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In the Kitchen with USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta - Recipe for Sloppy Joes
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In the Kitchen with USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta - Recipe for Sloppy Joes

 
 
 
Welcome to my kitchen. Beware of the cats, who are geniuses at being underfoot at the least convenient time. ;-)
 
I write the Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series. It not only features shifters, but also fairies, elves, and other magical creatures who mostly stay hidden from the everyday human world. One exception is the magical sanctuary town of Kotoyeesinay in southern Wyoming. 
 
 
 
 
Instead of concealing themselves, Kotoyeesinay hides in plain sight by using a fantasy theme as a tourist gimmick. Turn of the Cards sells tarot cards and souvenirs to the tourists and magical charms and artifacts to the locals. Low Country Elves Janitorial Service is a cute name for the tourists, and tells the locals who actually owns the business. The town is open to—and provides refuge for—anyone who can peaceably live and let live. Fairies, elves, shifters, wraiths, vampires, ogres, sorcerers, golems, hobgoblins, wizards, and more all call Kotoyeesinay home.
 
In Shifter Mate Magic, the main characters, Jackie and Trevor, are busy running for their lives and don’t have time to stop for a nice meal. In Shift of Destiny, Chance and Moira get to know one another over dinner at the Fairy Diner, where the chef is an actual magician who caters to the widely varying dietary needs of her customers.
 
Since I’m as ordinary a human as any slightly demented author can be, the Fairy Diner would offer me one of my comfort foods, sloppy joes. The human side of shifters would probably like them, too.
 
Sloppy Joes for Humans and Shifters
 
 
 
Serves 4 moderately hungry humans. Serves 2 shifters. Serves 1 teenager.
 
Ingredients:
 
1 pound ground beef* 
1 small onion, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced (green, if you’re going for aesthetic)
½-pound white or brown mushrooms, sliced
1 tablespoon minced garlic (or to taste; we love garlic!)
1 bottle (12 oz.) chile sauce** 
4 small hamburger buns
 
In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the hamburger until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks. Set aside the beef on a large plate, but don’t drain the fat. Note: If it’s still too clumpy when you’re done, you could use a potato masher to help break it up.
Add the onions. Sauté them until soft and just beginning to brown. I like to do them first to save my eyes from watering so much; you could do the bell peppers first if you’d rather. Set aside the cooked onions with the cooked beef.
 
Add the bell peppers to the skillet and sauté until just starting to get soft. I like them on the crispy side for texture variation. Set aside the cooked peppers with the ground beef and onions.
 
Add a bit more butter to the skillet and raise the heat a little, then add the sliced mushrooms. Sauté until golden brown. The higher heat is to evaporate the moisture faster and prevent them from tasting like canned mushrooms.
 
 
 
Optional: If you like your hamburger buns toasted, preheat the oven now so it will be ready.
Reduce the heat back to medium. Clear a space in the center of the skillet, then add the minced garlic. Sauté for no more than 30 seconds. Add the reserved ground beef, onions, and bell peppers and mix thoroughly so they all become acquainted and get nice and warm. 
 
To your beef mixture, add the entire bottle of chile sauce. Yes, the whole bottle. Mix together thoroughly, then reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer together for about 5-10 minutes. Now is the perfect time to toast the buns. I like mine with butter slathered across the top, while the resident mad scientist prefers them plain.
 
When the buns are done to your liking, put them on plates, then spoon the sloppy joe mix on top of them. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you’re like the resident mad scientist, you’ll enjoy adding a dash or six of cayenne pepper to liven it up a bit.
 
 
Yes, there is a hamburger bun under there. This is probably why they call it “sloppy.”
 
NOTES:
*Higher fat content in the ground beef, e.g., 15-20%%, is tastier, but leaner, low-fat mixes work just as well if you add olive oil or butter to the pan to sauté the vegetables.
**Don’t substitute ketchup—it’s too sweet. If you can’t find chile sauce, you can substitute tomato paste (not sun-dried, which is again too sweet) mixed with a tablespoon or two of Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder, and water to get an approximation. You’ll need about 1½ cups of mixture that’s about the consistency of ketchup.
You can freeze leftover sloppy joe mix if you don’t mind the bell peppers losing their crispness.
I’ve seen vegetarian versions of this with protein substitute and/or lightly mashed and fried black beans instead of ground beef, but you’d need to experiment to get the right texture and moisture content.
 
 
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Shifter Mate Magic
Ice Age Shifters
Book One
Carol Van Natta
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Publisher: Chavanch Press
 
Date of Publication: May 2018
 
ISBN: 978-1946165077
ASIN: B07C7NHNGD
 
Number of pages: 130
Word Count: 38,000
 
Cover Artist: Amanda Kelsey
 
Tagline: Pregnant and running for her life, a woman must trust a sexy bear shifter to get them both to a magical sanctuary town.
 
Book Description:
 
A lonely bear shifter meets his mate. She’s running for her life and doesn’t have time for romance.
 
Pregnant Jackie Breton just escaped from a corrupt feline pack intent on selling her half-shifter baby to the highest bidder. She’s smart, independent, and has a desperate plan to keep her baby safe: Get away from the pride as fast and far as possible.
 
Trevor Hammond, prehistoric bear shifter, has been rejected by everyone in his life for… being born, basically. Well, except for the beloved aunt who raised him. He’s built a career as an independent trucker, but life would be much better with someone he can hold in his arms and claim as his own.
 
When Jackie meets Trevor at a truck stop, his bear demands he help her. His aunt even calls with a dire warning: Get Jackie to the magical sanctuary town in Wyoming before she’s killed.
 
Jackie thinks he’s sexy as hell, but too good to be true. She doesn’t trust shifters. With the feline pride hot on her trail, however, Trevor and the quirky town of Kotoyeesinay might be her only chance for survival. Even Trevor’s indomitable bear may be no match for the dangerous enemy seeking retribution.
 
Discover the secret world of magic and true mates in Shifter Mate Magic, the first book in USA TODAY bestselling author Carol Van Natta's fun, action-filled, steamy-hot Ice Age Shifters® series.
 
 
 
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Shifter Mate Magic (Ice Age Shifters #1) 
Lonely bear shifter Trevor meets his mate. Jackie is running for her life and doesn’t have time for romance. Can she trust the sexy bear shifter to get them both to a magical sanctuary town in time?

Shift of Destiny (Ice Age Shifters #2) 
Moira doesn’t believe in magic, despite being chased by a crazy billionaire for her supposed “gifts.” Chance, prehistoric lion shifter, believes in Moira, his true mate. He’s determined to protect her and help her find the magic in her blood. But even a top predator can’t guess the lengths to which a desperate billionaire will go to get what he wants. 
Heart of a Dire Wolf (Ice Age Shifters #3) 
Skyla, dire wolf shifter, and Nic, sexy tiger shifter, recognize their true mate in each other. Problem is, they’re prisoners of an underground auction. To stay together, they must escape captivity, avoid ruthless hunters, and solve the mystery of a hidden sanctuary town before greedy wizards take everything—including them. 
Dire Wolf Wanted (Ice Age Shifters #4) 

 
 

The magical world stands on the brink of war, unless two extraordinary shifters can bridge the gulf between them. Dire wolf shifter Rayne Chekal works to take down an illegal auction house that trafficks in shifters. Arvik Inuktan, secret mythic shifter, infiltrated the auction staff with the same mission. The attraction is instant... and impossible. War is coming. When Rayne and Arvik meet on the battlefield, can they overcome their differences and work together to stop the evil, or will this war engulf the magical world? 
Excerpt
 
Southern Wyoming ~ Summer 1993
Jackie nodded and walked quickly, following the arrows. Luckily, she didn’t have to wait in line or share the facilities. After the blessed relief of peeing, she used soap and water from the sink to make herself look as presentable as possible under the circumstances. Her light brown skin already made her stand out, because the farther north she’d traveled, the fewer people she’d seen who looked like her. She threw the soiled paper towels in the trash and eyed herself critically in the mirror. At least now she didn’t look like a dangerous fugitive who’d escaped a violent pack of leopard shifters who wanted her back alive or dead. Despite the warmth of the restroom, she shivered.
“Get back to the plan, Jackie,” she told her mirrored self. She couldn’t afford to fall apart, or everything she was afraid of would come to pass. She bent over to drink straight from the sink’s faucet, then wiped the water off her face. She re-centered her her backpack and went out into the convenience store.
The smells of warm bread and sizzling hamburgers drew her like a lodestone toward the restaurant section, but she couldn’t afford to waste the time or the money. She sternly made herself march into the back aisle and open the refrigerator door for the lunch meats and cheeses.
She got a whiff of a tantalizing scent as she pulled her selections off the hooks. Not food, but something intensely interesting. Her sense of hearing and smell had magnified with each passing week of her pregnancy. She wished she knew if that was typical for a human woman carrying a shifter’s child but she had no one to ask. Certainly not the lying son-of-a-bitch leopard who’d gotten her pregnant, despite her precautions. She hoped he was roasting in hell, but he probably wasn’t. Justice for the privileged rich, regardless of skin color or species, had a whole different set of rules.
She let go of the refrigerator door and turned toward the scent, only to run headlong into a man who’d just turned down the aisle.
“Sorry,” she said, even as he said the same word. She regained control of her suddenly clumsy feet. She got the impression of chiseled cheekbones and a square jaw before she dropped her gaze out of habit, one learned from living with volatile shifters. His scent hit her like a freight train a moment later, all woodsy and leathery and mouth-wateringly male.
No one, not even the father of her baby, back when she’d thought she was in love with him and he with her, had ever smelled that good. She took a step back, because if she hadn’t, she’d have been tempted to stick her face in the vee of his short-sleeved T-shirt and lick.
“My fault,” he said. “Are you…” He trailed off and audibly swallowed.
She made the mistake of looking up at him and confirmed that he was the sexiest man she’d ever seen, even counting the handsome actors she’d thrilled over as a teenager. His brown skin and features spoke of an ethnic heritage something like hers, and his warm, coppery-brown eyes threatened to drown her on the spot. His wide shoulders and arms looked strong enough to protect her from anything. The few tight coils of hair on his muscled chest mirrored the close-cropped hair on his head. His low-slung jeans and boots completed the mesmerizing package.
She swallowed and took another step back, away from temptation. “I’m fine.”
Except she wasn’t. She wanted to set fire to all her plans in favor of getting to know the man standing in front of her. For his part, he looked stunned.
She shook herself. Not, not, not happening. She was a pregnant fugitive with enough secrets to write her own soap opera, and an implacable enemy on her tail. A human, no matter how tall, broad-shouldered, and sexy, was no match for a criminal cat-shifter pride with claws and teeth, and vengeance on their minds.

She clutched her meat and cheese packages to her chest and turned away, even though her now throbbing body and aching breasts begged her to get closer. She’d learned to ride out the hormonal roller coaster of being pregnant, so she could damn well ride this out, too.
 
About the Author:
 
Carol Van Natta is a USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning science fiction and fantasy author. Series include the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series that starts with Overload Flux and Minder Rising, and the Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series that starts with Shifter Mate Magic and Shift of Destiny. She shares her Fort Collins, CO home with a resident mad scientist and just the right number of mad cats.
 
Chat with her on Facebook at https://facebook.com/CarolVanNattaAuthor, or visit her on the web at http://author.carolvannatta.com. Be the first to find out about new releases by signing up for her newsletter at http://bit.ly/CVN-news.
 
 
 
 

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Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter Case Two-The Kept by Lori Zaremba

 

 

Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter
Case Two-The Kept
Lori Zaremba
 
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
 
Date of Publication: 5/28/2019
 
Number of pages:
Word Count:
 
Tagline:
 
Book Description
 
If anyone tells you hunting ghosts is less dangerous than chasing down real-life criminals, they’re wrong. Very, very wrong.
 
Case two takes us to a New Jersey Shore Inn. A beautiful, yet dead opera singer seems to be begging for help, but her pleas do nothing but terrorize the locals.
 
While trying to decipher the clues to her 1919 disappearance, uncovering hair-raising horrors, it becomes clear that Jason and I no longer see eye-to-eye.
 
Jason wants me to stop meddling with the supernatural. He wants me to stop risking my life by interacting with demons and spirits.
 
What he doesn’t understand is this is my life. These tortured souls need my help in order to move on. How do I walk away from that—from them?
 
But the better question is—how do I walk away from him?
 
 
 
Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter Case One- The Deceit
 
Excerpt 2:
The dog, who had been sleeping at her feet, let out a low snarl and stood at attention. His focus was on the window that faced the lawn by the pool and the beach beyond. Trudy pushed back her chair and stood stiffly and tip-toed quietly to the window, and peered out.
Her heart rose in her throat when she saw him and recognized him immediately from her dream. The stern face and cold eyes of the un-named uncle stared back at her. He stood just ten feet away on the lawn, illuminated in the moonlight and looking just like he did on the beach that day in her dream.
She turned and dashed out of the room, pulling her phone from the pocket of her shorts and heading toward the doors by the pool to chase the phantom down. Rocky, yapping and whining, was by her side.
Trudy padded lightly through the pool area and out the wrought-iron gate that led to the lawn and the beach beyond. She gave a command to the big dog for silence and directed him around the pool shed opposite her. The light from her cell phone illuminated the corner of the structure, Trudy knew if anyone or thing were hiding there, Rocky would flush them out toward her.
The night was still and humid. She felt a bead of perspiration trickle down her temple to her cheek and whisked it away. The crash of the waves on the other side of the dune was the only sound interrupting the silence.
The two-way radio on her belt sounded. “Where the hell are you?” came Jason’s voice.
She listened into the night for a moment then whispered, “By the pool shed,” before turning down the volume when she heard Rocky snarl.
 
Her heart pounded furiously in her chest, and she fought off the spell of dizziness that suddenly overcame her. Rocky’s bark was louder and more urgent. She pressed against the structure and made her way toward the sound.
The hair on the back of her neck rose, and a chill slid down her body while her knees went weak. She knew someone was just beyond her line of vision. She sensed it, her nerves screamed it, and the loud noise that was coming from the big dog a few feet away confirmed it.
Now at the end of the structure, leaning against the warm metal siding not only for cover but balance, Trudy gazed outover the lawn then ever so slowly peeked around the corner.
“What the hell are you doing?” Jason whispered harshly behind her, causing her to screech. Trudy stumbled awkwardly back when something white flew through the air directly at her head. She ducked, and the thing hissed as it catapulted over Jason’s shoulder and landed a few feet away.
“A cat?” The feline looked at them grumpily before darting up the nearest tree when Rocky gave chase.
“This is why you came out here? A damn cat?” Jason checked his shoulder where the feline’s claws tore his shirt. Satisfied that the skin underneath was not wounded, he looked up at her, waiting for her reply.
Trudy ignored his question and stepped forward to fuss over his shoulder, not trusting that it was unscathed, and ran her hand over the smooth skin. She avoided eye contact. Jason grabbed the hand on his shoulder and pulled her closer.
“So, Hicks, are you going to tell me what the hell brought you out here when I specifically told you to stay put?” He studied her face before dropping his eyes to her lips.
Trudy pushed back the heavy weight of her hair from her sweaty brow and brushed a kiss the scruffy hair on his chin.
“Umm, I think you should learn quick, Young, that I don’t do well with orders.”

 
 
About the Author:
 
Lori Zaremba is a full-time Internet Sales Manager and writes Web Content as well as providing Copy Editing for businesses in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Lori has published short ghost stories on Your Ghost Stories, as the Haunted_Cleaner and on her website lorizaremba.com
 
On her website, lorizaremba.com, Zaremba refers to herself as the ghost magnet and briefly describes her encounters with departing spirits.

Lori began writing her fiction story as a creative offering of why a ghost would haunt.  Before long the story became a novel Case One: The Deceit in the Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter series.
 
Lori currently lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband Wayne and two fur babies Jaxson and Stewie.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Tabloid by Jackie Paxson #romance #dirtylaundryseries #tabloid


Tabloid 
Dirty Laundry      
Book One
Jackie Paxson
 
Genre:  Romance with a dash of humor
 
Date of Publication: 5/25/19
 
ASIN:  B07S8FPTWC
 
Number of pages: 210
Word Count: 73430
 
Cover Artist: self
 
Tagline:  1 gossip writer + 1 A-list movie star = 1 fake relationship…or does it?
 
Book Description:
 
After breaking a story that rocks Hollywood, Talia is the top gossip writer around. One night will put all of that into question. The writer becomes the story when she gets caught doing the walk of shame from A-lister Zee Jaxon’s home.
 
To save both of their reputations he suggests a fake relationship. Pretending should be easy. It shouldn’t mean the fake feelings become real. Accepting the real feelings means the lies they’ve told are even harder to hide.
 
When the truth comes out can their love survive or will everything just fade to black?
 
 
Excerpt 1
 
“I forgot to tell you something.”  Zeke said as they walked hand and hand to baggage claim. 
“What?”
“Please don’t hate me.”  He kissed their linked hands.
“What did you do?” 
As Zeke and Talia turned the corner to pick up their bags Talia saw a giant poster being held by a tall muscular guy wearing a too tight t-shirt and dirty jeans.  Scrawled on the poster were the words she was going to have etched on her brother’s grave. 
WELCOME HOME, TALLY!
SORRY PORN DIDN’T WORK OUT FOR YOU!
GLAD YOU GOT THE HELP YOU NEEDED IN REHAB FOR THE FIFTH TIME!
“You asked Rex to pick us up?” 
Zeke bit his lip trying not to laugh at the poster.  When Rex saw the poster had gotten their attention, and many others around them, he flipped it over. 
WELCOME HOME, ZEKE!
I GOT THAT MEDICATION FOR YOUR STD!
HOPEFULLY THE SORES ARE NO LONGER LEAKING!
“I’m seeing my mistake now.”  Zeke said.
“I bet you are.” 
Rex strode over to Zeke and Talia.  He dropped the poster and opened his arms wide.  Talia walked up to give him a hug, but landed a swift punch to his nuts.  Air whooshed out of his lungs.  Rex collapsed on the ground.  Fellow passengers walked around him.  The granny from the plane caught my eye and gave me a thumbs up.
“Hello, Rex.”  Talia stood with her hands on her hips watching her brother struggle.
“I’m….telling…mama.” 
“Go ahead.  Then I’m going to show her the poster you made.” 
“Fine.”  Rex managed to get off the ground. 
“Thanks for picking us up, ass wipe.”  Zeke said.
“No problem.  How could I strand my best friend and sister at the airport?  Especially when they are now seeing each other.”  Rex looked at them skeptically.
“What car did you bring?”  Talia changed the subject before questions could be asked. 
“The pick-up.” 
“What?  Why didn’t you bring mama’s SUV?” 
“Why would I?  My pick-up is fine.” 
“It’s a bench seat. “ 
Rex smirked at her.  “Yep.  We will be getting real close for the next hour.”
“Hour?  It takes close to an hour and a half to get to Grandin.  How fast do you plan on going?”  Talia stopped and looked to her brother. 
“You didn’t tell her?”  Rex asked. 
“I didn’t have a chance.  We had a bit of an issue on the plane.” 
“What happened?”
“Never mind that tell me what is going on.”  Talia stared at Zeke.
“We are going to go to my farm. It’s a half hour outside of Grandin.” 
Talia glared at both of the men in front of her.  Turning on her heel she grabbed her bag and marched off toward the short term parking.   She easily found his beat up truck.  Slinging her bag into the bed she stood next to the passenger door.
“In a hurry to get to your love nest, Tally?”  Rex asked.
Talia ground her jaw as she stared at her skeptical twin.  When Zeke’s arm wound around her waist, pulled her close and kissed her temple Rex groaned and wrenched the door open.

 
 
About the Author:
 
Jackie is a single mom of a rambunctious boy and his dog, Cady.  She is an avid reader with a blog under the name of The Book Maven.  Reading has been a passion of hers from the time she could pick up a Sweet Valley High book.  Writing is a new adventure where she gets to curse, be clumsy and fall in love with every page. 
 
 
 
 

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My Solace
Bewitched and Bewildered
Book 11
Alanea Alder
 
Genre: Paranormal Romance
 
Publisher: Sacred Forest Publishing
 
Date of Publication: May
 
ISBN: 978-1-941315-25-5
ASIN: B07P9BG7VC
 
Number of pages: 282
Word Count: 71,00
 
Cover Artist: Kim Killion
 
Tagline: She’s been Bewitched, he’s Bewildered
 
Book Description:
 
For thousands of years Oron Vi’Eirson has lived each day trying to keep the pain and devastation caused by his family from hurting his precious baby brother. But despite his best efforts his past has come back to haunt him, placing not only Darian and Amelia in harm’s way, but also his newly found mate.
 
Isabelle Campbell, or as she likes to be called, Izzy, is a mess. She knows this. It’s never intentional, but somehow her curiosity always seems to run away from her. When her latest gaffe lands her homeless and fired from her favorite barista job she is left little choice but to accept the kindness of some of her favorite customers, little did she know that by doing so, she would find herself starting the biggest adventure of her life!
 
With kindred spirit Meryn at her side, Izzy takes on the entire fae city to protect the heart of the kindest man she has ever met. If the golden fae think they can get away with hurting her mate, they are sorely mistaken. After all, her new friend likes to electrocute people.
 
When facing your greatest fear means facing your family, is there any escape? Can Izzy help Oron stand against all odds?
 

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Excerpt
 
Law wiped at his eyes from silent laughter. “She does this to me every damn time,” he complained, barely able to breathe. Two of the other warriors around the room had buried their face in their hands to hide their own laughter.
Pierce looked over at Aiden. “Seriously though, what did she learn about butts in Noctem Falls?”
Law inhaled as he leaned back slightly and fell off his chair. To see a man that size laughing on the floor was all it took to set everyone off.
“Serenity, I don’t think he’s breathing,” Micah commented watching Law wrap his arms around his mid-section as he gasped.
“If he can laugh, he can breathe,” she said, shaking her head at Meryn’s shenanigans.
“See, I told you Izzy, this is a nice place.” A warrior commented, coming up behind them from the direction of the front door.
“I don’t know, it’s mostly men and they look kinda drunk to me. Maybe this is like a bar or sex dungeon. Like a drunken, gay, sex dungeon,” a piping female replied.
“Oh gods above, I can’t breathe!” Law called from the floor. Oron shook his head at the man’s plight.
Micah’s eyes bugged out. “A drunken, gay, sex dungeon?”
Meryn nodded. “They’re all a bunch a mannequins.”
“They like the rough stuff huh?” the sweet voice asked.
“No! What?” Aiden looked from one female to the other then paused. “How did you know she meant masochist?”
“We were talking about sex dungeons, I kinda extrapolated that the misused random word that began with the letter ‘m’ was a term that more accurately fit the conversation. It wasn’t that hard actually.”
“She meant masochist?” Micah asked.
Serenity stood over Law now looking concerned. “Okay, my earlier assessment may have been off, I don’t think he’s getting any oxygen.” She placed her hands on his chest and eased his laughter.
Law gasped for air. “Gods Meryn, you can’t keep doing this to me!” he managed to croak out.
“So, not a sex dungeon?”
Chuckling Oron turned in his chair and suddenly he couldn’t breathe for reasons of his own, the petite auburn haired beauty that had understood nutty Meryn perfectly was his mate!
 

 
About the Author:
 
USA Today Best Selling Author, Alanea loves reading almost as much as she loves writing. She began writing at a very young age, some of her first scribblings are treasured in a keepsake box and written in green marker. She started when she was still in grade school and continued on through college.
 
She believes that love truly conquers all and that everyone no matter what, deserves a chance at that love and a place they can call home. She absolutely loves to hear from her readers so don’t hesitate to reach out to her. As always, her promise to her readers remains, “If you keep reading, I’ll keep writing!”
 
 
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Cover Reveal- Haunted Flint by Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani #hauntedflint

Haunted Flint 
Haunted America Series
by Roxanne Rhoads  and Joe Schipani 

Release Date: September 2, 2019

Publisher: The History Press

About the Book:

Home to ancient burial grounds, unsolved murders, economic depression and a water crisis, Flint emits an unholy energy rife with ghostly encounters. 

Colonel Thomas Stockton's ever-vigilant ghost keeps a watchful eye over his family home at Spring Grove, where guests occasionally hear the thump of his heavy boots. 

Restless spirits long separated from their graves lurk among the ancient stones at Avondale Cemetery. Carriage maker W.A. Paterson's spirit continuously wanders the halls of the Dryden Building, and something sinister and unnamed resides in a Knob Hill mansion waiting to prey on impressionable young men. 

Join authors Roxanne Rhoads and Joe Schipani on a chilling tour of Flint's most haunted locations.

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Lori’s Sweet Potato Hash -With Eggs



INGREDIENTS

2 sweet potatoes peeled and diced

2 medium zucchini, sliced

2 shallots chopped or 1 small sweet onion

1 medium red bell pepper, diced

(15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinse

3 tablespoons 

olive oil

3 cloves garlic minced

1 teaspoon Thyme

2 teaspoon Rosemary 

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

6 large eggs

2 tablespoons fresh chives

Feta cheese for garnish.

Sautéed spinach for additional health benefits (I sneak the green in on hubby anytime I can.) 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 425°F. Lightly oil a rimmed baking sheet or coat with cooking spray.

2. Place the sweet potatoes, zucchini, bell pepper, onion(shallot) and black beans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Add the olive oil, garlic, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and gently toss to combine.

3. Bake, stirring halfway through, until the sweet potatoes are tender, 20 to 25 minutes total. Remove the pan from the oven.

4. In sauté pan on stovetop. Prepare 6 eggs over easy.

5. Now this should serve 6 people, one egg each, but hubby eats 3 eggs so….

6. Plate spinach(optional) hash, top with egg, garnish with chives and Feta.  

 
Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter
Case Two-The Kept
Lori Zaremba
 
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
 
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
 
Date of Publication: 5/28/2019
 
ISBN-13: 978-1-64034-596-6 
ISBN-10: 1-64034-596-5
ASIN: B07RWMGKR2

Number of pages:248
Word Count: 7850

Tagline: Secrets of the past are about to turn deadly.
 
Book Description
 
If anyone tells you hunting ghosts is less dangerous than chasing down real-life criminals, they’re wrong. Very, very wrong.
 
Case two takes us to a New Jersey Shore Inn. A beautiful, yet dead opera singer seems to be begging for help, but her pleas do nothing but terrorize the locals.
 
While trying to decipher the clues to her 1919 disappearance, uncovering hair-raising horrors, it becomes clear that Jason and I no longer see eye-to-eye.
 
Jason wants me to stop meddling with the supernatural. He wants me to stop risking my life by interacting with demons and spirits.
 
What he doesn’t understand is this is my life. These tortured souls need my help in order to move on. How do I walk away from that—from them?
 
But the better question is—how do I walk away from him?
 
 
 
Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter Case One- The Deceit
 
Excerpt 2:
The dog, who had been sleeping at her feet, let out a low snarl and stood at attention. His focus was on the window that faced the lawn by the pool and the beach beyond. Trudy pushed back her chair and stood stiffly and tip-toed quietly to the window, and peered out.
Her heart rose in her throat when she saw him and recognized him immediately from her dream. The stern face and cold eyes of the un-named uncle stared back at her. He stood just ten feet away on the lawn, illuminated in the moonlight and looking just like he did on the beach that day in her dream.
She turned and dashed out of the room, pulling her phone from the pocket of her shorts and heading toward the doors by the pool to chase the phantom down. Rocky, yapping and whining, was by her side.
Trudy padded lightly through the pool area and out the wrought-iron gate that led to the lawn and the beach beyond. She gave a command to the big dog for silence and directed him around the pool shed opposite her. The light from her cell phone illuminated the corner of the structure, Trudy knew if anyone or thing were hiding there, Rocky would flush them out toward her.
The night was still and humid. She felt a bead of perspiration trickle down her temple to her cheek and whisked it away. The crash of the waves on the other side of the dune was the only sound interrupting the silence.
The two-way radio on her belt sounded. “Where the hell are you?” came Jason’s voice.
She listened into the night for a moment then whispered, “By the pool shed,” before turning down the volume when she heard Rocky snarl.
 
Her heart pounded furiously in her chest, and she fought off the spell of dizziness that suddenly overcame her. Rocky’s bark was louder and more urgent. She pressed against the structure and made her way toward the sound.
The hair on the back of her neck rose, and a chill slid down her body while her knees went weak. She knew someone was just beyond her line of vision. She sensed it, her nerves screamed it, and the loud noise that was coming from the big dog a few feet away confirmed it.
Now at the end of the structure, leaning against the warm metal siding not only for cover but balance, Trudy gazed outover the lawn then ever so slowly peeked around the corner.
“What the hell are you doing?” Jason whispered harshly behind her, causing her to screech. Trudy stumbled awkwardly back when something white flew through the air directly at her head. She ducked, and the thing hissed as it catapulted over Jason’s shoulder and landed a few feet away.
“A cat?” The feline looked at them grumpily before darting up the nearest tree when Rocky gave chase.
“This is why you came out here? A damn cat?” Jason checked his shoulder where the feline’s claws tore his shirt. Satisfied that the skin underneath was not wounded, he looked up at her, waiting for her reply.
Trudy ignored his question and stepped forward to fuss over his shoulder, not trusting that it was unscathed, and ran her hand over the smooth skin. She avoided eye contact. Jason grabbed the hand on his shoulder and pulled her closer.
“So, Hicks, are you going to tell me what the hell brought you out here when I specifically told you to stay put?” He studied her face before dropping his eyes to her lips.
Trudy pushed back the heavy weight of her hair from her sweaty brow and brushed a kiss the scruffy hair on his chin.
“Umm, I think you should learn quick, Young, that I don’t do well with orders.”

 
 
About the Author:
 
Lori Zaremba is a full-time Internet Sales Manager and writes Web Content as well as providing Copy Editing for businesses in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Lori has published short ghost stories on Your Ghost Stories, as the Haunted_Cleaner and on her website lorizaremba.com
 
On her website, lorizaremba.com, Zaremba refers to herself as the ghost magnet and briefly describes her encounters with departing spirits.

Lori began writing her fiction story as a creative offering of why a ghost would haunt.  Before long the story became a novel Case One: The Deceit in the Trudy Hicks Ghost Hunter series.
 
Lori currently lives in the suburbs of Pittsburgh with her husband Wayne and two fur babies Jaxson and Stewie.
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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