Yay! It’s Freebee Fridays time!
First of all, Congrats to last week’s winner: Mary Preston
You’ve received a free copy of “Crisis of Identity” by Denise Moncrief.
If you’d like to find out more about Denise Moncrief and her books, click on over to http://www.denisemoncrief.blogspot.com/
Jennifer’s not here this week, so I don’t have to worry about her being all squishy with these authors. Finally I get to do an interview without her complaining! Let’s see who’s here [opens the door]
I’m Katie Salidas.
I’m here for the cooking show.
Where’s your kitchen?
Umm, It’s Jennifer Eaton’s kitchen actually,
and it’s over there.
I’ll just make myself at home.
What’s with the bowls and pans?
Why’d you just turn on the oven?
Well, we’re going to cook,
Cook? What’s going on?
Who are you anyway?
Who am I? Oh no one really, just a small wallflower of a writer who pens the most realistic and gritty urban fantasy vampires. I don’t do sparkles, and I don’t do vegetarian vampires. What I do “do” is emotion, struggle, pain, and ultimately overcoming the obstacles. I also do cookies.
Wait a minute.
Actually, we need to wait about five more minutes for the oven to preheat, but there’s lots to do while we’re waiting. But you know that, right? You’re a cooking show host.
The last thing I actually cooked was a novel that I didn’t like.
I blew it up.
Oh! I love symbolic imagery.
I blew up an idea yesterday. Storyboarded it and everything.
Okay, First we have to combine the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt into a bowl. Can you start whisking that for me?
Ahhh, I guess.
This thing looks just like a miniature ray gun.
Be careful there. You don’t want to spill it.
Funny, you act like you’ve never whisked baking ingredients before.
Call it my tragic flaw
That’s okay. In my book Immortalis Carpe Noctem, my My Main character is flawed, that’s for sure, but who among us isn’t? She’s real, she young, and has a lot to learn. And as the series progresses you’ll learn right along with her.
Can she show me how to bake?
No silly. That’s what I’m here for.
Now let’s get those sugars mixed up.
With the whisky thingy?
Nope. Use your hands.
Get out all the lumps.
Err, a hand mixer.
We need to start beating the ingredients.
What did the ingredients do?
What would you beat them?
I like you you’re funny.
Let’s get the rest of these ingredients in here
Are you sure you know what you’re doing?
This looks like a lump of Martian calowog dung.
I sure do know what I’m doing! I also know how to write books. Immortalis Carpe Noctem has sold over 10,000 copies.
It’s almost as good as making cookies!
I’m not so sure you are good at making cookies.
How can I be sure your book is any good?
I’ve got positive reviews on every site from Goodreads to Nook! I know this book is good and I want more readers to find it as well!
Really? But isn’t this book about vampires?
It’s so overdone. It seems like everyone is becoming a vampire these days.
Becoming a vampire is easy. Living with the condition…that’s the hard part.
Now we need to form this into a roll. Can you do that?
Now we need to refrigerate it for forty-five minutes.
While we wait,
tell me more about your book.
Newbie vampire Alyssa never asked for this life, but now it’s all she has. Rescued from death by Lysander, the aloof and sexy leader of the Peregrinus vampire clan, she’s barely cut her teeth before she becomes a target.
Kallisto, an ancient and vindictive vampire queen – and Lysander’s old mate – wants nothing less than final death for her former lover and his new toy. She’s not above letting the Acta Sanctorum, and its greatest vampire hunter, Santino, know exactly where the clan can be found.
With no time to mourn her old life, Alyssa’s survival depends on her new family. She will have to stand alongside Lysander and fight against two enemies who will stop at nothing to destroy them.
That actually sounds pretty cool!
It is very cool. And so is our dough.
Now we need to cut this into cookies four inches thick
And spread them on the pan, right?
Yes. Hey, you don’t run a cooking show for nothing, you are a natural at this.
Now we bake 12 to 14 minutes.
So tell me.
When you’re not baking, do you ever explode things?
In real life, sadly, no. But I have a friend who does that kind of thing for a living. He is an inspiration behind one of the characters in my Immortalis series and he’s also my weapons consultant (so my writing is always accurate where that is concerned.)
Has he ever taken over the world?
You know, taking over the world sounds all well and good, but then there is the responsibility of actually “ruling” the world. That sounds too much like work to me. LoL.
No. No work.
I’d just let Jennifer M. Eaton take care of all the hard stuff.
Speaking of hard stuff, we’ve made quite a mess.
Do you have a clean-up crew?
Yep. The annoying whiney chick with the curly hair who owns this place.
She’ll clean it up.
Let’s get these off the pan and onto a cooling rack.
Oops. I squished one.
That’s okay. There’s plenty more.
Now what we’re going to do is goob a little frosting between these cookies.
They look like spaceships!
They do, don’t they?
You can even put a little blue food coloring in the frosting so it will match your hair.
These are delicious!
If you like these, you should try my book.
It’s even better!
Yes! We must all read Katie Salidas’s book!
Free Books for everybody!
I hope everyone enjoys Immortalis Carpe Noctem… and here’s a link to the recipe for the best chocolate sandwich cookies ever. Lemme tell ya… Amazing! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/cinnamon-spiced-hot-chocolate-cookies-recipe/index.html
If you want to find out more about Katie and her books, click on over to her site. http://www.katiesalidas.com/
What the heck happened to my kitchen?
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