Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with MENAGE IN PARADISE, Pleasure Island Book 8 by Anya Summers #recipe ~ Crockpot Taco Soup

CookingKaren’s Killer Fixin’s
with Anya Summers!

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, ANYA SUMMERS, and her favorite recipe for CROCKPOT TACO SOUP


Pleasure Island Book 8


Ian has wanted Olivia from the moment they first met. They shared a torrid one-night-stand in Scotland a year prior and never spoke of it again. Now they are business partners, and Ian has plans to woo Olivia back into his bed permanently.

Eric Thomas is a drummer from the superstar rock band, The Harbingers. When he meets Olivia, he knows there’s something different about her. He wants her – and not just for the night.

But when the two Doms cause a stir with their antics on Pleasure Island as they each attempt to win Olivia, they will be forced to contemplate another means of attaining their prize. Can they convince Olivia to experience the fantasy of a ménage with them? And will what happens on Pleasure Island stay that way?

Publisher’s Note: While this steamy ménage is part of the bestselling Pleasure Island series, it can be read and enjoyed on its own.

Pleasure Island Book 8


One mistake. One teensy error in judgement had changed everything.

The deed that she was trying fervently to forget never should have happened in the first place. But it had. Choices had consequences, even drunken choices. And since Olivia didn’t own a time machine, nothing could change that fact. Once they’d tangled in the sheets together, their friendship evolved—and not for the better.

It didn’t matter that it had been without a doubt the hottest night of her life, or that she’d not known how hot his fires burned. Their lovemaking had scorched the very fabric of her soul. Ian was normally so staid and stoic, which made the night all the more memorable and the walls erected between them since all the more daunting.

The man infuriated her. He’d hurt her—or her heart, anyway. That had been the most unexpected thing, considering Olivia didn’t do feelings and tended to skedaddle once emotions came into play. In her life, love had been used as a weapon. The scars she bore on her soul attested to how insidious the barbs and arrows of emotions could be.

So Ian didn’t want her help. Big surprise there. The difficult man snarled at her for even offering him aid.

Silly. Stupid even of her to try and offer assistance after the past year. Their relationship could be defined as stilted, forced, and foreign, even. Like they were two strangers attempting to divine the other’s moods. Wary beasts wondering when the next loaded barb would pierce their heart.

Regret weighed her down as she ascended the stairs—holding on to the rail as the vessel dipped and swayed—into the blinding sunlight. Slipping her sunglasses into place, shielding her gaze, needing to hide the ache in her chest, she ignored the rest of the passengers as she traipsed across the boat deck. Olivia wasn’t in the mood to be social. There would be enough of that forced on her over the next two weeks, where every moment she would have to pretend she wasn’t hemorrhaging internally from wounds no one saw.

The next two weeks would make or break them.

Meet Author Anya Summers…

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Anya grew up listening to Cardinals baseball and reading anything she could get her hands on. She remembers her mother saying if only she would read the right type of books instead binging her way through the romance aisles at the bookstore, she’d have been a doctor. While Anya never did get that doctorate, she graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri-St. Louis with an M.A. in History.

Anya is a bestselling and award-winning author published in multiple fiction genres. She also writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance under the name Maggie Mae Gallagher. A total geek at her core, when she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She currently lives in the Midwest with her two furry felines.

Don’t miss these exciting titles by Anya Summers and Blushing Books!

Dungeon Fantasy Club Series
Her Highland Master, Book 1
To Master and Defend, Book 2
Two Doms for Kara, Book 3
His Driven Domme, Book 4
Her Country Master, Book 5
Love Me, Master Me, Book 6
Submit To Me, Book 7
Her Wired Dom, Book 8

Pleasure Island Series
Her Master & Commander, Book 1
Her Music Masters, Book 2
Their Shy Submissive, Book 3
Her Lawful Master, Book 4
Her Rockstar Dom, Book 5
Duets & Dominance, Book 6
Her Undercover Dom, Book 7
Ménage In Paradise, Book 8
Her Rodeo Masters, Book 9

Links to Anya’s website, blog, links, etc.

Amazon: https://goo.gl/qce2BD\

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Twitter: @AnyaBSummers


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I hope you enjoy the recipe Anya is sharing today on Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. Happy Eating!


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By Anya Summers

This is one of my favorite winter recipes. Whenever the temperature dips into frigid territory, I love getting to pull my crockpot out and make soups. I tend to modify and add to my recipes quite a bit, depending upon my mood and what I have on hand. Just recently, I added the sweet potato to this recipe and it was a game changer. It adds a rich, hardy, semi-sweet flavor to the recipe that I cannot recommend enough. You can also add bell peppers and even chopped zucchini to the mix if you’re trying to amp up your veggie intake. You can also substitute the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey. If you do that, change the stock from beef to chicken in the modification.

Taco Soup

1 lb. ground beef
2 cans black beans (drained)
1 can whole kernel corn
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can diced green chilis
1 sweet potato-chopped into sm. Cubes
1 packet taco seasoning
2-3 cups of beef stock
1 diced jalapeno (optional)


In a large crockpot add black beans, corn, tomatoes, green chilis, and sweet potato. If you like it a bit spicier add 1 diced jalapeno without the seeds. Then in a large skillet brown the ground beef and add the taco seasonings to the cooked meat as directed on the package. When the meat is done, transfer it into the crockpot. Then add 2-3 cups of beef stock (more or less depending upon the desired thickness). Then let it simmer on a low heat for 6-8 hours.

Serve with your favorite topping: shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, and chips—tortilla or corn.


**SPECIAL GIVEAWAY: Anya is giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader who comments on her Karen’s Killer Fixin’s blog.

Thanks, Anya, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

6 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special** with MENAGE IN PARADISE, Pleasure Island Book 8 by Anya Summers #recipe ~ Crockpot Taco Soup”

  1. I read the blurb, and I was like okay this isn’t really my cup of tea. I tend to stick with fantasies more than romances if possible. Then I read the excerpt. I’d totally give this book a chance! I will definitely be checking out the author pages and going through all the books!

    The recipe sounds amazing as well! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. Now this is a conundrum! I’m going to have read this to see what happens!
    My daughter in law will love this recipe! Thanks Karen and Anya!

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