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All I wanted for Christmas was @ChuckWendig.. oh and a puppy #TheCormorant

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Authors, Books, Hero Worship, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes | 11 comments

Guess what I got? CHUCK!! I didn’t get a puppy and Asrielle is grateful. Of course if I had she would have killed me in my sleep so things would be very quiet around here. Cats, I swear! But I did get Chuck! I got him TODAY, the day his book is released.. HOLY FUCKBUDDIES, Daddy! Can I have Chuck for New Years too!? Ummmm sorry *coughing* I just am a bit of a fangirl. I mean, come one people IT IS CHUCK FUCKING WENDIG!.. the WENDIGO!  What!? You don’t know who the great Wendigo is? Well if you want to go grab a copy of BLACKBIRDS, the first book in this amazing series, it is FREE from CHUCK himself! *fainting into my BLT* Grab it HERE! (Better grab it today because it will only be there till the end of the year which is in *looking at watch* well… CRAP TODAY!

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Who is going to save “RUBY LAKE” from Zombies with @SherrillWillis

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Books, Cabin Cooking, DIY Basic Recipes, Entertainment, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Libations, Zombies | 0 comments

Sherrill-Willis---BeachHello Sherrill! ! Thank you for taking the time to interview with me. I am excited to have you on here on Yule for that matter! How exciting to publish a book right before Christmas! Ruby Lake has gotten some really wonderful reviews and I remember fixing up your pretty beach photo last spring… I want to go play in the sand! Your series now has three books to it, (You can find the info below my friends) and the latest is this cool Christmas release

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Eating Cookie Dough with Winter Demons in “Bitter Snow” – Interviewing Lauren Sweet

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in Authors, Bewitching Tours, Books, Cabin Cooking, Giveaways & Contests, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes | 4 comments


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“Innocent Blood” by @JamesRollins brought to you by Butterfinger Bites & Rockstar

Posted by on Dec 8, 2013 in Books, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Nerd Lovin', Promotions | 5 comments

James-Rollins-Interviewed-on-the-Cabin-GoddessI am not sure I have words to express how honored I am to have one of my literary favorites on the blog today. Some of you know just how much I fangirled all over Facebook and twitter about this, but just to catch up those of you who have never been here, I am a huge James Rollins fan! I remember when he friended me on Twitter and followed me on Pinterest (yes he followed me first!). I have read everything the man has written, well except I have not finished this book yet. (hanging head in shame) I have started it though, and I have read THE BLOOD GOSPEL & all the shorts and novellas leading up to the second book, INNOCENT BLOOD, which releases on Tuesday December 10th! There is just not enough bacon, cookies or chocolate to express my gratitude and honor at having James Rollins here today!  Thanks so much! … 

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A conversation with a disgruntled vagina named Doris from @EloiseMarch

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Books, Guest Posts, Humor, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Reviews | 3 comments

Meet Doris, Jemma’s vagina from Dionne Lister’s latest adventure in the publishing world. This book may not contain dragons but there is something else that may need to be mentioned….close-call-warning

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A Conversation with the author(s) of City of Lost Dreams @MagnusFlyte

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Authors, Books, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes | 0 comments

“Enchanting, strange, and fantastical! City of Lost Dreams is a magical mystery tour that picks you up and takes you where you’ve never been before but is exactly where you want to be. Sexy, suspenseful, historical—a mélange of originality and an absolute page-turner.”

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The Curse of Malenfer Manor’s Iain McChesney: Recovering Bagpiper, Duran Duran & The Green Fairy

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in Authors, Bewitching Tours, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Mystery | 0 comments

Author Ian McChesney interviews during his virtual tour for The Curse of Malenfer Manor

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Victoria Dougherty: A Cold War Princess with the Sultan’s Slippers – @VicDougherty

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in ASMSG, Authors, Cabin Cooking, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Photos | 2 comments

I have had this interview in my save for an AWESOME DAY for quite some time. Considering this week the Cold War is all over the news (Veteran’s Day and more) I decided today was the AWESOME DAY! I want to welcome one of the sweetest most awesome, fun, festive, exciting, supportive, feel good human beings and authors I have met this year…The original Cold War Princess, Victoria Dougherty


She is pretty fabulous, and she has a very interesting personal story and is well versed at weaving very amazing tales! Welcome Victoria! Sit down, have a cup of coffee and let’s show these folks just how awesome you are!

Oh wait, I really want to stress going and liking her page and trolling through her photos. She posts black and whites and often with some awesome descriptions, for example one of my favorites (we both love noir so I giggled a lot at this)

Cafe Noir: Take sip. Inhale deeply on cigarette. Keep your eye on the guy in the raincoat who keeps looking at you over his newspaper.

Cafe Noir: Take sip. Inhale deeply on cigarette. Keep your eye on the guy in the raincoat who keeps looking at you over his newspaper.


CG – Introduce yourself to the captive audience that you now have before you. (As in tell us something NOT in your bio, give us a dirty little secret not having or having to do with your writing)

If you’ve read my blog, you know I come from the ultimate Cold War family – daring escapes, backyard firing squads, Communist snitches, bowlfuls of goulash, gargoyles, spies, killers and dangerous pursuits.  All of these are part of my recent family history and go a long way in explaining why I write Cold War thrillers.

I also love to drink rye whiskey, will eat anything with butter and cream as ingredients, and have an illogically happy marriage.  I wrote erotica when it wasn’t cool to do so.  I miss Christopher Hitchens every day.  And I’m a devout Catholic.  None of these facts feel contradictory to me.

She is also into black and white photography, goes with the noir soul (as mentioned about) here are a few examples from her site. One is of a bone church which really does exist.

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CG – Is there a genre, other than the one you currently write in, that you wish you could break into? (If you want you can – I would love it if you did – a max flash fiction of no more that 500 with the prompt of “LIGHT” since summer is almost here (Yes this could work with romance, mystery, humour, textbooks on quantum physics.. own it, title it and GO!)

YA! Although I probably have a pretty sick romance in me.

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#Steampunk’d Hobo’s, Boxcar Baby & #Zombie Hunting Wizard’s with AK-47’s

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Books, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Nerd Lovin', Seventh Star Press, Steampunk | 3 comments

Steampunk’d part 2 of 4

In the first post I talked a little about every little about several various aspects of the different areas the steampunk trend has played a part in. The photography, the art, the music, the stories, the RPG’s, the unusual… As I mentioned in part one, steampunk is a trend with roots back to the 1800’s beginning with Jules Verne… Tentacles.. Giant Squids.. Stories where characters blend Victorian and Edwardian industry into new inventions… gadgets and and gizmos and adventures! Author J.L. Mulvihill is a well known southern indie author published by Seventh Star Press in a few things and with her first novel in her Steel Roots Series, The Boxcar Baby, in the summer of 2013.

steampunk-hoboThe book also is a theme that brings up memories of Halloween days of the past. I have had a few costumes I was quite fond of. Pirates, gypsies and my mother reminded me my grandmother and I went as a hobo two years running. Mainly because I kept threatening to run away fourth and fifth grade when I wasn’t allowed to wear my Planet of the Ape mask to School.


Yes this is the exact one I had to wear. Ebay is a wonderful thing

So my grandmother showed me how to pack up all my worldly goods in a bandanna and my grandfather told me tales of the hobos. When I was putting together my post today I remember this tale, of course, this book is a steampunk tale of horror; dark and mysterious and full of terror.


Welcome to a Steampunk Author Interview with Cabin Goddess

The Boxcar Baby

box-car-babyBorn in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia. At least that is what Papa Steel always told AB’Gale. But now, fifteen years later, the man who adopted and raised her as his own is missing and it’s up to AB’Gale to find him. Aided only by a motley gang of friends, AB’Gale train hops her way across the United States in a desperate attempt to find her papa and put her life and family back the way it was. Her only guide is a map given to her by a mysterious hobo, with hand written clues she found hidden in her papa’s spyglass. Here is the Great American Adventure in an alternate steampunk dystopian world, where fifteen-year-old AB’Gale Steel learns that nothing is as it seems, but instead is shrouded in secrets and mysteries … and that monsters come in all shapes and forms. The Boxcar Baby is the first book of the Steel Roots series.



Jen-6Jen! Welome to the Cabin! Care for a bacon, walnut, chocolate chip cookie? Just baked them today! Also have some fresh coffee! I know we have put off this interview for a while, but I am excited because this month I have a really exciting series of posts happening during my campaign with! I thought, WOW! How can I not throw my interview I have with you up during it while not only getting my halloween post ready but also talking about all this steampunk goodness going, especially since you like goggles as much as me. Of course, I tend to have WAY to much fun with my goggles! Hey, take a peek at the page and pick a pair that you would like to wear at the next Con! 

Jen – “Oh OK! Ohh Wow! Ok cool, I am so loving the vintage lace and pearl #steampunkgoggles Rock on!”

CG – Ya those rock a lot of my friends! Corinne loved those too! She just tweeted about those earlier tonight!

CG -As you can see  I have way to much fun with mine. I am still working on my mini movie and preparing to scare some trick-or-treaters!


CG -Tweet the book: You are challenged to tweet a synopsis of the book to include your tweet handle, GO! (Has to fit in a tweet, I will be adding a custom tweet button at the top of post. You can and are encouraged to include #hashtags)


@JLMulvihill  #yaNovel #BoxcarBaby #heartstopping #trainhopping #adventure of a young girl searching for her lost #Inventor papa

CG – Introduce yourself to the captive audience that you now have before you. (As in tell us something NOT in your bio, give us a dirty little secret not having or having to do with your writing)

Hi my name is Jen a/k/a J L Mulvihill, and I’m a Monsterholic. It all started when I met Stephen Zimmer and I was drinking a Redbull. He scoffed at the very idea and told me that real Rock Stars drink Monsters. I eventually tried one once I found out that they had low carb diet Monsters. Then I found the blue Monsters and the protein Monsters and now my children tell me that I have a problem.



But despite my Monster problem I have managed to turn out this novel, The Boxcar Baby, and it does indeed deal with all sorts of monsters as you will find when you read it.

CG – Is there a genre, other than the one you currently write in, that you wish you could break into? (If you want you can – I would love it if you did – a max flash fiction of no more that 500 with the prompt of “LIGHT” since summer is almost here (Yes this could work with romance, mystery, humour, textbooks on quantum physics.. own it, title it and GO!) This can even be a Haiku, just have fun!

I would like to write Horror, but not gore horror but psychological horror.

The light gradually dims until the darkness swallows it and Briana. She pulls her knees in close to her chest and hugs them tight listening to the silence buzzing in her ear. Suddenly she hears a sound faint but growing louder by the moment. What is it? She wonders. Her body trembles with fear; fear of the dark, fear of the strange and distant sound growing ever louder, ever closer. Fear of the unknown that waits there in the dark for her. Briana’s heart begins to pound, louder and harder than she has ever felt it beat before until it begins to hurt, and she knows this is the end. Whatever is out there coming for her will not be her demise because Briana’s heart has beaten it to her.


CG – When it comes to the genre you do write in, what are a few of the books or writers that have influenced you and your own writing (yes I can actually ask a serious question?)

In the steampunk genre the authors that inspire me most would have to be, H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, L. Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and of course let’s not forget the man whose novel coined the name steampunk, K. W. Jeter who wrote Morlock Night. (CG – And the man who coined the steampunk term!)

CG – If you could cast one of your works, who would you choose to play your main characters? (Some have a huge cast, so say no more than five, I am thinking many would be able to do at least one, you do have one character right? Include photos of choice or I Can find them also – include photo credits or links where they are found)

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Tell all Interview with It Ain’t Easy Being Jazzy author @QuanieMiller

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Authors, Books, Giveaways & Contests, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes | 6 comments

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