Please help me welcome romance
author Mina Carter as our fourth guest author and giveaway!
So, Christmas is a time for relaxing and having the family around, and being from farming stock…that means FOOD! Everyone in my family has a specialty when it comes to cooking and mine is baking. Cakes do not last long in our house but I very rarely use a recipe, so here’s how I make a staple of our Christmas celebrations: the fairy cakes!
You will need:
Weigh them. Seriously. (have a glass of wine while you’re at it ;) Or a cup of tea. I like Chamomile myself) Got that weight? Good. You’ll need exactly the same weight in Butter/Margarine, Caster Sugar (although I’ll cut this back to half for my mother in law who dislikes sweet things) and SF flour (I sometimes add a pinch of baking powder to this)
Okay. Cream the fat and the sugar, you’re looking for this to be fluffy and become lighter in colour until it kind of resembles whipped cream. Add the well beaten eggs, slowly. If it curdles (you’ll know, it looks like baby sick), add a little flour and beat carefully.
All the egg in there? Cool. Have another glass of wine (usually by this point on Christmas, I’m on the baileys. DON’T PUT THE BAILEYS IN THE CAKES, that’s for you ;))
Right, now you need to fold the flour into the mixture. I use an old wooden spoon, making sure to use the back so you keep as much air in the mixture as possible. Divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cases and pop in the oven for about 20 minutes on around 180 degrees. Just keep checking until they’re risen and firm to the touch.
Enjoy! With more Baileys and perhaps a copy of my latest little short…
Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut!
Her secret is out...and life will never be the same again. Caught out by her ambitious brother, Vanessa finds herself facing her worst nightmare... being mated to a man she doesn't love. Will she find the strength to foil Jacob's plans before anyone gets hurt?
Or will love (and lust) finally win through?
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Mina Carter is a USA Today bestselling author of romance in many genres. She lives in the UK with her husband, daughter and a bossy cat.
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Please help me welcome erotic romance
author Samantha Holt as our third guest author and giveaway!
Thanks for having me as part of your Christmas bash. Because my Christmas release is set in Scotland I’ve brought along a recipe Scottish tablet. Be warned, you need a sweet tooth but kids and grown-ups love it.
4 Cups Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Unsalted Butter
1 14oz can Condensed Milk
8 fl. oz (227ml) of Milk
1 Small (1 fl oz) Bottle Natural Vanilla Extract
Liberally grease a 25mm deep baking tray. Set aside.
Add the milk and granulated sugar to a large cooking pan, and heat on a high heat until sugar dissolves.
Pour the condensed milk into the mixture, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until it thickens, 20 to 25 minutes.
When the mixture has thickened it will turn a darkened yellow to light brown colour, and should start to bubble and look like a pitted moon base. Add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
Take it off the heat, and stir constantly at a fast pace until it thickens and starts to turn brown, 10 to 15 minutes. It should start coming away from the bottom of the pan and stick to the wooden spoon.
Pour into the greased tray. Place this to the side to cool for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes it should be cool enough to cut into bite size pieces. Do this with a sharp knife then leave to cool for a further 5 to 10 minutes.
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In a time when marriage had little to do with love and everything to do with money, Alexander Fenhurst, Duke of Wyndbourne, never expected a love match. But he also didn't expect his wife to run into the arms of another man only a month after their nuptials. Having discovered her in the embrace of another man--and well aware of her dislike of him--he did what any self-respecting man would do. He left his Scottish estate and spent almost a year climbing the Alps and indulging his passion for adventure.
But no amount of adventure will change the fact he needs an heir. Resigned to the knowledge he somehow needs to win over his wife enough to allow him in her bed, Alex returns to Scotland for Christmas to celebrate...and seduce.
Emma Fenhurst, Duchess of Wyndbourne, has spent almost a year alone and miserable. She hadn't expected much from her marriage, but she had at least expected a child or two, and Alexander had never seemed a cruel man. But after their fleeting first month of marriage, he tired of her and fled to France. Lonely and desperate for a child, the news of her estranged husband's return summons her courage and determination. By the end of the Christmas celebrations, she will be with child and intends to do all she can to draw her husband into her bed. However, while she means to share her body with him, some secrets must remain just that--secret.
Will the festive period bring them closer together or will their plans draw them further apart? Is there any chance for an arranged marriage to bring happiness...and maybe even love?
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Please help me welcome erotic romance author
Em Petrova as our second giveaway!
One of my favorite all-time series I’ve written is The Dalton Boys novellas. Two books are currently released titled Cowboy Crazy followed by the second titled Cowboy Bargain and a third titled Cowboy Crushin' is up for pre-order.
Five hunky brothers who run their family’s ranch weren’t raised without manners, and the woman responsible—Momma Dalton—would never let her boys go without sweets, let alone on Christmas! So here’s a family favorite:
Dalton Boys Peanut Butter Cookies:
1 stick of margarine
½ cup peanut butter
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
Mix all and form into balls. Roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet in 375 degree F oven for 8-10 minutes. Double or triple this recipe—filling up 5 hardworking cowboys is hard!
COWBOY CRAZY—book 1
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Five brides for five brothers…at least that’s the deal the Daltons have struck with their boys. Each son must marry in order to inherit a piece of the ranch they love so much.
Hank Dalton yearns to run his own spread, but more than that, he longs for a woman to call his own. Paradise Valley is far from civilization, though, and that makes finding the perfect match difficult. Not many women like being two hours from a major supermarket or mall.
Charlotte Halton is on the run. Poor choices have left her with scars—in and out. After her powerful boyfriend left her drugged and set their apartment on fire, she’s just trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Abandoning all she knows seems like the best decision she’s ever made. At least until her car breaks down in the middle of cattle country.
When a pretty little woman is delivered into Hank’s hands, he believes it was fate that kept him from joining his brothers for a “wife hunt” in the city. But she’s leery of men and hiding something dark. Can Hank tap into the attraction they both feel before she drives away?
See’s Candies Gold Fancy chocolate gift box (Now THIS is chocolate, ladies!) to one lucky random winner. Only US residents please.
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Please help me welcome erotic romance author Roz Lee as our first giveaway!
Happy Holidays from Roz Lee
As you read this, we’re fully immersed in the holiday season, which means you have taken a few minutes out of your busy schedule to read this post. I can’t tell you how much that means to me. Your time is precious, and every minute a reader spends with one of my books in their hands allows me to continue doing what I love to do—tell stories.
I often meet readers and fans on my travels, and it amazes me every time someone recognizes me or knows my work. Yes, I know people are buying my books, I see the money in my bank account. But that isn’t the same as knowing someone has read my work. Speaking with a reader who spent a few hours with my characters and enjoyed their story feeds my soul. After all, that is why I write—to bring joy and entertainment to readers.
So, this holiday season, I want to say thank you to my readers. I’d give you all a great big hug if I could, but since I can’t physically reach out and grab your gorgeous, voracious reading self, I’ll do the next best thing, I’ll give you a cyber-hug!
Want a real hug? Check my website – www.RozLee.net for my personal appearances in 2015. Hugs are given at no extra charge!
Wishing you all, Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year.
Mustangs Baseball Special Edition Boxed Set Volume One
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USA Today Bestselling Author Roz Lee has combined the prequel novella and the first four full-length novels in the Mustangs Baseball Series in this Special Edition Boxed Set.
Available for a limited time only.
Save 25% off the list price.
Free Agent - (prequel novella) She's more than he bargained for.
Inside Heat - Book 1 - It's all fun and games until someone falls in love.
Going Deep - Book 2 - Control is the name of the game.
Bases Loaded - Book 3 - He's through playing games.
Mustangs Baseball Special Edition Boxed Set Volume Two
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USA Today Bestselling author, Roz Lee presents Volume Two of the Mustangs Baseball Special Edition Boxed Set. Set contains three full-length novels plus Seasoned Veteran - a Christmas novella.
Available for a limited time only.
Save 25% of list price.
Switch Hitter - Book 4 - He's at home on both sides of the plate.
Spring Training - Book 5 - It takes discipline to play the game.
Strike Out - Book 6 - She'll break his game down into a science.
Seasoned Veteran - Christmas Novella - There's no age limit on falling in love.
Thank you so much for being here Roz and thank you, readers, for stopping by! Please share this giveaway with your friends! Send them over so they can get a chance at awesome prizes. :) Stop back in at 8 a.m. for our next guest author and giveaway!
It’s Christmas and joy is in the air! Free books are going around the blogs and we're joining in on sharing the Christmas Flair!
Today, December 16th through December 18th starting at 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. CST there will be one author an hour stopping in on Bookin’ It Reviews and I will be X-posting their blog post and fabulous giveaway for you to enter and some delicious recipes and up lifting words to share here on my author blog.
Every author will also be giving you a look at what is available for readers to pick up as gifts for others (or yourselves ;-)) during this holiday season from their available books.
And in addition to the eleven guest authors, I’ll also be entering this giveaway with my three Sexy Siesta novellas! I’ll be giving away winner’s choice of a Kindle version as the last post on December 18th.
So, get ready to meet some fabulous authors, dish on books and enter to win some awesome giveaways that will warm your eReaders this holiday season!
No matter if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, the Solstice, or Kwanzaa - from my home to yours I wish you a wonderful holiday filled with love, laughter and cheer!
How To Enter each author's giveaway:
Let the Rafflecopter do all the work! Each post will have one. Just follow the instructions beside each button. Please know that all the likes and follows are much appreciated! It’s like sweet candy in our stockings! :)
Remember to leave a comment on each post for your entry to count! Thanks! Now go on and have fun!
The first post and giveaway is set to go live in just a few moments!
Here is a list of all the participating authors. When the author'spost goes live, this post will be updated with a link:
This year's Christmas Book Bash Authors are:
First giveaway with author Roz Lee goes live in just a few minutes!
So I've been a busy little bee lately. New releases are in the works, cover reveals are coming and my Christmas book bash kicks off on the 16th. Many points to focus on and get organized, but I've also been working on something for my awesome readers.
Drum roll if you please......
As if you didn't read the title of this post, I have created a FREE app!
It's for Apple and Android devices and with it you will can keep up to date with my new releases, special flash giveaways announced right here, receive special discounts and advance releases on cover reveals all while on the go. Who doesn't like to find out all the juicy details first, right!
And how about access to unread snippets from upcoming releases, never-before-read cut scenes that didn't make publication and get behind the scenes interviews with the heroes and their leading ladies?
Pretty snazzy, right!
You can snag up the app by clicking the phone below or scanning the QR Code for the device you use.
PSST...I've already loaded two covers that haven't been shown anywhere else but on the my app, so snag it up and take a peek!
I'll always be loading new content, adding interviews and sharing snippets of up coming releases. So make sure you check back in often!
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