A Hunter's Angel, A Hunter's Blade, Blog Hop

Autumn Harvest Blog Hop

What do you love about Autumn and Fall? What does it remind you of? What about reading? Do you think it’s a good subject to read? Tell us your favorite Autumn stories! Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Autumn stories and why we love snuggling in the cold.  *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

While we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that’s not all….

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

And…

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One lucky poster will win a PDF copy of A Hunter’s Angel.

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My altar ego, Sara Walter Ellwood is also participating by talking about writing books set in the Autumn and giving away an advance copy of her upcoming Contemporary Western Romantic Suspense–Gambling On A Secret. So, don’t forget to stop off there too!  HERE
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One of my favorite things about Autumn is the food. I love apple pie, apple cider, apple fritters, apple butter… Can you tell I love apples–especially if they are smothered in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon?
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I also love pumpkin.  In fact, I’m not sure which I love more, apple pie or pumpkin…LOL.
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I’m going to share one of my original favorite recipes for Apple Pie.  I developed this recipe over the years and it has become a family favorite. I visit my dad and stepmom for Thanksgiving every year and always bring pies made totally from scratch, and using recipes I’ve either developed on my own or have been passed down from my grandmother.
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Sara’s Caramel Pecan Apple Pie
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*Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
*Prepare dough (or use pre-made) for two 9in deep dish crusts.
*Peel and slice 6lbs of Apples and set a side. (I use a combination of Rome, Granny Smith, Red Delicious, Macintosh, and just about anything else)
*Mix together in large bowl:
**1 cup melted butter
**1 cup of brown sugar
**1/2 cup white sugar
**4 tablespoons of flour
**1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (or 2 teaspoons if you do not use nutmeg)
**1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (optional–but increase cinnamon to 2 teaspoons)
**Dash of salt
**1/2 cup caramel icecream toping
*Pour over apples and toss until coated.
*Divide between prepared crusts and cover Pecan Caramel toping (recipe below).
*Bake until golden brown–about 1 hour.
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Pecan Caramel crumb toping (to be used if not covered with dough top)
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*Mix together until crumbly in large bowl:
**1 1/2 cup of flour (add additional until mixture is crumbly and not doughy)
**1 cup of brown sugar
**1/4 cup of melted butter
**1/4 cup chopped pecans
**1/4 cup of caramel ice cream topping
*Divide and cover apples in pie dishes.
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Do you have any favorite recipes that you make every fall?
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Now for a fun announcement!
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My current release A Hunter’s Blade is currently FREE on Amazon until November 11!!!!

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BLURB:

Brigit Wolfe, a born werewolf, hasn’t killed a human in over a hundred years, although now, she wonders if the animal attacking people in Silver Creek, Colorado, isn’t her. But she might have bigger problems when her cowboy neighbor, Austin Calhoun, ambles into her bar. Austin hasn’t been a vampire for long, but he is determined to prove to himself that he’s worthy of his hunter’s dagger. Brigit’s rare beauty and blade-sharp tongue enchants him. She ignites a passion he thought was dead, but is she the killer his master sent him to destroy? During Austin’s investigation regarding Brigit’s involvement in the deaths, an old crime surfaces connected to her human best friend. These two immortal enemies have to join forces to solve the mystery before someone else dies. But can they survive the heat of their own desire?

EXCERPT:

She stopped in front of him and growled, “Let’s get something established about werewolves. There are two kinds. The lesser wolves who are made. And the Lykan who are born. I’m not one of the degenerates. I was born a Lykan in 1647. The first child of Valeriu and Elena. I’m an alpha and you are nothing more than a fledgling just hatched.”

He broke free of her power by drawing on his own. When he moved toward her, Austin held his hands to his side, ready to grab the hunter’s dagger sheathed inside his jacket. His fangs had long ago descended ready for a fight. “I don’t really give a flying fuck whether you were made, born, or hatched.”

When the energy of Brigit’s power touched him again, he pulled the silver blade. “I want to know if you’re the one preying on these people.”

Her eyes widened and she backed up a step as he approached. “I told you I didn’t attack those humans. I haven’t killed a mortal in over a hundred years. How many innocents have you snacked on tonight? How many of them did you want to kill?”

“I don’t hurt my prey,” he said through clenched teeth. He’d never let her know battling the beast within every feeding was the hardest thing he’d ever done. “If you didn’t kill those people then you have nothing to worry about. Best way to figure out who did is by working together.” He put the sliver blade away, and his fangs retracted.

“What do you have planned?”

Austin didn’t miss the slight quiver in her voice. “We begin with you telling me everything you remember from those nights you became the big, bad wolf.”

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43 thoughts on “Autumn Harvest Blog Hop

  1. Pingback: Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop | Romance Writer Sara Walter Ellwood

  2. Jennifer Lowery says:

    Yum! This sounds delicious! Every fall I make a pumpkin roll and pumpkin cookies! Oh, and can’t forget the apple cider 🙂 Congrats on the new release!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    jennyrlowery(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. The book looks great as well as the recipe. Now I’m looking around to see who I can talk into making it because I personally avoid the kitchen at all cost 🙂
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  4. Sheri Fredricks says:

    With the windows shut to keep the cold air out, the tantalizing aromas of kitchen cooking stay in. This is one thing I like about auturmn. 🙂

  5. The recipe sounds amazing, thank you! Caramel, pecan, apple, pie – how could you go wrong? My favorite thing about autumn is the crisp, fresh air, that scent only autumn has. melissa(at)melissa-fox(dot)com

  6. Veronika says:

    Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It’s just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. April says:

    I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!

    grapeapril75(at)gmail(dot)com

    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

  8. Eva says:

    That recipe sounds amazing!

    I always like to make stuffed acorn squash every fall

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. micheleann oboyle says:

    i love pumpkin pie and all of the pumpkins when autumn rolls around autumn is my favorite time of year thanks for the chance to win i grabbed your hunters blade book cause it is defintly my type of read so thanks for the freebe angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

  10. Urb says:

    I love pecans and apples, so that pie sounds delicious! When the weather cools down, I make my Seven-Pepper Chili. Or maybe 8 or 9 pepper. One time it was 12 pepper. I buy one of every fresh pepper in the grocery store, and even a couple of the dried. (Except habanero!) I mince then and sauté them in olive oil….etc.! Very tasty, with sweet, hot, mild, smoked peppers blending. Tasty! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  11. JanD says:

    Fall means pumpkin to me. I like apples too but since I eat them almost daily it’s not as special as pumpkin.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  12. Mer says:

    Yum. I love pecan pie and apple pie, so this sounds delicious! There’s nothing better than a pie recipe and a book to read while it’s baking. I’ll have to check out A Hunter’s Blade!
    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  13. belindaegreen says:

    OOOh that apple pie looks wonderful. I am keeping and trying that receipe…yum!
    My fav is sweet potato pie. i only make it for the holidays. I must say it gets rave reviews. I love it…a lot …groan…so only make it then. Thanks for the opportunity to share.

  14. Jo says:

    I find I bake everything more in the fall – but especially apple pies when there are so many types of apples to choose from. Thanks for the recipe and being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  15. Renee B says:

    My favorite thing about Autumn/Fall is the changing color of the leaves, orange, yellow, red, even purple. They are so pretty. My least favorite thing is raking up those pretty leaves. LOL I love to curl up by the fire and read a hot romance book on a cold fall evening. Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
    reneebennett35 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. Kaci Verdun says:

    I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating with friends and family! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  17. Beckey says:

    Yeah I do … and it has been a requested by family to continue:

    Pumpkin Cheese Cake (Basic Cheesecake recipe and add a can of pumkin and bit more of sour cream and cream cheese…done)

    Beckey

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

  18. Carla says:

    Thanks for joining in the hop. It was great to be introduced to your work.
    My favorite part about autumn is that the cool weather gives me the perfect excuse to keep my oven full of yummy deliciousness that I really can’t do during two of the three other seasons. I love the feeling of being able to have yummy stuff baking while I nestle in with a good read.
    planterofhope(at)aol(dot)com

  19. Tina B says:

    My hubby would love your recipe! I am not a fan of pecans, though I do love apple pie. My favorite is a Turtle Pumpkin Pie without the pecans. 😉
    Thank you for the chance to read one of your stories!
    trb0917 at gmail.com

  20. I love all things pumpkiny to eat and drink! I also love the leave changing color here in the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    thanks for the giveaway
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

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