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Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes!  Every Thursday I will introduce you to a new author and a new recipe!  Two of my favorite things!  This week I am bringing you author, Lia Davis, and her recipe for Creamy Mushroom Sauce along with an introduction to her book, Ravished Before Sunrise.  Please join me in welcoming Lia and savor her recipe for Creamy Mushroom Sauce as you read about her new book!


Thank you so much, Jennifer, for having me over to share my recipe. I love mushrooms, especially as a creamy sauce served over steak. So I had searched recipes and played around in the kitchen until I came up with my version. I’ve also included an excerpt from RAVISHED BEFORE SUNRISE to go with the recipe. 😉 Enjoy!


Creamy Mushroom Sauce

 8oz (1 cup) sliced baby portabella mushrooms

1 small onion, diced

1 tsp minced garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp lemon juice

2 tbsp of Philadelphia cooking cream

Salt and pepper to taste

-In a sauce pan, add olive oil, onions and garlic. Cook until onions are tender. Add rest of ingredients and cook until sauce thickens.

Note: This is an adapted recipe and all measurements are estimated. The baby portabellas can be substituted with 2 or three large ones, chopped, depending on the amount of mushrooms you like.


Ravished Before Sunrise


Lia Davis


Born with the unusual ability to see what truly lies in the shadows, Emalee Black is stuck between two worlds, the paranormal and the human. Neither one accepts or understands her and she’s forced to live a quiet, boring life in hiding. When her best friend mentions 1Night Stand dating service, Ema chooses a role-playing adventure straight out of her romantic fantasies. She’s to hunt her very own vampire and have her wicked way him.

Vampire Darian Wyman is surprised when his daughter signs him up for a one-night stand with an exclusive matching agency. At first he’s appalled by the idea, but as he reads the details of the date he becomes intrigued. For one night he will get away from the life he has long grown tired of to be hunted and captured by a would-be huntress. But he has plans of his own for his little vixen.

However, when Darian discovers the truth about Ema’s inhuman abilities, the date could end before it gets started.


He released her and picked up the fork, scooped up a bite of mashed potatoes, and held it in front of her. The smell of fresh herbs and butter tantalized her nose and made her mouth water. Darian laid the creamy goodness on her tongue. She savored the favors.

When he refilled the fork, she placed a hand on his. “I can feed myself.”

A flash of hurt crossed his face, but was gone in an instant. “Let me. It pleasures me to do so.”

The mating thing?”

He nodded and offered her another bite. “Yes. For my kind, to find two in one lifetime is rare.”

She choked. “A second? Whoa, wait a minute. I don’t date married men.” She scooted her chair back, but he latched onto the seat.

“I’m widowed. Alexis died when our daughter was ten….” His shoulders slumped and she longed to comfort him.

Still she needed to know. “How long ago?”

“One hundred and forty-two years.”

Ema opened her mouth, and then closed it. She shouldn’t be surprised. Vampires lived a very long time. Besides, this was a one-night stand, despite his claims of being her mate. She didn’t have the right to be jealous, so she changed the subject. “What do you know about sex demons?”

He cut a piece of steak, topped with a creamy mushroom sauce. “Full blooded succubi live off life energy much like vampires do blood. There are many ways they can drain their host, sex being the most effective. Other ways are through touch and kissing.”

“What about half-breeds?”


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About Lia:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special, equally different kitty cats. She’s a wife to her soul mate, who drives her crazy during editing/revisions. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very activity imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She only recently became serious about publishing her work and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is a stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world she created, leaving the day job where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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