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Am I a broken reader?

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Am I a broken reader?

I write this because well… I guess I read, and LOVE, what I see so many hate. Loathe, reject or deny.

Let me start by saying, this post is NOT about anyone. Its not what anyone said or did, but I what I keep stumbling across as the “norm.”

Growl. I can’t tell you how many posts I’ve run across where some say, “Oh for the love of baby kittens, NO MORE GROWLING.”

Me?

I fucking love it. Done right, if he growls at her, it shivers me timbers. Am I broken?

Millionaires and surprise babies. There are some who say, give me MORE! Some places actually push that troupe.

Me?

What the ever loving fuck? I’m so damn broke and menopausal my head can’t even begin to wrap around that. Not even for a minute. Am I broken?

First vs Third? Again, I’ve run across countless posts, from readers, agents and even editors. Heck, even crit classes. AVOID first.

Me?

LOVE it. I often write 1st POV and more often, read it. When done well, you become that character for their story. Don’t get me wrong. If there are many emotions from many characters I think 3rd is best to better get this across to the reader. Am I broken?

There are so many DON’TS that are my DO list that I’m lest wondering…

Am I a broken reader/author?

Weigh in. Gimme your thoughts. I’m curious.

 

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A farewell dinner WITH pics!

Doing a quick dinner posting. Last night we had a farewell meal with my niece and her family. Their heading back up to Oklahoma later this month.

Remember, there are nine people in this house. NINE!

So, any event is a huge undertaking in getting everything ready. Between tidying bathrooms, sweeping, carpets etc, the cooking must be something I know I can control the time of. Last night I made the below for the 1st time and it was SUPER easy! Because it was a little here and a little there, I was able to clean in-between the prep work and NOT run around like crazy. Okay, so maybe there was a tad of crazy but I was also finishing up the baby blanket and matching hat.

The meal;

Cheesy Potato & Ham Bake w/ Side Salad, Homemade Bread and Lemon Tarts for dessert.

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If anyone is interested in the easy recipes, just comment so and I’ll edit this to include them. For now, I’ve got to get back to my posts for an upcoming June class on queries.

Happy Eating & Happy Writing!

Bobbi

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6 Author, LIVE Chat Tonight! 9 PM EST

 

Come join authors, Candi Fox, Nancy Weeks, Ellie Masters, Annette Mardis, Izzy Szyn. and myself at Writerspace (here: Writerspace ) TONIGHT at 9 PM EST for a chance to win one of several prizes!

Hope to see you there!

🙂
Bobbi

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An Easter Treat! FREE for a limited time

An Accidental Basket by [Romans, Bobbi]

Through THIS EASTER weekend ONLY…. grab up my Easter Romance, “An Accidental Basket” for FREE!!!

Read the reviews-

5- Stars From R. Kurtz “Awesome!! She has lost everything & has given up on life. This book is a funny story about a woman learning to live again & the people that teach that it’s ok to laugh & love again.”

I would strongly suggest this book. It teaches about life choices & that everyone deserves to be happy.

5-Stars from P.Phan  “Author Bobbi Romans had me crying within the first couple pages of An Accidental Basket, which happens to be my first book I’ve read of hers. The opening scene was profound, well-written and just tugged at my heart. She did not just make me cry, she also managed to make me laugh throughout the rest of the book as Calyssa and Danny’s romance was wrought with interruptions when things got passionate between them. They encountered some funny moments that had me chuckling and smiling. I really enjoyed scenes where Minnie appeared and I hope she gets her own story. I am so glad I got a chance to read this author’s work.”

Get An Accidental Basket FREE here

ALSO…

For all you parents out there don’t forget to PLANT those JellyBeans tonight so that “Lollipops” sprout up tomorrow (Easter) morning!

May you all have a wonderful, heartfelt Easter filled with love!

-Bobbi Romans

 

 

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Womb-Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem (review) & Recipe Double Feature!

Womb: Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem by [Hart, Megan]

Today is a double feature but one that pairs well together.

A Recipe and a Review.

Let’s do the recipe 1st as it will pair with the Review in a most, dark and decadent way.

Dark Chocolate Popcorn!

*Remember the Cracker Candy? Use the same stuff!*

I popped (being lazy and using microwave popcorn-but I think traditional would be best though the microwave corn DID work) 2 bags of Homestyle Popcorn.

(1) Stick of Real Butter

(1 1/2) Cups firmly packed Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts

1/2 bag of Dark Chocolate Semi-Sweet Chips

Pop the corn and put in large mixing bowl. To make it easier, you may wish to divide the popcorn into TWO bowls for easier mixing later.

Melt butter and add the brown sugar, cooking for 3-5 minutes until bubbly and thick.

Pour over popcorn and using large spoon immediately stir. Add nuts and stir once more then when a tad cooler, add semi sweet chips.

Once mixed well, turn out onto a parchment lined cookie sheet (or two) and set in fridge to reset. Later break up and place into bowls.

Store covered in fridge to keep the crunch.

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Review (Grab a bowl of the Dark Popcorn for these darkly, warped tales!)

Womb- Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem

By the PHENOMINAL Megan Hart

If you love horror but want something WAY off the beaten path, this book is for you! Eight short stories (with the last being significantly longer) of “Mom’s Gone Wild/Wicked/Warped.”

The first seven are amazingly dark,  twisted tales of motherhood gone awry. The last, and my absolute favorite borders between gothic style creepy and mother madness.

Turn the lights low, curl up and prepare for decadently depraved reading treat!

Buy Here: Womb: Eight Tales of Maternal Mayhem

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Sweet Treat for Cheap Peeps! Cracker Candy!

CRACKER CANDY!!!

If you like Toffee Bars, such as Heath, Skor etc, you will LOVE Cracker Candy! I made my 1st batch tonight!

Not my recipe, but rather one I’d heard about and googled the recipe for.

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Easy, cheap and OH SO GOOD!

Ingredients:

(1) Sleeve Saltine Crackers

(1/2) Bag of Chocolate Chips

(1/2) Cup of Chopped Nuts *Optional*

1 Stick of REAL Butter

1 Cup of Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

Line cookie sheet with tin foil. Lightly grease. Line sheet with crackers. In medium pot melt one stick of REAL butter and add one cup FIRMLY packed brown sugar and cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes until it comes to a nice thick bubbly like sauce.

Preheat oven to 400

Pour butter/brown sugar mixture over crackers and using a spatula, gently spread evenly. Put in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle some chocolate chips over the top and let stand another 5 minutes.

Once melted using spatula, gently spread the chips to even coating over crackers.

(Drop an F-Bomb here or there as you do this as the chocolate sticks to the spatula. Or be wise and butter the spatula lightly for the spreading.)

Top with chopped nuts if desired and place in fridge for chocolate to refirm.

Once firmed, use the edges of the tin foil to lift up the crackers and break into pieces. Keep in airtight container in refrigerator.

If you have sweet eaters, hide candy in prune container or Raisin Bran box because this gets GOBBLED UP!!!

Bobbi Romans- Romance Author and Mom always on the prowl for inexpensive eats!

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#BobbiRomansReads CH1 An American Holiday 10 AM EST TODAY!

Re-reading Chapter 1 as I simply couldn’t see to read it at night.

Today at 10 AM EST!

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I THINK– that Live Videos are saved. So if you miss the time, if you see “videos” I THINK all reading videos will be there. 😉

Happy April!

 

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