Ok, so today’s post is going to be ridiculously short. In fact, it’s going to be mostly images.

Having an image post sans Fassbender .gif is like walking into Mordor, YOU SIMPLY DON’T DO IT.

The reason for this nigh wordless post? Well, tomorrow’s post and Sunday’s posts are both DOOZIES! I mean, thousands of words. Long as hell recipes. Probably less Fassy. Also?! IT’S MY DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY!!! Four years old. I can’t even.


If you couldn’t tell, I basically sport a girl boner each and every time Elizabeth Hunter releases a new book into the womb of the reader world.

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, because I’m a hopeless sycophant, I get to share the OMG AMAZING AND GORGEOUS COVER!!!

scarlet deep Add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads HERE. Preorder on Amazon HERE. Smashwords HERE.

When it shows up on my Kindle, I may squee loudly enough that someone is going to need to muffle my screams by letting me bite their shoulder…or something similar. (more on this later.)


 On the waves of the North Atlantic, a poison spreads, sapping the life from humans and striking madness into immortals.
Patrick Murphy, the immortal leader of Dublin, has been trying to stem the tide of Elixir washing into his territory, but nothing seems to stop the vampire drug. While others in the immortal world work to cure the creeping insanity that Elixir threatens, Murphy has been invited to London to join a summit of leaders hoping to discover who is shipping the drug. If Murphy and his allies can cut off the supply, they might be able to halt the spread long enough for a treatment to be found for the humans and vampires infected.
Anne O’Dea, Murphy’s former lover, retreated from public life over one hundred years ago to help immortals in need… and to heal her own broken heart. Though powerful connections keep her insulated from the violence of vampire politics, even Anne is starting to feel the effects of Elixir on her isolated world. The human blood supply has been tainted, and with Anne’s unique needs, even those closest to her might be in danger. Not just from infection, but Anne’s escalating bloodlust.
When Anne and Murphy are both called to London, they’re forced to confront a connection as immortal as they are. As they search for a traitor among allies, they must also come to terms with their past. Behind the safe facade of politics, old hungers still burn, even as an ancient power threatens the fate of the Elemental World.
Anne wasn’t trying to escape. Bloody

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Romance Cliche Bingo!!

This game has been a long time coming. Each romance novel I read tends to have a few revolving phrases that are so oft repeated as to be cliche. YES, sometimes things are cliche because they ring with truth, but a lot of times, I think it’s because authors are readers, and shit gets stuck in their head, and inevitably spills onto their pages.

So I made a drinking game Bingo Card Game out of it.

Here are the prizes:

1st prize: *fastest bingo* is a $25 Amazon gift card

2nd prize: Elemental Mysteries by Elizabeth Hunter box set! (kindle)

3rd prize: The Elements of Chemistry books by Penny Reid (ebook)

Rules: find the phrases in romance novels, document them, until you have BINGO. Email me your results at with your preferred Amazon gift email as well as your alternate email for smashwords or whichever you use if different from your amazon email.

This contest ends 6/7/15 at 11:59 EST.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 9.31.39 AMA few words off is ok, total revision is not.

Romance Novel Cliche Bingo!! *and donuts, just because. Also? @E__Hunter cover reveal! #BINGO #DONUTS Click To Tweet

NOW? The food. It’s the Peanut’s birthday, and homegirl wanted funfetti donuts. I obliged. These are RICH, delicious, old-fashioned donuts with a funfetti twist.

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Funfetti Donuts

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Keywords: fry breakfast dessert

Ingredients (1 dozen donuts)

  • 1/4 cup soft butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • few grates of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • flour for surface
  • oil for frying


while making the dough, bring the oil to 325F

whisk together dry ingredients and set aside

cream butter and sugar in mixer on medium

add extract and yolk

slowly add milk

turn off mixer and add 1/4 of the dry mixture, stir slowly

repeat with the remaining dry ingredients

stir in sprinkles

roll out onto a floured surface and dust dough with flour

roll to 1/2″ cut out donuts and holes, re-rolling excess dough until none remains.

fry in oil, 3 at a time, 3 minutes per side

pull out onto a cooling rack with paper towels beneath


roll in powdered sugar

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2 thoughts on “BINGO!

  1. I should get a prize for rewriting to AVOID anyone getting any BINGO squares while reading my book. Although I might have to throw in some personal laundry to go with the other surprise, just for you.

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