Monday, November 17, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Giveaway + Exclusive Twelve Days of Sweet Giveaway: Sweet Cowboy Christmas by Candis Terry

Sweet Cowboy Christmas
Sweet, Texas # 3.5
By: Candis Terry
Releasing November 25th, 2014
Avon Impulse

Mistletoe, holly, and cowboys, oh my! Christmas in Texas has never been sweeter.

Years ago, Chase Morgan traded in his dusty cowboy boots for the shimmering lights of New York City and a fast track up the corporate ladder. But when his shiny life is turned on end just in time for Christmas, Chase knows he needs to reevaluate even if that means going home to Texas to endure his least favorite holiday.

When Mr. Tall, Dark, and Smoking Hot walks through her door at the Magic Box Guest Ranch, Faith Walker sees just another handsome, rich exec looking to play cowboy for a week-at her expense. She’s sure the grumpy, but sexy as hell Scrooge will put a crimp in her holly jolly plans. Until a sizzling kiss has her seeing him in a new light.

Chase is haunted by secrets, and even though it goes entirely against her “hands off the guests” rule Faith is tempted to help him leave the past behind. As the magic of the season swirls around them, she is determined to succeed because now she is certain one sweet, cowboy Christmas will never be enough.

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Author Info
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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DAY 1:
Faith Walker (from Sweet Cowboy Christmas)

The day Chase Morgan walked through my door I never imagined I’d be serving him a Toasted Mashmallow Shooter with a side of me! But what can you do when a tall, dark, and sexy cowboy steps into a room filled with all things merry and bright? You serve him up everything you’ve got!

Toasted Marshmallow Shooters

4 marshmallows, regular size
2 ounces any flavor liqueur (Kahlua, Bailey’s, etc)
2 forks
electric burner (or gas fireplace/burner)
serving plate

  • Turn on your electric burner to red-hot high.
  • Stick a fork in a marshmallow, being careful not to pierce the bottom.
  • Hold the marshmallow side 2-3 inches over the burner. When it begins to smoke and brown, turn it again. Brown all sides of the marshmallow evenly, excluding the top where the fork is. Use the second fork to hold the marshmallow on while browning the bottom.
  • Slide the marshmallow off the fork onto a plate and allow to cool completely. The inside will implode naturally. If it doesn’t, use a fork or knife to open up center or press down to form a cup.
  • Pour liqueur into the cooled marshmallow and shoot immediately. If you wait too long, it will soak through the marshmallow. Or you could always let it drip all over the hot man in your presence. The rest is up to you. But don’t forget to eat the marshmallow!

Helpful Hints:
Toast all sides of the marshmallow evenly so you don’t get thin spots.
Don’t burn the marshmallow or the walls will get too thin.
Putting marshmallows in freezer to cool faster doesn’t work.
Only pour liqueur when ready to shoot, otherwise it will just soak through.
Make sure to have a plate underneath or you’ll have a mess.
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  1. Thank you so much for hosting the fun today!

  2. Sounds like fun! Oh!!! I saw Minions Peeps!! I love those guys!

  3. I don't have a recipe that I pass on to the younger generation at this time of year. I do love these books though and have been following Candice for a while on fb. Thank you for the giveaway and possible chance to win. :)

  4. I don't pass on holiday recipes. I love them.

  5. OMG I can't wait for this book to come out! I love all of Candis Terry's books, as they always leave me with a smile. The marshmallow shooters sure do look good! We don't pass on recipes because each year we try to make the normal dishes different. Basically, we don't make the same recipe each year, we try different ones all the time.

  6. I often share my Peanut Butter Blossom cookies.

  7. I have a serious sweet tooth and absolutely love anything with peppermint in it. So, peppermint, chocolate cookies it is. Yummy

  8. I make a pecan praline pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving. People who don't like pumpkin pie even like this.

  9. Can we say YUM!! Marshmallow shooters....Oh Yeah!

  10. Thanks for the chance to win ~ ~ I usually pass along my Oreo Ball Recipe:

    1-18oz. pkg
    1 pkg oreo cookies (regular size, 3 rows of cookies)
    1-8oz. pkg cream cheese
    8 oz white chocolate almond bark
    Decorative colored sugars
    Add oreos to food processor and blend until fine. Add cream cheese to oreo crumbs and blend until dough-like. Chill mixture for 15 minutes then roll into bite-size balls. Chill balls for 15 minutes. Melt almond bark in microwave according to package directions. Dip chilled oreo balls in melted chocolate using fork so chocolate can "drip off". Set covered cookie balls onto waxed paper and let set aprox. 30 minutes. Sprinkle decorative sugars on top before chocolate sets. Store in refrigerator or freezer works great if making ahead of time.

  11. I always pass on green bean casserole. I hate green beans! :)

  12. Thanksgiving dinner is so traditional it has not changed in years, so haven't passed on any recipes in forever. Sounds like it's time to shake things up!

  13. This is our holiday go-to (it'd be delicious the rest of the year, but it's WAY too tempting to eat it all if it's lying around...):

    Thanks for the fun!

  14. Since I cook and host the dinner there is nothing I have passed on in years. But if I were offered sweet potatoes I'd pass. I do not like them.

  15. I love to bring decorated Christmas cookies and everyone is disappointed if I don't make them.

  16. I don't have any recipes that I pass on. I love Christmas books! theresafischer(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  17. I loved to make all kinds of homemade Christmas candy for my dad's gift. Since I moved from Ma to Ca it was hard to get it to him so I passed all my recipes onto my grown niece and told her it was time for the next generation to do. She has done it for a few years now but my dad told me it isn't the same as mine!! I am a daddy's girl lol Thank you for the chance to win :)

  18. Just realized that I misunderstood the question!! lol The only thing that I would take a pass on is Green Bean Casserole.

  19. Stuffing and sweet potatoes. Yucky!

  20. I pass up the cranberry sauce. Never acquired a taste for it.
    I used to share my homemade divinity, but only during Christmas holidays because Ialways burned up too many mixers making it. :)

  21. I'm not a picky eater so I wouldn't pass on anything, although green beans are low on the totem pole! The toasted marshmallow shooters looks delish!!
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  22. We are basic! Although, I married into a family from Trinidad - so I have learned how to make my husband's favorite Macaroni Pie! :)

  23. I don`t have that kind of recipe. BUT I love cooking :)

  24. pumpkin pie

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