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Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes! Every Thursday and Friday I will introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! This week I am bringing you author, Sheri Fredricks, and her recipe for Tequila Salad along with an introduction to her modern mythic romance, Remedy Maker. Please join me in welcoming Sheri and savor her recipe for Tequila Salad as you read about her new book!

As a special treat, Sheri is giving away a Swag Pack to one lucky commenter so be sure to leave your EMAIL with your comment for a chance to win!!!

 

In Remedy Maker, there’s a notorious bar called the Three Legged Mare. If they served food, this recipe might be on their menu:

Tequila Salad

Dressing:

* ¼ C orange juice

* ¼ C vegetable oil

3 Tbsp Tequila – preferably gold

2 Tbsp lime juice

2 tsp honey

1 garlic clove

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Salad:

Whatever type of lettuce or watercress you like

2 tangerines or 1 small orange, sectioned, membranes removed, and sections halved

¾ C diced jicama (optional)

½ C thin sliced red radishes

¼ C sliced green onion

Preparation:

To make the dressing, combine the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. While blending, take a shot of tequila.

In a serving bowl, toss the lettuce or watercress with enough dressing to coat well. Toss with remaining ingredients and service immediately with additional dressing and a shot of tequila on the side.

Serves 4

(note) I always double the recipe, so feel free to take two shots of tequila!

 

Blurb:

Man by day, Centaur by night, Rhycious is a remedy maker who needs his own healing.

He’s the royal physician, famous for his cures. War and posttraumatic stress disorder has broken his spirit, preventing him from finding true happiness. Then a direct order from the queen to investigate an uprising forces him out of his secluded cabin at the edge of the forest.

Patience is an optimistic, good-natured Wood Nymph who works as a mediator to ensure harmony within the Nymph sector.

Environmental pollution in the aquifer stream that feeds the taproot tree of her heart is slowly killing her. Resigned to the fact she will not live long, she sets out to discover the mysterious disappearance of her sister. Experience has taught her to deny herself the love of a male, but the gruff Centaur is different. He doesn’t push his expectations on her, only his healing nature.

When Rhycious loses his grip on reality, he believes his inability to control his disorder will drive Patience away. Nevertheless, desire flares, and Patience draws him close. Kidnapping and betrayal turn their mythic joint venture into a deadly bout.

Will their love endure when survival hinges on trusting each other?

 

Excerpt:

Confidence settled within him after making a decision on the next step to fulfill his ruler’s wishes. He leaned toward the radio, flipped the switch, and let the music roll over him while he set about making coffee in the stovetop percolator.

The twenty-first century was by far his favorite time to live. Natural cure innovations abounded, and the music jammed. Nodding in time to the deep bass thump, Kid Rock rapped out his wish to be a cowboy. Rhy tapped his toe on the wooden floor and swung his shoulders to the steady rhythm.

A little coffee, some discussion and bargaining, and I’m good to go.

Patience took hesitant steps out of the bedroom with bare feet. She cleared her throat. “Good morning.”

Gods.

Sleep creased her face, and her hair lay mussed and wild about her shoulders. Heat coiled low in his belly; his scrotum tightened inside his pants.

He was in deep shit.

In his waking mind, the plan seemed so easy. None of the sexy details were filled in. Now, with her standing in front of him looking like she’d been tumbled hard in the sack, all he could think of was . . . getting hard in the sack!

Fuck.

No! Not that word.

Glorious brown hair, liberally streaked with auburn, floated in waves over her shoulders and cascaded down her back. He watched her like a slow motion movie. She lifted her hands and pushed the heap away from her face, her breasts jiggling with maddening temptation.

“Hey there.” He grabbed open the lower door of the cold box and hid behind it, adjusting himself through his jeans. Guileless, her innocent eyes held no condemnation for his Centaur breeding.

Patience was born decades after the last arrow flew in hatred. Her people had committed horrendous crimes, but he had murdered as well. He was the villain here, not her. The proof stood right before his eyes, looking so damn beautiful—a felony on two legs.

 

Meet Sheri:

Always on the hunt for the uncommon things in life, author Sheri Fredricks thrives on creating adventures in her mythological kingdom for her readers.

A former engineering secretary, Sheri lives on the beautiful central coast of California. “I wanted to move away from inflexible right angles and create an unboxed world with no boundaries.” A voracious reader since her early years, Sheri found her brain crowded with stories and characters of her own. “Ultimately,” she says, “my husband encouraged me to write them all down.”

Sheri loves to spend time at home. A computer hutch keeps her focused on creating stories, but the panoramic view of life on a ranch will call her outside to play in the sun.

 

Buy the book:

Remedy Maker is available at:

Amazon – Ebook: http://is.gd/sktnSH, Print: http://is.gd/s03Lhi

 

Find Sheri:

My Website : www.sherifredricks.com

Blogging At : http://sherifredricks.blogspot.com/

Twitter:        http://twitter.com/Sheri_Fredricks

Facebook:     http://www.Facebook.com/SheriFredricks

Google+:      http://gplus.to/Sheri Fredricks

Goodreads:    www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomsheri_fredricks

Amazon Author Info: http://is.gd/5nSWI9

Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipe! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and read a new book!

 

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