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, AMANDA ADAMS and her favorite recipe for GRANDPA’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!
MAKE ME FORGET
The Walker Brothers Book 4
BY AMANDA ADAMS
At last a woman will bring Derek to his knees in this final book of The Walker Brothers series.
Derek is in Vegas for his brother’s wedding.
A bachelor party. A little gambling. A week of fun with his brothers.
What could possibly go wrong?
He could fall in love, that’s what.
But when her past comes calling, it will challenge everything he thinks he knows about family, loyalty…and love.
MAKE ME FORGET
The Walker Brothers Book 4
BY AMANDA ADAMS
He thought about asking for permission to kiss her, warning her of his intention. But he didn’t want to risk saying the wrong damn thing, not when he wanted to taste her more than he’d wanted anything in a long, long time.
Holding her gaze, he took his time, made his intention known. He gave her long seconds to push him away, turn her head, anything to deny him this kiss. She didn’t move away, didn’t stop him and the world faded around him as he closed his eyes and finally took her mouth.
He lifted both hands to her head, holding her close, devouring her as she opened to him. They weren’t dancing, but he didn’t care that his feet stopped moving. The music faded. Everything faded as he explored her, memorized her taste, the way her hands fisted in the back of his jacket, pulling him closer. She was pure fire in his arms, a wildfire burning out of control.
Laura tore her lips from his with a soft sigh and dropped her forehead to his shoulder. “This was a bad idea.”
He wanted to argue, he really did, but he couldn’t risk pushing her. She was ready to bolt, he could feel it in the tension in her shoulders, the way her body shuddered when he wrapped his arms around her to hold her close. For the first time in years he had absolutely no idea what to say. He always had the answers, was full of advice for his brothers. But with her he felt like he was walking the razor’s edge. “I’m glad you’re here.”
She smiled. He knew because he felt the slight pressure of her cheek pressed to his chest. “Me too. That’s the problem.”
He didn’t say another word for long minutes and noticed that most of the wedding crowd was gone. His brothers tapped him on the shoulder one by one as the next half hour wore on, taking their wives up to their hotel rooms. To bed.
Which was where he wanted Laura. In his bed. He was rock hard, his body humming with a strange energy he’d never felt before. He knew it wasn’t the music or the candlelight. It was her. She was doing something to him. He’d hooked up with women before, but this felt different. Maybe it was because he knew the clock was ticking, the minutes slipping through his fingers to disappear, just like she was about to.
When the deejay announced the final song, they both stilled. Laura lifted her head from his shoulder and looked up into his eyes. “I guess this is it. Our last dance.”
No. He wasn’t ready to give her up yet. He needed her name. If she walked away now, she’d haunt him for the rest of his life. He knew it the same way he knew everything else, gut instinct. “It doesn’t have to be.”
Her smile was sad. “Yes. I’m leaving in a few hours, Derek.”
“Stay with me.” Lifting a hand to the back of her head, he buried his fingers in her hair and gripped the back of her neck with just a hint of the turmoil that was raging through him at the thought of never seeing her again, never knowing her last name. “Stay.”
Laura gasped at the pressure as he angled her chin up, their lips inches apart. When she licked her lips, he bit back a groan. He worried for a split second that this would be too much for her, too aggressive, too demanding, too fast. But her breathing came hard and fast and her eyes grew dark with desire. “I’m not going to sleep with you.”
The next words flew out of his mouth before he could censor them. “I’m not asking you to. Just, don’t go. Not yet.”
Her smile was wistful and full of something he remembered all too well, the expectation that the person she was dealing with was going to disappoint her. “So, what? I go up to your hotel room with you, we cuddle and drink champagne and I fall asleep in your arms with all my clothes on?” She raised a brow. “You really expect me to believe that? After that kiss?”
“What kiss? I don’t know what you’re talking about.” It was a gamble to be sure, but he had to try to charm her. Nothing else was working. And he couldn’t lose her after just a few hours together. He didn’t understand the urgency he was feeling, the way his heart pounded or his lungs labored for air. All he knew was he couldn’t let her walk away.
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Amanda Adams writes super-sexy, new adult and contemporary romance. A full time author, Amanda spends her days trying to walk more and type less. If she eats a salad for lunch, she makes sure to reward herself with chocolate after (as any reasonable woman would do.) Amanda believes in true love, love at first sight, and every other cliché because lightning struck her in high school and she’s been happily married to her sweetheart ever since. Her books are free of cheating–with a guaranteed HEA–but hold on tight…it’s going to be one hell of a bumpy ride.
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GRANDPA’S CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Note from Amanda: This is a family recipe – modified and perfected by my dad. The cookies are fluffy, almost like cake instead of cookies. Enjoy!
1) Preheat oven to 380 degrees
2) Melt 2 sticks of butter + 2 sticks of margarine
3) Stir in to melted butter: 1 tsp vanilla, 1.5 cups lightly packed brown sugar (set aside on lowest heat)
4) Into separate bowl (dry) 5 cups flour, 1.5 cups sugar, 2 heaped tsps baking soda, 1/2 to 1 cup (to taste) of ground pecans, dash of cinnamon
5) “stir it all up real good”
6) Pour butter mixture into dry ingredients and stir until your hand hurts
7) When COOL, add 4 large eggs
8) STIR – STIR – STIR
9) Stir in full pack of milk chocolate chips
IF it’s TOO stiff – add 1 egg
IF it’s TOO sticky – add a couple spoons of flour
10) Place cookies on pan and bake for 10.5 minutes.
If your oven runs “hot” or “cold” adjust temperature or baking time as needed.
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