Friday, 21 December 2012

Guest post by Lorraine Heath + Giveaway

Today I have TWO good news to share with you: not only did Lorraine Heath release a special holiday novella (the Deck the Halls with Love, a Lost Lords of Pembroke novella) for Christmas, but we have a special guest join us today, none other than Alistair Wakefield, Marquess of Chetwyn and hero of Deck the Halls with Love! So please give him the warmest welcome and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of Deck the Halls with Love

DECK THE HALLS WITH SWEETS
by Lorraine Heath

Allow me the honor of introducing myself: Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, the hero of the e-novella DECK THE HALLS WITH LOVE. You may remember me from my ever so brief appearance in LORD OF TEMPTATION, the second novel in the Lost Lords of Pembrook trilogy.

If you’ve been following the blogs that my creator has been posting throughout the week, then you should know by now that I’m a rather proper fellow with a bit of naughtiness inside me. I enjoy stealing waltzes, dances, and another man’s betrothed.

I was so intent on winning the heart of Lady Meredith that I allowed nothing else to deter me, not even my fondness for sweets. It was quite the challenge to set it aside, but I was determined that nothing would distract me from my purpose. You see, I have loved her for a very long while and was very much in danger of losing her forever. And thus, she became my priority to the exclusion of all else.

But oh, how my sweet tooth ached.

I have it on good authority that the author of my tale, Lorraine Heath, produces an abundance of sweets for her holiday guests. It’s a tradition that came to her through her mother—a British beauty who actually won second prize in a Max Factor beauty contest. Fudge, divinity, cream puffs, candy-cane shaped sandtarts, and trifle were always in abundance as the holidays approached.

It would be quite impossible for me to pick my favorite. But I would say that trifle is the most English of the lot. I share with you now a recipe that has been handed down through at least three generations of English beauties. Enjoy!

As I certainly shall be indulging on Christmas day.

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Trifle Recipe

Ingredients:

Pound Cake slices or sponge cakes.
Canned fruit of your choice (I use orange segments; others use fruit cocktail).
Jello flavor of choice
Vanilla Jello pudding
Chocolate Jello pudding

To make:

Soak cake in canned fruit and Jello (made with fruit liquid & water - about ½ of liquid called for on Jello box — also optional a dash of sherry or brandy (very English - very tasty).

Let set — make up Jello puddings — cool slightly- pour onto cooled Jello-cake-fruit mixture — to add to color effect layer the Jello puddings.

Top with fresh whipped cream (just before serving), chopped nuts, and shredded chocolate can be sprinkled on top also.

PS. In England "Blanc Mange Mixtures" are used in place of the vanilla and chocolate pudding mixtures. I had to substitute here — they are somewhat the same thing but come in many different fruit flavors - might be found in British store or on Foreign Food section of grocery store; otherwise tint part of vanilla pudding mixture lightly with food color — preferably pink.

Now please share with me a tradition that you have for the Holidays.

Happy Christmas!
Lord Chetwyn


Lorraine Heath always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals, press releases for a publicist, articles, and computer code, but something was always missing. In 1990, she read a romance novel and became not only hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She's been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards including RWA's RITA®, a HOLT medallion, a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, and four Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards. Her novels have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today and the New York Times.

You can reach Lorraine at her website - Facebook - Twitter


A Lost Lords of Pembrook Novella

Christmas is a time for miracles … and second chances at love.

In her dazzling first Season, Lady Meredith Hargreaves gave her heart to Alistair Wakefield, the Marquess of Chetwyn, only to have it shattered when he proposed to another. And now that he's free to pursue her? It matters little, because she's on her way to the altar, heartbreak be damned.

Chetwyn once set aside his dreams in favor of duty and honor. But as Christmas approaches, he is determined to put his own desires first and lure Lady Meredith back into his arms, where she's always belonged.

First he steals a dance; then he steals a kiss. But when they find themselves alone in an abandoned castle during a snowstorm, reignited passion consumes them both. And Chetwyn will have one last chance to steal back Meredith's heart, once and for all.

Buy at AmazonKindle only $0.99!


GIVEAWAY RULES:

Author Rescue has generously offered an ebook copy of Deck the Halls with Love by Lorraine Heath to a lucky reader!


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Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 22 December 2012!

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