Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bluberry Jam

You have seen the rambling and randomness. I bet there is more randomness than the random number generator. Yes, I can just hear everyone begging me to stop. I just can't help myself. Hey if I had more chocolate over here the rambling might stop, just sayin. I have chatted about writerly things. Um, between the randomness, oogling Eric Northman from True Blood and comparing things to Nancy Botwin from Weeds.  But where the heck did the crafty crafts go????

Now if I was smart I would do a weekly blog of crafty crafts but because I blog what my hazlenut coffee with lots o' cream and a pinch of sugar brain is telling me, I don't. I have been feeling the crafty again though.  I'm not lost in la la land in a current WIP and have been having fun querying. Yes, I said fun!! Horrors! Don't get me wrong some days I hang off the edge of my seat, but then I lay off the caffeine and put on Blue October. I may wail, I mean sing, "Hate Me." Oh, I finally know ALL the words. Screech! Then Adam Lambert, "What do you want from me" and no I will not vlog it.

I must admit that you all make it fun querying. Why?? What is she nuts? No! Well Write on con and all the support on bloggerville is inspiration enough. So shout outs to you all and also to hubby who just loves answering one million question about basketball. And now on with the show.

The craft is a super easy Blueberry Jam recipe

1.Wash blueberries well. (especially if they are picked off the bush. You would be surprised how many bugs get in there)

2. Put bluberries in pan over medium heat and mash with a potato masher. If you want a smoother jam use the blender but for an easy jam potato mash it.

3. Add sugar or splenda to taste. I throw in a half cup at a time. Mix and taste.

4. Add pectin to thicken it. Or not if you don't have any. It just won't be as thick.

5. Put in 1/2 cup lemmon juice if canning the jam OR store in fridge in air tight container.


Friday, August 13, 2010


Congrats to the cooking and canning blog for winning Single White Vampire!

Hope whoever attended write on con enjoyed the conference and learned a thing or two. I had a blast this week and want to thank everyone who made it possible. It was amazing and if you missed it don't worry everything will still be there. Check out the wealth of info and be prepared to be blown away!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

~Day 4~Last Day to Enter Book Giveaway!

Thanks everyone for playing along and hope you enjoy the books. I will mail them out all at once.  Today is the last day for a chance to win.  The last book is Single White Vampire By Lynsay Sands. The contest will close by midnight tonight.  Good Luck!

Roundhouse publishing editor Kate C. Leever's first letter to her newest legacy author was intended to impress upon him growing demand for his "vampire romances." Though he'd expressed little to no desire for publicity, book tours or the like, it was clear that this was a writer waiting to be broken out. Correspondence with Mr. Lucern Argeneau tended to be oddly delayed, but this time his response was quick and succinct.

But Kate was adament: Luc will attend a romance convention to meet his fans. By hook or by crook,despite his reclusive nature, odd sleep schedule and avoidance of the sun, the surly yet handsome Luc was going to be recognized as the real charmer a nationally bestselling author should be. But soon Kate wouls learn that his novels were more biographies than bodice rippers, and it'd be her neck on the line.

A sweeter surrender, or more heartwarming a love story-his own-Luc has yet to write.

The winner (using the number generator) of Glimmerglass is Chenderson! Snail mail addy please.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

~~Book Giveaway Day 3~~

Just have to say that WriteonCon is pretty freakin awesome!  I spent most of the day lounging in comfy clothes just chillin with the kids and writerly peeps. Oh and it's my dog's Birthday. Happy 6th to Sera!!

For day three of the giveaway we have Glimmerglass By Jenna Black
To win just leave me a comment and spread the word that there is only one more day left of the contest. The contest closes at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly (lets face it your chances are pretty darn good that you will win something lol).

Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she's had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl- she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

Soon, Dana finds herself tangled up in a cutthroat game of Fae politics.  Someone's trying to kill her, and everyone seems to want something from her, from her newfound friends and family to Ethan, the hot Fae guy Dana figures she'll never have a chance with...until she does. Caught between two worlds, Dana isn't sure where she'll ever fit in or who can be trusted, not to mention if her world will ever be  
                                             normal again.

The winner of yesterday's drawing by the random number generator (gotta love randomness) Melissa Comfort. Congrats!  Send me your snail mail addy please.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

~Contest Day 2~ WriteonCon Day 1~ Party on!

Today's giveaway is Bitten By Kelly Armstrong! Leave me a comment, follow, and spread the love to play along. See you at WriteonCon

Elena Michaels seems like the typically strong and sexy modern woman. She lives with her architect boyfriend, writes for a popular newspaper, and works out at the gym. She's also a werewolf.

Elena has done all she can to assimilate to the human world, but the man whose bite changed her existence forever, and his legacy, continue to haunt her. Thrown into a desperate war for survival that tests her allegiance to a secret clan of werewolves, Elana must reckon with who, and what, she is in this passionate, page-turning novel.

 Don't forget today is take home Tuesday at The Knight Agency Blog
You never know what new book you will discover!

Winner of the Freak Observer Is Lucille!! Congrats! Send me your snail mail addy please.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Lets get this party started-Day one!

It's getting hot in here!  The Freak Observer By Blythe Woolston is heating up this blog!  Leave a comment by midnight today and a random name will be selected and announced Tuesday. Good luck and come back for another chance to win!  On a side note don't forget (Ha,Like we could forget) WriteonCon starts tomorrow, a kidlit online FREE conference!  Woohoo!

For eight years, Loa Lindgren's world ran like one of those mechanical models of the solar system, with her baby sister, Asta, as the sun. Asta suffered from a genetic disorder that left her a permanent infant, and caring for her was Loa's life. Everything spun neatly and regularly as the whole family orbited around Asta.

But now Asta's dead, and 16-year-old Loa's clockwork galaxy has collapsed. As Loa spins off on her own, her mind ambushes her with vivid nightmares and sadistic-flashbacks-a textbook case of PTSD. But there are no textbook fixes for Loa's short-circuiting brain. She must find her own way to pry her world from the clutches of death.