Friday, January 10, 2014

Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) by Nina Lane Blog Tour and Giveaway

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  Title: Awaken (Spiral of Bliss #3) 
  Author: Nina Lane Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ 
  Publication Date: January 7, 2014 
  Event Organized By: Literati Author Services, Inc.

~ Synopsis ~

“I love that you love me, professor.” “I love loving you, beauty.” Since their intense, passionate beginning, Professor Dean West and his wife Olivia have fought dark secrets and betrayal in order to save their marriage. Now reeling in the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Liv and Dean are driven further apart by a vindictive threat to Dean’s career. Struggling to stand on her own for the first time in years, Liv is determined to defend her husband and prove herself. Then an unexpected letter dredges up old insecurities and endangers Liv’s newfound independence. As Dean fights for his professional life, he is forced to confront his worst fear when he discovers that he can’t protect his beloved wife from her own painful past.


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~ Guest Post ~

Liv and Allie’s Queen of Hearts Jam Tarts recipe:

1 cup flour
4 ounces butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1-2 tablespoon cold water
raspberry, apricot or strawberry jam
Confectioner’s sugar, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease the cups of a muffin tin.

Sift the flour into a large mixing bowl, add the butter and rub it in using your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Gradually mix in the water with a knife, until the mixture comes together and you can form a ball with your hands. Wrap the pastry in cling wrap and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes. Dust counter with flour and roll the pastry out to about ¼ cm thick.
Using a circle cookie-cutter or round glass, cut out as many circles as you can, then roll out the pastry scraps and cut out the required amount of hearts, using a mini heart-shaped cookie-cutter.
Lay the pastry circles in the muffin tin and press them gently into place. Prick the base of each tart once with a fork.
Bake for 6 minutes until the pastry is very pale golden. Put 1 heaped teaspoon of jam into each tart, and then top them off with a pastry heart. Bake for another 6 minutes.

Leave them to cool for a few minutes then use a knife to gently lift the tarts out of the tin and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar before serving.

~ About the Author ~


USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she loves traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Nina also spent many years in graduate school studying art history and library sciences. Although she would go back for another degree if she could because she's that much of a bookworm, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. Nina's novel The Erotic Dark hit #1 on Amazon's Erotica Bestseller list, and Allure is a USA Today Bestseller.

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  1. Thank you so much for participating in the AWAKEN blog tour and sharing this delicious recipe. I so appreciate the support!