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, VICKI BATMAN and her favorite recipe for Fruitcake Bites!
SOMMERVILLE HOLIDAYS TOO
Three delightful cute-meet holiday tales
BY VICKI BATMAN
Love blossoms in the small town of Sommerville in these heartwarming holiday tales, filled with fun and forever possibilities.
The Great Fruitcake Bake-off: When five-time baking champion Samantha Greene teams up with new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off, they discover baking a prize-winning entry is complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and first prize isn’t just about a ribbon.
Christmas Romeo: When two feuding co-workers win Christmas river cruises at the company holiday party, they discover each other isn’t so bad after all.
Twinkle Lights: When the owner of a Christmas tree stand, which benefits the children’s hospital, has a heart attack, a do-gooder and a reformed high school delinquent turned lawyer show their holiday spirit and staff the business. The twosome meet the challenges of running the establishment and begin to fall for each other. Yet, when the revenue goes missing, fingers are pointed.
Twinkle Lights Excerpt
“I don’t believe it.” Hands on hips, I stood in front of the large, white plastic tent. No happy shoppers bustled in and out. No “All I Want For Christmas Is You” blasting from a boom box. No holiday cheer at all.
Instead, I found under the same ol’ AXEL’S CHRISTMAS TREES neon sign, which wasn’t flashing, a notice, which looked to be hastily printed and stuck on the tent flap with gray duct tape:
Closed. Heart attack. Pray. Axel’s son
I shook my head, saying to the nippy wind whipping my hair, “Poor Axel. This is horrible. Where will the funds for the Sommerville Hospital come from?”
I sensed my stomach kink into a hard knot as I hugged my tote to my waist. I always bought my Christmas tree at Axel’s since…forever. Definitely, since I was a blossoming idea in my parents’ mind. Every year on the first Saturday in December, Mom and Dad brought my brother and me to Axel’s for the family tree. Who could forget the ensuing arguments over the perfect one—Mom usually won—and the joy of trimming it over hot chocolate and homemade cookies.
All grown up, I continued the tradition.
Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki’s stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. She has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, three humorous romantic mysteries. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
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Word by Word: https://wordbyword.net/about/
I hope you enjoy the recipe Vicki is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!
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1 small fruitcake, cut into bite-sized chunks
Pkg. of melting chocolate discs
Place wire cooling rack on top of waxed paper. Set cut up fruitcake on a wire cooling rack. Melt chocolate according to package directions. Spoon chocolate over the fruitcake, making sure to coat all sides. Enjoy!
Thanks, Vicki, for sharing your story with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!