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, ANGIE DOKOS, and her favorite recipe for ANGIE’S AUNT’S STRAWBERRY CAE!!
BY ANGIE DOKOS
Zayne finds Serena’s lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn’t take long for Zayne’s feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love?
Levi didn’t look at the caller ID on the screen before answering. “Detective Morgan.”
“Dad. She’s awake.” Zayne spat out.
Confused, Levi questioned, “What? Who?”
“The girl we found. She woke up.”
“How do you know? The nurses were to call me when she woke up.”
“They are working with her now. Trying to calm her down.”
“You’re there? At the hospital?”
“Yes. I came back to check on her. She woke up while I was talking to Sadie.”
“Son, why did you go back? You knew they’d call me if there were any changes.”
“I don’t know, Dad. I just felt like it.” Zayne snapped. “Please get back down here and ask your questions so you can help her.”
Levi exhaled loudly. “I’m on my way.”
Zayne stood outside the door listening to Sadie and another nurse talk to the girl. Sadie was telling her she had been beaten and was found lying near the side of the road. The other nurse told her, “You’re safe now. The young man that was here when you woke up was one of the people that found you and brought you here.”
Sadie asked, “Can you tell us what your name is sweetie?” Zayne listened for a response. He heard Sadie say, “It’s okay honey. You’re going to be okay.”
The other nurse asked, “Do you want some water to drink?” He didn’t hear a reply from the girl, but he could hear the nurse moving around. He was afraid to go back into the room. When she first woke up and saw him, she panicked. She didn’t scream, but it looked like she was about to. She was whimpering. Tears rolled down her bruised and swollen face. She tried to push herself away. She was shaking, and the heart rate monitor’s beep sped up. Sadie asked him to go find a nurse named Piper. She was trying to calm the girl down. He found Piper at the nurses’ station. She rushed into the room to help Sadie.
Zayne was still standing at the door listening when his dad arrived. Levi asked, “Son, are you okay? You look exhausted.”
Zayne replied, “I’m fine. Go find out who she is and help her.”
Levi shook his head. “We need to talk about this later.” He lightly tapped on the partially open door.
Once upon a time there was a young woman with a passion for writing. When her oldest daughter was a senior in high school, they developed a plan to write, edit, format, and publish a book together as a project. Okay, well since you know the daughter was a senior, you know she’s not a very young woman. She refuses to grow old, so we’ll stick believing she’s a young woman. Anyway, the project ended up being a little too complex for the daughter to endure to the end. The young woman had already grown too attached to her characters, so she had to see it through. Two years later, Mackenzie’s Distraction was born…I mean published.
Mackenzie’s Distraction is a new adult romance novel with some humor tossed in. Mackenzie is a young woman with a rough past and a promising future. Just when her career is within reach, tragedy strikes. A terrible accident and a family secret turn Mackenzie’s world upside down. She’s sure her new life can’t become any more complicated. Then she meets Trevor. Will he be the distraction that pushes her over the edge?
You can order Mackenzie’s Distraction at www.amazon.com/dp/B01BL4H20E. She’s got some great reviews on there, check it out.
In addition to Mackenzie’s Distraction, Angie Dokos published her second new adult romance novel in 2017. Roadside introduces you to Zayne, Serena, and their friends. Zayne finds Serena’s lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn’t take long for Zayne’s feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love? You can check it out at www.amazon.com/ROADSIDE-Angie-Dokos-ebook/dp/B0722T3Y58
Links to Angie’s website, blog, books, etc.
Angie can be found all over social media. She hangs out on Twitter and Facebook more than she should. Her links are listed here:
Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/angiedokos
I hope you enjoy the recipe Angie is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!
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Angie would like to share her Aunt’s strawberry cake recipe. She has made it a few times, but it never tastes as good as it does when her aunt makes it. Maybe you’ll love it as much as her family does.
ANGIE’S AUNT’S STRAWBERRY CAKE
1 box Duncan Hines classic yellow cake mix
1 box strawberry jello (regular size)
3/4 cup veg. oil
3 eggs (room temp)
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup sliced frozen strawberries (thawed)
Mix well and put in 4 greased and floured round cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees 20 to 25 minutes. Put on a cooling rack. Mix the icing ingredients. When layers are cool, ice one at a time using toothpicks to hold layers together.
5 1/2 teaspoons margarine (1/3 cup)
Melt butter and add 1 box of confectionery sugar (Dixie Crystal 4X) and 1/2 cup strawberries. Ice your cake. Enjoy.
Thank you, Karen, for helping readers find new books to enjoy, and for supporting authors.