Winter Blogfest: Berengaria Brown

What Christmas Means to Me by Berengaria Brown
For me, Christmas is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends. A delicious meal and time to just sit and relax catching up with my favorite people is a real joy and delight. Sometimes we sit around the table long after the meal has concluded just talking, before we move onto the couch and talk some more. We all live such busy lives, a day to sit, relax, and catch up on all the events of the past year is wonderful.

Watching small children opening their presents is also a lot of fun. Playing with their toys is even better!

I also like singing the old Christmas carols, although sometimes by the time Christmas is over I’m tired of them. But each year I’m ready to sing them again at the start of the season.

An integral part of the day is eating gloriously decadent cookies.

Decadent rum balls have always been a part of our holiday feasts.

Ingredients:

* Vegetable oil, cooking spray
* 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
* 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
* 3 large eggs
* 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark rum
* Coarse sanding sugar, for rolling

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 12-by-17-inch rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray; set aside. Melt butter and chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
2. Whisk together eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl. Stir in chocolate mixture, then fold in flour. Pour batter into prepared baking sheet. Spread evenly with a rubber spatula. Bake until top is shiny and a cake tester inserted into center comes out with some crumbs attached, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
3. Break up brownie into small pieces; transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. With machine on low speed, pour in rum, and mix until crumbs start to come together to form a ball.
4. Shape into 1-inch balls, and roll in sanding sugar to coat. Transfer to a baking sheet; refrigerate, uncovered, until cold, about 2 hours. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

The question to enter the competition to win your choice of an ebook from my backlist: Do you ever sing Christmas carols/holiday songs? Comment below to enter!

Naked for Her Two Masters (MFM) The Wolf Masters Bk 1

berengaria bb-twm-nfhtm3Andorra Yasbit’s father took off with a blonde bimbo and her stepmother closed their apartment. So Andorra hikes up a mountain and discovers a wonderful hot spring. The only problem is the werewolf who owns it is Master Kingston, who’s used to being pursued by gold digging women. And he has an equally Dominant best friend, Master Raleigh. They don’t believe she’s arrived by accident.

The two men take Andorra to the dungeon, but instead of being scared Andorra revels in the punishment and orgasms. The men can’t find any evidence Andorra has been lying to them, but Master Kingston can’t bring himself to trust her either. And the more time they spend together, the stronger the attraction between the three of them grows. Kingston is determined to break her and prove she’s deceitful. Raleigh wants to believe her but owes his allegiance to his Alpha. What can Andorra do to demonstrate she’s telling the truth?

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About the Author: Berengaria is a multi-published author of erotic romance: contemporary, paranormal (magic, ghosts, vampires, fairies, dragons, and werewolves), futuristic, medieval, and Regency-set historical. She loves to read all different kinds of romance so that is what she writes: one man/one woman; two women; two men; two men/one woman; three men, two women/one man, three men/one woman…. Whatever the characters need for their very hot happily-ever-after, Berengaria makes sure they get it.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the recipe, and Happy Holidays…best wishes for 2014!

  2. Sounds tasty

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  3. Thanks for the recipe, cant wait to try it . Merry Christmas and My wish is to win your giveaway! LOL! Happy New Year!

  4. Vanessa N. says:

    Yes, I love Christmas songs. Especially this year because it’s my nephew’s first Christmas and he loves it when you sing.

    mythic021@gmail.com

  5. LOL…I remember as a kid that my dad had a ban on holiday songs until after Thanksgiving. SO, on the ride home from whatever family member’s home we went to for Thanksgiving (grandmother, aunt, etc), my mother and I would break out into carols at the top of our lungs. What made it worse was that mom and I have THE WORST singing voices. It’s painful to listen to us. My dad would feign annoyance for a while before joining in–at the top of his lungs.

  6. Awesome, Catherine. What a wonderful holiday tradition and memory.
    Berengaria

  7. The winner is Vanessa!!!!!!!
    Congratulations, Vanessa!! I’ll be emailing you in a few minutes to choose a book from my backlist as your prize.
    Berengaria

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