Ok so I have been very very bad…. I have neglected my blog (flinches) so everyone has a right to be mad at me. Let the stoning begin (the kind where you throw stones not the illegal kind). With work and life everything got super busy and I just didn’t have the time or energy, but hey I am back!!!! Everyone do a little gig!!! Ok so I have read some books and found a lot of new recipes. I will be adding those these next couple day and adding more sections to better find things for everyone! Let the typing begin!!!
Ok so here is another series that was republished by Lara Adrian. This like all her books are awesome!!! This series is based off of back when knights is shining armor still came to the rescue but one set of three male friends are on a quest to find pieces of a chalice to close a gate to a fairy kingdom. On this quest they will meet danger (because what quest does not have danger?) and in the end they most decided if the chalice is worth their chance at love. I posted them in reading order for all of you lovely wonderful people!!! I hope you enjoy this series like I did and as always I would love your comments on it!!!
HEART OF THE HUNTER
Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother, a quest she knows is fraught with peril. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur, a formidable knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and brooding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal–but Braedon’s touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.
Once known as The Hunter, now haunted by a dark legacy he struggles to deny, Braedon lives in a world of shadow and isolation–until he is thrust together with an innocent beauty in need of his protection. Embarking on a journey that will lead them to a legendary treasure, Braedon will be forced to confront old enemies and the stunning secret of his true nature–or risk losing Ariana and the only happiness he has ever known. . . .
HEART OF THE FLAME
Six months in an enemy’s dungeon might have broken a weaker man, but former Templar knight Kenrick of Clairmont has emerged from imprisonment with an unyielding determination, and consumed by a single daunting quest: to find the Dragon Chalice, a mystical treasure said to grant its bearer unlimited power. It is a dangerous chase, one that pits Kenrick against foes skilled in dark, deadly arts. But no obstacle will prove more treacherous–nor more seductively lethal–than the fiery beauty called Haven.
Caught up in the battle for the Chalice, Haven survives a night of terror that leaves her wounded and near death. Her memory scorched by fever, Haven awakens to find herself in the care of the forbidding, handsome Kenrick, who offers his protection in return for her alliance. A tenuous trust is formed between them, which soon ignites into a fierce passion neither can deny. But Haven’s memory of her past is slowly beginning to surface, and it will threaten the fragile bond she and Kenrick share–and embroil them in a fight for their very lives. . . .
HEART OF THE DOVE
Everything that Randwulf of Greycliff loved was torn from his grasp in a night of fire and terror. His wife and child slain, his manor destroyed, Rand now lives for one thing alone: revenge on the man who ordered the attack. Armed with a part of the legendary Dragon Chalice–the object his enemy most desires–Rand embarks on a deadly voyage to trap his foe. He will avenge his family . . . and let no one stand in his way.
On a stormswept shore in the wilds of northern England, a gentle maiden discovers a man lying on the beach, shipwrecked and in need of care. But helping him is forbidden. Serena has the gift of Knowing: with a mere touch, she can see all the secrets in a man’s heart. It is a gift that has kept her secluded from the outside world, wary of those who would use her powers for their own gain. But Rand’s wounded heart beckons, and his passionate nature draws her to him–daring her to surrender to a dangerous seduction that could destroy them both. . . .
Ok so I know almost everyone here knows about Lara Adrian and if you don’t then go find one of her books and read it!!! You will not regret it! I was first introduced to her through her series “The Midnight Breed” series. I loved the series so when I saw on Amazon that she had republished some of her older works for Kindle (yes I am in love with mine and not afraid to admit it!) I was so happy and bought all of them right then! In with two weeks I had read all of them and am hoping that there are more to come!!! I will just say that I love all of them and just like her “The Midnight Breed” series the plot keeps you reading and they all leave you wanting more books just like them!!!
WHITE LION’S LADY
Abducted on the way to her wedding, heiress Isabel de Lamere is unaware that the scoundrel planning to use her for his own gain is the cherished champion of her childhood: Griffin, the White Lion. Yet even as she discovers his treachery, Isabel cannot deny that Griffin lingers in her dreams, awakening the passion in her steadfast heart.
Then a twist of fate puts a price on both their heads, embroiling them in a life-and-death chase that will force Griffin to choose between his own freedom and his fierce desire for the woman who would redeem his noble spirit. But to reclaim his lost honor, the White Lion could lose Isabel forever. . . .
BLACK LION’S BRIDE
Daughter of the King of the Assassins, Zahirah was trained to be as deadly as she is beautiful. When she steals into the desert camp of the English army, she has one goal: to banish the crusaders from her homeland by murdering King Richard the Lionheart. Her deceptive strategy delivers her into the hands of the enemy–and puts her at the mercy of the dashing Black Lion, Sebastian of Montborne.
Fighting for peace in a dangerous, exotic land, Sebastian never dreamed that the tides of war would bring him a mysterious beauty in need of his protection. Nor could he guess that the lady who ignites his heart is the very enemy he has sworn to destroy on behalf of his king. Caught in a deadly game of passion and deception, their unbidden love could cost Sebastian and Zahirah their lives. .
LORD OF VENGEANCE
Taken captive by Gunnar Rutledge, a dark knight sworn to destroy her father, Raina d’Bussy must teach forgiveness to a man who knows no mercy and lives only to exact revenge on his enemy. But time in Gunnar’s keep stirs an unwanted passion in Raina, and something far more perilous, when she finds herself falling in love with the one man she should never desire.
For Gunnar, vengeance is all that matters. He seeks the ultimate price from his enemy’s beautiful young daughter, claiming Raina as his hostage. But the proud beauty defies him at every turn, tempting him like no other. Setting out to break Raina’s glorious spirit, Gunnar instead finds himself bewitched by her goodness, her strength. Can he seize the justice he is due without losing Raina forever?
LADY OF VALOR
Left a widow by her cruel husband’s death, Lady Emmalyn of Fallonmour is determined to control her own destiny, until her hard-won vows of independence are threatened by the mysterious warrior sent to protect her castle on order of the king. Emmalyn is now at the mercy of Sir Cabal, a feared knight known as Blackheart.
Skilled at war and hiding a tormented past, Cabal swears allegiance to no one but himself and his country. But once he meets Emmalyn, he finds his strength tested by this proud beauty who stirs his blood with desire, tempting him to defy his king and surrender his heart. . . .
- Vegetable oil cooking spray
- Two 1-pound pork tenderloins
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 2 large shallots, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus extra for seasoning
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup white wine, such as pinot grigio
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, at room temperature
- 6 sourdough demi-baguettes or rolls, halved lengthwise
For the pork tenderloin: Place an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a heavy baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Set aside.
Sprinkle the pork with the salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pork to the prepared baking sheet and bake until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 160 degrees F, about 30 minutes. Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Slice the pork into 1/4-to-1/2-inch-thick slices.
For the honey mustard: Heat the oil over medium-high heat in the same skillet used for browning the pork. Add the shallots, salt and pepper. Cook until the shallots are soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, 30 seconds. Add the wine and scrape up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the honey, mustard, vinegar and thyme. Simmer until thick, 2 minutes. Stir in the butter until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
To assemble the sandwiches: Slather the honey mustard on the cut sides of the baguettes. Arrange the pork slices in a single layer on the bottom halves of the baguettes. Spoon a little more honey mustard on top of the pork. Place the remaining baguette halves on top and serve. Serve any extra honey mustard alongside.
Tons of action in this book!!! James is always battling with Clarissa through the whole book and its hilarious how Clarissa is always confusing him! Clarissa is very dramatic and is trying to figure out who she is and what she feels. I literally finished this in one day because I did not want to put this book down!!!
Loved this book!!!! Kept my interest through out the whole book!! Has it all Humor, Romance and action!!! You wont regret reading this one!
Lord William Randall, the Duke of Clairemont, is a rake with little regard for society—a most unlikely suitor for Lady Lucinda Grey. But his latest assignment for the Young Corinthians, an elite spy organization, involves protecting her from a kidnapping plot. To do this, the notorious “Iron Will” must use his devilish charm to seduce Lucinda and convince her he’s worthy of her attention. William never planned to become enthralled by the lovely Lady Grey—or to lose his own heart in the bargain.
Beautiful and fiercely intelligent, Lucinda has managed to gracefully sidestep even the most persistent suitors. Until the Duke of Clairemont, that is. She’s tempted by his sinfully sensuous mouth and piercing eyes, and finds it hard to resist the champion thoroughbred he offers her in exchange for the honor of courting her. Can she keep him at arm’s length when his touch begs her to let him so much closer?
This book will keep you laughing the whole time! I loved the humor in it! In this Regency romance you meet Sarah and Marcus! Sarah is not your typical female. She is courageous, funny, intelligent and witty! She cuts past all of Marcus’s defenses and makes him realize that maybe being loved for who you are isn’t such a bad thing! Marcus is a half Scottish highlander and half English gentlemen…. Interesting mix huh? He is always trying to find his place. Around Sarah he can finally let down his guard but he is in the middle of a smuggling investigation so if he lets it down too much will it cost him his case? or worse Sarah? There is plenty of humor and action in this book and will keep you guessing the whole time!