Publication day and giveaways

Today is a wonderful day! I’m celebrating the publication of Letting Go and one year anniversary of Evernight Teen. Twice the excitement, twice the reason for cake and wine (wine’s already being chilled, cake’s still baking). But I’ll get down from my publication day high to share some gifts with you all.

But first, here it is, fresh off the press (not really, but you know): Letting Go

letting-go-teenIsabelle is left stranded at the airport, and her only chance of getting home is with her boyfriend’s older brother, Harper. When this good girl and bad boy set off towards home, it turns out that maybe she’s not such a good girl after all. And even bad boys have reasons for their bad behavior.

The road trip is full of shocking revelations and unexpected emotions, bringing the two of them closer than Isabelle ever thought possible. Maybe too close.

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Next, I’d like to share another recipe that is mentioned in Letting Go: this one is for the peas and cheese tart that Isabelle’s mom used to make. Unfortunately, I can’t send you Harper to make it for you, so roll up your sleeves and start baking!

Peas and cheese tarttart

For the tart:
175 g flour
90 g butter
a pinch of salt
1 or 2 spoons of cold water

For the filling:
190 g young peas
90 g Gorgonzola cheese (or any other blue cheese)
120 ml heavy cream
2 eggs

Put the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter chopped into smaller pieces. Use your fingers to incorporate the butter into the flour. Add a spoon or two of cold water until you’re able to knead it into a homogenous pastry. Wrap into plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.

If you’re using fresh peas, cook them in salted water. Crumble gorgonzola into small pieces.

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Roll the pastry and place it into a tart mold (8″). Puncture it in several places with a fork. Blind-bake the tart for fifteen minutes. Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them. Add the cream and season to taste. Spread the peas onto the tart, then pour the egg and cream mixture over them. Spread out the gorgonzola pieces on top. Bake for 20 minutes.

Bon appetit!

Now on to the giveaways (yes, as in several giveaways!):

To enter my giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section (make sure you leave your email or a way to reach you):
Which character in the book used to make the above mentioned peas and cheese tart? (ETA Since my question could be understood in two different ways, I’ll accept both possible answers. ;-))
If you win, you’ll receive:

  • prize10$ Amazon GC
  • 20×30 print of a photo of poppies (an important scene in Letting Go revolves around poppy artwork)
  • 2 signed Letting Go postcards
  • leaflet with three recipes from Letting Go (panna cotta, the above peas and cheese tart, and an exclusive chip mint ice cream recipe!), and quotes from the book

Visit other bloggers celebrating Evernight Teen’s 1st birthday and enter their giveaways here:

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Enter the Evernight Teen’s Rafflecopter giveaway for 100$ iTunes GC here:

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Evernight Teen is also taking 25% off all Evernight Teen titles on the ET site from 1/24-1/31.

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16 thoughts on “Publication day and giveaways

  1. It was Harper! It was a favorite of Isabelle one that her mom made! This was an a great story I read it early this morning! You are a new author for me and I must say I really enjoyed your book! I look forward to reading more! Thanks and congrats on your release!
    amybowens34@yahoo.com

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  2. One of the answers would be Harper! I have not read this book yet but I have to say that I am intrigued and am adding it to my TBR list! Thanks so much for the chance to win and congrats on the new release. May you write several more 😀
    jjacobs21@radford.edu

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  3. Congrats on your release ! I really enjoyed this story ! To be torn between two brothers! Wow not sure I would know how to handle it! Your answers is Isabelle’s mom used to make it and Isabelle told Harper about it and he promised to make it for her some day!
    shannk8974@yahoo.com

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