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, Kristina Knight, and her recipe for Kristina’s Vacation Mudslides along with an introduction to her contemporary romance, Mr. Right Now. Please join me in welcoming Kristina and savor her recipe for Mudslides as you read about her new book!
Hi, Jennifer! Thank you so much for having me over today to celebrate the release of my new contemporary romance MR RIGHT NOW! I had such a great time ‘vacationing’ with Casey, Mason and the cast of characters they run into on the cruise ship. Cruising is one of my favorite things to do because there is so much you can do (or not, if you’d prefer to just lounge by the pool).
What I especially love about cruises is the food – there are buffets with the usual fare or the fine dining rooms where you might find Caribbean Salmon or a really great Tropical Salad. And then there are the drinks: Hurricanes, Mojitos, Rum-and-Whatevers. Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite drinks – which can be made with or without the alcohol but will always take you on a mini vacation!
Kristina’s Vacation Mudslides
Chocolate Syrup to taste
Whipped Cream to taste (if wanted)
½ ounce Vodka (if you want the alcoholic version)
2 oounces Bailey’s Irish Cream (I like the kind with a hint of coffee
1 cup of ice (or ice cream, if you want it more like a shake)
Swirl the chocolate syrup along the inside of your glass in a swirl pattern. Blend together the Baileys, Vodka and ice/ice cream on low speed. Once blended, add to your glass. You can garnish with another dollop of chocolate syrup or whipped cream. Enjoy!
The wrong guy might be just right for her. When her celebrity boyfriend of three years dumps her and claims he’s now gay, unlucky-in-love author Casey Cash decides to get out of New York. A cruise seems like the perfect escape: everyone onboard will be locked away from television, newspapers and internet gossip pages, allowing her some much needed relaxation. There’s only one problem: her oh-so-helpful agent has hired a male escort for her…and a big NYC paper has sent a pesky reporter on-board, vowing to get the dirt.
Mason Drury doesn’t want to write an expose on Casey, but he’s in a bind. After a source flipped on him, he’s persona non grata at his newspaper. Celebrity trash or not, this story will put him back on top. Too bad he finds himself breaking the first rule of reporting by getting attached to his subject and letting bias influence his story. Casey’s much more interested in sexy Mason than the annoying escort who’s bunking in her room. Mason might even have romantic potential if she can shake her well-meaning-but nosey-fans. Oh, and that reporter. She’s got to avoid him at all costs…
CONTENT WARNING: A smattering of sass, sex and a heaping happily ever after. A Lyrical Press Contemporary Romance
Casey needed things to slow down. And she desperately wanted whatever was happening to speed up. She didn’t know who Mason was. Didn’t know if he was the reporter or just some random guy. Her head said he was the reporter. Why else would he have hit on her so hard from the time she came on board? It had to be part of his plan.
But then, why would a reporter waste time talking to a random woman about her life? Setting her up with another harmless guy who would bolster her self-confidence and help her bounce back from rejection. That was something a nice guy would do. Casey wanted badly for Mason to be a nice guy. Just for a little bit.
Then she’d go back to the craziness of Tyler and figuring out who the reporter was. How to avoid him and save what was left of her reputation.
Surely her future could spare her a few more minutes with Mason Drury.
“What’s your plan?” he asked, his eyes intent on hers.
What was her plan? She knew she had one. It was a good one, too. What was it again?
He pressed his lips to hers, and she didn’t care about plans or who was following whom.
One little kiss.
What could it hurt?
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Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police—no, she wasn’t a troublemaker, she was a journalist. When the opportunity to focus a bit of energy on the stories in her head, she jumped at it. And she’s never looked back. Now she writes magazine articles by day and romance novels with spice by night. She lives on Lake Erie with her husband and daughter. Happily ever after.
Thank you for joining us for another Romance Recipes! I hope you’ll stop by next week to meet another author, try a new recipe and pick up a new book!