Thursday, April 28, 2016

Have you read Summer Ever After?


LOL, it's okay... because now I'm giving you a chance to Read, Review, and Win!

Yup, that's right. 

No purchase is necessary for this contest. SEA is available on Amazon in the KU program so it's free for subscribers, or just $0.99 if you choose to purchase. But again, no purchase is necessary because if you know a fellow reader, you can also borrow it from them, or the library. Easy. Peasy.  :-)

So what do you have to do?

1) Read Summer Ever After
2) Post your review on Amazon and PM me on Facebook or email me the Amazon review link at by May 31st.
3) Win a chance at one of 3 Amazon gift cards for $5, one of 3 signed paperback copies of Summer Ever After, or one $25 Amazon gift card. 

That's it! You can enter now until May 31st. Read, Review, Win!

Please note, the kindle app can also be downloaded onto any phone device, or computer for easy reading so I won't be giving out copies of SEA for this contest. 

Prizes include:
one of 3 Amazon gift cards for $5
one of 3 signed paperback copies of SEA
one Amazon gift card for $25

Happy Reading!
m.c. cerny

I brought Bawston home

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Hey Flashers! 

After a whirlwind week in the office I had some changes to work out. A trip to STL got scrapped in the fray, so I made an attempt to hit up the North Shore Author Signing up in Peabody, MA, just outside of Boston to surprise two of my author BFFs, M. Stratton and L.B. Dunbar. Well as fate would have it, those plans got jacked too *sad face* so I decided to bring a little Bawston home since I couldn't attend. 

Look at those beautiful books! 
The soup was good too!

Nothing better than some homemade Shrimp and Corn Chowder followed by reading up from Besties. Check out their links here and my recipe for this family approved soup below. 

M. Stratton: 

L.B. Dunbar: 
Shrimp and Corn Chowder Soup Recipe

A bit of chopping but totally worth it.


2-3 teaspoons unsalted butter
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
2 bunches scallions, chopped (reserve a small amount for topping later)
several cloves of fresh garlic chopped
3 cups diced potatoes (I used yukon gold)
3 cups corn (frozen or fresh if you can get it) 
3 sprigs thyme (fresh)
2 bay leaves (fresh or dried)
kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 quart low-fat milk
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup chicken stock or water
paprika, for sprinkling
red pepper flakes to taste

It smells so good it's hard to not taste test often.


Melt the butter in a large soup over medium-high heat. Dump in the celery, scallions, garlic, potatoes and corn. Add the thyme, bay leaves, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the flour until incorporated (this will be your rue), about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the milk, then cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer gently until the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat. Discard the thyme sprigs and bay leaves.

Transfer about 1/3 of the mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to the pot and simmer over medium-high heat. If it's too thick add the chicken stock or water to thin the soup to the desired consistency. Stir in the shrimp and cook until opaque, about 4 minutes. Season with additional salt to taste. Spoon into bowls, sprinkling with paprika, red pepper flakes, and fresh scallions. The recipe makes about 4-6 healthy portions and refrigerates well for a few days in the fridge, although it's usually gone before it gets put away. ENJOY!

m.c. cerny


Sunday, April 3, 2016

Flashers!!! Lot's of exciting news is coming this April and it's no joke! MAMMOTH sized giveaways, new releases and updates. Stay tuned to this super hero channel for more news. XOXO 

★✩★ #GIVEAWAY ★✩★

*Only one entry per person

Authors included in this giveaway are: 
A.D. Justice, Ahren Sanders, Allison Gatta, Bella Love-Wins,Bev Elle, BJ Harvey, Brooke Page, Calinda B, Carina Wilder, Celia Kyle, Chloe Cole, Christine Bell, E.M. Gayle, Elise Black, Eliza Gayle, Elle Christensen, Elle Thorne, Emerson Shaw, Emily Minton, Emily Walker, Emma Nichols, Erin Hayes, Eve Vaughn, Fan. X, Flora Dare, Harmony Raines, Hazel Hunter, Heather C. Leigh, Heidi Jo B, Hilary Storm, Ilsa Madden-Mills, Isabelle Richards, J.M. Miller, J.M. Walker, JC Andrijeski, Jenni Moen, Jennifer Dawson, Julia Kent, Kate Kent, Katherine Rhodes, Kathryn M. Crane, Kerry Adrienne, L.B. Dunbar, L.V. Lewis, Laura Ward, Lexi Buchanan, Lexxie Couper, Lia Davis, Liliana Rhodes, Lillian Cartier, Lisa Suzanne, M Mabie, M. Stratton, M.C. Cerny, Mandy Rosko, Marie Mason, Mel Balle, Mia Sheridan, Michele Bardsley, Michelle Dare, Nicole Blanchard, Niquel, RE Butler, Sarah O'Rourke, Scarlett Dawn, Shelley Springfield, Stacey Lynn, Suzanne Rock, T.M. Franklin, Tracey H. Kitts, Velvet Reed, and Z.B. Heller

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