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 favorite 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, MICHELLE MAJOR, and her favorite recipe for STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE TRIFLE!
A BREVIA BEGINNING
By MICHELLE MAJOR
Lexi Preston has gone from the courtroom to the barroom–as the world’s worst waitress at Brevia’s hot spot Riley’s Bar. Lexi’s back in town to right old wrongs, not to fall in love—but she’s finding it awfully hard to avoid her impossibly gorgeous new boss.
Former U.S. marshal Scott Callahan is still grieving his partner’s death—and recovering from one drunken night when he bought himself a bar. Scott just can’t deal with the way Lexi makes him feel. The ravishing redhead might get his heart racing, but she couldn’t take an order if her life depended on it! Will Scott resist Lexi and all she has to offer, or will he find the love he’s always craved?
A BREVIA BEGINNING
By MICHELLE MAJOR
His smile disarmed her, made her breath hitch. She wanted him in a way she couldn’t explain and barely understood. Clearly, she wasn’t his type, and he was way too much…man for her. But it didn’t stop her body’s response to him. He met her gaze and the way his eyes blue eyes darkened made her think he might feel the same. She knew her time in Brevia would eventually come to an end, and she wanted to experience everything she could while she was here. Maybe that’s what made her blurt, “Have an affair with me?”
Scott’s grip on her arm loosened. His fists clenched and she thought he might walk away. “You can’t want that.”
“I do.” She licked her lip and felt the electricity of desire charge between them. “More than you know.”
His hands smoothed up her arms and across her shoulders to her neck, his fingers burning a path along her heated skin. He cradled her head in his hands as one thumb traced the seam of her lips. “You should be gentler with this mouth,” he told her, soothing the spot she’d bit down on earlier. “I’ve grown to like it quite a lot.”
She could hardly manage a breath, but whispered, “What if gentle isn’t what I want?”
He cupped her face, tilting her chin up and leaning in so they were so close she could smell the peppermint scent of his breath. “You don’t know what you’re asking, Lexi.”
Heaven help her, he did. His mouth covered hers, igniting a fire in her belly that quickly spread out of control. Which was exactly what she wanted: to lose control with this man. Right here, right now. As his lips teased hers, she lifted her arms around his neck, pressing her body against him.
Scott groaned low in his throat and deepened the kiss, his mouth making demands that she tried her best to meet. His hands moved down, just brushing the outline of her breasts, making her gasp. He took the opportunity to tangle his tongue with hers and she lost all coherent thought, so caught up in the physical sensations that were flooding through her.
Michelle Major grew up in Ohio but dreamed of living in the mountains. Soon after graduating with a degree in Journalism, she pointed her car west and settled in Colorado. Her life and house are filled with one great husband, two beautiful kids, a few furry pets and several well-behaved reptiles. She’s grateful to have found her passion writing stories with happy endings. Michelle loves to hear from her readers at www.michellemajor.com.
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I hope you enjoy the recipe Michelle is sharing with us today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy eating!
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STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE TRIFLE
This is one of my favorite summer dessert recipes. It’s easy, pretty and best of all so yummy! Try it at your next barbecue or cookout.
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Cool Whip, thawed (or more to taste – my family loves Cool Whip!)
4 tablespoons sugar
1 angel food cake, torn into bite-size pieces
2 quarts fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until fluffy; add sour cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and the almond extract; set aside.
2. Fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture.
3. Gently stir in cake pieces; set aside.
4. Combine strawberries and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
5. Layer in a large glass bowl, starting with 1/4 of the strawberries, then adding 1/3 of the cake mixture.
6. Continue layering; finish with strawberries.
7. Cover with plastic wrap; and chill several hours.
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Michelle will give away a signed copy of A BREVIA BEGINNING to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** blog. Don’t miss this chance to read this new book. Thanks, Michelle, for sharing with us!