds, and like to paint trees and landscapes.IMG_0574

They are stable and well balanced. I hope so but you’d have to ask my family and I’m not sure they would agree!

IMG_0578They are kind and generous and compassionate, and at times tend to neglect themselves to help others. I tend to overextend myself and volunteer so I agree with that too.

They are intelligent and love to learn, tend to wear their heart on their sleeve, a loyal friend and strong willed. True, true, and true. The strong willed part isn’t one of my best traits. I can be quite stubborn.

People who like green are frank. I often say, “You might not like what I said, but at least you know where you stand.” I don’t care for people who pretend or are fake, or just tell you what you want to hear.

They are good listeners and can view problems from all angles. I have always been this way, it helps me make what I hope is the best decisions for the current situation.

UnknownIt’s amazing when you do a little research what you can discover about yourself. So what’s your favorite color? Google it and I bet you’ll be surprised at what you rediscover about yourself. Leave me a comment and tell me what’s your color and why.

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What’s Your Opinion Of Valentine’s Day?

I have never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. Maybe it started as a child when in class I passed out Valentine’s. I remember the first time I noticed not everyone gave a Valentine to all the other kids in the class. This bothered me. At home and in Sunday school I was taught to include everyone. I remember the look on the faces of the children who were excluded. Then I’m also the child that didn’t really care for chocolate. I never have been. Give me something sour any day!

As as adult I don’t really care for the commercialization of the entire holiday. I feel for people who are alone or had a recent breakup. Plus, each year my wonderful husband sends me overpriced but gorgeous flowers. APRIL-MAY2009 030I have a beautiful rose garden which blooms continually all year long here in Florida. Here are a few of my pretty roses. So it pains me that he pay so much. I would prefer a nice dinner together at one of out favorite restaurants. However, it’s difficult with him away a lot.APRIL-MAY2009 049

I can’t remember how many Valentine’s Days we have actually spent  together, since he has been in medical school, but not that many. I have baked him cookies, bought a few cards, send him some special notes. I mean what do you really get a man? Chocolate? Nah.IMG_2975

I’m in the process of sending my children and my nephews a little something. I like to spoil the kids. To them its another holiday and a chance for something sweet. I love to dip strawberries in chocolate and make chocolate covered strawberries too. What are you doing for Valentine’s Day? Are you a fan or not?

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Removing The Emotional Vampires From Your Life

iStock_000017057586XLargeWe all have them. Those emotional vampires. People who are so called “friends” or “family” that drain you day after day with their problems, call for solutions to theirs and ask for favors, yet never reciprocate. Or maybe for you it’s something else like you’re job.

Each year, another birthday clicks by, no matter how we try to snap off the hands of time, it moves forward. Each year, we should be working towards living a more peaceful and harmonious life. That means ridding ourselves of the unecessary burden thrown at by others. I’ve decided I’m not going to entertain the kind of garbage that’s littered my life from other people. I’ve learned to release unhealthy hurtful statements tossed at me by others.

By nature I’m an optimist. There’s always tomorrow and it will be even better than today. My husband feel this is why people cling to me because as he puts it, “my cheerful demeanor makes them feel better” in the moment. I’m forever trying to offer helpful suggestions and raise their spirits.

Unfortunately it’s draining and brings me down for a spell. I don’t need to boast or brag about my life to others, so I fight off their negativity by living my life full of happiness and love. I’m truly blessed to have a wonderful family, awesome friends, and fluffy pets who worship me because I feed them every time I enter the kitchen.

Life is so short. So stop hosting those emotional vampires, and start living your life – each day to the fullest. I am. Why not join me!

By the way here’s my latest book. I’m thrilled how well it’s been received:

http://www.bookstrand.com/irresistibly-deliciousdaf-cc-id-full

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Holiday Gifts From The Heart.

I’m so sorry I haven’t blogged in a while. But like everyone else I’ve been busy with the pre-holiday rush, family and festivities. IMG_2312I decorated five large trees in my home and also decorated my parents tree as well.

Then I decided to make some presents for friend and family. As some of you know I make soap, paint and write too. Squeezing the time in to fit everything can and is a real challenge.

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I painted three paintings as gifts and made bars of peppermint soap. IMG_2304For my father, I made a few joke bars of soap to look like his fish tank full of fish.

I have always made gifts for family and friends in addition to my holiday shopping. I think it adds a special meaning to the word giving. Do you make any gifts of food, crafts or have any special traditions that add to your holiday experience? I would love to hear from you.

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Hi there and welcome…

For my first blog post I thought I would tell you about my fur family. I have four loving dogs, two Yorkies, a Golden Retriever and a Havenese. They’re more like children than pets, and loved more than some relatives. Those of you who have pets know what I’m talking about.  And spoiled!!!

desire, yorkie, pet, love, debra ann fiskTake Desire for example. Three pounds of feisty Yorkie attitude. At the age of 11 she’s the ring leader of the group. She keeps everyone in line, but loves to cuddle with me when I write.  She has been known to hit the send button on my email when she feels I should be finished.

midas, yorkie, companion, pet, love, debra ann fiskThen there is Midas. At 12 years old Midas is extremely seasoned to the ways of the house. He understands my daily routine and knows when I am leaving, cooking or writing. Perched high atop the back of the sofa like a cat, he doesn’t waste his time following me around like the others. He knows when I go to the pantry where his food is kept it’s time for him to react.

tucker, golden retreiver, old, loving, debra ann fiskTucker, our Golden Retriever, just turned 12 in August. A ripe old age for a large dog but he is still quite active. Fun and a bit ornery, he has recently decided to have selective hearing–choosing to socialize with the neighbors and ignore my calls.

arabella, havenese, baby, puppy, energy, love, buddy, debra ann fiskLast is the baby of the group, Arabella, my 4 year old Havenese.  If you don’t know this breed let me just say, they are the most loving and playful dogs I have ever owned. She loves to race around the yard at top speed to relieve her puppy energy several times a day.

Well this concludes an introduction to my puppy family. Do you have any pets? Do they have quirky personalities or do any tricks? I’d love to hear from you.