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Infamous (Again) + $20 Amazon GC Giveaway

News!

Amazon has bought up the digital rights to Infamous and they will be re-releasing it on July 28.

If you are keeping track, this is my third version of this eye-catching hot pink cover. Yes, we are still rocking those killer shoes!

And if you are a new reader and missed Infamous the first time around – it’s my flirty little fantasy about a Hollywood socialite that falls for a totally (maybe not totally) boring soccer dad who lives in the ‘burbs with his teenage daughter.

Here’s the updated cover, the blurb, and yes – of course I’m celebrating the release with a giveaway!

Infamous - Contemporary Romance by Irene Preston

Socialite Meets Soccer Dad

INFAMOUS

Four years ago it was pure Hollywood – the windswept beach, the whirlwind romance, the runaway marriage. Unfortunately, the ride into the sunset didn’t survive the publication of the bride’s tell-all book two months after she said ”I do.”

 

Reclusive venture capitalist Morgan Riley isn’t interested in fame. He prefers a quiet life in the suburbs. For his daughter’s sake, he agrees to give his notorious wife another chance to be part of their family. Even though she’s back at home and fulfilling all his late-night fantasies, he can’t help wonder if she misses her high-profile lifestyle and famous friends.

Everyone knows Jessica Sinclair. She’s that girl on the cover of all the tabloids. As a Hollywood insider, Jessica has spent her life partying with A-list celebrities, shopping on Rodeo Drive, and living through scandal after scandal. When her estranged husband offers her a second chance at an ‘All-American’ lifestyle, she can’t pass up her shot at real happiness. Back in suburbia, Jessica spends her nights in sexy role-play hoping Morgan will overlook her deficiencies as a homemaker. She spends her days attending P.T.A. meetings, burning cookies, and asking herself, ”What would June Cleaver do?” More to the point, what will Morgan do when Jessica winds up back in the tabloids – with his teenage daughter right next to her?

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Hey – look! You made it to the giveaway.  Up for grabs are a $20 gift card and a copy of One Hit Wonder (rockstars and Austin and road-trips and yes, please) by my friend Denyse Cohen. 1 winner gets both. And remember if you’ve already signed up for my newsletter just enter your email to validate that entry option!

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Amanda C Stone: Cole’s Candy Bar Pie

Amanda has ditched us but I’m not complaining. She sent along Cole from The Adventures of Cole and Perry and he brought PIE! You can get away with a lot around here if you come bearing pie.

This is a great, easy dessert that let’s you experiment with your own favorite flavors. Enjoy!


 Cole

Good morning everyone and a very happy Friday to you! My name is Cole and I was invited to the lovely Irene’s blog to share my favorite recipe. It’s not much of a secret how much I enjoy sweet treats and desserts. This recipe is easy to make and something you whip up quickly if you’ve got company.

Here’s what you’re going to need to make this yummy dessert!

Ingredients for Candy Bar Pie Recipe

Here’s what you need!

Candy Bar Pie Recipe:

  • 1 tub of cool whip (8 ounce size)
    1 package of instant pudding (4 serving size)
    1 premade graham cracker pie crust (6 ounce size)
    2 cups of milk (if your package of instant pudding calls for a different amount use the amount listed on the package)
    2 cups of candy pieces, seperated (either chopped up candy bars or bite sized candy like M&Ms)

Directions:
Dump package of instant pudding into a bowl along with the milk. Whisk milk and pudding together until you have pudding consistency. Continue reading

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Maggie Le Page: Life’s Uncertain. Eat Dessert First

Maggie Le Page is here today. With ice cream. And chocolate. And a motto after my own heart.

Oh, and a giveaway! Make sure to comment below to enter and don’t forget to check out her latest book, The Trouble with Dying. I’m told it has nothing to do with ice cream and chocolate, but I plan to enjoy it, nonetheless.


Maggie:

I live in New Zealand—y’know, that cute little country people think is part of Australia; where Kiwis, jandals, and rugby fanatics abound. And ice cream.

Oh, the ice cream. Creamy, delicious, one-scoop-is-never-enough, ice cream.

Summer ended here last week. I know it because my fingers and toes are suddenly cold. And suddenly we were all pining for hot chocolates instead of beer, roast dinners instead of barbecues, heat pump instead of air conditioner, puddings instead of ice cream.

Okay, maybe not the last one. Where there’s a Le Page there’s always a tub of ice cream. Summer, winter, rain or shine, you won’t go short of a bowl (or tub) of ice cream in our house—and if you do, it’s an all-out emergency.

Because when winter sets in, we add a special ‘extra’ to our bowls of ice cream: my grandma’s hot chocolate sauce. {swoons}

Grandma Maggie, after whom I was named, passed away a few years ago but her hot chocolate sauce lives on (as do the hips that come with said sauce). It’s so easy to whip up, uses everyday ingredients, and is ready to serve in less than two minutes. It suits my chaotic life perfectly.

Grandma Maggie was forever telling me, “In your mouth for a moment; on your hips for a lifetime.”

And I always responded with, “Life’s uncertain. Eat dessert first.”

Because, actually, life is uncertain. That’s what my latest release, The Trouble With Dying, is all about. And that’s what Grandma Maggie’s Hot Chocolate Sauce is all about, too. So keep reading, because today I’m giving you the opportunity to taste both!

BOOK GIVEAWAY! Maggie is giving away five free digital copies of her latest release, The Trouble With Dying, to five lucky commenters. To be in to win, answer this question:

Do you have a family recipe that’s been passed down the generations? What is it? Dare you to share!

Maggie's Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Maggie says sorry. She’s not a great photographer. That’s why she sticks to writing.

Recipe: Maggie’s Hot Chocolate Sauce

Ingredients

This is for two people – double/triple/quadruple for more people (or serious piggy factor LOL)

½ Tablespoon butter

½ Tablespoon sugar

½ Tablespoon Golden Syrup*

½ Tablespoon water

½ Dessertspoon cocoa

Few drops of vanilla essence Continue reading

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