Friday, January 4, 2013

Day #5 of the Princess Party!!! Karilyn Bentley is in the House! #mustread #booklover #kindle #amazon

Blog Hop Dirctions: Each day the Plotting Princesses are hopping to a new blog to share excerpts and recipes! Comment each day for a chance to win that day's prize plus a chance to win the grand prize, 10 books from 10 authors!

Karilyn: Thank you for letting me be on your blog for the blog hop, Alisha! I love stopping by to say hi to you and your readers! Today I’m giving an excerpt from my newly released novel, Warrior Lover, featuring Enar and Lily.

“Lily of the exquisite coloring, I claim you for my woman.” With a quick flick of his wrist, the strand of beads fell around her neck, the ends snapping closed.

Magic streamed through the beads, holding the necklace in place until his death, which Enar had no plans of meeting anytime soon. The magic also kept the woman from running off like she often wanted to do after being claimed by a Watcher. Once he returned Lily to his village, she would remain there, since the magic in the necklace kept her from walking past the village gates. He didn’t know how far she could wander from him before then so he needed to keep her close.

Gathering her stiff and wide-eyed body into his arms, he gazed into her eyes and felt something shift inside him.


He couldn’t stop the smile from spreading across his face.

Lily stared into blue eyes the color of her own and felt the same tie holding her immobile in the square bind her to the walking mountain. Goddess help her, but she liked the feel of his arms around her, liked feeling his hardened muscles press against her. Liked how his arms encircled her, trapped her, claimed her as his.

She was clearly losing her mind.

He was her captor. Her potential torturer. A man who could do anything to her and get away with it.

So why did being in his arms make her feel so at peace?

Currently, Warrior Lover is only available HERE on Amazon.

Now, on to the recipe!
I’ve got to admit, I had a little trouble coming up with a recipe because I don’t cook. Since no one wants to know how to boil water (be impressed, I figured out how!), I’m borrowing a pie recipe from my grandmother. She made these a lot when I was growing up. You get a deal since there are three recipes in this one.

Pie crust:
3 heaping Tbsp. of shortening
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
Work with hands until mealy or together. Add 3 Tbsp. of cold water
Pour on floured board and roll out
The less handling, the better.
Cook at 350 in the oven until brown (about 20-25 minutes)
Pies (pineapple, lemon or chocolate)
Same for all pies except lemon & pineapple. For lemon and pineapple, reduce the milk so you have 1 ½ cup juice plus milk
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp unsweetened coco (if making chocolate pie)
½ cup flour
Pinch of salt
3 eggs
1 ½ cup milk (when making lemon & pineapple, measure juice (around ½ cup), then add milk to make 1 ½ cup liquid)
Mix together dry ingredients
Separate eggs
Slightly beat egg yolks. Add milk to yolks. Then add to dry ingredients
Cook on stove top until right consistency (you also add vanilla and butter here, unfortunately my grandmother did not say how much. The Hubster thinks 1 tsp vanilla and 3 Tbsp butter)
Pour into baked pie shell
Beat egg whites to peaks and add ¼ cup sugar.
Then put on top of pie and bake in the oven at 350 until brown (about 15 minutes)


Leave a comment and your email address to be entered into the drawing for a pdf copy of your choice of either Werewolves in London (novella), Wolf Mates (novella), Magical Lover (novel) or Warrior Lover (novel).

And be sure to check out Monday’s featured Princess, Liz Lipperman at Mysteries and Margaritas!


Cathy McElhaney said...

The book sounds great! So does the pie!
Thanks Alisha, for introducing me to another talented author!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Cathy,
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the book and the pie! I used to love those pies when my grandmother would bake them. One of these days I'll try to make one. Under supervision of course, so I don't burn up the kitchen! ha!

Happy Friday!

Angi Morgan said...

Hey Karilyn,
congrats on the release of WARRIER LOVER. Have fun on the tour !

Liz Lipperman said...

I can't wait to read Warrior and try this pie. I had no idea you were "clueless" in the kitchen like my heroine in the "Clueless Cook" series. Girl, I'll have to teach you.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Angi,
Thank you for stopping by and for the congrats! Happy Friday!

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Liz,
I hope you enjoy Warrior! Thanks for the cooking offer. I can cook if needed, but I really hate it. Would rather do something else. The Hubster is a great cook and loves doing it so I let him. Mighty generous of me, eh? :)

Happy Friday!!!

Kathy Merkel said...

I've never had pineapple pie. Too bad I can't have your grandmother make one for me to try. lol If you've figured out how to boil water, you should try adding pasta. As long as you can also operate a kitchen timer & not get so lost in a book, you don't hear it go off, you'll be able to expand your kitchen skills. Once the pasta is drained, just toss with a jar of premade sauce & dinner is ready.

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Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Kathy,
Thank you for stopping by! Come to think of it, I can't remember having the pineapple pie either. But the lemon and chocolate were my favorites when I was a kid. Especially the lemon. Thank you for the pasta tip! I will try that!

Happy Friday!

Kathy Ivan said...

Hi Karilyn!

Pie! I love pie but rarely make the sweet kind. I'm normally making meat pie (which is always a big hit with everybody--darn maybe I should have done that recipe on my blog hop day) or something lilke chicken pot pie. These recipes do sound good, though, I might have to try it.

Congratulations on the release. I have it on my reader, hoping to free up some time to read.

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Kathy,
Thank you! I've never tried making a meat pie. I have, however, opened a frozen microwavable one. :) Not the same, I know. Hope you enjoy Enar! He's my favorite hero (that I've written).

Happy Friday!

Nancy said...

Karilyn, congrats again on the new release! The book looks amazing, and here's to mega sales!

And that pie recipe? YUM!!

Happy writing!

Nancy Haddock

Karilyn Bentley said...

Hi Nancy,
Thank you for stopping by and for the well wishes! Enjoy the recipe!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!