Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Adele Downs Sends "Santa To The Rescue"!

I wish a handsome fireman would rescue  me with a chocolate margarita! They both sound great and we can have them today. Our special guest is the lovely Adele Downs and she's here with fun treats to get the season started right. I'm so pleased to be sharing Adele's sweet excerpt, delicious recipe and a giveaway too, so enjoy!

New Release! SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs
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Hero Jamey Tucker from SANTA TO THE RESCUE wants to relax after fighting an all-day fire. He mixes S’mores Margaritas for heroine Heather Longhurst and her friend, Lilly, after their shift at County Hospital, then pours something a little s’more manly for himself. Jamey prefers tequila straight up, while Heather and Lilly sip this decadent chocolate cocktail with kick.
Jamey and Heather hope you have a wonderful holiday season! Recipe courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.

S’mores Margarita:
Ingredients: Serves 4
6 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
4 parts chocolate liqueur (like Godiva® Chocolate Liqueur)
½ cup chocolate syrup
cup cream

To garnish:

 Mini Marshmallows
 Chocolate-Marshmallow Creme Sauce (Blend & warm chocolate sauce & marshmallow fluff)
 *If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver

To Make:
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Pour into prepared glasses rimmed with Chocolate-Marshmallow Creme Sauce. Garnish with a skewer of mini marshmallows. Salud!
For more Sauza® Tequila recipes, visit

A sweet contemporary romance novella
From Entangled Publishing

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: An honorable man doesn't go back on his word, never hurts a woman, and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at the Appleton Fire station, the long hours don't offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.
When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can't keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather's favorite song to prove he's got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

Christmas music played over the supermarket loudspeakers, punctuated by the occasional commercial interruption or cleanup request. A tune he remembered his parents singing to him as a child filled the air and Jamey hummed along. Though the song reminded him of home, the lyrics brought unexpected comfort instead of homesickness. It was as if his family had sent him a message to chase away his loneliness.

 Though he wouldn’t spend the holidays with his parents or sisters for the first time in his life, the importance of his duty to his new job, and the need to make personal connections in this great new town, bolstered his resolve to make the most of the solitary holiday ahead.

Jamey turned down the bread lane and tossed loaves into the cart as another Christmas song played. It sounded kinda' girly and sexy and he recognized Taylor Swift's voice singing, Santa Baby in Country music style. His favorite.

 When he looked up, a woman further down the aisle grabbed his attention while she sang along.  She bent her knees, did a little dip, and then wiggled her butt, which even beneath blue scrubs and a short winter jacket looked incredible.

Jamey halted dead in his tracks, hoping the gorgeous blonde wouldn't see him and become embarrassed. Or stop.

"Oh, oh, oh," she sang out, her voice smoky and hot. The subtle rasp in her vocals sent pangs low in his belly that ricocheted to his solar plexus and cranked up his heartbeat.

Her ponytail swung with her next dip and shimmy and Jamey's mouth went dry. The woman continued on her way, oblivious to him behind her. After another sway of her ponytail, she turned the corner and disappeared out of sight.

“A ’54 convertible too…” she sang out, her voice smoky and hot. The subtle rasp in her vocals sent pangs low in his belly that ricocheted to his solar plexus and cranked up his heartbeat.

Her ponytail swung with her next dip and shimmy and Jamey’s mouth went dry. The woman continued on her way, singing “…oh so good”, oblivious to him behind her. After another sway of her ponytail, she turned the corner and disappeared out of sight. 

Jamey swallowed. Holy crap. He wanted to follow her, but that would be weird. Plus, if she figured out he’d done that, she’d take him for a freak. Definitely not a good way to make a first impression.

Grudgingly, he headed toward the peanut butter, jams and jellies section, remembering the guys waiting for breakfast. On his way, he glanced down each aisle, hoping to see the woman again, but having no luck. He finished shopping and headed to the checkout line.

A flash of blue cloth in the Express lane kicked up his pulse rate. Jamey headed toward the Fifteen Items or Less sign and did a fast count of the packages inside his cart. One, two, three, four, five… He’d probably be okay.

He picked up his pace to the checkout lane before someone else rolled in behind the beautiful woman with the blonde ponytail, sexy voice and adorable bottom waiting her turn there.

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About Adele Downs:
Adele Downs writes contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), the trade journal of Romance Writers of America, and has presented workshops for writers. When she isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.

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Thank you Adele for the excerpt and the very yummy Margarita recipe! 


  1. Best Wishes Adele! This looks like a holiday bestseller to me.

  2. What an enticing concept, Adele! Thanks for the recipe... good thing a fireman is on hand to put out the fire it might ignite! Wishing success with your story!

    1. Hi Gemma, the margarita and Santa To The Rescue for .99 cents is pretty irresistible!

  3. This sounds wonderful! Congrats on your new release!

    1. Good morning Tessie! Adele is all about romance and you can bet this one has a lot of heart.

  4. Hi Kat!

    Please check your email. I sent you a message. :)

    Thanks! Adele

  5. Oh Yummy! The recipe sounds amazing. There is something about a hot hunky fireman. I think the story sounds perfect!

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    1. Hi Melissa, how can any girl go wrong with a fireman and a chocolate margarita?

  6. Best of luck with stories are fun to read. And the recipe sounds delicious...need to make it!

    1. Hi Marianne, it feels early but its fun to get the season started with something sweet like Santa To The Rescue.

  7. Thanks so much for hosting me and for your supportive comments. I hope you enjoy SANTA TO THE RESCUE.


    1. Adele you are always welcome at 7SS! Keep bringing the hot men and yummy drinks! : )

  8. This recipe sounds great...I've copied it down to try it.


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