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BRUNCH with SANTA (Cocktail Recipe)

The Bloody Maria is the perfect Brunch companion, according to Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst, the hero and heroine of SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Jamey mixes pitchers of this lightly spicy cocktail for friends during the holidays. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try. Cheers!

Courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.


The Bloody Maria:

You’ll Need:

Serves 6

1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
7 parts tomato juice
1 squeeze of Siracha Chili Sauce
3 grinds fresh black pepper
the juice of 1 Lemon
1 dash of celery salt
1 dash of paprika
1 dash of cumin
several dashes of Worcestershire sauce

*If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver

To Make:

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into a tall glass over ice, with or without salt. Garnish with a lime, an olive, a pickled jalapeño and a sprig of cilantro.

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New Release from Entangled Publishing!

New Release from Entangled Publishing!


A sweet firefighter contemporary romance novella
New Release! An Entangled Publishing Flirt


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

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She laughed out loud this time, and the sound of her voice rang through the air, pure and clear. He could listen to that voice for hours. “These are for my kids at the hospital. I’m an R.N. at County. We’re decorating the pediatric ward. And spoiling the children too, a bit. I’m baking cookies for our holiday party on Saturday.”

She held out her hand for a handshake. “I’m Heather Longhurst.”

Jamey introduced himself and took her hand. He told her what he did and where he worked. Her skin felt soft against his palm, though her grasp conveyed confidence and strength.

He cocked his chin. “What kind of cookies?”

“Chocolate chip, of course. Is there any other kind?”

Jamey shook his head. He could almost taste melted dark chocolate and smell the aromas of fresh baked flour, eggs and sugar filling her kitchen. His mouth watered. He hoped she couldn’t hear his stomach rumble. He hadn’t eaten in over fourteen hours. “No ma’am.”

Heather returned a lopsided grin. “You’re not from around here, are you?”

“Southern Indiana, born and raised.”

She moved out of the way of an elderly couple trying to pass with their half-filled shopping cart. Jamey moved too and they strolled together toward the exit. “I’ll make a plate of cookies for you, if you stop by the hospital to pick it up.” She said.

Jamey smiled at her, his heart lifting at the turnaround in his day. “That’s the best offer I’ve had since I moved to Appleton.”

“You’re new in town?”

“Been here almost three months.”

“Glad to meet you, Jamey Tucker. See you about one o’clock?”

“I’ll be there. Count on it.”

“I will.” She smiled back and their gazes locked. His mood soared with the realization she was flirting with him. The day had definitely taken a turn for the better.

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Tips For Writing A Holiday Story

Looking for tips on how to write a holiday themed story? Stop by the blog Writing Novels That Sell for my article. I’m also giving away prizes like fun firefighter Christmas ornaments and Fire and Rescue magnets to commenters. Winners listed weekly!

Manga Maniac Cafe is hosting me for an interview and has posted a review of SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews has posted a spotlight on my new release. I hope to see you there!

Would you like to win this adorable Firefighter Teddy Bear ornament? Follow Adele Downs' Blog Tour!

Would you like to win this adorable Firefighter Teddy Bear ornament? Follow Adele Downs’ Blog Tour!

Monday, November 25:

Blooms, Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

You’re probably wondering what the heck I meant by this heading, so let me explain. First, Pembroke Sinclair has posted a whimsical interview with me on her blog. Blurbs In Bloom posted a Spotlight. Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust posted a review of SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

If you stop by the blogs and leave a comment, you’ll be automatically entered to win a firefighter Christmas ornament. I’m also giving away Fire and Rescue refrigerator magnets and swag items. I have tons of prizes to give away, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to win. Leave comments here, too, for additional chances.

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Adele Downs is giving away Fire and Rescue Refrigerator Magnets and Swag too!

Adele Downs is giving away Fire and Rescue Refrigerator Magnets and Swag too!


Celebrating New Release SANTA TO THE RESCUE

My SANTA TO THE RESCUE hero and heroine Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst will offer a yummy series of  Sauza® Tequila party tips and adult beverage recipes here and on my blog tour.
Three FREE delicious recipes are offered today at Delilah Devlin, Seven Sexy Scribes, and Ex Libris. Read a review at Storm Goddess Book Reviews.

Free Gifts! Leave comments here and on my blog tour for chances to win fun firefighter Christmas ornaments and magnets.

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(Video posted with permission from the makers of Sauza®Tequila.)

Everyone Loves A Firefighter

Firefighters: women love them and men want to be them. As I count down the days to the digital release of SANTA TO THE RESCUE, my Christmas firefighter tale, I can’t help but admire photographs of men in turnouts.

Here’s a picture of a firefighter as I imagined him in my fictional world of the Appleton Fire Company, set in Southeastern Pennsylvania apple orchard country. Like the hero of my story, Jamey Tucker, he’s just finished fighting an overnight fire.

Wouldn’t you like to have this man safeguarding your neighborhood?


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New Title to Upcoming Release!

The title of my fun and flirty firefighter novella coming Christmas 2013 from Entangled Publishing has been changed to SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Cover art coming soon!

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