Monday, October 30, 2017

Full Dark.

Today is the release of the compendium of short stories known as Full Dark. This anthology is being release as a work for charity and as such should encourage you to buy it. The book is being heavily marketed by Melissa Maygrove who is the author of one of the stories. Her blogs have recently included all kinds of teasers to encourage you to buy. So please do so.

Official release day is October 30th.

Title: FULL DARK: An Anthology

What happens in the dark will come to light.

Full Dark is a collection of eleven short works with impressive depth and range. Twisted tales of ghosts, villains, and the paranormal await you—mystery, heinous fantasy, and pure suspense. Acclaimed and award-winning authors as well as a few talented newcomers have joined forces to be your guide. Venture into the dark if you dare.

Just A Matter Of Time by Loni Townsend
Forerunner by David Powers King
Taking Care Of You by Carrie Butler
The Apartment by Lisa Buie-Collard
The Caricature by Nick Wilford
Shifting Sands by Elizabeth Seckman
Shadows Falling On Rainbows by Celeste Holloway
Meringue, Murder or Marzipan by Tonja Drecker
Haunted Lake by Michelle Athy
Soul Coin by Laura Rich
Retribution by Melissa Maygrove

FULL DARK is a benefit anthology. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Gary Sinise Foundation, an organization that does many wonderful things for our country's active military, its veterans, and the countless first responders who sacrifice so much to keep us safe.

Publisher: Obsidian Books
Official release date: October 30, 2017

Twitter hashtag: #FullDark11

Paperback is coming... still pending proof approval.

I have been using a similar recipe to this for years, called Convent Eggs, but this strikes me as an interesting variation with the coconut milk.

Baked Eggs with Coconut Milk and Cilantro

Sure, you could use heavy cream instead of coconut milk for this baked eggs recipe, but then it
wouldn’t be as healthyish.

Virgin coconut or vegetable oil (for ramekins)
2 large eggs
2 Tbs unsweetened coconut milk
Kosher salt
½ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1 tesapoon green hot sauce
Store-bought fried shallots (for serving)

1. Preheat oven to 300°. Coat 2 small ramekins or other ovenproof dishes with oil. Add 1 large egg and 1 Tbsp. coconut milk to each. Set on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until eggs are barely set, 11–14 minutes; season with salt.

2. Toss cilantro in a small bowl with lime juice and hot sauce; season with salt. Top eggs with cilantro mixture and shallots.

Servings: 2

Author: Chris Morocco
Source: Bon Appetit

Have a great day


  1. Hi Jo - great to see the release of Full Dark - looks an interesting anthology ... love some of the titles ... and eggs -always good to have - cheers Hilary

    1. Some of the stories do look good Hilary. I hope it sells.

      Eggs are so very versatile.

  2. Congratulations to all of the authors!

    1. Definitely Alex, how come you didn't write one?

  3. We're suckers for creepy stories, and bonus that we recognize and love many of those authors. Double bonus that it's for a good cause.

    I don't think I've ever had eggs like that. Does baking them in ramekins with coconut milk make them softer and fluffier than compared to just making them in a pan?

    1. You are so right Bryan it is nice to know the authors and how good they are.

      Never made them with coconut milk but with cream. The recipe I have previously made includes a little Brie in the bottom and the result is delicious. Not sure about fluffier but well worth trying.

    2. For as good as I am at cooking, I'm still lousy at making eggs, so if this takes the guesswork out of making a good egg, I'm all for trying it.

    3. Just be careful to not overcook the egg. We have served the Convent Egg version to dinner guests many times and they have all loved them.

  4. From what I've read so far, the stories are really good. (I got to read it early.)

    1. Not read any but I can believe they are good Diane.

    2. You can have a free ARC copy, Jo. Just email me if you want one.

    3. Thanks Melissa. I just did.

  5. Thank you for sharing about our anthology, Jo.
    Best wishes from the #FullDark11.

    1. P.S. The paperback is out. It's available on Amazon and will eventually show up on B&N, too. ;)

    2. You're welcome Melissa. Glad to know the paperback is out too.

  6. Congrats to all the authors to have their story published

    1. Especially as it's such a worthy cause Birgit