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Layla Reyne | Author-Reader Match: VARIABLE ONSET
Author Guest / May 4, 2020

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Author-Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Layla Reyne! Writes: In Variable Onset, a prickly FBI instructor meets his match—and undercover husband—in the brash, flirtatious former student who made his professor life hell… and who has always had the hots for teacher. With their cold case suddenly heating up, will things get too hot to handle, in their fake relationship and in their investigation? About: Author of adrenaline-fueled romance, Layla Reyne will keep you on your toes with plots and characters that surprise, romance that builds slow and burns bright, enough food mentions to make you hungry, and page-turning series that will satisfy your binge-read cravings. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match: Loves “Criminal Minds” and true crime podcasts. Fan of UST who collects “Now Kiss” GIFs. Appreciates quirky small towns and a good homemade biscuit. Doesn’t mind a sleepless night, as long as there’s coffee in the AM What to expect if we’re compatible: Action-packed romantic suspense. Twisty plots, layered characters, slow-burn attraction, life…

Layla Reyne | Dine With Me – Recipe Feature
Author Guest / September 17, 2019

In Dine With Me, award-winning chef, Miller Sykes, sets out on a cross-country culinary tour with unabashed foodie, Clancy Rhodes. When Miller and Clancy first meet, Clancy’s attention is drawn to the intricate tattoos on Miller’s arms. Over the course of their trip, Miller explains that each abstract design hides a recipe of personal significance, both of which also hold significance to me. On Miller’s left arm is the recipe for bechamel sauce. Miller’s first kitchen gig is under a French chef in Martha’s Vineyard, and béchamel is one of the first sauces he learns. He becomes a master at sauces, much to the chagrin of his best friend, a chef who hilariously struggles with them. For me, béchamel is significant because it was a law school friend’s killer béchamel lasagna that spurred me on to cook more. I’d always loved to eat, but that’s when the cooking bug really hit. Bechamel Sauce INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 1/4 cups whole milk, heated Salt (to taste) Freshly ground pepper (to taste) *Extra kick: Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg + 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese PREPARATION In a saucepan, warm milk over low heat until just bubbling, then remove…