Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with SECRETS PAST, A #Vampire Novel by Noelle Rahn-Johnson #recipe ~ Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s

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, NOELLE RAHN-JOHNSON, and her favorite recipe for BANANA-CHOCOLATE CHIP MUFFINS!!


A Vampire Romance


When Brogen is killed in battle and emerges as a vampire, what does he do to waste time in his grief for the next few centuries? He preys on the predators of the innocent. That is, until he falls in love with a human woman and shares with her his Secrets Past.

Samantha’s lived in foster homes her entire life, knowing nothing about where she came from. When she turns eighteen, she receives a mysterious package from her ancestors that turns her world upside down. A necklace and ring in the package were meant for her protection but have now put her in danger. When she’s mortally wounded by rogue vampires, she finds out who she truly is.

Will she finally feel safe enough to tell Brogen her Secrets Past as well?

A Vampire Romance



‘It’s the feeling to bury yourself in someone so badly, you can’t see where you end and they begin.’



I open my eyes and look into his blue depths.

“Can I kiss you?” His voice is a whisper but wishing upon this question.

“Yes.” I whisper back.

Meet Author Noelle Rahn-Johnson…

Noelle currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband, their four children, two dogs, a few pet rats, a handful of goldfish, and a very spoiled cat. She spends most of her days puttering away on the keyboard with a breathtaking view of a lake in her backyard as a source of tranquil inspiration. She and her husband were high school sweethearts and celebrated their 25th year of wedded bliss in August of 2017. She enjoys fishing, reading, shopping, writing, and spending time with her family and new grandbaby.

Noelle’s writing career debuted as an indie author publishing her ‘In Pieces’, Book One, in the ‘Pieces Trilogy’, a heterosexual contemporary romance. She also has released book 2, ‘Shattered Pieces’ and book 3 ‘Broken Pieces’. She published ‘In Pieces’ originally in 2016.

She wrote her first M/M romance, ‘Returning for Ryder’, in September 2016 with a publisher. Originally intended as a standalone novel, it seems Noelle’s fans had other ideas and she penned a second, called ‘Taking a Chance’ and a third, ‘Keelin’s Return’- in what is now to become ‘The Returning Series’. This rest of this series is M/M and M/M/F. She is no longer signed with this publisher and has now independently published this book and the rest of this series. 

Naughty Night Press LLC signed Noelle for her MF Shifter Paranormal Romance, ‘Remote in the Shadows’, released in April of 2017. And released her YA/college love triangle themed new book, ‘Lies’ in January 2018. ‘Keelin’s Return’ was released in June 2018 and ‘Taking a Chance’ was published January 2018. Currently, she is no longer signed with NNP or any other publishing company and chooses to list her books indie.

She also has now made ‘Remote in the Shadows’ into a series, so be looking out down the near future for those. Noelle is in the process of writing her first Vampire book, titled ‘Secrets Past’ and plans on releasing that in December 2018. She has many more book ideas rutting around in her brain for the near future. 

Noelle not only thrives on her love of writing, weaving worlds full of passion and romance for her readers to crawl into, but also the excitement of her readers when they know she’s getting close to another release date. She plans to release many more books in the coming years for their enjoyment.

Be warned, no matter the genre of her work, Noelle’s books will all contain explicit language and smexy romance scenes! 18+ audiences only!


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

Secrets Past:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07J1Y78PZ

Universal: https://www.books2read.com/u/3yDJOB

Stalker Links:

The Naughty Squad:

Website: www.noellerahnjohnson-author.com

Facebook Profile:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/B5gWiE

Facebook Author page:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/noelle_rahn


Blog: http://noellerahn-johnson.blogspot.com/


Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/cvNJy5

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


P.S. We’re at 392 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.


[Yield: 12 Muffins]

Note: Original is different than this, but this is what I changed it to.


1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, room temp.
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3 medium)
3 Tablespoons milk
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 salt ( i don’t put this in)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (i don’t add this in)

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pans or line with muffin papers. In a Mixing bowl-sugar, egg and butter and cream together. In a separate bowl combine mashed bananas and milk. (Sometimes I leave bananas a little on the chunky side.) Stir in dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt into banana mixture.

** Do not use a mixer, the batter becomes too thick and muffins get hard after cooking.

Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.

Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the muffin is clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes before flipping out.

Note: I bake muffins at the 350 degrees the whole time. I use a bit more bananas and chips. And I pop them suckers out as soon as they are done. Who wouldn’t eat a hot chocolate muffin?


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY**: Noelle is giving away the first book in The Pieces Series, IN PIECES, to all Karen’s Killer Book Bench readers. Download here:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2EvSbMk

Universal: https://www.books2read.com/u/bo6AE1

Thanks, Noelle, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with SECRETS PAST, A #Vampire Novel by Noelle Rahn-Johnson #recipe ~ Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins”

  1. Good morning, Noelle, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. I LOVE your cover! So striking with the blues, especially his eyes. Draws me right in. I also like the story premise. It will be fun to read. Thanks for the great muffin recipe. I agree, I’d eat a warm chocolate chip muffin straight out of the oven. Thanks for sharing your book and recipe with us today!

    1. Thanks so much, Doctor! I agree I love the eyes too because it ‘sucks’ you right in! 😉 The muffins are so good, the kids grab them and they are gone before I can get the second batch out of the oven!

    2. Thanks, Doctor for sharing my books and the muffin recipe today. I hope you all try it and I can guarantee you, they will be gobbled up right away! I make 4-5 dozen, and they are gone in a few days. I love the eyes as well, my cover maker did an amazing job. I wanted the eyes to pop and she did her job. They ‘SUCK’ you right in! LOL

  2. First of all, I think I need to make some muffins today! That recipe looks scrumptious! Secrets Past looks intriguing. I have always loved a good vampire romance, thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much, Lori! The muffins are something I’ve had ‘forever’ and make them when I can make 4-5 batches at a time. They never last.
      The vampire book, Secrets Past is my first vampire book, but I do have a shifter one called Remote in the Shadows as well. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is going to be good!
    Very interesting background for Noelle! And a tasty sounding recipe, too!
    Thanks, Karen and Noelle!

    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I cannot wait for this book to release! Also, don’t forget to grab the freebie In PIeces mentioned too.

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