September 18, 7 PM EST
SIT RIGHT BACK AND YOU’LL HEAR A TALE… from a professor, a movie star, a journalist, and a forensic tech!
Rogue Reads sails into fall with incredible authors KAREN ROSE, RICHARD ARMITAGE, SUJATA MASSEY and our own LISA BLACK. They’ll reveal the latest about their brand-new suspense novels, read excerpts for you, and answer questions. Emcee is our own JENNY MILCHMAN.
BENEATH DARK WATERS by Karen Rose
GENEVA by Richard Armitage
THE MISTRESS OF BHATIA HOUSE by Sujata Massey
WHAT HARMS YOU by Lisa Black
As an added treat, while you’re watching at home you can sample each author’s favorite snack and drink. Feel adventurous and culinary? Dining and drinking will commence at the start of the show.
If you’re among the first 100 in the Zoom room, you can personally debrief the authors, or you can catch them on Facebook Live and interrogate via comments. Come and enjoy great book talk!
Jenny Milchman is the Mary Higgins Clark award winning and PEN/Faulkner nominated author of five novels of suspense. Her work has been praised by the New York Times, chosen as Indie Next Picks, received starred reviews from PW, Booklist, and Library Journal, selected for numerous Best Of’s including Suspense Magazine, Pure Wow and Popsugar, and appeared on the USA Today bestsellers list (once, but we authors like to name these things). In 2013, Jenny rented out her house, traded in two cars for an SUV that could handle Denver in February, and pulled her kids out of 1st and 3rd grades to “car-school” them on what Shelf Awareness called the world’s longest book tour. Jenny now speaks nationally on the literal and figurative road to a dream.
Karen Rose’s Recipes:
Val’s Favorite Boozy Drink:
1 pint vanilla ice cream
6-8 Oreo cookies plus ½ for each glass
3-4 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liquor OR 3-4 ounces Crème de Menthe OR 3-4 ounces Root Beer Schnapps (Godiva is best but the others work very well)
2 ounces milk (regular, 2% or almond or oat milk)
Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend on medium or milk shake/smoothie setting until smooth and cookies are completely integrated into drink. Pour into two or more glasses. Top with half an Oreo.
Val’s Favorite snack: S’mores Cupcakes
Karen says: While you could make the cake mix from scratch, a pastry chef I know says that boxed mixes taste about as good and are far simpler. When making the cake batter, I recommend you substitute the water for coffee…in whole or in part. You can also adjust the strength of the flavor by using stronger coffee or omitting it altogether. Day old coffee also works fine, but instant coffee doesn’t work so well (it tends to be bitter).
1. Make cupcakes according to the recipe…substituting coffee for water in whatever proportions you’d like. The coffee flavor is NOT terribly strong and Val loves her coffee.
2. When you remove the cupcakes from the oven, allow them to cool to room temperature…about one hour.
3. Frost the entire cupcake or part with marshmallow whip. If only doing part, use frosting for the other part.
4. Optional: Using a crème brulée torch or broiler, lightly toast the marshmallow whip. Be careful NOT to light the topping on fire!
5. Top with a piece of graham cracker or graham cracker crumble.
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