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, PATY JAGER, and her favorite recipe for EASY OVEN OMELET!!
Shandra Higheagle Mystery
BY PATY JAGER
Love… Marriage… Murder
Less than twelve hours after arriving at a remote hunting lodge for their honeymoon, Shandra Higheagle and Detective Ryan Greer find a body. Shandra’s cousin had quarreled with the man earlier, and the clues point to her as being the murderer.
Fish and Wildlife State Trooper Gabriel Hawke, arrives and immediately takes a dislike to Shandra’s cousin. But he is willing to work with Shandra and Ryan to discover the truth.
For a remote hunting lodge, the place becomes overrun with suspicious guests. Shandra’s dreams and Hawke’s tracking skills soon discover the cause of the drunk’s death.
Finding a body on your honeymoon isn’t something most newlyweds encounter, but for the sleuthing duo of Shandra Higheagle and Detective Ryan Greer, it doesn’t seem out of place. They are whisked by plane to a remote hunting lodge owned and ran by one of Shandra’s distant relatives. They picked this place to keep Ryan from being called to work as a detective for the Weippe County Sheriff’s department.
The best part about writing this book was showing how well Shandra will adapt to being a policeman’s wife, and to introduce a character who will have his own series set in the area where Shandra and Ryan are honeymooning.
With each book I write in the Shandra Higheagle series, I try to show character growth in both Shandra and Ryan and sometimes even the secondary characters. I believe it is the changing lives and growth of the character as well as the mysteries that keeps the readers coming back for more.
I hope that growth will be seen in the main character in the new Gabriel Hawke series as well. He will have interested in two women, but the one he feels is out of his league is the one he is the most attracted to. Hopefully, his relationships with the two women will keep readers buying the books as well as the mysteries and the setting.
I’ve had a few readers ask if this is the last Shandra book. It may be book 12, but I still have ideas for more books. In fact, while on a weekend get-away with my hubby a couple weeks ago, I came up with the premise for the next Shandra book. Everywhere I go I see dead bodies or ways to kill someone, which is kind of scary! LOL But I can see something and think, “A body could…. And Shandra could…” and my imagination starts spinning the ideas and premise for a book. I will keep writing as long as I can see murder and a way to link Shandra and Ryan to it.
Paty Jager is an award-winning author of 35 novels, 8 novellas, and numerous anthologies of murder mystery and western romance. All her work has Western or Native American elements in them along with hints of humor and engaging characters. Her Shandra Higheagle mystery series has been a runner-up in the RONE Award Mystery category, and a finalist in the Daphne du Maurier. This is what Mysteries Etc says about her Shandra Higheagle mystery series: “Mystery, romance, small town, and Native American heritage combine to make a compelling read.”
Links to Paty’s website, blog, books, etc.
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EASY OVEN OMELET
NOTE FROM PATY: A quick and easy recipe I like to make for breakfast when I have company.
Easy Oven Omelet.
¼ cup butter
1 ½ dozen eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 cup milk
2 tsps salt
¼ cup chopped green onion
1 cup cooked and crumbled sausage or cubed ham
1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
Heat oven to 325°F. In oven, melt butter in baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Tilt dish to coat the bottom with butter. In large mixing bowl, beat eggs, sour cream, milk, and salt until well blended. Stir in onion, 1 cup of cheese, and either sausage or ham. Pour into dish. Sprinkle the ¼ cup cheese on top. Bake until eggs are set but still moist, about 35 minutes. 12 servings
Sometimes I’ll mix it up and pour it in the pan the night before. Then refrigerate overnight. If you do this, either let warm up to room temperature before cooking or cook and extra ten minutes.
Thanks, Paty, for sharing your book with us!
Don’t miss the chance to read this book!