Recovering from a broken relationship, Emma Mitchell moves in with her best friend. Her life is quiet and uneventful, just how she likes it. Little does she know that the events of the following months will change her life forever.
Famous Hollywood actor James McNair is a renowned womaniser with a penchant for partying and hitting the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. When a night of partying a little too hard means he finally has to take stock and reevaluate his lifestyle, a week away from the flashing lights of Hollywood is just what he needs. What better place to hide than in his childhood home in Edinburgh, Scotland?
When the old friends are reunited, feelings resurface and sparks fly. But James must keep the pretence of his new persona until the premier of his biggest film in his career. He just has no idea if he’ll be able to keep his feelings for Emma under wraps until then.
Sometimes it takes more than damage control to find a happily ever after.
Do you ever get a craving for sweets, but its too hot to turn the oven on to make anything? These Chocolate Covered Strawberries really hit the spot. With just 2 ingredients these not only taste good, but look good and are a great party dessert. these can be as simple or as fancy as you want with the addition of sprinkles or nuts or even different colors of chocolate. I like milk chocolate the best, so I love them as pictured in the photo. Enjoy!!!
CHOCOLATE COVERED STRAWBERRIES
1 pound strawberries, leave stems and leaves on
16 oz. package milk chocolate morsels
Place the morsels in a small bowl and microwave 30 seconds, remove from microwave, mix and microwave 30 more seconds, mix again they should be completely melted, if not try another 30 seconds until melted.
Dip clean strawberries into the chocolate, covering all sides. I hold mine by the stem or leaves and it works fine for me. Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil, continue to coat all strawberries until they are all coated. With left over chocolate, place the melted chocolate in a Ziploc bag, cut a small hole in the corner, now make designs on the strawberries with the bag. I find going back and forth makes a nice design, see photo.
Tips: If you find the chocolate is too thick to dip the strawberries in, you can add 1 teaspoon of Crisco to the morsels before melting.
I love cold drinks on a hot day. When it gets really warm out sometimes you get bored of the same old drinks. Well, not anymore! I introduce you to ICEE Slush Pouches. These delicious pouches come in four amazing flavors, orange, blue raspberry, cherry frost and fruit punch. The first flavor my family and I tried was the cherry frost. Our eyes got huge at the first sip, we were pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. Then we tried the other flavors. I can’t choose which I like better. The concept for this new frozen treat is once you buy the pouches, you freeze them, then once frozen you squeeze the pouch and drink. Easy right! This is so convenient. You don’t need to get everyone in hot car to go to he corner store, this treat is ready in your home in just a short time. I think these would be great frozen and taken to the beach. Not only do you have a great drink, but you have ice packs for your cooler, bonus!! A great drink for Memorial Day, Graduations, 4th of July or just a hot day. These really do taste great. I highly recommend you try it.
- I received this product free to try, the review and opinions in this blog are my own and honest.
Title: The Royal Treatment (A Crown Jewels Romance, Book 1)
Author: MJ Summers
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2017
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella…
Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first site, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.
Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the royal family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart…
Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?
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When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door.
“Good evening, fellows,” I say.
“Good evening, Your Highness.”
Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks impressed.
“A little Bond-esque, no?” I ask.
“Come on, Moneypenny, let’s get you something for that beautiful neck of yours.” I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no.
She’s already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. “I can see those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons why you won’t borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule, please allow me. One, they’re already paid for, some of them hundreds of years ago, so it’s not coming out of anyone’s taxes. Two, like the books in the library, they’re going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I want to share something with someone else—someone who deserves to feel like a queen, even if she’ll only allow herself that for one measly little evening. Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels could stay.”
Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. “All right. One necklace, but make it a cheap one.”
I raise one eyebrow. “Define cheap.”
“Less than a kitchen stool.”
“How about less than a car?”
“I said ‘queen.’ Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?” I reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck.
“Would she wear a car?”
“Good point.” I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. “How about this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I won’t tell you how much it’s worth.”
I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little ‘okay’ escapes her lips.
MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she’s not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.
MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women’s Writing Guild.
MJ would love to hear from you! She does her best to respond to all inquiries and emails personally. If you would like her to attend a book club meeting via Skype please contact her to book a date.
*The Crown Jewels Series is a light romantic comedy, very heavy on the laughs with a low steam level (but lots of delicious sexual tension and some swearing). This is a HFN ending with the second and third books in the series featuring the same couple.
Book 2: The Royal Wedding (Summer 2017)
Book 3: The Royal Delivery (Late Fall 2017)
Living in Nashville with his daughter, Katelyn, single dad Derrick Collins’s main goal is to provide a good life for his daughter. With no social life to speak of, he knows it’s time for a change. He just needs to find the perfect woman who will complete his happy family. The problem is he’s already met her and let her go.
Mary Jane Evans’s life took a path she could only dream of. Though leaving her home in Nashville meant saying goodbye to childhood friends, family, and the first man she ever loved. Now she has to choose if she will return or continue her new journey.
With a decision to make, is it possible for two lost loves to find their way back to each other or are there too many curves in the road?
Amy began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel, Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her, enabling her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.
Title: Silas: A Playboys Liar Novel (Part 1)
Author: S.R. Watson
Release Date: June 5, 2017
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
My name is Brennan Delavan and I’m 21 years old. I grew up in a home of the privileged, but as the daughter of the help. When I became of age, I worked along side my mother to earn my keep. My cynicism for the world in which I live, is with merit. I’ve experienced first hand how the circle of wealth monopolizes opportunities that are just beyond reach for everyone else. We’re merely hamsters in a turning wheel with an illusion of freedom and equality. I no longer dream of being more. I have accepted what is. My mother is now dead. My father died before I was born. I don’t need to exist outside the walls of my reality. I AM THE HELP!
My name is Silas Lair and I’m a sex extraordinaire. Sex is my business and my gift. Every facet of sex that you can conceive, is a realm of my empire. My yacht, The Playboy’s Lair, is just one of my many entities and is currently my primary domain. I’m very protective of my domain and who I let infiltrate my space. When I’m asked to hire a new housekeeper as a favor to my most trusted house manager, I oblige. The moment Brennan crosses the threshold of my yacht, my guard erects ten fold. Her jaded attitude and introvert mannerisms can only keep her safe from me for so long. She is an enigma, one that I have every intention of getting beneath me. She walked right into my world of sex – my lair. There is no room for innocence here. I will fuck my curiosity of her out of my system and carry on with my legacy.
Fuck or be fucked. The only two options I live by. I choose the former.
Cover Designer: Sommer Stein of Perfect Pear Creative
“So I … I mean we won’t be involved in illegal sex stuff then, right?”
I swear she is too fucking cute. Illegal sex stuff? Why does she slide past my asshole tendencies? Anyone else would have gotten a serious ass chewing—a verbal beatdown for even asking something so stupid. The duplicity is a double-edged sword. I want to fuck and protect her at the same damn time.
“As opposed to what, the legal kind? Is that what you want? To be a participant?”
Now, I’m just fucking with her again. I can’t help it. I watch as the mask of strength slips off her naked, makeup-free face. Her eyebrows nearly disappear into her hairline, and her breath hitches. My dick throbs against my jeans. I bet she is a virgin. I’d put my net worth on it. Her virginal skin beneath my hand is too much to ask of myself to resist. Goddammit to hell. She walked right into my lair of sex—a fucking virgin.
S.R. Watson is a Texas native, who currently resides in Wisconsin. She grew up reading the Sweet Valley series (Twins, High, & University) among others. Although she wrote countless stories during high school, she never published any of them. She continued her education and became a registered nurse. After reading the Twilight series and 50 Shades Trilogy, she decided to pursue her passion for writing once again.
S.R. Watson published her first book in 2014. She is the bestselling author of the Forbidden Trilogy, The Object of His Desire, and the co-authored S.I.N. Trilogy with Shawn Dawson.
When S.R. Watson is not writing or working as a CVOR nurse, she loves to read and binge watch her favorite shows (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder, Smallville, and reality challenge shows.)
From her one visit to Melbourne and the Hawks MC compound, Melissa Evans knows Dallas is who she wants. There’re just a few problems with that: he’s a douche, a pain in the arse, and a stubborn, sexist pig. Still, it’s a whole heap of fun to tease her Viking man.Relationship. Dallas Gan hates the word. As far as he’s concerned, women are nothing but a good time between the sheets. It’s only when the sassy Melissa shows up that he realises some women give as good as they get. Now she’s under his skin and he can’t seem to get her out.
Even with the warning from Dallas that once he claims her, he will come for her wherever she is, Melissa leaves. It’s now just a matter of time before he makes good on his promise.
Wading through lies and danger, Dallas has a decision to make. Is it easier to walkout on love and never look back, or will he give that dreaded word “relationship” a chance?
Memorial Day is next week and many of you may be with family at a picnic. I love to bring food that is a bit different than the normal picnic salads. This fun salad is a hit at all my family gatherings. The addition of the colorful marshmallows makes this very pleasing to the eyes and taste buds. Enjoy!!
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, in juice, (DO NOT DRAIN, YOU NEED JUICE ALSO)
1 package (3.4 oz.) pistachio flavor instant pudding
1 bag mini marshmallows (I use 10 oz. bag of funmallows, fruit flavored marshmallows. plain is also fine.)
1 tub cool whip, thawed (I use low fat or fat free 8 oz. container)
Mix first 3 ingredients in a large bowl until incorporated.
Mix in cool whip.
Leave in fridge for at least 1 hour, serve chilled