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Two Worlds Collided is a RONE AWARD Nominee! @KMNbooks #RONEAwards #timetravel

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Leprechaun Shenanigans @KMNbooks #stpatricksday #recipe #irishtales

Leprechaun Shenanigans

If you’re walking along a wooded path on a moonlit night in spring and hear the tapping of a tiny hammer, you might be lucky to catch a glimpse of an Irish Leprechaun.

According to legend, the leprechaun has a pot of gold hidden somewhere, and he must give up his treasure to the one who catches him. You’ll have to be quick and outsmart the elfin trickster to capture his gold. He’s a sly one, he is. He will try to fool you into looking the other way as he escapes into the forest.

There’s a story where a man made a leprechaun show him where the gold was buried. The man tied a handkerchief to the bush in order to recognize the spot again.He ran home for a shovel, but when he returned on every bush there was a red handkerchief.

What's St. Patrick's Day without soda bread. Here's a recipe for your enjoyment.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/3 cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

  • 1/4 cup currants (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg and buttermilk together, and add all at once to the flour mixture. Mix just until moistened. Stir in butter. Pour into prepared pan.

  3. Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the bread comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

Now that you have your soda bread slathered with butter and a cup of your favorite tea in your hand, an Irish tale would make the day extra magical.

Enjoy and Happy Reading!

Mr. O'Grady's Magic Box (UNBELIEVABLE FINDS PARANORMAL Series)

This sweet tale surrounds Aubrey and Ian. They shared a whirlwind romance, but it ended abruptly with no closure.  Aubrey's arrival at the inn will give Ian a chance to explain why he left her,  but will it be enough for her to forgive him? Can a romance gone wrong be rekindle into something more profound?  E-book Available at: Kindle /Nook /Smashwords /Lulu    Print: Amazon /Barnes and Noble

  Moon Shifter

It is forbidden for a moon shifter of The Mac Tíre clan to change a human and save them from death. Grayson Quinn, the alpha of the pack ignores the ancient rule when Sydney Carlisle, his fiancée is ravaged by one of his own kind.

Sydney believes she is a monster, a werewolf. She flees before Grayson can help her adjust, but Grayson must find her. Sydney’s body is still changing and the were-lust will drive her crazy if not sated. He has until the full moon to help her tame the wolf inside and convince her she’s his soul mate. If he fails, he loses her forever.

Sydney still craves Grayson’s touch, but can her heart forgive him for making her one of the Mac Tíre?

Available at Wild Rose Press / Kindle /Barnes and Noble Nook

 

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Time Travel, Magic and OtherWorldly Tales

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Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all my stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena of falling in love.

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Time Travel for Love @kmnbooks #ValentinesDay #Blog Hop Feb 6-14 #ASMSG

THE CONTEST IS CLOSED AND THE WINNER IS... DENISE HOLCOMB! CONGRATULATIONS!
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR PARTICIPATING INT HE HOP.

Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14 and is the day of romantic gestures. People hand out cards and buy chocolates and flowers for the people they love. It's all about the romance, but what if you and your one and only love kept missing each other, or perhaps he or she wasn't even from this century? If given the chance, would you travel back in time to find him or her?

For this Valentine's Day post, I'm focusing on what we would do for love as we explore the possibilities of 'what if'?

From finding a portal to using a time machine or any other method that manipulates time and space, time travel romances have been an appealing notion to many. Who doesn't want to visit medieval Ireland or Scotland or even the wild, wild west? What if you could stop someone from making a life-shaping mistake? The possibilities are endless.

In my time travel tale, Two Worlds Collided, Evie travels back in time from 2007 to 1997 to save Rock Star, Bellamy Lovel from ending his life. A ritual is involved and her essence, not her body, travels along the timeline to a point where she merges with her younger self. Changing the past is not an easy attempt, and changing someone's destiny proves even more of a challenge.

There are rules to time travel. You can't travel back in time to the same event line twice. It's a one-time shot. Everyone has choices, a fork in the road that can lead to two totally different outcomes. Doesn't mean one path will be what you hoped for, but it's an option if you know the other path totally sucks.

To travel back in time to change someone's past, the correct variable must be present to make the time travel a success. Evie had those variables. She had crossed paths with Bellamy when she was young and would have crossed paths with him again, but she'd taken another path. She was supposed to be with him on the final tour where he ended his life. Last, she possesses an item that belonged to Bellamy. She had the anchor to the past and she had an anchor to come back to the present because of her friends that would be waiting for her return.

Sounds easy, right? Well, bad-boy Bellamy doesn't always cooperate with her plans to nudge him in the right direction. Every move she makes doesn't give her a clear picture to what he'll decide in the end.

About Two Worlds Collided:

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to 1997 to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Available at:

Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace / Book Depository

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****For my giveaway**** One lucky winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, and an eBook copy of Two Worlds Collided gifted through Amazon. (PDF is available upon request.) If you've already purchased Two Worlds Collided, feel free to choose another one of my books to be gifted to you if you should be the lucky winner.

What do you need to do to win the prize?

  1. Leave your email in the comments

  2. Answer the question? If you time traveled, where would go and why? (The old west? The 50s? Medieval Scotland? Old west? Choose a place. Or would you just go far enough back so not to make that mistake again!)

Good Luck! I'll announce the winner on Feb. 15th.

Free to all: A recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles

Ingredients

  1. Roll of refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough (I prefer Pillsbury)

  2. A bag of semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups) ( I prefer Nestle)

  3. Optional (Chopped Peanuts)

Heat oven to 350°F.

Shape cookie dough into 1 1/4-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheets.

Bake until light golden brown (Usually 8-9 minutes). Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes or until completely cooled. Meanwhile, line the cookie sheet with waxed paper and them set aside.

In medium bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 60 to 90 seconds, stirring until smooth.

Dip cooled cookie balls, one at a time, into the melted chocolate and place them on the cookie sheet. (You may have to reheat chocolate)

(Optional- If you like, also add chopped peanuts on top of the cookie before the chocolate sets.)

Refrigerate truffles about 10 minutes or until coating is set.

Enjoy!

Don't forget to hop on over to the other blogs for more fun and a chance to win more prizes. Also, enter the Rafflecopter for the grand prize.

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1. A Time For Love ~ Casi McLean 2. Spunk & Hunks ~ Anna Durand
3. Love in the Month of February ~ Mary Morgan 4. Love Potions and Charms ~ Sorchia Dubois
5. He said he wasn't the romantic kind of guy, but... ~ Peggy Jaeger 6. Love and War ~ Gini Rifkin
7. Sexy Chocolate Cakes ~ Kayden Claremont 8. 50 Great Date Ideas ~ Devon Mckay
9. Hearts Abound ~ Tena Stetler 10. Love Every Day ~ Darlene Fredette
11. Importance of Valentines Day ~ Maureen Bonatch 12. Souls Forever Bound ~ Judith Sterling
13. Mysterious Origins of Valentine's Day ~ Barbara Bettis 14. A Romantic Valentine Dinner ~ Jana Richards
15. Steamy Romance Meets Spooky Suspense ~ Kathryn Knight 16. Book Bling ~ Elizabeth Alsobrooks
17. Sweet Romances ~ Katherine McDermott 18. Historical Heartbeats ~ Brenda B. Taylor
19. An Awesome Bewitching Author Valentines Day ~ Lisa Voisin 20. Idea City ~ Kitsy Clare/Catherine Stine
21. Welcome to the ABA Valentine Hop ~ Linda Nightingale 22. Bridie Hall YA Author ~ Bridie Hall
23. A Time For Love Valentine Blog Hop ~ Amber Daulton 24. 'Out Of This World' Romance ~ Hywela Lyn
25. Time Travel For Love ~ Karen Michelle Nutt 26. Valentine's Day - A Family Tradition ~ Holland Rae
27. Historical Heartbeats

 

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Do you remember what you said? End of the Road @KMNbooks #8sunday #snippetsunday

About this snippet: Chapter One (Don't Fear) The Reaper Snippet 8.  Last week snippet is here.

Lars Gunner, rock star, and Cecilia's father died 23 years ago. Her mother has never gotten over losing him. They're in Lar's study that is more like a shrine filled with items he owned in life. Phoebe (Cecilia's mother is speaking first). This is Cecilia's POV.

This story is a WIP. The story is in the very early stages and has not been edited. Did a few creative puctuation to end at a good spot. 🙂

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She moved from her grip and walked over to the black road case, which had wheels and a handle to make transporting equipment, music sheets, and other such items from place to place that much easier. Her father had taken this one with him on the road since his first concert when singing for his supper hadn't been a joke but a reality to when the band had finally made it big and gourmet banquets were set out for them as if they were kings. It was like having a lucky sock or coin, but his lucky item just happened to be a beat up old roadie box. Her mother had one too, but hers had been custom made with leopard fur and rhinestones.

Her mother's hand slid over the black box, pausing over the dent in one corner as if that particular dent held a fond memory. "Right after your father died, you would come in here and stare at this beat up old thing and I would ask you what you were doing," she said and glanced over her shoulder at her. "Do you remember what you said?"

She shook her head.

"You would say: Daddy's playing his guitar and singing to me." Her mother pulled her wrap closer around her as if for warmth and said, "You were always his little girl and even in death, you loved him more than me."

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Loved to hear your feedback. 🙂

Unofficial Blurb for End of the Road

Lars Gunner, the frontman for Silent Plaids, died 23 years ago and is trapped in limbo until his daughter, Cecilia, unearths his journal and is able to see him. His death was ruled an unfortunate accident, but he's convinced it had to be murder despite the fact he can't recall what happened in his last moments of life. Cecilia seeks the help from Kaleb, a psychic, but as they resurrect the past, the secrets and lies surrounding Lar's rock and roll life just may be the death of them too.

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She’s in… Two Worlds Collided @KMNbooks #timetravel #8sunday #snippetsunday

two-worlds-collided_newlook3Welcome to Snippet Sunday! This is a snippet from Two Worlds Collided. Only 99¢ for a short time. I really loved Evie and Bellamy's story. I hope you will too.

LOOKING FOR last week's SNIPPET from Chapter Three: Snippet #2

Now for Chapter 3  - Building Bridges Snippet #3

About this snippet: We're skipping ahead a few paragraphs.

Recap of last week's snippet: Bellamy didn't like that his bandmates hired Evie to babysit him. His ploy to make her quit backfired on him when she saw right through his charade. She told him she needed the job and he needed someone to keep him on time. It was a win-win for both of them. She's now waiting for his answer.

Now for the snippet. There are some tweaks in punctuation.

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"Deal," Bellamy finally voiced, "I wouldn't want you to starve on my account." He headed for the door but turned back with his hand on the doorknob. "You certainly are a surprise, Miss Book Marm."

Miss Book Marm? Not exactly a compliment, but truly did she expect him to see her as a sexy attractive woman? Even though she knew it, he confirmed she wasn't his type. "Well, so are you," she threw back and he chuckled, and this time his smile was warm and genuine.

"I'll make sure Leon gives you the itinerary."

She didn't take a full breath until he had closed the door behind him. She was in.

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Bellamy accepted her presence and Evie will have her shot at changing his future.

This will have to be my last snippet for Two Worlds Collided. Thank you so much for reading and commenting and thank you so much for those who read the story and left a review. Much appreciated. 🙂

I'll have something different next week. 🙂

Blurb for Two Worlds Collided: (Time Travel, rating: 17+ years and older)

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

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Do we have a deal?…. Two Worlds Collided @KMNbooks #timetravel #8sunday #snippetsunday

two-worlds-collided_newlook3Welcome to Snippet Sunday! This is a snippet from Two Worlds Collided. Only 99¢ for a short time. I really loved Evie and Bellamy's story. I hope you will too.

LOOKING FOR last week's SNIPPET from Chapter Three: Snippet #1

Now for Chapter 3  - Building Bridges Snippet #2

About this snippet: We're skipping ahead a few paragraphs.

Set up for this snippet: Bellamy shows up at Evie's room with a purpose. Evie figures out his ploy that he's trying to make her feel uncomfortable enough to want to quit, but she calls him on it. She tells him she's not leaving. She was hired to do a job and she is going to do it.

Now for the snippet. There are some tweaks in punctuation.

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He placed the book down and those ever-expressive eyes burned with what she supposed was anger. "I don't need a babysitter, despite what Leon told you."

Ah, so now we have it; his pride had been sorely nicked. "Good, because I don't want to be one. Listen, maybe we can work together here. I need this job." He didn't have to know it was because she needed to stay close to him and hopefully say something or do something that would influence him to want to live. "I have bills to pay," she added, "and you have a grueling schedule where you need to be on time, so allow me to assist you in doing that and we'll all go home happy at the end of the day."

He drummed his hand on the top book, which happened to be book one in the Harry Potter series. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the UK edition given to her by her brother. Who knew how widely popular the series would eventually become, and in 2007, she was anxiously waiting for the final book in the series to be released.

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Will he take the deal or not? Find out next week.

Blurb for Two Worlds Collided: (Time Travel, rating: 17+ years and older)

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

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Black Friday #TreatYourself w/ @BookCelebration book extravaganza on #BlackFriday weekend. #mystery #romance #fantasy


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Today, I am one of several authors joining together for the Black Friday -- Treat Yourself -- book extravaganza.
The motto this year is #TreatYourself. There are many different authors from several different genres -- romance, mystery, fantasy. Discover something new.
Head on over to Celebrate with a Book at http://celebratewithabook.com/treat-yourself-1/!

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Win a Print copy of Two Worlds Collided #giveaway @KMNbooks

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Two Worlds Collided by Karen Michelle Nutt

Two Worlds Collided

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It won’t work…. Two Worlds Collided @KMNbooks #timetravel #8sunday #snippetsunday

two-worlds-collided_newlook3Welcome to Snippet Sunday! This is a snippet from Two Worlds Collided. Only 99¢ for a short time. I really loved Evie and Bellamy's story. I hope you will too.

LOOKING FOR last week's SNIPPET from Chapter Two: Snippet #9

Now for Chapter 3  - Building Bridges Snippet #1

About this snippet: We're skipping ahead a few paragraphs.

Set up for this snippet: Bellamy shows up at Evie's room and invites himself in. His impromptu arrival has her curious. He inspects her things–her open suitcase for starters– and adds his opinions along with some clipped random questions. She knows there is a point to this visit. She just has to keep her cool and figure it out.

Now for the snippet. There are some tweaks in punctuation.

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Looking over her reading material was far worse than him fondling her undergarments and her face heated. He placed his sunglasses on the top of his head. "You have quite the selection here," he said and turned to look at her and this time, his gaze had changed, not hostile, but curious. "You're a Buddhist?" he asked and picked up the book, Yoga: Meditation for the Mind, Body, and Soul.

"No," she said, "when I'm stressed, I like to meditate and some of the yoga poses help me to relax."

"Hmm...maybe you are my type after all. I'd like to see you do some of those yoga poses...naked, preferably." The lustful gleam in his eyes made her blush, but she refused to fall victim to this game he was obviously playing. Then she realized his motive; he was purposely trying to make her feel uncomfortable.

"It won't work," she said and he arched a brow at her.

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Caught. Wonder what Bellamy will say next.

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Blurb for Two Worlds Collided: (Time Travel, rating: 17+ years and older)

Evie Reid on a whim agrees to travel back in time to change bad boy Bellamy Lovel's path of destruction. She's smart with a college degree, but she is still fan-girl crazy for the rock band, Civilized Heathens. Evie knows despite all Bellamy's smiles and enthusiasm on the stage, he's destined to end it all on one lonely night in a hotel room unless she can change his path.

Bellamy isn't keen on having Evie as his personal assistant, hired by his band mates to watch over him, and keep him on schedule. However, there is something about the woman that sparks his interest, despite his best to ignore her. When darkness threatens to consume him, he realizes she may be the only light that will chase the shadows away.

Available at:
Ebook: Amazon / Amazon UK / iTunes / Smashwords /Nook / Kobo

In Print: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble /Createspace

*****If you’re a writer (regardless of published/unpublished status) come join us and share a snippet of your work in progress, a new release, or an oldie but goodie.

Hashtags: #8sunday #snippetsunday

Participating Authors are listed at these sites:

Weekend Writing Warriors for Eight Sentence Sunday

Snippet Sunday Facebook Group

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