Sunday, November 18, 2012

Guest Post & Giveaway with Dee Carney

 I was lucky enough to briefly meet Dee Carney at the Lori Foster Reader/Author Get Together this past May, and am so excited to have her here talking about her newest release, Once Burned.

What’s the Sexiest Meal You’ve Ever Served?

Like a lot of you, I have a day job. After working an eight, ten or twelve hour day, I stumble home where pouring a bowl of cereal is about all I’m good for. But then those special holidays roll around—Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary, in-laws go on vacation…*cough* Anyway, at least once a year most of us do put forth a little effort and try to sexy up mealtime with our significant others.

If one day out of the year isn’t enough to get your culinary creativity cranked up, there are lots of foods on the aphrodisiac list meant to inspire your meal and sexy times. Think asparagus, chocolate, honey, oysters, pomegranates… The list goes on and on.
Oh! So what would happen if you threw the two groups together? Chocolate and Valentine’s Day already go hand in hand. How about oysters and anniversaries! Pomegranates and parents-without-kids night!

In my latest release, ONCE BURNED, my two chefs take a broken relationship and mix it into a $10,000 competition and end up with a sizzling dilemma. Curious? Here’s the blurb:

With a chance to win a cooking competition that will advance her career, the last thing food truck chef Pepper Joseph needs is a distraction. Except she’s got a heaping helping of it in the form of fellow chef Darien Priest, the man who broke her heart.

It’s been years, and she tells herself she’s over his betrayal, but to her irritation, she finds she still has an appetite for his steel gray eyes, clean-shaven head, and sleeve tattoos.

Darien regrets the single, juvenile act that ended it with Pepper, but he’s never found the courage to apologize. Now that they’re in close quarters, something’s steaming and it’s not just the saucepots. One, toe-curling kiss proves there’s the potential for more than just a guarded friendship, and he sets out to prove he’s grown into an honorable man.

Until he discovers she’s pulled a seasoning switch that could have ruined one of his dishes. Now it’s on. There’s ten thousand dollars on the line, but if they don’t surrender to another chance at love, one—or both—of their wounded hearts could get singed.

Warning: “Scorching hot” doesn’t refer to the food. Contains two chefs who’ll inspire cravings of the very carnal kind. Includes one delicious recipe guaranteed to blow any diet out of the water.

Now, you tell me… What was the sexiest meal you’ve ever served? One random commenter will win an ebook copy from my backlist.  (Does not include 2012 releases.) Giveaway will be open until 11pm est on November 26. To enter answer Dee's question and leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner. If I don't hear from the winner within two days of contacting them a new one will be chosen.

About The Author: 
Best selling, award winning author Dee Carney loves mixing food and romance. Visit her web site, or learn more about what trouble she’s serving up on Twitter,

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