Hello all! Today, we’re featuring Made In Nashville, by Mandy Baggot. Read on for more about this great title and a free excerpt!
Hover over the excerpt and scroll to read the text…
What would Mandy Baggot order at our café counter?
My favourite cafe treat would have to be a bacon sandwich. Thick rashes on white bread with lots of brown sauce! I’m actually going to Nashville for the very first time in April 2016 and I can’t wait to sample pancakes and hot fried chicken!
What music will be playing in the café today as we feature Made In Nashville?
Made in Nashville has it’s own playlist at the front of the book. Two of my all time favourites from it are:-
Sin Wagon by the Dixie Chicks
Kick it in the Sticks – Brantley Gilbert
Good morning! We’ve got a special feature today from the lovely Mandy Baggot. It’s an excerpt from her new title, Truly, Madly, Greekly! Read on to learn more…
Excerpt From Truly, Madly, Greekly
Recipe of the Day
So Mandy kindly explained that she doesn’t have a coffee recipe for us, but asked if one of the cocktail recipes from the book would work. I don’t know, would it? Uh, yeah. I think so! So here it is!
|4 Drops||Angostura Bitters|
|2 Measures||Apricot Brandy|
|1 Measure||Lime Juice|
|Top up||Soda Water|
|0.5 Measure||Sugar Syrup|
Music of the Day
Song inspiration? Well, it has to be the sound of the bouzouki and the Greek dancing to go with it. It captures the spirit of Greece and the atmosphere of the book. Here’s a taster to whet your appetite.
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!