HOT New Book Release (& a Recipe too!)

One of my favorite things about being a writer is all of the authors I’ve met along the way. Though we live all over the US or are scattered over different countries, social media has allowed us to become friends. And one of those friends I’ve met along the way is Aneesa Price.

Aneesa has been there for me when I need to gripe about something and has been one of my biggest cheerleaders. She’s genuinely a sweet person and a fantastic author!

For everything Aneesa has done for me, I’m happy to try to help pay her back by featuring her latest release –Supernatural Seduction (Book 2 of the Coffin Girls Series).

I haven’t yet read Coffin Girls 1, but book 1, along with book 2, are high on my to-be-read (TBR) list. I have read Home for Love (an adult contemporary romance) & highly, highly recommend it. I couldn’t put the book down!  See my review.

More on Supernatural Seduction…
WARNING: This is an adult paranormal romance with content appropriate only for an adult audience (language, violence, and passionate, steamy scenes)!

Sophie is an empath and vampire with the power to feel and influence others’ emotions. With the establishment of the Coffin Girls as witch-vampires that kick butt and warriors for the Goddess, the effects of her empath abilities threaten to harm her. Sylvain, the mischievous and seductive fae prince and Coffin Girls ally, offers her the assistance of the fae to hone her powers. Sophie is drawn to Sylvain, which unnerves her as her hope for love has only ever led to devastation. The two of them must face the demons of their past, unknown enemies and new evil to find true happiness at last.

And because in order to read book 2 in the Coffin Girls series, you’ll need to read book 1: Coffin Girls, Elegantly Undead, here’s a little bit of info on it! And by the way…it always priced at 99 cents!

A sexy, female vampire with secrets. A sinfully-handsome witch prince on a mission. A formidable Vampire Council with something to hide.

A vampire descendent from the original Coffin Girls, Anais runs a successful event and wedding planning business from her majestic New Orleans plantation house. To the Vampire Council, she is seen as an exemplary hostess and household head of a misfit bunch of vampires.

When Yves, her maker and head of the Vampire Council requests her assistance in hosting the mysterious, yet dashing Prince of Witches, Conall, she has no option but to accept. But Anais is the keeper of secrets; secrets that can kill. Protective of her family’s undiscovered uniqueness, Anais is guarded, yet intrigued by the enigmatic witch prince.

Conall and Anais are drawn together when confronted with fatal encounters and an unimaginable destiny… if she’s willing to accept it and fight.

And for the recipe inspired by Coffin Girls!

Voodoo Chocolate Beignets
This endearing Voodoo, Cajun mama is a favorite character of many who read Coffin Girls. She rules the kitchen of Papillion Plantation, the majestic mansion of the witch-vampire sisters, with a wooden spoon and gruff affection. What’s more, she’s the human that grounds the powerful Coffin Girls and who encourages them to overcome the risky challenges that they face, including those that touch their magical hearts.

Miss Suzette is known for her Voodoo, or ‘kitchen magic’ but she is also a whizz with culinary creations believing that food replenishes the soul and nourishes the heart.

Ingredients:
• 1/2 teaspoon dry yeast
• 1/4 cup warm water
• 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1/3 cup heavy cream
• 1/4 cup hot water
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Vegetable oil for frying
• Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Directions:
Before you begin to deep fry beignets, fill pan with oil until 3 inches deep, heat vegetable oil to 350° degrees in a deep heavy pot, over medium-high heat (or deep fryer).

Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, heavy cream, hot water, egg, shortening, and salt; stir in yeast mixture. Mix dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest in bowl, covered with a clean kitchen towel, 30 minutes. Transfer dough to a well-floured surface. Roll dough out to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut into 2-inch squares. Cover with a clean kitchen towel and let dough rise in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs or a slotted spoon and place on paper towels to drain. While still warm, give beignets a generous dusting of confectioners’ sugar.

Yields 20 beignets

Author Biography
Aneesa Price writes romance and lives it with her university sweetheart and husband. After having surmounted the challenges of being in a bi-racial marriage in the newly democratic South Africa, she now attributes her marital bliss to purposefully added spice and passionately resolved differences. After living in a variety of cities in South Africa, as an expat, she’s ready to explore the world with her husband and two daughters.

Aneesa completed her internship in counseling psychology and went on to work first as a therapist and then in Corporate Finance in on projects and in organizational change. This diversity in experience, coupled with her understanding of the human psyche, is translated into her writing through the creation of believable, flawed characters with the innate ability to overcome adversity.

She writes to give her readers the gift of experiencing the new and fascinating, something she strives for herself when she explores new places, reads, cooks with her kids or goes picking for antiques with her husband.

She welcomes new connections so feel free to 'friend' her on Facebook or follow her on twitter.