Saturday, December 18, 2010

Guest Author: Tory Richards

Today we have Tory Richards joining us. She's sharing a delicious recipe and a couple of seriously yummy books! A romantic suspense and an erotic romance, both of which just happen to be my favorite genres! 

I’m so pleased to be here today! I discovered this fantastic website quite by accident and kind of, ah, invited myself over.

The cold weather we’ve been getting here in Florida lately made me think of a chowder I created many years ago. For some reason I only make It during the winter months, and a requirement is cold weather. There are some meals you just can’t enjoy as much if you don’t make them while taking the weather into account. Don’t you agree?

The chowder is creamy, hearty and perfect for that chilly night, whether you live here or somewhere up north where it gets really cold. I thought I’d share it with you. And if you make it I’d love to hear back from you. You really can’t mess this up.

Pork Chop Chowder-
(Works best cooked in a crock pot)
4 boneless pork cutlets – cut up in squares
1 large onion – peeled and chopped up
4 celery stalks with the leafy part – chopped up (wash them first)
5 medium potatoes – peeled and cut into squares (see above)
2 cans cream of corn
1 can sweet corn - drained
2 cups milk (may need more or less)
Salt and pepper – to taste
¼ cup Butter
1 tsp. Paprika

Sauté pork, onion and celery in a pan
Dump into a crock pot when done
Add potatoes, both cans cream corn, corn, milk, butter and paprika

Cook on low for a couple hours, stirring once in awhile. May add more milk if needed. Goes good with cornbread or biscuits.

Yum! I think I’ll go make some now. That will give me the excuse to wrap up in a blanket on the couch in front of the fire, enjoy a hot bowl while nose deep in some sexy romance. And speaking of romance, I happen to be a writer, with several novels to my name. My most recent releases were in October of this year. All the Right Moves with The Wild Rose Press, and Breathless Surrender with Ellora’s Cave. That one is a Quickie. So you see, you have a choice. If you want suspense romance, then you might be interested in checking out All the Right Moves, and you can get that one in ebook or print. If you want erotic romance, well, you guessed it. Breathless Surrender! Below are brief blurbs.

All the Right Moves
Annie McCall finds a patient dead in her office, and now she's on the run for her life.

Detective Marshall Thomas is willing to break the rules to protect the beautiful doctor, but who will protect her from him? It isn't long before the only danger Annie's facing is the sizzling heat between the sheets.

Breathless Surrender
Months of running into her sexy new neighbor takes a toll on Alexis' libido. There's interest in his smoky gaze every time they meet, but he seems reluctant to ask her out. And other than a slight nod, and a polite hello, that's all they share. About to take matters into her own hands, she finds herself thrown into a situation that could end her life.

With nothing but erotic fantasies of Alexis to warm his bed at night, Reid knows he has to stay away from her until his undercover assignment is over. But when a coldblooded initiation to prove he's trustworthy forces him to involve her, there's nothing to keep him from claiming her.

Tory Richards -
The Wild Rose Press - Ellora’s Cave

I guess I’ll be on my way now. Thank you for letting me visit here today, it’s been fun. I wish you all a happy holiday season!


Tory Richards said...

Thank you ladies, for letting me visit today. You have a fabulous website!


Natalie Dae said...

Oh my GOODNESS! I'm sitting here with my mouth watering over that chowder. I'm going to try that out. Thanks!


Brindle Chase said...

That chowder sounds delicious, Tory. I'll have to make some and see if the wife agrees! I was very intrigued by your book blurbs, any chance we could get a small exclusive excerpt?

Susan said...

I love a good chowder and that sounds fantastic! I've not read any of your books, but they sounds great and I'll definitely be checking them out. Going to start with 'All the Right Moves' because suspense + romance is just about the very best thing.

Tory Richards said...

Hi Natalie! I happen to like it a lot so let me know how it comes out. Thanks for stopping by today.

Tory Richards said...

Thanks Brindle, and here ya go. You can check out more on my website.

All the Right Moves Excerpt-

Pictures were knocked off the wall, desk drawers were open, and papers strewn everywhere. The phone was off the hook and buzzing loudly, but before she could comprehend the significance of that, she noticed her file cabinet drawers were open and rushed toward it.

“Oh, no!” She gasped with alarm.
She tripped and fell to the floor, letting out a startled cry as she went down. She landed with a
jarring thud. The flashlight flew from her hand to roll beneath her desk. For a second, Annie lay there stunned, watching the beam of light bounce off the walls as it twirled around and around on the floor before finally coming to a stop.

At least she was alone in her office. That alone should have calmed her fears but didn’t change the fact that someone had vandalized the place. She crawled to her desk and reached under it for the light. That’s when she saw the body. The ray of light shone directly on his lifeless form.

It was Martin Strong.

Tory Richards said...

Thank you Susan. Most of my stories have suspense in them. I guess I've watched too much Murder She Wrote, Law and Order and Criminal Minds! LOL

Fedora said...

Hi, Tory! Yummy recipe and great blurbs! Lots of deliciousness to enjoy in your post today! Thanks for visiting!

Wendy A said...

I haven't read any of your books but they sound wonderful I'll definitely have read your books.

Jane said...

Welcome Tory,
Looking forward to trying out your recipe.

Brindle Chase said...

Thank you Tory!! *loves a good mystery element*

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Tory Richards said...

Hi flchen! Thanks for coming by today. Glad you enjoyed the blurbs. Take care:)

Tory Richards said...

Thanks Wendy. I hope you get the chance. And if you do, I'd love to hear back from you.

Tory Richards said...

Hey there Jane, nice to see you here today. All ready for Christmas?

Foxx Miyamoto said...

Both books AND the recipe sound delicious! Brava, Tory :)

Tory Richards said...

Thanks Cindy! Glad you were able to stop by.

Tess MacKall said...

OMG...I'm going to try that chowder tomorrow. Definitely. I've been looking for another yummy, but different crock pot recipe that did not require a lot of prep time. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for sharing those yummy books too. Looks like I'm leaving the blog tonight with plenty of stuff to keep me warm---those sexy books of yours and the chowder!

Thanks for being our guest, Tory.

elaing8 said...

OH that recipe sounds so good.I've written it down.
The books sounds pretty awesome too :)
Happy Holidays

The Scarf Princess said...

Your books sound super good and I especially think Breathless Surrender sounds fun because of the neighbors getting together. Believe me when I say I wish I had a neighbor worth drooling over.

Your recipe sounds super yummy too, but I do have a question....I HATE corn--which is odd since I'm a Nebraskan--so what could I substitute in its place?

Anonymous said...

I've never had chowder before. I'll have to try out that recipe. Looks yummy.

in Germany

Anne Rainey said...

I really want to make that chowder! It sounds yummy! :)

Thanks for hanging with us!

Tory Richards said...

Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment, Tess! Enjoy the chowder. Thank god for the creation of crock pots, huh? I love mine.

Tory Richards said...

Hi Elaing8, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Hope you like the chowder, if you try it:)

Tory Richards said...

I honestly can't think of anything, Joder. I've never made it with anything but corn. And you have to use cream corn, which is what makes it a nice thick chowder.

Tory Richards said...

Really, Valerie? You don't know what you're missing on a cold, winter night. I'm not saying it's a substitute for a warm hunky body but it tastes good and fills the tummy! LOL

Tory Richards said...

It was my pleasure, Anne! Have a great holiday season:)

Sherry said...

This sounds like a very good recipe and I can't wait to try it.

Tory Richards said...

Hi Sherry! Let me know how it comes out. It's one of my favorite chowders and I'm making it for dinner tomorrow. Have a Merry Christmas!