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Devilish drinks for an angel

Shmokin Cocktail!I’m not much of a cook – just ask anyone in my family, and they would agree! So instead of food, I’m going to post two cocktails that I’m considering for my New Year’s Day party. Both of these drinks were inspired by one of my scenes in Sins of Lust – my paranormal m/m romance.

Now angels can’t hold Earth liquor too well, and Uri-el is no exception. And, I’m giving away a scene here so if you don’t want to read further… There’s a scene where Uri is at a bar and of course, being an otherworldly creature, the bartender is enamored with him. He insist on making him a drink called Angel Face. Yes, it’s really a cocktail I found on the Internet. Now Izar is irritated that the bartender can’t seem to take his eyes off of Uri and mutters that the appropriate drink for Uri is really a Devilish Daiquiri!

Here are the recipes for both of these wonderful concoctions!

Angel Face
(drink recipe from Diffords Guide: http://www.diffordsguide.com/cocktails/recipe/521/angel-face)

1 shot of dry gin
1 shot of calvados
1 shot of apricot brandy liqueur

Best glass to use: Martini glass and garnish with a very thin apples slice.

Hot Devilish Daquiri
(recipe from Drinks Mixer: http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink4333.html)

1 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar 2 cinnamon sticks
8 whole cloves
6 oz frozen lemonade concentrate
6 oz frozen limeade concentrate
1/2 cup light rum

In 2 qt. microproof casserole, combine hot water, sugar, spices, and concentrated juices. Stir, then cook on HI 5-6 minutes or until mixture boils. Heat rum in microproof container on HI for 30 seconds. Ignite and pour over hot beverage. Ladle into punch cups for serving.

It’d be pretty cool to light the punch bowl on fire but be careful!

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Happy Holidays!
Viki

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Thou shall not kill.

For archangel Razi-el, he had no choice. He would break God’s commandment again if it were to save Uri-el from a demon’s talons. Yet even God’s most trusted archangel cannot avoid punishment. No longer Razi-el, he is now Izar, a Protector sworn to kill for the angels.

When a Protector kills an angel, Izar is summoned to work alongside Uri-el to capture the killer. Izar is shocked when his bloodlust spikes hot for the archangel. He knows better than to go after forbidden fruit. Refusing to give in to temptation, he ignores his body’s tempestuous arousal for Uri-el until a heated argument turns his blood into molten lust.

As they rush to find the killer, their passion plays into the demon’s plan. Izar will have to make a choice between life and death if he is to save Uri-el again.

http://www.ellorascave.com/sins-of-lust.html

Viki Lyn: Award winning author of male/male paranormal and contemporary romances. You can find all of Viki’s books at the following sites: Amazon, All Romance Ebooks and GLBT Bookshelf.

Intro Jan Springer & Giveaway

Hi!

I’m Jan Springer and my dream job has always been writing. I got what I wished for because …years ago after a car accident that left me with whiplash and positional vertigo (still have it), my dream job became a necessary reality!

In order to pay the bills I write full-time and I love it. Currently I’m published with Ellora’s CaveSiren-BookStrand, Total E Bound and Pocket Books.

Some of my stories run on the dark side. My Desperadoes series is based on solar flares taking out our electrical grids with women having to do things they’d never dreamed of doing in order to survive. My Outlaw Lovers series gives a very dark glimpse into the future where women have lost all their rights and become nothing more than men’s possessions.

To take a look at my other hot and dark books give my website a try. Lots of books there.

I live and write in Ontario Canada, commuting between Oshawa and cottage country near Haliburton. Three huggable cats have adopted me. The oldest is Spunky, he’s 18, the middle is Emily, she’s 11 and the youngest is Chee Chee (who loves cheese) is 4.

I love photography, nature walks, gardening  and updating my website http://www.janspringer.com.

GIVEAWAY Time:

So! What’s your dream job?

Are you living it, working on making it come true or just keeping it your dream for now?

Let me know in the comments section and I will pick a name to win a free pdf copy of Passionate Ink, my shapeshifter/tattoo/tentacle erotic romance. Winners names for prizes will be announced in a few days so don’t forget to check back!!

 

Thanks for joining us at Darker Temptations and until next time, Happy Reading!!

jan

Intro Virginia Cavanaugh and Giveaway

Hello Everyone!

I’m so happy to be joining these other great authors on this blog. 🙂 As we celebrate our kickoff, I would like to tell you a little bit about me and what I write.

I am married with five kids—hectic is a mild term—and an erotic romance writer. I worked as a nurse in pediatrics for a number of years until it became really hard with all the kids for me and the hubby to both work. So while at home I started playing with writing. I never thought it would go this far, but I am so happy that it did. I love telling stories and I love alpha heros. 🙂

So here’s a little bit more about my books.

Secrets of Night (The book that started it all)

When the tenuous peace between the Sorceresses, Vampires, and Shape-Shifters is shattered, Kierra, Sorceress Senator for the Order of Night takes it into her own hands to discover the reasons why.

As the Vampire member of the Triad for the Order of Night, Kale is no stranger to war, but isn’t eager to battle anew without cause. His investigation into the allegations that the Shape-Shifters are the breakers of the peace treaty are thrown askew when the woman who has haunted his lusty dreams is found doing recon of her own.

As the body count rises and more women disappear, Kierra and Kale race against the clock to uncover the secrets the Shape-Shifters are keeping. Imminent war and forbidden attraction threaten to implode their progress, while Kierra’s secrets may very well tip the scales of power.

See what Dodie of Happily Ever After Reviews is saying about this hot, sexy, erotic romance book. . .

“I loved this book…Virginia Cavanaugh has created a new world of vampires, sorceresses, and shifters that I would like to spend more time exploring. I can’t wait for the next story.

5 Tea Cups

See what Melinda of Nocturne Romance Reads is saying about this hot, sexy, erotic romance book. . .

“There is action, romance, sex, and intrigue. Throw in some paranormal elements and it makes for a very fun read. You’ll want to keep an eye out for future novels by this author.

4 Hoots

Deceptions of Night

Tempers run hot through the members of the Order of Night as Lex tries to settle in as the new Triad vampire.  But when a jaguar attacks him in his bed, his life gets turned upside down, and he discovers a new meaning to keeping your friends close and your enemies closer.

Kill the triad vampire or your brother dies.  Shayla grudgingly accepts the assignment.  But she soon realizes that success is easier said than done as she lies prone, trapped against the floor and secured by the body of one pissed off sexy leech.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  Lex wants answers and Shayla wants her brother returned alive.  They form a shaky truce as they seek out the man who has both.  Fierce attraction pushes them closer as mistrust tears them apart.  Deception lays in wait around every corner as they struggle to find the master mind behind the traitors to the Order of Night.  As the tension rises, desire begins to burn with an intensity that threatens to consume, leaving them to question whether they can find what they seek with their lives and hearts intact.

See what Yadkny of Happily Ever After Reviews is saying about this hot, sexy, erotic romance book. . .

“With a Mr. & Mrs. Smith vibe to this story, Ms. Cavanaugh takes action, adventure, and sexual tension to another level with this latest addition to the Order of Night series. I am very satisfied with how Lex’s story turned out and even more excited for Ms. Cavanaugh to continue with the next in this series.

4 1/2 Tea Cups

See what Marissa of Sizzling Hot Book Reviews is saying about this hot, sexy, erotic romance book. . .

Deceptions of Night was a very fast paced story, with lots of action, adventure, suspense and romance. I will definitely be looking for the next book in the series. (gotta know what happens next!) . . . a great mix of both paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Since I love both genres it was a delightful combo in my opinion.

4 Hearts

See what Delane of Coffee Time Romance is saying about this hot, sexy, erotic romance book. . .

“I love the characters in the story and the rhythm of the writer’s words….I highly recommend to fans of the paranormal not to pass up Virginia Cavanaugh and the Order of Night series; myself, I am already looking for the first book in the series.

4 Cups

The Fire Inside

Werewolves be damned. Tyra Smith had chosen to leave behind her very own nature to protect her heart after the heart wrenching loss of her own pack. She wanted nothing to do with another wolf. Never again wanted to feel the deep pain of loss. At least until a sexy as sin wolf named Konrad showed up, saving her from the roaming paws of another wolf.

The sparks of lust ignited a desire that burned with hellish intensity inside her, making her crave something she’d dared to forsake. The ability to resist waned. Was it a true mate bond that pulled her to him or just the heat cycle she was entering? Something only time could tell.

When a real threat from another pack presents itself, Tyra must move into Konrad’s den for her physical protection. But as things continue to heat between the two of them, would he also be able to protect her heart?

This is my brand new paranormal release from Ellora’s Cave!

Check out my other releases on my Amazon page. 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Virginia-Cavanaugh/e/B004E56W40/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Two names will be randomly drawn from the comments below to win an electronic copy of Secrets of Night. Good luck!

Best wishes,

Virginia Cavanaugh

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