Heating Up the Holidays – Play with Me by Lisa Renee Jones #BlogHop and #Giveaway
We’re always thankful for romance, and especially thankful to Lisa Renee Jones for sharing her sexy Thanksgiving romance, Play with Me, in HEATING UP THE HOLIDAYS!
Join us on a review blog hop and giveaway (anyone in the mood for candlelight?) and see what other fans are saying about the steamy office romance!
#CoverReveal – Live (The Burnside Series) by Mary Ann Rivers
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Let Me Feed You: Not-So-Sweet Strawberry Shortcake* *with bonus never-fail scone recipe By Mary Ann Rivers
If you like your sweetness of the make-out-on-the-porch-swing variety but not on your plate, this is your go-to summer dessert recipe. The shortcake here has the tender, just-so sweetness of traditional scones (versus the be-glazed pastry-like scones from American coffeehouses), the berries are dressed with balsamic and a small hit of brown sugar, and the whipping cream is entirely unsweetened, and here for its richness.
The scone base of this dessert is one I’ve perfected over years after time I spent in the UK. It’s crumb is truly crumbly, not cake-y, and I encourage you to lift it out of this variation and experiment with add-ins like cheese, fruits, chocolate, and nuts. It’s a true tea scone, as well as easy and fast and forgiving to make. Here, it is unadorned, providing the perfect buttery base to accept sweet-sharp berry juices swirling with cream. Read more
#Cover Reveal – Heating up the Holidays!
Let Me Feed You: Shameless Corn By Mary Ann Rivers
There are experiences in this life that can’t be fully enjoyed unless you let loose, completely, of dignity and shame and self-consciousness so that your body has free reign to simply take-in all the delicious sensory information and overwhelm your forebrain with pleasure.
Eating this corn is one of those experiences.
This is third-date corn. Ten-year-anniversary corn. The-kids-went-to-bed-early corn. You-and-your-best-friend-getting-tipsy corn. Because, this corn is sloppy and messy and you have to use your hands, and there will be moaning. I know some of you are going to make this for a work potluck, anyway, but now you can’t say I didn’t warn you. Read more
#BookReview – The Story Guy – ‘made me want to read more from this author.’
“THE STORY GUY is a powerful story that made me want to read more from this author.” ~ Under the Covers
A LOT of people have been raving about this book so on a night when insomnia had its grips in me, I decided to pick this book up on a whim. Upon starting I knew there was something unique about this novella right away. Read more
Let Me Feed You: Method Okra by Mary Ann Rivers
I know, sweet baby. You don’t think you like okra. I get it. It is not a convincing vegetable with its fur and its slime and its grey-greenness. It fact, those that do eat it seem to need to aggressively wrangle it into breading or pickling brine or gumbos with enough sausage and spice you don’t really have any idea what you’re eating.
This is romance, however. We want unconvincing heroes and heroines to be loved for themselves, without the aggressive makeover. Read more
New Release: The Story Guy by Mary Ann Rivers
In this eBook original novella, Mary Ann Rivers introduces a soulful and sexy tale of courage, sacrifice, and love.
I will meet you on Wednesdays at noon in Celebration Park. Kissing only. Read more
THE STORY GUY Blog Tour
Fall in love with THE STORY GUY! Follow debut author Mary Ann Rivers on her virtual book tour through the end of this month, and don’t forget to participate in THE STORY GUY Rafflecopter to win your copy! Read more
Let Me Feed You: Feel Good Better Cookies by Mary Ann Rivers
Cookies are very important. When I work with new moms and their babies, I recommend cookies regularly as a part of general recovery. Breastfeeding moms often ask me for foods that are good for their supply, and I always tell them “cookies.” Which, is true because you need calories to breastfeed and cookies have them. Then they always say, “no, Mary Ann, I mean like healthy food that is good for me and the baby.”
My answer is still the same. Breastfeeding or not, recovering from birth or a grueling adoption, cookies are good for you. They are also good for you when you hurt your body, are a little under the weather (or a lot), or have had your feelings bruised. I mean, I think you should keep in mind the saying “if you eat a cookie, you needed a cookie, if you eat six cookies you needed to talk about it,” but I am a health professional and I feel very comfortable recommending cookies. Even if sometimes you end up eating six cookies. Read more
#Real Life Romance By Mary Ann Rivers
Heroine: Serena Bell
My favorite stories to hear, to read, and to write are love stories. Every month, I’ll bring you the real-life love story of one of your favorite romance authors, reviewers, or readers.
Serena Bell blazed onto the romance scene with her sweet-hot novella TICKET HOME—part of Samhain’s Strangers on a Train anthology. On 11/11/13, prepare to swoon over her debut novel from Lovewept, YOURS TO KEEP, about a handsome and determined pediatrician and his son’s mysterious and troubled Spanish tutor. Serena’s work is notable for its aching romantic tension and unforgettable love scenes.
Serena has a story of her own, too. Read more