It’s the final book (for now) in my world’s shortest series, “Just Ask Reeves.” That’s right—it’s the world’s only two-book series!
Reeves is a butler extraordinaire who is sent by his now-deceased master, the late earl of Rochester, to go out into the world and find his two lost sons, teach them society manners, and make bring them into fashion.
The first book was Her Master and Commander, which was about the oldest of a set of twins, who was a pirate until he sailed with Nelson in the Battle of Trafalgar. This next book, Her Officer and Gentleman, is about the second brother, Christian, who was a highwayman until Reeves convinced him to assume his newly inherited title and wealth. Christian agrees to do so and sets out to find the person responsible for his mother’s death.
Things get complicated when Christian uses sprightly Lady Elizabeth to get closer to her reclusive grandfather, his prime suspect. Christian is immediately drawn to Lady Elizabeth, which complicates things as he knows she will be deeply affected if her dear grandfather is implicated in something as horrible as the death of Christian’s mother.
Christian is thus caught between his quest for vengeance, and his growing attraction to the lovely Beth.
I loved writing this story!
Now for our horrible question LOL. Would you be willing to give up sex for one year if you knew it would give you a much deeper sense of peace than you have now?
Let me restate that, HECK NO.
I hear you, I hear you! LOL
Do writers ever get food cravings, or fall into specific food patterns, while writing a novel? And if so, are you willing to share recipes?
Writing or not, I crave anything with chocolate, any time of the day or night. This tendency might be something genetic, as my mother is the same way. However it is, I was delighted to discover that chocolate actually has great antioxidant properties. So I get to eat good food that tastes good, too! What’s not to love?
I am just learning to cook (I know, I know! My 18-year-old daughter is moving to college and she said, “NOW you’re learning to cook? Life is so unfair!”) and I have been trying a ton of recipes!
Right now, my newest recipe success was:
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
4 oz. semi-sweet dark chocolate
½ cup butter
1 ¼ cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 large eggs, beaten
3 oz. semi-sweet dark chocolate, grated
Preheat over to 325 degrees F.
Grease a shallow 8 x 12 in. baking pan and line with wax paper.
Melt first measure of chocolate in a double-broiler over simmering water.
When melted, remove from heat and add sugar, flour, baking powder, and eggs.
Mix until smooth.
Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until skewer inserted in center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and, while hot, sprinkle with grated chocolate.
Leave to cool, then cut into 20 squares with serrated knife.
*YUMMMM* I can feel my thighs getting fatter just thinking about it. You are evil!!!
Karen, I really had fun talking to you. Though, seriously, that phone call, what was that about? Come on, give a girl some info!
Oh, alright. :P Anyway, thank you so much for your time. But before you run to *cough* make another phone call, one last question you would like to ask your fans and The Book Bitches readers.
Which secondary character from my previous books would you like to see in a follow-up book?
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