Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Maxine's Musings


January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!! 2014 has dawned, I hope everyone enjoyed and had a safe New Years Eve. Does everyone have their list of New Year resolutions done? I know, what’s the use? Remember to think positive and those resolutions will come to be.

In this Issue:

          Winner of the $25 Gift Card Contest
Quote of the Month
          Recommended Read of the Month

Winner of the Post a Review Contest:  Congratulations Alicia Dean for reading and posting a review on Amazon for Nashville Rising Star! You've won a $25 gift card!!! 

Quote of the Month:  “It is the combination of thought and love which forms the irresistible force of the law of attraction.”  Charles Haanel. 

Recommended Read: 

An Angel in the Mail, set in 1861, unites Angel Hardwick and Nathan Hale, father of five, who is desperate for a wife to straighten his life out. Nate’s looking for someone who loves children and can easily take over the cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Instead, he is getting Angel, whose culinary knowledge consists of weekly meetings with Cook to decide the family’s menu.
Angel, a strong-minded young woman, is resigned to her fate and determined to make the best of her situation. But will her new husband allow for mistakes? Or will he send her packing when she burns meals and misplaces children?
Nate just wants a peaceful, well-run household, without the distraction of an attractive wife. However, his beautiful wife with a very distractible body is not giving him peace. Somebody lied, because despite what he was told by the Bride Agency, this beauty knows nothing about running a home, but she sure sets him on fire at night.
To survive, Nate and Angel have to come to a working arrangement, but will they be able to find a happily ever after with someone working behind the scenes to destroy their relationship?

©    Nashville by Morning will be published early this year in both ebook and print formats. 
©    Order an autographed print copy of Nashville Rising Star for $6.00 (including shipping & handling)  Just send me an email ( with "NRS Order" in subject line, and I'll tell you how to get your copy. 
©    Have you checked this time-travel out from MuseItUp Publishing!   

A Knight lost in time …
A Lady in need of a knight …
A Queen as dark as black magic …
A modern tale of true love and honor. 

In 15th Century England, The Black Knight a/k/a Sir Reynold has fallen from grace with his childhood friend, Queen Isabel, and is in a no win situation. He must compete against his blood-brother, Thomas. If he wins Sir Reynold will be banished from Heartsease, if he loses Thomas will be stripped of his knighthood... 
Courtney Parker is a 21st Century seamstress at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Unlike other re-enactors, she performs her profession year round making costumes for others. She's always loved the story of the mysterious Black Knight of Heartsease and has looked forward to it every year. But this year is different… 

The lands of Heartsease


Medieval Recipe

Hirchones (Hedgehogs)

2 pounds ground pork
2 tsp powdered ginger
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 oz almond slivers (blanced)

Take ground meat, put in a bowl. Add ginger, salt, and sugar to the meat (a little pinch of each). Roll meat into football shapes about 1 1/2 inches long. For each ball, put in almond spikes and raisin eyes. Put them on a tin-foiled cookie sheet, and sprinkle with a little sugar. Put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.  Take out when golden brown.  Enjoy!

With much gratitude, until next time…keep reading. 


Spark your imagination and entice your mind
Be adventurous in your own home
Take a journey into a new world and be inspired
Enjoy the pleasures of reading ~~
It does the mind and body good.



Alicia Dean said...

Nice newsletter. I'm thrilled to have won the drawing! Happy New Year, Maxine...GO PACK!!!

Penny Ehrenkranz said...

Congratulations on getting your newsletter up and running. Happy 2014.

Maxine Douglas said...

Thank you Alicia and Penny for the kind words! I'm looking forward to the next issue!

Bev Haynes said...

Love the newsletter! I'm looking forward to the next and the next...and the...