CONTEST: Meet Sharla Lovelace + The Reason is You!
Please help me welcome my guest, Sharla Lovelace, and comment to be entered into her contest (described below), as well as my contest for a second winner of a $25.00 gift card for Barnes and Noble or Amazon — winner’s choice!
(If you’re outside the US and win, I’ll come up with a comparable prize such as books that can be mailed to you instead of the gift card.)
I received THE REASON IS YOU for free through Goodreads First Reads and reviewed it here on my blog because I loved it so much. Nothing better than winning a book that becomes an all time favorite, other than giving other readers a chance to get to know the author too…
What do you do to be entered to win? Answer Sharla’s questions below, or let her know what you enjoyed most when you visited her site or read one of her books. Then, check back here next week to see if you won! GOOD LUCK!
(There is spam control on my blog so apologies in advance if you have to wait for your message to be approved the first time)
It’s a crazy day for me, being release day for the mass market paperback of THE REASON IS YOU. It debuted last year in trade paperback, and as much as I loved that cover, I love this one even more. Soooo much fun, and I’m tickled to death that Bojangles the Rottweiler made the cover. 🙂
Now, I have an important question for you? Or maybe a few.
Do you like to eat? Do you like to cook? Do you like to bake?
I love food. Like—way too much. Like—I plan my day around what we’re going to eat that night. Now, that being said, that does not mean I like to cook.
Cooking, no. Baking? Yes. 🙂
I don’t do it as often as I’d like, which is probably a good thing, but I love the smell of things baking and bubbling and filling the house with yum. I love that look my dog gets when it’s all just too much and she’s about to go postal on me from the sheer drool-worthy aromas.
So, when I was writing THE REASON IS YOU, and Dani and her daughter Riley go into this boardwalk restaurant, Ella’s, I had to go there. And I had to go with dessert. Here’s a little snippet…
Just inside heavy double-oak doors was a giant framed chalkboard that looked to weigh a thousand pounds and sported several specials in different colored chalk. The floor appeared to be the original planking, and stainless steel buckets lined the wall, filled with napkins and wrapped silverware. A waitress snagged a bucket and nodded for us to follow her.
“We’re just getting something to go,” I said, pointing at the menus under her arm. “Could we just—?”
The perky little blue-eyed blonde glared at me as she handed us the menus.
I opened one and we perused with our heads together. Bread pudding. Key lime pie—yum, but already had pie. Already had lots of things, but somehow still ended up with my nose in the dessert section. Giant brownie volcano. Sopapilla cheesecake.
“Oh, now that has possibilities.” I pointed at what was likely death by butter.
“I recommend the banana pudding.”
The voice came from behind and over my head, and I spun around to see Jason walk past us and up to the counter.
Riley’s eyebrows shot up. “Who’s that?”
“Like I said.”
In the last year, I cannot tell you how many book club events I attended that made both of these dishes! It so inspired me, that I got recipe cards made up for the sopapilla cheesecake. 🙂 Are these cute or what?
They are 3×5 and will fit beautifully in your recipe box. And I’ll give one away today with a bookmark, some other fun swag, and the choice of one of my books.
Have you ever had sopapilla cheesecake? I make it for every holiday, every event I have to bring a dish to, and every event my husband has to bring a dish to.
Dani says it’s death by butter, and she’s right. It’s not good for you. But it’s reallllllllyyyyyy good. 🙂