Monday, November 11, 2013

Blog Tour, Review, Guest Post & Giveaway: Santa To The Rescue (Adele Downs)

Santa to the Rescue
Adele Downs
Entangled Flirt
Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
ISBN: 9781622663811

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn't go back on his word; never hurt a woman; and lasting love isn't a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at 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.

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 Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.

What a cute little book! Jamey is a young firefighter that has moved to a new town to try to start a life of his own. He spends all his time earning his spot at the local fire station. One quick trip to the grocery store changes his plans! He sees a beautiful young woman, Heather. Heather is a nurse at the county hospital. Jamey has to break his plans with Heather and he has to figure out a way to make it up to her. How does he do it?! You need to find a couple of hours this holiday season to find out! This is a quick read and really puts you in the Christmas spirit! Loved it! I give it 5 stars! 

Heather Longhurst, heroine of SANTA TO THE RESCUE, loves to bake for the holidays. Though chocolate chip cookies are her favorite, she discovered this recipe for Chocomintaria Macaroons and decided to give them a try. They turned out to be so delicious she made them for a casual evening at home with friends and new love, firefighter Jamey Tucker.

Perhaps you and your guests will enjoy this sweet confection for the holidays. The recipe is different from typical fare, but might become your family tradition!

Recipe courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.

You'll Need:
Chocolate Macaroon Shells:
110 gm ground almond flour
180 gm confectioners’ sugar
20 gm cocoa powder
100 gm egg whites
25 gm granulated sugar

Chocomintarita Ganache:

1 tbsp. Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
5 oz. milk chocolate chips
3 oz. heavy cream
½ tsp. peppermint extract

*If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver
To Make:
In a bowl whisk together the ground almond flour, confectioners’ sugar, and cocoa power. Set aside.

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites until they appear foamy. While the mixer is running carefully pour in the granulated sugar in a slow stream. Continue beating the whites on high until they reach a consistency similar to that of shaving cream. Be careful not to over-beat, or the meringue will be too dry.

Add the dry ingredient mix to the meringue. Begin folding, continue folding until the batter resembles a thick pancake batter. The folding should not take more than 50 strokes.
Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain tip (Ateco #807 or #809) with the batter and pipe small rounds (1 ½ inches in diameter) onto parchment paper or silicone mats lined baking sheets. Let the macaroons sit out for 30 minutes to an hour to harden their shells a bit.

Preheat the oven to 300ºF.

When ready, bake for approximately 16-18 minutes, depending on their size they might require a longer baking time. Allow them to cool, then transfer to a wire rack.

Place chocolate chips in a heat resistant bowl. Set aside. Bring heavy cream just to a boil, remove from heat and pour boiling cream over chocolate chips let them stand for 5 minutes then stir with a whisk until smooth.

Add Tequila and peppermint extract. Stir to incorporate. Place ganache in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours. Once ganache has chilled sufficiently whip with a handheld mixer and pipe or use an off-set spatula to fill the macaroon shells.

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