As much as I love Cover Reveals, I love giveaways and contests. Makes it feels like Christmas :)
Earlier this month, I joined my Entangled family in a Holiday Hop for Valentine's Day where I offered up a Taste of New Orleans chocolate gift basket, inspired by my upcoming adult romance A Taste of Heat, which is set in my hometown.
The first winner unfortunately never got back to me (*sad face*.. this box looks good) but I've sent off the goodness to the new official winner....
Congratulations Catherine Lee!!
I hope you enjoy this box containing Original Creamy Pralines, Assorted Tortues, Almond Toffee, and Mississippi Mud. I have to admit, I'm quite jealous ;)
Yesterday, I gave a sneak peek at my upcoming YA time travel romance, A Tale of Two Centuries, and now I'd like to leave you with a sneak peek at my Adult Contemporary romance coming this summer, Taste The Heat.
As I said above, this story is set in a fictional town near New Orleans, where I grew up. Cajun heritage, music, and family all play a huge part in this book, but the food is almost a secondary character. And since this was a foodie giveaway, I chose an excerpt that highlights just that:
So the memories continued with each new taste. The crunch of fried crawfish tails, the velvet tenderness of the linguine. The tang of the garlic and the smoke of the Andouille. All brought memories of meals she’d eaten, dates she had gone on, meals she had prepared. And they brought memories of her dad. Not the bad ones this time—only the good.
As Colby closed her mouth around a forkful of etouffee, the punch of herbs and cayenne enveloped her. She was no longer in Jason’s living room, but right back in her childhood kitchen, closing her eyes as she tasted her dad’s recipe. She heard the laughter in her daddy’s thick Cajun-accented voice as he asked, “Good stuff, cher?” Her younger self giggled with a nod.
Have a fabulous day, y'all!