An Autumn Pause

 

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Yoohoo! Is everyone still there? I’m coming up for air for just a moment to say “Hello” to my lovely WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter Community. I hope everyone is enjoying October! For the last few weeks, my mind plunged into writing my current WIP and has remained immersed. Little by little, I’m making steady progress on my Paranormal Historical Trilogy and drinking lots of homemade pumpkin-spiced coffee for autumn vibes (The recipe is below).  I’m hoping to finish the first book of the trilogy by the end of the year or early 2020. 

So, my dear friends, I can’t stay away for too long. My characters are calling and need help through the quagmire I’ve plunged their lives. But before I go, I have an update on my October reading. So far, I’ve managed to complete two more books on my October reading list: Wakenhyrst (Michelle Paver) and Ink and Bone (Lisa Unger). I will provide small reviews in the coming days. Another Blackthorn Book Blog Tour is coming in early November for Bob Van Laerhoven’s book, Return to Hiroshima

Related imagePumpkin-Spiced Coffee

Ingredients (for 2 servings)

  • 1 cup of your favorite brewed coffee
  • 1 cup almond, soy, or regular milk
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, or ¼ teaspoon cinnamon plus ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup, or sweetener of choice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream, optional

Preparation

Combine and heat all ingredients in a saucepan, stirring occasionally. Do not bring to a boil.

Serve hot, or over ice!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jade says:

    All the best for your trilogy, looking forward to it! 🙂

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    1. Jade, thank you. It’s lots of work but I love a challenge. 🙂

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  2. Glad to hear about all your progress. I think I’ll try this recipe.

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    1. Thanks, James!! I love anything pumpkin around the holidays. I love the scent in the air as well. Enjoy!!

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  3. Hi Denise
    what’s up ?
    I hope you will spent a lovely day
    see ya soon
    Gianmarco ➡🌷⬅ 🙋

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  4. Thanks, Gianmarco ! Have a wonderful week!

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  5. Simon says:

    Hi ya, still here good to see you’re doing well. 😀

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    1. Glad to see you’re well too, Simon! 🎃

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      1. Simon says:

        I’m doing good thanks… 🙂

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  6. vinneve says:

    My dream is to write a book or novel too but I don’t think I can as English is not my first language and I cannot articulate enough for the readers to really get into “the rhythm” so Goodluck to you for doing it. I love to drink that type of coffee as I am a coffee lover but I am lazy to do elaborate things like that, unfortunately, haha! So I better buy and so others can do it for me. Cheers!

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    1. Hi, Vinneve! Write that book! If it’s a dream don’t worry about the language, and grammar. Just hire an editor when your done. But don’t let that dream slip away and regret it later. I believe you can buy the pumpkin-spice already prepared at most grocers. Just make your coffee and stir it in. Happy Halloween!!!

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      1. vinneve says:

        Thanks for your kind words.

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  7. Gina says:

    Good luck on the trilogy, Denise. You know I’ll be in on the reviews or a blog tour. I love pumpkin pie and coffee, just not mixed together. That’s practically a sin to admit nowadays. *wink*

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    1. Thanks, Gina!! Pumpkin pie and coffee sounds wonderful! I love them both. Life is too short not to indulge at times. I do once a year around the holidays. 🙂 Happy Halloween, Gina!!

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