Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Dish The Pie With Monique and Guest...Maureen L. Bonatch #CandyHeartsRomance #ValentinesDay and Peanut Butter #Pie

Dish The Pie With Monique and Maureen L. Bonatch

Today on Dish The Pie I have Maureen L. Bonatch, a fellow author in the new Candy Hearts Romance series from The Wild Rose Press. Forget Me Not is released today! Congrats, Maureen, I can’t wait to hear a little more about Forget Me Not, but first I need an answer to my most pressing question... 

Do you like desserts? What is your favourite and would you share the recipe with us?

Maureen: Yes! Who doesn’t? One of my favourite desserts is peanut butter pie and I will gladly share the recipe with you. It’s so easy, and delicious! (I must confess- I adore peanut butter!)

Monique: Yumbo! So do I! Quick, give us the recipe!

Photo: Maureen L. Bonatch

Peanut Butter Pie

1 chocolate pie crust
1 8 ounce cream cheese (softened)
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon butter (softened)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 12 ounce Cool Whip
Created by Crystal Swan for Dish The Pie With Monique

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and mix well.
Fold in ½ to ¾ of the container of Cool Whip. Spoon the mixture into the crust and then spread the remainder of the Cool whip on top.

Monique: Have you ever eaten pie for breakfast? If so, what was it?

Maureen:  Yes. Most recently it was a piece of this peanut butter pie since I made one to get a nice picture for all of you. 

Monique: LOL! And delicious it looks too! Can’t wait to try this pie. Maureen, how important is humour to you?

Maureen: Very important. I incorporate it into my everyday and my writing. Life is stressful and serious most of the time, it’s helpful to be able to laugh. I’m drawn to people with a sense of humour. They make living life more fun.

Monique: I tend to like the zany types too. How often do you laugh?

Maureen: I try to laugh everyday. Either with my family or the people I spend my time with, a good movie or the books I love to read.

Monique: Laughter therapy is the best therapy. So, you must like films that make you laugh. Which movie is your all-time favourite? The one you watch so often you know every line?

Maureen: This is a hard question, but to choose an all-time favourite, I’d say My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I’m so excited that a second movie is being made for release in March. I can’t wait to revisit this hilarious family.

Monique: I do agree that this is a good film. Good choice. Which type of music do you like? Do you have a favourite artist? Does your music tastes ever change?

Maureen: I love music. Depending upon my mood, I listen to different types and have a long list of favourite artists. I enjoy listening to metal as much as I enjoy what I’d consider dance music, alternative, oldies and occasionally jazz. The only music I don’t really care for is country, although once in awhile a song will catch my ear. 

Monique: You’re my second guest who doesn’t like country. How is such a thing possible? I love country… I love Josh Turner… surely, he can turn anyone on to country?

Okay, enough about pie and crushes... or is that just me? Tell us about your new release, Maureen.
Forget Me Not
A Candy Hearts Romance
Maureen L. Bonatch

The car accident totaled Sabrina Post’s convertible and reinvented her memories. She can't recall dumping Cole Dawson ten years ago. What her new clairvoyant visions tell Sabrina is he’s her husband. Any practical girl would question her sanity. But if Sabrina wants to make this imaginary future a reality, she'll have to regain Cole’s trust and eliminate her rival, the coffee shop waitress who’s pegged Cole as husband #4. To prove she’s foreseen their destiny, Sabrina stirs Cole’s interest by revealing specifics about him she couldn’t have otherwise known. Unfortunately, the one detail he vividly remembers is the pain when she left him and their "rinky-dink" town in her rearview mirror.

If Cole can't believe she's a changed woman, can Sabrina accept the only second chance she has at love exists in her memories?

The boxes of candy hearts Julie forgot spilled across the floor.

Cole hunkered down and gathered the papers. His mouth formed a hard line as he glanced at Sabrina’s leave paperwork with the end date prominently circled. He replaced it on the table under the keys.

“No really, I can do it. You stay, Cole. I’ll be right back.” Sabrina caught her reflection in the mirror on the wall. The quest for a coat resulted in her hair looking as if she’d stuck her finger into an electrical outlet. Her appearance matched her desperation. She ran her hands over her head, but the static filled strands resisted smoothing.

“I need to check on Dad anyway, and it’s on my way. I’ll take Josie.” Cole extended his elbow, and Josie latched on like a lifeline, her fingers digging into the leather of his jacket. She skittered across a few of the remaining candies, crushing Be Mine and Love Me on the floor. “Thanks again for dinner, Marge.”

“Cole wait.” Despair leaked into Sabrina’s plea.

He glanced toward the papers on the table and sighed. “I waited for years, Rena. It’s you who waited too long.”

As the door closed behind him, so did the future with Cole that she’d imagined. Her shoulders fell. She knelt to collect the candy hearts scattered on the floor. Forget Me Not and Hug Me taunted her with their cheerful words. Lacking a garbage bag, she shoved a handful of the candies into her jacket pocket. Several hearts were trodden into tiny pieces, like her own.

You can grab your copy of Forget Me Not from The Wild Rose Press | Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Kobo | IBooks |

Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me today...and now I want to make this pie again :)

    1. It's been my pleasure, Maureen. I have to admit...I had a beautiful slice of pumpkin pie this morn. I kept meaning to make it since November last year. I finally got around to making it last night and just HAD to have another slice for breakfast this morning...

  2. Yummm... FYI Monique...I'm adding these to my Pinterest board Recipes and Books!

  3. Fabulous interview - Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  4. Great interview and your pie sounds yummy! I can't wait to dive into Candy Hearts too, starting with Forget Me Not!!

  5. Humor is always a part of my writing--even if it's very subtle. I've ACQUIRED A TASTE FOR SOME country music by living in the country! Your Forget Me Not sounds yummy!

  6. What a fun interview and I can't wait to try the recipe! I love peanut butter, too.

  7. Thanks for visiting! I agree- anything peanut butter and I'm sold!

  8. We love peanut butter in my house- am gonna give this a try this weekend. Love the excerpt and the cover is fabulous. Good luck with the book Maureen 😄

  9. Thank you so much for hanging out with us, everyone! You guys rock! :)

  10. The pie sounds does the book. Best wishes.

  11. thanks for this awesome giveaway , by the way i accidentally clicked enter for he follow this author on amazon but i was not done typing my name , i hope that is okay


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