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, NORA LeDUC, and her favorite recipe for PUMPKIN CAKE!!
Love & Mystery in the 6-oh-3 Book 4
BY NORA LeDUC
When a teenager mysteriously disappears in Hawick Falls, New Hampshire, Lisa Raynes fears her kidnapper, who recently escaped from prison, is hunting girls again. She also believes he’s targeted her for his next victim when she receives a threatening message. To add to her problems, her ex-boyfriend Travis Bodell, nephew of her captor, shows up in town. Five years ago, he promised to love Lisa forever, but he left her to start a new life. Trusting him was a mistake she will never repeat.
Bad boy Travis Bodell has a history of run-ins with the law. The police suspect he came back to aid his uncle, not to warn Lisa she’s in danger. With the investigation going nowhere, Travis focuses on Lisa who identifies with the missing teen and wants to find her. To keep Lisa safe, he offers to help her search. She refuses until loving memories of their past surface, and she finally accepts his proposal. Working together arouses strong feelings of attraction that neither will admit.
As time runs out for the kidnap victim, disturbing threats against Midnight Girl, Lisa’s online name, grow. She realizes the only way to stay alive is to open her heart and put her faith in Travis, but can she let go of her doubts and lingering hurt? Can the couple join forces and win against a cunning criminal fueled by hate?
She’d have to get her cat outside. No sweat. She was twenty-two, not a kid. She’d grab her gun from upstairs. Nah, she snatched the poker iron from the hearth. Ready.
She walked out of the house. The spotlight flicked on and caught the creeping fog. Her footsteps scuffed over the grass. Dampness chilled her legs and arms. The recent email replayed in her thoughts. Payback is a bitch.
She spotted him. Too late. She gasped as his fingers wrapped around her forearm. She lifted up the poker and swung.
“Stop. Stop.” He ducked and shot his hands over his head while backing up. “It’s me, Travis. Take it easy.”
She paused with the fire iron in the air. “I know who you are. That’s why I’m trying to hit you.”
Travis Bodell, the boy she went to meet the night she was kidnapped. Was it him? She examined his face for traces of the person she’d once loved.
Hi all, I grew up in rural New England and still live here. I’ve enjoyed combining my love of true crime shows with my imagination to produce romantic suspense and mysteries that you keep you guessing. Midnight Girl is my fifteenth book and the fourth book in the Love & Mystery in the 6-oh-3 series. I’m hard at work on my sixteenth. My main goal is to write books that people love to read.
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Note from Nora: Here’s a fall recipe for all to make and enjoy. My critique partner, author, and friend, Judith Luke, made this for one of our meetings and it was so yummy! You can’t go wrong with this dessert.
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 ¼ cups oil
2 tsp. baking powder
1 ½ cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
Mix sugar, oil, and pumpkin and beat well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg.
Sift dry ingredients and fold into mixture. Add a handful of chopped nuts. May also want to add a cup of raisins or chocolate chips.
Bake in a greased tube pan at 350 degrees for 1 ¼ hours. Do not open door for the first hour. May take less time with new ovens. Mine is one hour.
Thanks, Nora, for sharing your book with us!
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