I’m off the day job for a few days, so while I’m resting, I’m also working my writer gig full time. photo-1432821596592-e2c18b78144f

Currently I’m working on the second book of the Castle View series, Roadside Attraction. I’m enjoying writing this contemporary romance set in Northern Idaho. The first book (Wild Hearts)is being released this weekend. Up now on Kindle and other fine digital stores soon. Wild Hearts

I’m addicted to gooey butter cake as of a couple weeks ago. I made a pumpkin one for work – Loved. And for Thanksgiving, I changed it up to a chocolate and peanut butter version. WONDERFUL.

Chocolate/Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cake

Crust- Mix the following and spread into a greased 9×13 cake pan

  • 1 devils food cake mix
  • 1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 egg

Topping – Cream together –

  • 1 pkg softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Add and mix

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 8 chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter cups

Finally – mix in

  • 16 oz of powdered sugar

When it’s all mixed, pour on top of the crust, put pan in a 350 degree, preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes. 

Cool and refrigerate for best serving. (Although eating it warm is pretty darn good too…)

I’m slowing down for the winter season, looking forward to finishing my reading goal (14 more books by end of year-EEK.) Time to put up the Christmas tree so I can watch the lights.

If the Shoe Kills is on a Goodreads giveaway until November 30th and starting December 1st, Lyrical Underground/Kensington is offering an early copy of Murder on Wheels to a lucky winner on Goodreads.If The Shoe Kills_ebook

That’s the news. What’s going on in your life?


I love books. I have since the day I found how I could escape a less than perfect home life as a child in a second, losing myself in the story.

So today, I’m doing a Lynn’s favorite five books. Ask me the same question tomorrow, you’ll probably get a different answer, but this is my answer today. Or maybe this should be called the early top five.

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
This book hit all the right spots for a fatherless child with an active imagination. 18131

The Lord of the Rings – J.R.R Tolkien
The band nerd group I belonged to made this required reading for the late night discussions in high school.33

The Stand – Stephen King
What would I do if I survived the end of the world? Where would I find my contacts?149267

Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
My first romance. I know it was about the civil war, but the one scene that sticks even years later is the staircase scene. This started my love for bad boys.Gone with the wind

Hummm, for the last one (for today – lol) I’m stumped between Harry Potter and Percy Jackson.

The Lightening Thief – Rick Riordan
If you haven’t read the demi-god series, this is a must read. Just tell the bookseller you’re buying them for your nephew. And don’t rely on the movie version, too many plot lines left out that are essential to the ultimate battle to save the world.28187


So what are your top five reads?  I’m thinking any of these classics would be an excellent gift this Christmas to a young reader.

I have a new Goodreads giveaway for November –

If the Shoe Kills by Lynn Cahoon

If the Shoe Kills

by Lynn Cahoon

Giveaway ends November 30, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Goodreads Giveaway

It’ s my birthday month, and the gifts are for you…

Mission to Murder is on a Goodreads Giveaway now. Click here to sign up.M2M3

Who needs an excuse?

Here’s my recipe for Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake.IMG_20140517_203459_829

Best served with tons of whipped cream.

Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream the following –

  • 2 pkgs cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Then mix in

  • 3 eggs

Beating after each addition

When smooth, set aside 1 cup of the mixture.


  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Pour mixture into a

  • graham cracker crust (pre-made)

Pour four drops of the white mix you set aside then run a knife through the piles to gently marble the mixture into the pumpkin.

Bake for 55 minutes.


Enjoy. IMG_20140517_203643_223

Killer Run Blog Tour

Hi peeps!

Killer Run releases tomorrow (squee!) and I’m doing some blog visits to celebrate. killer run

First up, Dru’s Musing has Jill talking about the new book.

Whodunit’s facebook page has a sharathon giveaway the 18-19 only.

And on Wednesday, I’ll be over at Word Wranglers.

Starting tomorrow, I’ll also be participating in A Great Escapes Killer Run blog tour. See the home page for all the tour stops.

If your in the St Louis area, I’ll be at the St. Charles library, Spenser Road Branch on Monday August 24th at 7 to 8:30 pm for a program and signing.


Stop by in person or virtually, I’d love to see you!

3 wishes time.

How would you answer this question? A genie grants you three wishes: what are they and why?

First wish – I have the ways and means to write full time. I’m somewhat leery of getting things for free – ever read The Monkey’s Paw? But as long as this is a good genie, I’ll ask for enough money to be able to stay home and play with my imaginary friends all day. And access to good health insurance, just in case. (I know, that might be more than one wish, but this is a good genie, right?)IMG_20140723_172917_250

Second wish – A metabolism that lets me eat what I want and never gain weight. Okay, not like Stephen King’s Thinner, but at least be able to enjoy some ice cream or a Hershey’s with Almonds, without dreading stepping on the scale later.

Idaho Potato Pie - yum

Idaho Potato Pie – yum

Third wish – To be draped in jewels… Wait, no, that’s not my wish, I think Dressed to Kill’s Sherry King is taking over the post. I must have paused too long thinking. A career I enjoy, good food (that doesn’t make me fat), those two are taken care of. I know, friends and family around to make me laugh and realized the joy of giving and receiving love.laladinner15alaladinner15

Your turn – What are your three wishes?


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