Wednesday, 5 April 2017

A TASTE OF GREECE WITH LIBBY CAMPBELL

What an awesome day! Libby Campbell is sharing a recipe with us! Come along for a taste of Greece!





As a social blogger, Ronnie Flynn—aloof, beautiful, cool as a cucumber—is desperate to get to the society event of the year: Simon and Sadie’s engagement party on Seguro Island. No surprise that her name isn’t on the guest list, but as always, Ronnie has a backup plan. A plan that involves the handsome Del Franklin.
Del agrees to a swap: Ronnie gives him the scoop on his estranged wife’s dirty secrets and he takes her as his date to his boss’s party. The handsome, buff man of Italian descent makes only one condition: Ronnie better be good. No snooping. No manipulating. No digging for dirt. Or else.
With crossed fingers, and in spite of Del’s threat of putting her over his knee for disobeying, Ronnie ‘promises’ to be a good girl. Right. She’s not worried about Del. Her code of Keeping a Healthy Distance will protect her heart, and her backside. She’s too wily to get caught, anyway.
Ronnie sees. Literally. She can channel people’s feelings and see into their hearts. All her life, she has been hiding this secret weapon—her psychic ability—because what she sees is often too hard understand and impossible to share. If she can handle that secret, surely she can handle Del. Or can she? He’s not like anyone else. Nothing has prepared her for him. She shouldn’t react like this to his dominance. She’s an independent, wealthy woman in her own right. No man will tell her what to do. Yet, there is something about this sexy dominant Latin lover that makes her pulse race.
Will Ronnie allow Del to break her Code of Keeping a Healthy Distance? Will seeing Ronnie open Del’s eyes to a new world? Will the two of them ever see life the same way?



Books On Fire ToursIf you’re looking for a sweet romance to fire your imagination (and other body parts), you’ll enjoy Seeing Ronnie. It blends the genres of urban romance, paranormal, supernatural, wealthy alpha male and strong female characters into hot erotic scenes. It’s an ideal read for a rainy night or a relaxing afternoon at the beach.
The powerful story line is populated with well-developed characters who, through twists and turns, ups and downs, struggle to make their business and personal relationships work. A hint of mystery, Ronnie’s psychic powers, and a little bit of intrigue build the story to its HEA conclusion.




Don’t miss these other exciting titles from Blushing Books and Libby Campbell

The Simon in Charge series;

Simon Says (book 1)
Winning Sadie (book 2)
Sadie Says I Do (book 3)

In A Spanking Good New Year, anthology










Libby Campbell, spanking romance writer

Libby lives on the West Coast of Canada with her husband of over twenty-five years. An avid reader, she savors books that feature strong, independent women and the loving men who challenge them.

She loves mountain hikes, deep bubble baths, and all animals, but particularly small dogs with big attitudes and big dogs who think they are lap dogs. A woman for all seasons, Libby is happy cuddling in front of a winter fire, watching a summer sunset, listening to birds in the spring and walking in the autumn rain.

Optimistic by nature, Libby wants a solid HEA in her reading and her writing. She hopes you will enjoy escaping to the dream worlds where she spends far too much time.

Recently she’s been dipping into Pinterest and building boards with images of people and places that inspire her novels. There is a board up now for Seeing Ronnie ( Romancing the Coast, Book 1).
PLEASE NOTE HER BLOG IS RATED FOR ADULTS ONLY. NC-17



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Once in my misspent youth, I stayed with a family in Greece. It was Orthodox Easter, an occasion as important there as Christmas is in North America.
I helped boil and dye eggs red. I went to the bakery to fetch the special bread for the Sunday feast. My host family took me to the nearby army barracks where we celebrated with the young men who were doing their National Service. After we finished eating, the dishes were cleared away, the musical instruments came out and the next thing I knew I was dancing sirtaki with my arms on the shoulders of two handsome men.
You can read more about the significance of Greek Orthodox Easter here.

One lasting souvenir of that holiday is the recipe I helped my host prepare:

Greek Chicken Pie (Kotopita)

Ingredients:
1 – 4-5 lb chicken
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp each of: salt, pepper, & chopped dill.
½ tsp paprika
1- C grated parmesan cheese
1.5-2 C of milk
4 eggs
½ C feta cheese, crumbled
1- 1.5 C melted butter
16 sheets of filo pastry

Method:
Boil the chicken until cooked, reserving 1-1.5 C broth.
Let it cool then shred all the meat off it.
Fry the onion and garlic until soft. Add salt, pepper, dill, and paprika
Dice the chicken and add it to the onion mix. Cover with broth and cook another 15 mins.
Add milk and parmesan and cook for another 15 mins (approx.).
Cool this mixture.
Add beaten eggs and feta cheese to it.
Line a large, flat baking dish with 8 layers of filo pastry, 2 layers at a time, brushing with butter between each set of 2 layers.
Spread the chicken mix over the filo.
Top with 8 more layers of filo, brushing with butter between every 2 layers.
Brush more butter over the top.