Secret Southern Couture: Hot Christmas Cheer #GuestPost by Author Boone Brux   

Friday, December 20, 2013

Hot Christmas Cheer #GuestPost by Author Boone Brux

I know what you’re thinking. Great, Boone is going to talk about sex or fiery demons. Sorry, not this time.  I’m going to tell about something better than sex, better than killing the villains in my books, better than saving an entire race of people from annihilation—Hot Buttered Freakin’ Rum.

For me, the holidays bring freezing temperatures. I live in Alaska, where December is cold and dark. During this time I look forward to imbibing in my favorite seasonal drink. Yes, basically it’s a stick of butter, sugar, and ice cream, but that’s the point—right?

Before finding this delectable drink I tried a lot of other things—mulled wine from a vendor in Germany, spiced cider on the east coast, but nothing satisfied my caramel sugar craving like hot buttered rum. And the good part is you can drink with or without the rum. Not that I like my kids to get all sugared up, but at least they can enjoy it too.

So here’s my recipe—a little holiday tradition I want to share. Enjoy.
1 cup sugar
1 cup
brown sugar
1 cup
2 cups
vanilla ice cream
nutmeg or cinnamon

1.      Combine sugar, brown sugar and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted (6-8 min).

2. Combine cooked mixture with ice-cream in a large mixing bowl, and beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until smooth (1-2 min). Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen up to one month. I use an ice cream pail. It works great and it’s easy to scoop.

3. For each serving, fill one-quarter of a mug with mixture, add one ounce rum and three-quarters of a cup of boiling water. Sprinkle with nutmeg (If you want. I don’t like nutmeg so I use cinnamon).

Have a fantastic holiday!


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·         Genre: Paranormal Romance
·         Length: 400 pages
·         Release Date: November 2013

Rell has lived in the Shadow World for thirteen years as a Demon Bane, the formerly vivacious young woman now the demonic enemy of the immortal Bringers. But when she is given the chance to become human again—and a full-powered Bringer—Rell isn’t sure if it’s better to be a demon in the Shadow World or to risk her life for her humanity.

For two years, Siban had been tortured in the Bane prison, only to fall in love with the beautiful demon who helped him escape. Tormented by the thought of never seeing her again, he maintains a life of solitude. So, when Rell’s human body is rescued from the Shadow World, he will do anything to be with her—even if it means challenging death to become a Bringer, too.

But once their Bringer transformations and training are completed, Siban and Rell must join a mission to go deep in the Shadow World to rescue others trapped by the Demon Bane King. And what they discover destroys everything they knew about the Demon Bane. The lovers must learn to trust themselves, each other, and their new powers if they’re going to make it out alive. 
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