Category Archives: Sunday Reads

Sunday Reads – Serati’s Flame

Vampire Council of Ethics #2

Released August 21, 2007
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3871943For two Seekers of justice, hunting rogues is dangerous business. But not as dangerous as their yearning for each other. There’s a rogue on the loose, and the Vampire Council of Ethics has just the man for the job. Alaan Serati, along with his team of elite fighters, is a Seeker for the V.C.O.E. The lethal vampire law enforcement assassin is also the most eligible bachelor of Clan Serati. His job: Take out the rogue vampire who killed his mate years ago. But working with a fellow Seeker quickly becomes a pain in his backside. How is he supposed to accomplish the mission if he can’t keep his mind or his hands off of his fellow officer?

For more years than she wants to remember, Tameth Serati-Cole has worked almost every day, side by side, with the gruff and gorgeous Alaan. It’s been hell considering the special bond between them, something rarely developed between mates. But Alaan doesn’t really want her. He’s still pining away for the woman taken from him years ago. So when he declares his need to bond with her, this lady Seeker ain’t biting…even if she’s wanted to since the day they met.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.

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Sunday Reads – Luscious

Originally Released as part of Mastered 2 April 21, 2015
Now available as a stand-alone novella

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Mastered 2 2MacKenzie Ivers is a strong personality who submits to one man–her husband, Landon. After ten years of marriage, a nasty divorce, followed by a sweet reconciliation, Mac wants nothing more than for her husband to stop punishing himself for his part in the former “crazy”. It’s going to require some conniving and some rope…miles and miles of rope. Luckily, Twilight Teahouse has everything she needs to get this particular rigger back in the saddle.

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Sunday Reads – Niah’s Pride

Pryde Ranch Shifters #2

Released June 1, 2013
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Niah_200x300Niah Pryde is no shrinking violet. Not only is she one of the best hunters for S.W.A.T.—the Shifter and Were Armed Tactics agency—but Niah can also network a microwave tower to a satellite surveillance system with her eyes closed, and one well-manicured hand tied behind her back. So…why would she rather hide in the network hub closet than face her mate?

Ryland Lee Lewis is as down-home as they come, from his country drawl to his love of sweet tea. It only took one assignment with Niah Pryde to know she was the one for him. He’s sure she feels it too, but the woman is running faster than a bull out of the chute at a rodeo. What’s a guy to do when his mate won’t see reason? And what kinds of sparks will fly if she dares give him a chance?

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Shiftin' Sassy Winter Blues

Sunday Reads – On The Prowl

Released January 4, 2012
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91A6c3TBwoL._SL1500_Delaine Jeris is on a mission. As top investigator for the Aegis Group, she must use her unique gifts-including her own personal mountain lion spirit guide-to catch a mad scientist with kinky delusions.

Justin Cooley was not part of the plan.

Justin has his own job to do, but falling for the beautiful woman sneaking around the Astin Pharmaceutical and Biotech facility wasn’t in his brief. How can he trust his instincts, trust her, when he knows that more than his mission could be compromised if he’s wrong?

Delaine has had her heart broken before. When all their secrets are revealed, she’ll have to decide whether she’s truly found her mate…or allowed herself to fall straight into enemy hands.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance

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Sunday Reads – Forever December

Released November 26, 2013
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91kl381R7uL._SL1500_Melaniece is looking forward to spending a nice quiet holiday at her vacation home up in the mountains. Expecting to enjoy ripping open gifts with her family, she’s surprised when they spring the ultimate present on her: Michael Bannon. Could his unexpected appearance have anything to do with the strange vampire dreams she’s been having lately?

Michael is determined not to blow a second chance with the woman he should have loved years ago, even if it means revealing his true nature. Is a good guy willing to be very bad to get what he wants? Absolutely…always and forever.

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence. Short Novel. Previously published by Ellora’s Cave.

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance

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Sunday Reads – Egyptian Voyage

Released December 1, 2013
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91Y+AKY54yL._SL1500_An overworked undercover agent desperately in need of rest, Chrysalyn Geyer couldn’t have been more miffed with her boss. What was she supposed to do on a mandatory three month vacation? Stuck on a private residence cruise ship, she tried to prepare herself for what was sure to be pure boredom. Then he appeared—Rahn Benson. What the hell was he doing here? And while her spirit guide was happy to see the man, Chrys couldn’t see past knocking him senseless for breaking her heart.

Rahn is determined to do anything to win Chrys back. But first he must protect her from the unseen threat quietly stalking her from port to port. Rahn was damned good at job, but could he “work” his way past Chrys’ stubbornness to occupy a place in her heart, rather than just her bed?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence. Full-length novel. Released by previous publisher.

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance

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Sunday Reads – Carinian’s Seeker

Vampire Council of Ethics #1

Released February 20, 2007
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1556928She’s his target.and his mate. Aw, hell! Book One in the Vampire Council of Ethics series. Beautiful genius, Carinian Derrickson, wants to live long enough to date a man from the future generations of spacemen, complete with ray guns and starships. She’s not crazy, she’s just afraid of dying young of some dreaded disease, like all the rest of her family. Her research into gene therapy has shown her the way to extend her life is by emulating traits only before seen in fiction. Vampire fiction. Only the beings that shouldn’t exist are very real indeed. Unknown to her, there’s a bad boy vampire in the lab next door with a goal quite the opposite of hers. If he has his way, he’ll bring the Vampire Council of Ethics (V.C.O.E.) to its knees. Jon Bixler is a Seeker for the Council-an assassin and undercover operative in a world of humans. Bix must get close enough to this rogue to find out exactly how he plans to dismantle the Council. And Carinian is just the ticket. But when he meets her, all his vampire common sense flies out the window as his libido leaps off the charts. What’s he going to do now that the woman is in danger and secretly trying to do the impossible? Bix and Carin can’t deny the combustion of love and lust between them. They accept their mating. But can they stay alive long enough to enjoy it? Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.

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Sunday Reads – Jaguar’s Rule

Released December 29, 2011
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TJ_JagAfter an irresistible night of passion with Reya, Aaron James longs to hold her close forever. Little does he know that the tall, sleek beauty has a carnal secret — and he’s the one who needs protection.

Reya Daines has dedicated her life to the conservation of jaguars. With the only bed-and-breakfast at the entrance to Cockscomb Jaguar Sanctuary, she can keep an eye on poachers and still indulge her guests in her first love—scuba diving. But something has invaded the preserve and the big cats are restless…and that something wants Reya.

Aaron James can take care of himself, but he finds he’s not quite up to the job after his plane goes down in the jungles of Belize. The woman who rescues him is a loner just like him. When he learns she’s in danger from the same menace she’s saved him from twice, what’s a determined man to do with an equally stubborn woman?

Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence. Novella (approx 135 pgs). Released by previous publisher.

Genre:  Erotic Paranormal Romance

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Japanese Street Crepes

Time for another 30-minute Japanese cuisine recipe! Today’s recipe is a popular treat in Japan. Japanese Street Crepes. There are soooooo many different ways you can make this one.

Down at the bottom of this post, you’ll also find pics that the author of the recipe posted on her blog of some of the crepe shops in Japan. I want to visit all of them!

This is what Lifehack has to say about this one:

In Japan, crepes have been transformed to a type of quick street food that’s available in sweet and savory varieties. Unlike the French crepe, the Japanese crepe uses less butter and the fillings are fresh and/or raw.

Let’s give it a shot!

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (room temp, or microwaved 30sec)
  • 1oz melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • a pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Sift flour, sugar, pinch salt into a bowl (preferrably a jug-bowl)
  2. Beat in eggs and half the milk. Beat until all lumps are gone.
  3. Add the rest of the milk, add butter and beat again.
  4. Stand at room temperature 15-30min (depending on your patience)
  5. Pour a little into a pre-heated, non-stick frypan and immediately tip the frypan to let the batter spread all over the frypan (can use a regular frypan, greased with a tiny bit of butter) (another option is to spread the batter with a crepe tool or teppanyaki/okonomiyaki spatula) Cook over med-high heat until underside is golden-brown. (about 2 min)
  6. Lift the edges of the crepe and flip the crepe (I find this easiest to do with my fingers, as the crepe is so thin) Cook just 30 sec or so on the second side.
  7. Fill the Crepes however you like.

Makes 10-12 crepes in a 30cm frypan (this is much smaller than the crepes in the crepe shops in japan).

Tips for making Cone-shaped Japanese Street Crepes:

  1. Place fillings on just one quarter of the crepe. Do not go past the centre-point or it will be difficult to fold.
  2. If adding ice-cream, use just a tiny scoop (unless you have a very large frypan or crepe maker like the shops use) Other things you could put inside are: creme caramel, brownie, cheesecake.
  3. Fold the crepe in half, with the centre of the filling on the fold line.
  4. Next, roll the crepe, starting from the filled part, pivoting on the centre point until you have created a cone.

To make Chocolate Crepes, just add 3 Tbsp sifted pure cocoa to this recipe.

Recipe Courtesy of Shinobu of LittleJapanMama.com.

From Shinobu’s Blog Post:

These photos I took when I went shopping in Harajuku last week.

I had a: Strawberries Chocolate Sauce and cream. 380 yen

The Menu of one of the Crepe shops in Harajuku:

This one’s been here since 1976 so I’m guessing it’s the original Harajuku Street Crepes Shop:

Here’s its menu:

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Sunday Reads – Caramel Kisses

Released March 18, 2015
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Caramel KissesWorkaholic Sydni Cannes should have known better than to step away from work. Going out for a single evening of fun for this Executive Vice President has ended up as a night spent in damn jail! Drew is aware that the sexy, sultry and brilliant Sydni couldn’t care less about getting involved with him. But along comes the perfect opportunity to prove that she needs him just as much as he needs her. All he has to do is get her out of jail…and keep himself free in the bargain. Their desire scorches them. The connection, true and immediate. But what will they do about the bad guy determined to set them both up? Solve the mystery, of course…and a little well-executed, hot-as-hell sex wouldn’t hurt either.

Genre:  Erotic Romance

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