Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL**
Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, in lieu of one of my own recipes, I’m going to introduce you to a new author who will share one of her recipes. Not only will you and I occasionally learn how to make something new and delicious, but we’ll get a chance to check out some wonderful authors.
Introducing author, ELAINE RACO CHASE, and her Devil of a Chili Recipe!
BOOK PEEK ~ Dare The Devil
Welcome to Glacier Country! Luthor Devlin and his ranch hands were out tracking 20th century rustlers when they stepped into a time warp!
There on the jagged cliffs was a woolly mammoth, a sabre-toothed tiger and her – a tawny, near-naked savage. She was a primal fantasy come true – that left him stunned!
His gaze was locked onto hers. “I’d really appreciate an explanation of all this. You, the hairy elephant, and the cat with the overbite are not the norm in Montana. And I know you can understand my every word. So anytime you’d like to begin.”
Her relaxed appraisal hadn’t gone unnoticed by either the man or the large tiger. The latter proved her undoing. His mouth opened not to snarl again but to emit a long, loud, kittenish yawn. The tiger rolled over, rubbed his back and shoulders into the ground, his hind legs spread-eagle, yawned again, and pawed sleepily at his face. To the amazement of everyone, his sword-like teeth fell out.
“Damn it, Pumpkin, why couldn’t you have just growled!” She extended her hand. “Cam Stirling, action technician.” At his confused expression, she sighed. “Stunt woman.”
She was wild, irresistible – and he was the man to tame her. She dared the devil every day – why not Luthor Devlin!
Dare The Devil by Elaine Raco Chase
The men were now only twenty feet away. A silent battle ensued. She stared at them. They stared at her. Astonishment, incredulity, and intrigue chased themselves over assorted sun-bronzed masculine faces.
She decided to play dumb. Let them make the first move. Perhaps keep them guessing, keep them wondering, keep them off-balance – just until the others arrived.
Her inherent sense of self-preservation and survival took over. She judged each man individually, assessing her own odds. The three teenage boys were quickly dismissed. Her eyes gauged the others. They varied in age from mid-twenties to sixties. Bodies matched faces – tough and strong, courtesy of hard, physical labor. She knew she could disable six of the wranglers rather quickly.
Her gaze shifted to the man leading a wild-eyed buckskin stallion. Despite the fact that no one had violated the silence, she did not doubt that he was the boss. While the black hat he was wearing cast a shadow on his face, she easily recognized an unmistakable air of self-confidence and authority. It showed in his powerful build, in his walk and his impressive carriage.
And if such nicely packaged masculine charms had been displayed in any other place and under any other circumstances, she would have been the first one to show appropriate feminine appreciation. But this was not the right time or the right place.
She did, however, notice a subtle change in a few of the younger cowboys. It was her fault, she quickly acknowledged. The silence had gone on too long. While she had been assessing them, they had been assessing her. Caution and disbelief had been replaced by that old hormonal curse – lust.
When she saw leers slant half-dozen lips, her thumb, and forefinger pressed into the cat’s neck. His wide mouthed, fanged snarl immediately sent the horses into hysterics and restored more respectful expressions on the men’s’ faces.
Her victory, however, was brief. One minute later, she heard the distinct snap of a bolt-action repeating rifle and found three of them aimed at the cat and a fourth at her.
“Hold it, boys.” Devlin stepped between the guns and their targets. “Let’s keep calm. Buck, pull the horse’s way back. All right, relax, everybody. There’s no need to get trigger happy.”
“Maybe she doesn’t understand English,” Nate piped, observing her moccasins. “Let me try some Blackfeet.” He cleared his throat and offered, “Kokipi sni menuah.”
Devlin exhaled a painful groan. “Nate! I don’t think ‘do not fear, let’s take a bath’ is very appropriate!”
With one eye on the men, she lowered her chin and tried hard to control the laughter that threatened to bubble forth. Her left hand made a graceful gesture that shielded her smile and then moved on to straighten the bear-claw necklace at her throat.
The instant the man called Devlin advanced two more steps toward her, she stiffened in wary attention. Fingers tightened on the cat’s leather collar, her left hand dropping against the ivory handle of the knife sheathed in her loincloth.
Suddenly, he found himself facing two predators. He didn’t miss the lethal quality in her taut, ready-for-combat stance. Neither had the saber-toothed tiger. A growl rolled in his throat; powerful haunches were tensed for attack.
I write sassy, sexy, LOL contemporary romance novels. Often they start with “love at first sight.” I was thrilled read some wonderful stats:
According to match.com – 59% of men believe in love at first sight!
Prevention Mag. says 60% of Americans believe in love at first sight!
Prevention also noted that women see brooding men as significantly more
sexually attractive than happy fellows! (is this the “bad-boy?”)
Prevention again recorded the world’s longest kiss: 46 hrs/24 min/9 sec!
Fabulous! My dad fell for my mom – as he watched her chase her dog! I told him that was the silliest thing I ever heard, they hadn’t even said a word to each other. He winked and said “sometimes you just know”..they were married for 57 years.
Hubby and I are headed for 43 years this October..he said it was “lust at first sight” – yeah! That works too!
I am originally print published, with over 3 million books in print and just about all my romances were #1 bestsellers – currently 8 of my contemporary romances have all been updated, expanded and enhanced (most are explicit) with four more romances to come as well as updating, enhancing, expanding my best-selling mystery series featuring Roman Cantrell and Nikki Holden.
Connect with Elaine ….
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I hope you enjoy today’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!
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DEVIL OF A CHILI RECIPE
1 lb of rough ground (chili ground) top sirloin, bison meat or even ground turkey
2 cans of dark red kidney beans – rinsed
1 can of Progresso Soup – your choice: Tomato Parmesan OR Creamy tomato basil
I usually add in mushrooms and chopped onions
Season as spicy as you like it with chili powder Or red pepper flakes
* I don’t use any salt at all.
* Also fun add-ons: sour cream, chopped onions for toppings
It’s heart healthy (low salt/high fiber). Can be ramped up with spices for ‘heat’ and increased for a crowd but upping the meat/beans/soup proportions.
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Elaine will give away copies of her novel, DARE THE DEVIL, to four (4) lucky readers who comment! Winners will be randomly selected and announced at 12:00 PM (Noon) MDT on Monday! Thanks, Elaine, for sharing your story and your fabulous recipe with us!