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Selah March (author)
Delia Concannon's recipe for fried okra:

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. fresh okra pods
3 lg. ripe tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 c buttermilk
1/2 cup yellow or white cornmeal
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons shortening, part bacon drippings if possible

Cut pods into 1/4 inch slices; sprinkle with balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper to cut the sliminess. Let sit for ten minutes.

Slices tomatoes. Dip okra pieces and tomato slices in buttermilk and dredge in mixture of cornmeal and flour. Fry in shortening and bacon drippings. Serve with balsamic vinegar on the side. Serves 6.
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Tracey D
Hi, Selah. Thanks for the recipe; my mother will love it.
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Jackie (reviewer)
Oooh, sounds yummy. Gotta try this. Thanks, Selah, for sharing!
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  aobibliophile (reviewer)
this came right on time! i have like 20 pcs of okra and i don't know what to do with them. thanks Selah for sharing! this sounds yummy! c",)
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aobibliophile (reviewer)
can't believe June's contest is over! so glad there's another one coming in July. good luck to everyone! thank you TRR! thank you to all the sponsors! c",)
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Tracey D
The month has flown. I look forward to next month's contest, too. My wish list will continue to grow!
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Selah March (author)
I'll be back later with a recipe for killer fried okra. :)
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Jackie (reviewer)
Thanks, Selah! Love the recipe!
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  Kati R
Loooove fried okra.
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Selah March (author)
Thank you so much, mjb!
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I don't really like reading pure romance novels (Controversial thing to say on a romance website I know but hear me out) as I find they tend to be a little unattached to real life. I think falling in love often happens in the midst of trying to achieve something else.

So what I often try to do is write another genre. For example Historical Adventure and then my characters just all fall in love. I then, usually, end up with a romance book combined with another genre. It even happened in the book I'm writing currently which I thought would be pure adventure, my heroine just had to go and find herself a hero.

What do readers prefer when it comes to the genre of a romance book, pure romance or other genre's too, and if so which ones make the best cross genre?
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  Jess Mountifield (author)
Hi Jackie and Suzanne, it does seem we are in good company thinking that romance shouldn't be alone. I had to admit for a while I thought it was just me but it seems not. That's a very nice thing to know.

I've not read any Fantasy romances but they sound amazing. I've been considering writing one but had no idea if it was something people liked.
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  Suzanne Barrett (author)
My feelings are much the same, except for a few stories such as Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. I like something else to be going on, which is why I often gravitate to Romantic Suspense.
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Jackie (reviewer)
Hi Jess, I understand what you're saying about reading romances. That's how I think too! But I still love them. LOL I like mixed genres, like I do read fantasy novels too but I like mine with romance.
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Yay! Figured out the puzzle =)
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  Kati R
Congrats everyone!
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Jo
Yay, congrats all. My answer from yesterday was correct too.
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  tammy ramey
there must have been a glitch the 1st time because i didn't change anything and it is correct this time. Yay!
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Alison Chambers (author)
Calvin Davis, husband of Vonnie Davis, is my second blog guest and my first male romance author guest! Please welcome him as he talks about his intriguing new novel "The Phantom Lady of Paris"

http://alisonchambers.blogspot.com
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Tracey D
Hi, Alison. I'll check out this post. Thanks for letting us know.
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What?! How is my guess not correct?
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  aobibliophile (reviewer)
i experienced the same thing earlier and there were no questions so i went ahead and answered the puzzle but it said i was wrong. gave it a few hours and came back and it's working now. c",)
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infinitieh
Okay, it's working now. Whew!
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Jo
I'm glad it isn't just me. I was totally confused when it told me it was wrong.
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Stacy Juba (author)
Now here's a question for you. I always tell people they don't have to enjoy reality shows to enjoy Sink or Swim, as the book starts when the show is over, but I'm just curious:

What do you think of reality TV shows? Love them? Hate them? What's your favorite show?

Leave your response to be entered in the drawing for one of 3 Smashwords downloads of Sink or Swim.
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  Suzanne Barrett (author)
I am not a fan of reality shows.
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Jo
I like reality shows. I think my favorites are Survivor and Amazing Race.
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  Stacy Juba (author)
Hope you enjoy the book, Tracey. Thanks to everyone for entering and stopping by the chat!
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Hi everyone,

It's my turn to come chat to you all today *waves*, I'm also going to be giving everyone that comments today on any of my threads the chance to win 2 copies of my ebook, With Proud Humility

Here's a little about me:

I currently live in the gorgeous Roman city of Bath, with my husband and cat. I was fortunate enough to get to give up the day job about 2 years ago but have since found I can make myself just as busy with writing and everything else I do.

I spend 80% of my time writing and it is my main love. Before I published my first ebook I wrote fan fiction for the online game Entropia. Despite it being a choose your own adventure, styled around the bounty hunter aspect of the game, I still managed to sneak a perfectly good romance in there. My characters are always falling in love. I just take them on adventures.
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  Jess Mountifield (author)
Hi Elizabeth and mjb, thank for dropping in anyway. Nice to meet you both.

Entropia is one of the fe online games with what's called a real cash economy where peole can both transfer in real cash and transfer it out again. I love challenges and as I run a business I have been playing it to see if it's possible to make money whilst still having fun playing. The answers not really a yes but I've made quite a few friends there and enjoy playing to unwind.

I also feel very sorry for people who have to work in jobs they don't enjoy. It can be very tough. I had to do it for 3 years to see my husband through his degree. Luckily he could then lovingly return the favour so I could start writing.
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mjb65
Hi. Meant to get here yesterday, but I kept falling asleep at my computer! It's so great that you get to do what you love to do. I love what I do, as well as feel very lucky that I'm not one of those people who hate their jobs. I'm not loving the agency I work for (I'm a social worker/substance abuse counselor) but the work with the clients is always rewarding.
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  Elizabeth Lang (author)
I'm coming in late but wanted to drop by to say Hi. Entropia sounds interesting. I've never heard of it.
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Yep, mine didn't work either.
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