Category Archives: Random Cool Stuff

Seafood Cravings

The other day I tweeted about a certain need I had. And it was a need that hit me hard. I mean, I was almost shaking with anticipation at the thought of getting this particular thing.

I’m talking about…LOBSTER!

Yes, it’s true that I’m having a forty-year affair with seafood, and lobster is one of my favorites. There are only two things that beat out a good steamed lobster, drenched in real butter — sashimi and king crab.

So what does this have to do with books? From one foodie to another, not a darn thing! However, my Twilight Teahouse series does have an amazing sushi chef named Landon. You can read his story in Luscious, Twilight Teahouse Book Two.

Here’s the book cover, followed by an easy recipe that my fellow lobster-lovers will enjoy!

LuciousIngredients
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 lemon, juiced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 stalk finely chopped celery
1 finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
1 tablespoon finely chopped chives
3 lobster tails cooked (about 1 pound lobster meat), chopped
Lemon slices & dry rub, for garnish
Lobster SaladDirections
1) Combine mayonnaise, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper, celery, shallot, tarragon and chives in a bowl.
2) Add lobster meat to mayonnaise sauce and combine.
3) Rub the rim of 4 martini glasses with a lemon. Dip the rim in some dry rub. Divide the lobster salad between the 4 glasses. Garnish with dry rub and lemon slices.

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys and The Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/lobster-salad-cocktail-recipe.html?oc=linkback

Music Monday: 18-NOV-2014

Taking you WAY back to the 80’s! I remember skating my backside off to this song while dreaming that someone would pick me to dance in the movie, Breakin’ Two – Electric Boogaloo.

This is the original song, by the original artist, George Kranz.
GeorgeKranz

Click HERE if the video box isn’t visible

And if you have no idea what Breakin’ Two Electric Boogaloo is, here you go :)

FREE READ!

Please enjoy the first chapters of Silk Road!

The Silk Road. In ancient times it was a well-established trade route that began in China. But to Larien, it is the veiled entrance to the underworld where no human belongs.
Jayla Protegenu is as typical as they come. She owns a chain of gyms in the San Francisco Bay Area, enjoys popcorn-and-movie night with her two best friends and writes for her local paper. But that’s where ‘typical’ ends. As a child she learned to summon her guardian angels to keep at bay the things that prowled the night. An ability she’s kept secret all her life…until a Fallen angel answers her call.

Larien is not seeking redemption. He’s looking for the artifact that only Jayla can call power from. The woman has no idea of the extent of her abilities and he’s not about to teach her. However he is man enough to admit that this human has touched him, soul deep. And now that she is his to protect, his to love, when she’s taken Larien will search to the ends of the Earth to find her, from San Francisco all the way to…the Silk Road.

For a Fallen that has nothing but time, it is suddenly against him. And now he has to be the good guy? Damn.

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ZART Countdown T minus 18 and counting

SURVIVAL KIT ITEM #5 is up for grabs

Contest Closed. New contest is now up.


Click here for the rules, the list of prizes and the huge bunch of authors donating books

Eighteen weeks until the zombie apocalypse that’s supposed to hit New Orleans at the same time as our awesome Authors After Dark conference. So…let’s continue with our training.

Today’s challenge:

When did you first see this vid?

Can you do any of these moves?

ZART Countdown T minus 19 and counting

SURVIVAL KIT ITEM #4 is up for grabs

CONTEST CLOSED


Click here for the rules, the list of prizes and the huge bunch of authors who are donating books

Today’s challenge: For warriors new and old,

we invite you to be bold!

Declare your bad-assness to one and all!

Scouts, Warriors and Spys,
You’ve worked hard so we’ve made it easy for you to play this week. Simply put your name here in the comments and declare you’re an experienced ZART member! List a speciality if you like, but it is not required. We know you’re all awesome.

Noobies,
New to the Zombie Apocalypse Response Team? Though you are not quite ready for missions be a proud noob and shout it loud! To prepare for combat training your first exercise is to flex your index finger and click the Like button! *Noobs who hit that Like button will be automatically entered for this weeks random drawing!* Spread the word!

In the words of that famous poet, The Rock,

“We layeth the smacketh DOWNETH!!” #ZART

Big Cats – Love ’em (Jaguars)

I posted this over on the Dynamic Trio website a few days ago and thought I’d share it here (duh!)

If you’ve read my books, such as Jaguar’s Rule, Spirit of the Pryde, Primed to Pounce or Egyptian Voyage, you know I really have a thing for large cats. I don’t mean overweight Garfield types, but lions, tigers, jaguars and the like. I was thinking about my need to schedule my family’s next camping trip to enjoy the great outdoors, and a thought came to mind – what would it be like to run up on one of my favorite animals in the middle of the night? I mean, if he wasn’t after ME, of course ;D

Black Jaguar

Ever wonder what a jaguar sounds like? Well, I’ve got an answer for you. Choose from the several selections on the player below, close your eyes and imagine yourself in the jungles of Belize in the middle of the night…

Strangely enough, the sounds didn’t scare me or make me feel afraid. But after you listen to them, tell me whether they curled your toes! Especially, sound clip number three. Whew!

Love, TJ (a/k/a Big Cat Nutball Extraordinaire)