Saturday, March 9, 2013

Just Desserts! BLOG HOP

Just Desserts
Delicious Blog Hop
March 9&10, 2013

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This is a great theme for Paige, the heroine from VANISHED PRIDE, who is a pastry chef! No one was getting a chance to cover this post (the sin sisters and I share our blog posts) - she grabbed up the chance right away! This, however, is a good thing because Eloise and I had already agreed neither of us could cook well enough to share a recipe!! And the best part... I made a deal with Paige. If she got to choose the recipe to share, I got to choose the hot excerpt where she shares this dessert with Donovan. Enjoy this DELICIOUS EXCERPT:
Donovan, Vanished Pride
Donovan dangled his fork laden with chocolate cake in front of Paige. “Take a bite.”
“I can feed myself,” Paige snipped.
“I know. I just wanted to have some fun. Play along, Principessa.”
With the slightest hesitation, Paige opened her mouth and took in the bite. She moaned her pleasure as she closed her mouth and savored the rich decadence as Donovan pulled the fork from between her lips. His eyes were fixated on her mouth even as he took another forkful and placed it in his own mouth.
“Delicious,” Donovan’s voice was deep and rough, full of the lust he was finding difficult to reign in.
He fed them alternating bites and watched as she enjoyed the moment. For once, she almost seemed unconcerned, unhurried and, dare he suggest it, relaxed. Unable to stop himself, Donovan leaned in to lick a tiny smudge of the chocolate sauce from her lip. When she didn’t flinch—thank the Goddess—he brushed his lips against hers, this time for a kiss. It was gentle and slow at first, until she responded with her own need, and then he couldn’t help but deepen the kiss. Paige sighed ever so gently and opened to him. He ran his tongue along her lips and inside her mouth. She was delicious; a tempting blend of chocolate and desire.
Paige, Vanished Pride
Touching her after being denied all this time made him tremble with need. She was an exquisite beauty and yet…magical. It was as if he held a fairy in his palm, so delicate and soft. Donovan wanted to feel this power between them for all time. His mate was spectacular.
Did Paloma mention that I'm an award-winning, world-renowned pastry chef? In that scene, Donovan and I share one of my famous Chocolate Lava Cakes. They’re my sisters’ favorite dessert. They love them so much that I always makes batches of seven so there’s one for each of my sisters... Layla, Eloise, Gemma, Amelia, Sadie and Grace. 

Why not try my recipe for the special people in your lives?

Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes
Yields:  Seven (7) Servings
Ingredients:

·         1 1/2 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Baking Bars
·         2 eggs
·         1/4 cup heavy cream
·         8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
·         2 egg yolks
·         1/3 cup sugar
·         1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
·         1/4 cup cake flour

Directions:
For lava centers, melt 2 ounces of chocolate (1/2 a baking bar) and cream in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Form into 7 balls; refrigerate until needed.

For cakes, heat oven to 400°F. Spray seven 4-ounce custard cups with cooking spray. Melt 4 ounces of chocolate (recommend Ghirardelli baking bar) and butter in double boiler. Whisk gently to blend. With electric mixer, whisk eggs, yolks, sugar, and vanilla on high speed for 5 minutes or until thickened. Fold melted chocolate mixture and flour into egg mixture. Spoon cake batter into custard cups. Place a chocolate ball in middle of each.

Bake approximately 15 minutes. Cake should be firm to touch. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Run a small, sharp knife around inside of each custard cup, place a plate on top, flip and remove. To make it pretty, garnish with raspberries or strawberries and a spoonful of whipped cream.

Vanished Pride
Series: Seven Sin Sisters Series, Book Four
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Elements: Adult language/ Explicit Sex/ Consensual Adult Spanking

Seven sisters are entwined in a legacy that calls to each of them, one by one, to find their mates from the Valendite Breed, a group of near-immortal men, and secure their place in history. The trouble now is Paige, a professional pastry chef, who has too much pride to go down easily. When confronted by her mate, she first convinces him to wait.
Donovan agrees to Paige’s plan until things around him start to go wrong. He’s losing his concentration, making mistakes on critical missions for the Terrorist Elimination Unit (TEU), and now he’s assigned as Paige’s bodyguard while she prepares to compete in an International Baking Competition.
Donovan’s only weakness is his need for a mate to carry on the Breed. Now that he’s found Paige, the time has come for him to claim his mate. Taking Paige in hand might be the only choice he has as forces continue to mount against the Breed. Their Pronouncement will need to be sooner rather than later and it’s up to Donovan to convince Paige.

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