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What the Crocosmia by Janis Lane

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Some of you know my day job deals with plants in all sorts of ways from wedding flowers to church bouquets to perennials and annuals. I call it playing in the greenhouses. Mostly I have not given any of my characters, either historical or contemporary, permission to dialog about gardening. With the release of Whispers of Danger and Love,

I am exposing my love of plants through the personality of Cheryl Esterbrook, a landscape designer. She has other things to think besides the hunky detective who lives next door. Cheryl is stuck with a mobster who hired her to design a complete landscape in two weeks and a creepy former boyfriend who will not stop annoying her. This new book is a romance, an adventure, a mystery, and a glimpse into the world of plants. Did I love writing it? You bet I did! Hope you enjoy reading.

My favorite plant? Crocosmia. For more info on this lovely plant, please click here. If you like humming birds crocosmia, also known as falling stars and coppertips, is …

Which Twix are you with Lizzie T. Leaf

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Erotica author Lizzie T. Leaf is here to tease at least two of your senses. So tempt away, Lizzie, the kitchen is all yours!

I love to make this easy treat for a cozy Saturday night when I want to snuggle with my wonderful husband and share some personal time.


More Twix


Shortbread 1 cup (2 sticks) (227 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature ¾ cup (85 grams) powdered sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups (250 grams) all purpose flour ½ tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 300oF (150C) and place rack in center of oven.


With an electric mixer or hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.


Add egg and beat until combined.


Beat in the vanilla extract.


Add the flour and salt and beat until the dough just comes together.


Refrigerate the dough until firm.


Roll out the dough or press onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, turning the baking sheet front-to-back half-way through baking
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Caramel Filling


3 - 5.5 ounce bags (15.5 ounces…

Improve your memory with Sara Daniel

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Top 10 Foods to Improve Your Memory
by Sara Daniel

Most of us are probably not going to end up with amnesia so severe our memory of the past ten months is completely wiped out as happened to my heroine Gwen in A Bride Worth Fighting For. However, if you’re anything like me, you walk into a room intending to do something, which had to be important since you went there with a purpose. But now you’re standing inside the doorway with no earthly idea what you walked all the way across the house to do.
Or you’re all ready to run some errands…if you could just find where you left your darn car keys. Really, how far away could they have disappeared in the two hours since you last drove the car??? Clearly, it’s time to address the problem. And the problem is not the keys.
Below are ten foods which have been scientifically proven to deliver health benefits to your brain—improving memory, focus and concentration. So, let’s start eating!


1. Blueberries – All berries are good options, but blu…

Wolf Pack 99 Cent Sale & Giveaway! May 18 - 20 2016

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Celebrate May with the Wolf Pack authors!All the reads below are 99¢ or f*r*e*e!Scroll to the bottom of this page for a special giveaway!
Sale ends Friday!
REMEMBER:Check prices before you buy. They can change without notice.


Loving her might just kill him...
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Fighting the primitive urge to mate, will these two alphas step up when their women are in danger?
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Gambling with magic, betting on love.

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Author Alicia Joseph brings us Dinner

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Alicia Joseph is here with a delicious pasta bake that is not only easy to prepare, but freezes great and reheats perfectly. Rotelle pasta resembles little wheels with spikes. If you don't have rotelle, as I didn't when I wanted to cook this recipe, try campanelle which is another curved pasta and it worked great for me. The kitchen is all yours, Alicia!

Rotelle Ricotta Bake

1 (16oz) pkg. rotelle (corkscrew) pasta 1 (8oz) pkg. sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed 3 eggs 1 (15 1/2 oz) carton part-skim ricotta cheese 1 (14 oz) jar marinara sauce ⅔ cup grated Parmesan cheese or Romano cheese 1 tsp. salt to taste ½ tsp. ground black pepper ½ tsp. basil, optional ½ tsp. garlic powder, optional 

 Heat oven to 375°F.

 Cook rotelle according to package directions. Drain.

 Butter a 13 X 9 inch baking pan. Cut mozzarella into ¾ inch strips. Lay spinach in a colander and press out as much liquid as possible. Lightly beat eggs in a large bo…