Blog Hop! Authors in Bloom

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This week I’m thrilled to be part of the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop, an amazing giveaway spanning one week and over 70 blogs. There’s an incredible grand prize—an e-reader of your choice!—as well as goodies to win at each of the stops, which are listed below.

The Giveaway

Here, the prize is a personalized advance copy of my so-new-it’s-not-even-out-yet novel, THE NEVER NEVER SISTERS, to be published June 3.

An absorbing, highly entertaining novel about family secrets, The Never Never Sisters introduces you to the strong-willed and big-hearted Reinhardt women, as they reunite one summer in New York. Gifted storyteller L. Alison Heller has written another witty and moving page-turner that will captivate readers and keep them guessing right up until the satisfying end. (Want more? Click here)

Rules for entry:
1. “Like” my facebook page and then comment below that you’ve done so.
2. Leave your email in the comments so that we know how to reach the winner for both this giveaway and the grand prize.

The tour ends on April 16th and by April 18, I’ll use to pick the winner. (US mailing addresses only, please.)

Gooey Chocolatey Recipe

I’ve been in NYC for most of my adult life and trust me—you don’t want my gardening tips! (Although I have managed to keep alive some silk flowers from IKEA for years now and they are thriving.) I do have a kitchen here in my concrete jungle, though, and can offer a recipe for the most delicious chocolatey fudge/brownies/cookie things going.(adapted from the wonderful Mark Bittman):

1 stick butter (soft)
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
pinch salt
¾ all purpose flour
1 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate
¼ cup pecans (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Line 8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and grease foil
3. Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate over a low heat. Transfer to bowl with electric mixer
4. Beat in sugar until smooth
5. Beat in egg
6. Add salt
7. Gently stir in flour, chocolate chunks and pecans
8. Pour into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes (middle should be just set—is better to undercook than overdo it)

List of Sites

To be eligible for the grand prize, make sure you visit all of the sites listed below. Have a blast—lots of excellent fun ahead—and good luck!




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14 Responses to Blog Hop! Authors in Bloom

  1. Elise-Maria Barton says:

    “Liked” your facebook page! I love participating in these blog hops~ I always come away with a longer TBR as well as new bloggers added to my Bloglovin’ feed 🙂

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

  2. Arlinda says:

    This recipe has the potential to be so addictive. Liked your fb page.

  3. Savannah miller says:

    Anything with chocolate is a must have recipe for me 🙂

  4. bn100 says:

    Sounds tasty
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  5. The chocolately treats sound delish! I liked your FB page. I enjoyed the beach pictures. I know spring just got here, but I’m kind of yearning for summer now. LOL!
    cchant86 @

  6. Judy Cox says:

    I liked you on Facebook! Thanks for the good recipe.


  7. Brandi says:

    Mmm, that recipe sounds yummy!! I love chocolate alot lol! I liked your FB page(I’m Brandi Dagwan there) =)

    Thank you for having this giveaway!! I hope you have a great day!! =)

    BLeigh1130 at yahoo dot com

  8. Karen H says:

    I liked your FB page: Karen Haas

    Love the sound of your chocolatey things! Must add it to my recipe file.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. BookAttict says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)
    Facebook: Elizabeth Hyatt

  10. Alisha Sienkiel says:

    Liked your facebook page. My facebook name: Glenn Woods

  11. Jeanette (Jeannie) Platt says:

    Thank you for being part of the hop… I liked your facebook page Jeannie Baker-Platt

  12. The brownies sound great , and I like the sound of your new book. Family is what life revolves around.

    I liked your FaceBook page and hope that you will return the favor at Nancy Arny Pi-Sunyer.

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