#TeaserTuesday SINFUL SEVEN STORIES: The Second Collection

I’ve been blessed and honored to be able to participate in a number of box sets with some amazing author friends. It’s been an awesome experience working with these ladies and getting to know them better.

My next box set release with friends (because my April 15 Jersey Girls Contemporary Romance Box Set is just me) is the SINFUL SEVEN STORIES: The Second Collection featuring the following stories:

    FIND ME IN DARKNESS by Julie Kenner
    A doomed woman. A dangerous and mysterious man. And an epic passion that cannot be denied…

    BOND WITH ME by Anne Marsh
    Fallen angel Brends Duranov offers Mischka Baran an unforgettable taste of sin and seduction when she visits his elite Moscow club, but she’s looking for her missing sister—and not an angel mate. But with a sadistic killer carving up his brethren, Brends is playing for keeps, hunting the one woman whose bloodline can end the mayhem, whose bond can restore his lost wings…and now he wants Mischka to bond with him.

    PLANET MAIL by Kate Pearce
    As far as job hazards go, Douglass Fraser didn’t think crash-landing on an alien planet and spending her recuperation being erotically pleasured by three gorgeous men was in the United Planetary Parcel Service’s courier handbook. There certainly wasn’t a section on what to do when a very sexy king wants you to have his baby and save his world.

    UNMASQUED by Colette Gale
    When not-as-proper-as-one-would-think Victorian woman Jane Clemons convinces her father to take her on a jungle expedition, her only goal is to find her lover, Jonathan, who disappeared three years earlier. But shortly after their party arrives in Madagascar, Jane finds herself enthralled not only by the freedom and beauty of the lush jungle, but a reclusive wild man who seems to be fascinated by her….

    CORPORATE AFFAIRS by Nana Malone
    Powerhouse project manager, Kyra Benson, loves her new job. If only her domineering boss wasn’t the bane of her existence & a boon to her fantasies. X2 Games CEO, Bryan Ross, has devoted his life to his company. The last thing he needs is to get sidetracked by a woman who thinks she knows more about his business than he does. Can the two adversaries negotiate a truce & find love?

    ONE LAST NIGHT by Caridad Pineiro
    An act of compassion leads to unexpected pleasure . . .
    Thrown together, Trevor and Maggie can’t ignore the sexual heat between them. As they satisfy one set of needs, another slowly develops as passion breathes life into other emotions. Will Trevor and Maggie’s one last night together possibly lead to many other nights in the future?

    WARLORD’S DESTINY by Delilah Devlin
    Mora has no illusions she’s anything other than the sacrificial lamb to ensure peace between her peace-loving planet and the warlike world that demands a royal union with one of their own. However, when she meets the rugged warlord who will be her husband, she decides in that moment to win his heart—she’ll settle for nothing less.

Here is another excerpt for you from my contribution to the SINFUL SEVEN STORIES collection!

Please click here if you can’t see the ONE LAST NIGHT excerpt below!


You can purchase the SINFUL SEVEN STORIES: The Second Collection at these retailers:

Amazon: http://bit.ly/SS2AMZ
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/SS2AMZUK
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/SS2AMZCCA

Speaking of box sets, one of my new box sets with friends is now available for pre-order. The HEROES IN UNIFORM Romantic Suspense & Military Romance Box Set includes SINS OF THE FLESH and will be released on June 9, 2015. It’s specially priced at 99 cents for a limited time.

HEROES IN UNIFORM Romantic Suspense & Military Romance Box Set
Amazon: http://bit.ly/HeroesAMZ
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/HeroesAMZUK
Amazon CA: http://bit.ly/HeroesCA
Nook: http://bit.ly/HeroesBN
Kobo: Coming Soon
iBooks: http://bit.ly/HeroesiBooks

#ManCandyMonday Rafe from Stay the Night

We had a little contest the other day on Facebook (so sorry to those not on FB! I promise we will do another one here soon!) to pick what Rafe might look like for STAY THE NIGHT, the next book in the Take a Chance series!

So the winner of an acknowledgement in Stay the Night, as picked by random.org is JoAn Varner! The overwhelming choice for Rafe was the clean cut version and so here he is on this #ManCandyMonday!
Rafe from Stay the night

Stay the Night will be out the first week of December! Can’t wait for you to read this really emotional and sexy story about a Navy Seal husband and his wife who have grown apart and now must decide if there is a future together for them!

Also, if you have a blog or other social media page and want to participate in the release day blitz for the Take a Chance Box Set, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/TakeAChanceboxsetRDB
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#FoodieFriday Dulce de Leche

You see Dulce de Leche everywhere now from ice creams to other desserts. Even a limited edition Dulce de Leche Pop Tart. You know you’ve made it when you’re immortalized in a Pop Tart! LOL!

But for Latins, Dulce de Leche has been around forever. My mom and grandma used to make it all the time for us as kids.

What exactly is Dulce de Leche? Literally translated it means “milk candy” and it is basically a caramel kind of spread made by heating sweetened milk until it changes color and flavor. Technically, that process is known as a Maillard reaction, but forget that! All you need to know is that it’s really tasty.

Also, just to confuse things, Cubans have another dessert called dulce de leche which is made with curdled milk that is then sweetened, but that’s not what we’re going to make today.

Actually, for those who are kitchen-challenged, Dulce de Leche is much easier to find today in the ethnic food section. La Lechera has an assortment of Dulce de Leche products, including one in a squeeze bottle for drizzling onto desserts or straight into your mouth.

How do you make it? Well, it’s both simple and DANGEROUS. I have to repeat DANGEROUS, but that hasn’t stopped Latinos from making it this way for a very long time.

It all starts with . . . Can you guess? It’s that go to in Latin kitchens: Sweetened Condensed Milk.

Why a go to? Well, we weren’t well off and when you needed something sweet, a spoonful of dulce de leche or a cup filled with crumbled soda crackers and topped with condensed milk did the trick.

Plus, it’s a basic ingredient in flan, tres leches, bread pudding, you name it.

But back to making Dulce de Leche and the DANGER of it. The easiest, but DANGEROUS way is to full a large pot with water and drop in an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk.

Bring to boil and boil for about two to three hours. NEVER LET THE POT RUN DRY. If you do, the pressure will build inside the unopened can and it will EXPLODE.

Just ask my poor sister-in-law who ended up cleaning dulce de leche from her ceiling.

So that’s it. Drop and boil and then chill in the fridge. For a thicker darker dulce de leche, boil the can even longer. It will be as thick and dark as peanut butter, but oh so tasty!

Let me know if you try it and if you do, how you like it!

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Speaking of sweet, don’t forget these sweet deals going on right now!
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