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December 20, 2013

Plotting Princesses ~ share cake and holiday stories!

Happy Holidays!!

The Plotting Princesses are all about cake. It's quite royal and mass quantities are consumed when we party. We asked Vicki to post her favorite cake recipe.

Chocolate Dipped Fruitcake
Ingredients: one good quality fruitcake, chocolates used for melting and making candy, a sharp knife, wire cooling rack, waxed paper.
Put a sheet of waxed paper under the cooling rack (to catch the dripping chocolate). Cut the fruitcake into bite-sized chunks. Melt the chocolate according to directions. Spoon or dip fruitcake chunks in chocolate. Set on cooling rack to set. Once cooled, store in a tin container or plastic storage bag.
Easy peasy!

The Plotting Princesses love the holidays so much and several of us have holiday stories. Perhaps, one of these will tickle your fancy:

The Great Fruitcake Bake-off by Vicki Batman. To defend her five wins, Samantha Greene, has to find a new entry for The Great Fruitcake Bake-off and teams up with new neighbor, Dixon Roberts, only what they discover is baking a award-winning entry can be complicated, bad guys are plotting to take the crown, and ultimately, first prize isn't just about a ribbon. Find The Great Fruitcake Bake-off at:

The Christmas Bride by Sylvia McDaniel. In the historical western town of Fort Worth, Texas, matchmaking mother, Eugenia Burnett, has achieved her goals but she hasn’t given up her matchmaking ways. Now she’s introducing lonely widows and widowers. Until one widower, rancher Wyatt Jones, lets her know he’s only interested in one woman, her. Sworn never to remarry, Eugenia doesn’t want a husband. But Wyatt wants Eugenia and he’s one determined cowboy. Come celebrate a western Christmas with the Burnett family and watch Mama Burnett meet her match. Find The Christmas Bride at:

Have Yourself a Merry Little Latte by Michelle Miles. All’s fair in love and coffee. In this war, the only thing that matters is a lot of hot steam!Lilly owns the new up and coming, Java Perks. She’s determined to be the number one coffee house in town, crushing her competition down the street, The Bitter End. Meeting the mystery woman in his coffee house, David immediately wants her for himself. After a hot encounter on his desk, he can’t stop thinking about her. Until he learns she’s the owner of the place trying to put him out of business. When David confronts Lilly accusing her of using him, she throws down the gauntlet. Now the two are at war and may the best woman win! Find Have Yourself a Merry Little Latte at:

Reindeer Wars by Liese Sherwood-Fabre. One man + One woman + One Ugly Christmas Sweater = REINDEER WARS

Tina has a tendency to go a little overboard when decorating for the holidays, but Brian decides her skills are just what he needs to get into the Christmas spirit. Can this budding relationship survive when they find themselves in a knock-down-drag-out competition to win the office’s “most outrageous holiday sweater?” Find Reindeer Wars at:

Second Chances by Kathy Ivan. A firefighter in Denver, Ryan Jackson still grieves the loss of his brother who died almost two years earlier on Christmas Eve. In the dreams his brother asks him for something--impossible. Rose is determined to find out why her husband is withdrawing from her and win him

back--no matter the cost.

An early Christmas gift, an unexpected trip, and haunting dreams. Can the love shared between Ryan and Rose overcome grief and guilt and lend a little magic for a second chance at happiness? Find Second Chances at:

THE SCANDAL BEFORE CHRISTMAS by Elizabeth Essex. Lieutenant Ian Worth needs a wife by Christmas, and he can’t afford to be choosy. He has to find her, woo her, and wed her before he goes back to sea—all within a matter of days.
Anne Lesley is a shy spinster with no prospects, and nothing and no one to recommend her but her own self. She accepts the lieutenant’s hasty offer only for the comfort and security it will bring. But when a midwinter storm snows her and Ian in, they both find they got much more than they bargained for—laughter, light, and a Christmas filled with honest to goodness true love… Find Scandal Before Christmas at:

 Sweet Revenge by Liese Sherwood Fabre

George Henley wants revenge on his ex-wife and ex-business partner. But is the hit man’s price more than he bargained for? FREE for a limited time! Download your copy today at:

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