Ghosts, the supernatural and…pumpkin seeds?

My new release is out!

As many of you know I have another blog where I talk about writing and occasionally I crosspost. My second novel in the Shadow Walkers series is now available. Start off with a ghostly pirate who can take physical form, throw in supernatural creatures, persnickety gods and of course a deadly curse and you get Desired by Shadow.

novel2Betrayed... A modern-day ghost story with a twist.

Kidnapped on her way home from work, Maggie is thrown into a terrifying world of shadow. Narrowly escaping death, she flees her kidnappers only to come face to face with the enemy.

Coming across a dying stranger, Maggie unleashes a terrible curse when she saves Robert. Now with only a week to break the curse, time is running out as they are locked in a deadly fight with forces that will stop at nothing to destroy them. Intensely romantic and thrilling, Desired by Shadow portrays the struggle between redemption, retribution and the desire to find a love that transcends time.

You can find Desired by Shadow:

Apple (should be live in a few days)
Barnes & Noble

Desired by Shadow (Shadow Walkers #2)

And don’t think I forgot all you Wicked Green Smoothie folks. When you buy your pumpkin for Halloween don’t throw away the seeds. You can easily make a tasty treat!pumpkins

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Rinse the seeds in cold water, removing the gooky strings and seeds.
Spread the seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring so they are coated (or use non-stick cooking spray)
Sprinkle with salt or other seasoning (try cinnamon or italian seasoning or garlic), bake at 325F until toasted – approx. 25 min., check them midway through and stir
cool and store in an airtight container – if you don’t eat them all right out of the oven!

Cheers and happy blending!


Hey apple…

ImageThe farmer’s market has apples. This morning I picked up Honeycrisp. Yum! Crunchy and mouth-watering with a bit of sweetness. I asked about Gold Rush. They were the variety I discovered last year and my new favorite. The vendor told me it was still a bit early (here in North Carolina) but they’d be ready in a few weeks.

What’s your favorite apple?

Welcome Fall Smoothie
1 apple cored and cut into slices
handful of grapes
1 c. water
inch piece of ginger, peeled (optional)
1/3 cucumber OR small handful of lettuce or spinach
blend well and enjoy!

The apples are coming

The farmer’s market had early apples this week. Early apples? Yep, some varieties are ready earlier in the year. They were small and tart and mouth-watering.

And made me look forward to fall. Last year at the farmer’s market I found an apple called GoldRush. It was heaven. Crisp and crunchy with just  the right amount of tang. I’ve never seen them at the grocery. Check out your local farmer’s market – who knows what you might discover -grins

What’s your favorite apple?


Lemon blackberry sorbet

bsWe’re only a few weeks away from Labor Day – can you believe how quickly the summer has flown by?

My niece is visiting for a week so I took the day off yesterday and went to the pool. Afterwards I wanted something cool, refreshing and sweet. Enter sorbet.

Here’s a super easy recipe to make your own. I used greek yogurt but you can use low-fat flavored yogurt if you prefer.

Farewell to Summer Sorbet
1 lb pkg frozen blackberries
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. greek yogurt (I like Fage brand)
1/4 c. lemon juice
Directions: mix in food processor until smooth, freeze and enjoy!

Happy Summer!