Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pink Snowbunnies Publication and Giveaway

A sleep-deprived author mixes up her metaphors.

A graphic designer has too much time on his hands.

Twenty writers, fueled by copious amounts of chocolate, dream up quirky, funny, and occasionally creepy stories.

And the Pink Snowbunnies in Hell: A Flash-Fiction Anthology was born.

These are very short stories, under a thousand words each. Some have actual bunnies. Some take rather offbeat trips through the underworld. And some just have a character that shares the sleep-deprived author’s mixed metaphors.

All proceeds from this anthology are going to local animal shelters. Pink snowbunnies can take care of themselves, but thank you for helping us support those animals who do need a little assistance.

My flash fiction story, "Pink Snowbunnies are the New Pink Ribbon," is now available for your reading pleasure. The humor flash fiction anthology includes stories that are "a bit of strange, a bit of funny, and a bit of sweet," as a fellow Snowbunnies author so aptly said. Some take the location literally; I didn't, in a way to which my fellow Texans may best relate.

My story introduces the main character from my pending novel, Dormant. Meet Jackie Davenport on her first day as a reporter for the Chronicle. For those wondering, my story is at Kindle Location 357, and there is a click-able table of contents to make it easier to locate.

Contest and Giveaway
To celebrate publication, I am hosting an appropriately chocolate-fueled giveaway. The person who comments with the most creative chocolate recipe will win a free copy of Pink Snowbunnies in Hell: A Flash-Fiction Anthology, in the format of their choice (MOBI, EPUB, or PDF via email). Consider adding extra hilarity through puns or unusual ingredients, but don't get too crazy; I actually want to make and eat the recipe! Links to online recipes are allowed. This does not have to be your original recipe, but feel free to give it a new name.

The contest starts now and ends on Thursday, September 8, Sunday, September 11, 2011. The winner will be selected and announced here on Friday, September 9, Monday, September 12, so please check back and/or make sure you include an email address. (If you would rather not leave your email address, you can email me at jimiripleywrites @ As a bonus, I will blog the story and photo of my attempt—successful or not—to create the chocolate decadence.

The anthology is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.


  1. I can't win, but I wanna play!!

    The Untalkative Bunny drink recipe

  2. Debora: Thanks for getting things rolling with the recipes!

    Barbra: Exactly! :)

  3. Because of my unnatural love for chocolate I will offer one of my favorite quick-fix recipes even though I can't win.

    Oreo Peanut Butter Truffles
    1/4 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
    2 tablespoons milk
    1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    14 Oreo cookies

    Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl. Stir in milk and peanut butter and then gradually beat in flour and salt. Pulse 10 Oreos in the food processor until coarsely chopped and mix into the cookie dough. Roll into 32 1-inch spheres. Pulse remaining 4 cookies in food processor until finely ground and coat truffles in the crushed cookies. Makes 32 truffles.

    Found this gem here: She has a ton of easy, delicious dessert recipes.

  4. Thank you, Coral! My hubby would like those too much.

  5. I can't win, either, but chocolate recipe? You mean it sticks around long enough to get made into something else?

    THAT is willpower, Ripley. Wow.

  6. Susan: Ah, but the cook gets to sample the ingredients! I always wondered why those recipes never yieled as many cookies as promised....

  7. I just posted a recipe for Mini French Silk Tarts at my blog ( Check it out!

  8. Becky: Thank you for re-posting your recipe! I look forward to making your Mini French Silk Tarts, and my hubby looks forward to eating them. I just need to make it to the grocery store first.