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A #christmasfail and new releases!

I had dreams.

I envisioned the gasps and comments of my children’s friends at the cafeteria table. “Wow! What a fantastic dessert?” or “Can I have the recipe?” or “You’ve got the best mom ever!”

Well, you know what they say. Pride comes before a fall.

I mean how hard can it be to melt white chocolate chips? So with a smile, I happily broke up the Winter Oreo cookies, pretzel sticks, and joyfully added in the Christmas MnMs. All I had to do was pour the melted white chocolate over the mix. Presto–dessert! No baking necessary!

It started out fine. I put the bowl in the microwave, stirred, microwaved…etc. At first, it was working. Then I noticed that it stopped melting and was crumbling. Upon research, I later learned the term for what happened is called seizing. Basically, once you reach this point, the chocolate is ruined.

I was going to give up on melting white chocolate forever, but I will try once more. Soon. In a double boiler and see if that helps. Who know that white chocolate was so complicated?

Regardless, I hope your holiday baking has been more successful than mine!

On the publishing end, a lot has been happening in the past month or so. I have three books for you all–all at 99 cents for a short time.

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Click the picture for Amazon–available for free on Kindle Unlimited!

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Click the picture for Amazon–available for free on Kindle Unlimited!

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Click the picture for Amazon–available for free on Kindle Unlimited!

That’s all for now. There’s one last Holly Hart cozy coming. Most likely to be released late January or early February. And, soon in the New Year, I’ll have a cover and blurb for a new humorous cozy mystery series. (That’s all I can say for now.)

Have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday!! Share any news or traumatic holiday cooking you may need to share! Or lie so I’ll feel better. :)

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…or is it?

It’s the most wonderful time of year…or is it? 

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Only 1.99 through November 29th!!

Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they’re not the least bit jolly or merry. Let’s just say some presents are better left unopened.

‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more! 

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for… 

I’m excited to be a part of this scary Christmas anthology!
Here’s a sample from my short story!

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There’s a giveaway happening. Enter the Rafflecopter below to help spread the word! Thanks!

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Cover reveal – Fright Before Christmas!

Excited for this reveal! :) Any shares or retweets are appreciated!

It’s the most wonderful time of year…or is it? 

Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things lurk in the shadows and they’re not the least bit jolly or merry. Let’s just say some presents are better left unopened.

‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. Monsters. Demons. And more! 

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for… 

FrightBeforeChristmasCover

Goodreads

Pre-Order ebook sale for $1.99 – regular price $3.99
Amazon  B&N  iBooks

Author List:
Richard Ankers
Jackie Horsfall
Boyd Reynolds
Lea Storry
Ally Mathews
Laura Pauling  (Yay!!!!)
Ty Drago
Jessica Bayliss
Judith Graves
Andrea Stanet
Patrick Hueller
Dax Varley
Medeia Sharif

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Fright Before Christmas by Shannon Delany

Fright Before Christmas

by Shannon Delany

Giveaway ends December 05, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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Just a tiny news announcement!

 

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I hope this banner makes my announcement self explanatory! If not, my short story will be part of this cool middle grade anthology.

I loved this banner, and I can’t wait to see the cover! If you’d like to help with the cover reveal–which would be absolutely fantastic–you can sign up here! It’s just days away on September 28th!

And for those of you who have asked. Yes! There are more Holly Hart Cozy Mysteries! Fruitcake and Foul Play will release in October!

Thank you!!!

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Holly Hart solves another murder! 99cent release!

Summer is flying by. Way. Too. Fast. Can we agree on that? (Thanks!)

I love summer. I love having my kids home. I love the relaxed pace. I love not making lunches at the crack of dawn. I love reading at the lake, watching the setting sun sparkle on the water. All of this. Even if it means my writing and publishing takes a back burner. That said, I had these Holly Hart mysteries ready to go!

And, it’s time for book 3. Frosted on the Ferris Wheel. It’s at a preorder-soon-to-be-live-if-it’s-not-already price of 99 cents! And here it is!

Also for a short time, Deadly Independence is at 99 cents too! Grab both before they go back to their normal price!

Amazon (Free for Kindle Unlimited!)

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In case you want a yummy chocolatey dessert. I made this one recently. M&M Chocolate Oat Bars. Though originally found at Lil’ Luna, I needed to double the oat mixture part, because it didn’t coat the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Here’s my version!

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Hope you’re enjoying these last dwindling days of summer. Read any good books? Discovered any new recipes? I’m always looking for desserts and easy dinners!

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