February 20, 2017

Guest promo Kryssie Fortune about #Desire, Deceit and the Doctor

I am sure you all will enjoy  the recipe of peanut brittle  my guest, Kryssie Fortune, brings today. As well as her new book release.

Peanuts? Straight from the shell or roasted, yes please. I’ll pass on the peanut butter though. North Carolina, the state where I set my imaginary town of Westhorpe Ridge, is the fifth biggest producer of peanuts in the United States.

Bill Friday, former host of North Carolina People and former president of the North Carolina university used to make peanut brittle. He “borrowed” his wife’s family recipe and mass produced it for their annual Thanksgiving Celebrations.

Fancy making some? I know I do. In fact, my mouth’s watering as I type.

So first collect your ingredients -
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

1½ cups sugar

½ cup light corn syrup

¼ cup hot tap water

2¼ cups shelled raw, unblanched peanuts

1¼ teaspoons baking soda

Generously butter a large marble slab.

Stir together the sugar, corn syrup, and water in an unheated, deep, 12-inch, cast-iron skillet until completely smooth. Place on the stove and bring to a boil over high heat. Immediately stir in the peanuts. Cook, stirring continuously, until the syrup reaches 295° on a candy thermometer, about 7 minutes. The syrup should be the color of light caramel and the peanuts a deep golden brown.

Remove the skillet from the heat, sprinkle the baking soda evenly over the hot brittle, and stir rapidly with a long-handled spoon until the mixture stops foaming. Immediately pour the brittle onto the buttered marble and spread to a ½-inch thickness.

Let cool for 2 minutes. Run an offset spatula or metal pancake turner under the brittle to make sure it doesn’t

stick to the marble. Let cool to room temperature.

Break the brittle into large pieces. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

My only problem is the marble slab. I have a marble chopping board, so I guess I need to go small scale to make this.
I bet Mandy Devlin, new owner of Devlin’s Hotel in Westhorpe Ridge, makes this to sell in the hotel’s lunch room. She’d try anything since the lunchroom’s the only thing keeping the hotel afloat.

Back when she was seven, Mandy had solemnly told her grandmother she’d own the hotel one day. That was before her younger self—the idiot cheerleader who got pregnant by the captain of the high school football team—had been forced out of town by her boyfriend’s great aunt. Thanks to her enforced ten-year absence from the town she loved, Mandy hadn’t set foot in Devlin’s Hotel for years. If she had, she’d have realized nothing had been updated since the 1970s.

Now she’s back in Westhorpe Ridge, a single mom with a ten-year-old son she adores. Refurbishing the hotel on a zero budget is hard, but life just got harder.

Adam Montgomery, the man who loved her and unknowingly left her pregnant-is on his way back to Westhopre Ridge. He’s served five years in the Army Medical Corps, but now he’s coming home to set up practice in Westhorpe Ridge. Worse, he needs a bride so he can inherit the fifteen million his great-aunt left him. Watching him pursue other women when he still holds a piece of her heart is the stuff of nightmares. Right up there with telling him he has a ten-year-old son he didn’t know existed.

    Desire, Deceit and the Doctor


After Adam Montgomery walked away and left her pregnant, dare Mandy trust him with her heart again?


Twelve years ago, Mandy Devlin moved away from her friends and family--under threat. If she returned in the next ten years or told anyone who fathered her baby, her boyfriend’s great-aunt would bankrupt her family. She’s a single mom who dreams of her lost love and a good spanking. When she’s finally free to return to Westhorpe Ridge, the last person she expects to see is Adam—the man she loved and lost so long ago. 

Dr. Adam Montgomery doesn’t know he has a son. Thanks to his great-aunt’s will, he has nine months to find a bride or he loses Montgomery Hall and the fifteen million dollars she left him. Although he seduces Mandy on his first night home, he still believes she betrayed him twelve years ago. No way would he marry a woman like her.
As Valentine’s Day looms, someone tries to kill Mandy. Is Adam trying to get rid of her? Or can Mandy trust him to protect them?

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About Kryssie Fortune

Kryssie Fortune writes the sort of hot sexy books she loves to read. If she can sneak a dragon into her paranormal books she will. Her paranormal heroes are muscular werewolves, arrogant Fae or BDSM loving dragons.

Kryssie likes her contemporary heroes ex-military and dominant. Her heroines are kick ass females who can hold their own against whatever life - or Kryssie - throws at them.

Kryssie's pet hates any unhappy endings, and a series that ends on a cliff hanger.

Her books are all stand alone, even when theyre part of a series. Plot always comes before sex, but when her heroines and heroes get together, the sex is explosive and explicit.


  1. Love the author's name. She and I like similar paranormal books, especially the arrogant fae. Great sounding book! My current work in progress also stars a heroine who is refurbishing a hotel and a hero recently home from the army. Thank you for the peanut brittle recipe. Sounds tasty. Thanks for showcasing the book, Carmen.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Flossie!
      It's her pen name but I like it, too. And paranormal is top of my list of reading.
      Peanuts are among my favorite, peanut-butter included.
      Yes, your future book sounds captivating. I've just read the excerpt.


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