Greetings and Welcome to my stop on the Wild Rose Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop! The link to the other blogs on the hop is at the bottom of this post. Hop your way through the list for prizes, great ideas for surviving summer, and fantastic books by Wild Rose authors.
Here at Sorchia’s Universe, you’ll find a conglomeration of the Scottish, the weird, and the Single-malt Scotch-ish.
First–A Shameless plug!
Coming this Fall from Sorchia DuBois and The Wild Rose Press–Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones. Stay tuned to this blog for info on release date, cover reveal, giveaways!
Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones
Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland—in a haunted castle—guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers.
Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches. Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything.
Not by a long shot.
Now for my Summer Treat!
My summer treat is eerily similar to my winter treat–Laphroaig single-malt Scotch whisky. If you are a Scotch drinker, you know about the water versus no water debate which transmutes to the ice versus no ice controversy. Supposedly, a little water “opens” the flavors. My opinion is that there is no use ruining two good things. In the summer, however, a little cool down in any form is appreciated. Two ways to do this.
1.Put your Scotch in the refrigerator. The problem with this is that unless you put a combination lock on your refrigerator, your Scotch is right there where anyone can grab it. And they will grab it. Nothing worse than a late night trek to the fridge for a little stabilizer to find your refrigerator contains only an empty bottle and despair.
2. Whisky Stones. You put them in the freezer and add them to your scotch to chill it down. They are made of soapstone–non-porous yet will not scratch your whisky glass–and they keep your whisky cold without watering it down. Genius!! you can rinse them off with water and return them to the freezer to recharge. Probably a good idea to have two batches to avoid the trauma of warm Scotch.
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