Book Blog Tour: A Recipe from Proof of Existence by @JLenniDorner #newrelease #urbanfantasy #recipe #guestpost

To help promote author friend J’s new book, here’s a recipe from Proof of Existence.

The main characters of the Existence series are omnipotent beings living in our world. (As the cover image suggests, several of them live in New York City. The Brooklyn Bridge is a part of two scenes in Proof of Existence.) Here’s an unusual inclusion in Urban Fantasy: a recipe!

Jezebel (Jez) loves bread crust. It’s one of her unusual quirks, as many people dislike those. In this scene, which is part of Chapter 9, her mom Jyotisha is making “Pinwheel Crust.” I was inspired by a friend of mine who included cooking in her story as an action for a character. I hope you’ll enjoy this short excerpt. And, if you make this treat, please upload a picture and tag me so I can see it. (My spouse prefers I stay out of the kitchen. You set two or three little fires…🔥👨🏽‍🚒🚒.)

Check out my Pinterest board for a variation with bacon.

About the Book

World-ending secrets and threats…

Proof of Existence picks up from Fractions of Existence’s cliffhanger, where Gwendolyn is among the hostages of the Eyes in the Shadows, a religious sect that has been trying to free humans from the “prison” of life on Earth for millennia. Rescuing her requires the Existence to expose themselves. As omnipotent beings, their work to protect humanity has been mostly in secret for the last two centuries.

Gwendolyn must remember and embrace what she truly is, though fear and doubt stifle her. She risked everything by acting on her attraction to Xavier, but her religious beliefs stop her from taking the important next step. Life-threatening news has her wanting to go home to see her family. Will they still love and accept her, despite her actions and choices? Or could a secret rip her family apart?

Feeling lonely, tormented, and useless, Existence member Heath goes off the grid. A ransom video from Eyes in the Shadows demands he be traded for the lives of others. Can the Existence find him in time to tell him about the threat? Even if Heath can be reached, would his kind really trade him to potentially save someone else?

The Eyes in the Shadows is set to finally end all human life on Earth forever. Only if the Existence is reunited, with all members at full power, could they stand against them. How many will suffer if the Existence should fail? How much damage could possibly be done in the next twenty years? Proof of Existence, the second book of the Existence mythological urban fantasy series from J Lenni Dorner, is set during the first half of 2006.

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Enter the giveaway for the book here.

About the Author

J Lenni Dorner is best known for the Existence book series. Book one, Fractions of Existence, and book two, Proof of Existence, are on Amazon. Author of the short story, Lumber Of The Kuweakunks, on Smashwords. Also known for the writer’s reference books, Preparing to Write Settings that Feel Like Characters and Writing Book Reviews As An Author: Inspiration To Make It Easier.
J is part of the Operation Awesome Team, where he runs the Debut Author Spotlight on most Wednesdays. J is an April Blogging from A to Z #AtoZchallenge international bloghop co-host.
(he/him 👨🏽 or they/them) ~ Speculative Fiction & Reference Author, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, and Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge

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You can read an interview I had with J here and you can read my review of Fractions of Existence here and Proof of Existence here.

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6 thoughts on “Book Blog Tour: A Recipe from Proof of Existence by @JLenniDorner #newrelease #urbanfantasy #recipe #guestpost”

  1. Hi, American here!
    So I mostly see those at hotels with continental breakfasts.
    It’s a waffle maker. It makes round, not square, as the name implies. (American round waffles also aren’t as deep as Belgian ones. They’re slightly thicker than a pancake.)
    But here’s how you know it’s an American thing… it flips over. It sits on this rotating bar and, halfway through cooking, you click the thing so it flips over and continues to cook the other side. You wouldn’t want to just pick up your waffle and self flip with a spatula, fork, your fingers… No, gotta be able to invert the entire waffle maker.
    Which is why I’ve only seen it at those hotels. Because it’s expensive.
    Usually twice as expensive as a normal one.
    A person could probably make these in a frying pan. But then you’d have to, *gasp in horror,* flip it yourself. I’m guessing the equipment is a “rich people” thing.

    I’ve entered the giveaway. Love the first book.

  2. Thanks so much for this post!
    The exact waffle-iron is about Caleb having expensive equipment. I suspect a frying pan would work better, but I’m the last person anyone at all should ask about making anything in the kitchen. The food is on a stick, cook it over a campfire!! 🔥 Put it on a grill. Indoor cooking, pfft.
    But this is Jez’s mom. She’s making a snack to go with tea.
    And Jez loves bread crust (as established in book 1). It’s a quirk. Lots of people cut crusts off of their toast or sandwich, Jez sits there and only eats the crusts. It made sense her mom would find something to cook with those. Which, you know, meant the author had to go find something. Ha ha ha. A friend of my spouse told me about this. He uses one of those fancy waffle irons because he works at one of those big-deal kitchens with all the stars from the tire people. (Yes, the Michelin that makes or breaks fine dining establishments around the world is the same Michelin that manufactures tires.)

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