Monday, December 26, 2016

Guest Post: Judy Penz Sheluk on "How to Make a Treasontini"

Kicking off this final week of December is Judy Penz Sheluk with a drink recipe. It ties into her mystery, The Hanged Man’s Noose. Depending on how the holiday weekend was at your place you may really need this today….

How to Make a Treasontini

It’s holiday time, and so I thought it would be fun to share my Treasontini recipe.

You can find the Treasontini on the cover of The Hanged Man's Noose, which also happens to be the name of a pub in Lount’s Landing, the small town where the book is set. The Treasontini, a blueberry martini, is the Noose’s signature drink; the town is named after Samuel Lount, a real-life nineteenth century traitor who was hanged for treason.


2 oz. Blueberry Vodka
2 oz. Triple Sec
2 oz. Blueberry Juice
1 dash Club Soda
Fresh or Frozen Blueberries
Ice Cubes

Preparation: Combine blueberry vodka, triple sec and blueberry juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Top with club soda, garnish with blueberries, and serve.

The Hanged Man’s Noose is on sale for $3.99 ebook from Dec. 26th to Jan. 15th on Amazon/iTunes/Kobo/Nook. It’s also on at 33% off print at the publisher! Here’s a bit about it:

Journalist Emily Garland lands a plum assignment as the editor of a niche magazine based in Lount’s Landing, a small town named after a colorful Canadian traitor. As she interviews the local business owners for the magazine, Emily quickly learns that many people are unhappy with real estate mogul Garrett Stonehaven’s plans to convert an old schoolhouse into a mega-box store. At the top of that list is Arabella Carpenter, the outspoken owner of an antiques shop, who will do just about anything to preserve the integrity of the town’s historic Main Street.

But Arabella is not alone in her opposition. Before long, a vocal dissenter at a town hall meeting about the proposed project dies. A few days later, another body is discovered, and although both deaths are ruled accidental, Emily’s journalistic suspicions are aroused.

Putting her reporting skills to the ultimate test, Emily teams up with Arabella to discover the truth behind Stonehaven’s latest scheme before the murderer strikes again. 

Barking Rain Press, the publisher of The Hanged Man’s Noose, is offering 33% off all e-books, whether purchased on their website or directly through our distributors. That amounts to $3.99. In addition, they are offering 33% off all print books purchased through their website only. Here's a link to the promo page:

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Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Thanks for hosting me today Kevin! Or should I say "Toasting" me!

Kevin R. Tipple said...

Always glad to have you here, Judy!

Earl Staggs said...

Sounds like a refreshing drink, Judy. Somedays I could use about six of them.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

The drink is intriguing, Judy. Also healthy--blueberries are listed as a probiotic.

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

It is yummy Earl, and I'm more of a white wine drinker.

Jacqueline -- yes, I feel that way about carrot cake as well. Surely it counts as a vegetable?

Susan Bernhardt said...

Interesting way to begin a post! :)

Judy Penz Sheluk, author said...

Cheers to you Susan!