Friday, April 20, 2012

I have a winner!

Congratulations to StereoQueenBee, who is the winner of my prize in the Authors In Bloom blog hop, winning the ebook copy of Marrying Cade and also a tube of lavender hand cream from L'Occitane en Provence.

Also congratulations to YJ Yang, who won the overall prize of either a Kindle or a Nook!

Thanks to everyone who came along and played with the Authors In Bloom over the past few days.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Authors in Bloom Giveaway Hop/Enter to win a Nook/Enter to win a Kindle!

April 9th –April 18th 10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!
Plus GRAND PRIZE of a Nook or Kindle!
I’m delighted to be part of the Authors in Bloom blog hop for the next ten days. Below, I’ve posted a recipe for lavender biscuits, and every author will be posting a gardening tip, a recipe, or both, so do follow through the links to read them all!
Every visitor who already follows my blog – or becomes a new follower during the 10 day period and leaves me a comment below, will be entered into a draw to claim my prizes, which are an ebook copy of my book, Marrying Cade, and a tube of Lavender Hand Cream, from L’Occitane en Provence. I will be shipping this prize to any location.
There is also a GRAND PRIZE being offered for the blog hop, which is the winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire or a Nook and $25 worth of books!
Woo!  In order to be eligible for this prize, you must visit each author’s blog post, and copy the short phrases from each one and assimilate them into the complete passage: “Authors in Bloom,” a vignette about a women’s personal growth and empowerment. Once you have compiled your passage, submit your entry via the Authors in Bloom blog hop homepage by following this link.

Lavender Biscuits:
75g butter, at room temperature, 25g caster sugar , a pinch of salt, 60g plain flour, 25g rice flour
1tsp lavender flowers, crushed in a pestle and mortar, ½tsp crushed fennel seeds
Heat the oven to 150C.
In a mixing bowl, or with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until soft.
Crush the lavender flowers with the fennel seeds.
Sift in the flours and salt and add the crushed flower and seed. Bring together to make a dough. Don’t overwork it too much.
Wrap the dough in film and rest in the fridge for about 20mins.
Then roll it out to about 1cm thick and cut out shapes with little cutters.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
After it is cool, you can dust some icing sugar over the biscuits.
Here’s my phrase:
Line 38: Weren’t you feeling cramped, lost among the cluster of your peers?
Don’t forget to visit the other authors involved in the hop, conveniently located on the linky below:

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Freebie Friday!

Just a heads up to let everyone know that Bound to Love is free on Friday and Saturday. That's tomorrow!

You can pick up your free copy from here
Or here.

And if you've already got it, and liked it, do tell any friends with kindles that they can pick it up for free.

On Monday, I'm taking part in a fun blog tour with Authors In Bloom, with an opportunity to win a Nook or a Kindle, so check back after the weekend for details!