(RECIPE FOR EASY FRUIT COMPOTE LISTED BELOW)
How about a menu of summer food and fabulous summer reads? Some author friends and I are sharing our favorite dishes, and we’ve posted the recipes on our individual blogs so you can give them a try. As an added bonus, while the food is simmering, you can lose yourself in a great book.
We offer a variety of flavors to satisfy your taste buds and your reading tastes (with a few non-fiction reads in addition to romance in sub-genres from historical to erotica to paranormal to young adult)
Check out the menu and click on each book title so you can see what all of our authors have cooking…both in the kitchen and on your Kindle, Nook, or whatever reading device you favor.
For an entire list of ingredients and an entire list of our books, you can visit:
Linda Joyce Contemplates
Blackberry Gin and Tonic by J.K. O’Hanlon ~ Three Ingredient Cocktails
Pomegranate Martini by Kathy L Wheeler ~ Quotable
Japanese Chicken Wings by Jan Morrill ~ The Red Kimono
Sweet & Sour Hawaiian Meatballs by Vonnie Davis ~ Rain Is A Love Song
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms by Alicia Dean ~ Liberty Awakened (Isle of Fangs, Book 1)
7 Layer Salad by AJ Nuest ~ She’s Got Dibs
Mandarin orange & spinach salad by Barbara Barrett ~ And He Cooks Too
Pesto Chicken by Nancy Parra ~ Gluten for Punishment
Taquitos by Calisa Rhose ~ Risk Factors
Linda’s Summer Shrimp Boil by Linda Joyce ~ Bayou Born
Oven Fried peach chicken Juli D. Revezzo ~ The Artist’s Inheritance
Betty’s Nutty Pork Chops by Betty Bolte ~ Hometown Heroines
Kolaches by Gina Hooten Popp ~ The Storm After
Chocolate-Cherry-Coconut Cupcakes by Luna Zega ~ Tokyo Tease
Fruit Compote (see recipe below) by Brenda Sparks ~ A Midsummer Night’s Demon
After Dinner Drinks
After Dinner Iced Coffee by Sandra Sookoo – Winging It ~
½ cup water
2 tablespoons of Marigold petals
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
In a bowl combine
1 ½ cups each of orange, lime, and tangerine slices
2 cups blueberries.
Pour water mixture over fruit and chill overnight. Serve over lemon angel food cake.
A Midsummer Night’s Demon: Adult Vampire Novella
Shielded from the world by her over-protective brother, Daelyn Torres mostly stays with her kind. So when the female Demon naively agrees to go on a blind date with a charismatic man she met on the internet, she didn’t expect her world to forever change. Gravely injured by the man that is supposed to be courting her, Daelyn is rescued by a handsome stranger who ignites her passion, making it burn out of control.
He is the dark guardian of his people. Sent to investigate a series of missing person cases, Vampire Ky Robinson is ready for anything, expect the insatiable hunger that strikes him when he meets Daelyn. Realizing the beautiful, curvy, colorful woman is his mate, he vows to do anything necessary to keep her safe as he pulls her deeper into his dangerous world with each thirsty kiss
Tonight it was just him against the rogue, and he preferred it that way. He wanted to be the one to take this monster down. He had been tracking him for months, since he began noticing a pattern of missing person cases in his city. He had been spending most of his nights casing the bar. Watching. Waiting for a lucky break and it looked like he got it tonight.
He ghosted behind the couple. Following them on silent feet, he stayed deep in the shadows of the buildings. As they made their way down the sidewalk, Ky noted the way the woman walked. Her legs seemed unsteady, most of her weight supported by the male arm around her waist. It was strange because she had not consumed all that much alcohol at the bar. Only two glasses of wine—Ky had counted. The agent had heard her speaking throughout the night. She had seemed fine, yet now she seemed unsteady, words slurring as they left her pouty lips.
She stumbled. Catching on a bit of raised sidewalk, her shoe flew off behind her in Ky’s direction. She turned to look over her shoulder, her eyes meeting his. His heart hitched in his chest, time seemed to stop.
The bronzed skin on her heart-shaped face was flawless. Long dark haired flowed around her shoulders with the turn of her head. Her chocolate eyes captured his, holding his eyes to her until he felt himself falling into her gaze. The fall of her lashes broke the spell, creating dark crescents on her delicate cheekbones. Her petite nose led to full, luscious lips that sent a surge of desire through his body. His sure strides faltered slightly under the weight of her beauty. She was a goddess.
She was in grave danger.
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