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 favorite 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, DEVORAH FOX, and her favorite recipe for LINGUINE con CREMA e LEMONE (Linguine with Cream & Lemon)!
DAUGHTERS OF DESTINY BOXED SET
10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Heroines Novels
By ALESHA ESCOBAR, SARA C. ROETHLE, H.M. JONES, RAVEN OAK, DEVORAH FOX, H.M. CLARKE, H.B. LYNE, KYLIE QUILLNAN, JC CASSELS, CHRISTA YELICH-KOTH
Ten full-length novels, ten heroines at the right hand of destiny…
Whether you’re slaying vampires or holding your own alongside superheroes, one of the best things about heroines is that they show us how strong, cunning, and magical they can be.
This box set contains TEN complete novels, all gripping and intriguing stories with women rocking rebellions, handing out justice, battling shadow gods, and bending the wills of kings.
Contributing authors include: Seattle Times bestselling author Raven Oak, Amazon bestselling authors Alesha Escobar, Devorah Fox, Christa Yelich-Koth, NIEA finalist HM Jones, the fantastic sci-fi/fantasy mavens HM Clarke, Sara C. Roethle, HB Lyne, JC Cassels, and Kylie Qullinan.
These science fiction and fantasy tales will take you on a thrilling journey!
Voted one of 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading 2016. Having bested beast, man, and even his own failings, King Bewilliam, also known as Robin, has regained his throne, reunited with his sons, and restored his embattled kingdom, yet something is lacking. When a crippling famine threatens the Chalklands’ very survival, his vassals propose a risky plan to seek aid from a distant ruler. King Bewilliam strikes off on a perilous journey to the island empire of Sea Gate accompanied by a cadre of loyal knights and nobles who are unaware that the plan will reunite the king with a spurned lover.
The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam Book 4
By DEVORAH FOX
They tramped through the underbrush until they found a creek. Robin pulled a flask from his rucksack, watered the remainder of the wine in it, and passed it to Alexandra. He tried not to stare at her face which was both flushed with exertion and mottled with bruises. He looked away. “Is this not just about where we met years ago?” he asked as she sipped. “You were out fighting a dragon. No, I stand corrected: a wyvern.”
Alexandra chuckled and handed back the flask.
“Are there still dragons around?” he asked.
“Just back at the fortress,” Robin said, his ire mounting.
Alexandra narrowed her eyes at him.
Robin squared his shoulders. “All right. Tell me. How did that happen?”
Alexandra sighed and paced in a small circle. She threw up her hands. “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”
“You were lonely. No one could blame you. I’m sure your subjects wondered why it took so long for you to remarry.”
“Yes, that was it. I felt … I wasn’t getting any younger. The empire … yes, it was growing. But with each passing year it was just getting harder and harder to manage on my own.” She stopped and faced him. “No, that’s not true. I had no problem being empress. I had vassals on whom I could depend. I had loyal friends. It wasn’t the same as when Emperor Merek was alive but what he and I had built was thriving. In preserving his legacy I felt a sense of accomplishment. Connected to him, still.
“And then there was Gilbert of Blackstone.” She sighed and shook her head.
“I’m sorry,” Robin said. “You don’t have to tell me.”
“No, I want to. I want to understand it myself. He pursued me. Quite relentlessly. It was flattering.”
“And you fell in love.”
“I thought I did.” She shrugged. “Now I have come to see that I fell in love with … being the object of his affection.” Alexandra kicked at a chunk of bark. “As it turned out it wasn’t me he wanted, it was Sea Gate. The mines at Blackstone had played out, you see.”
So James had said. “Avaricious bastard coveted your wealth.”
Alexandra shrugged. “Not for himself so much but for Tegen. And now instead of the object of the emperor’s affection I am simply an object.”
“All right. That explains the marriage. What about this?” He took her chin in his hand and tilted her face up. “How did this happen? You are Alexandra, the Empress of Sea Gate.”
Alexandra turned her face away. “At first I thought that it was my fault, that I had angered him somehow. By the time I realized that no, he was simply a brute, it was too late. Where would I go? How could I leave? I am, as you said, the Empress of Sea Gate.” She looked about and spoke so softly Robin could hardly hear her. “Now what am I going to do?”
“We will find my men.” With the growing light they would be rising, preparing to break camp and continue home. By now they would be missing their king. Would they set out to search for him or stay put hoping that he would rejoin them? “We will regroup and then we will take action.”
“So you have a plan?”
Robin grinned and shook his head.
“You sneaked into Sea Gate Fortress and carried off its empress and you don’t have a plan?”
Robin shrugged. “That was my plan.”
About Author Devorah Fox…
“What if?” Those two words all too easily send Devorah Fox spinning into flights of fancy. Best-selling author of award-winning books including The Bewildering Adventures of King Bewilliam literary historical fantasy series and several thrillers, she also penned Mystery Mini Short Reads and contributed short stories to popular fantasy anthologies. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now lives on the Texas Gulf Coast with rescued tabby cats … and a dragon named Inky. Visit the “Dee-Scoveries” blog at http://devorahfox.com.
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Note from Devorah: Pasta is my comfort food, and this is my go-to recipe. It’s not original, it’s by Gordon Vivace from his “No, That’s Not Tiramisu,” a book that’s fun to read even if you don’t cook because it is so entertainingly written. https://www.amazon.com/thats-not-tiramisu-discussion-contemporary-ebook/dp/B0089E94G0
LINGUINE con CREMA e LEMONE
(Linguine with Cream & Lemon)
[Recipe from “No, That’s Not Tiramisu” by Gordon Vivace]
1 pound linguine
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
3 cups heavy cream
the zest of one lemon
salt and pepper
Place the cream, sage, and lemon zest in a large pan on medium-low heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Boil your pasta to one minute short of being done. When the pasta is ready, increase the heat to medium-high, add the linguine to the pan and turn for one minute before serving.
(Cook’s note: I’ve cut this recipe down to serve one and I’ve substituted dried sage, and it’s still delish!)
Thanks, Devorah, for sharing your book and recipe with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!