Friday Recommends

My first recommendation is: make these pancakes!

I bought some fresh strawberries, cut them up into a container, added sugar, put on the lid and shook them suckers up so the juice came out and mixed with the sugar. I made pancakes (used pancake mix). Took out one pancake, spread it with Nutella, put another pancake on top and ladled the strawberries and juice over the top. OH! Ought to be a LAW!

Okay. Whether you love genre Romance or not, go to Parlez Moi Blog and read her post about mandatory HEA (happily ever after). Read the caption under the bodice-ripper picture and the title on the book cover at the end of the post.

Katie Salidas has a MOST useful post on book trailers–why you might need one, how you would use one, where you would put one, how to know how much you want to pay for one. Katie writes great posts on writing and being a writer. Not just for paranormal writers, but that’s her genre.

If you’re a writer and you have books on Amazon, look into telling Brianna McKenzie at the Cozy Corner Reading Room. She’ll post a link directly to your Amazon buy page. Free. For nothing. No charge.

And, speaking of Amazon and recommendations, I got an email yesterday from my bes’ gurlfren, Jane, saying this:

I was perusing the latest recommends at my acct, when I saw

Jean Auel’s latest novel, BECAUSE i had bought Lonnie and me and the Hound of

To which I can only say:


WRITING PROMPT: What book would you recommend your hero or heroine read? OR write a paragraph in which someone recommends a book to someone else. Do they know each other? Is it meant as an insult? Is it meant well but TAKEN as an insult?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Friday Recommends

  1. Kathleen Valentine

    March 11, 2011 at 10:00am

    Thanks for the recommendation, Marian! Love the pancake recipe — the only thing I love more than Nutella is strawberries.

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      Marian Allen

      March 12, 2011 at 9:25am

      Kathleen, the combination was DIVINE! I love hazelnuts in any form I’ve found them. 🙂

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  2. Jane

    March 13, 2011 at 8:25am

    Wait a minute. You did NOT forget the whipped creme??!!

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      Marian Allen

      March 13, 2011 at 9:27am

      No whipped creme. I’m on a diet. HAR-HAR-HA-HA-HA-ha-hahaha! ~snork snork~

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  3. Katie Salidas

    March 18, 2011 at 4:07am

    Hey, thanks for the shout out on my Book Trailer post! I’m thrilled you found it helpful.


    ~Katie Salidas

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  4. Cynthia

    September 14, 2011 at 10:38am

    It looks so good and fun to try…

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      Marian Allen

      September 14, 2011 at 6:38pm

      It was DELICIOUS! I hope you try it. Let me know what you think. 🙂

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  5. jellyace5

    October 12, 2011 at 10:58pm

    Nice to eat strawberries made in jam. For bread sandwich and to make deserts.

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      Marian Allen

      October 13, 2011 at 8:02am

      Ooo, yes! I like strawberries fresh better than jam. 1) fresh 2) preserves 3) seedless jelly 4) jam=ick. lol! I can deal with the seeds if I have big hunks of fruit, but seeds in jelly is a Do Not Like for me. Our #2 daughter, though, LOVES seeds in jelly! When I make jelly, I strain the seeds out of ours and stir extra into a jar for her. 🙂

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  6. brendasang

    October 17, 2011 at 3:04am

    a book and a special pancake of yours makes a good combination. As you well describe it, my mind is also fast visualizing it me who is preparing it.

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  7. joy_daviz

    October 18, 2011 at 1:31pm

    Oh wow! i love your combination its yummy delicious. 🙂 thanks for the recipe.

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  8. Char01

    November 12, 2011 at 9:17am

    Good job, you got a good combination, I really appreciate it. looking forward to the next review.

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