Christmas in Whispering Cove
Cathryn Fox, Nikki Duncan and Mackenzie McKade
There is nothing like celebrating Christmas in the quaint fishing village known as Whispering Cove, a place where everyone knows everyone and the granddads are always scheming…and always getting in to trouble. Trouble or not, every few months, these rum drinking granddads set their sights on couples they want to hook up, placing bets on who will get their couples together first and using every trick in the book to make it happen!! After all, there is a case of rum involved!!
This year they’re having all kinds of fun in Silk, Stockings and Serenades! And oh, the trouble the three find themselves in this time around!
Today, Tabby McGrath (nee Taylor) from BOLD, Dani Mitchell (nee Kent) from WICKED, and Lila Carver (nee Sheppard) from SILK are here to share some of their favorite Christmas recipes!
Tabby’s favorite get together recipe is Spinach Dip, and she says it’s easy to whip up in a hurry!
1 pkg of Knorr’s Vegetable Soup
16 oz of sour cream
16 oz of mayo
1 can of water chestnuts (chopped)
4-6 green onions (chopped)
1 pkg of frozen spinach (thawed and drained)
Mix all together. Serve with sliced baguettes or French bread or in a bread bowl.
Doctor Dani is here to prescribe a delicious Peppermint Hot Chocolate.
Over a low heat, melt semisweet chocolate chip morsels into milk and cook until it steamy. Top the hot chocolate with a squirt of whipped cream and drizzle crushed peppermints over the cream. For the adults in the group, add a medicinal dose of Peppermint Schnapps or Dark Crème de Menthe.
Chef Lila’s favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin rum pudding with Rum sauce (a granddad favorite!)
I Tlbs butter
10 cups of challah loaf cut into cubes, about one inch.
2 egg yolk.
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups milk
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar, I prefer the light.
1 Tlbs pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp vanilla
¼ cup dark rum (that’s what makes it a granddad fav!)
¼ tsp salt
6 large egg yolks
6 tablespoon(s) sugar
1 cup) heavy cream
1 cup) milk
1 tlbs vanilla
1 tlbs dark rum
Make the Bread Pudding: Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with butter.
Bake bread cubes in a roasting pan, tossing several times, 15 to 20 minutes or until bread feels dry and slightly firm. Transfer cubes to a large bowl. Turn off oven.
In another bowl, whisk eggs, cream, milk, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, pumpkin-pie spice, vanilla, rum, and salt. Add bread cubes, tossing to coat. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish. Cover; chill overnight.
Heat oven to 350°F. Place baking dish in a roasting pan and pour enough boiling water into roasting pan to come halfway up sides of dish. Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife tests clean. Let cool in pan on a wire rack until warm. Dust with confectioners’ sugar; serve with vanilla-rum custard sauce.
Make Rum Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar, about 3 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, heat cream and milk over medium heat until bubbles form around the edge. Slowly whisk cream mixture into yolk mixture; pour back into saucepan. Heat over medium-low, stirring constantly, until sauce coats back of a spoon, 3 to 4 minutes or to 170°F. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and rum. Strain through a fine sieve into a bowl. Serve warm or cold.
WILD, WET, and WICKED in Whispering Cove
BURNED, BOLD and BRAZEN in Whispering Cove
SILK, STOCKINGS, and SERENADES in Whispering Cove…available now.
by Cathryn Fox
Unwrap a little holiday wickedness…
Whispering Cove, Book 7
The pleasures of Christmas. Love. The two things Jon Wilson doesn’t think he deserves, thanks to a holiday accident that took his parents. Under pressure from his uncle, Jon returns to Whispering Cove for the annual festivities, but he’s counting down the hours until he can hop a Christmas Eve plane back to his Miami medical practice.
Chef Lila Sheppard left the big city and its fast-talking men for Whispering Cove, hoping to settle down with a nice, small-town boy. Until Mr. Picket Fence appears, though, she’s not opposed to a tango on the wild side. When Jon shows up—gorgeous, hot and temporary—she figures Santa delivered her Christmas present a few days early.
Soon they’re heating up cold, wintry nights, but as they get lost in each other’s arms, Lila begins to realize their brief affair has become something more. Yet she wonders if there’s enough magic in Whispering Cove to show Jon that love can heal all hearts…and that there’s only one place he belongs.
Contains enough passion to melt ice, and turn any blustery wintry night into a hot, sultry holiday.
by Mackenzie McKade
Where there’s smoke, there’s trouble.
Whispering Cove, Book 8
Tempest Sky has forgotten how to stop running, but when her RV breaks down on the way to a huge Winter Craft Show, she has no choice. Repairs require cash. Getting it means setting up shop on the spot to sell her hand-blown glass.
It’s not too surprising that one of Whispering Cove’s finest has a problem with that. Behind the sexy cop’s sizzling scrutiny, the truth is loud and clear. “Her kind” isn’t welcome here.
Officer Leo Caan can smell trouble a mile away, and it’s rolling off Miss Sky like the smoke from her RV’s blown engine. The crowds gathering around her impromptu studio are a public nuisance. Privately, her sassy, bold sexiness is an uncomfortable surprise. If he didn’t know better, he could swear he’s attracted to the woman.
Yet every time they meet—and clash—it’s like water on hot glass. Pure steam. And it’s a clear signal for the town grandfathers to gear up for a little holiday matchmaking…
Get ready for an explosion of emotions between a by-the-book police officer and a secretive runaway masquerading as a gothic chick. They might be at odds, but that doesn’t stop the sparks of their fiery passion from leading them down the same sensual path.
by Nikki Duncan
With passion this hot, it’ll be anything but a silent night.
Whispering Cove, Book 9
Aimee Smith found a home and friends in Whispering Cove. During the Fall Festival she found no-strings fun in the arms of her favorite country singer. Then her fling left town—and she discovered how much of himself he left behind.
Josh Bryan loved life on the road—until one Whispering Cove waitress ruined it. Not that he’s complaining. Before her, there were willing women at every stop, but none stayed in his mind, under his skin, or left him wanting a second taste. Not like her.
Almost fourteen months later, with Christmas festivities in full swing, Aimee’s days at the bar are long and her nights walking the floor are longer. Yet she’s never been happier, at least until Josh walks into the bar in a swirl of snow.
The truth could send him running, have him accusing her of setting a trap…or be her one chance to prove she wants him for more than just his money and fame. That is, if he’s willing to take a chance there’s something between them deeper than passion.
This title contains a waitressing mother, a serenading celebrity, snow-melting passion and a secret baby.
FEISTY, FIERY, and FLIRTY in Whispering Cove…coming Spring 2014
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