I spent most of yesterday researching, shopping, and cooking a few traditional Indian dishes as research for the first book of my romantic suspense trilogy. Not bad, but anyone who tells you that ground coriander seed doesn't taste like the leaves of the plant (cilantro) is lyin' to ya! I had to add some other spices to tone it down a bit. Wish I'd inherited the cilantro-loving gene, because the stuff is in EVERYTHING these days.
My agent seems interested in the RS series, so it may get shopped around to a traditional publisher--which means that it'll be ages before anyone gets to read it. My Sourcebooks editor still wants an erotic romance trilogy from me, and she's about to read the Rebel manuscript along with two of my other early manuscripts with the idea of using one or both of them as the start of a new series. Not sure where that will lead, but a lot depends on how things go with Rebel. So far, I'm not having too many good thoughts in that direction.
I was up until midnight on Monday reposting all of the recipes from the old CBEB blog. So they're here if anyone feels the urge to cook. I'd forgotten about a lot of them. When you consider that the first post was in 2009, that's not too surprising. Made me sad to take out the hunk pics, though. I'd forgotten some of the guys, too!
Enough rambling. Enjoy your Wednesday!
PS. I mailed the goodie bag, Susan!