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Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Peas in a Dill Cream Sauce

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We had a good amount of crème fraîche leftover from the Chicken and Artichoke Fricassée with Morel Mushrooms recipe, and as we were fairly new in cooking this particular ingredient, we were a bit stumped as to what to do with it.  As the expiration date loomed near, I started searching all over the internet to find out what types of recipes called for crème fraîche.  I found that crème fraîche is not only popular as a topping for fruit desserts, but is also a great finishing for sauces for more savory dishes.  In particular, crème fraîche can be used to finish a creamy pasta sauce.

I then recalled one of my favorite pasta dishes of all time from Basta Pasta, an amazing Japanese-Italian fusion restaurant in Manhattan that had some of the best pastas I had ever tasted.  The dish was called Farfalle Con Salmone E Crema:…

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About Sonny/Santino

The Inner Workings of an Ais

I have spent the past week and a half trying to compile some sort of response to everything that has come out recently with Sonny/Santino Hassell. Trying to understand what to say or how to say it has consumed me and still, nothing seems right. I’m exhausted.

I know people have a lot of questions but unfortunately, I don’t know that I have the answers anyone needs. I was blindsided by all of this. I met Sonny when I was 19 years old and in college, and at this point we’ve both known each other almost half our lives. I truly believed he existed, because I had no reason to believe otherwise. Having to rewrite that history in my own mind has been, to say the least, a feat.

I have a much longer post which talks more at length about various aspects, but I know a lot of people…

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Sunday Special

It’s the start of a new week and for the state I live in, the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, where we lose an hour of sleep. Since it’s a new beginning, I thought I’d start off with something I’ve thought about for a while. I’ve been toying with the idea of highlighting a book on my blog by an author from the Beaten Track Publishing team. I’d only do this once a month, so there isn’t any spamming, and it would be for a soon to be released book. I would still make other random posts. Normally I don’t have book promos on my blog, but I think this will be fun.

So for the first book, on Sunday, March 25th, I’ll post a special interview I had with the writing team, Claire Davis and Al Stewart, about their soon to be released novel, “Oskar Blows a Gasket.” Al and Claire are very talented and prolific writers with numerous titles already under their belts. Please come back on the 25th and check-in with me, Claire, and Al and see what they had to say about their new book, “Oskar Blows a Gasket.”



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Happy 2018!

Wishing you wonderful adventures and happy times with family and friends this coming year. Happy New Year, everyone!


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Merry Christmas and a Free Book

How is everyone’s holiday going so far? My husband and I are visiting my mother and sister for Christmas but will be home for the New Year.

In the spirit of the season, I’d like to gift one of my books. Head on over to Smashwords and download A Little Christmas Magic, for free from December 25, 2017 ­ to January 1, 2018. In addition, many fellow authors with Beaten Track Publishing are also offering or are discounting some of their books for the holiday season. You’ll need a code to download them. 

The codes are:
EY100 (free)
SEY50 (50% off)

Download A Little Christmas Magic   and then check out the other Beaten Track Publishing books available.

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it!








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Bi Visibility eBook Sale

In honor of Bi Visibility Day on September 23, 2017 and Bi Week September 17-24th, my publisher, Beaten Track Publishing is having a sale and will also hold a Rafflecopter giveaway.

All ebooks that

  • Feature at least one bisexual main character
  • Present positive portrayals of / explore issues relevant to bisexual (or other non-monosexual) people.

are 50% off. BTP publishes authors that write across all genres.

Take a look at Beaten Track Publishing’s  site, find a new author, and check out the books. You won’t be disappointed.


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I’m Not Going to Be Nice About this Shit



Hillary Clinton’s book, What Happened? is due to be released September 12th, but some passages have already leaked.  One, in particular, has gotten a lot of press.  You can read it above.  Headlines such as “Clinton Blasts Sanders” make it sound as if she says terrible things about him.  Of course, any time a woman says anything less than adulatory about a man, she’s being a shrew and a bitch, she’s castrating him, she’s “blasting” him.  But look at what Clinton really says.

  1.  She and Bernie Sanders agreed on so much.
  2. Sanders shared her horror at Trump becoming President.
  3. She appreciated Sanders’ campaigning for her in the general election.
  4. Sanders was correct that Democrats needed to strengthen their emphasis on working families.
  5. Sanders was correct that, due to our insane campaign finance system, there’s always a danger of spending too much time courting donors.
  6. Sanders engaged a lot of young…

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Interview Roulette

What’s Interview Roulette? It’s where author Kim Fielding interviews authors with random questions and today was my chance to play the game on her blog. I’ll provide the link and if you visit it, one of the things you’ll find out is what Harry Potter house I was put into.

Go and find out more about me at K Fielding Writes

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The All Romance Fiasco

If you’ve been following the All Romance ebook retailer scandal, here’s a thorough blog post that gives good information on what’s happening.

All Romance Steals


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All Romance eBook Closure

I’ve copied and pasted the following from Debbie McGowan’s blog. If you’ve purchased any of my books from ARe and can no longer access them on ARe, please contact Beaten Track Publishing for your book.

Today, All Romance eBooks, LLC announced the closure of their site and services on 31st December, 2016.

If you have purchased any Beaten Track titles via All Romance eBooks and have been unable to download them, please forward your receipt to us (email store at, along with the format of ebook you require (epub, mobi, PDF), and we will send your ebook.

Beaten Track Publishing titles are no longer available from All Romance eBooks.

Many thanks for your support.

EDIT: This is an edit from information I’m getting from other authors. If you’ve preordered books from All Romance and the book was published by a different publishing house, you can present your receipt to those publishers, like Dreamspinner, Less Than Three Press, NineStar Press, and they will honor the books for you. Many authors will also do the same thing. But please check this information out for yourself to be sure it’s correct.


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