Friday, December 13, 2013

Cool Treat and Hot Reads!

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   We’ve had our first snow of the season here in southern Missouri. About of foot of the white stuff, and since I’ve got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow J
   I lived in northern Colorado for a few years and people were shocked that I knew what snow was. I’m not sure if they had the impression Missouri was a tropical climate, but I can tell you it’s not. Not even this far south. I will admit, we’re more prone to ice storms than snow storms, so snow is truly a wonderland to enjoy. I’ve had great fun playing with my snow friendly dog Penelope, she adores it.
   When I was a kid I’d make ice cream whenever we had a decent snow fall. I still love the stuff, but I wasn’t willing to drive to the store for milk. *sigh*

The simple version of the recipe is:

a big bowl of clean snow
vanilla extract 

Mix in milk until the snow has a soft serve consistency, add sugar and a bit of vanilla to taste. 

My grandmother made a chocolate version using cocoa powder. I’d recommend only making enough for however much you can devour in one sitting, it doesn’t take to the freezer well.

   If you get a chance give it shot!

Olivia Starke  

   Kat goes on the prowl looking for a one night stand to rile up her new friends. A little shock and awe to keep her sane in a life no longer hers.    When she’s matched with Jared through 1Night Stand, he seems perfect for her plans. Conservative, sweet, and sexy as sin, she’s ready for one hell of a ride.
   But Jared is more than she bargained for—much more. And when her plans for amusement turn dangerous will the two find a way to stay alive?

Genre: Paranormal, erotic romance, suspense/thriller, shapeshifters, vampires/werewolves

“Come on.” She winked. “You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do.”
“I thought these things were urban legend. I never imagined I’d see one in real life.”
His date’s gaze glimmered with mischief. “There are lots of big hairy surprises out there for those brave enough to search for them.”
“Like you, for one.” He cleared his throat. “Except for the hairy part. I hope, anyway.”
 A slight blush colored her cheeks, and he brushed his knuckles over the soft skin there. Shadows marred the smoothness beneath her eyes. Had she been sick? Or maybe her party girl lifestyle drew out too much. She stepped back.
 “Cowboy up, sugar.” She grasped his hand and pulled him forward, again surprising him with her power. Under the softness of her curves lay a fair amount of muscle. He swallowed. She could ride him without tiring, take his maddened pounding for hours. It’d take all night to spend the pent up energy boiling in his veins. He’d passed the point of return; jerking off wouldn’t satiate his needs. Without sex, and soon, he’d run howling through the streets, a crazed animal.
 After taking an elevator to the basement level of the parking garage, she led him to a red door and rapped on its freshly painted surface. Dark corners closed in on them. The hairs on his arms and neck rose. He sensed being watched. More cameras. Were as many inside? And maybe a live Internet feed his family could run across in some improbable way?
 Don’t create imaginary monsters. He squared his shoulders.
 A partition slid open. Dark eyes narrowed, focusing on Kat who lifted a pale brow. The panel slammed closed, and Jared let a small sigh slip. Could he be off the hook? This night had turned out to be more than he’d bargained for, leaving him ready to tuck tail and run. Find somewhere else to indulge his feral wants with his date. The door swung open, and the odor of incense assaulted him. His escape option evaporated. 


  1. I did get milk and make some the other day :) I couldn't let all this snow go to waste. Sorry I don't have exact measurements, but it's pretty simple to make.

  2. I haven't made snow cream since my girls were little. It was yummy and the kids enjoyed making it. I grew up in St. Louis and lived twenty years in Joplin, MO. We had several good snows a year in both places and a few ice storms. Not my idea of tropical weather either.