We're already entering the second month of the new year and it's hard to imagine it will be almost one year since I hit the publish button on my first book. Writing the first two books of the Barronlands Trilogy has been exciting, exhausting, and eye-opening. I am so grateful to all the readers, beta readers, reviewers, bloggers, and any and all others who have given so much support for my books. The final book, The Unforgiven, should be published later this year. I know it's a longer wait than with the second book but I hope you guys stick with me. We all know how time has a tendency to fly by!
So what's with the title? Well, I have to admit...I've been itching for some change. A new genre, a new age group, new characters (think NA and Romance). So, I'll be sharing my upcoming titles that will be written under the pen name C. Rosa. I'll attach a link from this blog to a new website with book info and all the other fun stuff too. Although I'll be maintaining this blog for a while, a lot of my energy will be building up the new site. I hope I don't confuse myself too much!
I'll give an update when things are up and running and I hope you guys check it out! : )
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hip hip hooray! Woot woot! Yaaaaay!
Ok. Now that I've gotten that out of my system...I'm happy and excited to say that The Forgotten is now out! It's available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! I've been away from the blog for a while now and it's because I've been slaving away with this book. I had a great time writing it and was a little emotionally exhausted at the end. But I loved every second of it!
Posted by C. C. at 5:31 AM
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Think Out Loud is a weekly meme created by Thinks Books for bloggers to be able to break out of the blogging bubble and promotes thinking outside of the box. You can use this feature to post things you ordinarily wouldn't. For example, if you usually write book reviews, step outside your comfort zone. Post a funny story, a rant, a cool pic or video, ANYTHING. Consider it a complete free for all.
This sounds like a fun way to incorporate other things I enjoy into my blog. It's also my first meme! So...I love to bake. I probably bake something fresh every other day so the house is always smelling like something delicious. Not a good place to be if you're on a diet or if you're allergic to chocolate...or have a gluten intolerance.
Here is one of my favorite pound cake recipes for my girl Paula Deen. It's alway a hit in my house and it's pretty easy to make. It says you can add lemon extract but I always add fresh lemon juice and zest. Hope you enjoy!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
3 cups sugar
6 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (you may use lemon or almond flavoring instead)
Generously grease and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Do not preheat the oven. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Alternately add flour mixture and heavy cream to butter-sugar mixture, beginning and ending with flour. Stir in flavoring.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Put into a cold oven and set the temperature to 325 degrees F. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes without opening the oven door. Bake for an additional 15 minutes if necessary. Remove from the oven and cool in pan for 15 minutes. Invert cake onto cake plate. For a real treat, serve yourself a slice while it's still warm.
Posted by C. C. at 4:38 PM
Thursday, July 5, 2012
I'm happy to say the second book of the Barronlands Trilogy [affectionately known as Book 2] is moving right along. I'll be posting, tweeting, and facebook-ing little snippets here and there. I hope you're all as excited as I am!!
The two men scoop me up from my feet and make sure not to go out of their way to be delicate about it. I fumble and try to maintain my balance as I realize just how effective my disguise really is.
Posted by C. C. at 12:23 PM