Wednesday, April 24, 2013

BLOG TOUR [PROMO & Kat's Favorite Recipe (Yum!!)] All the King's Men by Kat H. Clayton

The Kings of Charleston
by Kat H. Clayton
Series: The Kings of Charleston Series, #1
Publication: July 10th 2012
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

Casper Whitley is forced to move to Charleston, South Carolina where she’ll be the new kid her senior year of high school. Casper’s upset about the move until she meets the Roman family’s gorgeous son, Cal, but there’s a problem. A mystery surrounds him which can be summed up in one word…Kythera. Never heard of it? Neither has Casper until she finds the word tattooed on cars, paintings and all her new friends.

After Casper’s life is threatened, someone is forced to tell the truth about her parents, the Romans and Kythera’s motives for her being in Charleston. Once the truth is revealed, she must decide whether to protect her family and Kythera’s secrets or walk away from everything she has ever known.

All the King's Men by Kat H. Clayton
Series: The Kings of Charleston Series, #2
Publication: March 28th, 2013
Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.~Aristotle Onassis

There's a mystery floating in Charleston, South Carolina and it revolves around one word...Kythera. To anyone outside the city limits it means nothing, but to those who live there it's a word whispered in awe and respect or jealousy and hate.

Welcome to a world where money isn't the only name of the game.

All the King’s Men is the sequel to The Kings of Charleston and continues the adventures of Casper and Cal as they try to escape Kythera and the mysterious group looking to destroy the “K”. Will they leave behind everything they've known or will their association with Kythera destroy them before they can escape?

The Kings of Charleston asked, are you in? All the King's Men asks, will you survive?

My Favorite Recipe
from Kat

One of the things I love to do when I’m not writing is to cook. I love trying new recipes, and I’m fortunate to have a husband who will try about anything at least once. A favorite place to get easy weeknight meals is from Publix’s Apron’s Simple Meals. One in particular was so good it has become our favorite. It’s so easy, but absolutely delicious.

Pub-style Chicken and Caramelized Onions
3 oz. reduced-fat jalapeƱo Cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup light soy sauce
1 Tablespoon molasses
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
¾ teaspoon pepper, divided
Large zip-top bag
1 ½ boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cups sliced onions
1 tablespoon canola oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup French’s Fried Onions
¼ cup Caesar dressing
¼ cup light honey mustard dressing

Preheat oven to 425°F.
Combine soy sauce, molasses, garlic powder, and ½ teaspoon pepper; place mixture in bag and add chicken, turning to coat. Let stand for at least ten minutes (or overnight) to marinate.
Toss onions with oil, salt, and remaining ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Place onions in 13 X 9-inch baking dish; top with chicken. Bake 20-25 minutes or until chicken reaches 165°F.
Top chicken with crispy onions and cheese; bake 2-3 more minutes or until cheese melts.
Combine both dressings; microwave on HIGH 20-30 seconds or until hot. Drizzle sauce over chicken and serve.

Kat has been a writer her entire life, but never pursued a writing career until the characters from a short story she wrote in high school refused to go away. Finally, she sat down and wrote their story which would became The Kings of Charleston series.

Kat has been an avid reader her entire life. She enjoys all genres, but particularly Mystery and Young Adult. Mary Higgins Clark is one of her favorite authors who inspired her love of mysteries. 

When she isn't writing, Kat loves to travel, try out new recipes and hang out with her husband. She is originally from Kentucky, but currently resides in South Georgia with her husband, a cat named Frank and a dog named Lil.