Today we are joining 15 And Meowing.com and Catblogosphere for Friendly Fill – Ins. There will be 2 sets of answers since both Daisy Mae And I will be answering the questions. Answers will be in italics.
Daisy Mae’s Answers
1.) I admire humans who raise multiple cats together.
2.) I can’t wait for the flowers to bloom.
3.) I’m proud to say I’m proud of my human for writing her first book and starting her second book.
4.) Getting picked upmake(s) me nervous.
1.) I admire people who have kids and/or grandkids.
2.) I can’t wait for our Dogwoods to bloom.
3.) I’m proud to say I have written and typed my first book and started my second book.
4.) Daisy Mae’s scratching, biting, rubbing and itching make(s) me nervous.
Hello And Welcome to CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. Honestly, I didn’t think I would be updating you this soon after the last book update. But as my luck would have it, here I am very excited, happy and pleased to tell you last night I completed Book One.🙆♀️🙆♀️ Book One is entitled Turkey, Three Sweaters And Multiple Murders At Chris’s House. Book Two is entitled The Royal Verdict And The Royal Sentence. OH I am really excited. Yeah you read right there is going to be a book two. To be quite honest, it was either a real thick book or two books so I chose two books. So if the books ever get published, it will be in a two book set. Actually right now I’m celebrating by doing a happy dance and taking a break from my writing for one night.
I entered a contest to win a prize packet about pineapples. Requirement to enter the contest was to post or email the person anything pineapple. I played around on IPiccy, Bloggif and Giphy and this was three of the several items I sent her. Do you they are Winners? I Do but then I’m biased.
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Now most of you have heard me talk of meeting a wonderful lady, author, poet and activist Maya Angelou. If you are wondering, I met her many years ago when I was at a meet and greet. You see my college professor took the class over to see her. What I thought would be another boring class turned into a very interesting class and the start of me writing poetry on and off and now I am writing a book. You will hear more about that in the post. I think the one thing I did learn from her was to go for your dreams and if you really want to do it, you will work at it until you get it.
Let me ask you all a question and please be honest with yourselves. Have you ever started a project that started out small like cleaning out a space in your garage, basement, kitchen, craft room, a writing project and etc….? I have. In fact just recently this happened to me.
Some of you may have noticed I haven’t blogged for a while. I assure all of you everything is fine(at least for now) with Queen Daisy Mae And I. I just made a post this Afternoon. Anyhow here’s why I haven’t blogged for a while. I have an author friend who I was trying to write a poem for as a gift from me and well to say the least the poem never happened but as I kept writing, I noticed it kept getting longer and longer. When I realized I had the starting of a book with someone else’s characters I stopped and emailed the author and explained what had happened. In the return email I received the biggest surprise. She gave me her blessing to keep writing. So that is what I have been doing. Writing my very first book. Until I am done I will be posting on and off. As of today, I am at 26,350 words. That’s Chapter 15. I’m more than half way to my goal. YEAH!!
When I read this shifter book I had read no more than two books in the same genre. So I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve come to learn that you don’t judge a book by its cover and excerpt. Some book excerpts will not always be as good as what the book turns out to be. If I were to judge the book on its cover only, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. However, the book excerpt is very intriguing. I wasn’t disappointed. So I ask you not to judge a book by its cover or excerpt.
WHAT THIS BOOK IS ABOUT: GENRES
This book is in the Paranormal Romance/Shifter genres. Yes it talks about werewolves but it’s more about romance and shifters.
THE COVER OF THE BOOK
The cover of the book is incredible. Perfect for this book. I’m getting from people who just look at the cover and read the excerpt that this book is about werewolves and vampires… It’s not about that at all.
GOODREADS EXCERPT OF THE BOOK
Alexia Raine has a major problem–she’s being stalked by very dangerous men for some unknown reason, but one that will turn her entire world on its axis.
Neil Duran has five major problems: just when he’s closing in on a vicious werewolf killer that is kidnapping, torturing, and killing their people, he’s pulled from the case by his High Alpha, Rob Bryant, to locate and return the daughter of their most valuable and gifted shifter. If he doesn’t, their entire Wolf Pack in the Pacific Northwest might collapse and lose all hard-won territory, shifting the balance of powers and throwing the entire were-kind species into a world war.
Problem one—Alexia Raine never knew her real father.
Problem two—She doesn’t even know that shifters or were-kind exist.
Problem three—Their rival Pack wants her and will stop at nothing to acquire her for several unspeakable reasons.
Problem four—She’s the most aggravating, infuriating, intoxicating woman he’s had the displeasure to rescue. And he may very well be falling in love with her.
Problem five—A wolf always finds and protects his mate.
This book like its excerpt was very intriguing. I found that this book was what I call a “page turner”. For those of you who doesn’t know what that is, it’s when you start a book and just can’t put it down. This book is a mystery, its suspenseful, action packed, a who done it and romance story all rolled into one. I’m so glad I read this book because the story was amazing. I loved it.
If you like paranormal romances and you like mystery, intrigue and action packed books you’ll want to read this one.
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. Parents and grandparents if you’re not sure about this book or any book for that matter, my advice to you is use common sense. Please read it first before the child does if you want peace of mind. However, I think you’ll find with this book anyway it’ll be OK to read.
Combine ground beef and dressing mix. Shape mixture into 24 meatballs. Melt butter in a skillet; brown meatballs on all sides. Add broth; and simmer 10 – 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve warm with toothpicks.
* Recipe only gluten free when made with all gluten free ingredients. Read labels of all packaged ingredients to determine whether they contain gluten.
RANCH BUFFALO WINGS
Prep: 5 MIN| Cook: 40 MIN| Total: 45 MIN
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup hot pepper sauce
1 1-oz packet Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix
24 chicken wing or drumettes
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 cup Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, whisk together butter, hot sauce and vinegar. Dip drumettes in butter mixture; arrange in single layer in large baking pan. Sprinkle with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix. Bake until chicken is browned and an internal temperature of 165 degrees F has been reached, about 30 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with paprika and your buffalo wings or hot wings are ready.
Serve with Hidden Valley Original Ranch Dressing and celery sticks.
First, Daisy Mae And I want to say a great big thank you to all of you who have been so kind to read, like and comment on posts and use the provided contact form. Yesterday was a big day for me for two reasons. Those reasons are: I hit my 500 Posts Milestone & Yesterday was best day for likes on CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. We were very excited, thrilled and very happy about this.
WordPress notified me of this. I was so excited.
500 POSTS MILESTONE
Next I broke my record for likes. I know, I know no big deal—right? Wrong. It is a very big deal. The first screenshot below is of when I broke and the second is of the actual amount.
MOST LIKES IN ONE DAY
Once again, we want to say Thank You to all of you. We couldn’t have done it without you.