Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with DEAD ENEMIES, #Suspense Author K.E. Garvey #recipe ~ Christmas Wassail

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s
with K.E. GARVEY!

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, K.E. GARVEY, and her favorite recipe for CHRISTMAS WASSAIL!!




More than twenty years after getting away with killing her abusive father, Sali Bloo has found happiness. A world-class runner, teacher, and recently engaged, her future looks bright until her sister is gunned down following a race. The course of her life changes when she is forced to revisit a dark past filled with lies and painful memories in order to ensure the gunman will never hurt anyone again.



…She raised the knife over her head, the fingers of both hands curled around its handle. Her body propelled forward by rage. For the briefest moment, he looked as though he were going to stand hi ground and face her head on; maybe try to wrestle the knife from her, but before she reached him he turned and sprinted through the living room and out the front door. She stopped and listened for the engine of his truck to turn over before lowering her hands, sweaty and still white-knuckling the knife. Her insides trembled in anger, but somewhere beneath, in a place of calm knowing, a thought pressed on her like a firm hand. He was lying, she was sure of it. The difference between this lie and all the others, this time he was able to look her in the eye while telling it…

Meet Author K.E. Garvey…

K.E. (Kathy) Garvey is the author of the newly released, DEAD ENEMIES, THE RED STROKES (a reworked second edition of the highly acclaimed original, and now available in paperback), CRY LIKE A GIRL and RUN LIKE A GIRL, Books 1 & 2 in the “Like A Girl” series, the award-winning LILY WHITE LIES, and MISSOURI IN A SUITCASE, the latter written using a pen name.

Before venturing into the world of mainstream fiction, Kathy wrote articles of interest for online enthusiast magazines, most notably on the subjects of horses and eventing.

A firm believer in paying it forward, she created and maintains the popular, INK DROP INTERVIEWS, where she features one-on-one question and answer sessions with Indie authors, spotlighting their work and thoughts on the subjects of writing and the publishing industry.

She is currently working on the next book in her collection of suspense works, IN HER RIGHT MIND, due out late 2019.

Aside from the time she spends traveling, her passion is the time she is able to spend with friends and family. A few of her other interests include music, horticulture, cooking, traveling, antiquing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, museums, cultural events, and home decorating.


Links to K.E.’s website, blog, books, etc.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SmSXRB

To learn more about Kathy and her work, visit her Website. Visit her Amazon Author Page to purchase her work.

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


P.S. We’re at 400 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 FROM K.E.: The holidays are upon us, so I thought I’d share my favorite holiday wassail. I came across this about 20-years ago in one of the small cooking magazines usually found at the checkout lanes in grocery stores. Since I only make it once a year it has become somewhat of a highly-anticipated tradition.


64 ounce bottle Ocean Spray Cranberry/Granny Smith Apple Juice
¼ c. sugar
2 – 3” cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole Allspice
¾ c. brandy (optional – we don’t add it, but if you choose to kick it up a bit)
Apple or orange slices for garnish

Combine all but brandy and garnish in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes, and then strain. Pour into a punch bowl, and then add brandy and garnish slices.

Note: Do not pour hot wassail into an untempered glass bowl. I did this the first time I made it and the hot liquid into the room-temperature pitcher… well, I don’t know what I was thinking. 🙂


Thanks, K.E., for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

13 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with DEAD ENEMIES, #Suspense Author K.E. Garvey #recipe ~ Christmas Wassail”

  1. What an interesting take on this trope, one I’ve not read before. Now I’ll have to find out what happens!
    Quite the wassail recipe!
    Thanks, Karen and K. E.

  2. Good morning, Kathy, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Love your recipe. Will have to try it sometime. I do enjoy cranberry drinks. Love your premise, too! Getting away with murder?! Sounds like justifiable homicide to me! Thanks for sharing your book and your recipe with us today! 🙂

    1. Karen,

      I am certain you will love this one if you enjoy cranberry drinks. As I said, I leave out the brandy, but I’m sure either way it would be just as inviting. Enjoy!


  3. Kathy,
    Your book sounds so suspenseful!

    Your recipe looks delicious! Always looking for something to keep me warm on these cold winter days. Mid twenties for today

    1. Thank you so much, Helen, and you’ll have to let me know whether you try and like (either the book or the wassail). Low thirties here…. What better time to sit at the desk and write!

      Happy Holidays!


    1. You’re quite welcome. The shattering glass and the noise it made left a strong impression on me, so I’m always quick to mention it. I was fortunate and had been pouring it over the sink and was not burned. I’d hate to see someone else be less fortunate. Enjoy the season!

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