Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Going bananas for Kristina McMorris...plus a book giveaway

We're pleased to have Kristina McMorris back at CLC to celebrate the publication of her latest novel, The Edge of Lost. She has one signed copy for a lucky US reader!

Kristina McMorris is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author published by Kensington Books, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins. Her novels have garnered more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction.

Since her debut, Letters from Home, released in 2011, Kristina's published works have expanded to include the novels Bridge of Scarlet Leaves, The Pieces We Keep, as well as her current novel, in addition to her novellas in the anthologies A Winter Wonderland and Grand Central. Rights to her books have been sold to numerous foreign publishers, Readers Digest, Doubleday, the Literary Guild, and more.

Kristina lives with her husband and two sons in Oregon, where she is still sleep deprived but eagerly working on her next novel. You can find her at her websiteFacebook and Twitter.


Synopsis of The Edge of Lost:
On a cold night in October 1937, searchlights cut through the darkness around Alcatraz. A prison guard's only daughter—one of the youngest civilians who lives on the island—has gone missing. Tending the warden's greenhouse, convicted bank robber Tommy Capello waits anxiously. Only he knows the truth about the little girl's whereabouts, and that both of their lives depend on the search's outcome.

Almost two decades earlier and thousands of miles away, a young boy named Shanley Keagan ekes out a living as an aspiring vaudevillian in Dublin pubs. Talented and shrewd, Shan dreams of shedding his dingy existence and finding his real father in America. The chance finally comes to cross the Atlantic, but when tragedy strikes, Shan must summon all his ingenuity to forge a new life in a volatile and foreign world.

Skillfully weaving these two stories, Kristina McMorris delivers a compelling novel that moves from Ireland to New York to San Francisco Bay. As her finely crafted characters discover the true nature of loyalty, sacrifice, and betrayal, they are forced to confront the lies we tell—and believe—in order to survive. (Courtesy of Kristina's website.)


Visiting an escapee cell at Alcatraz for research.

Favorite holiday for dessert/candy and favorite dessert/candy from that holiday: 
 Every year for Thanksgiving, I love making Pineapple Cream Cheese Pie, a delicious recipe passed down from my grandmother.

Favorite book involving dessert/candy?
The Giving Tree (Apples count as a dessert, don't they?)

Favorite dessert to have at a restaurant: 
Tiramisu

Favorite cheesecake flavor:
Salted Caramel

Dark, white, or milk chocolate?
Dark (preferably with almonds)

If you could invent a new dessert, what are three must-have ingredients and what would it be called? 
A pie layered with both chocolate cream and banana cream atop a graham cracker crust, making it.... a Choco-nana Cream Pie!

Thanks to Kristina for visiting with us and sharing her book with our readers.

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US only. Giveaway ends November 29th at midnight EST.

25 comments:

Janine said...

My mother-in-law makes some fruit cream pies. I'm not sure what she calls them and I have never seen them in stores. They are really good.

Mary Mac said...

Key lime pie is my all time favorite with apple coming in second.

Bonnie Franks said...

It's a pie called lemon sponge pie. It is awesome.

rubynreba said...

I love strawberry shortcake.

susieqlaw said...

Peach pie!

Laurice McClung said...

Banana pudding

Bonnie K. said...

I like the custard tarts with sliced fruit on top.

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jodi marinich said...

i love lemon pound cake

Holly said...

I love a homemade cherry pie.

rhonda said...

Apple pie

traveler said...

Lemon Pie

Anonymous said...

I love strawberry pie!

Suzy

bn100 said...

apple pie

Carol Fragale Brill said...

dark chocolate covered cherries, yum

Kelsey Walters said...

banana split cake/pie

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

Old family recipe - Open Face Peach Cream Pie - so yummy!

Linda Kish said...

I like cherry pie.

Hailey Fish said...

Apple Pie, my grandma's blueberry icebox cake, watermelon jolly ranchers, watermelon dum dum lollipops, strawberry dum dum lollipops!

Kathy LaMaster said...

Apple Pie!

Kimberly V said...

Cherry pie

Carol Doscher said...

Blueberry Pie is my favorite fruit pie

Jeryl M. said...

I don't like any dessert or candy with fruit.

L Bryant said...

Peach cobbler.

Birdhouse Books said...

I love cherry pie!

Julia BookReader said...

Apple Pie with Ice Cream!!