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One of the Kent Brothers is Coming To Print!

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I get asked a lot about my Kent Brothers series, and when these books will be available in print.

I have good news! A RARE GIFT, Book 2 of the Kent Brothers series, will be in print next month in the Holiday Kisses anthology, along with awesome holiday novellas by Shannon Stacey, HelenKay Dimon and Alison Kent.

You can preorder Holiday Kisses here:

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A RARE GIFT Releases!

I’m so thrilled to announce A RARE GIFT, Book 2 of the Kent Brothers series, has released from Carina Press!

You can purchase A RARE GIFT from Carina Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Books on Board, or your favorite online retailer.

The book is also packaged as a holiday collection along with the novellas from Shannon Stacey, HelenKay Dimon and Alison Kent. You can purchase HOLIDAY KISSES from Carina Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books on Board, or your favorite online retailer.

I hope you enjoy the book!

A Look Inside CHANGING THE GAME

I love to cook. I don’t always have time to cook, what with deadlines and all, but I do love to cook. Two of my favorite things to eat are seafood and pasta.

If you’ve read my books, you’ll notice my characters are usually eating. Hey, I like to eat. My characters should eat too, right? There’s usually always a kitchen or cooking scene in my books somewhere, or maybe a restaurant scene. I dig food.

One of the things I came up with while writing Changing the Game was that Gavin is a cook. Not just a cook, but a great cook. I found this recipe for Pan Seared Salmon Pasta with Spinach, and not only did I want to fix it, I wanted Gavin to fix it for Liz. So he did. Step by step. Liz loved it. In fact, it gave Liz a lightbulb moment and an idea Gavin wasn’t too fond of. You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens.

In the meantime, here’s the recipe. If you make this dish, let me know what you think!

This recipe is a permanent fixture on my website, in the Look Inside The Book feature. The link is here.

Pan-Seared Salmon Pasta with Spinach

(adapted from the Paupered Chef)

Note: The Paupered Chef site has nice step by step photos of the prep and cooking process for this dish. Really awesome!

Ingredients:
8 oz salmon fillet – The size depends on how many you’re feeding. If this is a romantic meal for two, about 8 oz will do.
Fresh spinach (not the frozen boxed stuff)
1 cup heavy cream
Small handful of parsley
3 tablespoons of butter
1/2 pound of pasta (or more if you’re cooking for more people…you be the judge.
Zest of one lemon
Salt and Pepper to taste
Again, this recipe serves 2, but can be adapted for more

Fill a large pot with water and turn it on high for the pasta so you’ll be ready to cook the pasta. This meal cooks fast and you don’t want to sit around and wait for the pasta to cook. Add salt. If the water boils before you’re ready to put in the pasta, turn the heat down.

Melt the butter in a pan set on medium-high. Once the butter has completely melted, foams, and begins to turn a little brown, take the fish and place it in the pan flesh side down.

Sauté the fish for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the skin has nice coloring. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes until the middle has lost much of its redness. Don’t worry about cooking it until completely done, since the fish will be placed into the sauce later in the recipe and will finish cooking if need be. You’re developing a nice crust in this stage. When ready, remove the fish and place it on a cutting board.

Remove the zest from one lemon. You can use a grate or microplane to do this. Vegetable peelers work, too–make sure to use only the yellow skin and not the bitter white layer beneath it. Finely chop a handful of parsley.

Place a little more butter in the same pan as you cooked the fish, and throw in the spinach. It will seem like a ton of spinach, but it will dramatically shrink in a few minutes.

Once the spinach has condensed by half, throw in the lemon zest. Now is a good time to check the pot of boiling water, as the rest of the recipe will be done in 10 minutes. If ready, throw in the pasta.

Once the spinach looks wilted, pour the heavy cream into the pan and let it reduce for a few minutes, depending on how far along your pasta is.

Meanwhile, remove the skin from the back of the salmon (if the salmon you bought has skin on the back). It is easy to remove once it has been cooked. You can use a fork or a knife, but it’s pretty easy to do it with your fingers. Be sure to get all the skin off.

Flake the fish into bite sized chunks.

Place the salmon back into the pan, then toss in a handful of parsley.

Drain the cooked pasta, and dump it into the pan. Toss it with a pair of tongs and serve right away.

I like this recipe with warm bread and a side salad. Delicious!

Blog Hiatus

Just a note to let you all know that my blog will be going on a short hiatus while my web designers move all my archived blog posts from my current site to the soon-to-be-brand-new-website. As soon as I unveil the new website (hopefully very soon!!!) I’ll be back on the blog.

See you soon!!

Riding The Night News! And A Giveaway

I found out last week that RIDING THE NIGHT has been nominated for an RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award! Thank you RT!!! :glee:
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I’m so excited by this news that I’m going to give away a copy of RIDING THE NIGHT!

To enter, tell me what you’re currently reading.

I’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, so be sure to come back on Wednesday to see if you’ve won. Contest is open to International readers. Void where prohibited. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

Snippet Saturday

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Welcome to Snippet Saturday, where authors share snippets of their work.

This week we’re doing emotional scenes. And hey, isn’t that what romance is all about? Emotion? Fun stuff!

Here’s a scene from RIDING WILD, the first book in my Wild Riders series. Mac and Lily have a past…and ten years of emotional baggage to wade through together.

Hope you enjoy!

He pulled away from her embrace. “You have to trust me on this, Lily.”

She hooked her thumbs in the belt loops of her jeans and blew out a breath of utter frustration. She’d held enough inside. “I want to trust you. God, you have no idea how much I want to. After what Jessie told me about you, I know you care about people. I know you wouldn’t deliberately do anything to harm millions of people.”

“You’re right.”

“Then why can’t you have enough faith in me to talk to me? Why is that so hard to do? Why has it always been so hard for you to be straight with me?”

He brushed his fingers through his hair. “It’s too dangerous for you to know.”

“Bullshit. It’s too dangerous for me to be with you. You didn’t have any trouble dragging me along, though.”
He didn’t answer her. Of course he didn’t, because there was no answer. “This is just like ten years ago.” The reality of it slapped her across the face like an ice cold hand.

He frowned. “What?”

“Ten years ago, you pushed me away. You didn’t trust me.”

He shook his head. “No, you’re the one who thinks I’m going to sell the virus to some terrorist organization. The issue of trust is with you, Lily.”

“Is it? Ten years ago you didn’t believe in my feelings for you, or my faith in you. You didn’t trust that I knew what I was doing when I said I loved you and wanted to be with you. You always thought you knew what was best for me. You thought you knew better than I did. Just like now.”

“That’s not true.”

His voice went low and he looked away, no longer meeting her eyes. She knew Mac. That meant he was lying.
Why did this have to happen? Every time they got close something happened to pull them apart. Maybe they weren’t meant to be together. Her head knew that. Logic told her that. She was on the good side of law enforcement. Mac was…God only knew what he was, but he wasn’t eager to share it with her, and that meant trouble.

Maybe it was time her heart caught up to cold reality. They had great chemistry together, but beyond that, they couldn’t sustain more than a couple hours worth of happiness without it dissolving into an argument. They were polar opposites in thinking and values.

Maybe her father had been right all those years ago. She and Mac didn’t belong together. They had nothing in common, no shared belief systems.

He didn’t believe in her.

And right now, she didn’t believe in him.

She went to the door and threw open the dead bolt. Mac’s hand covered hers.

“Where are you going?”

“Out. The air in here is stifling.”

“Then we go together. I don’t want you to go out there alone.”

She half turned, making sure he could read the expression on her face.

“You don’t trust me. You’re not being solicitous or looking out for my welfare. You just think I’m going to find the nearest phone and turn you in.” She pivoted all the way around. “I could have done that the night at the museum, you know.”

At his wide-eyed look, she nodded. “Oh yeah. I saw you break in. My hand was on my cell phone. I could have had the cops there waiting the moment you stepped out of the museum with the artifact in your hand.”

He stared at her, a dumbfounded expression on his face.

“Why didn’t you?”

She blinked back the welling tears, refusing to let him see her cry. “Because instinctively I knew it was you. The sounds of the motorcycle, something about the way you stood. My heart told me it was you. I compromised my job, probably my career, for you. Because I couldn’t bear to see you fail. How stupid was that?”

She turned and walked out the door.

This time, Mac didn’t follow.

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