Tonight I baked my grandmother's streusel cake for the very first time ever. It was supposed to be my birthday cake.
And I've managed to completely mess up: The cake didn't rise as it should and, what's worse, has a burnt bottom. *sob*
To cheer myself up, I've just created a giveaway for SPRINGTIME PLEASURES here on BookLikes. If you'd like to further the whole cheering-Sandra-up-over-the-ruined-birthday-cake, head over for a chance to win 1 of 10 digital copies of my new historical romance. :-)
Today I'm on Evie Seo's blog Bookish, where I'm doing a guest post on "The Appeal of the Gothic": it's all about fake ruins (which rich 18th-century people loved to put in their gardens - not the humble garden gnome for a Georgian aristocrat!), fake castles, and other gothic flights of fancy.
As you'll see, the article also functions as a warm-up for the re-launch of CASTLE OF THE WOLF next week. I'm really excited to get this book back into the hands of readers.
So please join me over at Bookish, and don't forget to enter the giveaway!
Yesterday I added a welcome video to my YouTube channel. It seems fitting to repost it here, since it is mostly about books. :-)