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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Bon Appétit and a Book starring Her Sweetest Fortune by Stella Bagwell

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Here's hoping you had a splendid Valentine's Day yesterday, and everything came up roses (get it?  Roses...because that's the typical V-Day gift?  ^_^).  Just because the holiday has passed doesn't mean that we stop celebrating the LOVE, I mean because really, with book there is more than enough to go around. 

Speaking of which, today we are taking part in a Meryl L. Moss Media and Harlequin Books BLOG TOUR highlighting a few titles from their epic selection of books that should be on your reading radar this month.  For my part, I selected a work by author Stella Bagwell that I might just have to add to my own reading rotation because it just sounds like a lot of fun...and a little something extra for the taste buds.  First things first though, BRING ON THE BOOK!,204,203,200_.jpg

The Fortunes of Texas:  The Secret Fortunes
Stella Bagwell
Harlequin Books

About the book...
Sophie Fortune Robinson is on a mission. The word around the office water cooler is that the boss's youngest daughter is intent on landing Mr. Right by Valentine's Day—and that she has her eyes, and heart, set on a certain hunk in Marketing.

But when she enlists her longtime pal and coworker Mason Montgomery to teach her how to get a man to notice her, little does she know she's already captured his attention!

Now Mason's in a real bind! He has just a few short weeks to fight his way out of the "friend zone." On his agenda: convincing sweet Sophie that he is the real man of her dreams! Will Fortune smile on true love's venture?


Sounds good, right?
Well, now to add that little something extra I mentioned.
Sweets for the sweet...or rather the 'bon appétit' to go with this book!

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Valentine’s Day wouldn’t be complete without something chocolate! Here’s a cake recipe that my family enjoys.
Buttermilk Cocoa Cake
2 cups sugar, ¾ cup shortening, 2&1/2 cups flour, ½ cup cocoa, 2 teaspoons soda, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 cup boiling water.
Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Sift dry ingredients together and add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture. Add vanilla and water. Pour batter into 13/9 inch pan, or if you prefer layers, two 9 inch pans and bake at 350 degrees until cake springs back when touched.
4 cups confectioner sugar, 6 Tbs. cold butter, ½ tsp. vanilla, ¼ tsp. salt, ¼ scant cup milk. Whip with mixer until creamy.

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About the author...

STELLA BAGWELL is a USA Today bestselling author who has written close to 90 books for Harlequin. She lives on the Texas Gulf coast with her husband, where the winters are mild and the summers sweltering. Along with her writing, she stays busy helping her husband care for their 10 horses, 11 cats, and a flock of gulls that always seem to know when it's feeding time!


Special thanks to Tracy at Meryl L Moss Media and the Harlequin Books team for the chance to participate in this promotion as well as the copy for (future) review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or those tours on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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