Alpha Lover by @Brenda_Sparks #HolidayRecipe #PNR #MFRWauthor


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I’m so happy to have fellow author Brenda Sparks on the blog today! She has a fun holiday punch recipe to share and a brand new release, Alpha Lover!

Please make Brenda feel welcome 🙂

 

Recipe:

Festive Holiday Punch

” Make a day in advance to allow the flavors to meld.”

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 quart cranberry juice
  • 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 3 tablespoons almond extract
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle Lemon/Lime soft drink such as Sprite
  • 1 pint of cranberries
  • Vodka (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large container, mix together sugar, cranberry juice, pineapple juice and almond extract. Refrigerate for 1 day.
  2. To serve, pour juice mixture into a punch bowl. Stir in Lemon/Lime soft drink.
  3. Garnish with cranberries

Optional:

  1. To make an alcohol version stir in vodka to desired taste

 

 

Title: Alpha Lover (Book 3 in the Alpha Council Chronicles series)

Author: Brenda Sparks          

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 

Book Blurb:

Starved for blood, vampire, Nicholai Peterhof is greatly relieved when two tourists, in Russia for the Christmas holiday, decide to grace his restaurant, but one sip from the pretty brunette and his world is forever turned upside down. Juliette Staint-John is everything he could have asked for in a heartmate; pretty, smart, built with curves in all the right places…and totally unavailable.

Juliette doesn’t want anything to do with the handsome, young-looking Nicholai. As if their differences aren’t enough, the acute grief over the loss of loved ones keeps her heart guarded. He may be her fantasy, but that’s all he can ever be.

To get past Juliette’s defenses and in order to keep her safe, Nicholai must prove himself worthy of her love and trust. Unbeknownst to the couple, her personal demons are not the only ones threatening their relationship. Hiding virtually unseen by the vampires, Demon Royalty plots to destroy not only the couple but the entire vampire breed. Luckily, Nicholai will do anything for Juliette—even if it means sacrificing himself.

 

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Excerpt


She had only a second to realize Nicholai stood
in the doorway before Desmond’s powerful thighs brought him to the door in a single bound.

He grabbed Nicholai’s shirt with one hand, his other made a fist that landed squarely on Nicholai’s jaw.

Nicholai’s head snapped back. Shock took his face. With a mighty push, Nicholai threw Desmond backward across the room into one of the flowery couches. It moved under his weight, crashed into the end table, and the Tiffany lamp tumbled to the floor.

Julie’s eyes went wide. The two men became a blur of motion, bodies flying apart then back together. She had to concentrate to make out the shapes of hard forms in the powerful whirlwind.

Connor pulled, lunging at the whirling mass. His deep growls and barks added to the chaos as the two males swirled around the living room. They spun around the room like a tornado, moving so fast Juliette’s eyes did not register their kicks and punches. However, she heard bones crunch and the slap of skin while the two exchanged blows.

The furniture that exploded when the blurry mass neared evidenced the fierceness of their battle. Julie watched one piece of furniture after the next burst into pieces. First her delicate coffee table, next the end table where the Tiffany lamp had been, then the rocking chair. When the mass moved toward the antique credenza, Juliette screamed.

Her beautiful roses sprayed about the room. Red petals floated slowly to the floor in surreal contrast.

Buy Links:

Amazon buy link: http://mybook.to/AlphaLover

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alpha-lover-brenda-sparks/1124934443?ean=2940156932726

iTunes: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/alpha-lover/id1173716918?mt=11

Kobo buy link: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/alpha-lover

Wild Rose Press buy link: http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/4760-alpha-lover.html?search_query=alpha+lover&results=2

 

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Author Bio:

Born in Virginia, Brenda Sparks now resides in the Sunshine State.  Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romances is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on their latest adventure.  Brenda loves to connect with readers.  Please visit her online or stop by her website to say hi.

 

Author Links:
Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/forBrendaSparks

Twitter : @brenda_sparks https://twitter.com/brenda_sparks

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/BrendaSparks   

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brenda-Sparks/e/B00B7AJBBQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

Website : www.brenda-sparks.com

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you ready to dive into a good book and forget about all the holiday stress?

My donation to the giveaway is an e-copy of my upcoming thriller, The Beast Within, which releases January 10/17!

 

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Here’s a short excerpt where news reporter, Julie Crenshaw is left with a moral dilemma, her job or possible lives lost?

 

“Have you talked to your cop boyfriend about any of this?”

His glance made her uncomfortable. She swiped her cup out from beside his elbow before he bumped it to the floor, and strode to the single cup brewer she’d treated herself to when she got the job offer.

“He’s not my boyfriend, and no, I haven’t. Yet.”

Ron stood and moved to her side, towering at least six inches over her head. If he were into intimidation his linebacker body, tattooed arms, and enigmatic eyes would deter most people, but she knew he wasn’t like that. For all his cynicism, Ron was a good guy.

“You can’t, Jules.”

She stiffened. Her nickname on another man’s lips instead of Mike’s still had the power to bring her to her knees.

“This story could be our big break,” he carried on, unaware he’d just set off a bomb in her heart. “Look, I’m not saying we don’t tell your… friend. I’m just saying we could pick the time.”

He wanted her to sit on what could be the story of a lifetime. But if she did, and someone else died…

What was she going to do?

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