Monday, November 9, 2015

Catherine Mesick's PURE Series Blitz & Giveaway

Some secrets just can’t stay hidden...
Enter to win Fabulous Fall Reading! 

Book One


Pure
by Catherine Mesick
Series: Pure - Book 1
Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Scofflaw Publishing
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Print Length: 275 pages
Available from: Amazon


 
Sixteen-year-old Katie Wickliff lives quietly in the small town of Elspeth's Grove, unaware of the troubled past that forced her grandmother to flee Russia with her when Katie was only a child. When people in the town begin to disappear, and Katie's own home is attacked by a terrifying creature, Katie and her grandmother return to Russia to find answers.

Pursuing them is the handsome William – who just might be a vampire. Katie discovers that William is indeed partially a vampire, but he is also one of the Sidh, an ancient clan whose members are gifted with great power – a clan to which Katie's long-deceased mother also belonged.

Soon, Katie discovers that her mother's seemingly natural death was actually murder, and she is forced to confront the question she wants to face the least: Is William her otherworldly protector, or is he the dark creature who killed her mother eleven years ago?


http://tometender.blogspot.com/2015/10/pure-by-catherine-mesick-pure-series-1.html 
Pure (Pure Series, #1)

 Book Two


Firebird

by Catherine Mesick
Series: Pure - Book 2
Publication Date: January 3, 2014
Publisher: Scofflaw Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 377 pages
Available from: Amazon
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Sixteen-year-old Katie Wickliff wants nothing more than to settle into a quiet life with her cursed beloved, William. But both Katie's past—and William's—are far too troubled to allow them to live in peace. Shortly after Katie discovers that a shadowy figure has placed a price on her head—and that a pack of vampires is out to collect the reward—William disappears, leaving Katie alone and unprotected.

Separated from her true love and surrounded on all sides by danger, Katie must find out who it is that hunts her—before her life is claimed.

Book Three


 Dangerous Creatures
By Catherine Mesick
Series: Pure - Book 3
 
 Publication Date: June 20, 2015
Publisher: Scofflaw Publishing
Genre: YA Fantasy
Print Length: 403 pages
Available from: Amazon
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When sixteen-year-old Katie Wickliff runs across a vampire with a silver stake through his heart, she knows trouble is starting in her quiet hometown. And when a mysterious correspondent starts leaving her messages of warning, Katie learns that trouble has arrived: vampires are disappearing, and Katie is getting the blame.

She soon learns that matters are even worse than she feared: an ancient and invincible vampire known as the Hunter has been released from his tomb, and his mission is to capture Katie.

William, her true love, wants her to seek a safe haven, but Katie knows she cannot do that. Famous for always catching his prey, the Hunter will never stop once he is on her trail.

Forced to flee her home to protect her loved ones, and pursued by rogue vampires, Katie must find a way to stop the unstoppable Hunter—before she becomes his latest—and greatest—prize.



 
Book Four 
Ghost Girl - Coming Soon! 
 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner,

Catherine Mesick shares the PERFECT

Traditional Fall Dessert

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! I love seeing family and friends and sitting down to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. And my favorite part of the dinner has always been the desserts—whenever someone asks me if I want pumpkin or apple pie, I always say both! Of course, I also love the other assorted pies, cakes, and cookies that make their way onto the dessert table. One of my favorite 'alternative' desserts for Thanksgiving is a good old-fashioned rice pudding. Creamy, sweet, and comforting, rice pudding pairs well with pie, and it can be served warm or chilled.

I'd like to share my favorite recipe for rice pudding—it's a quick and easy one!

Rice Pudding (makes 4 servings)

Ingredients:

¾ cup white rice (uncooked)

1 ½ cups water

1 ½ cups milk

½ cup milk (you do want two separate measures of milk!)

⅓ cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Directions:

1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Once boiling, add rice and cover. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.

2. Once rice is cooked, combine cooked rice, 1 ½ cups milk, sugar, and salt in a clean saucepan. Cook on a low boil over medium heat, stirring often, until mixture is thick and creamy, about 15-20 minutes.

3. Stir in the remaining ½ cup milk and beaten egg. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring continuously.

4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

You can also add a ½ teaspoon of nutmeg or cinnamon, or dress it up with raisins or chocolate chips. You can also make the recipe a little healthier by using brown rice—just make sure the brown rice is thoroughly cooked. And I've also had success using skim milk in place of whole or 2%. So, have fun with this recipe—add any variations you like—and have a very happy Thanksgiving!

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26 comments:

  1. My favorite Thanksgiving/Fall Dessert? LOL! If it contains ANY of the following, I'm in: pumpkin, homemade whipped cream, chocolate, caramel, fruit, and about a bazillion calories, it is my favorite...I'm definitely trying Catherine's Rice Pudding recipe...I lost mine!

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  2. My favorite Fall recipe is for homemade hot chocolate!

    The recipe makes a huge amount ^_^

    4 cups non-fat dry milk
    1 &1/2 cup dry cocoa powder (not quick)
    1 cup non dairy coffee creamer
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 bag mini marshmallows
    mix in large container

    use 3/4 tsp of mix per cup

    Happy Sipping!

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    1. Thank you! What a fabulous way to ward off winter chills and get that necessary MDR of chocolate!

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    2. Delicious! I just tried your recipe, Michelle. It's perfect for a chilly fall morning :)

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  3. My new favorite is homemade caramel for caramel apples that my husband made the other day. It had a buttery goodness that was almost Werthers Original tast like. I normally love Strawberry or Blueberry Crumb cake. The Strawberries are not too sweet this time of year and makes the cake less sweet and more tart to contrast well with the crumb topping.

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  4. I call it Apple Pie Crack but it is just a home made regular apple pie from Delicious Orchards, 320 NJ-34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722. One of the best apple pies I've ever had.

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    1. I think we need to test it!

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    2. The next time I'm in NJ, I think I'll need to stop by! You can't beat a great apple pie!

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  5. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, but I reckon that my favourite fall themed dessert is an apple turn over. It's essentially a ring of pastry with apple and whipped cream, with the pastry folded over into a semi circle over the fillings. It is delicious!

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    1. Sounds sinfully delicious!

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    2. Sounds wonderful! I just found a recipe for an Australian-style apple turn over online. I can't wait to try it!

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    1. YUM! Do you have the recipe?

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    2. Yes! Please share if you have the recipe :)

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  7. The books sound so wow and exciting :) I love pumpkin soup: squashed butternut with almonds, milk and spices.

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  8. Yum! That sounds wonderful! I wish I had some pumpkin soup right now Ѽ

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  9. Port Wine Trifle; just don't eat & drive.

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    1. I've found a recipe for port wine trifle...I am definitely trying it over the holidays :)

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  10. Port wine trifle sounds really good! I've never had it before. I think I'll have to go look up a recipe :)

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  11. Oooooh I would love to read these books. Goegeous blog cover!!!

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  12. Oooooh I would love to read these books. Goegeous blog cover!!!

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  13. We don't celebrate thanksgiving in South Africa but I love to make Malva pudding when the family gets together.

    Recipe
    2tbl spoons butter
    125ml sugar
    1 large egg
    15ml apricot jam
    4ml bicarb
    125ml milk
    250ml flour
    15ml vinegar

    Cream butter and sugar together.
    Add egg and appricot jam
    Mix milk and bicarcb together and add to mixture
    Seave flour and add to mixture
    Add vinegar and mix well
    Bake by 180° for about 35min.

    Sauce
    125ml butter
    180g milk
    180ml sugar
    60ml water
    1 teaspoon venilla escence
    Cook in one pot together until butter melts and sause is hot.
    Prick pudding with a fork.
    Pour sauce over pudding.
    Eat with ice cream/cream/custard

    Enjoy!!!

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  14. We don't celebrate thanksgiving in South Africa but I love to make Malva pudding when the family gets together.

    Recipe
    2tbl spoons butter
    125ml sugar
    1 large egg
    15ml apricot jam
    4ml bicarb
    125ml milk
    250ml flour
    15ml vinegar

    Cream butter and sugar together.
    Add egg and appricot jam
    Mix milk and bicarcb together and add to mixture
    Seave flour and add to mixture
    Add vinegar and mix well
    Bake by 180° for about 35min.

    Sauce
    125ml butter
    180g milk
    180ml sugar
    60ml water
    1 teaspoon venilla escence
    Cook in one pot together until butter melts and sause is hot.
    Prick pudding with a fork.
    Pour sauce over pudding.
    Eat with ice cream/cream/custard

    Enjoy!!!

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    1. Malva pudding sounds delicious! Thanks very much for sharing the recipe :) I can't wait to make this!

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