What do Wishes, a Comedy of Errors, Recipes & Winning the Lottery have in common?

ANSWER: They can all be found in my newly released book: WISHES, STITCHES & DISHES .

A BUNDLE with something for everyone.

Now available on Amazon.

 

What’s inside the bundle?

DISHES

What about the lottery, you ask?

I’ll get to that further down. 🙂

First, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Pippy, Angel & Matt (excerpts) plus a sample recipe from the dishes section.

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PIPPY’S WISH

A tween angel-in-training and her adventures in this fun, comedic, inspirational story, enjoyed by children of all ages, and for the kid in you. Pippy is quirky, lovable, precocious, enchanting, and gets into loads of mischief. Her sense of adventure and humor usually yanks her out of predicaments, except this time she may need more than her ingenuity to untangle the mess she’s gotten herself into.

Excerpt:

“I already picked out the colors for my high school wings,” she said, her breath coming in fast spurts. “One pink and one blue, so when they flap together they’ll look purple.”

“Here’s a tip,” Lucy said. “Angels don’t flap their wings.”

Pippy giggled and repeated her desire. “I wish I could fly, I wish I could fly.” She opened her eyes, panting as she felt her junior wings grow bigger. “I wish I could….flyyyyyyyyy,” she said, floating upward.

“Yippee.” The wings felt light on her back. Why oh why had she not been able to get past floating 101? This was as easy as smiling.

She twisted, she turned, and she wiggled her toes inside her shoes. Propelling herself on her back, she faced the ceiling and whistled. “Well, pluck my feathers and paint me purple. Thank you, thank you, ma’am,” she squealed with pure delight.

She heard Lucy’s subtle laughter.

Pippy turned her head to the left and exploded into a cheer, “Wooooo weeeee.” Through the reflection in the sky-blue ceiling she watched her wings turn violet. “Wow.”

“….to glide and balance,” Lucy said. “Pippy? I’m giving you instructions. Are you listening?”

“Huh?” Pippy asked, turning on her side. She drifted toward the stained glass mile-high filing cabinet.

Kicking her legs she bobbed her head up and down, which only made her soar faster.

“Pippy. I said, use your arms….”

She was now wedged between the cabinet and the yellow wall. Good thing, heavenly walls were made of velvet.

“… for balance and keep your head up,” Lucy finished with a small sigh.

“Um, Luce?” Pippy cleared her throat. “Do I get another wish?”

Lucy folded her arms and shook her head.

“Can I ask a question then?”

Lucy nodded.

“Help?”

Please note: Pippy’s Wish can also be purchased on Amazon on its own for $.99.

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TEMPTED BY AN ANGEL

Angelica Montgomery and Matt Lockwood are victims of un-synchronized mishaps.

Matt hired entertainment for his five-year-old nephew’s birthday party.

Instead, Angel showed up, carrying a bouquet of balloons, wearing killer heels, and flaunting a body that Matt described as heavenly–except her attitude was anything but angelic.

Unfortunately for Angel, life doesn’t have auto-correct.

Excerpt:

“Nan, it’s all fun and games until I look like a hooker.” Angel Montgomery stared at her image from the bedroom mirror. She swung around and faced her grandmother. “It’s too much.” She grabbed a cotton ball and rubbed some of the eye-shadow off her lids.

“It’s not too much and you don’t look like Pretty Julia.” “You mean Pretty Woman?

“Yes that one.” Nan Clara picked up the small brush and dipped it into the bright blue eye-shadow. “And you need more of this.” She smeared more shadow over Angel’s eyelids.

Angel closed her eyes so Nan wouldn’t gouge them.

“Ah, this glittery stuff will really help you pull this off.” Nan patted multi-colored sparkles over Angel’s cheekbones and forehead. “Stop fidgeting, love.” She ignored her granddaughter’s impatience and sprinkled silver stars in Angel’s hair.

“Oh, wait. Almost forgot.” Nan went to the adjoining bathroom and came back holding a bottle of perfume.

“Nan, you’re not coming near me with patchouli oil.”

“It’s not patchouli. Now, hold still.” Nan sprayed perfume on Angel’s neck and shoulders then sniffed the air. “Smells good, but you need more.”

“Whoa.” Angel took the bottle away from her and put it on the dresser. “I don’t need to marinate in the stuff.” The lavender scent assaulted Angel’s nostrils¾ she smelled like an explosion at an Avon factory. “Forget hooker. I’m a Madame.”

“Twenty-eight is too young to look like a Madame.” Nan laughed. “Now, if you were fifty-something like one of those tigress ladies, maybe.”

“You mean cougars?”

“Well, them too.” Nan handed Angel a tube of bright pink lipstick. “Aren’t you glad my papa sent me to beauty school? My skills came in handy today.”

Angel dotted her lips with the lipstick. “Sure.”

Seeing the enjoyment on her grandmother’s face, Angel bit her tongue, stopped fidgeting and shoved her apprehension aside.

Nan pinched Angel’s cheek. “Don’t forget to shake and wiggle like that actress Donna Moore in that movie Jilly and I watched the other day.”

“It’s Demi Moore.” Silver stars flew in front of Angel’s eyes as she shook her head. “And I’m not performing a striptease.”

Angel grabbed the contract off the dresser, held the paper up and read it over. “I’ve never taken this type of order before. You’re sure you wrote all the details down accurately?”

“I did.” Nan ran a short, purple tinted fingernail along the contract in Angel’s hand. “Like it says right there, it’s a bachelor party.” Her grandmother swiveled her seventy-five-year-old hips. “Just do some bumping and grinding like Demi. Can you rent that DVD for us again?”

“Focus, Nan. Did you explain that I’m not a stripper?” If food and shelter weren’t necessities, she’d have shredded the contract into confetti. But the client had forked over a hefty wad of cash for this stint. “I’m just delivering the party favors and singing one congratulatory song, right?”

“Yes, that’s all you have to do.” Nan continued gyrating and Angel couldn’t help but giggle. “While you’re there, pick yourself up a nice bachelor.”

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DELICIOUS DISHES

OVER 100 easy and mouth-watering recipes for your family and guests.

I’m sharing one of the recipes found in the Dishes section of the Bundle–orange chicken wings.

 

Orange Chicken Wings

Tangy, Savory, Sweet & Spicy

grilled chicken wings picture

This is one of my mother-in-law’s recipes we dug out of her recipe box. They are seriously delicious, easy to make and crowd pleasers.

Yields 24 – 30 wings.

Ingredients:

3 lbs. chicken wings

3 tsp. soya sauce

1 jar orange marmalade

2 tsp. paprika

2 tsp. chili powder

1 TBSP hot sauce (more if you want them really spicy)

1 tsp. Kosher salt

3 garlic cloves (minced)

Directions:

In a bowl, add all the ingredients, except for the chicken wings.

Mix all the ingredients well, and taste so that if you want it spicier, add more spice, if you want it sweeter, add some honey.

Add the chicken wings to the bowl and ensure all the chicken wings are covered.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to bake, pre-heat oven to 350F.

Place wings on a baking sheet, pouring the remaining sauce all over the wings.

Bake for 1 hour.

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Now, about the $$$ lottery portion of this bundle.

Well, it goes like this. I’ve been told that readers who purchased this bundle, and left a short review on Amazon have won the lottery!

I don’t know how much they won, they never shared that information. Personally, I’m not superstitious or believe in magical lottery winnings, however, isn’t it worth finding out if this is true?

At $1.99 this bundle is cheaper than some lottery tickets,  and you get two fun stories for you and a child in your life, PLUS all these delicious recipes–win/win. 🙂

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