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Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes! This week I have a special promotion for my wonderful readers! Crimson Romance is offering a few select titles for a fabulous low price of $1.99 today through November 10th! And I will be introducing you to a few of those Crimson authors and their recipes! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Stephanie Freeman, and her recipe for Willow Daniels’ Oatmeal Raisin Cookies along with an introduction to her romantic suspense, Nature of the Beast. Please join me in welcoming Stephanie and savor her recipe for Oatmeal Cookies as you read about her new book!

Dessert for Two

Willow Daniels’ Oatmeal Raisin Cookies and a Glass of Champagne

1 1/4 c. butter (2 1/2 sticks)
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt, optional

1 cup of walnuts optional
1 tsp. cinnamon, optional
1/4 tsp. nutmeg, optional
3 c. quick or old fashioned oats
1 1/2 c. raisins

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well. Stir in oats; stir in raisins.

Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-9 minutes for chewy cookies, 10-11 minutes for crisp cookies Take cookies from the oven and place on a plate. Take a bite of the cookies an chase it with a sip of champagne. The cinnamon from the cookies and the bite of the champagne are quite the aphrodisiac. Store tightly covered. Yield 4 1/2 dozen.

Note: If you spill a sip of champagne on your lover in the process. You can always chase the ice cold beverage with your tongue. J


In the heat of a kiss the world spun away. Someone wants to kill Willow Daniels. Should she trust the enigmatic night club owner or will the secrets that surround him destroy them both?


Davis stood there looking at the burned out structure. His own club sat empty across the water. The minute he’d heard about Ray’s club, he’d shut everything down and rushed over. The man was his direct competition, but none of that mattered when he saw them pulling body after body out of the ashen maw. The ones that walked out on their own looked like they’d just walked out of the belly of Hell—with the scorch and soot marks to prove it. He stripped out of his coat to cover one woman and she screamed. It wasn’t until the EMT pulled him aside that he realized what was wrong.

“Bottle of tequila burst on her. Flames latched on and continued to eat.”

“Davis, if it’s any comfort, ……” Clayton put his hand on his shoulder and gave him a reassuring squeeze.

Davis backed away from his old friend and colleague.

“How can there be any comfort in all of this? I counted nine body bags, Bobby. Nine.”

Clayton put his head down and shook it.

“Fourteen, actually. We moved some out the back to keep the press in the dark.”

“You’ve gotta realize now that this isn’t just somebody looking for a payday. People around here forked over their entire life savings. Some of them are living from hand to mouth. One hour of their businesses being closed is like a year. People are scared.”

“I hear you. The old man is working on things from his end, trying to keep the press at bay. He told me to tell anyone that asked to trust the process.”

“I take it you mean me?”

“I think the entire message was for you.”

Davis gave Clayton a black layered look before he looked back at the firemen still tossing smoldering pieces of furniture and debris from the building. Clayton leaned in and searched his eyes.

“He also told me to tell you personally not to get involved. Said something about things not going so well the last time you did.”

Davis clenched his teeth tighter and looked out across the water

“Yeah, I died,” he mumbled.

Buy the Book!

Purchasing Information for Nature of the Beast:

E-Book Form


Nature of the Beast  is  also available for purchase through the following vendors:

Barnesandnoble.com **










** Note: There is a problem with the Barnes and Noble website. Fans are unable to download the book. Barnes and Noble is working to resolve the issue. Stephanie apologizes for the inconvenience.

Author Bio:

By day, Stephanie Freeman is an educator in Baltimore, Maryland.  BY night, under the constant glow of her computer monitor, she is…..something else.  She graduated from the University of Baltimore with a degree in Professional Writing. Stephanie picked up a pen at age fourteen and has been writing ever since.

Her halting respect for libraries is evident in her work.

‘Libraries are my churches. Nothing puts me at ease faster than wandering through the stacks. It’s like having the wisdom of the ages raining down on me in whispers. The sheen that it puts on my imagination fuels everything I do from teaching to writing  and yes even washing the dishes. If ever I am wounded, if ever I am weak, I know where to go to recharge my batteries.  Libraries are my churches… always have been’

Find Stephanie:




Crimson Romance is pleased to offer these select Crimson titles, for only $1.99 on Amazon, from November 4 – 10th.

What a Texas Girl Wants by Kristina Knight

The Saint’s Devilish Deal by Kristina Knight

Under Her Spell by Eliza Daly

Brooklyn Love by Yael Levy

The Scheme of Things by Vristen Pierce

After the Fall by Morgan O’Neill

Nature of the Beast by Stephanie Freeman

Falling for Flynn by Nicola Marsh

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!