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Book Tour: Deep Connections by Rebecca L. Graf - Author Fun Facts, Recipe & #Giveaway

Please welcome author Rebecca Graf to the blog. She is sharing a yummy recipe today called Apple Betty, so easy and sounds delightful! Rebecca is also touring with her new release, Deep Connections! There will be a giveaway, plus some fun facts as we get to know Rebecca more. Welcome Rebecca, and Congratulations on Deep Connections!

This is an easy recipe that I learned from a friend of the family. Her name was Betty, so I called it Apple Betty. I really didn’t know there was a recipe by that name that was similar. Since then, my husband’s family calls it Apple Becky.

1 box of yellow cake mix
1-2 sticks of butter, melted
2 cans of apple pie filling
Nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 375. Pour pie filling, which can be any fruit, in your pan. Dump dry cake mix on top of filling and spread it out. Pour melted butter on top and then sprinkle with nuts. Bake until golden brown on top which is about 30-45 minutes. It’s that easy and quick.

Doesn't that just sound YUMMY??? Now for some fun facts!

Fun Fact Interview:

1.  Why did you start writing?

 It was actually a job that asked me to write articles for them.

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

Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October.

3.  Favorite Movie and why? 

The Hunt for Red October. It was my favorite book and the movie was cast perfectly.

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

When it comes to Creeper, I think Ian Somerhaulder. He can play the evil one so well and I think he would bring more character to the role. Slaton could be Chaske Spencer and Brenna could be Amanda Seyfried.

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

The family cookout scene where Slaton and Brenna pick on each other and have fun.

6.  Where can readers connect with you online? and on facebook ( and twitter (@rebeccagraf).

Rebecca Graf worked as an account for 20 years before taking a chance at a dream. Starting off with writing online, she began to build a reputation and a number of followers. Now, she has one children's book, A Gift for a Mouse, published with Deep Connections being her first adult novel. She lives near Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and three children as well as two cats, Oreo and Cookie, and two dogs, Bug and Mocha. Rebecca has started her own publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, with two partners. Their goal is to help new authors to achieve their dreams. She also spends her days crocheting and knitting....

 Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option. Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone's blood.
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Silver Tongue Press
Release Date: August 23, 2012

Excerpt 1:

Brenna’s eyes fluttered open to see a blur of trees flying by. Her head pounded and her stomach began to roll from the pain she felt and the fast-changing scenery. A careful look at her surroundings told her she was in an older model car. She inhaled deeply to calm herself, but confusion set in as her senses were assaulted by unfamiliar smells. The old smell of the car was tainted with something repugnant and caused her nose to crinkle in response. Her eyes widened in fright as terrifying memories began to flood her mind. Turning slowly, afraid of what she might see, a gasp involuntarily escaped her vocal cords when she saw he was as repulsive as she remembered. Who was he and what did he want with her?
Sensing her stare, a pair of dark, soulless eyes turned towards her. A smile appeared on his unkempt face. “Well, well, sleeping beauty awakes.” Brenna’s stomach rolled again as she felt his eyes slide hungrily over her body. She pushed up against the door in an effort to put as much distance between the two of them as she could, but he shook his head in disapproval. “No need to be dramatic.” He turned his attention back to the road. “We both know you won’t jump out.”
She set her teeth and glared at him. Eyeballing her surroundings, she saw that there was no end to the trees that lined the road, no sign of civilization. She assumed they were still in the same state as when he grabbed her from the parking lot of the school where she taught. Deep down inside, she knew death awaited her no matter what. The look in his eye was not merciful. Yet jumping from the car to end her life seemed too selfish. As she was not one to keep such joy to herself, she quickly swung her body around and slammed into her abductor. Might as well let him in on the fun!
The force of her body colliding into his sent the car spinning out of control. She began fighting with all her might to prevent him from regaining control. Two sets of hands fought for control of the steering wheel. Profanities were shouted as the fight intensified. The car spun to the edge of the road where a small depression nestled in the forest. The tires left the ground when it hit the slight downward shift of the terrain, the car flipped and somersaulted twenty feet down the hill. As it took its final turn before slamming into a large pine tree, the passenger door flung open from the movement. Brenna thudded on the forest ground and barely missed a clump of trees. Stars exploded in her head and every bone in her body ached from the impact. She looked up to the fading light and let the darkness take possession.

September 15 - Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
September 17 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Reviews by Dee
September 19 - Guest Blogging at SheWrites
September 22 - Interviewed at Mass Musings
September 24 - Reviewed at Books, Books, and More Books
September 25 - Guest Blogging at Romance That's Out Of This World
September 26 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
September 27 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews  
September 28 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Whoopeeyoo

October 1 - Guest Blogging at Kimberly Lewis Novels
October 3 - at The Bunny's Review
October 5 - Review & interviewed at Infinite House of Books
October 8 - Reviewed at From The TBR Pile

Will you try Apple Betty (Becky)?

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