Last year, I joined 3 Fates Press and their YA imprint Line By Lion. I’d like to introduce my readers to some other 3Fates/Line by Lion authors and their work in the coming months.
Today, let’s welcome Etta Jean, author of The Chronicle Series, an epic fantasy series.
Just Something Fun
Tariah Chronis from both DESTINY and SUMMER is known as a spectacular cook. She shared one of her secret recipes with me, and I thought it was too good to keep to myself, especially with Valentine’s celebrations coming.
Lacking access to the blue and yellow fruit from which this takes its name, you can mix some more Earthly delights to get a similar flavor. (Yes, it’s alcoholic, but you can substitute sparkling water or club soda for the wines to make a non-intoxicating version.)
- 1 one pint of strawberries
- 1 small peach
- 1 medium mango
- 2 kiwis
- 2 cups of cranberry juice
- 1 quart of tropical V8 Splash
- Packet of unsweetened black cherry Kool-Aid
- 6 tablespoons of strawberry syrup
- (Optional) Soupçon of red dessert wine
- 1 bottle of sweet white wine
Use a processor to blend all of the fruits, cranberry juice, syrup, and Kool-Aid. Poor into a bottle with a lid. Chill in the fridge for at least two hours. (Can be made the night before.) Freeze some of the mix to make ice cubes to keep the drink cold at the party. Add the V8 and wine and stir well before serving.
Tariah Chronis is a character from The Chronicle Series. Book 2, Chronicle of Summer, is due out February 14 from 3 Fates Press. Here is the description:
It has been nine years for Lucksphere. A devastating battle that shattered millennia of beliefs looms in the past. Magi are confused, the Black Magi Elite are in hiding, and Chronicles are still murdered on discovery. Yet a secret hides within the sheltering arms of the world. A secret that the Elite will literally kill to find and the Dragons are rushing to find first:
Tariah and Morgan Chronis are not the only Chronicles who have made it past puberty.
The four Chronicle children that Morgan sent away for safety are now becoming adults. Kelsey Renaire is a fiery Master Weaponsmith with often more sass than sense. Roman Arequo is an aloof and airy farmer who dabbles in glass carving. C.J. Daragon is a gentle weaver who creates beauty from soil and sand. Jayda Lakemore is a gifted doctor whose watery talents mend all but the most terminal injuries. Secretly living as Master Magi, all have felt isolated from their peers. All have suspected there might be something more to their power.
None of them know what destiny lays in front of them.
As the Elite rise again and strike out in ways that threaten to tear the land to pieces, the six Chronicles of Lucksphere and their Furies are going to have to join forces and fight not only for their right to live, but for the rights of the Magi and Kin as well. If they don’t work fast, this summer will be last for Lucksphere.
Will love finally defeat hate?
Thanks for stopping by, Etta Jean, and thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious!
More about Etta Jean:
Etta Jean was born in Sacramento, California and destined from birth to be a bard. She told tall tales while devouring the creative worlds of others until she finally had to create her own. She has seen both good and evil in her life, and her stories, like life, have no half measures. Her happy endings never come without cost, though, for she truly believes we can’t appreciate the good and the joy without the bad and the pain along the way. Her current haunt is a comfy house in her beloved hometown where she wrangles three feline fur-kids while constantly overbooking her calendar. If she’s not chained to her desk, she’s stomping through the scenery in search of equally fantastical photographs.
On Twitter @ettajeanfantasy