Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Yes. These are as delicious as they look! Heavy and yummy!!! I got this recipe off of the Food Network website, submitted by Sunny Anderson (thank you Sunny!!!) although I have made some alterations of my own. My daughter and I made them last night. YUM! RED VELVET CREAM CHEESE SWIRLED BROWNIES!
Here is the recipe, and I hope you have a great Valentines Day!!!
1 stick butter, melted 1 tsp. vinegar
1 cup sugar 2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
pinch salt
1 oz. bottle red food coloring
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Spray an 8x8 inch square pan with PAM or Bakers Pride. Set aside.
BROWNIE LAYER: In a small pain or microwave safe dish, melt butter. Remove butter to mixing bowl and add sugar, vanilla, cocoa powder, salt, food coloring, and vinegar, in that order, mixing between additions. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and stir into the cocoa mixture. Fold in the flour until combined. Reserve 1/4 cup of batter, then pour remaining batter into prepared baking pan.
CREAM CHEESE LAYER: Blend together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla in a medium bowl. Gently spread the layer on top of the brownie batter in the pan. Dollop the reserved batter over the cream cheese layer. Drag a knife through the dollops, swirling with the cream cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and cool completely before cutting (I put in the fridge).

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Okay, guys! Here are the winners! GI, BriBri2008, and ZOE! Congrats on winning a Pink Book! :) Email me your mailing addresses at hauntedromances@yahoo.com and I will send these right out!

Thanks to everyone for commenting, and check back here and on my FB for more contest opportunities between now and Release Day, March 6!!!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blog Contest for EVENTIDE!!

Wasssup!!??!!! The release of Eventide is getting closer and closer! March 6 is Release Day! BUT--I have in my possession THE PINK BOOK: The bound, uncorrected proofs of the full Eventide novel! Wanna win one? I will give away THREE of these books! Between now and Sunday night (AFTER SUPERBOWL OF COURSE!) at 11pm EASTERN TIME, leave a comment ONCE and I will randomly choose the winners and ANNOUNCE it HERE. Please only comment if you're truly interested (as I've had commenters in the past who have won and never claimed their book--as in never emailed me their address!) in winning a copy of this uncorrected bound EVENTIDE. Thanks and GOOD LUCK!!!! AND...if you haven't checked out my BIG KINDLE FIRE CONTEST, do so now. All you have to do is sign up for my Newsletter! That's IT! If you've already done so in the past, you are already ENTERED! Make sure you read the rules, though!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Hey Everyone! It's been a while but I've been crazy busy with LIFE! I wrapped up the third book in The Dark Ink Chronicles, my daughter graduated from HS (and all that goes with that, ie party at the house!) and spent three weeks in Scotland! Now I'm scrambling to get my daughter situated at college (sob!) and working on some new projects!

Check out my new cover for the third book in my Savannah Vampires series, EVENTIDE. COOL!!! And there's me in the Highlands, in heather and gorse! The heather was just starting to bloom, so looking a little dull but I STILL LOVE IT!!! And yes--it was COLD!

NEWS: While in Scotland my friend and fabulous agent, Deidre Knight, sold my Young Adult Scottish Ghost Mystery Romance, FOREVERMORE, to SCHOLASTIC BOOKS!!!! EXCITEMENT GALORE!!!! I will be writing for Scholastic under my previous pen name, Cindy Miles, and am in the process of updating my website. Check it out! www.cindy-miles.com . I'm SUPER excited about this project!!!! And will have bits and updates for it soon!

Meanwhile, book 2 of The Dark Ink Chronicles, EVERDARK, released the day I left for Scotland!!! (June 7th!) If you've ventured to buy it, I hope you've enjoyed!

My pal, author LEAH MARIE BROWN, has released her FABULOUS French Romantic Mystery, SILENCE IN THE MIST. Leah knows her French history and pens a powerful and intriguing tale that will make you flip the pages as fast as your eyes can capture the words! Check out her website! www.wix.com/leahmariebrown/home#!novels She also has a fabulously fun blog and is a phenomenal photographer--you'll want to check out her pics! She also went with me to Scotland and we had a BLAST!!!!!!

In between trying to get my daughter squared away at college (SOB!!) I'm presently working on some new material to follow The Dark Ink Chronicles. I've a few ideas in mind, so fingers crossed my publisher likes one of them! Will update!

MEANWHILE...Savannah is nice and hot and muggy! When I returned from Scotland I craved two things that, as much as I LOVE and ADORE Scotland, they just don't have or do right: SALSA and GREEN BOILED PEANUTS. We stopped at the store on the way home from the airport, I bought all the STUFF to make my salsa and a HUGE bag of peanuts to boil (for those un-schooled in this art of eating, you boil a LOT of peanuts with a LOT of SALT!) and I ate like a HOG for several days. OINK!!! It was GOOD!!!

But hands down, Scotland has the BEST fried haddock and chips (with yummy vinegar and BROWN SAUCE!) ever!

All for now! I hope everyone's enjoying their summer! I will upload some more Scotland pics soon!

Peace out!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Live Chat TONIGHT!

Hey guys! I'm chatting LIVE with my super-duper agent, Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency TONIGHT, 9PM EST! Stop by and say hello! There will be some books to give away! Also, if you entered the Tybee Island Dream Getaway contest, the winner will be announced!!!! www.knightagency.net At the bottom of the home page, click the MORE button and find the Chat link!

Looking forward to saying HI!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chat Rescheduled!!!

For those interested in the author/agent chat with my super agent Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency and myself, due to the terrible storms the southeast has been getting, we've had to cancel tonight's chat and reschedule for NEXT Thursday at 9pm Eastern time! Follow the same links!

See ya there!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Check out Author Leah Marie Brown!!!

No one writes French Historicals better than my pal, Leah Marie Brown! Her debut novel, Silence in the Mist, is breathtaking!! It releases July 7, 2011 everywhere books are sold! Isn't this a GORGEOUS cover? DROOL!!!!

She also has a fantastic Scottish short story in The Mammoth Book of Scottish Romance called After the Gloaming. FABULOUS! That's out NOW!

Check out her website for back cover blurb of Silence in the Mist: http://www.wix.com/leahmariebrown/home#!

Leah's also a FINE photographer and has traveled to many cool places (we're headed to Scotland in June!). Enjoy the pics!