Monday, May 2, 2016

Pride Promotions present Lover On Top by Kristine Cayne and a giveaway!



Author Name: Kristine Cayne

Book Name: Lover On Top
Series: Six-Alarm Sexy
Book: Three
This book can be read as a standalone

Release Date: May 2, 2016


Blurb:

A straight firefighter discovers an irresistible attraction for his best friend’s younger brother—one that could lead to complete disaster.

A perpetual bachelor, firefighter lieutenant Hollywood Wright hops from one woman’s bed to another, searching for something he never finds. Has his father’s emotional and physical abuse somehow damaged him? Or is something else going on, something that involves the intense and uncomfortable feelings aroused by his best friend’s little brother?

Sexy-as-sin paramedic Chad Caldwell has always been out and proud. Sure, some gay-bashers are harassing him, but he’s determined to be true to himself. There’s just one problem: He’s hung up on Hollywood, his older brother’s straight best friend. When Hollywood’s apartment is damaged by fire, Chad reluctantly takes him in. Will Chad’s heart survive such close proximity to a man who’s both unattainable and everything Chad wants?
To their mutual surprise, Hollywood finds Chad and his world fascinating—and much hotter than anything he’s ever experienced. But with a rabidly homophobic father, is Hollywood doomed to die in the closet? Chad won’t accept anything less than a public relationship, no matter how amazing the sex is. Can Hollywood ever accept the man he’s always kept buried deep inside?

Pages or Words:110,000 words

Categories:Bisexual, M/M Romance, Romance

Excerpt:
Hands gripping his head, Hollywood paced back and forth between Chad and the neighboring building, like a caged lion. “I’m confused. It’s your fault. You and your tight ass. Your tattoos. And don’t get me started on your little twink boyfriend.”
“My boyfriend?” There was no way Chad could follow Hollywood’s leaps of logic.
“Fucking cowboy told me about it. You slept with Blondie. It was that same night with Candy, wasn’t it?”
Chad clenched his jaw. “Sandy.”
“Who the fuck cares?” Hollywood shouted.
“Why are you so upset?” Chad asked. “You’re straight.”
“I don’t know what the fuck I am. You’ve got me watching gay porn. Fantasizing about—” Hollywood gritted his teeth together and rubbed his face with both hands. The sound of his stubble scraping against his palms had Chad’s heartrate shooting up. Even when he was a mess, Hollywood was hot.
“What do you fantasize about?” Chad couldn’t help asking any more than he could help the rasp in his voice.
Hollywood stopped his pacing, hesitated, then advanced on Chad. Each step slow and deliberate. Chad sucked a breath into suddenly deflated lungs. Oh God. He was so fucking turned on. And what kind of slut did that make him? He didn’t know if Hollywood was going to kiss him or beat the shit out of him. All he knew was that he needed to find out.
With rough movements, Hollywood gripped the sides of Chad’s head. “I can’t think of anything except kissing you. Your lips, are they soft or hard? How would your stubble feel against my skin? What do you taste like? It’s driving me crazy.” He stared into Chad’s eyes. “You are driving me crazy.”

Buy the book: 

It is available for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.


Meet the author:

Kristine Cayne's books have won numerous awards and acclaim. Her first book, Deadly Obsession, was an RT Book Reviews Top Pick and won Best Romance in the 2012 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. Her second book, Deadly Addiction, won two awards at the 2014 eFestival of Words and 1st place in the INDIE Awards, Romantic Suspense Category (a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contests).

Her book Under His Command won Best BDSM Romance at the 2012 Sizzling Awards and was a finalist in the 2013 eFestival of Words and 2013 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards, and her book Everything Bared was a finalist in the Erotic category of the I Heart Indie awards.

To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website, www.kristinecayne.com.


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Publisher: Kristine Cayne
Cover Artist: Judi Fennell


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Friday, April 29, 2016

Finicky Friday - Simple Hamburger Stroganoff


Hey everyone, I thought it would be cool to post some recipes I had found online. I’m going to *try* to do some of these beforehand, but I’m sure there’ll be times I won't. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)



Simple Hamburger Stroganoff

Recipe by: Jessica “I've always loved the taste of a good Stroganoff, but I hated the expense and preparation of beef tips or steak or roast beef to make it. So I created my own creamy Stroganoff.”


Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles

1 pound lean ground beef

1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

1 (6 ounce) can chopped mushrooms, with liquid

1/2 cup milk

1 (8 ounce) container sour cream 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup



Directions

Prep: 20 m

Cook: 10 m

Ready In: 30 m

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. 

In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no pink shows, about 5 minutes; drain fat. 

Mix brown gravy, cream cheese, and mushrooms with hamburger, stirring until cream cheese melts. 

Add milk, sour cream, and mushroom soup to cooked pasta. Blend hamburger mixture with pasta.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Edits on It Takes Two to Tango and me babbling lol

So, yay, I got the first round of edits on Tango. Those are due May 2. The grammar part of the edits are done, so now I'm focusing on the rewrites. It's kinda funny--the things I thought *might* be problematic... turned out not to be. The things I *thought* I had covered... yeah, not so much.

*insert sarcastic yay here* Yeah, not looking forward to that part. I hate rewrites. Okay, I don't actually hate rewrites, but it can be a pain trying to figure out where to insert certain things that need to be inserted and then making sure nothing else changed because of your rewrites. And, of course, I always seem to miss something lol.


Also, my first editor, who is Nan, deserves a medal. Seriously. She's been with me for a while now, and has stayed  even after seeing my inability to figure out where the ever-loving fuck a comma goes lol.  *Grin* the reason I thought of that saying is because Remi wears a T-shirt in the book with that saying on it. So see? I'm trying *not* to be a psycho!

Anyway... in other news, I'm waiting on the cover for Bound by Fate. Just as soon as I get that, it'll be released. I'm not sure I'm going to do pre-orders. I don't really see the point. Ah well, we'll just have to wait and see. :)

I haven't been around much on social media the past couple of days because it's time to clean up the front flowerbeds and do whatever planting, like shrubs, I need to do. So now everything hurts LOL, but hey, the view from my front windows are awesome. Kitty is impressed. ;) Also got all of the hummingbird feeders hung up too. The hummingbirds are impressed.

LOL.

The ducks, on the other hand, don't give a shit as long as they get fed. Typical, lol.

~M

Friday, April 22, 2016

Finicky Friday - Mexican Strawberry Water



Hey everyone, I thought it would be cool to post some recipes I had found online. I’m going to *try* to do some of these beforehand, but I’m sure there’ll be times I won't. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)





Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

Recipe by: Olivia "Fresh fruit waters, or Aguas de Frutas, made with crushed or blended fruit are a common and popular drink all over Mexico. This recipe is extremely flavorful and refreshing, especially when fresh strawberries are in season."

Time: 4 h 25 m (prep is only 25 minutes)
10 servings
100 cals


Ingredients
4 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup white sugar
8 cups cold water
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges (optional)
8 fresh mint sprigs (optional)


Directions
In a medium bowl, mix together sliced strawberries, sugar, and 1 cup of water. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.

Remove the strawberry mixture from the refrigerator and pour into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour the blended berry mixture through a wire mesh strainer set over a large mixing bowl; discard the pulp and seeds.


Add the remaining 7 cups cold water to the pureed strawberries and mix well. Place the Aqua de Fresa in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or pour over ice and serve immediately. Garnish with lime slices or mint leaves.