Saturday, April 25, 2015

Feel the Foodie love! Yes Chef, No Chef, The Bake off & Baking Love.

My husband and I like to watch Food Network  and Cooking Channel shows. We like Guy's Grocery Games, we rooted on the home cooks in All Star Academy and enjoy the banter between Ted Allen and the judges on Chopped. And now British author, Susan Willis mixes in the ingredient that's supposed to go into all good cooking: love. She also adds enough spice and heat to make it delicious. How does she do this without even cracking an egg?

Yes Chef, No Chef:
Can kneading bread dough be romantic when your man is behind you nibbling at your ear?
And is it always bad manners to refuse an invite into your hunky neighbour's greenhouse to examine his glorious courgettes? Those are just two of the issues Katie has to wrestle with in this sparkling romantic book from Susan Willis. When Katie's partner Tim lands a dream job as the head chef at a smart London restaurant, he suddenly changes. From the sweet-natured, food loving guy she fell for, he becomes unbearably arrogant. 'Yes Chef, No Chef' respond his cowed assistants as he barks orders at them across a steamy kitchen.
But when he starts thinking he can treat Katie like that as well, she won't stand for it. After a huge row, she walks out on him. With the help of her two close friends she rebuilds her single life, starts a catering business -- and soon discovers she can make a huge success of it.
As the business grows and grows, Tim realises what he has lost when he let her go.
But when he wants her back, Katie does not know what to do.
Will she say 'Yes, Chef.' Or 'No, Chef...' Here is the Amazon U.S. link:
 http://amzn.to/1brG5nk
What high profile chef does Tim remind you of? I think of Hell's Kitchen. You figure out who.

And now, a treat in honor of all of those TV cooking competition contestants! When  I think of the good looking cooking show host, I think of Aaron Sanchez or Curtis Stone. Sorry, Alton Brown!

The Bake Off: 

















Nicola can't believe it when she is invited to appear in the regional television competition of The Bake Off. Still reeling over her husband leaving her for a slim, pretty twenty-something, she feels her competitive side flair when she meets her main rival - a stunning, skinny, twenty-four year old called Gemma.
Nicola is sure that the jaw-dropping gorgeous presenter, David Chambers, is flirting with her - but she has noticed he has his eye on Gemma as well.
He may be attracted to Gemma's pert figure and flirty laugh, but he can't resist Nicola's delicious cooking.

Is David, our local Foodie as charming as he seems? Or will someone else catch her eye...?
Can Nicola beat off the rest of the competition in The Bake Off? Will she win first prize... and her man?
The Amazon U.S. link: http://amzn.to/1ECvWSe

Baking Love:

Michelle has her hands full. With a teenage daughter to raise, an ex husband to deal with and a bakery to run, she has no time to focus on herself.

In fact for the last two years Michelle has put her heart and soul into her bakery and her new life and the business is going from strength to strength.

Now it’s time to focus on herself. After two years of solid work, Michelle is determined to find time for love after meeting handsome stranger Gregg Davidson.

Gregg is gorgeous, funny and seems to be completely smitten with her. So why does Michelle feel he is holding something back?

Little does she know that Gregg has a secret that threatens not only their relationship but everything she has worked so hard to create. She is about to find out that making love is a lot more complicated than baking love.

The U.S. Amazon link: 

Susan Willis lives in the North East of England. For 15 years she has worked as a food-product development manager. She has written three novels, 'Yes Chef, No Chef', 'Love on a Plate' and 'A Taste of Love', and a novella, 'Baking Love', all of which were best-sellers. 

Explore her website here: http://www.susanwillis.co.uk/


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Raymond Bolton's D.E.A.R.sale - Last day is tomorrow!

What is a D.E.A.R. sale? It's a Drop Everything And Read sale! Raymond Bolton's Thought Gazer (The Ydron Saga Book 2) is one of the many Fantasy & Sci Fi Network's books available for 99 cents today and tomorrow.
What is Thought Gazer about?
Everyone who touches you transforms you, if only a little. But if you enter their minds, think what they have thought, in effect do what they have done, how complete will that transformation be? 
The warlord, Hath Kael, kidnaps Darva, an opposing warlord’s sister, to force her brother to surrender. When Bedistai, from a tribe of hunters, foils the abduction and undertakes Darva’s return, Kael recruits Peniff, a telepath, to locate the two. Peniff’s talent makes him a fine weapon in anyone’s arsenal, and Kael ensures his cooperation by holding his wife and children hostage. But Peniff, a good man, refuses to play the game and instead comes to the couple’s aid. 
This is the story of a man, in all other ways ordinary, rising above his fears to do what is morally right. Make no mistake about it, his power is considerable. But can he rescue his family before his betrayal comes to light? Moreover, what will he become before his journey is over? 
Thought Gazer, the second volume of The Ydron Saga, is the first book of Awakening's prequel trilogy.
Want to check it out? You'll be promoting literacy! Click here:
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Monday, April 6, 2015

How to Stay Married (and be entertained at the same time)!

How To Stay Married ebookAnyone who is married or planning to be could use a few laughs on the subject. Mary-Lou Stephens has it covered.
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Do you dream of finding the right person to spend your life with? Are you in a strong relationship already and want to keep it that way? Or perhaps your marriage is a little tarnished and you hope to make it shine again? You’ve come to the right place.
While How to Stay Married isn’t your regular ‘how-to’ book, it is about creating the kind of relationship you want. This is the story of a marriage; a journey from fear, resentment and financial devastation, to a place of love, joy and trust.
Mary-Lou Stephen’s first book Sex, Drugs and Meditation chronicled how meditation changed her life, saved her job and helped her find a husband. How To Stay Married, is the truth behind the happy ending.
How to Stay Married takes us around the world; from the glitter and glare of Las Vegas to the sub-zero temperatures of the French Alps and the tropical heat of Thailand, all with cabin luggage only. The discoveries Mary-Lou makes regarding herself and her marriage are a modern day parable about learning to travel light in life, love and relationships.
Want to check out her books and get free stuff? Click here and get a Hello from Mary-Lou: http://maryloustephens.com.au/