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Friday, 1 February 2019

☀☄♨ Rotten Peaches - Lisa de Nikolits

Thank you for joining us on the opening date of the Virtual Book Tour for Rotten Peaches, a Noir Suspense Thriller by (, Inanna Publications, 300 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Lisa de Nikolits.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the B&N Preview below.

Lisa is also sharing with us her amazing recipe for one of the South African desserts mentioned in Rotten Peaches

Author Lisa de Nikolits will be awarding a $10 Amazon GC, a print copy of Rotten Peaches (US/CA only), and three digital copies of Rotten Peaches to five randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Trailer || Teaser: B&N Preview || MelkTert Recipe || Author Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Rotten Peaches is a gripping epic filled with disturbing and unforgettable insights into the human condition. Love, lust, race and greed. How far will you go?

Two women. Two men. One happy ending.

It takes place in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa.

Nature or nurture. South Africa, racism and old prejudices — these are hardly old topics but what happens when biological half-siblings meet with insidious intentions?

Can their moral corruption be blamed on genetics — were they born rotten to begin with? And what happens when they meet up with more of their ilk?

What further havoc can be wreaked, with devastating familial consequences?

Teaser: KCR Preview

How far will you go for Love?

Rotten Peaches
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A Taste of South Africa as mentioned in the popular thriller suspense noir novel Rotten Peaches: Melk Tert Recipe

INGREDIENTS (serves 8)
Recipe by

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

6 oz butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract

1 quart milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon


For The Crust
Cream the butter and add the sugar.
Beat in the egg.
Stir in the flour and salt.
Knead until a soft dough has formed.

Chill for 10 minutes.

Roll the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and layer it into a greased pie dish.
Cover with a sheet of parchment paper and fill the void with pie weights.

Bake blind at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Remove parchment and pie weights.
Allow crust to cool completely on a wire rack.

For The Filling

In a heat proof bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, cornstarch, flour and vanilla.
Set aside.

In a medium size saucepan, heat the milk and butter at medium setting. Do not bring to a rolling boil.

Add about a fourth of the milk to the egg mixture, whisking to incorporate it evenly.
Pour the mixture back into the saucepan with the remainder of the milk.
Return to the heat and stir constantly until it thickens.
Do not boil!

Pour the filling into the pie crust and let cool completely.

Refrigerate until serving.

Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

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In Rotten Peaches, the protagonist pens a collection of Bake Your Way therapy cookbooks. Working along with two amazing collaborators, Marilyn Evii and Gilean Watts, Lisa Nikolits turned this book into a reality! Yes, you can Bake Your Way to Happiness!

If you liked Julie & Julia – either the book by Julie Powell, or the wonderful movie starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep – you will love this book!

How do you bake your way to happiness?

The answer is easy. You bake the delicious recipes that have been tested especially for you by our wonderful food editor, Gilean Watts, and you follow the creative workbook reconstructions that have been formulated by our registered expert psychotherapist, Marilyn Riesz.

In Bake Your Way to Happiness, you will find fifteen recipes along with fifteen strategies and accompanying activities to nourish your body and spirit, and which will help you heal from all kinds of modern-day stresses and ails: sadness, body image issues, low self-worth, negative thinking, fear, insomnia, mood swings, anger, inner child issues, self sabotage, anxiety and more.

Start baking your way to a nourished body and spirit!

About the Author

Originally from South Africa, Lisa de Nikolits has lived in Canada since 2000.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy and has lived in the U.S.A., Australia and Britain. 

Her seventh novel, No Fury Like That will be published in Italian, under the title Una furia dell'altro mondo, in 2019. Previous works include The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, Witchdoctor’s Bones; Between The Cracks She Fell and The Nearly Girl.

Lisa lives and writes in Toronto and her very new book, Rotten Peaches is hot off the press to reader and literary acclaim.

Lisa a member of the Sisters in Crime, Toronto Chapter, Sisters in Crime, Mesdames of Mayhem, The International Thriller Writers.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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