Archive for January, 2011

Tender Savage by Iris Johansen


Lara Clavel knows that her mission to the war-torn Caribbean island of Saint Pierre is fraught with danger. But she is determined to rescue the imprisioned rebel under Ricardo Lazaro–if only to prevent her twin brother from rejoining his revolutionary army. What she doesn’t expct is the poweful attraction she feels for the legendary poet-warrior. Adn the heat is mutual. From the instant they meet inside the confines of his jail cell, Ricardo seems bound and determined to possess Lara. But is love possible with a man whose every waking moment is spent is the crosshairs of some would-be assassin’s rifle? Even after Ricardo is freed, Lara will find her feelings for him put to the ultimate test, as she fights to tame a savage rebel skilled in the arts of combat and seduction.


Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery


Back in high school, Liz Sutton was the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Then she’d stolen the heart of the most popular boy in town, and their secret romance helped her through the worst of times. Until Ethan Hendrix betrayed her and everything they’d ever meant to each other. Devastated and pregnant, Liz left Fool’s Gold, California forever, she thought…

 ow Liz must return to town and face the man who doesn’t know of their son’s existence. And this time she won’t have the option of making a quick getaway. Ethan and Liz can’t deny their passionate attraction, even after all these years. But will their desire be enough to spark a second chance at love?

Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas


Bad luck’s been biting at Allie Daniels’s heels all her life, so when she inherits a tiny cafe in a small Texas lake community she is sure there must be a catch. But Allie brings her grandmother along, and the cafe gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best–cook. As Allie settles in and tres to make the best of what surely must be a mistake in an old man’s will, the people of the lake drop by. Lonely folk discover there’s always a table available, with down-home food to warm the soul. An old main, a shy young man, and a drifter who races the moon across the lake slowly become the family Allie never had. When trouble comes, Allie finds she’s not alone anymore–and that, sometimes, the only cure for bad luck is the courage to love.

Books I checked out from the library


Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

Emerald Garden by Andra Kane

Murder Most Frothy by Cleo Coyle

Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

The Counterfeit Countess by Cheryl Bolen

Holiday Affair by Lisa Plumley

Daddy’s Girl by Barbara Bretton

The  Julius House by Charlaine Harris

Mending Fences by Sherryl Woods

Poppy Done To Death by Charlaine Harris

Express Male by Elizabeth Bevarly

Latte Trouble by Cleo Coyle

Danger In a Red Dress by Christina Dodd

Mother In The Making by Lilian Darcy

White Lies by Linda Howard

Tall, Dark, And Fearless by Suzanne Brockman

Tender Savage by Iris Johansen- Currently Reading

You’ve Got Male by Elizabeth Bevarly

Overnight Male by Elizabeth Bevarly

Ready & Willing by Elizabeth Bevarly

I Kissed An Earl by Julie Anne Long

Luck Be A Lady by Cathie Linz

Whiskey With A Twist by Nina Wright

Burning Wild by Christine Feehan

Murder Of A Wedding Belle by Denise Swanson

Love Me If You Dare by Carly Phillips- Audio Book

Through The Grinder by Cleo Coyle

The Land Of Mango Sunsets by Dorothea Benton Frank-Currently reading

Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips-Audio Book-Currently listening to

Tamed By A Laird by Amanda Scott

Navy Baby by Debbie Macomber

Almost Perfect by Susan Mallery- Currently reading

The Goddess Rules by Clare Naylor- Audio Book- finished reading

The Red-Hot Cajun by Sandra Hill- Currently reading

Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas- Currently reading

Breakfast Parfait


24 ounce(s) yogurt, fat-free, Greek-style, plain, divided

4 cup(s) cereal, flax, such as Nature’s Path

1 cup(s) blueberries, fresh or defrosted frozen

1 cup(s) strawberries, fresh or defrosted frozen

8 teaspoon honey

12 teaspoon nuts, almonds, slivers

1 medium orange(s), peeled and thinly sliced

Preparation In 4 small bowls or large cups, place 3 ounces of yogurt to line the bottom. Layer 1/2 cup cereal, 1/4 cup of each berry, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 2 teaspoons of almonds. Cover with another layer of 3 ounces of yogurt, 1/2 cup of cereal, 1 teaspoon of honey, and 1 teaspoon of almonds. Top each parfait with 2 to 3 orange slices.

Breakfast Burrito


Breakfast Burrito

Ingredients 5 slice(s) turkey bacon, nitrate-free

cooking spray, 1/3 second spray

6 egg(s), whites only, beaten

1 small tomato(es), cored, seeded, and chopped

 1/2 cup(s) cheese, cheddar, reduced-fat, shredded

4 tortilla(s), flour, reduced-fat, low-carb, six-inch

Preparation Place the bacon between two paper towels on a paper plate. Microwave on high 4–5 minutes, just until the bacon is crisp. Break into pieces. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat on medium. Scramble the egg whites in skillet until almost done. Add the tomato and bacon.

Cook 30 seconds to 1 minute. Heat the tortillas for 10 seconds in the microwave, or you can warm them in a pan for a minute or two. Spoon the egg scramble equally into center of tortillas. Sprinkle low-fat cheese on top. Fold burrito style. Serve immediately with salsa to taste.