I'm having a release week giveaway below. Read on!
I've had a very busy and exciting week. GIRL ON THE RUN came out on Saturday, and it has received some terrific reviews.
“Readers will be shocked by this exciting, fast-paced thriller’s twists and turns." Kirkus Reviews
Then I had a virtual release party on Sunday night. What a bunch of fun. Lots of readers came to the party and asked me a ton of questions. My fingers were tired by the end of the hour! I love communicating with readers. I learn so much. I get so much inspiration from their united energy.
I find the virtual parties are like book clubs. We chat, we laugh. We share what we like about a book or genre.
The one thing we can't do - unless we do it virtually - is share treats. Oh, sure, I have virtual cocktails and sometimes virtual cookies or appetizers.
But a real honest to goodness treat is hard to come by virtually! LOL
However, if I were to go to a book club, the next treat I would bring is this cake (below). Peg shared a lemon cake recipe recently, and it looked so delicious that I had to make it gluten-free. This works like a dream and is so easy. Even Jenna, in my Cookbook Nook Mysteries, could make it without messing up. 5 ingredients! Now, Peg poked holes into her cake and drizzled sweet goodness into it. I wanted to make this a little less sweet, and guess what, it turned out terrific.
Plus, for some reason, the recipe made enough for 2 small loaf pans more. Not sure why?? But plenty for any book club. Or just a family. Or yourself.
Gluten-free Lemon Bundt Cake inspired by Peg Cochran
1 package gluten-free white or yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
¾ cup oil
1 package instant lemon pudding mix (make sure it's gluten-free)
¾ cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour eggs, cake mix, oil, lemon pudding mix, and water in a large bowl. Mix well.
Pour into a greased Bundt pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45-50 minutes for the tube pan and 30 minutes for the other.
Let cake sit for 10 minutes in the pan. Then run a knife around the edges and invert. I dusted Bundt cake with powdered sugar.
TODAY, I'm offering a book giveaway of, yes, GIRL ON THE RUN in paper!! It's out and I'm excited about it. Leave a comment about the last book club you attended and your email so I can contact you if you win.
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Daryl Wood Gerber aka Avery Aames
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