Sunday, December 19, 2010

Episode 8 - Merry Shannon

This episode features the novels of Merry Shannon: Sword of the Guardian and Branded Ann. Andy and Rev highly recommend both of these great books! You can see more about Merry Shannon and her work at 
The other two fantasy books we talked about were Banshee’s Honor ( or and When Women Were Warriors ( We also had a short discussion about Sea Legs by KG MacGregor. And hermaphrodites. I hope Andy can find that story!
Here’s a link to The Gardener!
We talked about some holiday gift giving suggestions. Here are some suggestions we had:
  • L-Book now offers gifting of ebooks – and a free holiday ebook with purchases with short stories from some of their fine authors.
  • The Passion Planet has a special holiday goodies section if you’re looking for something more intimate.
  • Cafe Press (we picked Colette Moody’s for the link) – lots of merchandise!
  • Kiva is a great way to give the gift that really keeps giving.
We wish you the very best of everything this holiday season! Catch you next year!
We were supposed to have Hot Buttered Rum. The Rev tried it the night before recording – didn’t like it. Here’s the recipe for that:
In a coffee cup add
2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz sugar syrup or tsp brown sugar
Pinch of nutmeg
Fill mug with hot water
Garnish with a cinnamon stick and pat of butter
Note: sugar syrup and simple syrup are one and the same. If you want to make your own sugar syrup: in a sauté pan bring 2 or 3 cups of water to a boil, then turn heat down on low. Gradually stir in 2 or 3 cups of sugar, 1 minute to add while stirring, and maybe one more minute to ensure full dissolve. Let cool to room temp and funnel into a empty bottle.

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