Friday, June 26, 2015

Tour Wrap-Up with a Recipe & and #Giveaway ~ The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis (The Last Timekeepers, Book #1) by Sharon Ledwith

Children are the keys to our future. 

And now, children are the only hope for our past.


I'm happy to have Sharon on the blog today.  It's the conclusion of her tour for The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis and Sharon is leaving us with a delicious recipe:

Bull’s-Eye Beef Stew served in a Bread Bowl…

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I LOVE this recipe. I used it for my first book launch party. My reason? The characters in my time travel series The Last Timekeepers got to sample a 13th century version of bread bowl rabbit stew, so I thought for my book tour—why not imitate art? Since rabbit is a tad harder to find at the local supermarket, I settled on beef for the main ingredient. I believe my party-goers were happy with that decision as my recipe went over fabulously even though it was a tad hot to serve on the sunny, humid day we experienced. But on those cool, damp days, this steamy stew will bring a smile to your face, and comfort to your soul.

Prep Time: 
Takes about fifteen minutes to prepare and eight or five hours to cook. Serves four.

What You Need:
Slow cooker
4 bread bowls (or if you prefer, large Kaiser buns). Click HERE to see how to make one.
1 cup 25%-less-sodium beef broth
½ cup Bull’s-Eye Guinness Draught Beer Blend Barbecue Sauce (you can substitute this BBQ sauce for your favorite brand)
1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1 lb. (450g) stewing beef, cut into 1¼ inch cubes
1 lb. (450g) red potatoes (about 4), quartered
4 large carrots (1 lb./450g), cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 large onion, cut into chucks
3 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. water

What You Do:
MIX broth, barbecue sauce and oregano in slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients except flour and water; toss to coat. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours.

TRANSFER meat and vegetables to bread bowl with slotted spoon; cover to keep warm.

MIX flour and water until blended. Stir into juices in slow cooker; cover. Cook on HIGH for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon over meat and vegetables.

While you’re waiting for the stew to cook, there’s plenty of time to relax, get cozy, and delve into that novel you’ve been planning to read. Time travel story, anyone?

About The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis:

When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates are caught in a food fight at school, they're given a choice: suspension or yard duty. The decision is a no-brainer. Their two-week crash course in landscaping leads to the discovery of a weathered stone arch in the overgrown back yard. The arch isn't a forgotten lawn ornament but an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis.

Chosen by an Atlantean Magus to be Timekeepers--legendary time travelers sworn to keep history safe from the evil Belial--Amanda and her classmates are sent on an adventure of a lifetime. Can they find the young Robin Hood and his merry band of teens? If they don't, then history itself may be turned upside down.

Book Information:

Title: The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

Series:  The Last Timekeepers, Book #1

Author Name:  Sharon Ledwith

Genre(s): Young Adult, Time Travel, Middle Grade

Tags: #‎YAlit‬ ‪#‎timetravel‬

Length: Approx. 180 pages

Re-Release Date: June 17, 2015

Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing

Amazon Purchase Links:

Amazon US ~

Amazon CA ~
The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

Mirror World Publishing Purchase Link ~
The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

Goodreads Link:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13613004-the-last-timekeepers-and-the-arch-of-atlantis

Follow the tour to read Guest Posts, Reviews, Excerpts, and Spotlights:

http://saphsbookblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/book-tour-schedule-last-timekeepers-and.html

Meet the Author:

Unearthing the uncanny one book at a time.

Sharon Ledwith is the author of the middle-grade/young adult time travel series, THE LAST TIMEKEEPERS, and is represented by Walden House (Books & Stuff) for her teen psychic series, MYSTERIOUS TALES FROM FAIRY FALLS. When not writing, researching, or revising, she enjoys reading, exercising, anything arcane, and an occasional dram of scotch. Sharon lives a serene, yet busy life in a southern tourist region of Ontario, Canada, with her hubby, one spoiled yellow Labrador and a moody calico cat.

Meet Sharon Ledwith:

Sharon’s Website:
www.sharonledwith.com

Sharon’s Blog:
http://sharonledwith.blogspot.com/

Sharon’s Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/seledwith

The Last Timekeepers Series Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/The-Last-Timekeepers-Time-Travel-Series/373953795955372

Twitter: @sharonledwith:
https://twitter.com/sharonledwith

Amazon Author U.S. Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Ledwith/e/B0084DUHJO

Amazon Author U.K. Page:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B0084DUHJO

Goodreads Author Page:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5821744.Sharon_Ledwith

Goodreads Book Page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13613004-the-last-timekeepers-and-the-arch-of-atlantis

Google+ Page:
https://plus.google.com/116758820349834035390#116758820349834035390/posts

**SAPPHYRIA'S NOTE**

I want to thank everyone involved in the tour, whether you were a blogger, a fan, the publishers, or the extremely talented, Sharon Ledwith.  THANK YOU!!

Enter the Giveaway:

· A signed paperback copy of The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis

· A custom crafted Babel Necklace

· A signed trading card

· A signed postcard

· Two ‘The Last Timekeepers’ wrist bands

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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1 comment:

Sharon Ledwith said...

I wish to thank the extremely talented Amber Marr (a.k.a. Saph) for putting this book tour together for me and garnering 3 fab reviews! You rock, girl! Looking forward to working on the next book tour with you. Enjoy your summer and hope you catch up with your TBR list! Salute!