Friday, December 23, 2011


Thank you for joining The Bakin_Goddesses for such a HUGE PARTAY! We hope you have as much fun as we do.  We know the readers will enjoy getting to know a little bit about you with these little questions.  It’s all about fun this time so let your hair down, grab your favorite drink, put your feet up on the desk and have some fun with these. (Shauni) *Grabbing a drink looking at Kim* Oh you meant them Sorry *laughing*
Thanks for having me at the party!

Cats or Dogs? ( Hey what about Birds and lizards? ) Dogs! Weimeraners!

Salty or Sweet (This of course means when you’re “playing” because this isn’t an adult Goddess site for nothin’)? Chocolate

Vampires or Werewolves (Of course you can choose “other” but you have to elaborate *snickering*)?
Wolf, baby!
Fireman or Cowboy? Cowboy
Hairy or Smooth (Body hair)? Smooth
Clean Shaven or Stubble? Stubble
Diet or Regular soda (Or....if you’re like me, Kimberly, you’re stuck on Powerade Zero)? Diet Coke is my vice.
Fruit or Veggies (Or Chocolate)? Fruit dipped in chocolate
Coffee or tea (Or Chocolate)? Depends on the mood – I like all 3
Apple or Microsoft? Apple

Drama or Comedy or anything with Gerard Butler -- What Shauni? He’s Hawt!  What Kim?*wiping drool* I love Gerard but what about Jason Momoa ooooohhh Or Charlie Hunnan?  OOH Shauni! Charlie!!! We Loves Us some Jax! SOA! All the way baby!  I guess we should let the guest answer the question though, huh? (tv, movies)? Sons of Anarchy is my favorite show this season – love Jax – and Tig…

Spring or Fall (Fall -- cuz I can beat him to the floor! *snickering*)? Fall!
Sedan or Sports Car (Hey! I live in Texas! Where’s the truck suggestion???)? I’ve got to go with truck on this one…

Tattoos or no Tattoos? Love tattoos. Have many.

Favorite splurge food -- Tacos, Pizza, Cheeseburger (Or Chocolate peanut butter swirl FUDGE)???? Um, yes to all of the above…

What dish do you make perfect? That would require cooking, which I don’t do. Takeout makes EVERY dish perfect – so does my husband ;)

What dish have you messed up completely by burning or over cooking it? See above.

Can you give us your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? If not the recipe, your favorite cookie, we’ll find the recipe. My grandmother’s anisette cookies – those always remind me it’s Christmas.

Italian Anise Cookies With Icing and Sprinkles



    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 teaspoons anise extract ( or almond extract)
    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour ( may need up to 3 cups)
    • 1 tablespoon baking powder
    • 2 -3 tablespoons milk


    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 3 tablespoons milk
    • 1/8 teaspoon anise extract
    • food coloring
    • decorative candy sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. For cookies, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add anise extract.
  3. Blend flour and baking powder. Start by adding about 1/3 of these dry ingredients to the butter/sugar in your mixer, then add 1 T. milk. Add another third of the flour and another 1 T. milk. Finally, mix in enough of the remaining flour until your dough is like a brownie batter (it should be softer than a drop cookie dough).
  4. Use a 1 T. cookie scooper to make simple round drop cookies - use wet fingers to pat any rough edges OR for an Easter-Egg look, roll 1 T. dough into an elongated ball.
  5. Bake cookies 10-12 minutes (they won't be brown but the insides will be soft and cake-like).

Now is the part where we let you do some shameless self promotion of your books, artwork or jewelry (this sentence will be centered directly towards you and your work when the interview comes up).  Please tell the readers something about what you’re currently writing or what has just been released.  We’re shameless when it comes to pimpin’ new stuff!

Right now, I’m in the middle of wolves! Dire Warning, an eSpecial novella, releases Feb 7th, followed by Dire Needs: A Novel of the Eternal Wolf Clan on March 6th – it’s the first in the series! I’m so excited for these books.  I also just got to participate in an awesome anthology called SEAL of My DREAMS – all the proceeds from this book go to Veterans Medical Research (and they make great Christmas gifts, just sayin’) Now, I’m between wolves (writing Dire Wants) and a new romantic suspense (Yummy SEALs!), so I’m busy, which is always a good thing.

You can find Stephanie Here:

Here are some of Stephanie's books:

 Sydney Croft -- Stephanie Tyler and Larissa Ione ACRO series
Stephanie has been EXTREMELY generous with her giveaway! How many of you want it??? Do you want us to tell you???? OK OK....We'll let you know since its so close to Christmas!

Stephanie Tyler tote bag, which will have pens / cammo duckies / lip balm / bookmarks and a Copy of SEAL of My Dreams PLUS a winner's choice of Tyler backlists, so either one of her Blazes / her Hold Trilogy or her Shadow Force Series, AUTOGRAPHED!!!! 

Keep Reading Goddesses

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Shelley B said...

Great giveaway. I would like Ms. Tyler's Blaze title Beyond his Control. I love it when girls love their brother's friend.

Raonaid Luckwell said...

Absolutely LOVE Stephanie's books. I read all three Hard books. I'm kinda behind on her Shadowforces (only the two newest ones) and last month I won the entire ACRO series which I started to read. Finished the second book. So I'm crossing my fingers * crosses them)

Oooh oooh.. the wolves that I claimed, Steph? Pst promise to leave the underoos off them. LOL

Denise Z said...

These intriguing books are all new to me. Thank you for taking the time to share with us today, I think I really need to try the cookie recipe :)

Carol L. said...

What a great giveaway. I haven't read any of these books and I'm asking myself Why ? I'd love to read any of them but I guess I'd choose Lie With Me from the Shadow Forces books. Happy Holidays . These are also my favorite cookies next to Cucidati. It just wouldn't be the Holidays without either of them. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Phoenix Carvelli said...

If I win, I would love one of the Shadow Force Series books. They all sound so good! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!
Merry Christmas!
PhoenixCarvelli AT gmail DOT com

June M. said...

Happy holidays to everyone!
I have not read any of Stephanie's books (but I would love to). I have been wanting to get all the ACRO series (I have the last one but want to read them all in order).
Thank you so much for the interview & the great giveaway! *fingers crossed*
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

twimom817 said...

Great giveaway and loved the interview. Hope you had a great holiday.

TaraLinn said...

I love Stephanie's books would love to win this

taralinnb at yahoo dot com

Beverly said...

Loved Seal of my Dreams! Love a man in (or out of) uniform. Fun interview and can't wait to read Dire.

Krafty Max Originals said...

Love the cookies, and the comment about how her hubby does all the cooking!! ~KM

Anonymous said...

Wow what a great giveaway Stephanie! I love the idea behind Seal of My Dreams. Kudos to all of the authors and everyone else who donated their stories and talent. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

*yadkny* said...

I've not tried a Stephanie Tyler book, but wow do they look very tempting:) CONGRATS on all of the upcoming releases... they will be here before we know it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway & Happy (almost) New Year!!!

Jolene and Family said...

I've heard such great things about Stephanie Tyler!! I would so love to get started wtih one of her books, thanks for the chance to win


Joanne said...

Interesting and fun interview. These books are all new to me. Can't wait to read them.


Anonymous said...

great interview !!!

Pairee said...

Holy smokes! Great interview and AWESOME giveaway! Thank you! :)

Patricia said...

I haven't read any of Stephanie's books, but they sound amazing and its time to add her to the tbr pile. Thanks for the great interview.


Victoria said...

I love Stephanie's work. It's all so good but I have a real "thing" for her SEAL's :).
Thanks for the giveaway.


Tiffany K said...

I have never heard of this author before, but after reading the interview, comments, and looking at the covers, I can say that these sound like good books.

Thank you so much for sharing.

tiffanykrepps @ gmail . com

bluesun1218 said...

I love the Sydney Croft books so I'm sure I would love anything else Stephanie writes. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

Great interview!! I am new to Stephanie's writing but what I have just read has made me more interested to read everything that she has written!!
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!! Keeping my fingers crossed.


JoAnna said...

I cannot wait to read your wolf series!

beckerjo at verizon dot net

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