Sunday, December 10, 2017

Festive Stone and Citrus Jug Punch by Maia Dylan

Our authors are sharing their favorite holiday recipes all month long. Maia Dylan shares a festive and refreshing drink perfect for a Christmas brunch or tree trimming party. 

Stone and Citrus Jug Punch


• 1½ cups caster sugar
• 3 white peaches, unpeeled but stones removed
• 1 tbsp grated ginger
• juice and rind of 3 lemons
• juice and rind of 1 orange
• Sparkling wine of your choice but I like to use a Prosecco for extra sweetness
• 1 each lemon, lime, white peach and yellow peach, all thinly sliced, to serve


Place the caster sugar, peaches, ginger and the rind of the lemons and orange in a small saucepan with 3 cups of water and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature and blend with a stick blender. Strain and squeeze through a fine sieve or muslin to remove any solids.

Combine the peach syrup with the lemon juice and orange juice and transfer to a bottle.

To serve, pour a finger or two into the bottom of a glass with ice and top with the sparkling wine. You can make this non-alcoholic or kiddo friendly by substituting soda water for wine. Use the cut fruit in the glass to make it pretty!


Retribution, 1

There's a war being fought on the streets of Chicago between an organized crime syndicate and a feline shifter pride resolute to stop them. Mason and Jacob Williams are Leopard shifters in the Black Ridge pride, fighting to protect the city they call home and avenge the loss of two of their own.

The shifters are sent to look for a woman their Alpha believes can help them. Thinking she’s in danger, they rush in to rescue her only to discover that Violet Riccitelli is not a woman in need of any assistance. While she’s kicking the ass of three potential attackers, they recognize her as their mate, the one they must protect above all else.

Violet is known to the people of Chicago as someone they can rely on to help when things get bad. But Violet sees herself as a woman out for justice against the man who took everything from her twelve years ago.

Can Mason and Jacob convince their mate that a future with them is worth risking everything, or will Violet’s need to see justice served end their chance before it’s begun?

Be Warned: menage sex (MFM), double penetration, anal sex

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Author Bio:

Author, wife, mother, and all around crazy…

I write the kind of books that I love to read. Love stories between strong men and their independent soulmates. Usually, their path to Happily Ever After is a bumpy one, but there is always a Happy Ever After.

In the world's I create there is someone (or two, or three) for everyone! Love comes in many forms and I believe it is all beautiful and should be celebrated!

I live, love and write in New Zealand, married to my husband of eleven years with two beautiful children who I truly believe were sent as a blessing, but sometimes to try my patience, and I wouldn't have it any other way! Website

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