Monday, December 24, 2018

SEASONS GREETINGS!

From the Suspense Sisters - May you have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. Thank you for being a part of our lives.  We look forward to 2019!



Friday, December 21, 2018

And the Winner is...

The winner of The Suspense Sisters Christmas Contest is....
Sara Aimee!

Congratulations! We'll soon be in touch!!


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

More Christmas Recipes


What's your favorite Christmas recipe? Believe it or not, my favorite is...FRUITCAKE! But not just any old fruitcake, but one I've been making for thirty years or more. 

It's moist without being gooey and you control how much citrus or anything else you want in it. It is absolutely delicious. 

Christmas Fruitcake


1 pound chopped dates (I use ½ lb of dates and about a cup of raisins)
1 pound pecans
½ pound candied pineapple
½ pound candied cherries
1 cup plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, separated (large)
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Beat egg yolks.
2. Sift flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together.
3. Add to yolks, then add vanilla.
4. Beat egg whites and fold into mixture.
5. Add fruit and nuts and mix well.
6. Bake in a tube pan for 2 hours at 250 degrees or bake in a loaf pan 1 hour or until browned. Let sit until cool before taking out of the pan. Servings: 12

The reason I bolded the above direction is someone I know didn't let it cool and dumped it on a plate only to have the cake come all apart. It was still good...

So, my question is, do you like fruitcake? 


Friday, December 14, 2018

FAVORITE CHRISTMAS RECIPES



 
I post these recipes every year. They were my mother's. They're favorites in the Mehl family. I think of my mom when I make them. I believe you'll love them too! 

Merry Christmas!


My Mother’s Million Dollar Fudge

Ingredients:

4 ½ cups of sugar
1 can of evaporated milk
½ cup of butter
Pinch of salt

9 oz Hershey’s chocolate bars
12 oz of semi-sweet chocolate chips
7 oz of marshmallow cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

Butter to grease pan

Directions:

Combine sugar, milk, butter and salt in a heavy pan. Bring to a boil. (Be careful not to scorch the bottom of the pan. I don’t turn the burner up all the way, and I stir once in a while as it heats up.)

Let it boil for 6 minutes. Stir constantly. *The timing is very important.

Remove from heat and add all the additional ingredients. Pour into buttered 8 x 8 pan. Chill. When ready, cut into squares.

*One important note: I make two batches for Christmas because I use this for gifts and take some to Christmas parties. DO NOT double the recipe when cooking. The fudge won’t set right. If you want to make two batches, you will have to make the recipe twice.







My Mother’s Cheese Ball

Ingredients


(2) 3 oz. packages of cream cheese
½ lb. finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
½ lb. Velveeta cheese (Sharp if you can find it)
1 or tablespoons of minced garlic (Depending on how much garlic you like)
½ cup pecan bits (You can also use nut topping. The smaller the pieces, the better this recipe works)

Directions

Soften cheese and mix cheeses, garlic, and ¼ cup nuts together. Make into ball and roll in remaining nuts. Refrigerate. You can also freeze them.



Wednesday, November 28, 2018

ANNOUNCING MIND GAMES!

From Nancy Mehl: My newest novel, MIND GAMES, releases on December 4th! This is the very first book in my "Kaely Quinn Profiler" series. I'm really excited about this series. It's something I've always wanted to write.


Here are a few comments from reader/reviewers:


"The mystery and suspense were non-stop. A new potential villain seemed to pop up every chapter or two as new information came to light. I kept changing my mind on who looked most suspicious. I love it when you have to wait until the end to really figure it out. Even then there were shattering twists that will make things interesting in the coming books. I can't wait for the next book in the series!"
 

"There's so much I want to say about this book but I don't want to spoil the experience of reading this first hand. This book was really great thriller and I totally recommend it! I am definitely looking forward to reading more books starring Kaely Quinn!!" 

"Mind Games was an extremely suspenseful, and often times chilling, read. The opening instantly grabbed my attention and held me until the very end. There were so many anxiety-inducing moments that had my nerves constantly on edge. I don't think I've ever read a book with so many twist, turns, and shocks. There were a couple times I audibly gasped at what had just happened and had to set my Kindle aside for a second to digest it all. I can honestly say this was a completely unpredictable thrill ride."

"Nancy Mehl has another winner on her hands!! Kaely is a phenomenal FBI agent and along with agent Noah Hunter they set out to solve a baffling case that has some connection with her father, who is a serial killer serving time. There are so many twists and turns. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time and finished it in record time! I highly recommend it!!"

"I’m excited that this book is the start of a series and await eagerly the next one! I highly recommend it and it’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!"

"I was hooked from the very first page. As someone who is hooked to the various FBI type shows, I was so excited to read a book about an FBI profiler."

"Mind Games kept me guessing throughout the entire book. Each time I thought I had it figured out, I second guessed myself. I appreciate a book that keeps me guessing and intrigued without resorting to sex or foul language. Mehl has written a 5-star Christian suspense book filled with mystery, serial killers and betrayal."


MIND GAMES


Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted and transferred to St. Louis.

When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.


To celebrate the release of MIND GAMES, I'm sponsoring a contest. 

One person will win a signed copy of MIND GAMES and a $20.00 Amazon gift card!

One person will win a signed copy of MIND GAMES and a $15.00 Amazon gift card!

And one person will win a signed copy of MIND GAMES and a $10.00 Amazon gift card!

Just leave a comment, along with your contact information. I'll pick my three winners on release day, December 4th! (Print copies. U.S. only, please.) 

MIND GAMES link to buy
Nancy Mehl's Website 
 

 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

WHAT'S HOT IN SUSPENSE!

By Patricia Bradley

Coming in December by our own Nancy Mehl! 



Kaely Quinn's talents as an FBI behavior analyst are impossible to ignore, no matter how unorthodox her methods. But when a reporter outs her as the daughter of an infamous serial killer, she's demoted to field agent and transferred to St. Louis.
When the same reporter who ruined her career claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, the reporter's ulterior motives bring his claim into question. But when a body is found that fits the poem's predictions, the threat is undeniable, and the FBI sends Special Agent Noah Hunter to St. Louis.

Initially resentful of the assignment, Noah is surprised at how quickly his respect for Kaely grows, despite her oddities. But with a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else--including Kaely herself--is killed.

You can preorder Mind Games at:

Amazon             B&N            CBD

Monday, November 26, 2018

THIS WEEK ON THE SUSPENSE SISTERS!




We’re planning another great week on the Suspense Sisters. Check out our posts, our interviews, and our awesome giveaways!

THIS WEEK:

On Tuesday Patricia Bradley will share What’s Hot in Inspirational Suspense and Mystery.



Wednesday Suspense Sister Nancy Mehl announces the release of her newest book, MIND GAMES! You could win a copy!

FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn's methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She's done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she's the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, it seems her old life has followed her.

When a body is found that fits the poem's morbid predictions, Kaely and her new partner, Special Agent Noah Hunter, are forced to move past his skepticism of her approach and work together to unravel the deadly riddle.

With a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely are tested to their limits to catch the murderer before anyone else, including Kaely, is killed.   

Friday the Suspense Sisters are kicking off our yearly Christmas giveaway! We have some wonderful prizes. Check back to see what you could win! (Here’s a hint…) 


 The Suspense Sisters


We love books!