Wie ich das teuerste Quittengelee der Welt herstellte

Die Abenteuer von Haudegen Fidel und Krümelmonster Trude, Season 1 Episode 1

Liebe Leserinnen, liebe Leser,

kennen Sie das Gefühl, in einer fremden Welt zu leben? Im Juli habe ich Ihnen gebeichtet, dass ich mich manchmal fühle, als wäre ich in einer Geschichte von John Irving gelandet. Drei Monate später habe ich John Irvings Romanwelten verlassen und lebe in der Sesamstraße.

Ich bin nicht sicher, ob das ein Fort- oder ein Rückschritt ist. Fakt ist, dass es in meinem Leben nie langweilig wird.

Kennen Sie die Sesamstraßen-Geschichte von Herbert Leichtfuß, dem Krümelmonster und der monsterschlauen Prüfmaschine? Wenn nicht, sehen Sie sich den kurzen Clip auf YouTube hier an:

Aber von Anfang an.

Vor einigen Tagen bekam ich von meiner Schwiegermutter eine ganze Menge Quitten. Ich liebe diese Kreuzung aus Äpfeln und Birnen, ihren Duft und ihren herben Geschmack. Es gibt kaum etwas Schöneres für mich, als am Sonntagmorgen eine Scheibe Weißbrot mit selbstgemachtem Quittengelee zu essen. Noch besser kann das Sonntagsfrühstück nur werden, wenn es dazu selbstgemachte Croissants oder selbstgemachte Brioche gibt.

Das Gelee war schnell gemacht, und ich hatte am Samstag noch genug Energie, um einen schönen Hefeteig für das Weißbrot anzusetzen. Damit sich der Aufwand auch lohnte, habe ich eine großzügige Menge kalkuliert: 750g Mehl, 1 Paket Butter, 5 EL Zucker, mehr als ein Viertelliter Milch und zwei Pakete Trockenhefe.

Normalerweise stelle ich Hefeteig zum Gehen immer auf die Heizungsanlage. Diesmal jedoch packte ich die Schüssel mit Deckel in eine Decke auf die Couch. Mein Mann meinte, die Wärme wäre dort gleichmäßiger und der Teig würde besser. Vermutlich hat er recht, aber ich werde es nie erfahren – denn als ich das Wohnzimmer verließ, um »mal eben« Wäsche aufzuhängen, hob sich wohl der Deckel durch das entstehende Kohlendioxidgas.

Den Rest kann ich nur raten: Meine Cane Corso Hündin Trude muss durch das Geräusch, mit dem der Deckel sich von der Schüssel löste, aufmerksam geworden sein, hat die Schüssel aus der Wolldecke befreit und sich über ein Kilo gärenden Hefeteig hergemacht. Erwischt habe ich sie nicht, wohl aber meinen Rüden Fidel – mit dem Kopf in der leergeschleckten Schüssel.

Was folgt, können Sie sich vorstellen: Ein Besuch mit beiden (ich wusste ja nicht, wer der Übeltäter war) in der nächsten Tierklinik. Vier Spritzen und 140 Euro später hatte ich zwar keine selbstgebackene französische Brioche, aber dafür eine ziemlich mitgenommene Trude.

Trude nach dem Tierarzt

Der Haudegen Fidel hat alles mit Links genommen (nun, er hatte auch kein Kilo Hefeteig im Bauch). Statt leckerem, fluffigen Weißbrot gab es dann Bananenbrot mit Quittengelee zum Frühstück für meinen Mann und mich.

Trude lauert

Als sich die Sorge um Trude gelegt hatte, fielen mir sofort die Parallelen zum Krümelmonster auf. Trude ist schlau genug, um Zusammenhänge zu erkennen und als Ex-Straßenhund genau so rücksichtslos, wenn es ums Essen geht, was ich nicht hätte vergessen dürfen.

Wenn Ihr Leben ein Film wäre, welcher wäre es? Schreiben Sie mir, ich höre so gerne von Ihnen!

Herzlichst,
Jenny Foster,
aka Herbert Leichtfuß

PS 1: Umgerechnet hat mich das Quittengelee 1,50 € pro Gramm gekostet. Ich kann mich also rühmen, das wohl kostbarste Quittengelee der Welt gegessen zu haben.

PS 2: Mein neuer paranormaler Liebesroman steht kurz vor der Fertigstellung. Im Augenblick liegt er bei meiner Editorin, die ihn ein allerletztes Mal prüft. Mehr Info kommt bald! 

A little Halloween 👻 Surprise!

Dear Readers,

It’s that time of year again!
Today is a day to begin celebrating Halloween. 🎃
And who better to celebrate with than YOU!

I’m giving my steamy SciFi Alien romance audiobook “The Beast” to 100 lucky winners. (50 US & 50 UK). Getting in on the action is easy! Just sign up here. That’s it! No gimmicks, no catch, no telemarketers calling you five times a day while you pretend you aren’t home.

It is, however, first come, first serve.

Only the FIRST 50 people to sign up (each store) will receive the audiobook. You’ll receive it on October 31st, 2019. The audio gift code can be redeemed on the Audible store in the USA or UK.

Sign up closes on October 31st, 2019 6pm UK time – or until the list reaches 50 in each store.

You need to redeem your gift code before November 6th, 2019, or it’ll expire.

So, fill out the form as soon as possible. 

Happy hearing!

Jenny Foster

Edit: ONLY UK! ALL US Gift Codes are now gone. UK Codes are still up for grabs. Please only fill out the form if you use Audible.co.uk., or if you want to be on the waiting list (in case somebody forgets to redeem their US code).

For the Audiobook Sample Click Here

Out Now.

Dear Readers,

My pulse is racing, my throat is dry, and my hands are trembling a little bit: “His to Protect” is live and ready to read—now.

In this novel, apart from pouring my heart into it, you’ll find very much of myself. I’m not going to tell you exactly where you find these parallels, but you’re welcome to email me your suspicions. 😉 In addition, “His to Protect” is my first novel in a new genre: a mix of highly exciting suspense, and a touching, sensual second chance romance novel.

She gave him the pass—and he erased her from his life. In the meantime, he has become Richmond’s toughest detective, with a crime clearance rate that no one else can match. By a curious twist of fate, now he is the only man who can help her.

How far will he go to protect her?

Don’t miss the story of Jacob and Clara. This novel has a bit more of everything you expect from a romance novel:

More tension.

More rough, direct, thrilling feelings.

More darkness and more light.

Lots of steam.

And a twist which even I didn’t see coming.

If you want to know whether the love between Clara and Jacob will get a second chance, have a look here.

Get the book here:
Kindle eBook on Amazon
Paperback on Amazon

Cover Photography: 
Michelle Lancaster
www.michellelancaster.com

We did it

Dear readers,

we did it.

Yesterday, the authors of the Souls and Shadows collection hit the USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list. We made it to number 128, neatly snuggled between Ryan T. Higgins and E. L. James, and we are in the company of famous authors like Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Angie Thomas or S.E. Hinton.

It’s unbelievable.

And it is you, you amazing, supporting readers who made it possible for my dream to come true. I have written Lost Moon, but you showed you kindness and love throughout the whole process. Even more, when it seemed that all was lost. This never-ending support means more to me than I can put into words right now.

Last week, I said that I felt like a character in one of my own novel, with all the ups and heartbreaking downs. Since yesterday, I’m more like a character in a John Irving novel where all kind of crazy things can happen. Only an hour before I heard the good news, I was shopping and an old man fell into my arms—literally. I had to call the ambulance, give him a kind of primary medical care. I held him and talked to him while we waited for the ambulance.

This moment grounded me.

There is so much in our lives we can be grateful for, small things and big things alike. If we had not made it to the list, I’d have been sad beyond words, but the world would not have ended. More importantly, this incident showed me that no kindness goes ever unnoticed.

Your kindness didn’t, either. I will write the best stories for you I can think of.

Lots of love and hugs for every single one of you.

Jenny

PS: The old man is fine. I called the hospital this morning and was told that he is currently having some check-ups, but not in mortal danger as I presumed.

Last Day—Last Chance

Dear Readers,

We authors of Souls and Shadows had a rough week and it’s not over yet, but all’s well that ends well. At least that is what one of the greatest authors ever encourages us to believe, and I decided to trust Shakespeare.

Before I tell you the good news, let me explain this infamous launch glitch everyone involved with our boxset is talking about. One of our retailers made a mistake and delivered the wrong file to readers who were kind enough to preorder. Consequently, the set was pulled from sale for three days and got a review notice. The review notice is not lifted yet, BUT you can not only buy Souls and Shadows, but read the entire book.

Today is the last day you can get the 20+ novels for 99 Cents. If you haven’t ordered our boxset yet, please consider buying it today. Not because I already felt the sparkling crown of the USA Today Bestseller title on already on my head, but because you will miss a bunch of enticing stories.

This is your last chance to get over 20 stories for less than a dollar. After today, the price will go up, and soon later the set won’t be available for purchase. My panther shifter Rayne and his human love Hailey from Lost Moon will re-appear after a certain time, but never again in such exclusive company and at such an amazing price.

Thank you for your patience, your encouragement and your faith in us. In me. It means a lot to me to have so many faithful readers.

What did I say? All’s well that ends well.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

From Jenny with love 😉

Howl at the Moon

Souls and Shadows is finally live!

For those who were waiting to order, you can get it now!

We were so close to hitting our sale targets to qualify for the USA Today bestseller list when the retailer sent the wrong file out on launch day and then blocked the book for 3 days. This three days lasting glitch left me feeling slightly undead, but I hope it’s finally fixed now and everyone can start reading. I had the hardest release week ever, and not only because of said glitch. My dog Trudy decided twice she’s old enough now to explore the world on her own.

Twenty minutes with your dog out of sight can be very, very long. When I caught her, she was not in the mood at all to walk home and stopped every other minute, sitting down on her cute ass, looking everywhere but in my direction.

If I was not sure I am a human being, I’d suspect I was a character in one of my own novels with all the excitement coming along with the release of Souls and Shadows, including my title Lost Moon.

If you haven’t heard about the box set, Souls and Shadows is a LIMITED EDITION paranormal romance and urban fantasy collection with 20+ novels written by some of today’s hottest best-selling and rising authors.

In the midst of darkened shadows, love abounds, secrets will be revealed, and souls will be set free. Escape to new worlds with dark and striking creatures and follow beautiful beasts, cunning witches, shadowy necromancers and many more as they fall in love and brave the night.

Have you gotten your copy yet?

HURRY, this $.99 deal ends SUNDAY! Only $0.99 for 20+ Novels (That’s less than a nickel a piece!. Available on Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo.
—-> Amazon now live! [and pay no attention to the yellow box: it’s no longer an issue].

Get it here: http://bit.ly/soulsandshadowsbooks

For those who pre-ordered: There may still be an issue with the file—my deepest apologies to my very! patient! friends! I will let you know how people are solving this: Some have contacted Amazon to have the right file pushed to their device (You need your order number to do this).

“One of my favorite sets ever.”

“…surpassed all expectations!”

“I devoured this.”

“What an amazing collection of stories by an amazing collection of authors!”

“This boxset was AHHHHMAZING!!!!!”

“Once I started I refused to put it down until I’d read it all.”

“A must read 💖”

“I’m hooked like a mermaid on a trawl line and I don’t wanna get off.”

“It was fast paced, extremely well written and the plot moved like a movie. It left me wanting more!”

“One of my favorite genres! So many authors and such a great deal!”

Souls and Shadows is live!

Dear Readers,

We have done it.

Souls and Shadows is live.

My kindle announced the “arrival” of our boxset at 12.03 am sharp, and since that moment I am in a constant state of wonder and joy. While I was extremely nervous yesterday, today I am mostly excited and happy. This is definitely one of the most amazing days of my life! If I was not sure I am a human being, I’d suspect I was a character in one of my own novels with all the excitement coming along with the release of Souls and Shadows, including my title Lost Moon.

You only have until Sunday to get the set at 99c, or you lose the price:

Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QSC7DNR
Barnes & Noble: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130299785
Apple: books.apple.com/us/book/souls-shadows/id1449677000

If you are in need of some bookish goodies (who is not?) and want to celebrate the release with us, you are very welcome to join us in the Souls and Shadows Party Room on Facebook. From 12.00 pm EST on, we authors will be there and take over every other half hour. I’d love to meet you, spread some more joy and share my excitement with you.

With a huge thank you and a lot of love,

Jenny

10 Days of Shadows

Souls & Shadows Revamps 12 Days of Christmas

Dates: Saturday, July 7th – Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Location: Souls and Shadows Party Room

10 Days of Shadows has begun!

Have fun, Soulers! It’s like Christmas in July!

The Souls and Shadows Authors are so excited, we have just a few days to go before launch day, and we want to fill that time with lots of lovely prizes. So for the next 10 days we’ll be running The 10 Days Of Shadows in the party group! Are you ready to party?

A whole week and more of amazing things going down in Souls and Shadows Party Room. If you love signed paperbacks, giftcards, T-shirts, lot of surprises you need to shake your booteh in that direction.

The 10 Days of Shadows is underway!

Happy 4th of July!

Just a handful of days left until Souls and Shadows goes LIVE. 

Preorder Souls and Shadows (including my novel, Lost Moon). The pre-order incentive GOES AWAY when we launch, so if you want a million words for only 99 pennies, get yours today.

Preorder “Souls and Shadows” and Get your Freebies:
http://bit.ly/SoulsandShadows

Happy 4th of July!

This touched my heart, a lot.

One of my fellow writers in the set Souls and Shadows, Stefan Lear, shared a very personal story with me recently. It touched my heart, broke it into a thousand pieces and at the same time put it together again.

He was kind enough to allow me to share his reason for writing. Don’t miss it. His story is incredibly honest, brutal and raw. And it will tell you why some of us not only like to write, but need it like air to breathe.

Read it here: