What a great time we had during Series Week. Great comments and new authors/series for me to investigate and read. Winner of Primal Red is yganoe! Congratulations and thanks to everyone who commented. Two cover artists I forgot to mention were Catt Ford and April Martinez! Love their covers too! Next contest up will be JL Langley week in October to celebrate the release of My Regelence Rake with a series recap, a author spotlight and a book contest for that novel. Plus I will be participating in the Halloween Blog Hop so stay tuned.
Meanwhile Maryland’s rollercoaster weather ride continues. We hit another record yesterday. The coldest July day temp ever recorded. We had a high of 71 degrees F yesterday. This on top of 6 more records, mostly for heat. Hottest 100 degree days in a row, hottest day, hottest night…and then the coldest day? All in the same month? Climate change, people! It’s real!
So anyhow, back to the week ahead. I have been reading some really great books of late, and my review of one of them, Ariel Tachna’s Fallout will be posted on Tuesday. You don’t want to miss this book. So lets get to all the books being reviewed this week:
Monday: Country Mouse by Amy Lane and Aleksandr Voinov
Tuesday: Fallout by Ariel Tachna
Wednesday: Notice Series by M. F. Raiya
Thursday: Pricks and Pragmatism by J. L. Merrow
Friday: Reaping Shadows by Jamieson Wolf
Saturday: Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino
Now for the summer cocktail of the week. Nope, still not cooking, more summer cocktails to come:
Sidecar (light, tasty, and packs a punch):
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
1 lemon wedge
3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) Cognac
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Cointreau or other Triple Sec orange liqueur
1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) fresh lemon juice
1 cup ice
Spread superfine sugar on small plate. Rub lemon wedge halfway around rim of chilled martini or coupe glass. Dip moistened side of glass in sugar to lightly coat outside rim of glass. Set aside.
In cocktail shaker, combine Cognac, Cointreau, and lemon juice. Add ice and shake vigorously until well chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into prepared martini or coupe glass and serve.