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Karilyn: Thank you for letting me be on your blog for the blog hop, Alisha! I love stopping by to say hi to you and your readers! Today I’m giving an excerpt from my newly released novel, Warrior Lover, featuring Enar and Lily.
“Lily of the exquisite coloring, I claim you for my woman.” With a quick flick of his wrist, the strand of beads fell around her neck, the ends snapping closed.
Magic streamed through the beads, holding the necklace in place until his death, which Enar had no plans of meeting anytime soon. The magic also kept the woman from running off like she often wanted to do after being claimed by a Watcher. Once he returned Lily to his village, she would remain there, since the magic in the necklace kept her from walking past the village gates. He didn’t know how far she could wander from him before then so he needed to keep her close.
Gathering her stiff and wide-eyed body into his arms, he gazed into her eyes and felt something shift inside him.
He couldn’t stop the smile from spreading across his face.
Lily stared into blue eyes the color of her own and felt the same tie holding her immobile in the square bind her to the walking mountain. Goddess help her, but she liked the feel of his arms around her, liked feeling his hardened muscles press against her. Liked how his arms encircled her, trapped her, claimed her as his.
She was clearly losing her mind.
He was her captor. Her potential torturer. A man who could do anything to her and get away with it.
So why did being in his arms make her feel so at peace?
Currently, Warrior Lover is only available HERE on Amazon.
Now, on to the recipe!
I’ve got to admit, I had a little trouble coming up with a recipe because I don’t cook. Since no one wants to know how to boil water (be impressed, I figured out how!), I’m borrowing a pie recipe from my grandmother. She made these a lot when I was growing up. You get a deal since there are three recipes in this one.
3 heaping Tbsp. of shortening
1 cup flour
1 tsp. salt
Work with hands until mealy or together. Add 3 Tbsp. of cold water
Pour on floured board and roll out
The less handling, the better.
Cook at 350 in the oven until brown (about 20-25 minutes)
Same for all pies except lemon & pineapple. For lemon and pineapple, reduce the milk so you have 1 ½ cup juice plus milk
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp unsweetened coco (if making chocolate pie)
½ cup flour
Pinch of salt
1 ½ cup milk (when making lemon & pineapple, measure juice (around ½ cup), then add milk to make 1 ½ cup liquid)
Mix together dry ingredients
Slightly beat egg yolks. Add milk to yolks. Then add to dry ingredients
Cook on stove top until right consistency (you also add vanilla and butter here, unfortunately my grandmother did not say how much. The Hubster thinks 1 tsp vanilla and 3 Tbsp butter)
Pour into baked pie shell
Beat egg whites to peaks and add ¼ cup sugar.
Then put on top of pie and bake in the oven at 350 until brown (about 15 minutes)
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