07-20 – Small Town Romance Author – Kathy Coatney

Friday, November 30, 2018

My Muse was Kidnapped!

I'm not a winter fan. Which is odd since I live in the cold cold snowy Northern Michigan...This was what happen this past Thursday (Thanksgiving for me)....Snow...

 but that didn't keep us away from the beach...oh no! We still played on the sand dunes....just dressed a little differently :-)

But what happens when the Christmas spirit becomes your muse? 
   You write a sweet Christmas romance! I wrote a sweet Christmas romance…
                                No dead bodies
                                                No steamy sex
                                                                No VODKA!!!!
But there is ….
                                A sweet five-year-old
                                                A snowman building contest
                                                                AND animals… lots of animals.
While it doesn't have vodka.... it does have some yummy recipes. These are a holiday favorite at my house and I made them Harper's fav too... well because I'm the author and can do that ;-p 

They are butterscotch pancakes... ohhhh soooo good!

What you need....

·         1 cup all-purpose flour
·         1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
·         2 tablespoons brown sugar
·         1 teaspoon baking powder
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
·         1/2 tablespoon fine salt

·         1 1/4 cups buttermilk
·         1/4 cup melted butter
·         1 large egg
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, or to taste
·         1/3 cup butterscotch chips
·         cooking spray

What you do....

1.      Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
2.      Mix buttermilk, butter, egg, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Add to flour mixture; stir until just combined. Fold butterscotch chips into batter; allow to rest 5 minutes.
3.      Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat; coat with cooking spray. Pour in 1/3 cup batter; spread with the back of a spoon into a circle just over 1/4-inch thick. Cook until edges are set; 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook 1 to 2 minutes more.

AND it has a GREAT AMAZING Cover (thanks to Lia Davis at Glowing Moon Designs PreMade Covers). 


Five years ago, Joleigh Nelson turned her back on the only man she’d ever love to save her father and unborn son’s lives. Now that man may be the only one who can save her home, the New Forks animal reserve.

Spencer Thompkin has spent the last five years in an emotional wasteland.  Unable to let anyone in after Joleigh disappeared without a word.

On a routine foreclosure of an animal reserve, he finds not only Joleigh but a son he never knew about.

Can he get over the feelings of betrayal and help Joleigh save her home – the animal reserve? Or will the heartless lawyer part of him prevail leaving Joleigh homeless and without her son?

A Christmas reunion may not even be enough to save the animal reserve and restore their love.

The Christmas Reunion is available at Amazon
                                                              Other distributors

Have a great weekend!!! And try the pancakes ;-)


Sarah Raplee said...

That's the spirit! Snowsuits at the beach! Love the blurb, Lyncee.

Shannon said...

OOOOh I'm not a fan of the cold either, but I love your mindset. Way to make the best of it!

Maggie Lynch said...

Can't imagine snowsuits at the beach. When it snows my natural tendency is to stay by a fire. :)

Love the blurb for your holiday book. Second chance love is one of my favorite tropes. So much backstory experiences to overcome. So much harder to say yes when you already know all the bad things about someone (or think you know). Love, love, love the cover too!