Blog Tour- An Earl Of Her Own

An Earl Of Her Own
Saints and Sinners series (Book 3)
By Heather Boyd

Heather is giving away a print edition of The Duke and I and A Gentleman’s Vow during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember there is a chance to enter everyday so be sure to follow the Blog Tour. You may find the tour schedule and locations here https://goo.gl/qw8v5J

About An Earl Of Her Own:

Marriage is about finding that special someone you want to annoy for the rest of your life!

Rebecca Warner’s devotion to her family is the perfect distraction from the loneliness of widowhood. Not that she’d ever admit a need for someone special in her life after her husband’s betrayal. With the responsibility of arranging her sister’s wedding falling into her lap, Rebecca has no time for a certain maddening earl bent on seducing her—until he proves her most ardent ally.

For Adam Croft, Earl of Rafferty, what began as an amusing pursuit—shocking Rebecca Warner—becomes something deeper when he recognizes how perfect a wife and mother she would make. Adam’s keenly aware of his loneliness…and that his habit to curb it with drink lost him Becca’s respect. He’ll happily change his ways to win her approval, but what more can he do to win her love?

Release Date: FEBRUARY 12, 2019
Length: approx. 300 pages
Heat: steamy regency romance
Digital ISBN: 978-1-925239-51-5
Print ISBN: 978-1-925239-52-2
ASIN: B07KGLD7RB
AppleBooks ID: 1437218392

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Excerpt:

“You are hurt, worse than you want to say,” Rebecca Warner whispered.
Her soft green eyes were filled with real concern, something Adam had never expected to see on her face. “Well, that is disappointing.”
“Disappointing?” Rebecca immediately began searching through his hair for the wound, and he chose to imagine it a sensual caress until she spoke again. “You have a gash to your head that has bled. Dear God, you could have died.”
“Always looking on the bright side,” he murmured, and then noticed how close the lady was to his body. He inhaled slowly, delighted in this unexpectedly rare treat. Mrs. Warner had never been the friendliest sort. “You smell nice.”
“Really, Rafferty,” she chided. She suddenly slipped her hand inside his coat, rummaged in his pockets and began to dab at his head with the handkerchief she found there. “This is hardly the time to worry about my perfume.”
“As you say, I could have been killed. Seems like an appropriate time for noticing the little things in life that please me.” He felt pain and hissed. Eager for a distraction, he dropped his gaze to her shoulder—now bare of the shawl, which had fallen away unnoticed by the lady. The respectable garment Rebecca had worn to church, so stylish and modest, was less so now thanks to the accident. The struggle out of the carriage seemed to have ripped the seam apart, and her pale skin looked very soft and inviting. He curled his fingers into the skirt of her gown and held it. “Lovely.”
She drew back to peer into his eyes again, and then she glanced down at his fist. “What are you doing?”
What was he doing? Adam had no idea, but he wasn’t of a mind to stop.

Saints and Sinners series:

Book 1: The Duke and I (Nicolas and Gillian) – https://amzn.to/2Thss0C
Book 2: A Gentleman’s Vow (Gideon and Jessica) – https://amzn.to/2Tc3kso
Book 3: An Earl of Her Own (Adam and Rebecca) – https://amzn.to/2G2HCmT

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About the Author:
Determined to escape the Aussie sun on a scorching camping holiday, Heather picked up a pen and notebook from a corner store and started writing her very first novel—Chills. Eight years later, she is the author of over thirty romances and publisher of several anthologies too. Addicted to all things tech (never again will Heather write a novel longhand) and fascinated by English society of the early 1800’s, Heather spends her days getting her characters in and out of trouble and into bed together (if they make it that far). She lives on the edge of beautiful Lake Macquarie, Australia with her trio of mischievous rogues (husband and two sons) along with one rescued cat whose only interest in her career is that it provides him with food on demand. You can find details of Heather’s work at http://www.heather-boyd.com
 
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Guava Quesitos

I tried Quesitos a few years ago and from the first bite I was hooked.  This is my all time favorite dessert.  I was so excited to learn these are easy to make with the pre made puff pastry from the freezer.  If your not a fan of guava feel free to leave that out.  Its a great cheese pastry too.

Guava Quesito Recipe, Puerto Rican Cheese Danish

 

Quesito’s can be found in neighborhood bakeries all over Puerto Rico.

 

You will need 1 package Pepperidge Farms Pastry Sheets, Make sure you get SHEETS, NOT puffs.

16 ounces cream cheese, fat free or full flavor is fine.  I use fat free myself.

½ cup granulated sugar, can be adjusted up or down, per your taste.

1 teaspoon vanilla

Guava paste, cut in 18, 1/4 each slices, you may have leftovers.

 

 

You will also need,

Egg white

Approx. ¼ cup light corn syrup

Colorful sugar crystals, if you don’t have, regular granulated sugar is fine, (for sprinkling)

 

Make sure you defrost pastry sheets before you prepare dish

 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix, cream cheese, ½ cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla together.
  • Cut each pastry sheet into 9 squares, you will have 18 squares when finished.
  • Fill the pastry with 1 spoon full of cheese mixture, add a slice of Guava paste on to,  Roll the pastry square and put on a baking sheet with parchment paper, seam side down.
  • Adjust the amount of filling so you get enough cheese for all pastry squares, a little goes a long way.
  • When you have all done, brush all with egg white. And add granulate or color sugar crystals.  ( I adjust colors to go with holiday theme)
  • Bake for approx. 12 minutes.  Check for golden brown, they may need a few minutes, just watch carefully.  Cheese will melt out, that is normal.
  • When done, take out of oven.  Immediately brush with corn syrup.  You can add more sugar if you like at this time.  Let cool and ENJOY!

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread


I have been making this bread for years.  I found it a long time ago and wrote the recipe down to make.  I don’t have the original source, but I had to share this recipe with you.  It uses egg substitute and apple sauce to make it a more healthy version.  I always made as directed and am not sure on substitutes.  This recipe was a hit as is and ingredients are inexpensive at Aldi’s grocery store.  Enjoy!!


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. all spice

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 tablespoon melted butter

3 tablespoons applesauce

2/3 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup egg substitute

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

mix all dry ingredients together

in a different bowl mix mashed bananas, applesauce, melted butter and brown sugar.  Mix to combine.  Add egg substitute and mix to combine.

Add the dry ingredients and blend together.

mix in chocolate chips.

pour into a greased 8×4 loaf pan bake 50-60 minutes or until toothpicks comes out clean.

cool on a baking rack. slice and enjoy.

 

 

 

Blog Tour: Only A Good Man Will Do And GIVEAWAY

Only A Good Man Will Do

The Good Man Series (Book 1)

By Dee S. Knight

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Dee is giving away an ebook of Naval Maneuvers and a $10 Amazon card to giveaway during the tour. Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Remember you may enter every day for your chance to win. You may find the tour locations here https://goo.gl/PNbaF9

About Only A Good Man Will Do:

Seriously ambitious man seeks woman to encourage his goals, support his (hopeful) position as Headmaster of Westover Academy, and be purer than Caesar’s wife. Good luck with that!

Daniel Goodman is a man on a mission. For years he has striven for perfection, fighting for the pinnacle achievement in his world of academia, Headmaster of Westover Academy. Westover, established before the American Revolution, is still one of the most prestigious schools in the country. They accept only boys whose parents fit a certain mold and only those teachers who hold to a stringent set of mores, on and off campus. Jonah considers his brother a prig. Daniel sees himself as doing his best to serve his students. How much better can he serve them as headmaster? That is what he seeks to find out.

Suddenly, into his cut and dried, strictly black and white life of moral and upright behavior, comes Eve Star, formerly one of Europe’s foremost exotic dancers. Her life is anything but cut and dried, black and white. Bad enough that she’s enrolled her son in Westover Academy under false pretenses. More, she runs the town’s most disreputable bar. Worst, much to Daniel’s dismay, he finds himself drawn to her like a kid to chocolate. Nothing good can come of this attraction. Or can it? He is after all, a good man.

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Excerpt:

“Daniel, am I talking to myself, here?”

“Oh, no, I’m…” He chuckled an amused admission. “Tell me what you said again.”

He could almost hear Eve smile. “I said, you called at four-thirty on Saturday and Sunday, so I took a wild leap that you would today, too.”

“Ah.” Smiling to the empty room, he squirmed to get into a more comfortable position. “A woman of logic.”

“Absolutely. You don’t want to play me in chess. I think five or six moves ahead.”

“I’ll remember that. There’s nothing worse than seeing a guy cry when he’s been beaten at chess by a girl.”

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About the Author:

A few years ago, Dee S. Knight began writing, making getting up in the morning fun. During the day, her characters killed people, fell in love, became drunk with power, or sober with responsibility. And they had sex, lots of sex. Writing was so much fun Dee decided to keep at it. That’s how she spends her days. Her nights? Well, she’s lucky that her dream man, childhood sweetheart, and long-time hubby are all the same guy, and nights are their secret. For romance ranging from sweet to historical, contemporary to paranormal and more join Dee on Nomad Authors. Contact Dee at dsknight@deesknight.com.

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Cover Reveal: A Divided Mind

Author: M. Billiter
Title: A Divided Mind
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 27, 2019
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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What if the only friend you have isn’t real?
When the voices in his head begin to make sense, high school senior Branson Kovac turns to the one friend he’s still got… only to discover he’s not really there.
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M. Billiter is the alter ego of contemporary, award-winning romance author, Mary Billliter.
After writing more than a dozen love stories, she is exploring the other side. Best known for her emotional honesty, Mary doesn’t write about well-adjusted people, but rather the wounds in life.
M. Billiter writes with clarity and raw emotion to explore difficult subjects and issues close to her heart.
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Green Chili Cheesy Chicken

I love Chili Rellanos and this recipe reminds me of it.  This is very easy to prepare and once I made it my family requested we add it to the weekly meal planning.

Green Chili Cheesy Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breast

8 OZ. cream cheese, softened

salt, pepper, garlic powder

8 OZ. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

4OZ.  can whole green chilies, I use mild, chopped is fine if you cant find whole

DIRECTIONS:

preheat oven 375 degrees

In a greased 9X13 baking dish, place 4 chicken breasts in the pan.  season with salt pepper and garlic powder.

spread 2 OZ. of cream cheese over each chicken breast.

Place the chilies over the cream cheese.  Mine came with 3 big chilies, I just cut the biggest one in half to fit all the chicken.

Finally, place shredded Monterey Jack over all the chicken.

Bake for about 35 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.

I like to add sliced green onion for garnish.  It gives it a nice fresh taste to the dish also.

Enjoy!!!

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Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

Happy New Year Everyone!

Let me start out by saying I have never tried or cooked Spaghetti Squash before.  I kept seeing different recipes on Pinterest and the cheesy ones looked great.  I decided to try cooking one.  I was a bit surprised when my squash rang up at $5, so I was hoping I would like it and not waste the money on my attempt at a new side dish.  I took my new vegetable home looked up the recipe and noticed I didn’t have any of the correct ingredients.  So I looked up a few different recipes and decided to use what I had and hope for the best.  It was a success in my eyes.  I found it easy and delicious.  I hope you will find this recipe to be a successful one for you too.  Enjoy!!

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash

1 medium spaghetti squash

salt, pepper

3/4 cup light sour cream

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

4 OZ. mozzarella cheese

1 tablespoon oil

3 green onions

2 cloves garlic

Directions:

preheat oven to 425 degrees

Using a sharp knife, VERY CAREFULLY, cut the squash in half,  see picture below to see which way to cut it, this is hard to do, but go slow and careful.

Scoop the seeds out with a spoon, give the cut sides a really good salting, I have read from other posts that this cuts down the moisture.  Place the squash cut side down on a parchment lined cookie sheet.  Bake 35 minutes.

While that is cooking, cut the green onions and garlic cloves, cook them in 1 tablespoon oil until they start to brown.  Remove fry pan from heat and add dash of salt & pepper, sour cream and parmesan cheese, mix to combine set aside.

shred the 4 oz., of cheese now if you need to.

After the squash is cooked, remove from oven after 35 minutes mine still had some bite to it, but I enjoyed it that way.  Turn the squash over carefully to release any steam, let sit for about 10 minutes to cool.  with a large spoon start removing the squash the skin.

When you have it all out, place it in the fry pan, mix to combine, then add into a 8×8 broiler safe pan.  Add cheese to the top.

Broil on high about 4 minutes or until cheese is brown and bubbly on top.  See photo above.

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