Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Irish Magic Cover help #giveaway. #recipe

Posted by Susan B James on 9:32:00 PM with 3 comments

Aye and Begorrah and may the Luck of the Irish be with you.
Somewhere inside, there is a little bit of Irish in most of us. Probably put there by Leprechaun dust. Leprechauns are another tribe of the Faerie Folk that live is a shifting fold of time. Are they alive now? Well it depends on how time folds. It’s always possible to catch a glimpse of one.
In 2013 I went to Ireland to celebrate my seventieth birthday. I wanted to see a Leprechaun; hear musical Irish voices, meet the people and visit the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. 
I didn’t find a real matchmaker, but I did find a pot of gold: An idea for a book, Kate's hero - now called Irish Magic will be published in August and I need cover ideas. 
I put a post on my Facebook Author Page with possible cover images.

I forgot to add this cover which also has a good feel to it. 
Anyone who helps me out with a comment will get an ARC of Irish Magic. 
Two commenters will win a ten dollar Amazon Card.

Kate Carnahan’s second novel is late to her publisher because the bitter end to her engagement turned her hero into a snarky disaster and she’s had no luck in re-imagining him. When she finds her first- ever four-leaf clover, her wish is a new hero for her book.
Hah! Every leprechaun knows a four-leaf clover wish is a heart wish and Kate’s heart wants a true love. To fulfill it, half-Leprechaun Bradley Flynn calls in help from the finest matchmaker Ireland’s ever had.
Essie O’Callaghan retired her hereditary position years ago, but she now has a mission of her own. Finding her friend Dr. Michael Walshe a wife.
Together Brad and Essie engineer Kate’s and Michael’s trips to Ireland, arranging for them to encounter each other – over, and over and over again.
Kate and Michael have both sworn off romantic entanglements, but the more they see of each other, the harder it is to resist the temptation to explore their reluctant attraction.

And then there’s the matter of Brad’s cousin Eamon, ashamed of his halfling heritage and too stiff-necked to admit he’s been in love with his fellow halfling Pirikit Mac Cionaoith his whole life. Someone has to take that pair in hand.

 Ah well, Ireland’s home to more magic than most mortals dream. It’s a fine place for two stubborn couples who are perfect for each other to fall in love.

Recipe time.

For St. Patrick’s Day, I buy corned beef, spread the spice packet on top, wrap in in heavy aluminum foil and bake it at 250 degrees for five or six hours. 

I serve it with cabbage, pan sautéed with Irish butter. And on the side, Sour Cream Horseradish sauce. Because everything is better with sour cream, Even dirt.

Sour Cream Horseradish Sauce Recipe:

1/4 to 1/2 cup prepared horseradish (according to your taste)
1 pint (2 cups) sour cream 
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt

In a medium-sized bowl, combine horseradish, sour cream, lemon juice, and salt; thoroughly mix. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. Maybe it's because I've been doing research into ancient Irish tales and the areas that these gods and goddesses lived, but I keep envisioning the background as something with low hills and ancient ruins that evoke the olden times (or is that too Gabaldon?).

    1. I like that. It also has to say Romantic comedy or I;m cheating my readers.

  2. a leprechaun
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


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