Winner, winner…Lori Thomas!!!
Contemporary romance writer Louisa Edwards, a former New York editor turned best-selling author, is no stranger to the culinary world. So what better way to use her experiences than writing delicious romances featuring, in her own words, “smokin’ hot chefs, smart and independent women, and original recipes?”
You go, Louisa! I’m so proud to be at St. Martin’s Press with you!
This week on my blog, she’s sharing some fun facts about the third book in her Rising Star Chef novels, HOT UNDER PRESSURE. As a Navy wife, I have a special fondness for this one because the hero was in the US Navy, on a submarine, no less. If you’ve ever been able to tour a sub, you realize just how heroic those submariners are.
Share your favorite foods to cook or eat in the comments and win a copy of Louisa’s books as well as a copy of my very own DUKES TO THE LEFT OF ME, PRINCES TO THE RIGHT. Oh, and hooray for books with purple covers! Have a great week, everyone!!!
Loaded with the hottest dishes and sexiest chefs, the Rising Star Chef competition is about to boil over for one pair of all-star cooks who can’t stand the heat—of working so close together…
SHE’S THE ONE HE LEFT BEHIND
Henry Beck thought he’d already faced the toughest kitchen challenge of his life. After all, what could top sweating it out as a Navy cook on a submarine? But when he learns his competition for the title of Rising Star Chef is the sweet hippie girl he married…and left…ten years ago, the heat is on.
HE’S THE ONE SHE CAN’T FORGET
Now Beck and Skye Gladwell are going head to head in the finals…and sparking up old flames every time they touch. But Skye wants more than a win over the man who abandoned her when she needed him most—she wants a divorce! Then her sexy almost-ex makes a deliciously dangerous proposition. He’ll give in to her demands, but if his team wins the RSC, he has a demand of his own…one last taste of the only woman he ever loved.
5 Fun Facts about HOT UNDER PRESSURE:
1.) Skye Gladwell is my first “full-figured” heroine. Can’t believe it took me so long!
2.) I had live research on tap for my hero, Beck, and his past as a U.S. Navy submariner–my brother-in-law, Jeff, serves on a submarine.
3.) All three recipes in the back of the book were developed and tested by me and my trusty kitchen assistants. (Thanks for the paella, Daddy!)
4.) The inspiration for my Rising Star Chef competition trilogy was my obsessive love of Top Chef, Iron Chef, and Hell’s Kitchen.
5.) In my original proposal, the hero and heroine were named Seth and Laurel, the title of the book was LUSCIOUS…but they still had to face off in the finals of the cooking competition!
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Louisa Edwards grew up in Virginia before moving to Manhattan to work with some of the biggest names in romance publishing. She also worked as a restaurant reviewer for a small-town newspaper, a waitress at a retirement home, and behind the counter at an organic bakery before she decided to unite her lifelong passions for romance novels and cooking by writing contemporary romances full of smokin’ hot chefs, smart and independent women, and original recipes.
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