Saturday, June 22, 2013

Kelly Lynne and Celestina Silvenfare

Welcome to Sunday on the Bayou, folks. We'll have some cake later, but first of all, I'd like to introduce Kelly Lynne.
Her book, Celestina Silvenfare: The Legend Begins, the name indicates...the first in a young adult series, "Silvenfare." Published by Ink Smith Publishing.
Here's a blurb:

​Celestna Silvenfare is an elemental sorceress and the prophesied savior of her world, but not until her14th birthday does she truly understand the danger she must face in order to fulfill her destiny and save the lives of those she loves.  Join her as she embarks on a journey to discover what it takes for one young girl to rise above her own dreams, desires, flaws, and personal tragedies, to restore balance to the land and save all the races of Merellier.

This book sounds great. You know I love legends!
Here's a excerpt:

"Now then, Celestina Silvenfare, how would you like to meet a Goddess?" Before Cele could reply, the air around them began to vibrate, rocking the table and rattling the dishes. When it was over, a stunning woman appeared before Cele and the faerie queen, who immediately kneeled before the Goddess. Cele did likewise, not having any idea what the protocol was for meeting a Goddess. The tall, brown-haired woman walked over to Cele and placed her hand upon her head. When she did this, Cele's mind began reeling with several vibrant images. She saw Meréllier as it might be in several years ...the land was pillaged, women and children suffered cruel fates, and widespread wars and plagues ravaged the realm. The sights and sounds were very vivid and seemed too real for Cele. She swooned, but still the Goddess held her in place, forcing her to see more...

 Here are the links to buy this book!

About The Author:

Kelly Lynne lives with her husband and three rescue dogs-two of them Great Danes-in Franklin, TN, just 15 minutes south of Nashville. In addition to writing, Lynne works as a marketing coordinator and a technical writer. She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelors degree in Marketing Education. Lynne is also currently working on an online degree in Metaphysical Science from The University of Metaphysical Sciences in Arcata, California.

 Now that we have our books, let's have some cake fit for a goddess:

Honey: The bee was an emblem of Potnia, the most important Goddess in Greece in the late Bronze Age. The Minoan-Mycenaean "Mistress", was also referred to as "The Pure Mother Bee" and Her priestesses received the name of "Melissa" ("bee"). Priestesses worshipping Artemis and Demeter were also called "Bees".
Honey was considered the food of the gods and a honeyed tongue means the gift of eloquence. In the Homeric Hymn, Apollo acknowledges that the gift of prophecy came to him from three bee maidens. Other cultures also have Bee Goddesses such as the Hindu Bhramari Devi, the Sumerian Bee Goddess.

 1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup creamed honey
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup honey
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8 6-ounce custard cups.
In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar and honey until well blended, about 2 minutes. Beat in vanilla and egg. Scrape sides of bowl and beat until well combined.
In another bowl, stir together baking powder, salt and flour. Alternate adding the flour mixture and heavy cream to batter, beginning and ending with flour.
Fill each custard cup about 2/3 full of batter. Bake 20-25 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE.   Let cool about 5 minutes then remove from pan and place each cake on a small lipped serving plate. Prepare glaze by melting butter in saucepan.  Add honey and brown sugar.  Bring to boil and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.   Poke honey cakes with a toothpick all over.  Brush or spoon glaze all over each honey cake until glaze is gone.  Allow cakes to cool completely.
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Sharon Ledwith said...

Rita - you had me at 'Honey Cake' - save me a piece, big sis! Kelly - wishing you all the best with your MG read! Sounds like a winner! Cheers!

Rita Monette, Writer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! Woo hoo, that cake is good, and I'll bet that Celestina Silvenfare can conjure up some tasty treats too!