Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with M.L. Guida


CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s
with M.L. GUIDA!

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, M.L. GUIDA, and her favorite recipe for MY MOM’S CHOCOLATE SHEET CAKE.


Legends Of The Soaring Phoenix, Book 4


Losing his hand to a demon means Ronan Macmillian is desperate. He’ll do anything to avoid being a cripple, even sacrifice to the same demon an innocent, beautiful undine.

Angelica knows Ronan is her mate and is determined to show him he’s a warrior, even if he’s maimed.  She must forsake the sea life she’s always known, and stay out of the clutches of a clever demon, to win the pirate she loves.

But when Ronan meets the beautiful Angelica, restoring his hand and handing over the undine becomes complicated.  If he fails to obey, the demon promises he’ll make him a monster and not even the crew of the Soaring Phoenix will be safe.

Will Ronan betray his honor and his heart and deliver Angelica over to the demon? Or will true love prevail and win Ronan and her life?

Legends Of The Soaring Phoenix, Book 4

M.L. talks about the book…

Thank you, Karen, for inviting me to your blog. Karen was one of my mentors that helped jump my writing career. When I joined Colorado Romance Writers, Karen was president and helped me learn about writing a romance and how to navigate through the world of publishing. She helped me through my lows and my highs. This is why I’m so excited to be on her blog.

A Pirate’s Obsession is the fourth book in the Legends of the Soaring Phoenix, and I’ve been working on it for over a year. It’s based on the myth of the undines. Have your ever heard of an undine?

Undines are elemental beings and live in water. They were first names through the writings of Paracelsus. Undines are usually female and found in fresh water. They do not have tails like mermaids and resemble humans. However, they do not have human souls, so to achieve immortality they had to marry a human and become pregnant. I fell in love with this tale.

When I first wrote the story, Angelica did not have a soul, but both my critique partner (the wonderful Jessica Aspen), and my editor (talented Claire Ashgrove) said Angelica would have to be amoral. The way I wrote Angelica she did possess a soul, so I changed the myth.

In my story, a demon wants Angelica’s and Ronan’s baby to conjure an evil, because the baby possesses powers more powerful than an undine or a vampire. They have to work together and forget temptation in order to defeat the demon.

I also introduce the hero in my next book—A Pirate’s Bane—and this time, instead of being a member of the Soaring Phoenix, he’s actually a pirate on the infamous Fiery Damsel.

Once again, Karen, thank you for having me on your blog, and I’d like to offer a giveaway for your readers. If you comment on this blog and can tell me the name of the demon who wants Angelica’s and Ronan’s baby, you will enter a drawing to win a free e-book copy of A Pirate’s Obsession.

About Author ML Guida… MaryGuida-web 1 (5 of 5)

M.L. Guida writes dark paranormal romance, delving into worlds of demons, vampires, and angels. She has three series: Legends of the Soaring Phoenix, Angels of Death, and Vampires on Holiday. Her characters battle evil forces and face their worst nightmares before they can become triumphant. She is obsessed with the supernatural ever since she was a little girl and fell in love with the original Dark Shadows series. Now, she loves to watch A Haunting, Supernatural, Ghost Adventures, and Dead Files.

When not writing or watching her favorite spooky series, M.L. Guida loves to walk her cocker spaniel, Sadie, ski or scuba dive.

She is a member of Colorado Romance Writers and a member of Romance Writers of America.

Links to M.L.’s Website, Books, & Social Media:

Website: www.mlguida.com

Blog: http://www.mlguida.com/blog/

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1sfDhlR

Barnes and Noble: 



Contact : author@mlguida.com

I hope you enjoy the recipe M.L. is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!


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[Makes One 9″ x 12″ Sheet Cake]

9 X 12 Pan**

Sift together 2 cups of flour, 2 cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Set aside.

Put in saucepan ½ cup cooking oil, 1 stick OLEO, 4 tablespoons cocoa and 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and pour while hot over dry ingredients. Mix well.

Add ½ cup butter-milk (or regular milk) to which 1 teaspoon as been added.

Add 2 slightly beaten eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat.

Bake 25 minutes @ 375 degrees


In saucepan melt one stick margarine. 6 tablespoon milk, 4 tablespoon, while hot pour over 1 box of sifted powdered sugar. Beat and then add ½ cup nuts.

Spread on hot cake.

Note from M.L. My mom always makes this cake for our birthdays. It’s become a family tradition.

**M.L. said she doesn’t use a cooking spray on the pan, although you can. The texture of this recipe is between a cake and a brownie and super yummy.

**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: M.L. is offer a giveaway! If you comment on this blog and can tell us the name of the demon who wants Angelica’s and Ronan’s baby, you will enter a drawing to win a free e-book copy of A Pirate’s Obsession. Thank you, M.L., for sharing your story and recipe with us.

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

5 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with M.L. Guida”

  1. Good morning, M.L., and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. It’s such a thrill to have you on my blog. You’ve gotta love pirates!! 🙂 Thanks, too, for the recipe. It sounds like the one I used to make for my family ~ nope, my mom didn’t bake. That was MY department!

  2. Zuto is the demons name. Thank you M.L. for sharing your book, recipe and a little about yourself. I think it is really cool to hear that Karen was your mentor. Thank you for the chance to win. I you and Karen both have a fabulous day!

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