Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with LOVE’S RACE TO THE FUTURE (A Time Travel Novel) Author Charlene Raddon #recipe ~ Pine Nut Chicken

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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, CHARLENE RADDON and her favorite recipe for PINE NUT CHICKEN!


A Time Travel Novel


Sierra West has a murder to investigate. One that comes with a mine, a Native American fetish, and a hole.

A hole to 1878.

The mine’s owner, Gidry Tyrell, helps Sierra and her brother settle into Tyrell Town, Idaho, a ghost town in 2017, but thriving in 1878. Gidry is on a murder investigation of his own. Can Sierra and her brother help him find who murdered his brother, without becoming victims themselves?

Will they all live to help save the orphans who survived a smallpox epidemic only to fall into the clutches of a cruel child abuser?

A Time Travel Novel

Excerpt #1

Brother and sister stared at each other.

Trevor laughed. “You’re shitting us, right?”

Gidry Tyrell’s face took on the sober mien of a Baptist preacher. He looked insulted. “I am most certainly not. My brother, Rowley, made the first strike here in October of 1876. There were no buildings before that.”

Sierra threw up her hands. “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Back up. 1876?”

“Yes. That is the year.” He looked at her as if she’d said she’d come from the moon. “You are aware of that, aren’t you?”

“Are you freaking scamming me?” she all but screamed at him. “It’s 2017, Mr. Tyrell. Two-thousand and seventeen, not 1876.”

He jerked as if she’d belted him in the stomach. As it had once before, his gaze drifted over her tee-shirt and jeans, then Trevor’s baggy shorts and tee-shirt. “Who are you people?”

Excerpt #2

She rummaged through her backpack, found her wallet, and withdrew her driver’s license. “Here, Gidry. This proves who I am.”

He took the license. “Born May 15, 1993, Pocatello, Idaho. Where did you get this? I’ve never seen anything like it before. And I’ve lived in Idaho for three years and never heard of Pocatello.”

“It’s southeast of Boise. Are you convinced?”

“A license. For what, if I may ask?”

Sierra chose her words carefully to avoid confusion and more questions. “To operate a vehicle. You know, like a wagon or a stagecoach.”

A frown creased his forehead. “You must be licensed to drive a wagon in your world?”

“Yes, sort of.”

“Did someone paint your image on the license?”

“Uh, no. It’s a photograph.”

“Oh.” He nodded. “A tinted one.”

He handed the license back. “Trevor, do you have one of those?”

Silently, Trevor fished out his license and handed it to him.

Gidry studied it, turning it over and over in his hands. “What are these made of? It’s the best job of photograph tinting I’ve ever seen.” He returned the license, shaking his head. “Damn. Forgive my crass language, Miss West, but you must admit you are asking me to believe something … well, quite unbelievable.”

“It’s no easier for us to believe we have somehow time-traveled to the past, Mr. Tyrell.”

“Time travel? You believe you have gone back in time? What an outrageous notion.”

“Is it?”

Meet Author Charlene Raddon…

Charlene Raddon likes to claim that her fiction career began in the third grade when she told her class she’d had a nonexistent baby sister killed by a black widow spider. Her first serious attempt at writing came in 1980 when a vivid dream drove her to drag out a typewriter and begin writing. She’s been writing ever since. She grew up certain she’d been born in the wrong era and truly belonged in the Old West. Her genre is, of course, historical romance set in the American West. At present, she has five books, originally published in paperback by Kensington Books, two anthologies and a novella available on Amazon. Now an indie author, Charlene is busy on her next novel. She also designs book covers and other graphic materials for authors, specializing in Western, at http://silversagebookcovers.com.


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

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0711QM6Q9

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CharleneRaddon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/craddon

Google +: https://plus.google.com/s/charlene%20raddon/top


Amazon Author Page: 

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


P.S. We’re at 318 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.


[Makes 2 servings]

2 chicken breasts, either whole or in bits
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup pine nuts (roasted or plain but roasted is best)
Rice or cooked noodles

Brown chicken, cut into preferred size. Place in casserole dish. Mix soup and sour cream, pour over chicken. Sprinkle pine nuts on top and lightly sprinkle paprika over all. Cook at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour until done and serve with rice or noodles.


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Charlene will give away an ebook copy of LOVE’S RACE TO THE FUTURE to two readers who comment on her Killer Fixin’s blog.  Thanks, Charlene, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

6 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with LOVE’S RACE TO THE FUTURE (A Time Travel Novel) Author Charlene Raddon #recipe ~ Pine Nut Chicken”

  1. Good morning, Charlene, and welcome back to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love a historical/time travel mix. What fun! I can’t wait to read this story. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. I love pine nuts and this sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try this one, too. 🙂

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