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Do you love Halloween? I do.

When I was a child, my sisters and I would spend hours deciding on a costume. We’d parade up and down the streets with our friends collecting candy. Then we would go home and divide the goods, trading one another for the treats we liked the best.

As an adult, I’d dress up and take my kids out trick or treating. I would sit them down and discuss costumes with them. Then I would make the clothes. I would keep my costume in the same theme as theirs.

Once we were finished trick or treating, we would go home and divvy up the candy. I would set limits as to how much candy they could eat. It became a game to see who could make their candy last until Christmas.

Now my kids are grown I still dress up to hand out the candy to the neighborhood children. I love to see their eager faces as I put the treats into their bags.

What do you love about Halloween?

 

My new release TARTAN TEMPTATION is on pre-order until it’s release November 9, 2016.

Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her latetartantemptation_w10679_300 father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2deP5wS

TWRP: http://bit.ly/2dVptbU

 

 

 

If I were a Mobster Blogfest

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My mobster name would be Pearl. I have long, blonde hair so I took my name from that.

I would be a femme fatale type. You know the type that is always in noir stories, but I’m not really a femme fatale because I’m a succubus.

I’ve been sent to work in Toronto the good. Torontonians lie to themselves about what a wonderful city they live it. They call it Toronto the good, but if it was that good, would I be assigned to collect souls from all the bad men there? I think not. I lean into them and say, female-mobster“See you in hell,” before I take their souls. I’m nice like that.

My weapon of choice is my long, wavy blonde hair, curvy body, and sultry eyes that make men weak in the knees A girl has to use her assets to get ahead, doesn’t she?

So how do I collect these souls you may ask? All I have to do is look at a man, do a little shimmy, and they follow me anywhere, usual to a hotel room where I get down to business.

When you see me riding down the street on my Velocity red Harley Davidson Roadster, you’ll know it’s dark and dirty time, so lock up your guys to keep their souls safe.

My new release, TARTAN TEMPTATION, is available on pre-order from The Wild Rose Press. Release date: November 9,2016.

tartantemptation_w10679_300Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her late father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2deP5wS

TWRP: http://bit.ly/2dVptbU

30 SECONDS BEFORE BLURB:

Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a  30secondsbefore_w-11122_750-2notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

BUY LINKS:

Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA

NOOK / KOBO / The Wild Rose Press

To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!  Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th

SALE LINKS:

Amazon / The Wild Rose Press / NOOK / KOBO

BIO:

 Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

Check out the other authors on the blogfest!  http://writewithfey.blogspot.com/2016/09/if-i-were-mobster-blogfest-sign-up-30.html

 

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche

Gluten-Free Vegetable Quiche

This is great for brunch or a lunch. I serve it with salad for a complete meal. vegetable-quiche

Crust

1 ½ c cooked brown rice

1 egg white

 Filling

1 c chopped broccoli

1/2 frozen kernel corn

1/3 c finely chopped carrots

1/2 c chopped mushrooms

1/4 c chopped onion

2 tbsp. minced parsley

1 c shredded mozzarella cheese

1 tbsp. gluten-free flour

1 c evaporated skim milk

1 c egg substitute

2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese

 Method

Combine the brown rice and egg white. Mix well.

Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with non-stick cooking spray. Use the back of a spoon to press the mixture over the bottom and sides of the pan forming an even crust.

Combine all the remaining ingredients (except Parmesan cheese), mix well and pour over the rice crust.

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the top.

Bake at 375 F for 50 minutes, or until the top is golden and a sharp knife inserted in the center of the quiche comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.

Serve 5 – 6

Character interview: Falcon James from PREY

Today I’m interviewing Falcon James from PREY written by  Kendra Mei Chailyn.

Welcome Falcon. Please tell us a little about the book. PREY is a friend’s to lovers type deal. Of course I bothered Kendra for months before she finally gave in to write my story.

What do you do for a living? First off, I’m a dad—best job ever! But what I do to pay the bills is I’m the captain of The Elite Strike Force unit—kind of like SWAT but a little prey-2more kick ass.

What was your childhood like? My childhood was regular. Mom and dad who both had jobs. We lived in the suburbs – nothing too shady there.

What did you think of Shane when you first met? Nothing really. She and I just became friends. Of course we were really young and never even considered being more

Do you believe in love at first sight? –Used to. Been there done that with my ex-wife. Turns out of there is such a thing as love at first sight, it wasn’t meant for me. That ended in disaster and a divorce.

What do you like most about her? What I like most about Shane…that’s easy. She loves my daughter. Danielle is from my previous marriage—her mother left us so I was given sole custody. And when my job, most of the time being on-call, I don’t think I’d be able to do it if I had to worry about my daughter all the time. As god-mother Shane stepped up in a big way.

Describe her in one word? Alluring…

What is your most embarrassing moment? The moment after I realized that Shane turns me on. I mean, she’s been my best friend for an eternity and then WHAM! It was pretty bad.

What is your favorite food? Cheesecake—wait, that’s not food, is it? Well favorite kind of food is anything Shane cooks.  That woman knows her way around a kitchen.

What is the perfect place to live? Anywhere family is, especially if its by water.

 Blurb:

Shane Teller is alone. After her latest disaster took off, she decides it is time to do something to cheer herself up, to make her feel desirable. She does what any sane woman would do–have her photographer friend take some boudoir photos of her which she promptly sends to the absolute wrong person. What is she going to do now and how can she look her best friend in the eyes knowing he’s seen her so—exposed?

Falcon James has been best friends with Shane Teller since the beginning of time and nothing in the world will ever change that. Well, nothing aside from some steamy photos that cause Falcon to see Shane in a whole new light. As he begins seeing her as a sexual being and not just his buddy, Falcon is going to have to decide if he wants to show her the true freak inside him, or will he continue to hide it?

And what will his daughter think? Is she ready to have Shane be more than just her godmother?

Links:

Amazon (kindle) https://www.amazon.ca/Prey-SURRENDER-Book-Kendra-Chailyn-ebook/dp/B01LXJVRDI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474897647&sr=1-1

Amazon (print) – https://www.amazon.ca/Prey-Kendra-Mei-Chailyn/dp/1537085557/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1474897647&sr=1-3

All Romance Ebooks – https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-prey-2098879-356.html

Author Bio:

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Kadian Tracey moved to Canada as a freshly minted teenager.  kadyy-2She survived school as a nerd, always with her nose buried into a book – from Mystery to romance, Kadian  read it all. In high school, her English teacher realized she had some writing talent through a class project and encouraged her to try her hand at a novel.

Writing also under Kendra Mei Chailyn, Kadian has a few titles under her belt, including MADE TO BEND NOT BREAK, the SHADOWCAT series, KISS IT BETTER, WHAT YOU DO TO ME and others.

With a love of words and art, Kadian loves photography, writing, travelling, cooking, eating (of course), Blue Jays baseball and spending time with family and friends. You can find her on twitter @Kendramechailyn and on facebook

Gluten-Free Lasagna Roll-Ups

Gluten-Free Lasagna Roll-Ups

This is a great for lunch or dinner. I use gluten-free lasagna noodles. lasagna-rollups

Ingredients

8 gluten free lasagna noodles

1 cup shredded gluten-free mozzarella cheese

Filling ingredients

15 oz. ricotta cheese

10 oz. of chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed drop

½ c grated carrot

2 tbsp. minced fresh parsley

Sauce ingredients

1 can (16 oz.) crushed tomatoes,

1 can 6 oz.) tomato paste

¼ c vegetable broth or water

1 medium chopped onion

1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

1 tsp crushed fresh garlic

 Method

Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes.

Combine all filling ingredients. Mix well. Set aside.

Cook noodles al dente according to package directions. Drain, rinse and drain again.

Coat a 2 ½ quart casserole dish with nonstick spray.

Put noddles on a flat surface. Divide filling mixture evenly, then roll up and place in basking disk seam side down. Pour sauce over the top.

Cover dish and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Uncover, and top with mozzarella then bake until the cheese melts.

Serve hot.

Makes 8 servings.

 

 

 

Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken

SLOW COOKER LEMON CHICKEN

Now that fall is in the air, I pull out my slow cooker. I have used this recipe for years and everyone loves it. I now use gluten-free flour.

Ingredients                 lemon-chicken

3 pounds of chicken breasts

¼ cup gluten-free flour

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 – 6 oz can of frozen lemonade (Not pink lemonade. It give the chicken a sick color)

3 tbsp brown sugar

3 tbsp catsup

1 tbsp vinegar

2 tbsp cold water

2 tbsp cornstarch.

Method

Coat chicken with flour and brown pieces on all sides. Drain and place in slow cooker.

Mix lemonade, brown sugar, catsup and vinegar and pour over chicken.

Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.

Put chicken on serving plate, cover to keep warm.

Skim the fat off the reserved liquid and pour into saucepan. Stir in cornstarch – water mixture and cook until thickened.

I serve chicken and sauce over cooked rice, but you can serve it over noodles if you’re not gluten-free.

Makes 6 servings.