Kerri Nelson is with us today, with word about her intriguing new book, Courting Demons, and a recipe that’s just like I like ’em–quick and easy!
Paisley Barton was already having a bad day before she turned her husband into a rat.
First, she was fired by her boss and then came home to find hubby in the shower with a naked blonde chick. They say that hell hath no fury like a woman scorned but this break-up may just unleash hell on Earth when Paisley casts a spell of vengeance against her philandering husband.
After her spell casting inadvertently opens a portal between dimensions, Paisley finds her family home transformed into a nightly courtroom for settling disputes between demons of the underworld and she’s the judge! If that’s not enough, she’s got to deal with a charming, ancient demon named Camden who wants to be her personal bodyguard while trying to explain her husband’s sudden, mysterious disappearance to sexy police Detective Dalton Briggs.
But Paisley will show them all that an everyday working mom is better equipped than most to deal with the mystical mayhem…and with a tempting demon hottie and a flirtatious young detective vying for her affection, she soon learns that being single again isn’t so bad after all.
“When a wronged wife turns her cheating husband into a rat, you know you have to keep reading! Kerri Nelson offers up a lot of fun and wild magic in Courting Demons!” –Bestselling author, Linda Wisdom, Demons are a Girl’s Best Friend
Kerri Nelson discovered her love of writing at an early age and soon became a columnist for her local newspaper winning the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.
After a fifteen year career in the legal field, Kerri fulfilled her lifelong dream of publication and is now an award winning multi-published author of nearly every genre under the sun (and moon) and also writes young adult fiction under the penname K.G. Summers.
A true southern belle, she comes complete with a dashing southern gentleman and three adorable children for whom she often bakes many homemade treats.
Kerri is an active member of Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America as well as numerous chapters including Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal Writers and her Presidency of Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.
Buy Links (print and e-book versions available 9/15 wherever books are sold but here’s the publisher link—free gift available with purchase of print copy—while supplies last):
Giveaway for the day:
Leave a question or comment to be entered to win today’s prize: A Custom made Momwitch Bread Bag Clip and a choice of e-books from my back list!
Then, enter to win my book tour Grand Prize Kindle by following me on tour and e-mailing me the answers to each question of the day at the end of tour. The more questions you answer, the more entries you gain.
Question of the Day:
What does Paisley cook for the kids for dinner before she makes her trip to the Underworld?
Details on how to enter to win the GRAND PRIZE Kindle at the end of my “Dark Days of Demons Tour” located here:
Blog Tour–Win A Kindle
But what about the choices? Oh, do you mean between the demon and the detective? No? You have a recipe? And two choices for dinner? Tell us more!
Two Choices for Dinner: Take It or Leave It!
As a busy mom of three young children and step-mom to one college age son (who still comes by for dinner now and then), finding time to cook when all I want to do is write can be a challenge.
Now, I’ll admit something to you and it may gain me some hate mail—I have a hubby who loves to cook and does a brilliant job of it. I’ll duck now from all the rotten tomatoes being thrown my way by the crowd.
But there are times when Mom has to cook—like when Dad is out of town with work or most recently when we had a severe illness in the family and Dad had to take off for days at a time to deal with it.
Now, I’m not a fan of cooking really. Although, I do love to bake goodies. You know, all those cute little cookies and cupcakes and I’m a huge fan of decorating cakes! I think I might have been a professional baker in a previous life time. It just comes naturally to me.
The thing is…these kids need more than just dessert. Not that they’d argue with me about eating dessert for dinner but that wouldn’t make me very good Mom.
In my book, Courting Demons, Paisley is a very good Mom. Even with demons, rats, mayhem and nonsense running rampant in her home on a nightly basis—she always finds time to prepare something good for her kids (even if she can’t stomach eating any of it herself).
I thought it would be fun to share with you a fun (easy) recipe that I cook for my family quite often. It is a big hit and super easy to prepare cause you basically dump the entire thing into a crock pot and voila!
So, here goes…
Chicken Tortilla Soup
- 1 lb. shredded, cooked chicken (in a hurry? Use 2 (8 oz. cans) of the white meat chicken)
- 1 15 oz. whole, peeled tomatoes mashed
- 1 10 oz. enchilada sauce (hot or mild, per your family’s preference)
- 1 med. Onion, chopped
- 1 4 oz. chopped green chili peppers
- 2 cups water
- 1 14.5 oz. can chicken broth
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper (or more, if you like it spicy!)
- 1 bay leaf (remove after cooking)
- 1 10 oz. package frozen whole kernel corn (I use 1 14.5 oz. can instead)
- 1 TBsp. chopped cilantro (I use fresh, if available)
Combine all in crock pot and simmer on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Serve with Tortilla chips from the bag (the easy way) or Cut soft, corn tortillas into ½ inch wide by 2 inch long strips and coat in olive oil, bake for 10 minutes @ 400 degrees (or until crispy) and sprinkle on top of individual bowls of soup.
If you do get a chance to try the recipe, let me know how it turns out for you. Oh, and if you have a super easy recipe that can rescue me during a “Mom must cook” emergency, please do share.
Thanks for hosting today, Marian. Enjoy!
© Kerri Nelson 2011
Thanks for visiting, Kerri, and thanks for the recipe! Just search my tags for recipe, recipes, recipe (sort of) and recipes (sort of) and you’ll find that many of them are “in a hurry” recipes. So are the recipes you can get to by clicking on my Recipes tab on the blog menu. 🙂 Great to have you with us!
WRITING PROMPT: What would you feed your children, if you had to adjudicate between demons in half an hour?