Gluten-Free Lazy Cookie Cake

At this time of the year I want cake. I know I shouldn’t because of all the treats I’ve eaten over the holidays. Here is an easy, great tasting cake. I hope you enjoy it.


Lazy Cookie Cake:    Cake
– 1 box yellow or white cake mix
– 2 eggs beaten
– 5 TBS melted butter
– 2 C mini chocolate chips
– Mix together
– Put in a greased 9×13 pan and bake at 350 for 20 min

Cover reveal of Stormee Waters by Lynda J. Coker

(Cover Reveal) Stormee Waters      StormeeWaters_w8636_300

Title: Stormee Waters

Author: Lynda J. Coker

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Contemporary Sweet Romance

Release Date: January 14, 2015



Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble…

Stormee Waters knows about hard times. Needing to care for her aging grandmother and teenage brother, she moves to Houston, Texas and takes a writing job for a popular magazine. Her first assignment is to interview a successful business man for a series of articles entitled, Make My Man Texas-Sized. Her target, Dirk Savage, appears to have the right criteria. He’s adventurous with the air of a conqueror. Admired by his peers and coveted by beauty queens and debutantes, he’s just the type of man that Stormee needs to make her first article sizzle and sell. But can she handle the heat when she catches his attention?

Dirk Savage is used to acquiring what he wants, except in the illusive quest for the one woman who can fill his heart. The shock of discovering her in the naive young woman assigned to interview him sets his jaded emotions on high alert. Can he convince her that his pursuit is genuine?


Excerpt #3

“How old are you?” His tone possessed a clipped edge of exasperation.


What does my age matter? Mortified, she fidgeted with the small purse she held in her lap.



“You blush and fidget like a little girl.”


To her astonishment, and with more force than necessary, he closed her door, circled the car, and

slipped back behind the wheel. A few minutes later, he parked in front of the Stardust Restaurant. This time,

when her door opened, he helped her out and led her toward the restaurant’s entrance, stopping just short to

maneuver her into a secluded niche in the building’s exterior.


With her back against the rock wall, Stormee muttered, “What are you doing?”


“Time to make up for leaving me standing in your doorway.”


Shock kept her immobile, while the sweetest pleasure she’d ever experienced sensitized her mouth

beyond bearing. With unhurried, soft kisses, he explored the corners of her clenched lips. Mrs. Stanton’s warning

echoed in her ears. “Remember to keep it professional, Stormee. He’s not the kind of man you’re used to

dealing with.” She pushed away the annoying memory as he wet her bottom lip with his tongue.



Author Bio:  Lynda Coker    Author Photo

Lynda is an author of contemporary romance that lingers in a reader’s mind long after they’ve closed the book. She lives in Northeast Texas with her husband of fifty years. They enjoy traveling, trying new foods, spending time with family and friends, and doing community service work together. When she feels the need to take a break from writing, she enjoys creating fabric art. She offers an open invitation to view both her writing and fabric art on her blog.





Buy Links: (Release – January 14th)

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Amazon: (Available January 14th))

Stormee Waters Launch Giveaway Link:

I’ve done it.

The Professor and I have been debating getting a new pet for some time now. He knows me every well and even though I promise to take the dog out for a walk, he knows if its’ cold, wet, snowing or dark (my writer’s mind kicks in when it’s dark and I scare myself) he’ll have to do all the dog walking.

The Professor has made some very insightful comments but in the end I took the plunge and got a new dog. I’ve named him Barker.

Now Barker meets all The Professor’s needs. He’s toy breed, not too big for the house. He is house trained, so we don’t have to do the puppy training mess, and he is very quiet. I named him Barker but in reality he doesn’t.

He meets my needs because he’s very cuddly.

Barker doesn’t require a lot of exercise which is good because I hate going out for walkies in the bitter winter cold and The Professor has sworn he’d never do it again.

The dog seems to be very intelligent, but isn’t interested in begging for food so I’m not sure I can teach him tricks but I don’t care. He is just the pet I’m looking for.

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