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Warm Spinach and Artichoke Dip with Toasted Corn Tortilla Chips

Whether it’s Game Day, a pool party, or just snack time at home, spinach and artichoke dip is one of my favorite snacks. This recipe is a lovely warm version with fresh ingredients, some of which you can grow in your own garden, along with homemade toasted corn tortilla chips that are gluten-free. Try this at your next get-together or the next time you want a healthy and tasty treat at home.

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Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade

One thing I love about the summer months is the abundance of fresh fruit. You can use it to infuse water or get creative by dressing up your favorite beverages. Take this Sparkling Blueberry Maple Lemonade, for example. I have been drinking a lot of lemon juice and freshly squeezed lemonade lately, because that is good for my kidneys. Honey is good for the immune system. And there’s nothing like fresh blueberries at the peak of berry season. Add in a few other ingredients, and you have this flavorful, refreshing beverage that is perfect to serve on a warm summer’s day.

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The Persistence of Memory Book 1: Deja Vu by Karen Janowsky #BookBlast and #Giveaway

Dear fans of fantasy romance, today I am sharing with you an excerpt from The Persistence of Memory Book 1: Deja Vu by Karen Janowsky. There’s also a great giveaway at the end of the post. If you follow the rest of the tour, you can find more excerpts. Plus, if you leave questions and comments along the way, you’ll increase your chances of winning! Thanks for stopping by!

The Persistence of Memory

When superheroes fall in love, anything can happen.

Daniel Hecht doesn’t belong in this century. Catapulted into the present from 1943, he’s out of place and out of touch. Still, he was the American war hero called “Lionheart” and his heroism has followed him into the modern world. He now leads an underground group of superpowered misfits, but the misfit he keeps turning to is Nina Asher.

Nina has a vast knowledge of history, yet no idea who she is or where she’s from. She has become the target of dangerous creatures that have appeared all over the world. As she and Daniel work to decipher an ancient, cryptic myth, they experience flashbacks to things that never could have happened. They are falling in love, but there’s something they’re sure they need to remember, and it’s keeping them apart.

The key to saving the world may begin with the act of remembering.

Read an excerpt:

From the Prologue

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
—William S. Gibson

November 9, 1938, Germany

Daniel began to shake as he heard the terror in the screams and shouts that came from outside. His German wasn’t perfect, but he had enough German and Yiddish from his family to get the gist; everyone was out for the Jews.

The only light was the [ner tamid, the eternal flame that swung above the altar. As a kid in his home temple in the North Bronx, Daniel always wondered how it stayed lit and no one ever worried about the building going up in flames. His father, the cantor, used to laugh at him and tell him the light was God, and so it was always safe and could never extinguish. This synagogue, like the one in New York, was on the poor side of modest; one single-level room where the women were only separated from the men by an aisle rather than having to sit farther away from the rabbi in a balcony. The pews, dais, and podium, along with the beams on the low walls, were dark and somber-looking.

The temple doors crashed into the room, and the glass lamp containing the flame shattered. The curtains in front of the ark ignited as fire plummeted from the ceiling. The ornately embroidered Torah mantles ignited. Women and men scattered and shouted. Daniel  could barely see his mother across the aisle in the women’s section of worshippers. He thrust his hands in front of him, meaning to dive through the panicking throngs and find her. A hand yanked him by the collar from behind. “Sam’s got her,” a voice shouted. Daniel turned to see Paul. Paul’s blonde hair was plastered to the sides of his face from sweat. He’d taken off his jacket and tie and had rolled his shirtsleeves up to his elbows. He scooped Daniel up and over his shoulder and wove his way around to a far corner of the room. Daniel didn’t worry even a little bit about the indignity: they were both twenty-one years old, but while he was barely five foot eight, bony, and not much over a hundred-fifteen pounds, Paul was over six feet tall and all muscle.

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About Karen Janowsky

Karen Janowsky has been fascinated by ancient mythology since childhood. She has loved superheroes since the first time she saw the Super Friends on television in 1970’s. Because flying an invisible jet was never a viable career option, and because running around in a cape, swimsuit, and bright red boots is not socially acceptable for adults, she teaches yoga and writing at the College of Southern Maryland. Her stories and poems have been featured in several anthologies and literary magazines since 1991. She received her master’s degree in English from Florida State University.

Author website: https://www.karenjanowsky.com

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Karen Janowsky will be awarding a digital copy of the entire Persistence of Memory trilogy: Deja vu, All Our Yesterdays, and The Beginning of Always, in epub or mobi, to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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#Interview with AB Michaels, author of The Jade Hunters

The Jade Hunters is the latest romantic suspense by author AB Michaels. Today she is giving us a lot of background into this story and her as a writer. Plus find out what she would do if she ever won the lottery. There’s also an excerpt for you to enjoy! Please feel free to leave her additional questions in the comments section and then follow the tour for even more interviews and guest posts! And there’s a great giveaway to enter!


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Get Your Treat in Friendly’s #Coffee #Giveaway Ends 8/30 @las930 @SMGurusNetwork

Raise your hand if you’re like me and are a little bit dependent on coffee! I do love my coffee. I love it black. I love it creamy. I love different flavors. I love dark roast. I love coffee. I also happen to love Friendly’s, but we no longer have them around here anymore. I can get the ice cream at the store sometimes, but it’s not quite the same. And then I saw this lovely thing that combines those two wonderful, tasty things together and got all excited. So who’s up for some Friendly’s coffee? Best of luck in the giveaway!
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Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate #BookTour Grand Finale #LOMPrismTour

Love and Other Mistakes was  a fun book that I had the pleasure of touring on two of my websites. You’ll find links below to an interview as well as my review of the book. Be sure to check out the other interview questions and reviews from other bloggers along the way!

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