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Thursday, May 29, 2014

I'm Having a Crazy, Awful, Wonderful, and Scary Idea... what do you think?

So, I had an amazing dream last night; I wrote an entire novel, chapter by chapter on my Blog, publishing a chapter a week until it was done. It was insane, I was having a nervous breakdown and everyone I knew was calling me crazy, but I was a woman possessed. The idea has been haunting me since then and I can't get it out of my mind. So what do you think? Am I crazy? Will I go mad? Should I have my head examined or do you think I should go for it? I really want to do it, but if no one reads it I'll be crushed, ruined and my reputation will to sullied. I'll have to resort to writing on the street corners, begging for words and story ideas. Would you do it? Let me know... Minnette 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Free Copies of Starsight Volume I for The Month of June!

Just set up a promotion with Jan's Paperback Books where we're giving away an ecopy of Starsight Volume I for the month of June to everyone who wants one! So keep that in mind if you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy yet. I'll be posting details on social networks and anywhere else I can think of with links and details for the free book. 

In the meantime, I'm trying to put together an epic fantasy blog book tour. If anyone out there has a fantasy blog site, let me know; I'd love to post an article about writing, fantasy, world building or anything else you and your followers would like to chat about. 

Minnette's Books

Monday, May 26, 2014

Self Publishing for the First Time...

Kobo & Kindle & Smashwords, oh my!
I have to say when I went into this innocently enough, I thought since I had the rights back to my Starsight books, I'd make a quest into self-publishing and see where it took me. Down the rabbit hole would have been a breeze after this, but it's my own fault; I guess I'm actually a guy at heart. Instructions, I don't need no stinkin' instructions! Well, as it turned out, I did. After four days of grueling re-dos of both novels, hours of combing through the books again and again, and many, many bad uploads, I finally did it! I'm so proud of myself... Below are my beautiful new contributions to the eBook realm. I think they are all beautiful now... but we'll see. xxx M:o)

KOBO - STARSIGHT VOL. I
KOBO - STARSIGHT VOL. II
KINDLE - STARSIGHT VOL. I
KINDGLE - STARSIGHT VOL. II
SMASHWORDS - STARSIGHT I
SMASHWORDS - STARSIGHT II

Friday, May 23, 2014

Recipes for Low-Carb Diet - Chicken with Tomatoes & Kalama Olives

My sweet friend Lisa Hendrix suggested that I put these recipes on my blog page since they have been very helpful for me to get my diabetes under control and lose weight (35 pounds all together). Keep in mind that when you eat like this you have to limit carbs to practically nothing (30 grams per day or less).

Tonight it was chicken night and this one was taken from epicurious again with a couple of my own touches. It was really good with a nice tang to it and the blend of tomatoes, basil, shallots and kalama olives was very bright. I can't eat it myself, but cheesy rice (below) was a nice addition for my boys. 

INGREDIENTS:
(Serves 3)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts 
  • 1 shallot, thin sliced
  • 4-5 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 large tomato chopped
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 6 kalama olives, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive brine
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
DIRECTIONS:
  • Heat olive oil in medium sauce pan
  • Salt & pepper chicken breast and cook (about 5 minutes per side until cooked through
  • Remove chicken from the pan and set aside
  • In oil left in the pan, saute shallots until translucent (about 2 minutes)
  • Pour in wine and deglaze pan - cook until alcohol has burned off
  • Add basil, olives, tomatoes and brine and cook until reduced (about 4 minutes)
  • Add in spinach and cook until wilted (about 1 minute)
  • Add chicken, cover well with sauce and heat through
  • Serve with cheesy rice (below)
NUTRITION: Calories 188, Carbs 11, Fat 9, Protein 18, Salt 314, Sugar 5

CHEESY RICE
(Serves 3)
  • Prepare white rice per package directions (2 cups water to 1 cup rice)
  • Mix in 2 tbsp butter
  • Grate about 1 cup cheddar cheese and mix into hot cooked rice (or mix some Parmesan or other cheese)
  • Salt & pepper to taste 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


The new look...

So happy to say that work on the 2nd Edition of Starsight I & II is coming around. We have a lovely new cover (thanks to the brilliant artwork of Derrick Freeland), the Kindle books are available now, should be on Kobo soon and I'm working on the 2nd edition print. We'll have another new cover for Volume II soon and I'll share that when it comes in. It's wonderful to be back to work again after all this time. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

IN THE WORKS....

WY'EAST

a new thriller urban fantasy

by Minnette Meador

A mystery on Mt. Hood, a shadowy billionaire, a famous psychiatrist with a dark past forced to cure a disease that has no cure, and an insane girl who moves them all toward an outcome no one will see coming. 


PHANTOM HEARTS

by Minnette Meador

the 2nd book in the Ghost Series

Phantom Hearts - Book II in the Ghost Series. Dyna is having a bad day... a really bad day. Her house is now filled with ghosts, the neighborhood association is trying to get her evicted, and she just found out she's pregnant with a demon child. To top everything off, a handsome cop thinks he can make it go away, but all he is doing is making it worse! What's a girl to do?

It's great to be back... stay tuned... M:o)