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Malia Shares Yummy Dinner Roll #Recipe on the Home for the Holidays H0p #HomeHolidayHop

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Thanks to our hosts – the Romance Troupe!

We have awesome prizes! First a $450 gift card! Second a grab bag of 75 ebooks!

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It’s that time of year again…Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I already have a turkey in the freezer!

The recipe I’m going to share with you today has garnered me a ton of accolades for something SO simple. It looks fancy and tastes great, but it’s one of the easiest things you could possibly make. It’s a faker :) I’m asked to bring this places all the time.

Okay…so what is it. It’s a dinner roll variation on monkey bread baked in a bundt pan. It’s the bundt pan that gives it such great presentation.

Easy Breezy Fancy Dinner Roll Loaf

Ingredients:

one stick butter
two tubes large refrigerator biscuits (store brand fine, buttermilk flavor or other is fine)
1 – 2 tsp thyme (You can use another herb, but I’ve found thyme really works well.)

Seriously, three ingredients and the pan – how easy is that?

Here’s what you do. Heat over to 375 degrees. Melt the butter (I put it in the microwave). Pour the melted butter in the bottom of the bundt pan. Get butter all over the sides and center of the pan (I use a pastry brush). There will still be butter pooled in the bottom. Now sprinkle the thyme all over the sides and bottom of the pan. Spread it out and try not to bunch it up in one place.

Now for the biscuits. I usually take all the biscuits out and put them on a plate to help myself. There are usually ten biscuits. Remember you want the big ones.

Place the biscuits upright one by one into the pan. You may need to scoot some over but they will all fit in a standard bundt pan.

Put the pan into your 375 degree oven. It usually takes about 20 minutes to bake. The biscuits all puff up and squish together like a cake. Check with a fork for doneness. If you pull apart some biscuits and they look raw, cook longer. Having a nice crust on the outside is cool!

I usually use a round pizza pan for serving. Put the pan (or your plate) on top of the bundt pan and invert it. Shake it a little and the whole thing should come out. People can pull it apart and get a nice buttery biscuit. Don’t worry, it doesn’t really taste like refrigerator biscuits with all the butter and the herbs.

These even work great as leftovers (if there are any left!).

Eat!

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Malia Mallory Welcomes Shoshanna Evers Sharing About Successful Self-Publishing

SuccessfulCoverOn the blog today I have a wonderful guest – Shoshanna Evers! She is not only a bestselling author of erotica and erotic romance, but she also has written several great how-to books, including the one she is giving away free today!

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Thanks for letting me guest post today, Malia!

I’m offering my new non-fiction anthology Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too) as a free pdf to anyone who wants it. Just visit the new website I co-founded with my cover designer,  SelfPubBookCovers.com and you can download the whole ebook. You can read the introduction on my author website here.

If you like your books in print, it’s also available on Amazon here, where it hit the top 25 on the Business Writing Bestseller list!

Now, for fun, I’m going to list some of my favorite quotes from some of the essays in the anthology!

“’Woo-hoo! Looks like it’s gonna be another $1,000+ day! I love being a self-published author!’ I e-mailed that to Shoshanna Evers in June 2012 when we were discussing this book project, which happened to be the month my self-publishing career took me to yet another new level after I made my first book free.” — How I Make $20,000 or More a Month with my Self-Published Books by Kallypso Masters.

“With self-publishing, I’m limited only by my writing speed, editor and cover artist.  Since I write shorter works, I can (potentially) go from “The End” to published in two weeks or less and, depending on the distributor, be paid for those sales within two months. “  –We Can by Gia Blue

“ Despite the fact that you’re a self-published author, your cover should scream the opposite. If it looks like Cousin Cindy Lou did it in Microsoft Paint, no one is going to buy it. If you don’t believe me, try it. I dare you.”– The Cover: Make it Professional! by H.P. Mallory

“If the book gets on a bestseller list, more people will notice it so more people buy it, which pushes it up the list, which makes more people notice it, so more people buy it, etcetera. In other words, a popular book gets onto a bestseller list, but being on a bestseller list will increase its popularity.” —  The Business of Publishing, an interview of Shoshanna Evers by author Cara Bristol

“I was frustrated with the submission process. Each press had different requirements and then there was the waiting game all over again.” —  I Did It My Way by Liz Matis

“ Don’t give them anything but your best. Don’t rush your work or skip steps just because you can. Beyond respecting your readers, respect your work.”  — Respect Your Readers by Katriena Knights

“Regardless of how fast you write it, it’s also time spent editing, formatting, blurbing, cover art designing, marketing, and bookkeeping. Whew. Are you tired yet?” — 10, no 11 Successful Self-publishing Tips I Wish I’d Known by Heather Thurmeier

“Since I published the story one year ago, I am thrilled to report I am now able to write out a very nice check to the shelter every month.”  — A Dog, A New Genre, and a Charity by Jennifer Probst

“I wondered how hard it really was for an unknown author to break through the invisibility barrier? How many sales would a book make if no one knew about it? At heart, I am a scientist, and so I put it to the test.”  — A Tale of Two Novellas by Skye Warren

There’s more. There’s so much more. But I’m running out of space in this blog post! These are the other articles in the antho:

The Sky Is Not Falling, or Why 99-Cent Books (Probably) Won’t Take Over the World by Jackie Barbosa

Why I Love My Crazy Indie Life by Donna McDonald

How I Sold 17,000 books in Four Months by Debra Holland

David Kazzie, Before & After by David Kazzie

Twitter 101: Five Things about Twitter Authors Should Know (and Five you Don’t Know) by Valerie Bowman

Marketing by the eBook by K. Rowe

The World of a Steampunk Indie by Heather Hiestand/Anh Leod

Getting Published by Shoshanna Evers

……….And since I’m offering the book to everyone for free at SelfPubBookCover.com, you can find your own favorite quotes! Hope you enjoy the book, and please sign up for my mailing list on my website at ShoshannaEvers.com to be notified when a new book comes out!

Next up is The Enslaved Trilogy, published by Simon & Schuster’s Pocket Star imprint.

xoxo Shoshanna Evers

Sexily *Evers* After… ShoshannaEvers.com

Amazon Erotica Bestselling Author

#1 Bestseller in Authorship, Erotica Writing, and Romance Writing

THE ENSLAVED TRILOGY

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Malia Mallory Shares from The ABCs of #Erotica – F*R*E*E Story #SixSunday

Hi Readers! It’s time once again for Six Sentence Sunday. For your reading pleasure today, I’m presenting a selection from The ABCs of Erotica.

A is for Anal is available for FREE from major ebook retailers. It’s a short teaser story to help you decide if you like my writing style and heat level.

<——-Here is a preview of the new cover that I’ll be uploading!

Want a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica? Sign up for my mailing list here.

Excerpt from A is for Anal from The ABCs of Erotica

The steam picked up the jasmine scent and spread it through the air. He slid his hands through her hair and massaged her scalp with the pads of his fingers. Her skin tingled with sensation from his attentions. His fingers slipped though the strands of her hair, long and silky to the touch. Slow and thorough, he worked the lather, combing his fingers through scalp to ends. She arched toward him, silently asking for more.

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It’s a Bloghopping Summer at The ABCs of Erotica Blog – Contribute Your Thoughts for a Nook, eBooks, GCs and More!

Hello Bloghoppers!

Here are three great opportunities to win prizes and have fun. Prizes include a Nook, a 40 book gift basket, a $100 gift certificate and much more! All commenters get a free ebook from me.

Comment to win and don’t forget your email. Share your favorite characters, your tips for sex on the beach and contribute to my one-line-at-a-time story.

Just click the photos to go to my main post for each contest.

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Hot Summer Nights Erotica Bloghop – Top 5 Tips for Sex on the Beach

Hello Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Erotica Bloghop. Many thanks to our lovely hostess Skye Warren!

There are over 100 participating authors and some terrific grand prizes including a Digital Erotica Gift Basket with over 40 books and a $100 Gift Card to EdenFantasys, fun sex toy shop. See pictures of the prizes below.

All commenters on my blog will receive a FREE ebook and one lucky winner will receive two! One of my books, The ABCs of Erotica – D is for Domination, is included in the gift basket. Don’t forget to include your email.

Don’t forget to visit the other blogs in the blog hop – the linky is located below.

My post today is about sex on the beach. Please share your tips!

Top Five Tips for Sex on the Beach

You know, Dear Readers, sex on the beach is more than just an alcoholic beverage. Sex on the beach can be a wonderfully romantic adventure or an exercise in chaotic hilarity. In no particular order, here are my tips for planning your sensual rendezvous on the sand.

1. Privacy. Trust me on this one. There are few things more detrimental to the romantic mood than unexpected and unwanted guests. Pick a remote spot or a time when you will have your selected area to yourself (e.g. at night).

2. Blanket. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach towel. The sand might be lovely to walk through in bare feet, but it is quite unfriendly to certain delicate areas.

3. Shade/Sunscreen. If your interlude is planned for the daytime, you will definitely want to make sure you either find a handy palm tree or bring a beach umbrella. Sunscreen will be an absolute must for those areas inside the tan lines.

4. Hydration. There is nothing like hot sunlight and physical activity to make a person parched. A dry tongue is not conducive to kissing or other intimate activities. Not only that, some nice icy water could bring a little spice to the encounter.

5. Wildlife. Believe it or not, when the humans vacate the beach, the wildlife returns. Nothing douses the flames of desire quite like a crab claw attaching itself to your toe. Watch out for crabs, turtles and other beachcombers. It’s really their beach, we just get to borrow it now and again.

Don’t forget, please share your thoughts! Would you like a story that includes some sex on a beach? Sign up for my mailing list and receive a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica.

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#SixSunday – Malia Mallory Shares from The ABCs of Erotica – A is for Anal – Full Story Gratis

Hi Readers! It’s time once again for Six Sentence Sunday. For your reading pleasure today, I’m presenting a selection from The ABCs of Erotica. A is for Anal is available for FREE at most major ebook retailers. It’s a short teaser story to help you decide if you like my writing style and heat level.

Want a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica? Sign up for my mailing list here.

Excerpt from A is for Anal from The ABCs of Erotica

Michael smiled and took Grace’s hand, urging her from the bed. She followed him in eager anticipation, still tingling inside. His frank appreciation released her sensuality from its cage where it had been long confined. She’d spent day after day trapped in a suit, her hair restrained. Only Michael had seen through her prim facade. Only Michael had explored what was beneath.

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Get the entire short story for free at the following retailers!

 

Get Lovestruck at the BlogHop 100+ Authors – Share that Character that Caught Your Fancy and Take Away an eBook

Hello Bloghoppers!

Welcome to the Lovestruck Giveaway Hop!

A big thank you goes out to our sponsors Under the Covers Book Blog and Bona Fide Reflections.

All commenters on my blog will receive a FREE ebook and a few lucky commenters will also receive a recent release.

Love-struck: (adjective) having a passionate or overwhelming feeling of love; smitten
Do you have a book hero or heroine that completely caught your fancy? I have so many it is hard to narrow it down. How about Rourke from Nora Roberts’ In Death series? I think he is a perennial favorite. What about Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind? The choices are endless! Share a favorite character of yours and please enjoy the excerpt I’ve included below!
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Excerpt from A is for Anal from The ABCs of Erotica

   Michael smiled and took Grace’s hand, urging her from the bed. She followed him in eager anticipation, still tingling inside. His frank appreciation released her sensuality from its cage where it had been long confined. She’d spent day after day trapped in a suit, her hair restrained. Only Michael had seen through her prim facade. Only Michael had explored what was beneath.

He led her to the bathroom and turned on the shower taps. Steamy vapor clouded the air, and the tips of Grace’s long brown hair curled wildly. He guided her inside the huge, stone-lined shower. Her bare feet gripped the cool, textured tiles. Deliciously warm water streamed over her skin and Grace laughed—delighted.

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