Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chocolate angel cake recipe


In honor of the angels in Of Love & Magic, Christina Dymock with Hungry Family has created an amazing chocolate angel cake recipe. I can't wait to try it out.


Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup egg whites (10-12 large eggs)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 ounces milk chocolate, shredded
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a metal mixing bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form and the whites are glossy. Add the vanilla and beat well.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, powdered sugar, cocoa, baking soda, salt, and shredded chocolate. Fold 1/2 cup of the powdered mixture into the egg whites. Repeat until all the flour mixture is incorporated into the eggs.
Pour batter into a non-stick angel food cake or bunt cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 -35 minutes or until cake springs back. Run a knife around the edge of the pan and invert the pan onto a funnel or cup and allow to cool for 2 hours. Remove the cake from the pan and serve with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sequel to Blog This

I had to share my new cover for the sequel to Blog This, Redeem This. The book is with the editor now. Will be available for sale the first week of February!
I need to think of a series title. So far we've got:

Love Above the Law
Tenderness and Terror
Pursuit of Fear Clean Romance Series
This and That Suspense
Badges and Romance
Love This Pursuit
Can you tell I'm really struggling? I'm starting a prequel to Blog This, Natasha and Tony's story and then a third book after Redeem This, with the FBI agent Marcus Klein as the hero. I need some kind of common theme, but not coming up with much!


Some men are beyond redemption. And Alex is one of them.

While trying to protect his sister, Alex was blackmailed and manipulated into doing heinous crimes. With theft, murder, and acts of terrorism on his resume, Alex is a man without hope. But Alex's next target comes with his own past--a beautiful ex-wife who believes Alex is more than the killer he's been made into. The road to redemption is long for someone with a blackened soul, and with lives hanging in the balance, Alex has a short deadline.

Detective Scott Bentley is the opposite of Alex. He's the good guy with his eyes set on leaving behind his days of law enforcement. But when he's asked to host agents at his secluded ranch for an FBI sting operation, Scott cannot refuse. Ivy McMahon shows up with the team, and Scott gets more than he signed up for. Not only can she hack into the any computer system, she's found a way into Scott's heart. The trouble is, Ivy's in protective custody and when the job ends, she'll disappear.

Is redemption possible for those whose lives are so scarred by the past? With danger crowding close, not even love may have a chance to redeem before it's too late.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Of Love & Magic


This was such a fun boxed set to be a part of! I never thought I'd write a fantasy, but it was delightful. I also had the opportunity to critique each of the stories and they are all fabulous. The official release is February 1st, but you can pre-order on Amazon * B&N * Kobo* iTunes
Hugs,
Cami
  • Angel in a Black Fedora, by Sherry Gammon
    Ciel Bj√∂rk died a tragic death...but she got over it. Now she works as an undercover angel, answering people’s prayers. She’s sent to the sleepy little town of Port Fare, New York to help turn Chloe’s dreams into a reality. As secrets are revealed, Ciel soon learns that things are not as simple as they seem.

  • A Wish in Her Hand, by Amberlee Day
    Professor Miri Keeler's life is perfect, and she knows just the sort of man she wants to share it with. When she meets a genie who's willing to grant her a favor, she uses her wish to get the attention of her crush, poet Jamison Arbor. But has the genie's magic missed its target? Miri suddenly has the attention of not only Jamison, but also of Alex, an attractive maintenance man. How will she know which is the right match for her, or what's real and what's magic?

  • Reality Ever After, by Cami Checketts
    Pregnant at eighteen, Sydney Richland's happily ever after is in serious peril. Her grandmother's ghost can work miracles, but she also might ruin Sydney's chances with the man of her dreams.

  • Prom Diaries, by Taylor Hart
    Sixteen-year-old Lacy O’Donnell discovers her best friend has cast a spell, putting everyone in a time loop, forcing them to relive the same four days before prom over and over. The good thing—Lacy doesn’t remember the loop. The bad thing—Drake Davis, the guy she’s been stalking, does. Only true love’s kiss can break the spell, but true love’s kiss has to happen at a precise moment. It’s not exact science…it’s exact magic.

  • What If Wish, by Lucy McConnell
    Morana is doomed to a life cataloging spells deep below the palace unless she can make her magic bloom. If her deepest wish comes true, it would open up all sorts of possibilities. The whispers that she was a fluke of nature would hush. The King would stop stalking her. Her parents would no longer live under a cloud of shame. And, Adam could look at her as more than a friend. Despite the promises magic holds, Morana will quickly learn that the thing she wishes for most, could quickly be her undoing.
Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas romance - free today

Free Today! This amazing Christmas novella is free today on Amazon. I loved this heartwarming story. It honestly made me laugh and cry.
Click here to download your free copy.


Clean Romance with a humorous bite by Amazon #1 Best Selling Author for Christian Romance Kimberley Montpetit

Ever since her high school boyfriend's death from a car accident three years earlier, Jessica Mason and her hometown of Snow Valley, Montana with all its awful memories have NOT been compatible. Running away to New Orleans on a ballet scholarship, Jessica cringes when she thinks about confronting Pastor John and the community church--she doesn't want to talk about God, not after He took Michael, the boy she was going to marry ever since third grade.

In the local scene of funky New Orleans, Jessica seeks out Madame LaBlanc, hoping Michael will absolve her of her guilt the night of the car accident in a seance, but the spirit world is silent and she fears the grief will drown her.

Finally succumbing to family pressure, Jessica reluctantly returns for Christmas - and the little town of Snow Valley does Christmas BIG. When she visits Michael’s grave in the church yard, Jessica is shocked to meet handsome James Douglas, Pastor John’s nephew, who’s studying for the ministry. No, she is NOT going to be attracted to someone who wants to be a preacher! Definitely not compatible! But James Douglas is unlike any minister-in-training she's ever met. James can not only dish back Jessica’s finely-tuned sarcasm but understands grief all too well, turning Jessica’s world upside down.

Can Jessica forgive herself for that terrible, fateful night? Can she take another risk on love?

A fast-paced romance with humor, family dynamics, Christmas, and kissing.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gabriel's Daughters

GABRIEL'S DAUGHTERS: A NOVEL BY JANET KAY JENSEN


Wrestling with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity, Gabriel’s Daughters examines them through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous Martin family. The story is told primarily through the eyes of Zina Martin, a young girl who—upon discovering she is impregnated by her “sterile” teacher and will soon be married off to a man three times her age—escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel’s Landing, Utah. Zina then embarks on a journey of self-discovery, yet she can never fully escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears and triumph, Gabriel’s Daughters reveals a moving story that not only acts as insightful social commentary but also prompts readers to re-evaluate their lives.

My Review:

First off I have to say, I love that cover. It just fits the book and I think it's beautiful.
I was already a fan of Janet's from reading Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys years ago. She writes with such heart and depth and Gabriel's Daughters is just as well-written, touching, and thought-provoking as Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys. I would highly recommend both books.

Buy it on: Amazon * WalMart * Booktopia 

A few characters from Gabriel's Daughters








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Gabriel's Daughters won the silver medal in Cultural Fiction
awarded by Readers Favorites Book Review Site

Janet Kay Jensen is the co-author of a literature-based cookbook, The Book Lover’s Cookbook: recipes inspired by great works of literature and the passages that feature them (Wenger & Jensen), and an award-winning novel, Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys.
She holds degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University and Northwestern University and worked in the education field for more than twenty years.  She has taught writing courses at the local jail and is also a volunteer literacy tutor who feels genuine panic when caught without something to read.

Janet and her husband Miles, an attorney, live a quiet life in a college town nestled in the foothills of northern Utah's Rocky Mountains. They are the parents of three grown sons: a soccer enthusiast/physician in Salt Lake City Utah; an exercise physiologist/graduate student  in Jyvaskyla,Finland; and a parachute jumper/embedded systems engineer in Berkeley, California. They have happily become grandparents of three remarkable grandchildren. 

Contact the author: 

email: janetkayjensen@gmail.com 

blog:  www.janetkayjensen.blogspot.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janet.k.jensen 

https://www.facebook.com/JanetKayJensenAuthor

Twitter: @Janet KJensen





Monday, December 15, 2014

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined

  Rough Around the EdgesAround the Edges Meets Refined (Meet Your Match #2) by Rachael Anderson For Noah Mackie, life is finally back on track. He has a great support system, a promised promotion is on its way, and he's finally getting the hang of this single father thing. But when the job falls through and his neighbor's matchmaking efforts become more aggressive, Noah is in for yet another unwanted detour. With his career and two spirited daughters to worry about, he doesn't have time for dating—especially not someone like Cassie Ellis, his girls' beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor, who is about as open and approachable as a brick wall. Rough around the Edges Meets Refined is about two people who think they know exactly what they want but who have no idea what they really need. It's about learning that people aren't always what they seem and that sometimes life’s detours take you exactly where you need to go.  

My Review:
I was so excited to have this book be about Noah and his girls. The girls were adorable as ever and it was really fun to have Emma, Sam, and Becky back in the picture. Can't wait to see who the next story is about.

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  RachaelAuthor Rachael Anderson USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Eve: In the Beginning by H.B. Moore

EVE: IN THE BEGINNING

The first love story on earth... Haunting... Lyrical... Unforgettable...

In a world where everything is perfect, yet the same day after day, Eve must decide if she wants to live forever in the garden with Adam and never know what lies beyond the walls. When she makes a choice with terrible consequences, the pain of mortality is swift. As she and Adam explore their new world, and her body changes, Eve discovers the sweetness of first love with the man who has always been at her side.


My Review:
I was enthralled by this book. I truly think every woman should read it. Can you even imagine being Eve? No mother, sisters, scriptures, Prophets, fire, shelter, the list could just keep going and going. I loved H.B. Moore's portrayal of the Biblical account of Adam and Eve. Read it. you won't be disappointed.

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Buy Eve in the Beginning - Amazon * B&N


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