Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Welcome to the New Year

As the New Year is in our close future... a day or so a way...I have set a goal to post as best I can for the next 31 days. So for day one I am going to rewind and take a minute to introduce myself which is kind of funny because if you follow me you know I am Ava O'Shay...an author. But I am a bit more. I am a mom of two college age boys who most of the time I love a whole ton! My oldest is a junior at Montana State University in Bozeman, WA. He plays for the football team. He's number 42.
 
 
My youngest is also a junior and attends University of Wyoming where I think he is majoring in Rock Climbing.
 
I love all things outdoors and love mountain biking, camping, climbing, hiking, whatever I can find outside.  The only time I am really sitting still is when I am writing and I write because I can't be outside constantly and I am unable to sit and do nothing.  I write New Adult primarily because my life revolves around two new adults.  I also threw in a paranormal YA and an adult romance but my heart is with my New adult characters.
I love to interact with readers and enjoy visiting at signings so feel free to message me anytime!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Serenity Tea Cakes



  Serenity Tea Cakes
         How far will you go for a cookie....
 
 
 
This is my recipe for Serenity Tea Cakes, melt in your mouth yumminess! I grew up with my grandma making these every Christmas and would hoard them all to myself when that tin of cookies came in the mail. Now a few years ago I discovered I was allergic to nuts and thought my favorite cookie was off limits but even without nuts they are awesome! Enjoy!


Ingredients
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
  2 1/4 flour
   3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
   1/4 teaspoon salt
    Powdered sugar
 
  Directions 1 Heat oven to 400ยบF. 2 Mix shortening, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together. 3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack. 5 Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

Monday, December 8, 2014

I am borrowing this

This is one of the best posts I have read on a blog and it encompasses the life of an Indie Author and made me laugh. Click and check it out. https://clrozelle.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/10-things-that-suck-and-rock-about-being-an-indie-author-part-1/

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lexi Lawton's Christmas Confessions


Title: Christmas Confessions
Author: Lexi Lawton
Genre: Adult Romance
Release Date: November 6, 2013

Buy Link: Amazon

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From the moment Brandon James hired Chelsea St. Claire to work in his bar, he's wanted her in ways that cross every line of the employer - employee relationship. Even though he's always kept things professional, when a snow storm strands Chelsea at the bar, forcing her to spend Christmas with him, he can no longer control his desires. 


Despite being sad about missing out on Christmas with her family, Chelsea's not sorry to be spending time in the home -- and bed -- of a man she's wanted for over a year. But when Chelsea finds a note revealing Brandon's true feelings, she must decide if she wants a Christmas fling, or if she has some Christmas confessions of her own.




EXCERPT
Chelsea took a moment to really look at Brandon. He was wearing a pair of gym shorts and nothing else. His dark hair was damp, indicative of having just showered. She twisted on the couch to watch him as he walked toward the kitchen. Holy mother of God! That chest should come with a warning: Caution. Deadly weapon. May cause increased heart rate and a spike in libido. Proceed at your own risk. Ugh. She was so bad to be lusting after her boss like this, at a time like this.
When Brandon turned back toward her, pill bottle and a glass of water in hand, she was still staring at him. His shorts hung low on his hips, showcasing a perfectly formed V that pointed to the one part of him she’d fantasized about way more than she should have. A light dusting of chest hair taunted her. Her gaze travelled up the length of his torso until she met his eyes, which, if she wasn’t mistaken, sparkled a bit. It was almost like he knew what she’d been looking at, knew the thoughts that had accompanied her visual perusal.
“Here.” Brandon handed her the bottle of aspirin and the glass of water. Then he sat beside her.
Chelsea cleared her throat, which suddenly felt dry, and then popped two pills into her mouth, chasing them down with the water. Her hands trembled, but she wasn’t positive if it had to do with her fainting accident or Brandon’s closeness to her. They’d been physically close before, but never when he’d been half naked.
She glanced down at her legs… her bare legs! Oh, God! She wasn’t in her clothes anymore.


About the Author:  Represented by the fabulous Dawn Dowdle of the Blue Ridge Literary Agency, Lexi is a romance author who is actively shopping a series of steamy romantic suspense novels. Currently, she's knee deep in a spicy, contemporary New Adult series. Lexi is a member of The Romance Writers of America. With not much else to occupy her during the days, she spends a lot of time reading, writing, revising, and immersing herself in the world of publishing.

You can connect with Lexi here on her blog, on Twitter and Facebook.


Giveaway:

Lexi will be giving away (1) Stocking full of Goodies that includes chocolate, decorations, and other trinkets (US ONLY) and (1) $5.00 Amazon giftcard


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