Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanksgiving in Napa....

Hey, all! I'd like to take this time to thank both the hosts and the readers who took the time, not only to host me, but to follow my antics from blog to blog.  I hope you've had as much fun as I have...and have enjoyed a little different take on book release.   Anyway, as I promised.... I've included my family's recipe for Pumpkin Pie (Imagine my surprise when I got my grams recipe box, I found that my favorite pumpkin pie as a little girl was actually made from a faded Libby's Pumpkin label.) To this day I still use that faded recipe, and my sister - bless her soul, can tell if I don't use it!  So maybe we shouldn't mention that my mom is making the pumpkin pie this year...lol.    





Libby's Pumpkin Pie


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
  • Whipped cream (optional)

 
MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.
 
POUR into pie shell.
 
BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.
And of course, I also mentioned I would include the recipe I use to make peanut butter fudge.  This is the same recipe I've used for years to make fudge for my mom, who was an amazing cook, but for whatever reason always failed to make a decent fudge.  I still remember every year her calling me the day after Thanksgiving and asking where her fudge was. (for several years that was one of my gifts to my mom)
 
Peanut Butter Fudge

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
 
  
Put sugar and milk in pan and bring to a boil. Boil two and a half minutes. Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Stir just until mixed well.
  
Pour into greased pan (the smaller the pan, the thicker the fudge will be). Cool and cut.
 
Of course, now that you have my recipes you'll have to try them yourself, and see which you prefer - for me it's a toss up. I love my fudge, but pumpkin pie is a favorite of mine that I can eat year round....not just at thanksgiving time.  :D 
 
 
Just a quick recap for all of you...in case you missed any of the stops at the beginning of the week - there's still time to stop back and grab those entries - as the contest will be open until midnight tonight.   And don't forgot to subscribe to my newsletter (or if you already do...just post your email in the spot provided) for two extra entries to win the signed print set of the Doms of Napa, handmade flogger and swag bundle. I'll be drawing the winner tomorrow night and posting it on my author facebook page around 8pm CST.   Good luck! And thanks for joining me as I celebrate the release of Benevolent Master.
 
 
 
Day One: Evelise Archer
Day Two: TL Reeve
Day Three: Ellie Potts
Day Four:  V.S. Morgan
Day Five: Sharita Lira
Day Six: Pauline Allan
Day Seven: J.D. Nelson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you'd like to find out more about Benevolent Master: CLICK HERE
 
 
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday Moans {20}: That should be illegal...


 
There's just something about a man who can fill out a pair of tighty-whities.  Wouldn't your agree?





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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sensual Thursday {24}: A Determined Dom (NSFW)


Today's snippet comes from my upcoming release, Benevolent Master.  What happens when an uncertain sub meets a determined Dominant who wants her pleasure? Fireworks.
 


(NSFW)Snippet:

“Yes,” he snarled, his free hand parting her folds to expose her clit. She barely was able to muffle her scream against her upper arm, when he attacked it with his tongue. The combination of his fingers and flicking tongue sent her flying over the edge. Spots danced before her eyes as the world as she knew it turned inside out, and brutal pleasure consumed every inch of her. She barely registered her broken cries or his answering sounds of approval when she sagged back down on the table. When his head finally lifted, and she met his eyes, she burst into tears at the possessive satisfaction she saw there.

“That’s my good girl.” He unbuckled her wrists and pulled her onto his lap. His hand stroked up and down her back, as he gently rocked her. She wasn’t sure how long they sat that way, until she finally quieted.

“Better now?” He lifted her chin, to look into her eyes.

She nodded. “Yes, Sir.” 

“Good. Your orgasm was beautiful, kitten. Made me so damned hard, I nearly came with you.” He smiled ruefully, and shifted under her, making her very aware of the steel-hard erection under her ass.

“Do you want me to…”

He shook his head. “Nope. I’ll be fine.” He rubbed his nose against hers. “The way I figure it, I’m way ahead of you in that department. But…” He gave her a quick grin. “That doesn’t mean you’re getting out of wearing the Luna beads.”

She flushed. “But what if they make me want to come again, Sir?” 

He gave her a wolfish grin. “I’m counting on it.”
 
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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Random Tuesday {16}: This thing called Wattpad


Okay, I know I'm a mom, and I'm not always up on the latest techno-geek things. Hell I can't even pronounce the word "meme" right, according to my teens, but that doesn't stop me from trying out new things. 

And the newest thing I've decided to dabble in this thing called Wattpad. Ever here of it?  Until my daughters started reading fan fiction on there, I hadn't either.  Even after my girls had gone on and on about how much they loved it, I just assumed that it merely a free site to read fan fiction and left it at that.  It wasn't until I met the lovely Pauline Allan at one of my signings that I realized that it wasn't JUST about fan-fiction. In fact, she had a non-fiction story going on over there that was getting quite a bit of buzz.  

Intrigued, I went and checked it out. Seemed simple enough.  Easy enough to use platform, and I love the fact that you can compose right on the site, no silly uploading of your manuscript.  So spurred on by the fact, that I've been fighting writer's block, I decided to go back to my roots and write a straight up erotic romance. Will there be BDSM in it? I'd like to say no, but I found no matter how hard I try...there always seems to be some elements of it that slip in.  I blame my muse.  Anyway, starting next week, I'll be posting regular installments to "Chroma" on Wattpad. (Will it later be available for purchase? That's yet to be determined, but for now it's free!)

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Moans {19}: Trust


There's just something about a good black and white picture.  I love the intensity of his gaze and the way he's cradling her against him.  Not to mention the sheer trust she's exhibiting....*sigh*









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