We’re getting a little rough and tumble at the Author’s Café today! Not only are with up for a little Breaking the Ice by Mandy Baggot, we’re also serving up a Knockout! from Emma Calin. Read on for great excerpts, super treats, and fab music!
Excerpt From Breaking The Ice
Excerpt From Knockout!
Recipe of the Day
Emma Calin dropped me a line when I asked her about recipes. Here’s what she had to say!
As for coffee–well, I love all things coffee. Last week I had my best ever cup of coffee! It was the most expensive cup I’ve ever bought – It cost €9 (about $10, £6.50!). It was a simple cappuccino–strong, strong smooth coffee with a thick foam layer, served with a Bussolà Buranello.Check out the picture for a clue as to why it was so expensive…..
Emma also included a video. I am so jealous of this view!!
Here’s a yummy recipe to make your own Cappuccino right at home!
- 1 double shot of espresso to your favorite cup
- 4 oz. foamed milk
Add your foamed milk on top of the espresso as soon as foaming is completed.
Add sugar to sweeten.
Music of the Day
We’ve got some great music for you today! Let’s hear from the authors about their top picks!
It has to be Charles Aznavour singing ‘She’. My hero is a hunky half-French half-American boxing champ whose father was a French poet. He meets the heroine in the swirl of a London evening. This song expresses his overwhelming emotion at seeing her. The London based movie “Notting Hill” features this song and I must confess it was playing in my head as I imagined Freddie tumbling over and over into a hopeless love for Anna at first sight. It’s a knockout song in any language.
I think it will have to be Run by Leona Lewis. I can imagine Samantha and Jimmy ice skating to that one in the final scenes. It’s quite funny as that song is also mentioned in my upcoming release, Truly Madly Greekly. It’s quite atmospheric!