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Everyone has an escape vice, and when I’m not writing, you can probably find me baking something sweet and yummy. I thought I’d share a no-bake cheesecake cupcake recipe:)

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Ingredients

  • 250g Arnott’s Butternut Snap Cookies (or any sweet cookies you prefer)
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 ½ tablespoons caster (superfine) sugar
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 heaped teaspoon gelatin melted in ¼ cup boiled water
  • ¾ cup cream, lightly whipped

Method

1. Crush the cookies until they resemble fine crumbs in a food processor or blender. Mix in the melted butter until well combined.

2. Spoon half a tablespoon into a cupcake patty and press mixture down. The quantity used for the base of the cheesecakes can be varied depending on how thick you like it. Place the patties with bases into the fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture.

TipPlace the patties with the prepared bases into baking trays – this ensures they hold their shape when you add the cheesecake mixture.

3. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the melted gelatin and combine into the mixture.

4. Fold the lightly whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture.

5. Spoon the cheesecake mixture into the prepared cupcake patties, then refrigerate for at least a few hours before serving if you can’t wait. Otherwise best left overnight.

6. Decorate your cupcakes or experiment with different fillings. I added half a teaspoon of caramel condensed milk into the centre of the cheesecake cupcake before refrigerating for a surprise filling. Or sandwich cheesecake between two cookies.

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Find me here today:

I tell Kurt Chambers what I do outside writing

Musings of Mistress of the Dark Path does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

I share an exclusive excerpt with Darkside Down Under

What is your escape vice?

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Source: Stockvault

Source: Stockvault

Today’s Book Tour stops include:

I tell Annalisa Crawford why I became a writer

Kristy Centeno shares an excerpt from Cloaked in Fur

Cabin Goddess asks me lots of fun questions

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We’re in week 2 of the Cloaked in Fur Virtual Book Tour, and week 1 was fantastic. I can’t believe how quickly it whizzed by. It was wonderful to see my book on so many blogs and websites. And over the weekend, I nutted out last changes to my new website. I will be revealing it this week!! Wow, it’s all happening so quickly.

All right, let’s get on with the tour. Today, I’ll be at the following two blogs:

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I share with Laura Kentowski facts about Transylvania you may not know

Sapphyria’s Steamy Book Reviews does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

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What do you think of when you hear Transylvania?

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Source: Free Digital Photos by Arvind Balaraman

Source: Free Digital Photos by Arvind Balaraman

Christine Rains, the wonderful author of The 13th Floor series, has tagged me. I simply answer four questions, and then I tag four new people.

Let’s get started:

1. What are you working on right now?

Right now, I’m plotting book 2 and 3 of Cloaked in Fur. I’m also half way through a new young adult fantasy novel, which is made up of three parts about six characters. It is set in a world filled with witches, steampunk monsters and magic, and at the heart of the story, there’s the struggle to find love.

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre? 

My YA novel is a blend of different genres, which I tend to love doing, plus it’s told from six POVs, and each character brings their own personality and backstory to the mix.

3. What is the hardest part about writing?

The funny thing is that whatever part I’m up to I say is the hardest. Whatever I’m not doing at the time seems like the better option. Hehe. I know, it doesn’t answer the question. Writing the first draft would probably have to be the hardest since you are making up the story with nothing but your imagination and scribbled notes.

4. What would you like to try as a writer that you haven’t yet?

I’ve always wanted to try a mystery… like a ‘who done it’. Maybe one day:)

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I am tagging the following bloggers:

Medeia Sharif

T.B. Markinson

Tina Downey

Annalisa Crawford

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Today, the Cloaked in Fur book tour will be appearing here:

Sharon Clare has Daciana talking about what makes life perfect for her.

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Source: Free Digital Photos by Idea Go

Source: Free Digital Photos by Idea Go

This morning I found a wonderful tweet about Cloaked in Fur appearing in USA TODAY, and I just had to share it with everyone. Don’t you just love nice surprises?

Okay, today you can track me down at the following wonderful sites.

USA Today showcases Cloaked in Fur

I discuss how movies inspire my writing with Kate Larkindale

I share an excerpt with Harper A. Brooks

Happy Tails and Tales interview me and reveal their review of Cloaked in Fur

What’s the nicest surprise you ever received?

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TF walsh Giveaway compressed

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As part of my Virtual Book Tour, Roxanne from Bewitching Book Tours has been helping me out, and she’s fantastic. On top of that, she is also organizing a giveaway for Cloaked in Fur, and since it’s all about werewovles, what’s better than:

1 set of six wolf wineglass charms –open to US Shipping

4 wolf keychains–open to US Shipping

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The wolf charms are just adorable. Simply click on the Rafflecopter wording below to enter. Good luck.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Today, you’ll also find me at the following three wonderful blogs:

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T.B. Markinson questions me about why I decided to write about a moonwulf

I talk about my setting in Cloaked in Fur with Alexia Chamberlynn

Queen of All She Reads does a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur

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Hope everyone is having a great week.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh‘s Insecure Writer’s Support Group, held monthly. Click on the image above to participate.

Before the launch of Cloaked in Fur, I was super excited and nervous and probably a thousand other emotions, but one thing that worried me was getting bad reviews. Sure, my critique partners had read my book and gave me a lot of support, but now that’s it’s out in the real world,  things are different. People have different tastes and perspectives. I don’t want to get hung up on what reviews say. I want to be one of those authors who don’t even read reviews, but they keep moving forward, working on their new project. So far, I’ve failed miserably at being like that. Maybe that comes with time:)

Speaking of Cloaked in Fur, today I’ll be appearing on the following blogs where I discuss various topics. Join in if takes your fancy:)

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I open up to Crimson Romance with why I write paranormal stories.

Lexa Cain is doing a spotlight on Cloaked in Fur.

Fleshing out a story idea is never simple, so I share with Kim Lajevardi how I do it.

Rose and Beps Blog finds out what I do when I’m not writing.

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