Life on the Fringe: The Caffeinated Ramblings of Author Yasmine Galenorn




Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 12 am by

Happy Thanksgiving from the Galenorn Family

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Blog will be closed for Thanksgiving till December 1st.
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8 am by

Gobble Gobble.
The blog will be closed for Thanksgiving from Tuesday, November 25th till the beginning of December.See you on December 1st!!!

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A Year of Trees: Week 12
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3 pm by

A Year of Trees--week 12

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.

Every week, every Sunday, we will drive over there and I will take a picture from the same place. And I will post that picture on my blog. For a year, I will chronicle the change of seasons through these pictures. Maybe I’ll get bored partway through and stop, or maybe in a year I’ll have 52 pictures of the street from the same position. I guess we’ll find out!

Week 12: Today is the twelfth week, and you can see that the leaves are almost gone. We’re well into the autumn rainy season now. The clouds were banking up today–we’re due for rain, rain, rain this week, which is pretty much the way we like it. *grins*

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Backlist Blitz!- Night Seeker
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 8 am by

Eons ago, vampires tried to turn the Dark Fae in order to harness their power. Instead, they created a demonic enemy more powerful than they dared to dream. Bent on enslaving the world, the Vampiric Fae have been quietly massing their strength for centuries. Now, Myst, queen of the Indigo Court, is rising again…and a long-prophesied war is brewing…

Born a witch, Cicely Waters can control the wind. When her Elemental warns her that her aunt and cousin are in danger, she packs her Pontiac GTO and returns home for the first time in twenty years. But the magical town of New Forest, Washington has changed. The Indigo Court holds the city in fear; people are vanishing, and strange deaths plague the town. Swept into an unexpected and passionate reunion with her trusted childhood friend Grieve, the Fae prince who taught her how to harness the wind, Cicely finds herself with a fierce and territorial lover. But Grieve has become enslaved by Myst’s court, and now both lovers must walk a fine line to survive the machinations of the Vampiric Fae Queen. Caught between two evils, both vying for supremacy, Cicely must fight for her family and her future. As she discovers the hidden secrets to her own heritage, will she lose her soul in the process?

This series is complete and no more books are planned.

Order from here on the right

NSK521

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Gah…Chaos
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8 pm by

So the past few days have been chaotic. For one thing, one of my credit cards got skimmed. I only have two, and I have it in my possession, but somebody got hold of my info and charged $1000 bucks to it. Luckily the credit union caught the activity right away and called me, and that’s sorted out. And then my computer ended up in the shop. My antivirus software was no longer working very well and apparently, my computer has a host of Computer STDs…so to speak. So it’s going to be out of commission till Thursday or Friday. I hope I get it back then. I’m on my laptop which sucks for my wrists (host of solutions have not worked), so I’m severely limiting computer time to mostly just work and that’s it. BTW, the tech recommended AVAST for antivirus, and this is a top notch shop so I’m taking their advice, and Sam’s going to use it too.

Anyway, yes, lovely past few days. Now I’m going to sign off for the day and go talk to a friend. :)

Yasmine

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Monday Snippet! – Panther Prowling
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 8 am by

Good morning folks!  Are you ready to start counting down to the next Otherworld book? Of course you are! Coming soon is Panther Prowling, with a title like that, it can only feature that part-time puddy tat, Delilah!

WARNING! Today’s Snippet is SEXUALLY EXPLICIT and RED HOT.

Panther Prowling is available for pre-order right now, click on the names for the pre order page – and if you want to preorder a signed copy of Panther Prowling, you can always head on over to Seattle Mystery Bookshop

Oh, and if you can’t wait to talk about it, why not head over to Yasmine’s forums and start a thread if there isn’t one already? We don’t bite. Much. I promise.

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A Year of Trees: Week 11
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 1 pm by

A Year of Trees-Nov 16

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.

Every week, every Sunday, we will drive over there and I will take a picture from the same place. And I will post that picture on my blog. For a year, I will chronicle the change of seasons through these pictures. Maybe I’ll get bored partway through and stop, or maybe in a year I’ll have 52 pictures of the street from the same position. I guess we’ll find out!

Week 11: Eleven weeks. We’ve been hit by the cold air that is gripping most of the nation. Though here, no snow–but our temperatures are running in the mid 20s at night, and the low 40s during the day. As you can see, last week the storm had blown a good deal of the leaves down, and this week–well–branches are even more stripped. Sunny today, making it even colder. :)

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Brain Candy Friday
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10 am by

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Peeps

This week on Brain Candy Friday, I’m going to spark off a controversy that will reverberate around the world! Or not. I’ve been thinking of weird candy–Peeps, and marshmallows, and all those oddball candies that people either love or hate.

What is the candy you detest the most? And what do you love that makes other people cringe (in the sweets department)? For me, I absolutely LOVE marshmallows. Yep, love ‘em. Even like (dare I say it) Peeps.

But I cannot STAND licorice (and don’t even try the red vs black debate–red ‘licorice’ is not true licorice–it’s candy and I can no longer have Twizzlers because they are not gluten free. Licorice is an herb and has nothing to do with the red vines. LOL).

Okay, your turn. What do you love/hate in the weird-sweets department?

Yasmine

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Panther Prowling Contest Note!
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 9 am by

All winners of the Panther Prowling ARCs contest have been chosen and emailed. Please check your email if you entered, and check your spam folders as well. If you did NOT receive an email from us, you did NOT win.

There is a deadline for emailing my assistant Jenn back with your information if you won so don’t dawdle.

Yasmine

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Gluten-Dairy Free Thanksgiving Stuffing Recipe
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8 am by

 

gluten, dairy free stuffing

I just developed a wonderful gluten/dairy free stuffing recipe. It’s so good! Not low carb, but it’s for the holiday so I’m not worried. And the trial run of it, most will go in the freezer in single serving portions.

GF/DF Apricot-Sausage Stuffing

  • 2 loaves Udi gluten free white sandwich bread, cubed and toasted (cut into cubes, put on cookie sheet, toast in 350 degree oven for about 20-25 minutes till brown and crunchy)
  • 1 lb maple flavored sausage links
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 3 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 large apple, cored and diced
  • 1 cup dried apricots, diced
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup cranberry wine (you can replace with more stock, or diluted cranberry or apple juice. Sparkling cider would be good, too)
  • ¼ cup dairy free margarine
  • 2 tbsp Better than Bouillon organic chicken bouillon paste (or 2 bouillon cubes)

Brown sausage while dicing celery, apple, and apricots.
Remove sausage from pan.
Add 2 tbsp olive oil to pan and celery, apple, cranberries, apricots, and walnuts.
Add herbs
Sauté for ten minutes over medium heat, turning regularly.
Dice sausage and add to bread cubes in a large bowl.
Add apple mixture to bread crumbs and sausage.
Pour stock and wine into same skillet. Add margarine and bouillon.
Heat to boiling.
Add half to bread mixture. Stir till absorbed.
Add rest to bread mixture. Stir till absorbed.
Pat into large roasting pan (sprayed with cooking spray).
Cover with foil. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.
Uncover, bake another 15 minutes.

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