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Guest & Giveaways: Welcome, Author J. A. Garland

Please welcome today’s guest author, J.A. Garland. J.A. is a writer of urban fantasy. She’s also a giver of swag for one lucky commenter. Her latest book, Instinct, is published by BURST Books.


Apple Pie Oatmeal

Do the holidays leave you out of breath and scrambling for time to eat something, anything? Well, fear not, this slow cooker oatmeal recipe allows you to pre-assemble delicious ingredients, and have a nutritious meal ready when you’re ready! Which might even give you enough time to curl up with a good urban fantasy book…

1 cup of steel cut oats                                          4 cups of water

2 peeled and chopped apples (Granny Smith if you like tart, apple pie taste)

3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed (I like the blueberry flavored variety from Trader Joe’s)

1.5 teaspoons of ground cinnamon                  1 teaspoon of nutmeg

2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener (I like honey powder)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 cup of walnuts (optional, but yummy if you aren’t allergic)

Spray the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick spray (like Pam). Add all the above to your cooker, stir, put on the lid and set to Low. Allow to cook for 4-6 hours. (Four if you like firm, six if you like mushy).

Don’t forget the milk and fresh fruit when it’s done cooking



“When war erupts among the Shadow creatures, can enemies become allies?”

JA_Garland_Instinct_500x750Lone wolf, Rory Archer, never failed a single mission. Now the hunted instead of the hunter, Rory unwinds a twisted trail leading back to Amber Arlington, a spirited Halfling tied to a world of Shadows. Bound to vows initially forged out of necessity, Rory and Amber’s relationship surges into more than either of them had bargained on. Scrambling to identify their attacker before joining the casualty list, Rory is forced to do the unthinkable, or watch Amber become a slave for his species.

Remember, one random commenter will receive a package of Lula’s peppermint bark and a signed copy of Instinct. Visit J.A.’s webpage (http://jagarland.blogspot.com/) to read more about J.A. and her stories.  Tomorrow, Author Audra Middleton visits.


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