Halloween Meringue Cookies

A quick and easy Halloween treat that would be great for any party.



2  egg whites

1/4  teaspoon cream of tartar

1/8   teaspoon salt

1/2  cup sugar

1/4  teaspoon vanilla extract


Sprinkles (optional)

melted chocolate for dipping, (optional)



Heat oven to 200°F. Grease 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray. In small bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until foamy. On high speed, add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until sugar is dissolved, meringue is glossy and very stiff peaks form. Beat in extract.

Use disposable decorating bag or gallon-size food storage plastic bag with 1/2-inch hole cut in one bottom corner of bag (if desired, fit large star tip in decorating bag or in hole of plastic bag). Spoon meringue into bag; twist top of bag to seal. Squeeze bag to pipe meringue into bone shapes or 1-inch puffs onto cookie sheets.

Bake on middle oven rack 2 hours. Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 5 minutes

Optional- dip in chocolate then add sprinkles for a holiday theme cookie

TIP- if you want to be sure sugar dissolved, turn mixer off take the mix and place it on your finger, with your thumb and pointer finger feel the mix, if it is grainy mix again until you feel it is smooth.



New Release: The Royal Marine

Title: The Royal Marine
Series: The Sin Bin, Book 4
Genre: Gay Romance
Release Date: October 14, 2017
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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 On sale for half price! 
Who keeps the Royal Marine’s heart safe when he’s running headlong into danger?
Akash Robinson fuses his Indian and British heritage into his baked creations. His life is all things sugar and spice, especially when a blind date leads him to the older military man of his dreams. Family, friends, and an unwanted admirer all threaten both his sanity and his budding romance.
Hamish Ross carries the names of his lost soldiers on his back. He takes his work seriously with no time for love. All it takes is one impulsive kiss to lead him into uncharted romantic waters.
When a sarcastic baker mixes with a stoic alpha marine, who will come out on top when the flour settles?
The Royal Marine is book four in Dahlia Donovan’s international bestselling gay romance series, The Sin Bin. Each one features hot rugby players and the men who steal their hearts.
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Other Books in The Sin Bin Series
The Wanderer
Book 1
The Caretaker
Book 2
Dahlia Donovan wrote her first romance series after a crazy dream about shifters and damsels in distress. She prefers irreverent humour and unconventional characters. An autistic and occasional hermit, her life wouldn’t be complete without her husband and her massive collection of books and video games.

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Available Now: Dressed To Kill: An Antique Hunters Mystery 5

In 1865, Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker, conspired to change the course of the Civil War. Crossing lines between North and South, the band of conspirators wove a plan that remained undiscovered for more than 150 years until Antique Hunter Anne Hillstrom finds one of Keckley’s gowns. She and fellow Antique Hunter CC Muller unravel the mystery that has left a trail of dead bodies, leading to the doorstep of their antique store, Great-Aunt Sybil’s Attic.

Dressed to Kill is the fifth book in the Antique Hunters Mystery Series. Rooted in history, the series reimagines real-life events blurring the line between fact and fiction.

With a passion for shopping and antiques, Vicki Vass turned in her reporter’s notebook to chronicle the adventures of Anne and CC, two antique hunters who use their skills to solve a murder case.

Award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Vicki Vass has written more than 1,400 stories for the Chicago Tribune as well as other commercial publications including Home & Away, the Lutheran and Woman’s World. Her science fiction novel, Eleven: 1, draws on her experience in Sudan while writing about the ongoing civil war for World Relief.


Blog Tour Zoe’s Mates

Zoe’s Mates
By Izzy Szyn

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Previously released under the title Sexual Healing in the Coming In Hot Boxed Set. 

Zoe’s Mates has been edited with some new material. 
Paramedic Zoe Whitaker is set to become engaged to Saratoga Falls Hospital’s Chief of Staff Derek Barnes. But when his twin brother Liam returns with his lover Brent Taylor, Zoe begins to think she’s with the wrong twin. 

Liam and Brent came back from Ravana for one reason only, to claim Zoe Whitaker.

The minute they walked in the bakery, Zoe knew what was missing in her life. Them. It took a second for Zoe to realize that Liam was with Brent. Inside she was jumping up and down, her head reminded her that they left without even saying goodbye. “Liam?” It wasn’t fair, thought Zoe, that he looked even better than he did before. “What are you doing here?” A sexual hunger started to awaken inside her. Her pulse started to race, which was stupid. They probably just wanted to catch up. “As soon as you left the hospital, I called him,” Brent admitted. “I couldn’t stay away,” Liam admitted. Opening his arms, “Come here.” Zoe could hear people talking around her. She didn’t care, she was home, in Liam’s arms. The only thing missing was Brent’s arms. “Quit hogging her,” protested Brent.

About the Author: 
New York Times Bestselling Author Izzy Szyn was born in May of 2014 when a friend dared her to write. Born and raised in Detroit, Mi. Izzy now lives in Oklahoma City with her furchild Misty, the friendliest Chihuahua/Terrier you will ever meet. Currently works in a call center, where she writes in between phone calls.
Izzy loves to keep in touch with her readers. Email her at izzyszyn@gmail.com.

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New Release


Title: The Bunny and The Billionaire
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance
Hardworking Australian nurse Ben Adams inherits a substantial sum and decides to tour Europe. In Monaco, the home of glamour and the idle rich, he meets French billionaire playboy Léo Artois. After getting off on the wrong foot—as happens when one accuses a stranger of being part of the Albanian mafia—their attraction blazes. Léo, born to the top tier of society, has never known limits, and Ben, used to budgeting every cent, finds it difficult to adjust to not only Léo’s world, but also the changes wealth brings to his own life.
As they make allowances for each other’s foibles, Ben gradually appreciates the finer things, and Léo widens his perspective. They both know one thing: this is not a typical holiday romance, and they’re not ready to say goodbye.

From Ben and Léo’s
first “official” date, the day after they meet:
“Let’s eat here,” he
said quickly. “I haven’t tried the restaurant yet, but I saw the menu and it
looks good.”
Léo smiled in a way
that made Ben’s stomach feel funny, and in short order they were at the mostly
open-air restaurant on the roof level, greeted effusively by a man who seated
them at what Ben was sure was the best table in the place, shaded yet with an
uninterrupted view of the Mediterranean.
If he hadn’t been so
stupidly nervous, Ben would have soaked it up.
The maître d’hôtel left
them, replaced by an eager waiter who asked what they wanted to drink. Léo shot
Ben a wicked glance, his lips curving, and Ben’s face went hot.
“Sparkling water,” Léo
told the waiter. “Then perhaps wine later.” The man left, and Ben smiled
gratefully at Léo.
“Thank you,” he said.
“And thank you for being so good about last night. I know I made a bit of a
fool of myself.”
“Not at all,” Léo said
gallantly. “You were charming.”
Ben laughed outright.
“I wouldn’t have called it that, but hey, your description sounds better than
mine. Anyway, I drank too much of that incredible champagne, and you were
really nice. So thanks.”
Léo’s expression was
warm and approving. “I’m glad you enjoyed the champagne, and it was my pleasure
to spend the evening with you. We would not be here now otherwise.”
Ben’s face went hot
again, and he buried it in his menu. He felt awkward, even more than usual, and
desperately wanted the loosening effects of alcohol. Maybe he should have
ordered a drink, after all, but he didn’t want Léo to think he was a lush.
on, Ben. You don’t need alcohol to talk to the billionaire playboy son of a



Louisa Masters started reading romance much earlier than her mother thought she should. While other teenagers were sneaking out of the house, Louisa was sneaking romance novels in and working out how to read them without being discovered. She’s spent most of her life feeling sorry for people who don’t read, convinced that books are the solution to every problem. As an adult, she feeds her addiction in every spare second, only occasionally tearing herself away to do things like answer the phone and pay bills. She spent years trying to build a “sensible” career, working in bookstores, recruitment, resource management, administration, and as a travel agent, before finally conceding defeat and devoting herself to the world of romance novels.
Louisa has a long list of places first discovered in books that she wants to visit, and every so often she overcomes her loathing of jet lag and takes a trip that charges her imagination. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she whines about the weather for most of the year while secretly admitting she’ll probably never move.

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Acorn Donuts

I love making treats for school.  Acorn donuts are a simple treat that look cute and can be made quickly with just a few items.  I use Nutella, but if allergies are a problem, melted chocolate or even chocolate frosting can be used.

Happy Fall!!


You will need:

Jar of Nutella, if allergies are a concern you can also use chocolate frosting

1 box glazed or plain donut holes

fall theme sprinkles, if you can’t find any crushed peanuts can also be used.

pretzel sticks

(the list is not exact measurements, because you can make as little or as many as you need)


Microwave a heaping tablespoon of Nutella (or frosting) in microwave for 10 seconds.

Dip a donut hole into the warmed Nutella

Break a pretzel stick in half and place inside the donut in the middle of the Nutella

Now, sprinkle fall sprinkles over the Nutella.