Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**
Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors.
Introducing author, ALEXA GRACE, and her favorite recipe for Alexa’s Pumpkin Bars!
BOOK PEEK ~ Deadly Offerings
Passion with a generous dose of suspense makes DEADLY OFFERINGS a must read at 99¢.
Anne Mason thinks she’ll be safe living in the Midwest building a wind farm. She may be dead wrong. Someone is dumping bodies in her corn field and telling Anne they are gifts—for her!
As the body count rises, Anne realizes a cold-blooded serial killer is patiently waiting and watching her every move. And he won’t stop until he ends her life. It is clear there are no limits to this killer’s thirst for revenge or how far he will go to get it.
Michael Brandt, the ruggedly handsome new County Prosecutor, is the last person Anne can trust, but may offer her only chance at survival from a psychopathic killer. But will she survive the passion that rages between them?
Deadly Offerings by Alexa Grace
Anne peered into her refrigerator. Not a piece of junk food in sight. She opened the freezer. How could she be out of ice cream at a time like this?
She had to get out of the house. Tonight bad memories hung over her like a thundercloud. She relived the humiliating divorce hearing over and over, becoming angrier each time.
She tried to sleep. No success. She got out of bed and pulled on a pair of jean shorts, a black glittery Lady Gaga tank top and her Reeboks. She’d go for a drive to clear her head. It was close to midnight but with any luck, she’d find someplace open to stock up on junk food.
She backed her SUV out of the garage, shoved the gear to drive and moved down the street, windows down, the breeze whipping her ponytail about her face. She drove down Route 40 until she reached a section of fast food restaurants, bars and a mini-mart. The mini-mart didn’t look busy so she parked in front.
She grabbed a shopping basket and strode down an aisle of the store picking up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfinger candy bars, tortilla chips, a jar of salsa, and a quart of soda as she went. She moved to the refrigerator case and eyed the selection of ice cream. She pulled out a couple of cartons of Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet Cake then headed to the teenaged cashier whose eyes were plastered on her long legs.
She paid for the items, whirled around and slammed into the hard chest of a tall man entering the store. Her items tumbled from the bag. The salsa jar rolled across the store as did the bottle of soda. The man uttered “sorry” as he bent to help her pick up the items. He picked up the salsa and put it in her bag. He moved down the aisle to get the soda that had rolled under a freezer then turned toward her. In a black leather jacket and snug faded jeans, he was one of those men that radiated testosterone. And wasn’t it just her luck, or lack of, that Michael Brandt, her jerk ex-husband’s attorney was heading toward her holding her soda, sending her a dazzling smile that sent her stupid heart racing. She yanked the soda bottle out of his hand, thanked him and resisted the childish urge to kick him in the shin. Instead, she rushed out of the store.
She opened the back of the car to place the groceries inside. She pulled a Butterfinger bar out of one of the bags and got into the front seat. As she opened the candy bar, she glanced at Michael Brandt, still inside the store, who was now staring at her with an odd expression on his face, hands on his hips.
She heard movement in the back seat then felt something hard slam against her face. The candy bar flew out of her hand and landed on the floorboard.
She looked in the rearview mirror and gasped; a sliver of panic cut through her. A man in a black ski mask was slammed against her seat thrusting a gun in her face.
About the author, Alexa Grace….
Even as a child, Alexa Grace knew she would write books. After an exciting career in Training & Development, her focus is on writing page-turning romantic suspense novels.
She currently lives in Florida with her daughter and is a member of Romance Writers of America as well as the Florida Chapter. Alexa is an avid reader of romantic suspense novels. Her writing support team includes five miniature schnauzers, three of which are rescues. She has two degrees from Indiana State University. As a writer, she is fueled by Starbucks lattes and chocolate.
Her first book Deadly Offerings is the first of her Deadly Trilogy. Alexa’s next book Deadly Deception will be available in June 2012.
Connect with Alexa….
Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/AlexaGrace2
Deadly Offerings by Alexa Grace available at:
I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!
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ALEXA’S PUMPKIN BARS
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 cups pumpkin
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts) (Raisins are also great.)
Mix all ingredients together and bake in 9 x13 pan for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 (8oz) cream cheese
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Icing: Beat cream cheese and margarine. Add vanilla. Blend in powdered sugar until smooth.
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Alexa will give away one ebook copy of DEADLY OFFERINGS to the first five lucky visitors who send her a message on the “Contact Alexa” Page. Include KAREN’S KILLER FIXIN’S in the message!
Thanks, Alexa, for sharing your story and recipe with us!