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Contemporary romance writer, political comedy writer, ghostwriter and editor. Lover of coffee, off-key singer, vegan and all around crazy girl!

~~ book review ~~ Wicked Beast by Nazarea Andrews

Holy smokes this novella sounds hot! Thanks to the folks at Disheveled Book Blog for bringing it to my attention!

~Review Not Quite Perfect – Gretchen Galway

Get your copy HERE today!!! ABOUT THIS BOOK: Serial temp worker April Johnson is nothing like her wildly successful brothers. She doesn’t have an Olympic gold medal. She doesn’…

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Flanken Ribs and Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

Looking for a dish to impress this Valentine’s Day? Check out Cooking in Sens!

Cooking in Sens


Everyone in my family loves brussel sprouts or maybe anything with bacon 😉  Pan or oven roasted they are always a hit.  And pretty 🙂


I would have liked to cook these flanken ribs on the outdoor grill but my husband, objecting to the below freezing temperatures outside, said no.  Just no.


Forced to broil them in the oven, they were okay but not grilled.  Thanks Obama 😦


Flanken Ribs and Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

12 flanken ribs, sliced for grilling and seasoned with black pepper

1/2 cup Chinese cooking wine

3/4 cup black soy sauce

1/4 cup fish sauce

1/4 cup honey

2 tbsp peanut oil

1 tsp sesame oil

4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced

3 scallions, thinly sliced

1 cup of water

1/2 cup pancetta

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 onion, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, slivered

1 lb brussel sprouts, cut into halves

1/4 cup water

Mix wine, soy…

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~Review – Back To Us – Rachel Hanna

Get it HERE today!!! BLURB: Indy Stone is a well regarded professional therapist with her life all planned out. She’s spent her life trying to escape her dysfunctional up…

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Definitely worth the read!

A. Nicky Hjort Books

What’s love got to do with it?

I’m sitting here snuggled up in a comfy bed with warm toes and my hair in Dorothy braids as I type this hoping my response will be worthy of such a profound question. One we all keep asking ourselves yet never seem to be able to answer for longer than a fleeting moment before we get all fickle and change our minds about the nature of the force that turns the world round. Whew! That was a long sentence.

My beautiful babies sleep peacefully in the room next door and James Arthur keeps reminding me to “Say You Won’t Let Go” because I’m playing him on a loop to keep me focused. And while I listen to this beautiful song (sorry Lionel) again and again, on my bedside table sits a half full cup of coffee with peppermint creamer, which I can smell from here (delicious), and a mostly full glass of red wine. Both of them trying…

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Review ~ Burn So Bright – Jennifer Bernard

Buy it HERE today!!! About this book: Wildfire “hotshot” Josh Marshall is all about fun, firefighting and flirting. But ever since his crew got trapped in a burnover, he’s been…

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Here is my interview with DL Gallie

Here’s a cocktail lovin’ author (I assume) with a booze themed series! It’s on my tbr list as of right this minute.


Name DL Gallie

Age 35

Where are you from Gladstone, Queensland, Australia

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc  

I’m a mum of 2 and my husband and I have been together since I was 16. We are currently renovating a house – I thought we’d have it done in 10 weeks, we are coming up on 3 years.

I went to college and studied Travel & Tourism. I worked for a travel agency for 5 years before my husband and I went travelling for 3 years. We lived in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Collingwood, Ontario, Canada before moving back to Australia and starting our family.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Book 2, Tequila Healing will release in 11 days and I’m about two thirds of the way through book 3, Wine Not

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

My husband kept…

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