Authors/Writers, giveaway

The 12th Day of Christmas!

Day #12On the Twelfth Day of Christmas,

My true love said “It’s Here!

The tree is full of presents, so you

Must have been a good girl all year!”

The time has come to announce this year’s 12 Days of Christmas winners. I’m so glad you were able to join us and I hope you enjoyed our posts about the holidays and how we love to celebrate. I also hope you found a book or two you were able to relax with as you sat by the fire in the twinkle of the tree lights and sipped a cup of hot cocoa.

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter where the 16 winners are listed. If you are a winner, please go to my contact page (click HERE) and send me your home address so I can mail you your prize this next week.


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Authors/Writers, giveaway

The 7th Day of Christmas! Finger Foods!

On the 7th Day of Christmas I grill chicken wings! The key is in the marinade! You’ll need lots of napkins for this one! Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS        , joy dent

5 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons dry sherry (optional)
1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
24 chicken wings


Mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, mustard, and garlic powder in a bowl. Arrange the chicken wings in a 9×13-inch baking dish, and pour marinade over the chicken. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap, and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Grill until the wings are no longer pink in the center.

If you prefer, you can bake the wings in the oven. Preheat to 375 degrees F.  Remove the plastic wrap from the baking dish.
Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken wings are no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour, basting occasionally.


I love books with dogs and this delightful book cover is calling my name! Meet Rachel Lacey and enjoy her book blurb!

Unleashed by Rachel Lacey

Rachel Lacey Unleashed Book CoverWhat happens when you find the right one at the wrong time?

Cara Medlen has a serious case of animal attraction. And it’s not because of all the foster dogs she’s rescued. She’s got it bad for her incredibly sexy neighbor. Her one rule: Don’t get attached. It’s served her well with the dogs she’s given to good homes and the children she’s nannied. Yet the temptation of Matt’s sexy smile might just convince her that some rules are made to be broken.

Matt Dumont doesn’t need his skills as a private investigator to detect disaster on the horizon. Cara is everything he thought he’d never find—gorgeous, funny, and caring. But there’s no way he can start a relationship just as he’s about to move to another state. Talk about bad timing. As their attraction sizzles too hot to deny, they’ll have to make a decision: forget the consequences and let loose, or forget each other and let go…

Buy Links: Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Button with Frame

As part of The 12 Days of Christmas celebration, Rachel donated a Bark Less, Wag More Coffee Mug & Author Swag, paired with a $10 Starbucks card from Cynthia Gail to the prize list. Click HERE for this and many more random drawings. To follow the celebration, find a new recipe, pick up a holiday decorating or shopping tip, click HERE.

About the Author

Rachel Lacey lives in North Carolina, with her husband, son, and their own rescued pup. She volunteers her spare time with Carolina Boxer Rescue and truly has a passion for helping our furry friends. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America as well as her local Heart of Carolina RWA chapter.

Connect: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

What’s your favorite finger food?

Authors/Writers, contest

Authors In Bloom Giveaway Hop/Enter to Win A Nook/Enter to Win a Kindle!

Congrats to Melissa Bourn for WINNING an e-copy of Keeper Of My Heart and a Keeper Of My Heart notebook!

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I’m very excited to be part of the first ever,

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

Let the fun begin!
Create a Honey Bee Spa

Spring is in the air and so are the honey bees. Did you know that honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of our natural foods and that they are disappearing? Join me in creating a colorful bouquet from which they can feed.

Bee-friendly flowers provide nectar that keeps honey bees alive and pollen that helps fruits and vegetables to grow. If space is limited, you can plant the apporpriate flowers in a pot on your window sill or small balcony. If you have the space, a honey bee garden in your back yard is even better.

Honey Bee Gardening Tips

Choose flowers for their nectar and pollen. Annuals such as Sunflowers, Daisies, Zinnias, Asters, Marigolds and Geraniums are good and easy to find. There are others but these are readily available in the spring. Include perennials in your mix as well.

Whether you use plants or seeds, make sure your flower selection blooms successively over the spring, summer and fall. This will provide food throughout all seasons.

Choose colors that are most attractive to honey bees; blue, orange, purple and yellow.

If you want to learn more about honeybee gardens, check out The Honeybee Conservancy. Type in this link:

Enter To Win an e-copy of my sweet contemporary romance, Keeper Of My Heart and a 5×7 Keeper Of My Heart notebook. Due to international giveaway laws, I can only send the notebook to a winner in the US.

Three Requirements For Entry:

1. “Like” my Darcy Flynn Author Facebook Page!

2. Follow (Subscribe to) my blog/website by Clicking on the “Sign Me Up” button at the bottom of this page.

3. Leave a comment!

Phrases for Traveling Story:

Line 16: The bed goes crazy.
Line 17: Everyone arches toward the admirer,

Don’t forget to visit the other authors involved in the hop, conveniently located on the linky below: