Karen’s Killer Fixin’s with SOUTHERN TEMPTATION, The Charleston Series Book 7 #Billionaire #Romance by Sue Langford #Recipe ~ Shortbread

Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **AUTHOR SPECIAL** with SUE LANGFORD!

Welcome to my Friday bonus feature called Karen’s Killer Fixin’s **Author Special**!! Today, instead of one of my recipes, I will 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 also get a chance to check out some fantastic authors. Introducing author SUE LANGFORD and her favorite recipe for SHORTBREAD!


The Charleston Series Book 7


“And you thought you’d seen the last of me when you were in Dublin.”

When Liam first saw Kelly, they were kids. Small kids, or at least to him they were. She’d come on holiday with her school to take a tour of Dublin and when he spotted her, he barely managed to not trip over his feet. He’d been falling for her ever since. Every memory seeming more and more real. When he found out where she was, and managed to arrange for her to be his tour guide, he finally had another chance. One that would make her fall all over again or he’d die trying. Now, they were adults. She wasn’t a kid anymore and either was he. She’d been his first kiss, and wanted her to be his last.

When Kelly took the job working for a big company in Charleston, they’d added her in as the travel department for all of the new authors or new companies coming to Charleston for the first time. She’d made it all the way to president of her division when she was asked to do something she hadn’t in a while. A company in Dublin was being added to the company and she had to show the president around Charleston. A task that she didn’t exactly love, but they gave her a few weeks to get him settled and find him a place. She had no idea that it would mean being face to face with Liam again. That Liam. The one she’d dreamt of since she was a kid on a trip in a far off place.

When Liam shows and they’re face to face again, she shows him home, but will that be enough to remind her of her promise she’d made before she left? A temptation that can only come from heat and a Charleston Beach.



The Charleston Series Book 7


“Sorry about that. I’m Kelly…”

“Ryan,” he said finishing her sentence.

She nodded. “Have we met?”

He took a deep breath. “We can talk in the car.”

She looked up at him. “Excuse me?” He got his bag and they walked out to the waiting car. She slid in and he hopped in beside her. “Really though. Did you need anything before I show you the hotel?”

“Coffee, but I’ll grab it in the lobby,” he said.

Kelly looked at him. The driver headed off and Kelly tried to make small talk. “So, I thought we could show you around Charleston a little. Some of the tourist stops.”

“Hotel,” he said. They went the long way to the hotel, showed him the waterfront park, the bridge, city market and King street then pulled up the main drive of the hotel. She went inside, got the key and he requested a second key.

“Right this way,” Kelly said. He was too quiet. She could hear him huffing and puffing like he was about to yell at someone. “Is anything wrong,” Kelly asked.

“We need to talk,” he replied.

“I don’t think we have actually…”

The door to the elevator opened and he walked down the hallway as she opened his door for him. “After you,” Liam said.

She started getting a weird feeling. One she wasn’t sure was good.

“I’ll just wait…”

“Sit,” he said.

“Excuse me?” He walked into the massive bedroom, put his bag on the luggage rack and walked into the living room.

“I need to ask you something. You want to get mad, fine. You don’t want to help me find a place, sure. Just answer me one question.”

“What,” Kelly asked.

“Have you ever been to Dublin?”

About Author Sue Langford…

Sue has been writing most of her life, publishing her first book 12 years ago. Now on her 47th novel, she’s embarked on a series based in one of her two favorite cities. Opting to do the books in pairs, she’s come up with a whole new idea. Not only are they small town romances, but the Charleston series has now increased the spice. Small town, billionaire romances with spice, real romances you get addicted to and characters you can’t quite ever get over.

Keep an eye on her socials for updates on new releases, new book ideas, contests and inspiration for her novels.


Links to Sue’s website, blog, books, #ad, etc.:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/4bpuof4

Sue’s Online Store: https://www.freewebstore.org/suelangfordautographedbooks/product/southern-temptation


Barnes and Noble: 

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


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Note from Sue: This recipe is one we’ve used for years and a favorite of some of my friends.
1 cup icing sugar (aka powdered sugar)
1 cup cornstarch
3 cups all purpose flour
1 lb butter cut into small pats and cold
Mix with mixer until crumbly.
Put on counter to form ball. squish it all together so it forms one ball
Refrigerate overnight
on convection (which I have at home)
325 F
use melon baller or two spoons to make small round balls – place on non stick cookie sheet
Pat down a little with the bottom of a glass. 
Bake 15-20 minutes. Cool completely then take off cookie sheet gently. 
I’ve added so many things to make different kinds
From candy cane mixed in to Toblerone, to Hershey Kiss candies to Mint sticks
Use your creativity to come up with some ideas. 

Alternatively, add cocoa to mixture to make chocolate shortbread. You can add peppermint for peppermint shortbread, or you can even add chocolate chips or shaved chocolate. 


Thanks, Sue, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

8 thoughts on “Karen’s Killer Fixin’s with SOUTHERN TEMPTATION, The Charleston Series Book 7 #Billionaire #Romance by Sue Langford #Recipe ~ Shortbread”

  1. Good morning, Sue, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Fixin’s. I enjoyed your excerpt. I love second chance stories and it sounds like Kelly and Liam are going to get that. Can’t wait to see how they make that happen. Thanks for sharing your book with us today.

    Thanks, too, for sharing your Shortbread recipe. It’s different than mine so I’m going to have to give it a try. Sounds yummy!

  2. Nice to meet you, Sue.

    A variation from my shortbread recipe, interesting add of cornstarch.

    Thanks, Sue and Karen

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