Quote for the Week of December 14, 2014

John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse

 

“As the harp began to play the lovers a song of their story, their strings of fate were snapped in two.”

–Excerpt, Dragon Knight’s Medallion

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Friday Feast ~ Honey Cake and Giveaway Announcement!

honey“Your neck reminded me that Betha packed some of that very cake, and…” Aileen stared, as he took out a small wooden pot. “Some honey.”

Sitting down next to her, he opened the pot. Dipping a finger inside, he drew out some.

A sensual glint appeared in his eyes. –Excerpt, Dragon Knight’s Medallion

Honey Cake

1 cup sugar

1 cup honey

1/2 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 teaspoons grated orange zest

1 cup orange juice

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a loaf pan (9×13). Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside

In a large bowl, combine sugar, honey, oil, eggs, and orange zest. Beat in the flour mixture and orange juice, mixing just until combines. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 40 – 50 minutes. Allow to cool and serve with warm honey and whipped cream.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! 

Hop on over to Kimi’s Medieval Author Blog and see the interview with Stephen MacKay and leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of DRAGON KNIGHT’S MEDALLION! It was a rare interview granted by the Dragon Knight. Click here

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Spotlight on Ashley York’s Blog Today!

DSC_0709I’m chatting with author, Ashley York today on her blog. I’m talking about food, horses, and the Dragon Knights!

Hope to see you there!

 

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Dragon Knight’s Medallion is Here!

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The second book in The Order of the Dragon Knights, Dragon Knight’s Medallion is finally here!

This is the story of Stephen MacKay. After the death of his sister, he wants nothing to do with his pagan past and flees to Arbroath Abbey. Believing this is the place for peace and solitude, he finds there are more than prayers that lurk within the abbey. Evil has a way of snaking along the cloisters and all is not as it seems. His journey will collide with Aileen Kerrigan, a woman from the future, but a bloodline as ancient as his own.

So many celebrations are planned this month, so I do hope you’ll join me.

Today, 12.5.14,  I’ll be on Laurel O’Donnell’s blog for “First Kiss Friday.” Take a peek at the very first kiss between Stephen and Aileen. Here is the link.

12.6.14 ~ Interview on Louise Lyndon’s Blog. Here is the link.

12.7.14 ~ Dragon Knight’s Medallion Facebook Release Party! There will be guest authors, contests, and many great prizes up for grabs. Here is the link.

There is much more planned in the upcoming weeks, and I’ll keep you posted with blog posts and where to find me.

Thank you all, for being with me on this incredible journey. I’m here because of you! Love to all!

“Friday Feast” and “Quote for the Week” will return next week. 

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December Newsletter

Irish Leprechaun

Irish Leprechaun

 

My December newsletter is here!

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Quote for the Week of November 30, 2014

Edmund Blair Leighton

Edmund Blair Leighton

 

“When the Knight skipped the stone across the water, the Lady appeared dressed in shimmering seashells.”

–Excerpt, Dragon Knight’s Medallion

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Friday Feast ~ Rosemary Cheese Biscuits

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After this holiday weekend, I’ll be grazing on vegetables…at least until the next party.

But in the meantime, these biscuits make a nice treat to add to your leftovers. I like to make a “wee” turkey sandwich with them.

 

Rosemary Cheese Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced (or you can used dried)

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper

1 stick unsalted butter, chilled

3/4 cup milk or buttermilk

1 tablespoon sherry

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour, Parmesan, baking powder, salt, rosemary, and cayenne. Cut the chilled butter into pieces and mix into the flour mixture, crumbling the dough. Add the milk and sherry and quickly mix into the dough until the ingredients are barely moistened.

Form the dough into a ball and place on a floured surface. Roll out dough with a floured rolling pin to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut out rounds with a cookie cutter or small juice glass (your preference on size of biscuits) and place them on a baking sheet.

Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until they are golden brown.

Enjoy!

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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No matter how you celebrate, I’m wishing everyone a day filled with peace and love on this Thanksgiving day. 

I am so grateful for all my friends–old ones and new, and my loving, beautiful family. You enrich my life each day.   

Check back tomorrow for a new recipe on “Friday Feast.” 

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Quote for the Week of November 23, 2014

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“When the knight emerged forth from the battle, he did not fear losing his soul, but his heart.”

–Excerpt, Dragon Knight’s Medallion

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Thankful Author Blog Roundup with Angela Hayes!

thankful author buttonI’m participating in the Thankful Author Blog Roundup, so come find out what I’m thankful for and my brief interview.

Click on the link.

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