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Saturday Sippers in The Locker - pre bday edition

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Soooo, my birthday falls smack dab in between two Saturdays. How lame is my birthday on a Wednesday? Does this mean I get to celebrate both weekends, as the timing is equitable? I say Yes! To properly recognize such a monumental event as a birthday, I present my top ten favorite drinks. Some of these are alcohol free because I can’t be blotto all the time. I drink water daily, trying for at least the recommended 64 ozs, but, I won’t include that on the list, because, it’s a gimme. 10.Ocean Water from Sonic 9.Blackberry tea from Chilis 8.Green chile beer from Tommyknockers Brewery 7.Grandma’s Iced Tea 6.Dirty Martini, extra olives 5.Gin and Tonic, extra lime 4.Coconut Latte from Starbucks, Venti, extra coconut 3.Beer m…

Are You Bloodthirsty? Welcome Tamara Monteau to The Locker

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Hello Fellow Fathomers! Today's special guest is fellow SCP author, Tamara Monteau. To celebrate her new release, she is taking over the Locker and giving YOU the chance to win....take a peek
Thank you for having me on your blog today. I’m excited to announce the release of my fifth novel in the Haven’s Realm series – Secrets & Promises! To celebrate this event, I’m giving away two e-copies of this latest release. I will select a winner via drawing from among the comments to this post. Because this is a special event, I have sister posts on other blog sites. Each one contains different information, so you’ll want to visit them all! Their links are listed below. Comment on them as well to increase your chances to win!
Secrets & Promises – Haven’s Realm 5 Vincent is the primary focus of this story, which reveals the very Heart of the Community. He is not, however, the only who has a secret promise to fulfill. Among the Council of Elders sits Rudolph “Rudy” Graumann, a vampire…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Rosemary…one of the most pungent, popular herbs. I have two wonderful bushes of rosemary growing just outside my front door. I love the smell after a fresh rain or the wind blows, releasing the aroma throughout the air. This drink sounded absolutely delightful, (even without the alcohol) combining several of my favorite items. ROSEMARY-INFUSED CUCUMBER LEMONADE! 3 large cucumbers 1 T chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish 1 c water ½ c lemon juice 3 T agave syrup Cucumber slices for garnish
Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish. Peel and chop remaining cucumber. Puree rosemary and chopped cucumber. Pour the puree through a fine mesh strainer. Add water, lemon juice, and agave syrup to the cucumber juice…

Tuesday Tales chocolate and a hot campfire....did someone say Paranormal?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday! It's time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week we have a delicious word prompt- "chocolate".  Today we visit a campfire from Finding Love and Bigfoot, the second in the Critter Getter series.  


“What do you have there, Mr. Caleb?” Leandra laughed, attempting to get a better look at what Caleb held in his fingers.
“Something I hope you sweet tooth connoisseurs haven’t seen yet.” Caleb held up a bag containing fluffy white blobs.
“Okay, dude, we’ve had marshmallows before.” Kalista slightly dipped her head and raised one eyebrow. The campfire light danced across her warm features.
Caleb opened the bag and retrieved a white cylindrical treat almost the size of a tennis ball from the package. “But, have you ever seen them this size?”
“Whoa, that’s amazing!” Leandra rushed forward, one hand outstretched.
“Candy makes it all better, just like when we were kids.” Owen laughed, stirring his own cup of hot chocolate with a smal…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Saturday the 13th, it doesn’t have the same ring does it? The following cocktail is far from scary and has zero superstition behind it. HOWEVER, the pomegranate does have a special caveat—regarded by some as an aphrodisiac. The website Eat Something Sexy discusses this: “the aphrodisiac power of pomegranate A prominent player in aphrodisiac lore, pomegranate was regaled as a culinary symbol of Aphrodite by the ancient Greeks. Some say the forbidden fruit of the Bible was not apple at all, but a pomegranate fruit. In other Western lore, the mythological unicorn was tied to a pomegranate tree. Since the early days of the written word, the promise of the pomegranate has made a lasting impression as a sensual symbol, a…

Tuesday Tales takes you to Blue Ink - Embryo

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday! It's time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week we had a choice of two word prompts "camera" or "noisy . I chose "camera". Now, please meet this new installment in the Blue Ink series of demon stories. This creepy WIP, Blue Ink - Embryo, begins now with these 366 words.  

“Do you have the web cam connected to your computer?” “I think so. This technology confuses me. How come I need to use this web cam instead of taking pictures with my camera and just email the images to you?” “Because, darling, I want to see you in real time. Don’t you want to please me?” “Of course I do! It’s just that…well…I really want to see you in person. We’ve been talking for weeks now.” “I told you, dearest, work has me on the road traveling so much, I haven’t had time. I’m working so much now to give me a long break soon. You know who I’ll be spending this long break with, don’t you?” “Me?” “Of course, kitten, just you. Now, do you want…

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J I’m loving the spring. It always makes me want to chill outside on the patio, or soak in the sun. I’ve got a refreshing drink for this early spring 2013 Slender Sour-Apple Martini! 1 ¼ oz apple vodka ¾ oz sour apple liqueur ½ oz apple juice Apple slices for garnish
Mix ingredients in a shaker with ice. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with apple slice. Calories 160!

Welcome Lindsey Edwards to The Locker!

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers and Happy April! 2013 is whizzing by faster than I can keep up, I'm not sure how well I like this... Today in The Locker, I have the beautiful and talented Lindsey Edwards! She graciously agreed to an interview with me to discuss a bit about herself and her newest release, Heart's Desire, now available from Secret Cravings Publishing. So, sit back, grab a beverage and get ready to meet Lindsey.
What inspired you to write Heart's Desire? You know, that's a tough question because there wasn't a dream or a burst of brilliance in the shower like how many of my other stories are born. There was just the thought of how a man and wife would deal with premature labor and the loss of a child in the medieval ages when causes and cures were unknown. When that thought popped into my head, I knew I had a story and it was one I had to write. Even though I have not personally dealt with such losses, the tale seemed wrenched from me and I felt keenly the pain a…

Tuesday Tales - Finding Love on a Billboard

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and after a hiatus, I'm back! It's time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to a new installment in my YA series WIP, Finding Love on a Billboard.   I present the word prompt, "funny":

“Good grief, this drive is taking forever.” Chrisee Jenkins rubbed one sleepy eye while keeping the other glued to the asphalt in front of her. The expansive Oklahoma farmland stopped holding her attention about two hours after she entered the Sooner State. “I think it’s a resident requirement to own at least one cow.” She briefly turned her head to review yet another herd of cattle munching lazily on the fresh spring grass. “I could certainly make a living here.” Just as she finished the final drink of her iced coffee, her cell phone rang with a machine manufactured zippy ring tone. “Hey you! Perfect timing, I’m about to fall asleep.” “Is the drive that painful?” Through the cell phone waves, Chrisee’s best friend, Rose Harpe…