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    • Teaser Tuesday: A SEAL’s Fantasy Recipe

      Lara's Posole

      One of the yummy meals mentioned in A SEAL’s Fantasy was spent with Dominic’s rowdy family and included “Roast, potatoes, enchiladas, a delicious soup called posole and an array of vegetables to make any growing kid sprout up healthy.”

      Here’s Lara’s posole recipe for you to try out if you’d like.  You can get the printable version here.  You do have to be a Red Hot Reader to access the recipe files, but there are so many great recipes there, along with first chapter excerpts, free reads and Red Hot Reader Only contests, what have you got to lose by checking it out?

      Want to see the scene that inspired this posole recipe?   Continue reading →

     

     

    Hunk of the Month Contest

    • September’s Hunk of the Month

      For Septembers’s Hunk of Month contest, it’s all about avenging superheroes! Our choices are Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark/Ironman.

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      Vote below and be sure to leave a comment to enter to win a prize.

      Which of these Avengers do think is super-hot?
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    Inspiration

    \"The best antidote to writer\'s block is ... to write.\" ~Henriette Anne Klauser
    “You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”  ~Ray Bradbury
    “Positive anything is better than negative thinking.”  ~Elbert Hubbard
    “Writing is easy:  All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”  ~Gene Fowler
    “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”  ~Winston Churchill
    “Excellence is not a skill.  It is an attitude.”  ~Ralph Marston
    “Eighty percent of success is showing up.”  ~Woody Allen
    “Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”  ~William Feather
    “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.”  ~Kahlil Gibran
    “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” 
    “The truth is, progress is usually small and sneaky.” ~Anne Lamott
    “Reach for your dreams and they will reach for you.”
    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Creativity means believing that you have greatness.” ~ Wayne Dyer
    “You have a very powerful mind that can make anything happen, as long as you’re centered.”
    ~Wayne Dyer
    “Believe it and you’ll see it. Know it and you’ll be it!” ~Wayne Dyer
    “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.” ~ Nora Roberts
    “You don\'t find time to write. You make time. It\'s your job.” ~ Nora Roberts
    \"You can fix anything but a blank page.” ~ Nora Roberts
    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” ~ Dumbledore
    Life is full of obstacle illusions.
    Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.
    We advance on our journey only when we face our goal, when we are confident and believe we are going to win out.
    It\'s a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
    We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.