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I'm an Australian author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Action/Adventure, and Historical fiction. I live in Queensland, Australia. www.noelleclark.net

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A genuine taste of Cambodia

Throughout my book, Let Angels Fly, there are references to the exquisite Khmer cuisine, and the main character, Abbie, enjoys cooking and eating many of the dishes found in the Nyum Bai Cook Book.

So, I’ve decided to share one of these recipes.

Cambodian Beef Lok Lak, or Sach Ko Lok Lak, is a very popular dish in Cambodia and involves 3 separate dishes of a marinade, sauce and a dipping sauce. It is traditionally served with rice and a fried egg on the top, and is delicious.

This recipe is taken from a book compiled by students at the Green Gecko Project in Cambodia, and showcases authentic Cambodian – or Khmer – cuisine. You can purchase this book online and they will deliver anywhere in the world. 100% of the profits from sales of the ‘Nyum Bai Cook Book’ raise money for displaced and at-risk children in Cambodia, and at only US$20, is a real bargain. This book can be purchased online at http://gifts.greengeckoproject.org/products/nyum-bai-cook-book/642/1

Beef Lok Lak

Serves 2.

  • 2 large prime beef fillets
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Lettuce (for garnish)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons black pepper
How to prepare
  1. Thinly slice the onion and tomatoes into rings. Garnish each plate with a layer of lettuce, onion and finally place the tomato on top. Place to one side until ready.
  2. To make the marinade, mix together the garlic, soy sauce, and salt & pepper.
  3. Slice the beef fillet into strips, add the marinade and coat. Leave in the fridge to marinate for 10 minutes.
  4. To make the sauce, mix together the oyster sauce, sugar and oil.
  5. Heat a tablespoon of extra oil into a wok or large frying pan. Wait until the oil is hot and add marinated beef. Stir fry until brown, then add the sauce and warm through.
  6. In a separate frying pan, fry two eggs. When eggs are cooked, serve the beef on top of the salad and place one egg on top of each dish.
  7. To make the dipping pepper sauce, mix together the black pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, and lime juice. Place in small dish for dipping.
  8. Serve with either steamed rice of French Fries and eat and enjoy.

Anyone who makes this recipe, please let me know. I’d love your feedback. Bon appetite!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Find your next read with The Galz ... and Steve

Author Shehanne Moore has put together this nifty trailer showcasing the wares of thirteen female authors who write across a range of genres, from Paranormal, Horror, MM Erotic, Historical, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, and Women's Fiction. Oh, then there's our 'lone wolf', Steve Emmett, who dashes out great Horror stories.

Why not have a look at this short video, then go and check out our books. There's no need to ever be stuck for a good book to read when we're around.

Click Here:  Find your Next Read with the Galz         

Our books are available on Amazon and all good online retailers.

Aimee Duffy
Tracey Rogers
Antonia van Zandt
Susan Arden
Anne Lange
Renea Mason
Sharon Struth
Noelle Clark
Catherine Cavendish
Shehanne Moore
Elin Gregory
Charley Descoteaux
Faith Ashlin
Steve Emmett

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I’m being ‘Taken Over’ – by I HEART BOOKS

The wonderful Kris from I Heart Books is reaching out from the United States of America all the way down to my place in Brisbane Australia, and making me her guest on the I Heart Books AUTHOR TAKEOVER. This means that, for two hours, you can learn about my books, about me, and I’ll be online to answer any of your questions.

How can you join in the fun?
Just click on the I Heart Books Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/IHeartBooksOfficial 

When will this Author Takeover take place?
Now, that’s the tricky question. For US or Canadian readers who use the MST time zone (Phoenix  - like my friend and fellow author Sabrina Devonshire - or Edmonton), it’s at 5pm. Anne Lange and ChristineElaine Black – are you gals anywhere near Edmonton?

For people in New York or Connecticut (like my friend/author Sharon Struth), or who use the EDT time zone, I’ll be online at 8pm.
For my esteemed fellow authors and very good friends in Wales, Scotland and all the UK – people like Shehanne Moore, Cat Cavendish, Incy Black, Aimee Duffy – you can join me at 1am BST. I know which one of you will still be awake then, and it’s not Cat, Incy or Aimee.

This is a world-wide extravaganza, folks. We’re even beaming all the way to Vienna, Austria, so that my friend and wonderful author Antonia van Zandt can join in the fun. But because it will be 2am in Vienna, I doubt she’ll be popping in to say hello.
For my Nashville, Tennessee friend and fab author, Susan D. Taylor / Susan Arden, it will be a very reasonable 7pm CDT.

And last, but not least, my tens of thousands of Aussie fans (did I tell you I exaggerate a lot?) – Tania Joyce, Kendall Talbot, LouiseForster, Sharon Woolich, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Anthea Jones – tune in at 10am on Wednesday. No excuses! We all know it’s a public holiday in Brissy that day.
For the rest of the massive legion of undying fans who hang on my every word, here is a link to a time converter. Just put in 5pm MST in the top field, and add your city in the bottom field. Easy. http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

I have to thank Kris from I Heart Books who will be hosting me for a marathon two hours. She must

know I have the gift of the gab. But I have a very special EXCLUSIVE  - I Heart Books surprise in store. PLUS, there will be a couple of copies of my book , Let Angels Fly, to give away as well.

I’m also revealing a whole lot about my soon-to-be released book, Rosamanti. Come and meet my gorgeous hero Pietro, and see the island paradise he calls home.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to get to know me better. Afterwards, I’m sure you’ll all be glad I live all the way down here in the Land of Oz.
My city - Brisbane

This is where I live - Wellington Point. But we call it Wello Point. I can walk here from my house. But I drive. :-)
Hope to see you there!  Don't forget - I Heart Books Facebook Page - and why not click on 'Like' while you're there!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Let Angels Fly - how pretty in print! Get your copy for FREE on Goodreads

My debut novel, Let Angels Fly, is now out and proud - in paperback!

To celebrate, I'm giving away TWO paperback copies over on Goodreads!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Let Angels Fly by Noelle Clark

Let Angels Fly

by Noelle Clark

Giveaway ends September 09, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

When Abbie travels to exotic Cambodia, her goal is to find herself again. She also finds that the local people steal her heart, and she enthusiastically responds. But the mysteries of ancient Angkor Wat also captivate her, drawing her into danger and near tragedy. She unwittingly places her new friend, Craig, in a life and death situation. Abbie experiences utter joy, deep melancholy, and faces her biggest fears. But she emerges as a stronger and more confident woman, because of it.

Buy links for ‘Let Angels Fly’:


Sunday, August 4, 2013

And the winners are ......

The giveaway competition for His Judas Bride is now closed. Of all the people who left comments over the six blogs in the lead up to release of His Judas Bride, three lucky winners have had their names drawn out of a hat (well, I actually used a cardboard box).

Drumroll please ... 

The winners of a $10 Amazon Gift Card each, are -

  • Susan D. Taylor
  • Lorraine Copeland
  • Nas Dean
Well done ladies, and thanks so much for coming along and sharing in the fun in the lead up to Shehanne Moore's latest book, His Judas Bride. I'll be in touch and send you the gift cards.

A big thanks to all the others who came along for the fun and left a comment.

You can get your own copy here: Buy His Judas Bride on Amazon