A Time For Love Blog Hop – Sexy Chocolate Cakes

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At Valentine’s Day my favorite Valentine treat is Sexy Chocolate Cakes. These cakes ooze chocolate when you cut into them. Mmm! Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients
8 oz Baker’s Semi-Sweet chocolate
½ c butter
4 eggs
½ c sugar
2 Tbsp flour

Grease and lightly flour 6 – 6oz custard cups. Turn on oven 400 degrees

Melt chocolate and butter in microwave on MEDIUM for 3 minutes site well to blend. Set aside.

Bead 4 eggs and sugar with a couple spoonfuls of prepared coffee. Add flour and beat until blended.

Por mixture into custard cups and bake at 400 degrees for 11 – 15 minutes until cakes are puffy and crusted.

Let cool 5 minutes then invert cakes onto dessert plates. You could sift icing sugar, or spoon whip cream beside them.

Dress in your sexiest lingerie and feed this decadent dessert to your lover!

My wonderful publisher, The Wild Rose Press has put all the Candy Heart series books on Sale at 40% off! I’m so excited to say my book RED HOT is one of them.perf5.000x8.000.indd

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact revenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?

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Highway Cafe Christmas Blog Tour

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On December 5, 6, 7…
The elves are on the loose at the North Pole!
We’re spreading the Christmas spirit with recipes, crafts, stories, and lots of giveaways!

Hi everyone. I’m Taleisin Elafir, one of Santa’s elves.

I work at the North Pole and I have the most important job for Santa. I taking care of the reindeer, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blixen and of course the king himself, Rudolph.

I make sure they play fairly while playing reindeer games. We don’t want a repeat of— well you know. The flying reindeer have such fragile egos.

While I’m working, I love to listen to Lady Antebellum, ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside.’ All the reindeer love this music too, well except Rudolph. He like the old Christmas songs sung by Frank Sinatra, so I mix them up to keep everyone happy.

I’ll be giving away a pair of beautiful hand-crafted earrings to my Secret Santa Krafty Kelly. Her job at the North Pole is wrapping presents in a creative, decorative way. But beware, because you might find tricky surprises in that wrapping…I love being crafty in a devious way, too and will be  giving away a pair of hand-crafted earrings to  one lucky person who leave a comment on this page!

I eat Christmas cookies and drink eggnog, as I feed the reindeer carrots.  Here is the recipe that Mrs. Clause makes especially for me.

Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate

Yield: 3 to 4 dozen

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Ingredients:

6 cups sweetened shredded coconut flakes
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, stir together the coconut flakes, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla until well combined.

Use a small spoon to scoop out roughly 3 Tablespoons of the mixture to form small mounds, spaced about 2 inches apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake for 12 to 18 minutes until the tops are golden brown and the macaroons are your desired level of crispiness.

Come and visit with my other elves.

Pinky Twinkleton, Serendipity Sparkles, Candy Cane, Twinkle Bright, Bob, Puddle, Sugarplum Silverfluff, Granny VanElfington, Goth, Sparkle, Annie, Lindy Lou, Taleisin Elafir, Krafty Kelly, Frangelica Tinselbaubles, and Kandy Kane will all be there, and we’d love for you to join us!

Just click on the links below to follow our fun tour!

http://www.findingthewritewords.blogspot.com/
http://www.tenastetler.com/my-blog/
https://barbaraburkeauthor.wordpress.com/
www.writerknapsack.com
http://msspencertalespinner.blogspot.com/
http://www.maureenbonatch.com/blog/
http://nancyfraser.ca/wordpress/?page_id=2148
http://www.sorchiadubois.com/
http://www.carolhenry.org/
www.hywelalyn.blogspot.com
http://casimclean.com/casis-christmas-…cal-mystery-tour/
https://kaydenclaremont.wordpress.com/
http://mariahlynneauthor.blogspot.com/
http://kkweil.blogspot.com
http://www.clairdelunebooks.co.uk/
http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com (participating on Dec 6 only)

My new book for the holiday season, Tartan Temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted, Cora Siegfried, steps right into his path, hetartantemptation_w10679_300knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. But will she agree?

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Joys of the Season Blog Hop

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Joys of the Season

I am a history buff. I’m lucky enough to have a pioneer village just a few miles from me. For two weekend in December they celebrate Christmas in the Village. At each of the buildings, they have a different traditional Christmas celebration for the 1850 – 1880’s.

At one house, they have a traditional German Christmas Eve. They depict Christmas eve with a fir tree, called Tannenbaum which is usually put up and decorated with real candles, glass balls or straw ornaments and sweets. A star or an angel tops the tree and beneath the tree, a nativity scene might be set up and the homemade presents next to it.

The aroma of baking fills the house, including gingerbread hearts, sugar-roasted almonds, cookies, and stollen.

At the English house, they depict Christmas day, with the homemade presents under the Christmas tree. There are no candles on this tree. On the table were dishes of Christmas pudding with brandy sauce, mulled wine and mincemeat pies.

They also did a demonstration of how to make your own Christmas crackers, which are paper rolled into tubes with small toys or puzzles in them. To start the meal, you would break these open.

At the Scottish house, they depicted New Years, or Hogmanay.  The tradition is you return everything you have borrowed, you sweep the bad luck out the door just before midnight, then form a circle and sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

To ensure good luck for the house, the ‘first foot’ over the door should be male, dark haired and should bring gifts such coal, shortbread, salt, black bun and whisky.

They served shortbread cookies and mead, or mulled wine.

I love celebrating Christmas with such wonderful traditions and we go as a family every year.

We are giving away prizes to two randomly selected winners: 1) an ebook bundle, including books in various genres by various authors participating in the hop (see the list of books at the bottom of this page); or 2) a $50 Amazon gift card. Please visit the main hop page here to see a list of books included in the bundle.

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Participating Authors

  1. Anna Durand Spunk & Hunks
  2. Kayden Claremont
  3. Tricia Schneider
  4. Patricia Kiyono’s blog
  5. KyAnn Waters Blog
  6. Beth Caudill Blog
  1. Tena Stetler
  2. DeeDee Lane
  3. Connie’s Blog
  4. Mary Morgan’s Blog
  5. Casi’s Christmas Magic
  6. M.S. Spencer

My story Timeless Passion is based on the Hogmanay celebration at the Scottish house.

Blacksmith Dougal MacBride walks into his home after a long day and finds strangers TimelessPassion_w9565_750celebrating Hogmanay when it’s just days before Christmas. Confused beyond belief and incredibly aroused by the curvaceous bundle in front of his hearth, he is torn between the need to return to his time or remain in the present with the woman who may be his soul mate.

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Visit all the authors at: http://casimclean.com/a-haunting-halloween-hop/ to win prizes.

Do you love Halloween? I do.

When I was a child, my sisters and I would spend hours deciding on a costume. We’d parade up and down the streets with our friends collecting candy. Then we would go home and divide the goods, trading one another for the treats we liked the best.

As an adult, I’d dress up and take my kids out trick or treating. I would sit them down and discuss costumes with them. Then I would make the clothes. I would keep my costume in the same theme as theirs.

Once we were finished trick or treating, we would go home and divvy up the candy. I would set limits as to how much candy they could eat. It became a game to see who could make their candy last until Christmas.

Now my kids are grown I still dress up to hand out the candy to the neighborhood children. I love to see their eager faces as I put the treats into their bags.

What do you love about Halloween?

 

My new release TARTAN TEMPTATION is on pre-order until it’s release November 9, 2016.

Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her latetartantemptation_w10679_300 father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

Buy Links:

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If I were a Mobster Blogfest

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My mobster name would be Pearl. I have long, blonde hair so I took my name from that.

I would be a femme fatale type. You know the type that is always in noir stories, but I’m not really a femme fatale because I’m a succubus.

I’ve been sent to work in Toronto the good. Torontonians lie to themselves about what a wonderful city they live it. They call it Toronto the good, but if it was that good, would I be assigned to collect souls from all the bad men there? I think not. I lean into them and say, female-mobster“See you in hell,” before I take their souls. I’m nice like that.

My weapon of choice is my long, wavy blonde hair, curvy body, and sultry eyes that make men weak in the knees A girl has to use her assets to get ahead, doesn’t she?

So how do I collect these souls you may ask? All I have to do is look at a man, do a little shimmy, and they follow me anywhere, usual to a hotel room where I get down to business.

When you see me riding down the street on my Velocity red Harley Davidson Roadster, you’ll know it’s dark and dirty time, so lock up your guys to keep their souls safe.

My new release, TARTAN TEMPTATION, is available on pre-order from The Wild Rose Press. Release date: November 9,2016.

tartantemptation_w10679_300Blurb: Financial planner Cora Siegfried has returned to her hometown to settle her late father’s estate. Get in, get out, that’s the plan. When she’s almost run over by a kilt-wearing hottie on a motorcycle, all her well-laid plans go up in smoke, and all she can think about is getting well laid by her childhood crush. But after what she hoped would be a one-night stand, leaving him might not be as easy. Talk about a tartan temptation.

With his throne on the line, Brodie Murdock needs to secure his kingdom by taking a bride. When the only woman he’s ever wanted steps right into his path, he knows the legends are true. She is his destiny. The feisty female isn’t hard to seduce into his bed for the night, but she’s proving difficult to convince they are meant for forever. And then there’s the secret that could destroy any chance of their future–a secret he’s not ready to confess. Not until his stubborn soul mate admits she needs him for more than sex.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2deP5wS

TWRP: http://bit.ly/2dVptbU

30 SECONDS BEFORE BLURB:

Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a  30secondsbefore_w-11122_750-2notorious mobster, has other plans.

On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.

Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?

BUY LINKS:

Amazon US / Amazon UK /  Amazon CA

NOOK / KOBO / The Wild Rose Press

To celebrate, 30 Seconds, the follow up story, is on sale for 99 cents!  Sale Oct. 21st – Nov. 4th

SALE LINKS:

Amazon / The Wild Rose Press / NOOK / KOBO

BIO:

 Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter

Check out the other authors on the blogfest!  http://writewithfey.blogspot.com/2016/09/if-i-were-mobster-blogfest-sign-up-30.html

 

Summer Treats & Reads – Kayden Style

 

TWRP Summer blog hop

Blog – Summer Treats and Reads

What is your best memory of Summer?

I loved sitting on the grass under a tree. The only thing I needed was a cool drink and great book.

We’d make fruit juice slushies in the freezer then scoop them into a cup and sit down for a wonderful afternoon.

Here’s my idea of a summer treat — adult style.

White Sangria Slushie

1 cup dry white wine – preferably Sauvignon Blanc

1 ½ oz brandy

1 ½ oz simple syrup

½ oz fresh lemon juice

1 cup frozen peach slices

Mint sprig

Short straws

Place wine, brandy, simple syrup, and lemon juice in an airtight container and freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.

Place 2 wine glasses in freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Pour drink mixture and frozen peaches into blender. Blend till smooth. Divide into glasses by spoon. Garnish with mint sprig and short straws.

Makes 2 servings.

Simple Syrup

Combine equal parts sugar and boiling water, stir to dissolve and store in fridge until chilled.

Food & Drink Summer 2016

My recommendation for a great summer read is RED HOT.

Blurb: Treena Stanton, artistic coordinator of Sierra’s Cowboy Theme Park, wants to exact perf5.000x8.000.inddrevenge on Clayton Wagner. She had a crush on him in school, but he never acknowledged her existence. Revenge is sweet but not as sweet as the pleasure of his touch.

Strategic accounts manager, Clayton Wagner lost a bet and has to work the next twenty-four hours at his buddy’s theme park. But when his “boss for the day” with mouth-watering curves demands he wear a cowboy costume, all he can think about is finding out what’s under her petticoat. But when the truth is revealed about their past, will the sparks of passion fizzle or burst into Red Hot flames?

BUY LINKS

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1OsCnGhKobo:  
https://store.

kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/red-hot-14

itunes: https://itun.es/us/BGOO_.l

Goodreads:
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/red-hot-14

The Wild Rose Press:
http://bit.ly/1Y2pux

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   Check out all the fabulous writers and their blogs
                          in the SUMMER BLOG HOP below!

 

1.

Sorchias Wild Rose Summer Treats Post | Visit blog

2.

RV Memory | Visit blog

3.

Tricia Schneider | Visit blog

4.

Anna Durands Spunk & Hunks | Visit blog

5.

Judy Ann Davis Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

6.

Spicy Summer Treats with Mia Downing | Visit blog

7.

Linda Nightingale. . . Wordsmith | Visit blog

8.

Jana Richards – Journeys with Jana | Visit blog

9.

Summer Memories of books well read @ Peggy jaeger. com | Visit blog

10.

Summer on Cape Cod ~ Kathryn Knight books | Visit blog

11.

Summer Fun at the Beach, with Katie OSullivan | Visit blog

12.

I Believe Ill Go Canoeing – C. B. Clark | Visit blog

13.

Summertime Love is Sweeter with. . . Frozen Mango? @ Kimberly Keyes blog | Visit blog

14.

Wild Rose Summer Treats Blog Hop @ Brendas Blog | Visit blog

15.

Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

16.

Midsummer Magic on the Isle of Skye! | Visit blog

17.

My Guilty Summer Treats from Lori Sizemore | Visit blog

18.

Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

19.

Hywela Lyns post for the WRP Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

20.

Wild Rose Press Summer Treats & Reads | Visit blog

21.

Camping is a Recipe for Summer Treats and Reads | Visit blog

22.

The Snarkology | Visit blog

23.

Summer Survival Tips @ Nitty Gritty Romance | Visit blog

24.

Wild Rose Press Summer Treats and Reads Blog Hop | Visit blog

25.

Nell Castle – Summer of the Sweat Lodge | Visit blog

26.

Myth, Magic & Wonder Susan Edwards, Breathing Life into the Past | Visit blog

27.

Romance with Spice, Sydney St. Claire | Visit blog

28.

Author Kat de Falla | Visit blog

29.

Anni Fife. Exciting new author of Steamy Romance with Irresistible Heroes | Visit blog

30.

Summer Vacation, Victorian-Style, AND a Giveaway | Visit blog

31.

Wildfires, Monsoons, and Mojitos – Author Susabelle Kelmer shares how she keeps cool in a climate that is on fire! | Visit blog

32.

Casi McLeans recipe for Hot Reads and Cool Treats | Visit blog

33.

Cool Summer Reads: Jeannie Halls Romantic Suspense Blog – Where Hearts Tremble From More Than Attraction | Visit blog

34.

Summer treat – Adult Slushie | Visit blog

35.

How to Rediscover the Magic of Bicycling | Visit blog

36.

Charlottes Tips on How to Stay Cool in HOT New York City | Visit blog

37.

Caryn McGill | Visit blog

38.

Hywela Lyns Inrerplanetary Summer | Visit blog