Please Welcome DN Simmons to the blog today!
My name is D.N. Simmons and I’m the author of the “Knights of the Darkness Chronicles”. It’s an intriguing little series involving vampires and shape-shifters and I know what you’re going to say. Isn’t there one
million books out there with vampires and shifters? What makes yours so different? I can guarantee the KOTDC is unlike any other book in the urban-fantasy or paranormal romance genre you’ve ever read.
For one thing, I don’t have a main character or even two main characters. I wanted to step away from the normal formula, so to speak, and break new ground by just having characters. I wanted my series to represent the real
world as much as possible even though it is in fictional setting. In the real world, peoples’ lives intertwine, and they experience things together. In the end, the same experience may effect each person differently. When I created the KOTDC, I wanted to explore the aspect of what I like to call “character freedom”. So not only do you get to
experience the world from the eyes of my “Heroes”, but you also see the world through the eyes of my “villains” with each book. You get to know each character and see them grow and bond with one another.
If I had to point out one significant aspect of my series, I’d have to say that was it. The KOTDC is a multicultural, dark urban-fantasy series that has the perfect amount of mischief, sex, violence, humor, action and wit that I hope will entertain any reader who loves the UF and PNR genres.
If you want to know a little bit more about me, I simply love the holidays. I love giving presents, cooking huge holiday meals and being around family and friends. Like many of you (if not all of you)I’m looking forward to the stuffing, pot roast, Christmas cookies and, oh hell, just everything. I was trying to be modest, but I plan on putting on the pounds this season. I’ll promise to take it off for my New Year’s resolution. 😀
I’d love to part with a little recipe of my own to make your Holiday meal spectacular. I call it my “Vegetable Medley”. It’s a delicious mixture of potatoes and vegetables that goes well with roasts or even as a side dish.
These measurements vary depending on what size dish you want to serve.
1 package of mushrooms (sliced or whole) if you get whole, you may need 2 or more packages.
1 package of peppers (red, yellow, orange and green) for larger portions, you’ll need more peppers.
1 package of carrots (shreds or diced)
1 bag of potatoes. (Red or yellow)
Garlic and herb seasoning
(Sausage but only if you’re serving as a side dish or meal)
Combine all ingredients (minus butter) into a large aluminum pan. Season generously then cover with foil. Bake until potatoes are tender and then toss butter into the pan and recover. Bake again until potatoes are as tender as you like them to be. Serve when ready.
I personally like to use a whole stick of butter for a large pan because I like the flavor it gives the potatoes in general. But you can use less if you like, especially if you’re preparing a smaller dish.
I thank you all for your time and this opportunity to chat with you and I wish you all a wonderful and blessed Holiday Season.
Much love and respect,
Thanks so much to DN for blogging here today! The recipe sounds yummy and may just be on the menu this week! You can learn more about DN at her website! And check out all the great covers for the series here:
What about you, readers? Do you have a favorite recipe? Have you read DN’s series? Are you intrigued?