Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with TEXAS LIGHTNING (Texas Time Travel Book 1) by Caroline Clemmons #recipe ~ Southwestern Salad

CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s
**AUTHOR SPECIAL**
with Caroline Clemmons!

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, CAROLINE CLEMMONS, and her favorite recipe for SOUTHWESTERN SALAD!!

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NOTE FROM CAROLINE: Thanks to Karen Docter for hosting me on her blog today!

Travel through my latest release on a surprising journey. At least, it was a surprise for Penny Terry. She hit her head in 1896 and woke up in 2017. Imagine her surprise when she arrived home and found other people living there. Imagine how Jake Knight felt when a soaking wet woman came in and told him to get out of his home because it was hers.

TEXAS LIGHTNING
Texas Time Travel Book 1
BY CAROLINE CLEMMONS

BLURB

How can two people from different eras own the same ranch?

Penelope Jane Terry knows everything about ranching in spite of being a lone woman. She is determined to send to jail the rustlers who believe they can steal what is hers… until she is caught spying on their dirty works and must ride for her life. A lightning strike near her horse results in Penny being thrown and rolling into a small ravine. What Penny doesn’t count on is being hurtled over a 120 years into the future.

Jake Knight believes the attractive woman who stumbled into his home one rainy evening either has amnesia or is certifiably insane. Unless, that is, she is in league with whoever is trying to drive him out of business. Someone is trying to force him to sell his ranch by staging a string of damaging incidents. Jake’s been kept so busy making repairs that he can’t run his ranch. Even if he were stupid enough to wish to sell, the ranch is so firmly entailed that no one can break the conditions.

Jake gradually learns Penny is who she claims, no matter that time travel is supposed to be impossible. They’re locked into a clash that it seems only one of them can win. If an outsider weren’t trying to kill Jake as well as bankrupt him, perhaps he and Penny might be able to reach an agreement. But, there is that treasure….

TEXAS LIGHTNING
Texas Time Travel Book 1
BY CAROLINE CLEMMONS

EXCERPT

She should have gone around to the back door, but she couldn’t walk another step. Weariness and sore muscles overwhelmed her and she wanted nothing more than to shuck out of her wet things and lie in her nice bed—if she could summon the energy to walk upstairs. She heard footsteps approaching and raised one foot. Eyes closed, she leaned back against the stairs.

“Had me a passel of trouble. Help me get these danged boots off, would you? Then I’ll tell you all about it.” A dog’s cold nose pressed against her cheek. She jumped and pushed her hair out of her eyes. A black and white dog stared at her. “Who are you?”

“His name’s Rascal.” An unfamiliar baritone said, “He’s mine.”

She looked up.

Whoa! The man who faced her wasn’t Jake. In spite of her wariness, her mouth dropped open in awe. Instead of her arthritic middle-aged cook, this man was young and tall and definitely fit. And handsome. Unbelievably, mesmerizingly handsome.

He might be as comely as a fairy tale prince, but the regal disapproval on his face appeared anything but friendly.

Energized by fear, she jumped to her feet and grabbed her rifle. “Who the heck are you?”

He crossed his arms and ignored the Winchester pointed at his middle. His dark hair glistened in light that seemed too bright. Dark blue eyes had tiny creases at the corners, as if he laughed a lot.

He sure wasn’t laughing now.

“I might ask you the same question. And what are you doing tracking in mud and dripping water all over my foyer?”

Your foyer? This is my house, and it’s been my house since my daddy and I built it six years ago. Don’t you think for one minute I’ll let you steal my home.”

The dog growled, the fur of his ruff bristling.

The man snapped his fingers. “Quiet, Rascal.”

Who was this man? He didn’t look the type but maybe he was one of the men stealing her cattle. Could he and his dog have been waiting for her? She gripped the rifle with all her strength. Why hadn’t her cook shown up to help her?

Oh, no, had they killed him?

He glared at her. “Lady, I don’t know who you are, but this is my house, get it? I grew up here. My daddy grew up here. My granddaddy grew up here.”

Penny’s knees trembled, but she fought fear to appear strong. “Don’t try and trick me. The Double T ranch was started by my granddaddy in 1836. No con man is going to steal it from the Terry family, and you can take that to the bank.”

“The Terry family hasn’t owned this since Penelope Terry died in 1896. Knights have owned it since then.” He threw up his hands. “Hell, why am I arguing with a crazy woman?”

“Crazy?” She was about to light into him when the first part of his statement hit her. “Hey, what do you mean, I died? I’m as alive as you, whoever you are.”

“What the hell are you talking about? I see you’re alive. I said Penelope Terry died. Are you hard of hearing as well as nuts?”

Increasing fear spiraled inside Penny, knotting her stomach. How could this man think her dead? What kind of trick was he working? Had she been conked out long enough that her cook sent men out to look for her and they decided she’d died?

Forcing herself to appear calm when she shook inside, Penny stood erect. “I’m Penelope Jane Terry and you can see I’m very much alive…”

Meet Author Caroline Clemmons…

Through a crazy twist of fate, Caroline Clemmons was not born on a Texas ranch. To make up for this tragic error, she writes about handsome cowboys, feisty ranch women, and scheming villains in a small office her family calls her pink cave. She and her Hero live in North Central Texas cowboy country where they ride herd on their rescued cats and dogs. The books she creates there have made her an Amazon bestselling author and won several awards.

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Links to Caroline’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6R1K44?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660

Find her on her blog, website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, and Pinterest.

Click on her Amazon Author Page for a complete list of her books and follow her there.

Follow her on BookBub.

Subscribe to Caroline’s newsletter here to receive a FREE novella of HAPPY IS THE BRIDE, a humorous historical wedding disaster that ends happily—but you knew it would, didn’t you?

She loves to hear from readers at caroline@carolineclemmons.com

Thanks again to Karen Docter for hosting me on her blog today!

I hope you enjoy the recipe Caroline is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!

Karen

P.S. We’re at 365 recipes and counting with this posting. Hope you find some recipes you like. If this is your first visit, please check out past blogs for more Killer Fixin’s. In the right hand column menu, you can even look up past recipes by type. i.e. Desserts, Breads, Beef, Chicken, Soups, Author Specials, etc.

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SOUTHWESTERN SALAD

This easy recipe works as a salad or relish and has received rave reviews from our guests. May be used with lettuce to fill a fried tortilla bowl.

1 (10 oz.) box of frozen corn kernels

1 (16 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (28 oz.) can chopped tomatoes, drained

1 can canned or jar salsa

1 bunch scallions, chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Optional: shredded cheese, avocado slices, or sour cream.

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SPECIAL GIVEAWAY!! Caroline is giving away an ebook copy of TEXAS LIGHTNING to two readers who comment on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.

Thanks, Caroline, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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10 Responses to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with TEXAS LIGHTNING (Texas Time Travel Book 1) by Caroline Clemmons #recipe ~ Southwestern Salad

  1. Karen, thank you again for hosting me today. I’ve found great recipes on your blog and I’m happy to share this super-easy one with your readers today.

  2. Sharon Greene says:

    This salad sounds delicious! I love time travel novels so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I am the lucky winner.

  3. Glenda M says:

    This is a new variation on the salad. Thanks! Texas Lightning sounds great!

  4. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    I’m going to pass on the salad but NOT on the book! It sounds fascinating!
    Thanks Karen and Caroline!

  5. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Caroline, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. I copied the recipe because this one sounds doable for me. Love the excerpt. There’s a special place in my heart for time travels and this is in reverse which you don’t see in many stories. I’m intrigued! Thanks for sharing your book and recipe with us today!

  6. Congrats on your success so far, Caroline!

    I’m not a fan of time travel myself but wish everyone luck in the win and you all the success you can muster!

    Thanks for writing and reading,

    Sarah Butland
    author of Being Grateful, Being Thankful

  7. Colleen C. says:

    I love the sound of this story! Thanks for sharing about it!

  8. Linda Moffitt says:

    Thank you for sharing this book with us 📓
    Looks really good 😍

  9. Caroline Clemmons says:

    Thanks to everyone who commented.

  10. bn100 says:

    easy recipe

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