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TigersClaim72Hello 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! Today I am bringing you author, Lia Davis, and her recipe for Chocolate Waffles with Caramel-Banana Topping along with an introduction to her book, A Tiger’s Claim – Ashwood Falls, book 1. Please join me in welcoming Lia and savor her recipe for Chocolate Waffles with Caramel-Banana Topping as you read about her new book!

Lia: Thanks, Jennifer for having us over today. First let me introduce everyone to Josie. She is the daughter of Travis Hunter, the hero in my latest release, A Tiger’s Claim. She is four years old, very smart, and the only four year old in shifter history who can shift at such a young age. I can’t tell you why. You’ll have to read the book to find out. *wink*

So, Josie. Chocolate waffles?

Josie: *nods her head* They’re the best. And there’s a caramel-banana topping. I like lots of that. Daddy says I drown my waffles.

Lia: you like a lot, not lots.

Josie: *scrunches up her face* sorry. I like a lot of toppings.

Lia: *smiles* Don’t apologize. I guess being a wolf-shifter you don’t have to worry too much about what you eat.

Josie: I don’t know. But since I first turned, I’m hungry all the time.

Lia: I bet. You use up a lot of energy running around in wolf form. Care to share the recipe with everyone?

Josie: Yes! Here’s the recipe. I got it from the Internet and Nana helped me print it and give it to my daddy, who cooks it for me. It’s so yummy.

Chocolate Waffles with Caramel-Banana Topping

Enjoy dessert for breakfast (or breakfast for dessert) with these decadent, quick-to-fix waffles!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 Minutes

Makes 6 Servings


½ cup packed brown sugar

¼ cup whipping cream

¼ cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 medium bananas, sliced


1 ½ cups Original Bisquick® mix

1 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened baking cocoa

¾ cup water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 eggs

In 1-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except bananas. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Gently stir in bananas until well coated. Keep warm.

Heat waffle iron. (Waffle irons without a nonstick coating may need to be brushed with vegetable oil or sprayed with cooking spray before batter for each waffle is added.) In medium bowl, stir all waffle ingredients with spoon until blended. Pour batter onto hot waffle iron. (Check manufacturer’s directions for recommended amount of batter.) Close lid of waffle iron.

Bake each waffle about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle. Serve with topping.

Makes 6 servings

This recipe was provided by Betty Crocker’s website at http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/chocolate-waffles-with-caramel-banana-topping/a71fb1ab-f8a9-4b99-a55a-d58352bb439a

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As the Alpha’s only daughter Shayna Andrews has always been treated like a rare gem, protected like royalty, and she’s suffocating.  Her longing to be independent has driven her to sneak out one evening after dinner. After relishing in being able to run free without an escort, she finds herself face-to-face with the enemy, miles from home, and nearly loses her life until a lone wolf comes to her aid.

Travis Hunter’s main objective is to destroy the Onyx Pack—a group of drug using, murdering rogue shifters. His seek-and-destroy plans are put on hold when he rescues a female from a brutal attack. The beautifully exotic tiger shifter, Shayna, stirs a passion he thought died with his long-lost mate.

When Shay’s first heat cycle slams into her, Travis has no choice but to submit to her needs—and his own. But there is always a price to sleeping with the Pack princess. Not only will they have to face her Pack, Shay and Travis will have to deal with a mating that is beyond a single night and could have consequences more than either of them had thought. And when Travis finds out Shay wears the enemy’s brand, things will go from bad to worse.

Warning: One alpha female who doesn’t take no for an answer, a wolf with more on the line than just his heart, and a combustible attraction that’s sure to cause more than one sweaty night.


Find it on:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ARe | Kobo

Find it in Print (also includes the prequel, Winter Eve):

eStore | Amazon


It took ten minutes too long to reach his small one-bedroom cabin. Once inside, he carried her straight to the bedroom, flung the comforter back, and laid the female on his bed. As soon as her leg touched the mattress, she groaned in pain. Frowning, he walked to his dresser, grabbed a pair of joggers, and put them on.

He went back to the bed and sat down next to her, jarring her hip. Another painful groan made him pause. He lifted her sweater to undo her jeans so he could look at the wound. When he touched the button, she flung opened her eyes, screamed, and swung her arms wildly.

Damn it.

He fought with her for a few seconds before he got hold of her arms and pinned them to the bed. “I’m not going to hurt you.”

Her eyes held a wild fear he hoped never to see in a female again. The claw marks etched into both her cheeks fueled his fury more. He breathed in then out slowly.

Calm down before you scare her more than she already is.

“My name is Travis Hunter. You’re safe.”

She blinked then looked around the room. “Where…am I?”

He growled low in his throat. The tremor in her voice cut through him. “My home.”

She tried to break from his hold, and he tightened his grip. “You’re safe. I killed the rogues.”

The woman stilled and searched his face, the wildness still heavy in her blue eyes. “You’re a wolf.”

He smiled and nodded. “And you’re a tiger.”

“A white tiger.”

To match her white-blond hair. “And a beautiful one.”

Meet Lia:

Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and two very special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, a paranormal romance author, graphic designer, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. 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 ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing and designing are stress relievers that allow her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

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

Find Lia:

Author website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | G+

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