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!


Angela Brown said...

YAY! Congrats on the book coming out and so many wonderful Happy Birthday wishes to Elana :-)

Miranda Hardy said...

Congrats to Angela on Chaste! Happy Birthday to Elana. Great day to celebrate!

Angela said...

Bethany, thank you for posting this! And the chocolate chip cookie recipe looks delicious. :-)

Amie Borst said...

oh wow - i had no idea you were related to angela. small world! happy birthday elana and congrats angela! wishing the best to all of you :)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Wow! That's a lot of awesome. Congrats to Angela!

Diana said...

Chaste sounds very interesting! Congratulations to your friend Angela. And thanks for this chance to win a copy of Shifting!

Jemi Fraser said...

All kinds of awesome!

Happy birthday to Elana! Congrats to Angela - intriguing premise for a book! :)

Unknown said...

Congrats Angela on getting your book published!! it looks really good :). Happy B-Day to Elena Johnson. hope you have a wonderful birthday :). And Happy holidays :)

Rhapsody Phoenix said...

Its been a while, just stopped in to say hi, hello and to wish you a fabulous week.


Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Happy Birthday (again) to Elana. It looked like she had some smashing breakfast today. :)

Bethany, I forgot Angela was your cousin. She is a wonderful writer!

G. B. Miller said...

Interesting premise.

I too just wanted to stop by and say hi.


BTW, if anyone is interested, my avatar is the cover of my debut adult fantasy/erotica novel entitled "Line 21".

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, interesting. There are two chocolate chips recipes in a row, but I can spot the chemistry differences already with melting the butter. I will have to try them side by side!

And definitely interested in your book, too.

Susan said...

I've already got a copy of SHIFTING, so I don't need to be entered in the contest. I just wanted to say that I'm super excited you have a new book coming out. It sounds like a good one :)

Merry Christmas!

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