I don’t drink a lot of coffee, but my character Derek loves comparing people to this wonderfully caffeinated drink. Today, I have Chrys on my blog and she’s provided yet another scrumptious option to try out. This sounds yummy enough for even a squirrel like me to try out!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 Cup Instant Hot Chocolate Mix
- 1 Cup Regular Cremora (Coffee Creamer)
- ½ Cup Sugar
- ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg
- Mix all ingredients.
- Put in a jar.
- Add a spoonful or two (to taste) to your cup of brewed coffee.
Viola! Christmas Coffee!
Chrys also brings us an excerpt from Seismic Crimes which includes a conversation over coffee. Perhaps it should’ve been Christmas Coffee.
Beth felt her cheeks sear red. She glanced at the women who waited for her reply while she carefully weighed her answer. “I care about him a lot. He’s an amazing man.”
“Have you slept with him?” Lily blurted.
Beth’s jaw dropped.
“Mom!” Meredith shook her head disapprovingly. “What she meant to ask is if you’re in love.”
Beth felt as though a cloud of butterflies were set loose inside her body. Her heart rate fluttered frantically at the mention of the L word. “It’s a little early for that.” She looked from Meredith to Lily. “Isn’t it?”
Meredith shrugged. “You tell us.”
Beth swallowed. “I…uh…” She knew she was in love with Donovan, but she hadn’t admitted it aloud since she’d told him outside the police department. “I think I am. Yes.”
The two women beamed at her, seemingly pleased with her response.
Beth took a sip of coffee, finding it cold and bitter. The look in Meredith’s and Lily’s eyes dashed the joy she felt a moment ago. The look said they hoped for marriage and babies. Lots and lots of babies. But Beth wasn’t ready for diapers and formula yet. The thought of being a mother for the rest of her life terrified her. How could she raise a child to be a good person? What if she screwed up? Although she had excellent parents, she wasn’t sure if she had the mothering gene.
Title: Seismic Crimes
Author: Chrys Fey
Series: Disaster Crimes Series (Book Two)
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Format: Digital and Print
Page Count: 282
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer’s location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?
I’ve read Hurricane Crimes, and it was fast-paced and action packed. Be sure to pick it up.
Have you read Hurricane Crimes? Are you excited for Seismic Crimes? Do you like coffee? What did you think of the excerpt?