Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Pen & Drink Monthy Report with S.A. McAuley and SJD Peterson on Coming Out of Hibernation… Includes Giveaway.

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Coming Out of Hibernation

It’s been a mild, yet very, very, VERY cloudy winter here in Michigan and we’re now solidly in the spring portion of the year and yet the clouds haven’t moved. In order to maintain our sanity, we’ve been searching for happiness-inducing distractions. Here’s our lists of what’s currently making us happy….

 

~ Jo ~

One Song:
Flaws by Bastille

Two Movies:
Band of Brothers
It’s a Wonderful Life

Three TV Shows:
Supernatural
Joe Kenda Homicide Detective
Fixer Upper

Four Books:
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J.R. Ward
King Henry VIII by Margaret George
Whoever FIghts Monsters by Robert Ressler
The Evil That Men Do by Roy Hazelwood

Five Foods:
Any red meat cooked rare on the grill
Chicken Alfredo (although it doesn’t like me anymore)
Cheese stuffed mushrooms
Bacon!!!!!!!!!
Anything on the Blackthorn Pub menu!

 

~ Sam ~

One Song:
War of Hearts by Ruelle

Two Movies:
Mad Max (I want to be Furiosa!)
Deadpool

Three TV Shows:
Shadowhunters (Magnus and Alec are EVERYTHING)
Mr. Robot
Peaky Blinders (hello, Cillian Murphy *sighs happily*)

Four Books:
The Charioteer by Mary Renault
The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham
And waiting to find out if Nalini Singh will give Aodhan and Illium their HEA in an upcoming Guild Hunter series book!

Five Foods:
Forever on the search for the best gluten free pizza
Rice
Tomatoes & feta
Toasted almonds (okay, to be fair, I usually combine the last three together with Greek dressing….)
Bourbon (It’s made from grains! Hence, definitely a food)

~ ::: ~

Sam: Use the categories above and leave us a list in the comments of what’s making you happy right now! We’ll pick one random commenter to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Jo: BTW Bourbon is totally not a food!!

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Meet Sam McAuley

Sam sleeps little, reads a lot. Happiest in a foreign country. Twitchy when not mentally in motion. Send her a picture and a song and she's bound to write a story about it. And yes, that's an invitation.

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Meet Jo Peterson

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.

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Giveaway

Each week, on our Wednesday Author Column posts we will gift to one lucky commenter, a Kindle eBook from your TBR list.

This week there are two giveaways as Sam & Jo will also be gifting a $25 Amazon gift card to one random commenter using the categories below to leave their own happy list.

One Song:
Two Movies:
Three TV Shows:
Four Books:
Five Foods:

Please include your email so we can contact you

::: And the winner is……. Tanya ……. CONGRATULATIONS! :::

16 comments:

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  2. Ok, there goes my list

    One Song
    This is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars

    Two Movies
    Spotlight
    Captain América Civil War

    Three TV Shows
    Supernatural
    Sherlock
    Buffy (they are doing a rerun again... So happy!!!

    Four Books
    Hexbreaker by Jordan L. Hawk
    Dark Space by Lisa Henry (I cannot believe I hadn't read this one)
    The White Hell series by Ginn Hale
    Guardian Angel by Hayden Thorne

    Five Meals
    First real tomatoes
    First strawberries
    Actually any fresh vegetable which comes from fruit orchads (and not long term freezers)
    scrambled eggs with asparagus and shrimps
    Avocado and mozzarella salad
    toimuharta(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. One Song:
    Cake by the Ocean by DNCE (stuck in my head)

    Two Movies:
    Star Wars The Force Awakens
    The Wedding Date

    Three TV Shows:
    Survivor
    Game of Thrones
    Outlander

    Four Books:
    Devoted by Lexi Blake
    Liability by Tymber Dalton
    Stiletto Secrets by Bella J
    Will and Patrick Wake Up Married series by Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths

    Five Foods:
    fresh strawberries and blueberries
    BBQ steak
    roasted acorn squash with mushrooms and sage
    baked zucchini with tomatoes and basil
    chocolate

    Lori.macnabb@yahoo.ca

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  4. Love your lists! Here is mine:

    One Song:
    Messin' Around-Pitbull & Enrique Idlesias

    Two Movies:
    The Martian
    Anything Marvel (I know that's cheating lol but I can't pick a favorite)

    Three TV Shows:
    Scandal
    Fixer Upper
    The Americans

    Four Books:
    Crossroads-Riley Hart
    The Hidden Life-Erin Noelle
    Fly With Me-Chanel Cleeton
    Walk Through Fire-Kristen Ashley

    Five Foods:
    Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta
    Buffalo Chicken Pizza
    White Texas Sheet Cake
    Cheeseburger with Pretzel Bun
    Fresh tomatoes with feta, basil and olive oil

    caseroo7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Such interesting lists. And I think Bourbon is a food, too!

    One Song:
    Diamonds by The Boxer Rebellion

    Two Movies:
    Spotlight
    The Martian

    Three TV Shows:
    Parks and Recreation
    Better Call Saul
    Masters of Sex

    Four Books:
    Hexbreaker
    Phase Shift
    Spencer Cohen, book 3
    Lessons in Trust (Cambridge Fellows, #7)

    Five Foods:
    Pizza (just about any kind)
    Pernil (roasted pork shoulder) with fried plantains
    Herbal or green tea
    Margaritas (they’re food if you use lime juice and lime slices)
    Strip steak nachos

    jen(dot)f(at)mac(dot)com

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  6. Here goes....

    One Song:
    Running On Empty Jackson Browne

    Two Movies:
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    Princess Bride

    Three TV Shows:
    Dancing With The Stars
    Cooks Country
    NCIS

    Four Books:
    Catch Me If You Can
    The Road To Silver Plume
    Pressure Head
    The Virtu

    Five Foods:
    Vanilla Ice Cream
    Pizza
    Strawberries
    Chocolate dipped coffee beans
    Birthday Cake

    aelnova@aol.com

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  7. One Song:
    Pain by Three Days Grace

    Two Movies:
    Serenity
    (Anything that isn't animated. Darn kids!)

    Three TV Shows:
    Outlander
    Game of Thrones
    Law & Order

    Four Books:
    Off Campus by Amy Jones Cousins
    The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
    A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas
    The Deal by Elle Kennedy

    Five Foods:
    Cajun cheese curds
    Black bean and salsa quesadilla
    Black bean enchilada rice dish
    Spaghetti
    Chipotles

    Ps. I can see the reasoning behind the bourbon!

    Tanyamarieward(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Tanya, congrats! ~ you our our lucky winner of this months author column from Sam and Jo. An email is on it's way to you!

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  8. One Song: Afternoon Delight
    Two Movies: Jurassic Park, Harry Potter
    Three TV Shows: Castle, Big Bang Theory and Judge Judy
    Four Books: Duke in Hiding, Forgive and Forget, Grizzly Discover and Unconventional Courtship
    Five Foods: Spaghetti, Steak, Tacos, Potato Chips and Pizza
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  9. besides a chance at your giveaway... here are somethings which are making me happy for now...

    One Song:
    Enter Sandman by Metallica (oldie but goodie)

    Two Movies:
    Deadpool
    Five Dances (for the 10th or 11th time)

    Three TV Shows:
    The Magicians (re-watching first season)
    Fear The Walking Dead
    The Voice

    Four Books:
    Fated Heart series by Aimee Nicole Walker
    The Magicians by Lev Grossman
    Change of Heart by Mary Calmes
    Turning Point series by NR Walker

    Five Foods:
    extra sharp cheddar cheese
    dark chocolate
    asparagus
    walnuts
    strawberries

    ;) mommido@gmail.com

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  10. One Song: WATERLOO - ABBA
    Two Movies: Gladiator, Gone With the Wind
    Three TV Shows: Supernatural, Vikings, Outlander
    Four Books: DOWN UNDER Bill Bryson, BORN WICKED Jessica Spotswood, LONESOME DOVE Larry McMurtry, GAME OF THRONES George RR Martin
    Five Foods: Milk chocolate with nuts, chocolate ice-cream, pistachio nuts, watermelon
    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  11. One Song:
    Sound of Silence by Disturbed
    Two Movies:
    Gladiator
    X-Men
    Three TV Shows:
    Supernatural
    Bitten
    Jeopardy
    Four Books:
    THIRDS series by Charlie Cochet
    Tameness of the Wolf series by Kendall McKenna
    Temptation series by Ella Frank
    SPECTR series by Jordan L Hawk
    Five Foods:
    Chocolate
    BLT McMuffin with Cheese
    Macadamia Nuts
    Swiss Cheese
    Pepperoni Pizza

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. One Song:
    “Where Do We Go From Here” by Ruelle

    Two Movies: (I watch these regularly cause they make me very happy!)
    The Crow
    Labyrinth

    Three TV Shows:
    Shadowhunters (Magnus and Alec!!!!)
    Game of Thrones
    Lucifer

    Four Books:
    The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare
    Born to Endless Night by Cassandra Clare
    Sandman & Death by Neil Gaiman (does this count?)
    One Breath One Bullet by S.A. McAuley (just started reading it!)


    Five Foods:
    Curry + indian food in general (Mmm spicy)
    Chicken fajitas (extra spicy of course)
    All chili peppers (for spiciness)
    Chicken, onion & Pesto pizza!
    Pasta / rice

    slane.raff(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. One Song :
    Scotty McCreery - 'The Dance' Live at the Grand Ole Opry Version

    Two Movies :
    Pirates of the Caribbean
    The Bourne Identity

    Three TV Shows :
    The Walking Dead
    Game of Thrones
    Sense8

    Four Books :
    Honesty by Seth King
    Take My Picture by Giselle Ellis
    Perfect Imperfections by Cardeno C
    Try by Ella Frank

    Five Foods :
    Rendang (Indonesian spicy beef stew with coconut milk)
    Coffee
    Dim sum
    Tiramisu
    Strawberry Cheesecake

    funzeeshu(at)gmail(dot)com

    Thanks ��

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  14. One Song:
    The Sound of Silence

    Two Movies:
    Love in the Afternoon (1957)
    Pride & Prejudice (1940)

    Three TV Shows:
    Game of Thrones
    Friends
    Bones

    Four Books:
    Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
    The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
    Shanna by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
    Remembrance by Danielle Steel

    Five Foods:
    vegetable soup
    spaghetti
    lasagna
    meat pie
    icecream

    What an interesting list! Thanks to it I remember I want to re-watch these movies. =)
    serena91291@gmail.com

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  15. I think my first attempt got eaten...anyway...

    One song: "Fuzzy and Blue (and Orange)" (vintage Sesame Street for the win!)

    Two movies: WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
    DESK SET

    Three TV shows: CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
    FRESH OFF THE BOAT
    THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE

    Four books: HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy (though I don't see how NorCal boy Jamie could be a Ducks fan, but other than that...)
    DUST AND GROOVES: ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING by Eilon Paz
    somethingtofoodabout by Questlove
    I BLAME DENNIS HOPPER by Illeana Douglas

    Five foods: homemade browned butter chocolate chip cookies
    lumpia
    lattes
    shrimp with cashew nuts
    homemade gingersnap ice cream

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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