A warm welcome to author Jane Davitt joining us today here on Love Bytes to talk about new Riptide Release “Gambling On Love”.
Jane talks about food , shares a recipe and there is a giveaway to participate in!
Welcome Jane 🙂
A piece of feedback that stuck with me was that the reader loved the descriptions of food in my books and wished there were recipes.
So what food is in ‘Gambling on Love’? Not a lot of gourmet delights; the guys are holed up in a cabin, after all, but they do get to visit a greasy spoon diner and I let them eat what I eat at our local diner (where the spoons are impeccable, the plates piled high, and the bill reasonable.
“Coffee for me,” Abe said. “I’ll have the hot chicken sandwich with fries, but swap out the veggies for some coleslaw on the side.”
The vegetables were always lackluster heaps of frozen broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower, cooked to mush and doused with a pasty cheese sauce. Tonia, like her grandmother before her, knew her customers. The vegetables were there for form, but no one at the diner was looking for nutrition, only hot, plentiful food. The coleslaw didn’t go with the meal, but it was homemade, crisp, and tangy, and Abe loved it.
Gary read the menu with an expression of fascinated horror.
And, yes, you can haz cookies.
“Cookies?” Gary asked, skipping past the main course to dessert. “You’ve got cookies?”
Damn. Now he’d have to share them. “Yeah, I got some from a neighbor who makes extra for me.”
“Ginger molasses. The chewy kind with the sugar on them, all gritty and sweet.” If he was baiting a hook, he’d use his juiciest worm.
I’ll end with what our family call Granny Betty’s Biscuits. My late granny made the best cakes and biscuits (cookies) ever and I grew up loving these. Fast and easy; and when I called home recently, I heard that Granny’s great-granddaughter, age eight, was making some to share. I’ve kept the recipe as is; easy enough to translate to cups and such.
6 oz margarine or butter
6 oz sugar
2 level tablespoons golden syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
6 oz plain flour
8 oz oats
Put margarine and sugar in saucepan, stir over low heat until margarine/butter melts.
Add bicarbonate of soda, stir in flour and oats.
Take small amount by hand, put onto baking sheet, flatten with back of fork and bake at gas mark 4 for 10 to 15 minutes.
Make sure not to overcook, not too brown.
Cool on trays, take off with spatula when cool.
Make sure the bicarbonate is sieved in, if not, it can stay in lumps, not good!
Baking temp, around 155C
Take off tray while still pretty warm. If left to go cold they stick.
About Gambling on Love
When Gary and Abe came out to each other in their final year of high school, a longstanding friendship turned into a new love. Keeping their feelings a secret was easy until a coach caught them together in the locker room, and their fragile relationship shattered around them. Panicked, angry, and rejected by his mother, Gary fled town, breaking Abe’s eighteen-year-old heart.
Eleven years later Gary returns just as unexpectedly, crashing into Abe’s truck during a blizzard. He’s as arrogant and stubborn as ever—and just as irresistible. Time has changed them both in ways they never imagined, but the heat that flares between them is enough to thaw any ice.
While Abe discovers what Gary did to survive in the city, Gary realizes that Abe has grown into a man with needs to match his own, and they fall in love all over again. But Gary’s determination to carry out one final order from the rich, older man he lived with—and obeyed—for years means that a dead man’s plans might split them apart again . . . this time for keeps.
About Jane Davitt
Jane Davitt is English, and has been living in Canada with her husband, two children, and two cats, since 1997. Writing and reading are her main occupations but if she ever had any spare time she might spend it gardening, walking, or doing cross stitch. She’s recently taken up yoga and loves discovering her ability to bend.
Jane has been writing since 2002 and wishes she’d started earlier. She is a huge fan of SF, fantasy, erotica, and mystery novels and has a tendency to get addicted to TV shows that get cancelled all too soon.
She owns over 4,000 books, rarely gives any away, but is happy to loan them, and is of the firm opinion that there is no such thing as “too many books.”
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To celebrate the release of Gambling on Love, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card and four individuals will also receive their choice of one ebook from Jane’s backlist. That’s FIVE winners total! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 24, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!