May is Date Your Mate Month

It’s nearly May, and May is Date Your Mate Month. Celebrate with a werewolf romance.

Werewolves working for the government? Reporter Delilah Tenney must choose: the story of a lifetime or a lifetime of love.~
Compton’s debut is a gripping, sexy as hell, page turner of a werewolf novel not for the faint hearted! NY Times Bestselling Author Maggie Shayne.
“I loved this book!!! A shifter novel that bites. Can you imagine?” Amazon reviewer.
Moonlight Serenade, available from Amazon.

Lucy Callahan will do anything to save her sister, even if that means marrying a stranger. Even if that stranger is an undercover government agent out to destroy the cult holding her sister hostage. Even if that stranger is a . . . werewolf.  A Night Owl Reviews Reviewer Top Choice. Available from Amazon.

One desperate woman intent on escape.
One brash werewolf determined to deny his DNA.
Until his destiny becomes her deliverance.

A Night Owl Reviews top pick.

Omega Moon Rising available from Amazon.

National Garlic Day

Today is National Garlic Day.

I personally think every day should celebrate this wonderful bulb.

It’s flavorful and it repels not only vampires, but cold and flu germs. It’s nutritious, helps improve cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure. Some people go so far as to claim it is antibacterial and anti-parasitic.

There is no such thing as too much garlic.

Wear PJs to Work Day

Today is Wear Pajamas to Work Day.

One of the benefits of being a full-time author (with no Day Job) is the ability to work in your pj’s. Or your sweats. To be comfortable. If an author is physically at ease, the brain can soar. It’s so much easier to get in the zone and stay there. It’s our equivalent of Runner’s High.

Yeah. I like hanging out in sloppy clothes on the weekend. It’s my writerly uniform.

Happy Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Yes! This really is such a thing. If you follow me on Facebook, you know I am currently addicted to grilled cheese sandwiches.

Trivia aside: when I was a child, we called them toasted cheese sandwiches, and they were usually accompanied by tomato soup, which is now a comfort food icon.

A great grilled cheese sandwich begins with bread. Not the spongy, soul-less, nutrition-free stuff on which we grew up (even if it was baked to music), but grown up bread. Like this:

This bread comes from a regional bakery and is 100% preservative-free. It also makes the best grilled cheese sandwiches.

Right now I’m on a Swiss and Havarti cheeses kick.

Then I use butter. The real stuff. Spread on the bread, not melted in the skillet.

A co-worker suggested mayo instead of butter. Not a good suggestion. I am a card-carrying member of the I Hate Mayonnaise Club.

Add these three ingredients together in a perfectly sized cast iron frying pan, and voila! Bliss on a plate.