Saturday, May 24, 2014

I'm back...

from visiting my family in Germany. 
The Harvey Wallbanger - my birthday cake! :)
Once again I had a wonderful time seeing and catching up with family and friends.

My cousin had the wonderful idea that we could bake a late birthday cake for me - so that's what we did. The two of us like to bake and cook, but my cousin is the one who has all the fantastic books of culinary delights. And she already had an idea as to what cake we could bake: The Harvey Wallbanger. Since there's vodka, galliano and orange juice in it, I would have been a fool to say no. ;)
I'm pretty sure that if we hadn't been supposed to meet up with my brother afterwards, we would have eaten all of the dough before it even had a chance to get into the oven.

Lighthouse Timmendorf, Poel Island
Basically my whole visit was a delight for my taste buds. 
One day my parents and I went to Poel Island. After a nice walk on the beach and being suprised by a shower of rain, we decided it was a good excuse to snuggle up somewhere warm. We ended up in a restaurant my parents already had been to before and ate codfish - it was delicious! So was the white wine that went with it! *Sigh - wishing I could have that again* :)
It turned out to be quite the perfect timing too, since the sun was out again once we were done and so we enjoyed another (though much shorter and lazier) walk!

After two weeks of socializing and eating and (wine) drinking...I guess it's really time to get back to work. That book won't write itself. 

Note: Some interesting recipes (including the one for the Harvey Wallbanger Cake) can be found here

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Writing Ebony Fight - Playlist

Those of you who have read Ivory Guard (The Guard Duet #1), might have seen and even listened to some of the songs I mentioned in the playlist. As you may know (and if not, then you do now) I'm working on Ebony Fight, book 2 in The Guard Duet, and once again music has become a part of the story and of the creating process for me.

There are songs that get me in the right mood...
there are others that give life to a scene in my head...
here are some of them:

By the way, if you have any suggestions or ideas for other songs that could help me along the way (read: write faster ;) )...don't hesitate to tell me and leave a comment!

Friday, May 2, 2014

A Paranormal Birthday Giveaway - And the Winners are...

Alisha S.
Andrea S.

Thanks to all who participated and spread the word! 
And of course, a big THANKS to fellow indie authors and friends Amy Joy, Leanne and Lilou for offering their books and making this BDay giveaway an unforgettable one!
I had a great time and hope you did, too! :)