Monday, October 22, 2012

Welcome fellow Passionate Cook and best-selling author Anna Alexander!

Sharon: Tell me a little about yourself:

Anna: My literary world changed at age thirteen when a friend gave her Kathleen E. Woodwiss’s A Rose in Winter. With my mind thoroughly blown, I decided that one day I too would be a romance novelist. With Hugh Jackman’s abs and Christopher Reeve’s blue eyes as inspiration, I loved spinning tales of superheroes finding love.

More about Anna can be found at

Sharon: Tell me about your latest release.

Anna: Hero Unleashed is book two in the Heroes of Saturn series.

Princess Amaryllis should have been sad to be exiled from her home on the Saturn moon, but on Earth she finds freedoms she never imagined existed. She embraces her new home with big, open-mouthed kisses and establishes herself as a prominent business woman catering to the human’s most intimate desires.

When the former head of her father’s guard enters her domain, he not only rouses old insecurities but also a burning desire to see him lose the formal constraints and succumb to the promise in his command.

Lucian Kilsgaard was a warrior without a mission until he received word that an assassin had been sent to ensure the exiled princess does not return to reclaim the throne. He goes to warn the princess and instead of the unconfident, impulsive girl he remembers, he finds a bold temptress. How can he protect her when all he wants is to sink into her softness? He vows the line between protector and lover will never be crossed, yet Amaryllis will test his resolve until he takes exactly what he needs.

Sharon: Tell me why you chose Lip Lickin' Lemon Tartlets for your recipe in the Passionate Cooks cook book.

Anna: I love chocolate, but I also like having an alternative flavor for desserts during family dinners. My lemon tarlets are always a crowd favorite, or I should say, it's the lemon curd that is the big hit.

Fresh lemon curd is super easy to make and can be used in a variety of dishes. Use it as a cake filling or to sandwich shortbread cookies together. One of my favorite summertime desserts is trifle. Layer pound cake with lemon curd, berries and whipped cream. Super yummy.

Sharon: Anna's is one of many great recipes you can find free in the Passionate Cooks cookbook.

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