Creamy Italian Chicken Soup #Crock-pot #Recipe @DonnaFaz

Delicious, flavorful, and husband approved! This soup serves 6 hearty portions.

1 14 ounce can coconut milk
1 14 ounce can chicken broth
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1 14 ounce can diced tomato (with juice)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 15 ounce can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained
3 medium carrots, sliced into half-inch rounds
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 large chicken breasts, boneless, skinless

1. Add the coconut milk, broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the crock-pot and stir to combine.

2. Add the beans, carrots, celery, and onion. Stir.

3. Add chicken breasts. Cover crock-pot with lid and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours. (All crock-pots vary in cooking temperatures, so adjust cooking times to your crock-pot.)

4. When ready to serve, shred chicken using 2 forks. Stir to distribute chicken. Enjoy!

Wow! #99¢ eBook Extravaganza - 20 Bks That Are Less Than A Buck

Update! Some prices have changed. Please check price before purchasing!
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Each e-book below has been reduced to 99¢. I don’t know how long these prices will last, so grab them while you can. Clicking the covers will take you directly to the Kindle Store. This is one time I don’t mind being called easy and cheap. *laughing* Now, go! Shop! Let's celebrate the arrival of November.



Self-Publishing 101: Your Amazon Author Page

Many of you know I run a blog called Awesome Romance Novels. All too often as I write up the posts for the books I promote, I'm surprised to see that authors have not created an Author Page on Amazon. Why, oh, why do authors not take advantage of this wonderful marketing tool?

I won’t lecture you about the many reasons you should climb up onto this FREE soapbox that Amazon offers, but I will recommend that you do it. And I’ll even give you a quick how-to:

1.     Create an account at Here’s how.
2.     Once your account is created, claim your books.
3.     Upload a photo of yourself. Readers love to actually see you!
4.     Write an active bio which includes accolades, awards, and social media information.
5.     Use Author Central to update the product descriptions of your books.
6.     Check your Author Ranking. It’s a really cool feature.

For more information on Author Central and the importance of this platform, see Jackie Weger’s post on Novel Authors At Work. Also, check out what Amazon has to say about all that Author Central has to offer.

Now go do it. Do it now!

Do you have a Self-Publishing 101 tip to offer? Please share your knowledge in the comment section. 

Ode to my #Mazda Miata

Oh, my Miata, I love you so
I must put you in park, but I want to drive mo’
Your gleaming liquid silver just melts my heart
Your sporty curves are a true work of art

My husband wants to drive, but I say, “NO!”
Oh, my Miata, I love you so
Your gorgeous leather feels good on my rump
With such smooth handling, I feel nary a bump

You can fly like the wind; you can stop on a dime
Behind the wheel, I have a grand time
I even dream about driving; I want to go, go, go
Oh, my Miata, I love you so

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Understanding Goodreads for Authors With Julie Whitely, Goodreads Librarian

Understanding Goodreads for Authors

Goodreads has been a mystery to many authors who would like to make better use of the site without making etiquette mistakes. It was my good fortune to meet Goodreads librarian, Julie Whitely, who has come to our rescue. I collected a list of the biggest concerns to authors and Julie has graciously addressed them in this informative and helpful blog. She is sharing a lot good information and tips. I appreciate that Julie is, above all, a lover of books, as are all the participants on Goodreads.

Now, from Julie:

First of all, I would like to thank Cheryl for inviting me to be a guest on her blog.

As a reader, I never really gave much thought to Goodreads from the author's perspective. Well, I am thinking about it now that I have put my foot in it. I mentioned on Facebook a couple of weeks ago that authors and publishers were not using the site to their advantage. It seemed that authors were assuming their books were being added by little fairies. Of course that wasn’t the case, so many books are missing. I stop several times a day to add a book I want to put on my own Goodreads shelf. This had me thinking that someone somewhere was sleeping on the job, and that authors were missing out on valuable free exposure.

I got more responses than I could ever have imagined. I learned that most authors have shouldered the responsibility of promotion, but ma...

To read the rest of this great article, click the link to Cheryl St. Johns website:

From the Heart...Cheryl St.John: Understanding Goodreads for Authors With Julie Whi...:

★~*~★ Release Day for TEN CHRISTMAS BRIDES! ★~*~★ #TenBrides

USA Today calls TEN CHRISTMAS BRIDES a “must-read”!

Join ten New York Times, USA Today, and National best-selling authors in celebrating the holiday season with a boxed set of stories brimming with emotion, holiday spirit and happy ever afters. From sweet to sexy, suspense to small town drama, travel from Belarus to Africa to the snowy Highlands of Scotland as Santa delivers our gift to you--love, laughter and happiness this Christmas.

You get all these books in one boxed set for $0.99.
What a deal!

Buy the bundle

A Special Gift From the Ten Brides Authors!

A FREE cookbook full of delicious cookie recipes to share 
with the family this Christmas.

The recipes are the authors' gifts to you this holiday season. 
Enjoy these special goodies and have a wonderful Christmas. 
Best wishes from the authors of Ten Christmas Brides!

(Note: Favorite Christmas Cookies should be free on all platforms, but please check the price before purchasing since Amazon sometimes does not update pricing on a timely basis.)

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