Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Sparkling Seasonal Line-Up!

    posted by Christine Wells

    How did December get here so fast? Never fear, we have a fabulous program lined up to warm the cockles of your heart this holiday season!

    First up, on 2 December, Suz and Jo Davis take us on a field trip to Station Five to chat with Jo's incredible firefighters. A most... educational excursion, ladies! And there are some fabulous prizes to be won!

    Then, on December 3, Silhouette author Bonnie Vanak makes her first appearance in the Lair. Our in-depth reporter, Nancy, interviews Bonnie about her fabulous shifter romances.

    On December 6, warn the cabana boys because it's Party Time as our very own New York Times bestseller, Kate Carlisle launches her second Silhouette Desire, SWEET SURRENDER, BABY SURPRISE! RT Book Reviews says it's "Sweepingly romantic and startlingly sexy" and The Romance Reviews calls it "A tender romance with mass appeal." Wow!

    Join us for something a little different on December 7 when Dorie Graham chats with Nancy about creative intelligence. I'm really looking forward to that, as "creative intelligence" sometimes seems like an oxymoron when applied to yours truly!

    And Deck the Halls, because December 13 rings in our third annual 12 days of Christmas, with fun giveaways and more!

    But that's not all, because on December 16 the lovely Anna Campbell will chat with debut author Elizabeth Essex about her sizzling new release, The Pursuit of Pleasure!

    And now, just for a bit of Aussie flavour, let me leave you with a Christmas carol they sing at my son's kindergarten:

    Christmas where the gum trees grow
    There is no frost and there is no snow
    Christmas in Australia's hot
    Cold and frosty's what it's not
    When the bloom on the Jacaranda tree is here
    Christmas time is near!
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Tina and the B-Sides Fine Line Music Cafe Tickets

    Tina Schlieske formed the B-Sides while still in high school and released their first album, Tina & The B-Sides Movement, on their own indie label Movement Records in 1990.  Two years later they released, Young Americans, which turned out to be the band's biggest selling CD that continues to sell today. They've earned comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead for the growing camaraderie between the band and it's loyal fans. They were even dubbed in the Midwest as the "Best Bar Band in the World."  Tina and the B-Sides were together for over 10 years before taking a break in 2000.  Now they're back and will be hosting a highly-anticipated NYE show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis on Friday, Dec. 31st at 8pm.  This will definitely sell out so I would recommend getting your Tina and the B-Sides tickets now before it's too late!  Ticket King has ALL-INCLUSIVE tickets for just $95 each that include beverages all night long for those 21+.  Get yours now before it's too late!!
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Tina and the B-Sides Fine Line Music Cafe Tickets

    Tina Schlieske formed the B-Sides while still in high school and released their first album, Tina & The B-Sides Movement, on their own indie label Movement Records in 1990.  Two years later they released, Young Americans, which turned out to be the band's biggest selling CD that continues to sell today. They've earned comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and the Grateful Dead for the growing camaraderie between the band and it's loyal fans. They were even dubbed in the Midwest as the "Best Bar Band in the World."  Tina and the B-Sides were together for over 10 years before taking a break in 2000.  Now they're back and will be hosting a highly-anticipated NYE show at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis on Friday, Dec. 31st at 8pm.  This will definitely sell out so I would recommend getting your Tina and the B-Sides tickets now before it's too late!  Ticket King has ALL-INCLUSIVE tickets for just $95 each that include beverages all night long for those 21+.  Get yours now before it's too late!!
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Monday, November 29, 2010

A Princess wears white

    White is simply elegant. Look at the future Princess of Monaco in this photo shoot for Tatler, looking comfortably chic in white. It reminds me of this other wonderful white outfit worn by Princess Victoria of Sweden here.


    It would be easy to copy her look. The silk trousers are surprisingly affordable: only 150 pounds. I think the tricky part for us 'normal' people is: how to keep the white... white?!


    She'll be marrying Prince Albert II on 2 July 2011. Her official title will be Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2010/11/
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Been Experimenting Again

    by Suzanne

    We just had Thanksgiving so I'm sure a lot of you are tired of cooking. It takes me from Monday to Thursday to wrangle that particular meal for thirty minutes of eating! But the fun and family being togther is soooo worth the effort. And Lyndsey's Caramel Apple Pie is the topper of the evening!

    There are two times I experiment in the kitchen. 1. I'm bored. 2. I'm procrastinating. Uhm, this week, it's probably the latter as with Christmas fast approaching boredom is NOT on the agenda! So here's my latest creation:

    SUE'S CHEESY CORN BISQUE

    4 TBS of butter
    ½ large red onion diced
    ½ large red bell pepper diced
    2 ears of corn, kernels cut off and
    the starch scraped from the cobs
    3 TBS of all purpose flour
    2 small containers of chicken stock
    1 tsp salt
    ½ tsp black pepper
    2 cups heavy cream
    ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
    1 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese
    2 cans whole white corn, drained


    1. Melt 2 TBS of butter in soup pot.
    2. Add onions and peppers. Add corn and starch scraped from cobs. Salt and Pepper. Cook till tender.
    3. Add remaining 2 TBS butter. Add flour and cook several minutes to remove starchy taste from flour. Stir in chicken stock and bring to a boil.
    4. Pour in heavy cream then add mixture to blender or food processor until creamy.
    5. Return to pot. Add canned corn and cheeses.
    6. Stir then taste. Add more salt and pepper to your desired taste.
    7. Simmer until ready to serve.

    **May add 2cups cubed cooked chicken, shrimp or crab**

    Oops! How did HE get in this? (This is my favorite hunky Gerard pic. Talk about beef!! whoohoo!!)



    So, I don't know about y'all, but I'm tired of turkey and it's cousin, chicken. So beef has been on my brain. Hey, I write eroticas, as well as sexy romances, so beef is on my brain in more than one way these days, but for today's purpsoes let's talk dinner!

    Here's a little recipe I make when I want some romantic time with my hubby! Trust me, this works!!

    SEARED BEEF TENDERLOIN MEDALLIONS IN MUSHROOM SAUCE

    2-3 Tenderloin Steaks (1 inch thick)
    trim fat and cut into medallion sized pieces
    salt and pepper
    2 Tbs. Butter
    ½ small onion diced
    1 pkg. baby Portabello mushrooms sliced
    ¼ cup good wine
    2 tsp. A-1 sauce
    1 small box beef stock
    1 pkg. Brown gravy mix

    Melt ½ of butter in medium sized pan .
    Salt and pepper meat.
    Sear medallions on both sides until medium rare.
    Remove from pan to platter and cover with foil.
    Add remaining butter, onions and mushrooms to pan. Sauté until soft.
    Add wine and cook 2-3 minutes.
    Add A-1 sauce and broth. Cook 2-3 minutes.
    Stir in brown gravy mix, whisk until dissolved.
    Return meat to pan and simmer 10 minutes, turning at least once half way through.

    I serve with mashed potatoes and some steamed asparagus.



    So what's your favorite, get-him-in-the-mood meal? What gets him all hot and bothered? What puts YOU in the mood? Got any good recipes to share?Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2010/11/
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Passing on Fame

    by Jo Robertson
    Fame.

    It’s such an illusive quality.

    Who determines when a person achieves it?

    Is notoriety fame? If so, the headlines that screech about Paris and Britney would be blasting the fame of those dubious divas.
    This past March Paul Scofield died at the ripe old age of eighty-six. He’s best known for his portrayal of Sir Thomas More, the historical cleric who defied Henry VIII in the classic A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS based on Robert Bolt's play.
    Ah, what wonderful lines Scofield had! And Robert Shaw as Henry wasn’t half bad.

    My point is that Scofield was offered knighthood as the Brits are wont to do to acknowledge stage and music stars – witness Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Paul McCartney.

    But Scofield turned down knighthood. Wow, not sure I’d be able to resist such an enticement. His comment? “If you want a title, what’s wrong with Mr.?”

    Indeed. What’s wrong with Mr.? Or Ms.?

    In 1973 Sacheen Littlefeather refused Marlon Brando’s best actor award at the Academy Awards. Brando boycotted the ceremony and refused the award referring to Hollywood’s depiction of Native Americans.

    Fame. Not sure I’d have passed up a chance to place an Oscar on my mantle either.

    But then, I’m of the generation that collected movie magazines and sent off for signed autographed pictures of said idols. As a teenager, I decorated my walls with those black and white photos.

    Fame.

    Writers want fame, don't they? Or at least recognition of their writing. What writer doesn’t want to attain NY Times Best Seller status?


    So what makes a person famous?

    I may feel differently on another day, but right now here’s my list of the four most famous people alive today:

    1. Michelle Obama – because she has these amazingly toned arms -- and I like how she bosses the President around sometimes.

    2. George Clooney – because he’s the nicest guy in Hollywood – ever!

    3. Oprah Winfrey – not only because she owns more shoes than Imelda Marcos, but because she’s likely the most influential woman in the world.

    4. Seamus Heaney – one of today’s greatest poets and winner of the 1995 Nobel Prize for his "works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles and the living past.”


    What about you? What do you think makes a person "famous"? Would you ever want international fame? Why?
    If you ever became famous, what would you like it to be for?

    Who are your top three or four most famous people alive today?
    I feel like giving away a gift today -- my "famous" Amazon gift certificate for $10 to the most "interesting" answer. Dr. Big will choose!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

    By Kate

    It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the USA and many of us are looking forward to celebrating the day by cooking, watching football, and eating too much.

    Oh, and we also give thanks for that which we've been blessed. ;-)


    Now, as some of you may know, I am officially known as the worst cook in the world. No, really. I burn things. All the time. Our smoke alarm gets a real workout whenever I step into the kitchen.

    And yet, for my family, I took a chance and cooked several side dishes for the holiday. So what do I have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving?

    I didn’t burn anything! Hallelujah!!

    Yeah, it was a shock for me, too. :-)

    Okay, now let’s talk about what I’m really thankful for this time of year. I’m especially thankful for my dear family and for so many wonderful friends here in the Lair and elsewhere. I’m thankful that I’m able to write books for a living and I’m doubly thankful for all the fabulous readers, booksellers and librarians I’ve met all over the country. Thank you!!

    So now, just for fun … here's a snack to enjoy at a holiday party or a small gathering with friends. It’s an old family recipe and so simple to make, even I can do it—without burning anything!

    Be careful with these – they’re addictive! They only take 5 minutes to mix, then 20 minutes baking time.

    Kate's Crazy Mixed-Up Nuts

    ¼ cup butter
    2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    1 tsp each: seasoned salt, celery salt and garlic powder
    ½ tsp ground cumin
    ¼ tsp. each cayenne pepper and pepper
    1 c. shelled walnuts
    1 cup pecan halves
    1 cup whole almonds, lightly toasted

    Preheat oven to 325 F. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Add Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Simmer over low heat for several minutes for flavors to blend. Stir in nuts and transfer to a shallow baking pan. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Makes 3 cups. (Great with cocktails. And they can also be tossed on salads.)

    Wishing everyone in the States a very Happy Thanksgiving! And to our friends in other parts of the world, a very Happy Thursday!!

    I’m enjoying a cool, sunny day here in Palm Desert, California. Where are you today? How’s the weather? And what are you thankful for today? For sharing with us on Thanksgiving, I’ve got a signed copy of THE LIES THAT BIND and some fun promo goodies for one random commenter!
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Kieran Kramer Bandit Booty!

    posted by Christine Wells

    Thank you to Kieran Kramer for a fun day! The winners of Kieran's fabulous prizes are:

    Maureen (ARC of Dukes to the Left of me, Princes to the Right)
    Helen (ARC of Dukes to the Left of me, Princes to the Right)
    Silygoos (Copy of When Harry Met Molly)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Please email me your address and Kieran will send you these fabulous prizes:
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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    Cast : Shahrukh Khan, Pritika Chawla, Sanjay Dadheech, Makrand Deshpande, Nagesh Bhonsle, Kay Kay Menon, Choyoti Ghosh, Afzal Khan
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    Director: Hansal Mehta

    Producer:Mohd. Abid Zariwala, S. P. Singh, Imran Galani

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Upcoming Twin Cities Holiday Events

    If you live near the Twin Cities or will be visiting us this holiday season, you may be interested in attending one of the many events taking place in our area.  We're very fortunate to have such a wide variety of events to choose from locally, so why not take advantage of the opportunities at our fingertips?!  And while doing that, you might as well be sitting in the best possible seats right!?  As you should know, Ticket King is your # 1 source for the best seats to the hottest events around!

    If you are a fan of Mannheim Steamroller, we've got great news for you!  Mannheim Steamroller tickets at the Orpheum Theatre start at just $110 each for seats in the orchestra pit for the performance on Fri. Dec. 3rd at 8pm, or $145 each for orchestra pit seats on the following Sat. Dec. 4th at 8pm. If you're a fan of A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater, A Christmas Carol tickets start at just $85 for front row of the orchestra! If Jingle Ball is more your thing, Target Center Jingle Ball tickets currently start at just $80 each in the lower level next to the stage.  Oh wait, don't forget about about the Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets for either show on Mon. Dec. 27th - those currently start at just $110.

    Tickets make excellent gifts for just about anybody on your holiday list and Ticket King is the place to get them!  Check out our website for additional events going on throughout the holiday season and don't forget that any of our tickets can be easily picked up from our Minneapolis or St. Paul offices for free!  Happy Holidays!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2010/11/
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Upcoming Twin Cities Holiday Events

    If you live near the Twin Cities or will be visiting us this holiday season, you may be interested in attending one of the many events taking place in our area.  We're very fortunate to have such a wide variety of events to choose from locally, so why not take advantage of the opportunities at our fingertips?!  And while doing that, you might as well be sitting in the best possible seats right!?  As you should know, Ticket King is your # 1 source for the best seats to the hottest events around!

    If you are a fan of Mannheim Steamroller, we've got great news for you!  Mannheim Steamroller tickets at the Orpheum Theatre start at just $110 each for seats in the orchestra pit for the performance on Fri. Dec. 3rd at 8pm, or $145 each for orchestra pit seats on the following Sat. Dec. 4th at 8pm. If you're a fan of A Christmas Carol at the Guthrie Theater, A Christmas Carol tickets start at just $85 for front row of the orchestra! If Jingle Ball is more your thing, Target Center Jingle Ball tickets currently start at just $80 each in the lower level next to the stage.  Oh wait, don't forget about about the Trans-Siberian Orchestra tickets for either show on Mon. Dec. 27th - those currently start at just $110.

    Tickets make excellent gifts for just about anybody on your holiday list and Ticket King is the place to get them!  Check out our website for additional events going on throughout the holiday season and don't forget that any of our tickets can be easily picked up from our Minneapolis or St. Paul offices for free!  Happy Holidays!Source URL: http://castleofrock.blogspot.com/2010/11/
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    Victoria's Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel and Erin Heatherton will be featured on Victoria's secret book entitled "The Little Book of Sexy". On the high-fashion lingerie magazine/catalog, Adriana Lima protrays Sophia Loren, Candice Swanepoel channels Bridget Bardot, while Erin Heatherton stars as Kate Moss. The top customers of Victoria's Secret will receive a copy of this book. You can also view it online on VictoriasSecret.com.



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2010 American Music Awards Red Carpet

    Music industry's hottest celebrities including Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Katy Perry dress up for glitz and glamour at the 2010 American Music Awards. Check out their red carpet style.

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    Rihanna in Elie Saab Haute Couture gown.

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    Miley Cyrus in a white Marchesa mini with a dramatic train.

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    Sheryl Crow in V-neck Etro gown.

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