Hello and welcome to Romance Recipes where I am happy to introduce you to a new author and a new recipe! Two of my favorite things! Today I am bringing you author, Bobbi Romans, and her recipe for Twisted Southern Bar-B-Cue along with an introduction to her paranormal/fantasy romance, Under the Full Moon (Book #2 in the Swamp Magic Series). Please join me in welcoming Bobbi and savor her recipe for Twisted Southern bar-B-Cue as you read about her new book!
Twisted Southern Bar-B-Cue- For when normal…just won’t work!
As easy as it is GOOD (I didn’t’ say anything about healthy-remember that)
1-Texas Toast- Garlic or non. Depends on what you like. MUST be THICK bread though.
2-Your favorite Bar-B-Cue (though homemade is best, if needing QUICK–numerous bar-b-cues can now be found in the meat or deli sections of your local grocer.)
3-Coleslaw (Shred cabbage, mix mayo, milk and a tsp of sugar, dash of salt and pepper) until like thick gravy. Pour over cabbage, mix well.
Bake the bread as per instructions, or if none, until toasted.
Bake the steak fries (on broil) until crispy. DO NOT SALT.
Lay one slice toast down on plate, top with Coleslaw, top Coleslaw with Bar-B-Cue and arrange Steak Fries around the decadent mess. Top with another slice of toast if desired.
*Tip for making own Bar-B-Cue -the leftovers from above recipe could be used for baked potato night a day or two later. Marinate a pork butt in Italian dressing over night. Remove and put in crock pot (if working away from home) OR in stoneware bowl in oven if home. Set oven (if home) to 300. Pop in oven. In separate bowl, mix whatever bar-b-cue sauce you have (or is on sale) add, Apricot Preserves (about 1/2 cup) and 1/4th cup of honey. Mix well. About 3 hrs. into the cooking, drain the juice off the roast and pour sauce over the top. Turn oven down to 250. Continue cooking until the roast is fork shreddable. If Crockpot version, when getting home, drain roast, add sauce and turn crock pot to high for an hour or put in oven at 400 until sauce gets nice and gooey.*
Deep in the humid swamps, a sorcerous war rages. Demetrius, heir to the late Swamp Witch, hunts down the men his mother left bound by her dark magic.
Cursed to be a laughably undangerous swamp creature, armadillo shifter Damien stays deep in his cave. Well hidden and out of sight.
Until he met Grace.
Grace gave up on love ten years ago, when her fiancé, Henry, disappeared in the swamp. Yeah, she’d heard tales of swamp men, swamp witches, and cursed creatures, but she hadn’t truly believed in them.
Then she met Damien.
As enemies emerge and alliances tangle, one thing becomes clear: only the strongest will survive. Thrust together in the face of imminent danger, Grace and Damien become close, connecting in ways they’d never imagined, until a secret from the past threatens their fledgling bond.
As the future collides with the past, the duo fight to stay alive and to discover if true love really can strike twice.
Sensuality Level: Sensual
As much as she loved her niece and Moss, Grace thought they’d never leave. WhenDamien appeared from the shower, hair wet and shirt clinging to every decadent muscle, she’d nearly sighed in satisfaction. If the visual wasn’t enough to set her heart pumping, the distinct smell of male that assaulted her senses was definitely enough to set her lady bits tingling. Wild male. Grace wanted nothing more than to pounce.
Instead, she forcibly endured two more cups of friggin’ ladylike tea as Damien filled Moss in on what he’ sensed and how he’d found her. Damien vanished for a spell, and Grace caught sight of him outside with a pail and sponge. He’d cleaned the paint from her wall. Finally Beth and Moss left, but promised to return in the morning to check on her and go over plans about preventing any further attacks from Demetrius or his crew.
Great. Of all times she didn’t want guests. Or she hoped wouldn’t if her plan worked out.
“I guess I’ll leave you to get some rest.” Damien murmured as if he thought he was intruding on her personal space.
He stood silhouetted in the moonlight. They were finally alone. Just the two of them with all her naughty thoughts. Admiration stirred low in her belly at how his golden hued skin shimmered in the night’s silvery rays. As if he’d read her thoughts his lids lowered to half-mast as a predatory glimmer sparked.
He made no move toward her. She sensed he needed her to go to him. Prove she wanted him. And she did. Halfway across the distance she remembered she wore the ugly t-shirt and sweat pants and panicked at how dowdy she must appear. But that gaze of his squelched any questions of whether he wanted her.
Grace didn’t stop until their toes touched and she had to raise her head to see him.
All around them the house stood silent and dark. All except for Damien swathed in the beams from the moon. Sexy? Oh gawd, please don’t let me drool.
“You were attacked. I … uh …”
She was the one who should feel nervous, yet here she stood, toe to toe, with her swamp shifter. A shifter who had special night eyes, and an extra heightened sense of smell. There was no hiding anything from him, especially her aroused state. Wet, ready and anxious.
Time to take the situation into her own hands since he acted like she’d break if he touched her. Took her.
Grace slid her palms up his firm, slightly fuzzy chest, feeling more brazen than she had in years. When she reached his face, she forced his head down, locked eyes with him and, rising on her tiptoes, planted one on him. Thank God kissing was like riding a bicycle. Once you knew how, you never forgot. She teased his lips by tracing them with her tongue until they parted.
His gaze never left hers.
An odd rumble sounded and before she even blinked, she found herself up against her wood farmhouse table. Vague awareness of things crashing to the floor flittered through her mind, but what the hell … life was short and you only lived once. She’d learned that the hard way…
Author Bobbi Romans born and raised in the suburbs of D.C, now resides in the south with Prince Charming and her overly large, nutty family. Currently, Bobbi is hiding from her loud family in a closet as she taps away the next installment in the Swamp Magic series. Little known facts: She’s been on the Gordon Elliot show and has owned ferrets, crawdads, rats, flying squirrels and a barnyard of other animals/critters.
Available for Pre-Order (release June 17th)
Will be Available:
B & N
iTunes and numerous other ebook retailers.
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