Happy New Year, Fresh Fiction folks! Thank you so much for inviting me to join you today and for helping me celebrate the release of my debut fantasy romance, UNEXPECTED EDEN.
UNEXPECTED EDEN is a little different than most fantasy romances—mainly because it takes place in current times. It’s the first in a four book series and features the one and only “land of creation”—a realm parallel to our own and inhabited by the powerful Myren race.
It’s a romance, so naturally, the hero (Eryx) is both honorable and handsome, and the heroine (Lexi) is spunky and smart as a whip…but that’s not what I want to talk about today.
Nope, I’d rather share one of the drinks created by one of the secondary characters in the book—minus the Myren sedative that winds up inside it. (Yep, that’s definitely a teaser. Needless to say, that sedative gets our hero into some hot water with his woman.)
Besides, Christmas and New Year are over now…time for you to move on to something other than Eggnog and Candy Cane Cocktails.
Orla’s Mint Mudslide Recipe
What you’ll need:
-4 ½ oz Baileys with a Hint of Mint Chocolate
-1 ½ oz Kahlua
-7 Tbsp chocolate syrup, plus extra for rim
-3 cups ice
-½ cup crumbled Oreo Cookies
How to pull it together:
1. Blend Baileys, Kahlua, chocolate syrup and ice in blender.
2. Dip glass rim in small amount of chocolate syrup then into Oreo crumbs.
3. Fill glass and garnish with straw. Serve immediately.
And that’s it! Now you’ve got a decadent drink straight out of a fantasy book to counter balance all those exercise resolutions. Who knows what might happen if you drink it. You may end up as lucky as Lexi.
Have any favorite drinks you’d like to share? I’m always on the lookout for fun things to include in my next book and would love to see your comments below.
See you in paradise!
About UNEXPECTED EDEN
Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.
Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question—is she Myren, or human, which makes her forbidden fruit?
When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.
About Rhenna Morgan
Rhenna Morgan writes for the same reason she reads—to escape reality.
Yes, her life rocks—two beautiful little girls, a great husband, a steady job, and the kind of friends that would take you out back if you hurt her. But, like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. So, when the world gets her down, she slips into something…less realistic.
Romance is a must. So is a steamy romp (or four). Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, strong, intuitive men, and the sigh of, “Oh if only that could happen to me.”
So, if you’re picking up one of her books, expect portals into alternate realms and men who’ll fight to keep the women they want. Romantic escape for the women who need it.