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I am super excited about the upcoming launch of my contest:

 A Slice of the Good Life 

(Starts June 1, 2013).

 This is an incredible chance to visit romantic Quebec City in dazzling style.

I am offering a variety of ways to enter this contest: from following my blog to reading my book and offering a review on any e-book seller that currently lists my book (like Amazon, for example).

One of the most fun ways to enter the contest is to create and post a recipe for Curry Apple Pie. You can post either on my blog or my Facebook page (my Facebook page is called Novelkudos as well).

Here is the recipe of Curry Apple Pie that Lulu, my heroine, makes in the book.

You will need:

(Oven temp: 350 F)

1 cast iron skillet

1 package frozen puff pastry – thawed and rolled out into a circle roughly ½” bigger in circumference than the skillet you will use.

4 Granny Smith apples peeled and sliced very thin

3/4 cup brown sugar

½ stick salted butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon curry powder

½ teaspoon powdered ginger

Melt butter in cast iron skillet.

Add sugar and spices  to skillet.

Cook and stir until bubbling.

While still cooking add apple slices to pan in a nice overlapping ‘petal’ pattern until skilled and sauce are completely covered.

Place uncooked puff pastry on the top of apples.

Bake in oven for  30-45 minutes depending on when your pastry cooks (varies with thickness and oven type). Pastry should be cooked through and deep golden brown.

Place a plate that is larger than skillet over skillet and then flip both plate and skillet so that the plate is on counter and skillet is now on top. Apples and crust should loosen and fall into place.

Serve warmish with a dollop whipped cream spiced with lemon zest, vanilla, ½ teaspoon of allspice, and sweetened with splash of agave.

It should come out looking like this:



To celebrate the publishing of my book CURRY APPLE PIE (now available on Amazon and B&N and iBooks) I am launching an AMAZING  contest to give my readers a taste of the luxe life written about in the book. I urge all who read this to participate.
There are lots of ways to be part of the fun:
For example, you can follow this blog, become my Facebook friend,  write a review of the book,  or write a recipe for Curry Apple Pie and post it on my blog in the comments …
Each participation offers a different number of points. For example, if you post a review on one of the ebook sellers sites you get 10 points. If you become a follower of the blog or register on my website it gives you 2 points.
SO MANY  OPTIONS! But one thing is for sure: the grand prize is  a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If you don’t  win the Grand Prize, there is still a great consolation prize of a KINDLE READER and also, five lucky runners-up will get a $25 gift certificate from AMAZON.COM.
Please visit http://www.saint-antoine.com to see how truly special a getaway to this magical city and hotel would be….
The contest starts JUNE 1, 2013 and I will publish and contact the winners on Sept. 1, 2013.
Tomorrow, I will post my very own recipe for Curry Apple Pie to get the ball rolling…

STARTS:  JUNE 1, 2013

  • Panel 0

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER 3 Night Stay at L’Auberge Saint-Antoine (www.saint-antoine.com)

  • 1 Dinner at each Restaurant Panache (1) and Café Artefact (1)

  • Breakfast and free parking daily

  • $500 for travel expenses

  • RUNNER-UP Amazon Kindle E-Reader

  • 5 CONSOLATION PRIZE WINNERS $25 Amazon Gift Certificate