That’s right, dear listeners, Melissa Brayden, aka Best Number Picker Ever, is back on Cocktail Hour to chat with me and Megan about her brand new release, How Sweet It Is. I don’t think there are any spoilers in the discussion so give it a listen whether you’ve read it or not.
As an added bonus to the fun and scattered conversation, you have a chance to win one of three copies of How Sweet It Is – in the format of your choice! All you have to do is post a comment letting us know what your favorite Melissa Brayden book is and why. Or if you’ve not read any of Melissa’s books, why not. Super easy! Post your comments no later than December 13th and we’ll pick the winners on the next show.
For the cocktail portion of the show, we were a little greedy and had two: Kentucky Mule and Chocolate Truffle. Melissa drank both of them during the show while Megan and I worked on the Mule. I did have a chocolate truffle after the show and it was DELISH! Below is how you can make your own.
In a tall glass with ice, add:
1 1/2 oz Kentucky Bourbon
Splash of lime juice
Fill with ginger beer
Mix all ingredients and serve over ice.
1 oz Frangelico
2 oz Godiva liqueur
1 oz Grand Marnier
4 oz milk
We hope you enjoy the show! And be sure to let the authors you enjoy know that you appreciate them with a little email or Facebook message or something. Sales and download numbers are great but a little personal note can feel SO good! You can keep up with Melissa at her website (http://www.melissabrayden.com/), her blog – where Cocktail Hour gets a few mentions on her latest post (http://mbrayden.wordpress.com/), or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/melissabrayden). She’s EVERYWHERE! Oh! If you missed her first appearance on Cocktail Hour, you can check that out by clicking on this handy link right here.
Welcome back, dear listeners! I’m so happy you’ve stopped by to check out our newest recording. Andy took this show off to get some writing done so my favorite guest co-host, Megan, agreed to join in on the fun with author Paulette Callen. Megan and I are both big fans of her work and we have a feeling that you’ll love it, too.
We talked about all of Paulette’s books (Charity, Fervent Charity, Command of Silence, and Death Can Be Murder) and we ran a little long but, honestly, we could have kept going for at least another hour. We worked hard to make this a spoiler free show so you don’t have to worry about that.
Give a listen and then leave a comment letting us know which of Paulette’s works is your favorite and why, or let us know why you’ve not read her yet, and you’ll be entered to win a copy of one of her books. We’ll be giving away one copy of each book so get your comments posted no later than 11/29 to be eligible.
If you want to learn more about Ms. Callen, you can check out her website: http://www.paulettecallen.com.
Thanks for listening and for your continued support. Now, go read a good book!
As many of you learned from Nikki’s chat with Guinevere Turner on the last Flicks and Swizzle Sticks, there’s a new feature-length film on the way. We at Cocktail Hour Productions want to help out and we need YOUR help to make it happen. One of the perks that donors can get, at a $250 level, is having a drawing or image included in the set. As graffiti in a restroom, to be exact. Which seems like a great fit for CHP! So we’re hoping that you wonderfully generous listeners will use our PayPal link and kick in a few dollars. If we can raise $250, we’ll submit the Cocktail Hour logo. If everyone is SUPER generous and we can raise $500, we can submit the bearded clam, too! The Cocktail Hour team is kicking in out of our pockets, too, and collectively, I think we can do it!
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