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, LOUISE WISE and her favorite recipe for LOW CARB GRANOLA BARS!
WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP
A Time Travel Romance
BY LOUISE WISE
Wide Awake Asleep: a time travel, paranormal adventure.
Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?
No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.
Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again. One flaw. She’s in the body of a stranger.
Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie is forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling other people’s bodies she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one all while wondering if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car.
With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but of those around her. She’s finally ‘living’ but does that mean she must die?
I thought I heard a voice, and I cocked my head, but the sound was carried away on a gust of wind. The feeling of hands touching my body subsided and I was left in this paradox universe, where I was me inside someone else’s body.
I looked down at myself and the first thing I saw was a plaid skirt, then thick tights which sagged at the knees and ankles.
My heart began to beat in horror. No, no. Please, God, no.
My hands touched the stained cardigan over my large droopy breasts. Up further to my face…
My hands recoiled.
I felt a moustache!
I gasped in horror. I was ‘Auntie’ Iris Grimshaw!
It was bad enough being goofy Sarah Marshall, but now I had a moustache! And a bloody monobrow!
Iris began to walk, and I felt a sharp pain in my hip. I slowed, but the pain persisted. It shot down my left leg every time my foot touched the ground. No wonder the old sod was grouchy. Ouch!
It looked to be a very early morning, judging by the dew sparkling on the grass and hedgerows. It was cool, but not overly so, and there were leaves on the trees. Summer again. I wondered at the year. The village didn’t look any different at first, but then I saw the beginnings of new houses being built opposite the village hall. So Potterspury did move on.
Louise Wise is a British author. She lives in the Midlands with her husband and four sons, and works as a pharmacy technician.
Her debut novel is the acclaimed sci-fi romance EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.
Her other works include A PROPER CHARLIE (romantic comedy), OH NO, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE! (dark, comedy romance), and WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP (time travel romance). She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines including Women’s Own and Take a Break.
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NOTE FROM LOUISE: For those on a low carb diet, these granola bars are lovely and help to take off that ‘I want sugar’ moment. https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-granola-bars/servings/10
LOW CARB GRANOLA BARS
1½ oz. almonds (I used a selection of supermarket mixed seeds)
1½ oz. walnuts
1⁄6 oz. sesame seeds
1⁄6 oz. pumpkin seeds
½ oz. flax seeds
1⁄6 oz. unsweetened shredded coconut (dried flakes worked for me)
1⁄6 oz. dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ pinch sea salt
1½ oz. dark chocolate with a minimum of 70% cocoa solids, for garnish (optional)
Instructions are for 20 servings. Please modify as needed.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until they are chopped coarsely, not too finely.
- Use a spatula to place in a baking dish, 7–11 inches, preferably lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 15–20 minutes until the cake has turned a nice color, without letting it burn.
- Let cool a little and remove from the baking dish. Divide into 20 or 24 pieces with a sharp knife.
- Melt the chocolate for decoration in a water bath using a double boiler or in the micro-wave oven.
- Dip each bar in the chocolate, but just about half an inch or on just one side. Let cool completely.
- Keep in the refrigerator or freezer.
Thanks, Louise, for sharing your book with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!