Do you Like sexy vampires or hot weres? What about gorgeous ghosts, witches, warlocks, mages or dragons?
This month we are going to party all month long with some of your favorite authors or new to you ones. We will have tricks and treats galore so come join us every day in October for tricks, treats, and a huge giveaway!
Today’s guest is Christina Lynn Lambert. Christina writes suspenseful paranormal romance featuring shape shifters, psy, and other characters with strange abilities.
Cat: Hello Christina, tell us about a favorite trick you pulled on a coworker, friend, or family member.
Christina: I used to leave plastic fake spiders, the kind found in the dollar store or Halloween shops, in different places around the house for my husband and kids to find. I would put them on pillows, in the refrigerator, in lunchboxes, in the bathroom sink, just everywhere and then laugh when they screamed. This summer, I opened a container of raspberries and found several actual living spiders crawling around on my raspberries. Maybe karma laughed when I screamed.
Cat: I do that too but ewe on the spiders in your berries. I think I will quit leaving them around. What are your top 5-6 favorite things about Halloween/Autumn?
Movie: Practical Magic
Book: Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
Food: Aside from eating tons of Halloween candy, I love a good fall barbecue. Sitting around a fire pit with a bunch of friends, eating hamburgers and drinking hot chocolate is the best.
Drink: Apple cider
Activity: Hiking on a nice scenic path, especially if there’s a stream or river along the route.
Cat: I love Halloween and making treats for the kids or themed dinners do you have a favorite craft or recipe?
Christina: I love cake, basically any time of the year. To make things festive, I have cute holiday themed plates that I use to serve desserts and treats. One of my favorite recipes comes straight from Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook (1996 edition).
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups unsweetened applesauce
1 ¼ cups sugar
½ cup stick margarine or butter, softened
½ cup of water
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs
1 cup raisins (I always skip the raisins)
2/3 chopped nuts (optional!)
Frosting (maple-nut buttercream, cream cheese, or whatever you wish)
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease bottom and sides of pan with shortening and lightly flour
Mix all the ingredients (except the raisins, nuts, and frosting) in a large bowl using an electric mixer.
Bake for approximately 45 minutes.
Cool completely before frosting.
Cat: I love cute holiday plates too. It is time to get mine out! This cake sounds delicious. What book have you come to talk about today?
Title: Wolf’s Challenge
Stranger Creatures (book 1)
Author: Christina Lynn Lambert
Publisher: Decadent Publishing LLC
Cover artist: Fantasia Frog Designs
Genre: Paranormal Romance
When Sydney left Seattle two years ago, she was scared, traumatized, and done with men for good. Now she has a good job, a hobby that’s fast becoming a second career, and best of all, she’s adopted a little girl named Angel. Life is good and Sydney’s not about to let charming lawyer Derrick mess that up, no matter how sexy he is, or how sweet he seems.
Things aren’t always as they appear in the town of Great Oaks, Virginia. Derrick isn’t the ladies’ man Sydney thinks he is, but he does have a few secrets, such as his ability to transform into a powerful wolf at will.
Can Derrick convince Sydney to give him a chance, something more than her elusive maybe? More importantly, should he? He’s still trying to forgive himself for being at the wheel during the accident that killed his son. Losing Sydney when she learns the truth might break him, but he’s pretty sure not having her in his life would be just as bad.
A troubled woman running from her guilty conscience has Sydney and Derrick in her crosshairs, and she’ll do whatever it takes to win her game. Will Sydney and Derrick survive long enough to be together?
A few years ago, I read my first romance novel and I was hooked, so much so that I decided to give the idea of writing a story a chance. Love, courage, hope, and second chances are a few of my favorite themes. My stories include a fair amount of sarcasm, suspense, steam, and violence. When I’m not writing, I enjoy spending time outside and finding ways to avoid cooking. I live in beautiful Virginia with my husband, two daughters, and a sweet, hairy monster of a dog.
You can stalk Christina Lynn Lambert
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Christina-Lynn-Lambert/e/B01MCYK0K7
Bear’s Edge (Stranger Creatures book 2)
Christina is generously donating a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Here is a list of the other great prizes: