Friday, August 12, 2011

Hard Spell Recipe

So yesterday I reviewed Hard Spell, and when Justin and I talked about a guest post, I asked him, if he didn't have another idea, if he might share his inspiration sources with us.  He has put together a recipe...


Recipe for a “Hard Spell”
by
Justin Gustainis


Start with 1 ½ to 2 lbs of “Dragnet” (the original, not the Tom Hanks/Dan Ackroyd satire)

Mix in ½ lb. of “X-Files,” but separate out the skeptical Scully. This recipe does not call for skeptics.

Melt and add a half-stick of Raymond Chandler (especially his essay “The Simple Art of Murder,” which contains the oft-quoted description, “Down these mean streets a man must go, a man who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.”)

Add five finely-chopped pages from “The Dresden Files”

Sauté together 1 oz. each of “Hellboy,” “Hellblazer,” and “Cal McDonald” and add to the mixture.

Add a pinch of “30 Days of Night.” Okay, 2 pinches.

In a bowl combine 1 oz each of “Millennium,” “Brimstone,” and “The Night Stalker” (the original TV-movie only, not the series, which even Darren McGavin hated) and gently fold into the mixture

Marinate ¾ lb of kielbasa in 6 oz. of bourbon. Set aside to serve as a side dish.

Strain the mixture through a word processor, then serve to an adoring (if you’re lucky) public. ;)



teehee--I love that mix--includes a lot of my favorites.  And it was a very fun read.  And Justin has a book trailer for anyone who's had their curiosity tweaked, so if you want further temptations... (I'd upload it if I had better skill, but here is the link).


I really hope all of you have a great weekend. I am going under for a really serious crunch on my last round of editing before I sent Kahlotus back to Amy.

13 comments:

Christine Murray said...

Love the inspiration recipe, although I have a sneaking regard for Scully. This sounds like a good book to curl up in winter with.

Old Kitty said...

Yep!!! Bourbon definitely helps - adds intoxicating flavour!!! Yay!!

Great NAKED recipe!! Thank you! take care
x

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Love it!

I think Scully was coming around by the end of the series...

Pk Hrezo said...

How clever! Sounds like a winner, indeed.
Good luck on your edits and have an awesome weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Funny! Shame there's no Scully in the mix though.

Talli Roland said...

Love the recipe! I might have to mix up some of that shortly. Good luck with the edits!

Michael Offutt said...

Sounds delicious. Now I'm hungry.

Hart Johnson said...

teehee--I have a soft spot for Scully, too, even if I want to believe. I think it is about the balance.

GigglesandGuns said...

Sounds like a great read when the winds are howling.

Good luck with the edits.

Jayne said...

I love that recipe! It's very clever and gives a perfect flavour of the book. Now I'm thinking about what my recipe would be... Fun post - thank you both!

Me said...

Merci

Laura said...

mmmm... tangy little recipe that!
Lx

Enid Wilson said...

That's quite an interesting recipe. I hope it doesn't lead to any disaster...

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