Mama Diaries

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Soulless Cover Reveal and Spaghetti Sliders

Before I start my story, I have to tell you about the cover reveal of my blog friend, Crystal Collier's new book, Soulless.  Isn't it pretty?  Congratulations, Crystal!  I'm looking forward to the release in October!




SOULLESS, Book 2 in the Maiden of Time trilogy

Alexia manipulated time to save the man of her dreams, and lost her best friend to red-eyed wraiths. Still grieving, she struggles to reconcile her loss with what was gained: her impending marriage. But when her wedding is destroyed by the Soulless—who then steal the only protection her people have—she’s forced to unleash her true power.

And risk losing everything.

What people are saying about this series: 

"With a completely unique plot that keeps you guessing and interested, it brings you close to the characters, sympathizing with them and understanding their trials and tribulations." --SC, Amazon reviewer

"It's clean, classy and supernaturally packed with suspense, longing, intrigue and magic." --Jill Jennings, TX

"SWOON." --Sherlyn, Mermaid with a Book Reviewer

Crystal Collier is a young adult author who pens dark fantasy, historical, and romance hybrids. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese. You can find her on her blog and Facebook, or follow her on Twitter


Now for the story:

Last night, I made spaghetti for dinner.  I put the noodles on a plate, smothered them with spaghetti sauce, and delivered them to my kids.  Except I had a little problem.  The noodles were a little slippery.  So instead of staying on the plate, they slid right off onto the table.  It was a perfect pile of noodles and sauce.

"Mom!" my daughter exclaimed.  "What the heck!"

"Uh, yeah," I said.  "You've heard of hamburger sliders?  These are spaghetti sliders.  Enjoy!" 

I walked away, leaving my kids staring at me with open mouths.  

 

38 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Crystal!
    And that is hilarious. I did that once before. What made the moment perfect is you just walked away and left it for your kids.

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  2. Awesome cover indeed.

    hahaha just walk away, let them deal with it

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    1. It was one of those, "Not my problem" situations. ;0)

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  3. Well who needs a plate anyway!
    Congrats to Crystal :)

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  4. Nice recovery! I'll have to remember that if food at the restaurant tries to make a break for it.

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    1. Haha! I wonder how your customers would feel about that!

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  5. Crystal, congratulations on the cover reveal. Great look, very eye catching. Wishing you much success with the upcoming release.

    Sherry, so cute about the spaghetti sliders. :) I couldn't have thought of something that fast.

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    1. Crystal's cover looks great!

      Sometimes I surprise myself!

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  6. Congrats to Crystal it is a cool cover.
    Speaking of cool, way to play it cool with the spaghetti incident.

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  7. perfect for eating with hands straight from the table

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    1. Sometimes I think spaghetti noodles are easier to handle with your hands, anyway. ;0)

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  8. Very nice cover and congratulations to Crystal!

    slippery spaghetti lol! - good job it didn't land in laps!

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  9. Hahaha! You rock! That is a beautiful cover.

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  10. Spaghetti sliders, catch them if you can!

    Congrats to Crystal!

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    1. Nice marketing jingle! Now we'll have to sell them. ;0)

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  11. *LOL* Spaghetti sliders! Awesome. And congrats to Crystal!

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    1. I can't wait until Crystal's book comes out in October. Her first book was awesome!

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  12. You got your kids attention then. Good for you! And good for Crystal.

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    1. LOL! Yes. I have my ways of getting their attention!

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  13. This is why I prefer other types of pasta. Spaghetti is tricky.

    Congrats to Crystal.

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    1. I had a box of rigatoni in my hand, and was going to make that. It may have actually been messier if the rigatoni had slid off!

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  14. Congrats to Crystal! Her cover is gorgeous...

    And LOL, you weren't kidding about that spaghetti being a "little" slippery!

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    1. I think that was the slipperiest spaghetti I'd ever made!

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  15. Congrats Crystal. And love the story. Slippery noodles sound fun to eat at that age.

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  16. Congrats to Crystal! So did the kids eat the spaghetti right off the table? I could see doing that as a kid and thinking it was fun!

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    1. They managed to get it back on the plate. If it had happened to me, I probably would have ate it right off the table. ;0)

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  17. CONGRATS, Crystal!

    When I saw the heading, I thought you were going to say that the kids put the spaghetti on little buns. I bet Schultz was wishing he had gotten a spaghetti slider. : )

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  18. LOL! Oh my. Bwahahaha!

    A HUGE thanks to everyone. =)

    Sherry, thanks for the laugh, and for sharing my cover. You are awesomesauce...but probably not the slippery kind.

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    1. Haha! I'm definitely the slippery kind. You have to watch out for this Mama! Congratulations again on your cover release. It looks terrific!

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  20. Congrats to Crystal, awesome cover.

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