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NEW YEAR EXCITEMENT

Happy New Year!!!  2013 gave me a lot of wonderful moments.  The sale of my Big Sky Pie series, the release of two of the books in that series, DELECTABLE in September and DELICIOUS in December.  This was such an exciting time for me.  I hadn’t had any books released in a few years due to the illness and eventual loss of our eldest child.  It was a pretty tough time, but Kim wanted me to keep writing and so, when I could think again, I did just that.  I could feel her spirit with me at low points and with me cheering for the eventual sale of two series.

My husband had a few health issues, but came through still going strong.  Thank God.  But the end of 2013 dished up some awful sadness and a health scare for me.  Our beloved sister-in-law passed away unexpectedly from a long time illness that wasn’t diagnosed until the last few weeks of her life.  And then, immediately, I was having my own health scare that hung over us all through Christmas and New Year’s.  But I was lucky.  I’m not ill.  It was just a very scary scare.

And now, I’m looking forward to this year, knowing I need to take better care of myself, since this writing schedule has seen me sitting too much and eating whatever is at hand, and not getting up and moving about nearly enough.  I look like I’ve happily consumed at least one whole pie daily, of every flavor ever created in Molly McCoy’s Big Sky Pie shop.

Did you know that the characters in the Big Sky Pie series are Seattle Seahawks fans?  Yes, they are.  Just like me.  I’m a totally crazed, louder, screaming 12th Man/Woman Seahawks fan.  That’s my team.  I’m not into basketball, or baseball, or soccer, or hockey, but I can’t wait for football season.  Not sure how the playoffs will play out.  Not sure if my Seahawks will end up going to the Super Bowl.  But this is a great team, an exciting team, and they are giving me something to smile about right now as I deal with the loss of my SIL and deadlines still coming fast and furious.

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I wish you a new year full of things that make your heart happy.  Like books.  And a GREAT football team.  GO SEAHAWKS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Appearances ~ Blog Tour

Starting this Tuesday, I’ll be doing something new and fun to celebrate the release of Big Sky Pie #2   DELICIOUS.   My first ever Blog Tour!!!  It’s officially called the DELICIOUS TEMPTATION Blog Tour.  I won’t be writing a lot of blog posts, but will be posting 5 fun facts about my Montana pie shop series and about me.  These are things you may not know.  And there is also an interview with some really great questions.  Please take a few minutes to follow my tour and post a comment if you like.  Come help me celebrate this release.   Thanks, Adrianne

Here is the schedule:

http://www.thewindowseat13.com/ – 12/10- excerpts/spotlight

http://tometender.blogspot.com/ – 12/11 – Top 5 List

http://www.fabfantasyfiction.com/ – 12/11 – Top 5 List

www.stitchreadcook.com- 12/12- Q&A coming

http://delugedwithbooks-caffeineaddicts.blogspot.com/ – 12/13 Top 5 List

http://tiffanytalksbooks.com/ – 12/14- Q&A

http://www.bookreviewsandmorebykathy.com/ – 12/15 – Top 5 List

http://miscellaneousthoughtsofabookaholic.blogspot.com/12/16 – Top 5 List

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HAPPY HOLIDAY PIE RECIPE

Since it’s the season, I thought I’d share one of my family’s traditional holiday favorites.  If you’ve read DELECTABLE or DELICIOUS you’ll find mention of this pie in those books, but not the recipe.  This pie recipe came from my mother-law, and was my husband’s family tradition.  I quickly adopted it.  Cottage Cheese pie.  I know.  Sounds horrible, huh?  But let me assure you.  If you love custard pie, you will likely really love this pie.  It’s similar in texture, but is a bit sweeter, and not only great as a dessert, but some times during the holidays, it’s even good for breakfast.  It’s known as a comfort food.

In a Blender:

1 Pint of Cottage Cheese (I use 2%)

1 Cup Sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Dash of Salt

 

Mix thoroughly, then add:

2 Eggs

1 Can of Evaporated Milk

Yields:  1  –  9” pie   (This mixture will fill 1 and a half pie shells.  So, there might be some waste.  For 4 pies, I use 3 times the listed ingredients.)

Pour the mixture into unbaked pie shells.

Bake @ 400 ͦ   for 15 to 20 minutes

Reduce the heat to 375 ͦ  and continue baking until done, approximately 40 minutes.

Keep in refrigerator after cooling.  Serve with Cool Whip or Whipped Cream

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Launch Party!

Welcome, welcome to my newly updated webpage!!!

Since I’m now writing Contemporary Romance as well as Romantic Suspense, the old site wasn’t keeping up with me.  It was originally geared to what I thought I’d be writing when my webmistress developed the concept.  That was a cozy mysteries.  I wanted the site to reflect the Jack B Smart mystery series I was writing.  Book #1 in that series, YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, introduces you to my heroine, Jack B Smart, a struggling mystery writer who ends up in an actual murder mystery that only she can solve. This whodunit is packed with humor and suspense.

I was just starting chapter 4 of Jack B Smart #2, THE SKINNY ON JACK B, a story based about how not to diet, while avoiding murder, and also packed with humor and suspense, when I sold six other books.  Two different contemporary romance series.  The deadlines for the new series are really close and have kept me too busy this past year to get back into the mystery series.  But one day soon, I promise, to have a second Jack B Smart book on the shelves.

The first of the new contemporary romance series takes place in Molly McCoy’s pie shop, Big Sky Pie, in Kalispell, Montana, a town near Glacier National Park.  I have long had a love affair with Montana.  The state is simply gorgeous, the air so clean it will make you high, sexy cowboys everywhere, and some of the most welcoming people you’ll ever meet.  Add in a variety of fresh-from-the-oven pies and that’s a recipe for a scrumptious read.

Meanwhile, DELECTABLE, book #1 of the Big Sky Pie novels released in e-book format this past Sept, and DELICIOUS, book #2 will release in Dec.  These will both be available in paperback this coming summer.  I’ve just finished DELIGHTFUL #3 and am starting DELECTABLE #4.   I’ll have more to share another time on the second new series, but will tell you it’s about weddings.

Please peruse the new site and let me know what you think.

And come back often to keep up with me.

Delicious by Adrianne Lee

Delicious Available Now!

Delicious

A Big Sky Pie Novel by Adrianne Lee

Workaholic Nick Taziano is the proud owner of a successful marketing company in Montana. But his career takes a backseat when he learns his dad plans to remarry his ex. Nick fears she’ll break his heart . . . again. And he doesn’t like being reunited with her obnoxious daughter-until the all-grown-up beauty kisses him at the engagement party. The kiss might be a mistake, but once he tastes Jane’s lips, nothing-not even her famous blueberry pie-compares. A promising chef at Big Sky Pie, Jane Wilson never, ever wanted to see Nick Taziano again, but he’s just been hired to do the pie shop’s marketing. How’s a girl supposed to bake the best pastries in town when he’s a constant reminder of their steamy chemistry? His chocolate eyes and sexy dimples heat up the kitchen-and every part of her body. Jane has no room for a man in her life, yet sometimes the most delicious dishes don’t follow the recipe . . . ORDERING INFORMATION