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Liquid Friday with author Amber Lacie

Today we are featuring a favorite recipe from Amber Lacie, author of The Shadows Series.

Here is from Amber:

My favorite cocktail is a Painkiller.

PainkillerIngredients: 4oz Rum, 3oz pineapple-orange juice, 1oz creme de coconut, ice, nutmeg and toasted coconut for garnish (optional) Directions: In a cocktail shaker, combine the rum, juice and coconut with ice. Shake vigorously to mix, then pour into a cocktail class. Sprinkle with nutmeg and serve.

 

Shadows, Book One

Eve was content getting lost in her books, while living with her best Shadowsfriends.  She’s a beautiful girl surrounded by her friends and family. In her twenty six years of life, nothing exciting has ever happened to her. Everything is going perfectly for her. Little does she know, one summer at the beach could change her life forever. . .  Theron is the son of a cutthroat multi-billionaire business tycoon. He thought he left behind the world his father created, but things change. Now, he’s devoted himself to his eccentric grandma. His only hope at overcoming his past, is finding the one person he lost so very long ago. . .  When Eve bumps into Theron, their worlds collide. Nothing can prepare them for the instant fireworks and roller coaster ride waiting for them.  But. . . One has a secret. Can their love overcome tragedy, lies, and secrets?

Light, Book Two – Shadows Series

Shadows are surrounding Theron burying him in their darkness. Despair Light Shadowsand hatred cling to him. His only thoughts are of Eve and vengeance…  Eve desperately tries to save Theron from the path he is on, but secrets are kept. When evil starts to surround them, intent on destroying them, Eve runs into trouble…  Theron’s world shatters around him, but he’s not giving up without a fight…  Can Theron and Eve find Light among the Shadows? Or will evil win?

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About the Author

Amber LacieAmber Lacie grew up in Chicagoland and now lives in a quaint little town in Northwest Indiana. She has two beautiful children and a husband who worships the ground she walks on (or at least he should). She is an avid reader and coffee drinker. The love of being able to be transported into another world and experience adventures through someone else’s imagination has always captured her attention. Now, she is expanding that love into writing and is looking forward to producing many books.

Liquid Friday with author F. Leonora Solomon

Today we will feature a new recipe from F. Leonora Solomon. Author of Tie Me Up, A Binding Collection of Erotic Tales and over 9 more other works, Acquisitions Editor, Art Enthusiast & co-curator of http://reddit.com/r/sexysmut and a Native New Yorker, with severe wanderlust… and obviously a reader.

Here is from F. Leonora:

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I love cocktails, my drink Du Jour is a gin and tonic with garnish. But for Eden’s post, I am going to focus on a beloved favorite of mine…
Amaretto sours!

Simple Amaretto Sour

  • 1½ oz. amaretto
  • ¾ -1½ oz. sweet and sour mix
  • Ice cubes
  • Orange slice, lemon wedge, or maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the amaretto liqueur into a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice cubes.

aid522250-900px-Make-an-Amaretto-Sour-Step-11If you’re going for a 2-1 amaretto to sour mix ratio, then you’ll want 1½ of amaretto and ¾ oz. of sweet and sour mix. If you want a 1-1 ratio, then you should pour 1½ oz. of amaretto and 1½ of sweet and sour mix. The sour mix is really a combination of water, sugar, and lemon juice. For an extra kick, you can even make your own. Fresh lemons instead of the pre-made stuff can really take this drink to the next level.

Strain or pour into an old-fashioned glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry and a slice of orange, and serve.

I love amaretto–even as a coffee flavor. I like the liquor on its own, and inside of egg nog for the holidays. This very sweet cocktail is perfect. Sweet and tart, sour. A man I know told me that having an amaretto sour, is like going fast forward with dessert as your drink.

And what is wrong with that?

I love sweet cocktails, I cringe when I have bitter ones. I have a sweet tooth all the time, and this sweet drink hits the spot, especially with several maraschino cherries. Yes, I believe in the cherry on top!!!

I wrote a story about a character who loved amaretto sours. Her date was judgmental, so he did not last long. But she still had a hot night!!!

“You can’t be serious,” he said, his eyes moving below her cameo.

Taking a sip of her amaretto sour, she dipped her finger in the glass to pull out a cocktail-soaked cherry.

“Are you?”

He scoffed.

“You want the same thing I want. You want me to fuck the sweetness out of you…”

Kit wanted to slap him, but she did not want to create a scene in Prohibition. She figured she would have a nice drink with Thom, who she had been chatting with online and who was as into the retro lifestyle as she was. But from the moment he judged her drink, she was done.

He continued to talk about the filthy things she wanted him to do to her. She was not turned on in the least, discreetly ogling the gorgeous bartender who had put two more cherries in her drink. Jackson was on his nametag. She also smiled as Josephine’s nametag came into view, while she plucked at the cherries she had saved for last at the bottom of her drink.

“Would you like another honey?” Josephine asked.

Thom answered before Kit could.

“No, she wants a real drink this time. Give her a–”

“Yes, I would like another amaretto sour,” Kit added. “with extra cherries.”

“Are you serious? I have kind of had it with the sweet and innocent act Kitty–”

The second she heard Kitty, she snapped. Schoolgirl taunts about Hello Kitty were resurrected.

She got up.

“Where are you going Kitty?”

Thom’s voice grew distant as she walked into the bathroom, and sat in one of the plush pink lounge chairs. The door opened behind her, and she was afraid he had followed her in.

“Are you okay Kitty?”

Kit looked at Josephine who had followed her.

“It’s Kit. No one calls me Kitty.”

Josephine nodded and walked out. She returned holding an amaretto sour with a pyramid of cherries inside, presented on a Prohibition branded lace doily.

“He’s still out there, chatting up tonight’s hopeful conquest.”

Kit sipped the very sweet amaretto sour, letting her tongue swirl around the cherry pyramid.

“You are way too pretty for him anyway!”

Kit laughed, caressing her cotton candy pink stockinged leg.

“Thank you, it’s nice when us girls stick together!”

“Yeah, it is!”

Josephine was sexy in suspenders, a buttoned-up shirt, tailored pants and bowtie.

“How late are you working tonight?” she asked Josephine looking in the mirror to see her reflection.

“Why are you gonna wait for me?”

 

You can read the entire story here:

http://fdotleonora.com/2014/08/29/amaretto-sour/

You may also want to check out F. Leonora’s Collections of Erotic Tales:  Tie Me Up

B is for bondage in BDSM, and Tie Me Up is the perfect place to tie me upexplore just that.

The 19 stories in this anthology do not fetishize bondage. Instead, Tie Me Up shows how couples explore it as a sexy romantic option–sexy underscored!

New and seasoned authors fill this anthology with steamy tales that will keep you tied up…unable to put this collection down!

 

Or her Baseball Erotica: Bases Loaded

Bases are loaded and there’s potential for multiple homeruns in this basessexy collection of Baseball erotica!

Bases Loaded compiles twelve seriously sexy short stories that will have you rooting for the happy ending, even if you are not a baseball fan like the editor.

All of the authors in this anthology have a unique take on the game and the hit players, which is guaranteed to make you want to go up to bat!

So go ahead, you’re up and the bases are loaded!

You can always drop by and visit my website  for some cool blogs (F. Leonora Solomon was named Sex Blogger of the month by kinkly.com)  or connect with me on Twitter (@fdotleonora).

I am so happy that Eden invited me over to talk drinks!!! Bottoms up!!!

LIQUID FRIDAY with Stacy McWilliams

Today we will feature a new recipe from YA, Horror and Romance  Author Stacy McWilliams . We’ll call it “Dirty Sex on the Beach.”

“My favorite cocktail recipe is Vodka, Peach Schnapps, a splash of Malibu,  orange juice, cranberry juice and crushed ice. It’s very yummy. LOL.”

While indulging in this on the aforementioned cocktail, let’s read a blurb from her first release, Candlelight (An Ember Saga Novella).

“Life was full of nothing but darkness for Nathan Stevenson until Jasmine appeared in his life. She brought his innermost desires to the surface. She burned her way through to his heart to become embedded in his soul. He knew she was dangerous but would she break down his wall as he dreamed of her touch and fought against the impulse to protect her?Would their love be enough to defeat his demons? Was he strong enough to resist her or would her light burn irrevocably?”

Candlelight excerpt:

Wanna go back and get shitfaced?” he asked. “Hell fucking yeah I do…” We blew the candle out, covered it with the rocks and walked towards the edge of the cave. candlelightLooking out we could still see James on the path and I turned to Joe, “it would be so easy to push him off here and make it look like an accident.” “Haha, yeah it would, but knowing that fucker, he’d probably survive and grass you up…” “Yeah you’re probably right… Joe, thanks.” “For what mate?” “Listening.” “Aww are we turning into mortal girls now? Next you wanna braid my hair and go see the backstreet boys?” “Who the fuck are they?” “A boyband my sister likes.” “Burnt Ashes are more my speed but thanks.” “Eh, I haven’t heard of them, who the fuck are they?” “They’re a rock band. The lead singer has some set of pipes on him and the guitarist is shit hot. You should check them out on YouTube.” “Sometimes I wonder about you…” I shook my head in despair, “Is the coast clear?” “Yeah, I think so, we should probably head back quietly though, just incase that assholes hovering about.”

Candlelight was my first release and is about a demon battling against his humanity which surfaces after a dream about a random girl. He dreams of this girl constantly until one day she arrives on his doorstep. It’s dark, edgy and has funny and romantic moments.

 

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And the blurb for Luminosity is

“Jasmine Johnstone’s life was relatively normal until she was forced to live with the Stevenson family. As she stayed she found she had no choice but to battle mythical creatures. Strengths she never knew she possessed began to surface, surprising those around her. Her only chance of surviving the rising tide of evil was Nathan Stevenson. Could she really trust him as he fought against his love for her? With the world against them and time running out, would their love be enough to defeat demons?”

luminosityLuminosity is the novel told from the female leads point of view. It’s dark, romantic and at times sweet. It’s also a little scary and sometimes, so I’ve been told, you want to scream at the book and at times throttle Nathan.

Luminosity excerpt:

“Come on Jas, you need to wake up,” he purred seductively. His breath tickled my ear and I groaned as my eyes fought to open. “Come on baby, that’s it. Open your eyes for me.”  I froze unsure I heard him right, Nathan just called me baby.  I opened my eyes slowly and my senses returned. I shivered and Nathan wrapped me his arms rubbing my arms and holding me to his chest. I turned slightly in his arms and his face was a mixture of confusion and something else.  “Thank you,” I managed to croak out. My heart thundered in chest as he turned me towards him and leaned down towards me. “I’m so sorry,” he whispered before leaning in and kissing me gently on the lips. He then pulled back and kissed me on the forehead, “I’m not sure what I would have done if I had lost you.” He pulled me close for a moment and kissed the top of my head. He paused there for a moment then pulled back and stood up. He smiled down at me, still sitting there stunned.

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About me:

StacyI am a mum of two boys, a student nurse and I’m happily married. I love writing and reading and have a million ideas that I want to get out. You can contact me via email: authorstacemcwilliams@gmail.com

Via Facebook

https://m.facebook.com/authorstacymcwilliams/?ref=bookmarks

Or Via twitter

https://mobile.twitter.com/@stacemcw

Candlelight will be free every Saturday from the 19th of March until the 2nd of April and Luminosity will be at a special rate of 99c until Sunday the 3rd of April.

 

Stacy xx

Liquid Friday 3/11/16

Today we are featuring favorite summertime recipe from Author Tara Nina (21- and over, please drink responsibly)

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Here is a little message from Tara Nina:

“Here’s my favorite summertime recipe. We make it by the gallon and it comes with a warning.  It taste so good, it goes down easy, but when you stand up, it’s gotcha. Because every time we make it someone always drinks it like it’s water and then it’s gotcha. LOL.

I’ll be at the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference March 19th and 20th. It’s being held at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ.  There will be a book signing event on Saturday from 4-6pm which is open to the public.  Come one, Come all and visit some of your favorite authors Continue reading Liquid Friday 3/11/16

Liquid Friday 03/04/16

Welcome to Liquid Friday. We have included a drink featured in Violet Blooms for ADULTS 21 and over- please, drink responsibly.

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A bit about Violet:

I think what makes our character Violet most approachable are her imperfections.  She’s coping with real world problems in a very human way.  It gives her a vulnerability that is so irresistible and charming that it’s easy for us to go along the journey with her.

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