12.09.2014

Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Author Isabelle Saint-Michael

Title: Holiday Spirit for Hire
Series: Otherworld Realms #2
Author: Isabelle Saint-Michael
Publication Date: November 14th, 2014
Publisher: Otherworld Romance, LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Holiday
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780990866

Synopsis (from Author):
When life handed half-werewolf Grace MacGregor a pink slip four weeks before Christmas, she was determined to get back to work as soon as possible. She just didn’t expect it to be the very next day – or at the North Pole.  She now has four weeks to make other people’s holiday wishes come true, but will she be able to grant her own while she is at it?
Justin Kringle is the nephew of Santa Claus and his job is to keep operations of the Pole on point. When Grace is dropped bed and all into his work shop, he can’t decide if it’s love or hate at first sight. First impression: she’s a total mess. Can he keep her on track and remember to not mix business and pleasure?
  


Title: Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears
Series: Otherworld Realms #1
Author: Isabelle Saint-Michael
Publication Date: November 14th, 2014
Publisher: Otherworld Romance, LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Holiday
Pages: 378
ISBN13: 9780990866510

Synopsis (from Author):
Lillian Chambers was just an ordinary high school teacher, until she fell through a Fairy Circle. When she came to on the other side, she was surprised to find herself in the company of an Elven prince she thought only existed in her dreams. Now she’s slaying monsters and rescuing Prince Tallyn, instead of playing the part of the damsel in distress. 
Tallyn had been the protector of his kingdom for over one hundred years. He knows that the world is filled with danger around every corner, but these days he’s finding himself babysitting the annoyingly fearless Lady Lillian. 
When their worlds collide sparks fly, humorous situations ensue and the only thing for sure is that neither will ever be the same. Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears takes readers on an adventure into a modern fairytale where we explore what it really means to fall for Prince Not-so-Charming.
  



Isabelle Saint-Michael is a cupcake enthusiast, shoe addict, and globetrotter. She is known for her sense of adventure and geeky hobbies. She is frequently seen haunting coffee shops and pubs into the wee hours of the morning. No matter where she goes, shenanigans and mirth are never far behind.

There is a fun scene in Practical Uses for Princes with Pointed Ears where Lilian and Tallyn are sitting down for a meal. Prince Tallyn loads her plate with an Elven delicacy that was his favorite as a child. It incorporates some of my favorite Autumn & Winter flavors into a dish. Several of my readers have requested the recipe for the dish, called Elven Muddle.

Elven Muddle
Elven Muddle is usually served with a meat dish, other root veggies, a soft cheese, a hearty bread and your favorite Stout or Wine.
Ingredients
4 Large Sweet Potatoes (Peeled and chopped into small chunks) 
1 Can of Pumpkin (Not Pie Filling)
¼ Stick of Butter at room temp
¼ cup Heavy Cream
¼ cup Raisins 
¼ cup Dried Cranberries
¼ cup Toasted Hazel Nuts (Chopped)
¼ cup Toasted Almonds (Chopped)
2 Tablespoons of chopped Candied Ginger
1 Tablespoon of Butter (Room Temp)
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon of Ground Clove
½ Teaspoon Sea Salt

Directions
  1. Place chopped sweet potatoes in a large pot, cover in water, and bring to a boil. Cook until the chunks break apart with a fork, then strain.
  2. In a large skillet melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Combine nuts, fruits and ginger in skillet over medium heat along with cinnamon, clove and salt. Cook down until nuts are chewy and flavors have melded.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes, pumpkin, and ¼ stick of butter in a large pan over med-low heat. With a hand mixer beat the ingredients together until smooth and well blended, then add in cream slowly until well mixed in.
  4. Stir in fruit and nut mixture, folding it in by hand. Bring up to a steaming heat stirring regularly to prevent burning. 
  5. Transfer to a dish and serve. Enjoy!

Isabelle Saint-Michael has 4 packs of goodies and swag to give away! Try your hand at snagging an awesome gift!