Thanks so much for inviting me on to the blog to talk about my new book, Table For One, and my recipe for love. You know, when I'm cooking, I rarely use recipe books. I love reading recipes, but when I cook I like to just throw things in and see how it turns out. That's more or less my approach to writing as well. So when I was thinking about a recipe for love, I did what any sane person would do when asked for a recipe: I googled. And found this:
A little bit of me and a whole lot of you
Add a dash of starlight and a dozen roses, too....
That's Harry Connick Jr's recipe for love. It's ridiculously sentimental, but it's also a bit vague, don't you think? I mean, a dash of starlight? How much is that? What if you live in a city where the light pollution means you can't see the stars? And those roses? Pink? Yellow? Or do they have to be red for the magic to work? It's not exactly a balanced recipe, either. You only get a little bit of me, but I get a whole lot of you. Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
So then I asked Twitter, who suggested:
- Sauce Bearnaise
I bet Ward Nicholls, hero of Table for One and the Seventh Sexiest Man in London, has a recipe for love. He has a special talent for knowing exactly what to cook for someone according to their mood. The first meal he cooks for Claudia Thomas seduces her completely, before either of them are really ready for it. The next gives them both a chance to take a rational look at each other in the cold light of day and work out whether they've found something worth fighting for.
For me? Well, I have no idea! Ask me when I've fallen in love with someone and I'll tell you what worked. Better still, why don't you tell me what worked for you?
Table For One is a short, contemporary romance from Entangled Publishing's exciting new Flirts line.
When food critic Claudia Thomas gets dumped on Valentine's Day, she finds herself occupying a table for one at London's hottest new restaurant. If her job wasn't on the line, she'd skip the whole affair, but her editor's waiting for a review--and with luck, an interview with sexy chef Ward Nicholls.
Ward, intrigued by the single woman in a restaurant full of couples, sets out to tease her palate. Claudia has never tasted anything so luscious as the special meal Ward prepares for her, but when the seduction moves from the restaurant to his bedroom, Claudia discovers the only thing more tempting than his food is the chef himself.
Their connection is instantaneous, sizzling, and spicy--until Claudia comes clean about her job, reopening a wound Ward had thought long-healed. Could one accidental lie of omission end a delicious relationship before it even has a chance to start?
More details and an excerpt are available here: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/table-for-one/
Buy it at Amazon (US), B&N, Amazon (UK)
Ros is a writer, a student, a church worker, a crafter, a blogger, a twitterer, a lazy gardener, and an appalling housekeeper. She lives in a sixteenth century shed in England and is very glad that it has twenty-first century plumbing. She is interested in almost everything except cricket and football (US and UK) and mostly she likes happy endings in fiction and in real life.
Ros has been writing stories for as long as she can remember, never dreaming that other people would be interested in reading them. A few years ago, she discovered a writing forum on the internet, and has never looked back. Her head--and her hard drive--are full of ideas for fresh, fun, contemporary romances that she hopes you'll love as much as she does.
You can also find Ros on twitter, at Goodreads, and at her own blog. Come and say hi!
Ros is giving away an eBook copy of, Table for One.
- Open International
- Must be 18 or older to enter
- Leave a comment below answering this questions, What is your recipe for love?
- Make sure to include your name and e-mail address.
- Giveaway ends February 29th.