Sunday, April 26, 2020

Please welcome our guest Julie Moffett! #GIVEAWAY

Please give a warm welcome to our guest Julie Moffett.  Julie, we're thrilled to have you!  And thank you for doing a #Giveaway

Hi, everyone! Author Julie Moffett here. I hope everyone is surviving the quarantine. Thanks to the lovely ladies from the Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen for inviting me to submit a recipe. I am not a huge baker, but I do love my salads! So today, I’m going to share a recipe for one of my favorite salads. Chinese Chicken Salad.


1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tbs soy sauce
3 tsp oil (sesame oil is best, but if you don’t have it, any oil will do)
shredded lettuce
shredded red cabbage
grated carrots
shelled edamame (optional)
green onion, thinly chopped (optional)
avocado (optional)
1/4 cup chow mein noodles

For the Sesame Vinaigrette
1/4 cup rice vinegar
Garlic salt to taste (usually about ½ tsp) OR fresh pressed garlic
1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds OR 1 tbs of sesame oil
1 tsp. honey
1 tbs. soy sauce
1 tbs. olive oil

 Note: It’s common to use a 1:3 ratio of oil to vinegar in a recipe, but I like to play around with the     ratio for my dressing So feel free to adjust to taste, depending on whether 
you like it tangier or  sweeter.

Today, while I was making the salad and taking photos for this post, I realized I was out of rice vinegar. Yikes! I had to substitute what I had, which was malt vinegar. It changed the taste, but still turned out yummy. Regardless, I recommend using the rice vinegar instead of malt vinegar, but sometimes we have to make do with what we have.


Heat stovetop. In small fry pan add 3 tsp of oil (sesame oil is best, but any oil will do) and 2 tbs of soy sauce. Add chicken, stir and cook thoroughly. Set aside.

Assemble the salad. Place lettuce, red cabbage, shredded carrots, edamame, green onion, avocado and chicken on a plate. 

To make the vinaigrette, whisk together the rice wine vinegar, garlic salt (or pressed garlic), sesame oil (or seeds), honey and soy sauce in a small bowl. Pour sesame vinaigrette on top of the salad and gently toss to combine. Top with chow mein noodles and eat! Yum, yum!!! 

Now, a little about me and my books. I write the long-running, geeky Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series, and the young adult spy/mystery White Knights Series. Highly intelligent females saving the world one brain at a time! Get Your Geek On!

The 12th book in my Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series, NO QUESTIONS ASKED, released March 23, 2020 in ebook, print, audiobook and MP-3/CD. It’s available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, Kobo, and GooglePlay. All the links are provided here in one location.

Here’s the blurb for the book:

One last fling (with danger) before the ring?

Nothing’s that simple when you’re a geek girl. Julie Moffett’s beloved Lexi Carmichael mystery series returns with No Questions Asked.

Lexi Carmichael: saving scientists one snake at a time.

Weddings aren’t my thing—never have been. But eloping would break my mother’s heart, especially since the president of the United States put in a good word for me with his daughter’s wedding planner. I’m going to have the wedding of the year…whether I like it or not.

Before we can say I do, Slash and I are flying off to the Brazilian rain forest. Our mission: stop hackers from stealing a vaccine that could save millions of lives. I thought it’d be easy, but from the moment we step off the plane, I’m up to my neck in trouble.

After an attack by drug-runners, being kidnapped and discovering that the bad guy is even worse than we’d imagined, I’m pretty sure someone in our group is working for the enemy. And they’re succeeding. I’ll have to use all my geek skills to stop the bad guys if I’m going to make it home in time to tie that knot.

Leave a comment on this blog letting me know why you’d like this book and you’ll be entered to win a signed, paperback copy of NO QUESTIONS ASKED!! Good luck!

Julie Moffett is the bestselling author of the long-running, geeky Lexi Carmichael Mystery Series that USA Today says: "...runs a riveting gamut from hilarious to deadly, and the perfectly paced action in between will have you hanging on to Lexi's every word and breathless for her next geeked-out adventure." Julie also writes the young adult White Knights spin-off series featuring a cool, teenage hacker girl. Julie's been publishing books for 25 years, but writing for a lot longer. She writes in the genres of mystery, young adult, historical romance and paranormal romance.

Julie has won numerous awards, including the Mystery & Mayhem Award for Best YA/New Adult Mystery, the HOLT Award for Best Novel with Romantic Elements, a HOLT Merit Award for Best Novel by a Virginia Author (twice!), the Award of Excellence, a PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel AND Best of the Best Paranormal Books, and an EPIC Award for Best Action/Adventure Novel. She has also garnered additional nominations for the Booksellers' Best Award, Daphne du Maurier Award, the Dante Rossetti Award, and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.

Julie has a B.A. in Political Science and Russian Language from Colorado College, a M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and an M.Ed from Liberty University. She has worked as a proposal writer, journalist, teacher, librarian and researcher. Julie lives near Washington, DC and has two awesome sons and two adorable guinea pigs.

Please join my SUPER fun Facebook readers’ group HERE. I do a ton of giveaways, and we have a blast every single day! We’re a super supportive group of booklovers who enjoy making each other smile, share book recommendations, support each other’s accomplishments and celebrations, as well as share a lot of funny puns. Come join us! We’d love to have you!

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  1. Actually because I enjoy your Facebook page and all the warmth it gathers. Thanks for the opportunity!

  2. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds exciting. As a fellow "geek" I can't wait to see what she gets up to.

    1. She is hilarious, caring, and amazing. In both points much like Julie seems is. I love this series and like everyone else, have come to adore Julie.

  3. We do have some(many) amazing people there! Good Luck!

  4. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. Your life sounds fascinating and your writing wonderful. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Welcome, Julie, to MLK! Delicious recipe. Always nice to have a new salad recipe for spring and summer. Thanks for joining us. ~ Daryl

  6. I like that Lexi is geeky. Sounds like she can kick booty, too!
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  7. Looks like a fine salad. You do mean to mention dicing the chicken, right?
    A rock-em sock-em geek! Love it!
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  8. I love mysteries!! This one sounds great!

  9. Thanks for visiting today, Julie, and sharing that yummy chicken recipe. I shared your post from the Mystery Lovers' Kitchen Facebook page to some cozy mystery Facebook book groups.

  10. Your books are new to me. Thank you for offering me the opportunity to be introduced to Lexi!

  11. Thanks for the recipe. Book sounds good

  12. Yum! I adore Chinese chicken salad, and I just happen to have some chicken in the fridge... Congrats on the new book!

  13. A reason to receive your book is that I need a way to be “taken away”/transported to a place that is totally not like we are dealing with at this time, and a story that gives us something so exciting and intriguing to read that we emerge from the pages feeling as though we just returned from a fantastic “vacation”!

    Thank you.

    And congratulations on the release!
    Stay well!

  14. I have loved the rest of the series, but haven’t gotten around to reading your latest release. Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Recipe looks delicious! Series sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance.

  16. Reading this intriguing story would provide me with a great adventure unlike any I have experienced. Thanks for your delectable recipe. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  17. I would like this book because I love great mysteries. I enjoy discovering authors and mystery series that are new to me.

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  18. I love this series and reading this new book would brighten my day. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

  19. I have read the first one and would love to read this one of love a good mystery. Thanks for the chance


  20. I'm another fan, am on her facebook group, as well. That recipe sounds so good!!

  21. I am always up for another good book in a series! This salad recipe looks like it would taste awesome! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  22. I would be a new reader to your work. I am getting introduced to so many people through this blog! So many books, so little time.
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  23. Thanks for the recipe, the read sounds good!

  24. Love the recipe and I’d love to get this book. I haven’t been able to buy it yet. Ty for the chance!

  25. I’d love an autographed book because Lexi is super awesome and I relate to her in many ways.

  26. This sounds like a really great read! thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Love the recipe. And now I can't wait for the library to open to find your books. I'd love to have one to read till the library opens

  28. I love Julie's books, and this recipe looks delicious. Thank you for this chance! areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. This recipe sounds great and I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for your great generosity.

  31. I love Lexi! Not entirely caught up on the series yet, but I'm getting there. I'd be tickled to have book 12 on hand when I get to that point. Thank you for the chance to win! bunkielisa at gmail dot com