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Key Lime Tart (YUMMO), Author Fun Facts & Giveaway with Jason Robert Macumber - Never After





Today we are pleased to introduce you to author Jason Robert Macumber. Jason is on tour with his new release, Never After. Jason will be sharing his favorite recipe, and we did a fun fact interview too. Welcome to Writing Innovations Jason! We're so happy you could stop in :).

This is one of my favorite recipes and is for Key Lime Tarts. I love anything with lemon and lime!



Ingredients
  • ·         9 to 10 graham crackers (each 2 1/2 by 5 inches)
  • ·         2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar
  • ·         4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ·         1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ·         3/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 to 6 limes), or fresh or bottled key-lime juice
  • ·         4 large egg yolks
  • ·         Pinch salt
  • ·         Slivered lime zest, for garnish (optional)


Directions
1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Process graham crackers and 2 tablespoons sugar in a food processor until fine crumbs form; add butter. Process until combined. Transfer mixture to a 9-inch tart pan with a removable bottom; pat into bottom and up sides. Place pan on a baking sheet, and bake until crust is fragrant and slightly colored, about 10 minutes.
2.     Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, lime juice, egg yolks, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and salt; whisk until smooth. Pour mixture into crust (warm or cool is fine), leaving 1/8 inch at the top; return to oven. Bake until filling is set around edge but still slightly loose in center, 20 to 25 minutes.
3.     Cool completely at room temperature; then refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Serve, garnished with zest, if desired.


Fun Fact Interview:

  1. Why did you start writing?

I can’t say there was ever a conscious choice to “start” writing as I have been writing ever since I could remember. As a child I always had an overactive imagination that tended to get me in trouble. So, I found writing as an escape that allowed me to tell my “wild” stories and be free to do what I wanted without getting in trouble by my teachers.

  1. What's your favorite book of all time?

My favorite book of all time would have to be, Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. The first installment of the Wheel of Time series, this book drew me into the world of fantasy and allowed me to really start to enjoy reading.

  1. Favorite Movie and why?

Picking a favorite movie would be near impossible as I am a huge movie nerd and love so many. So, I will give you one of my top three favorites and that would be Steel Magnolias. It is such a great character piece and the writing and comedic timing is brilliant.

  1. If your book was made into a movie, who do you seeing being cast for your characters?

I keep getting asked this question, and honestly I see my characters how I created them in my head. I don’t cast them with film actors these characters are alive to me just as they are. Though if I were to pick someone to play Snow that would be Ellen Paige.

  1. What is your favorite scene from your book, or the scene you most enjoyed writing?

Gee, it is hard to say which scene would be my favorite without spoiling anything. I would have to say the opening sequence in chapter two where Snow murders a fairy tale favorite. I knew in that moment I had stepped too far and that was when I realized I loved this character and world.

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The world of fairy tales is twisted and corrupted. Two years after her entrapment and torture at the hands of the Seven Deadly Trolls, Snow White now works as an assassin for hire. Rude, crude and with her princess status long revoked, she has become a dark angel for the Ever After's damsels-in-distress.

A game of cat and mouse soon begins when two of the Deadlies, Pride and Wrath, return to exact revenge on the fallen princess for the murder of their brothers.

Armed with her trusty dagger carved from the magic mirror, Snow finds herself drawn into a conspiracy that involves an ancient relic from beyond her world's borders and the destruction of her world.

Taking perversion to a whole new level, NEVER AFTER is an estrogen-filled romp to save the Ever After as Snow slices and dices her way through beloved characters leaving no talking animal safe!


Genre: Dark Fairy tale/Fantasy  (Warning: Extremely Mature Content)
Publisher: Melange Books
Release Date: July 31, 2012



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Excerpt


I wish I could tell you there was such a thing as a happy ending. Unfortunately, I'd then have to lie and say the boogie man doesn't lurk under the bed, and Santa isn't actually a pagan god who collects the souls of naughty children. The problem with fairy tales is they never were meant to be happy. It wasn't 'till the Big Mouse came along and fucked it all up did the whole “happily ever after” motto become such an everyday norm. Thus, creating a wish in every young girl's heart for a prince and a life where no pain exists.
Sorry to burst your bubble—wishes for a handsome prince and a pain free life are a load of shit. Our lives are just as gritty and dirty. Probably worse.
Everyone believes they know my story. Poor Snow White, whose evil stepmother tried to have a hunter carve her heart out and then poison her with an apple.
But of course no one ever remembers the cursed corset and poisoned comb. God, no. That would make the story too dark, especially when my salvation was found in the home of the ‘sweet’ and ‘gentle’ seven dwarves.
Bullshit. The evil mother part they got right, but she was more like a drunken Joan Crawford from Mommie Dearest. Too much makeup, not enough plastic surgery, and an unhealthy infatuation for wire hangers. As far as my “salvation” with the seven dwarfs is concerned— "dwarf" is too kind of a word. In reality, they were seven trolls known as the Deadlies who lived in a putrid cave even Martha Stewart couldn't fix. And if by “gentle and sweet” you mean two months of constant molestation and torture—well, I would have rather taken my chances with the hunter.
My true salvation came in the form of that blasted poison apple. Two months of sex, blood and torture brought me to a place where living had no real point. I sure did surprise the old hag when I devoured the entire fruit—core and all.
It should have come with a disclaimer.
If I had known it was only a sleeping death, I would have opted for a quick bullet to the head. But no—my “prince” gave me the kiss of true lust and I awoke to a life of more shit.
Truth be told, the first few months were all right. Who wouldn't enjoy a timeshare in the Far and Away Islands along with amazing sex and a Dolce & Gabbana gift basket? But they never write anything past the honeymoon phase. You see, my dear husband loved his liquor, and I wasn't his princess. More like a glorified concubine in his harem of other women whom he enjoyed beating on a daily basis.
Luckily, being a doormat wasn't my style.




Author Bio:


Jason Macumber has been writing since he could first hold a pen, weaving stories so grand his teachers would usually have to pull him back down to earth on more than one occasion. After beginning his writing career in the Young Adult genre, he found that the medium did not suit his more mature tastes and tones that were dying to rip free from the far reaches of his mind. Thus, Snow emerged and became a force to be reckoned and the Ever After Chronicles was born. He is currently living in Florida where he is finishing his graduate degree and punching out the sequel to NEVER AFTER in the company of his three dogs and one mischievous cat.

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Follow The Tour:

August 23 - Guest Blogging at Wise Words
August 27 - Guest Blogging at Immortality and Beyond
August 29 - Book Feature & Excerpt at BK Walker Books Etc.
August 31 - Review & Guest Blog at Waiting On Sunday To Drown
September 5 - Review & Guest Blogging at A Book Lover's Library
September 7 - Reviewed at Books, Books, and More Books
September 10 - Reviewed at All Things Books
September 12 - Interviewed at From The Mind Of Omegia
September 12 - Review & Guest Blogging at Silver Sleep
September 14 - Character Interview at The Bunny's Review

September 17 - Guest Blogging at The Golden Pen Review
September 17 - Review & Character Interview at Library Geek Girl
September 19 - Reviewed at Turning The Pages

September 21 - Review & Guest Blogging at Words I Write Crazy
September 22 - Review & Interview at Sky Rose Reviews

Giveaway:

Jason will be giving away 2 ebooks, plus by entering the Rafflecopter below, you will also be entered to win 1 of 2 signed paperbacks at the end of his tour.  Please your email in a comment too, so we have a way to contact you if you should win an ebook. :) 



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Don't forget to visit Jason's Facebook Page, and drop him a note to let him know you stopped in.


1 Response to "Key Lime Tart (YUMMO), Author Fun Facts & Giveaway with Jason Robert Macumber - Never After"

Alisia said...

Yum! that key lime pie thing looks so good! I love lemon and lime things. This book sounds amazing too!
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~Alisia