Thursday, December 18, 2014

Virtual Cookie Exchange & Giveaway

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I'm so excited to be participating in the Virtual Cookie Exchange, along with a 

group of amazing authors. Every day, you get a delicious cookie recipe - and a

chance to enter a giveaway for TWO $25 Amazon Gift Cards!

My very first published work was a novella called Sugar & Spice. In this sweet tale, we meet single mother, Lacey Harrison, and her daughter Candy. Lacey owns the town bakery and thinks her life is good just the way it is, until Trent Childress moves into town and turns her world upside down with his charming smile and good manners.

Following St. Patty’s Day, the orders started coming in strong and steady. That was typical this time of year, due to the large number of spring births in our area; I’d joked on more than one occasion about there being something in the water. Plus, there was planning for the Easter bake sale. I was staying late to double-check my inventory, along with getting pre-made dough blended and packed into the freezer to help speed the process as orders came due.

Before I knew it, my kitchen had been taken over once again. Now I was standing next to a table decorated with bunnies and eggs decorated in bright colors, peddling our wares. Candy had run off, saying she wanted to find someone that, “I had to meet.” I was hoping she’d moved past the mysterious Coach C to someone closer to her own age.

“Enjoy, Steve,” I said, thanking Coach Rose’s husband for his purchase of two dozen honey carrot cookies. He stepped away, revealing my daughter, who had her hand latched onto the arm of my Valentine’s Day egg disaster: Trent.

“Lacey,” he murmured, his eyes meeting mine and igniting a tugging feeling inside of my stomach that crept lower the longer he looked at me.

“Hey, Trent,” I choked a bit on his name. “Gonna support the school again?” His spreading grin changed the tug to a full on twist and pull, and I lost my breath.

“Least I can do, seeing how they employ me and all,” he answered with a cheeky tone.

“Coach C?” I hazarded a guess, my nose scrunching up.

“Yes, ma’am. Nice to meet ya,” he extended his hand. “Your daughter is a delight to have in class,” he teased with a roll of his eyes. I laughed.

“I bet. I’m guessing you’re aware of a certain crush?” I asked, leaning in so that gossipy ears could not overhear me, though our positioning itself was bound to start gossip.

He turned in towards me, his breath a warm whisper on my cheek as he replied, “Yes, I am, and I’m handling it by openly flirting with her mother.”

~Sugar & Spice, Chapter 3

Here's the recipe for one of Lacey's best sellers, Honey Carrot Cookies, compliments of SheKnows ...

Honey Carrot Cookies


3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups grated carrots

Cream butter, honey, eggs, vanilla and lemon extract.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
Blend flour combination into egg mixture.
Fold in carrots.
Drop by teaspoon onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen.

So that's the cookie recipe... now for the giveaway!

Just name today's recipe for a chance to win - and if you have a Pinterest account you can get bonus entries for pinning each of the recipes in the Virtual Cookie Exchange. Good luck!

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Be sure to be watching these blogs for your chance to win! 

December 14
Lindsey Gray

December 15
Lisa Bilbrey-Author

December 16
Ava O'Shay

December 17
Angel Lawson Author

December 18
R.E. Hargrave, Author

December 19
Jennifer Garcia, Author

December 20
Bev Elle, Author

December 21
Sydney Logan Author

December 22
T.M. Franklin

December 23
K. B. Hoyle

You don't have to have a Pinterest account to enter, but you get more entries if you do! It's free and easy -

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