Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mix Up Some Romance Results!





Wow! There were 1255 entries for this blog hop!!!


First, I would like to thank all the authors and bloggers for joining in with me. XO, y'all rock!

Secondly, thank you to everyone who stopped by and visited! I love blog hops and connecting with readers. I love to hear from you and enjoy reading your comments.

Drum roll, please....

One lucky hopper was chosen by Rafflecopter for the grand prize, and she is, Flutterfli Carol reads. Congratulations! Now you need to mix up some awesomeness in the kitchen throughout the holidays. No pressure :)

I know I can speak for my fellow authors and bloggers...awesome giveaways like these are only possible because of readers and fans. This is our way of saying THANK YOU!


The winner of a copy of Tattoos and Cupcakes is Heare2Watts!

While our imaginations keep us plenty entertained, it is because of readers that we continue. We hope you found a lot of great reads to keep you cozy throughout winter.

From me, Hennessee: Big hugs and well wishes to you all! Thank you all for stopping by!




Friday, October 3, 2014

Mix Up Some Romance Blog Hop!


Wow, can you believe it is already October? I don't know about you, but the cool air, turning leaves, and pumpkin everything is making me want to bake! 
Thanksgiving will be upon us soon, and what better way to get you into the baking mood than to give away a brand spankin' new KitchenAid mixer?


Let me tell you, I have this exact model in black and I wouldn't trade it. I'm so pleased with mine that I tossed my handheld mixer. Yes, I did. 
In honor of this prize, I want to share a recipe that has been around since I was a kid, and let me tell ya, that was a couple years ago. LOL! It is also one of my most favorite cakes. No matter the weather, when I eat this cake I envision tropical beaches and warm sun shine. Now, I realize we should be thinking fall, but winter will be here soon, and we'll all be crying the blues again. 
Anyway, I can't claim this cake is better than sex as the name implies, but it is damn good, and really easy to make.

Better than Sex Cake

Ingredients:
1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 (3.4-ounce) box French vanilla pudding, plus ingredients to prepare
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup flaked, sweetened toasted coconut



Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Prepare yellow cake mix as directed using a greased 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. While cake is baking, combine the pineapple and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium heat stirring constantly. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
Remove cake from oven and using a fork, pierce holes into cake. Pour pineapple mixture over hot cake and set aside.
Prepare pudding according to package directions. Spread pudding over cake and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled. Whip heavy cream and remaining sugar until stiff. Cover top of cake with whipped cream and sprinkle toasted coconut on top.


Why did I pick that cake? There's a very good reason. When the air turns cold and you yearn for sunshine, take a trip to a tropical locale with Tattoos and Cupcakes. My heroine is a baker of cupcakes at Naughty Sprinkles. When she isn't baking sinful cakes, she has her hands full with a good-looking cop, and a hot tattoo artist. 


Being sequestered on Sunset Point Island is the least of Lane Erikson's worries. Being a witness to a murder may be her demise. What does one do when a network of FBI wanted criminals are looking to kill you? You run like hell, even it's to a place you've never heard of. Dane Hutchinson, local tattoo artist, sets his sights on winning Lane's affection and sharing her with Bannock Garrison, Sunset Point police officer. Bannock never wanted a menage relationship, even though his parents have lived a happy life in one. The idea of sharing a woman bothers him, but losing Dane's friendship bothers him more. As the relationship begins to soar with possibilities, Lane is faced with her world crashing down again, and her life hangs in the balance. Can Bannock and his colleagues save the day? More importantly, can Bannock overcome his distrust for women and allow Lane into his heart and share her with his best friend?
  
Now for the rules. 
1. Have fun and hop in to visit the fabulous authors and bloggers on the LinkyList. Each and everyone is hosting their own giveaway, so you have oodles of chances to win something great while you find your next book boyfriend.
2. You need to leave your email. How can we contact you if you win?
3. Earn entries for the grand prize by stopping by and liking us on Facebook. 
4. On US residents can the win the mixer. So sorry. The thing weighs over 30+ pounds. Shipping would be enormous. In the event the Rafflecopter chooses someone outside the US, the prize will be a $100 Amazon gift card. Not too shabby. Think of all the books!
5. The grand prize is not transferable and no cash will be given instead of the mixer.
6. Don't forget to have fun and take the time to visit others on this hop. Who knows, they may just hold the book that you've been looking for. 
Okay, the un-fun is out of the way. For my blog's prize, I will be giving away an ebook of Tattoos and Cupcakes. If you have already read this title, let me know. I have other books you may choose from.  

To win the ebook, comment below. Tell me what you like most about fall or the upcoming holidays.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, September 29, 2014

Blue Collar Monday

What is it about blue collar men that fascinates me and thousands of other women?
I suppose I'm the type that loves a man who works with his hands. There is something so sexy about a guy who can fix stuff, or build stuff! Hard work, the sweat on their brow, figures and numbers, calibrations, and ratios.

Thump. Thump.

For those that share an attraction to the men that help build our world and keep it running, I believe we're hardwired to seek out the intellect, and muscle required.

Mechanics, electricians, carpenters, and the like hold a special place in my heart. Beyond the dirt and grim, an intelligent mind lurks. Men who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty are by far the sexiest the male species has to offer.

Enjoy the images and don't forget to thank the men who help build our world and keep it running.




Happy Monday!!!!