Sunday, March 8, 2015

'The Cloak' by Sarah Jennings: Guest Post

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

The CloakThe Cloak
Sarah Jennings
Inspirational YA Romantic Suspense
Paperback and ebook, 194 pages
November 2014

Kellan McKensie, Princess of Errigal, is set on leaving for another world before being thrust into a plan of God's choosing that includes learning of her past, embracing her future, and finding her forever love.

Among a lost line of beautiful, wise queens and a conquered country still clinging to medieval traditions in today's world, can Kellan be convinced that now is her time to act? Why should she? To the entire country, she doesn't even exist. Ever the reluctant leader, Kellan is pressured to use her incredible God-given abilities to bring back the glory of her homeland. To do so, she must fight her own will, overcome fears, and control her temper. It's a lot to ask of a girl hidden under a cloak her whole life.

Irish Chocolate Mint Brownies

The next morning Osma tried again, bringing a tray filled with an incredible array of pastries and 

fruits, being sure to include some of Kellan’s favorite food that she rarely received growing up, 

chocolate covered anything. Nothing came from it though. Kellan had dug in her heels and 

wasn’t about to be won over by delicacies. Worried, Osma went to the teacher, who expected 

nothing less from his stubborn streaked pupil. (The Cloak, Chapter 3)

I'm not sure even Kellan could have resisted these! You can stir some up for St. Patrick's Day 

with this easy recipe from Hershey.

 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) plus 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided

 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa

 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

 2-2/3 cups powdered sugar

 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water

 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Place 1 cup (2 sticks) butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 2 

minutes or until melted. Stir in granulated sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; beat well. Add cocoa, 

flour, and baking powder; beat until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 

4. Prepare Mint Cream Center by combining powdered sugar, 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter, 

water, mint extract and food color. Beat until smooth. Divide and spread evenly on brownies. 

5. Prepare Chocolate Glaze by placing remaining 6 tablespoons butter and chocolate chips in 

small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute or until mixture is smooth 

when stirred. Cool slightly; pour over chilled dessert. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour before 

serving. Cover; refrigerate leftover dessert. 24 servings.

Sarah Jennings is an American storyteller living in the hills of North Carolina with her husband, four children, and escape artist hound dog. Her stories often revolve around strong willed heroines who find their way with God?s help during their adventures and in the process find their soulmate too. The Cloak is one such story now available in print and ebook format.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card - Open Internationally
Celtic Prize Pack: Paperback of The Cloak and Celtic Music CDs - US Only
2 Paperbacks of The Cloak - US Only
2 ebooks of The Cloak - Open Internationally
Ends March 22nd

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the opportunity to share a guest post and for being a book tour stop for The Cloak!