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, KENNA McKINNON, and her favorite recipe for GREEN BEAN EGG CASSEROLE!!
TIMOTHIE HILL & THE CLOAK OF POWER
BY KENNA McKINNON
When superhero hairdresser Timothie Hill dons his spangled cape, all HELL breaks loose in the form of his past friend and nemesis, Reginald Smith, with Reginald’s sinister invention called the Millennial Goggles that promises the subjugation of all mankind. Set in the city of Edmonton, Canada, the book includes three characters from the alien planet Draxxt, who are living amongst the citizens of Earth, including Timothie Hill himself, Dareboy, and the old witch Maude. Now, with the end of the world at stake, Timothie must stop the leaders of the free world and the repulsive demon, Bael, from stealing the souls of six billion people of Earth in an Armageddon that has begun on Earth, or lose the unholy fight for souls altogether.
Timothie and his friends are faced with the yellow goggles created by Reginald as a game to enthrall all Earth. The goggles go viral and Timothie discovers their sinister purpose, which is to enslave their users and create a world subjugated to the wishes of a demon from Hell. World leaders, including Dennis Ducksworth, president of the United States, conspire to create a world that will result in Armageddon and the souls of Earth as Hell’s army.
“McKinnon’s Timothie Hill and the Cloak of Power is an exhilarating superhero fantasy novel that deserves to be read!” — Laurence St. John, author of the Metatron Series
“McKinnon once again shines in this adventure featuring a caped hairdresser using his powers to keep an approaching evil at bay. A great read for readers of all ages.” — Laurie Woodward, author of the Artania Chronicles
A SECTION OF CHAPTER 1
“Wow, Timothie, I love the purple spikes.” The older woman perched on a silver chair while her stylist twirled his hands through her lavender hair. She settled the salon’s cape around her shoulders.
“Why don’t you try this, luv?” he asked and spun on one shiny black boot, the silver buckles sparkling in the sun that poured like honey through the spacious windows of his salon. “I can put you under the dryer, and the color will last longer. Then style your hair like this and this – that’s right. Come with me. Magazine? Coffee? Is the music too loud for you?”
“You promise you’ll make me look young again?” The woman pulled at her left earlobe and smiled. She strode to the dryer and settled herself under the hood. Timothie brought her black coffee. The roar of the dryer drowned out the sound of Jann Arden singing “Under June.”
In the district of Oliver, across the city, Timothie’s old friend and nemesis hunched over a pentagram carved into the floor tiles of his condo penthouse. Something sloshed in the basin by his elbow. New York, where he’d last worked in advertising, was a checkered memory. Only Edmonton was real; the gateway to Hell.
Reginald Smith chuckled. New York hadn’t worked out. They’d hated him there, like the company he worked for in Edmonton hated him until he’d promised to make them billions with an invention from the dark side. TopStrategy Marketing didn’t know they were dealing with the dark side. They didn’t care to know.
Thick clots of blood and smoke combined to choke the stocky blond man, who peered into the eyes of the summoned apparition. Bael, the head of sixty-six legions of demons in Hell, desultorily granted supernatural powers to his minions on Earth. Reginald’s lip curled below his blond mustache. He seldom made use of invisibility. Surely, there were other, more potent, superpowers denied to him.
He poured the holy water into the middle of the pentagram. Bael roared and flowed clockwise down the drain set into the blue tiles and the symbols that had summoned him. It was not yet the demon’s time to make his presence known to Earth. Reginald would help it with that awful task when the time came. This was only a trial run for the man and the demon, and Reginald made sure he was in control. He feared the power of the demon but was excited, as well.
Timothie threw the black cloak with the silver stars across his bulging biceps. A blast of cold air buffeted the glass doors and rattled the sign in front of his salon.
Maude slipped out the side door, knowing more than she ought to know in this moment of his transformation.”
Kenna McKinnon is a Canadian freelance writer, author of SpaceHive (2012), and Bigfoot Boy: Lost on Earth, as well as Benjamin and Rumblechum, The Insanity Machine; Blood Sister; Short Circuit and Other Geek Stories; DISCOVERY: A Collection of Poetry, Den of Dark Angels, Engaging the Dragon, and Timothie Hill and the Cloak of Power. Her most memorable years were spent at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with a degree in Anthropology. Kenna is a member of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and a professional member of the Canadian Authors Association. She has two children and three grandsons. Her hobbies include fitness, health, drawing, reading, walking, music, cooking, volunteering, and baking for friends.
Links to Kenna’s website, blog, books, etc.
Author’s blog: http://KennaMcKinnonAuthor.com
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GREEN BEAN EGG CASSEROLE
2 cans drained green beans or a package of frozen green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
6 sliced hardboiled eggs
Mix mushroom soup and green beans. Layer half of the green bean mixture in a casserole dish. Arrange sliced eggs in the center, and then cover with the rest of the green bean mixture. Top with cheese and buttered crumbs.
Bake in a 300 degree oven for an hour.
Note: Can be frozen.
* 1/2 cup bread crumbs mixed with 1/4 cup melted butter.