Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Awesomeness In Threes

This is a pretty awesome day for three reasons. First of all,


If you don't know Elana Johnson, you should. She is the author of Possession, Surrender, and the upcoming Abandon (Simon Pulse, June 4 2013). She also has one of the best blogs ever!

Next, my cousin's wife, Angela Felsted, has a book coming out! It is called Chaste, and here is the blurb:

When he steps into his physics class on the first day of senior year, Quinn Walker is too exhausted from staying up all night with his three-month-old nephew to deal with moral dilemmas. As a devout Mormon who has vowed to wait until marriage for sex, the last thing he needs is a very hot and very sexy Katarina Jackson as his physics partner. Regrettably, he has no choice.

Kat feels invisible in her mansion of a home six months after losing her older brother in a fatal car crash and will do anything to get her parents’ attention. Since her pastor father has no love for Quinn’s “fake” religion and her ex-boyfriend refuses to leave her alone, she makes an impulsive bet with her friends to seduce her holier-than-thou lab partner by Christmas.

Now, Quinn Walker is not your average boy. He makes cookies. (Side note: my husband makes the best chocolate chip cookies EVER!) So to celebrate the release of Chaste, I am putting my husband's famous cookie recipe on here for you. 


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups Guittard or Ghirardelli semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Soften butter in microwave, and then stir it all by hand. That's the secret. ROLL into balls and bake at 375 f for 9 min.
  • Third thing, in honor of these two amazing ladies, I am giving away a signed copy of my book, SHIFTING. All you have to do is leave a comment and you are entered. So, leave a comment, and happy baking/reading/eating!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Final Twilight Movie. Thoughts?

Warning! Spoilers.

All right, I will admit I was not a big fan of the final Twilight book--Breaking Dawn. Here's my biggest complaint:

They had all the evil vampires gathered together in one place, Alice foresaw the future, and guess what? IF THE GOOD VAMPIRES AND WOLVES FOUGHT AGAINST THE BAD VAMPIRES, THE GOOD VAMPS WOULD HAVE ...

Instead, all the vampires stand on a snowy field and talk out their problems, and everyone goes home.

The end.

Well, I was thinking (hoping) the movie people would have actually let the bad guys have justice dealt to them. WRONG! The good and bad vampires talk, and then the evil, murdering, controlling, cruel vampires walk away.

The End.

So, do you agree that this is possibly the least satisfying ending to a book/movie series, or am I alone here?