Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Secret Cravings' Secret Recipes: Author Beverly Ovalle

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let's get cookin'!

Happy Tuesday! Please give a warm welcome to Beverly Ovalle. She's here to share one of her all-time favorite recipes :)

This is my favorite summer dessert! We light up the fire pit and hunt out the sticks.

S'mores!  Have you had any?

A package of Hershey's Chocolate Bars
The super sized marshmallows (you can use the normal ones)
Box of Honey Graham Crackers

Easy right?

Get the fire going.

Crack a graham cracker in half and do the same with a Hershey's bar. You can use both pieces of chocolate for one s'more. I do. :D Put the chocolate on the graham cracker.

Set aside.

Put the super size marshmallow on a stick, center it so it doesn't fall off! This is a very important step!

Hold the marshmallow in the flames, rotating it so the heat and toastiness is even. Now, you have 2 choices. When your marshmallow is golden brown you can put it on the chocolate, using the other chocolate/graham cracker to pull the marshmallow off, leaving it's yummy goodness to melt the chocolate for a bit before gobbling it down.

Me, I hold the marshmallow in the flames until it catches fire, rotating it until the fluffy white goodness could torch down a house. When it is evenly on fire, I blow it out, eat the first torching, and then place the yummy melted goodness between the chocolate/graham cracker sandwich!

The rest of the family only uses two squares of chocolate, so it is cracker, 2 chocolate squares, marshmallow and cracker.

I swear they're not mine!

I thought a fire recipe appropriate because my book Lightning Strike takes place while camping. Levi spends most of his time wandering the great outdoors, taking pictures of remote spots around the world. This time, he is visiting land owned by his family, a mountain glen they have protected for generations.

Lightning Strike
By Beverly Ovalle
Publisher:  Secret Cravings Publishing

Tag Line:
Levi’s life changes in an instant when lightning strikes, tumbling Daphnaie into his arms as he becomes her savior and she becomes his every dream.
For generations Levi’s family had guarded a sacred glen in the mountains.  Still far from man this isolated area was a favorite spot of his grandfather.  Levi grew up listening to his tales and fell in love without ever having stepped foot there.
Now Levi’s family, led by his grandmother, wanted to sell the land.  With only his grandfather and Levi against it, Levi has to prove to the rest of the family why they needed to continue their guardianship.  Believing in his grandfather’s tales despite himself, Levi went armed with his camera and his well-known expertise behind the lens and headed out for proof. 
Providing that proof and protecting the secrets of the glen from the world, Gaia needs to convince Levi to continue that protection.  Daphnaie, the embodiment of his every dream, is sent to show him why, stealing his heart in the process to save her world.

Thanks so much, Beverly! See you next week :)

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