Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with ALL IN BAD TIME (The Wisdom Court Series Book Three) Author Yvonne Montgomery #recipe ~ Aura Lee’s Gluten-Free Apple Pie Granola Bars

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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, YVONNE MONTGOMERY, and her favorite recipe for AURA LEE’S GLUTEN-FREE APPLE PIE GRANOLA BARS!


The Wisdom Court Series Book Three


Since her acceptance at Wisdom Court, Eve Stewart has been haunted by odd accidents and a voice in her head that she can’t quite recall.

Upon arriving at the stately institute, Eve hopes to connect with fellow artists, but finds the women enduring strange supernatural occurrences while attempting to decipher the second journal of the Institute’s late founder, Caldicott Wyntham.

The voice grows louder.

Desperate to determine what is real and what is not, Eve joins the search for an evil talisman stolen by Caldicott, and for which Caldicott’s lover paid the ultimate price at the hand of Severn Barlow, a British earl who attempted to sway World War II.

Then Eve stumbles into a secret room and comes upon an old map with instructions on how to end the Earl’s remote viewing and destructive spell-work.

But Severn has one more trick up his sleeve.

The Wisdom Court Series Book Three


“Rose…Rose?” Aura Lee leaned around the lintel of the backstairs and cocked an ear for any sounds. Silence was her reward.

“By the Goddess, where has she gone now?” Aura Lee turned back to the kitchen just in time to catch an impression of movement near the ceiling rack where shining copper pots hung. On a gasp she patted the purple dragon across the front of her magenta sari. Slowly stepping backward, she eased around the counter and made her way to the door leading to the dining room.

“What are you doing?” whispered a voice from behind her.

Aura Lee shrieked and fell against the wall.

“Holy hell.” Brenna grabbed the older woman’s shoulder and helped her to the nearest chair.

Aura Lee slumped onto the flowered cushion. “You scared me to death!”

Brenna dropped heavily onto the adjacent chair. “You scared me first, backing in here like you’d just set a bomb or something. I was afraid to say anything out loud.”

“I saw something in the kitchen.” Aura Lee took a wad of tissue from one roomy pocket and dabbed at the sweat dotting her forehead. A hank of her brassy hair hung over one ear, and her ankh earrings were trembling. “I thought getting out of the room was better than trying to find out what it was. Wait a minute,” she added hurriedly as Brenna got to her feet and took a step toward the door. “Let’s wait until the others show up. Then we can check it out.”

Brenna frowned at her. “By then whatever it is will be gone. We’ve got to be brave, Aura Lee. You’re the housekeeper, for heaven’s sake. If you don’t have backbone, nobody does.”

“Humph.” Aura Lee levered herself off the chair and adjusted her flowing sari. “I’ll show you backbone.”

Together they stood in the doorway and peered around the big kitchen. “What did you see?” Brenna whispered.

“Movement near the ceiling, on the pan rack.” Aura Lee brushed by her, squinting up at the wooden fretwork holding copper pans. “It was small, I think. Might’ve even been a mouse.”

She didn’t see Brenna’s cynical smile. “Oh, sure. You know how many of our little disturbances have been as ordinary as a mouse.”

A bit of light sparked momentarily and the winked out. They both smelled the now-familiar odor of ozone.

Aura Lee gasped. “Did you see that?”

“Yeah.” Brenna took a couple of steps closer to the rack. “What do you think it could’ve been? Is there an electrical outlet up there?”

Aura Lee shrugged, but her hand plucked nervously at her neckline. “Maybe a poltergeist?”

“Really? Just what we need,” Brenna muttered.

“What do we need?” Rose asked from the other door. When they both wheeled toward her, her shoulders drooped. Her silver curls had suffered from the breeze, and the black tee shirt she wore over gray yoga pants drained the color from her cheeks. “Something else is going on, isn’t it?” She carried in the cloth bag hanging from her other hand and set it onto the table. “Just another normal day at Wisdom Court.”

About Author Yvonne Montgomery… 

Yvonne Montgomery has feared the dark since seeing Psycho at the age of twelve. Living in a shadowy Victorian house in Denver’s historic Capitol Hill, her writing is spurred when old floorboards creak for no reason and windowpanes rattle despite stillness in the night.

Yvonne is the award-winning author of three Wisdom Court books set in Boulder, Colorado. Book One, Edge of the Shadow, Book Two, A Signal Shown, and Book Three, All in Bad Time, are available as e-books, trade paperbacks, and hardbacks through most e-book retailers and through Ingram Content Group. She’s published two Finny Aletter mysteries and is the co-author of Bridey’s Mountain, a four-generation saga.
Currently Yvonne is writing more Wisdom Court stories which will appear on her website at yvonnemontgomery.com


Links to Yvonne’s Website, Books, & Social Media:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2oOMaRE
Website: https://yvonnemontgomery.com/
Yvonne’s Amazon Page: amzn.to/2pebAcJ
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ayvonnemontgomery
Twitter:   @authorYvonneM

B&N Nook Books:

KOBO:    http://bit.ly/2oEg0fa
Google Play:    bit.ly/2p1sKNR

Visit my Amazon Author Page    www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KIXKIU    and click FOLLOW under my picture.

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


P.S. We’re at 309 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.


NOTE: Aura Lee Witherspoon is the chatelaine at Boulder’s famous women’s institute, Wisdom Court. She keeps these bars on hand to spur the creativity of the associates working there.


1 stick butter
1 cup coconut milk
1 ½ cups sugar
1 Tbsp molasses
1 tsp clove
1 tsp cinnamon
4 packets GF instant oatmeal – Apple Cinnamon
¾ cup Udi’s Original Granola
½ cup coconut flakes
1 cup brown rice cereal crisps
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup dried fruit

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F., coat 13” X 9” X 2” baking pan with non-stick spray.

Mix butter, sugar, coconut milk, and molasses.

Stir in remaining dry ingredients until coated.

Press mixture into pan and bake 14-17 minutes until golden brown.

Remove and cool, then cut into squares.

Parchment bags make great portioning tools for these yummy bars.


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Yvonne is giving away a trade paperback edition of Wisdom Court Book One, Edge of the Shadow to one lucky winner who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.

Thanks, Yvonne, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

14 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with ALL IN BAD TIME (The Wisdom Court Series Book Three) Author Yvonne Montgomery #recipe ~ Aura Lee’s Gluten-Free Apple Pie Granola Bars”

  1. Looks like a really good book. The recipe sounds delicious also. Thanks for sharing both with us and for the chance to win.

  2. Good morning, Yvonne, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Both the book and the recipe sound killer! I’m going to have to try both. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your novel with us today!

    1. Thanks so much for having me on your fabulous blog, Karen. I did make one mistake: Edge of the Shadow is the first, not third Wisdom Court book, but it’s all good. The lucky winner will be able to start at the beginning.
      Looking forward to trying some great recipes.

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