Thursday, October 15, 2015

The Case of World's First Simultaneous Google+/Facebook A KILLER NECKLACE Launch Party!

This Saturday, Oct 17, 2015, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST

On a computer or mobile device near you!
 
You—plus as many guests as you want to invite—are invited to chat with authors and win e-books at the Google+ (http://ow.ly/T8ldP) side of the launch of Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St-Pierre's A KILLER NECKLACE: Fashionation with Mystery Book 2.

Doesn't matter if you have or haven't read A PURSE TO DIE FOR: Fashionation with Mystery Book 1. In fact, that first mystery in the series will certainly be one of the prizes.

At this party, chat with Cynthia but also chat with and ask questions of special guest mystery/suspense authors 'appearing' from around the world:
1:30 p.m. Lorna Gray (Italy)—author of FINDING DAYLIGHT
2:00 p.m. Patti Phillips (U.S.A.)—author of KERRIAN'S NOTEBOOK
2:30 p.m. Nanci Pattenden (Canada)—author of DEATH ON DUCHESS STREET

Sara Onnebo (Sweden)—author of VARGEN I TULISAARI will drop in if/when she can.

Cheryl Kaye Tardif (Canada)—author of DIVINE INTERVENTION will also drop in if/when she can. Cheryl is definitely offering her international best-selling e-book as a prize!

Now for the 'simultaneous' part. Meet Cynthia's friend and co-author Melodie Campbell at the Facebook side of the launch party here:
http://ow.ly/TpTG7. More authors, more books, more giveaways!
 
Becki
 
PS Cynthia says, "If on-line Google+ event technology is new to you, don't worry, it's new to me too. We'll slay it!"
 
PPS Yes, A KILLER NECKLACE is available now from Amazon, Google Play, Kobo and Smashwords. See the sidebar for all the links!      

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Case of Red Pepper Soup (Trick or Treat)

First the Treat

Picture update for Red Pepper Soup above.

Now the Trick

I heat it up right in the blender!

Yeah!

I have one of those high-speed blenders that has a soup function. The concept is that the blades are whirring so fast they create heat.

How do I avoid warming the soup above 118ºF?

Very carefully.

I have this battery-operated electronic meat thermometer that I bought at Ikea and the probe is at the end of a long, thin conduit. I hang the probe into the blender by the conduit and I secure it with the blender lid so that there is NO WAY the probe can descend into the blades. (This is not in any way condoned by Ikea.)

Too much information that I also wrap part of the conduit in masking tape so that I don't get it covered in Red Pepper Soup? Anyway...

CAUTION! WARNING!

This is important—did you read the above suggestions with extreme care?

I even hold on to the conduit while I'm blending because blenders create vortexes like tornadoes, don't they?

Becki

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