Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Event: Ann Elizabeth, A Seal at Heart (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Yum, what can be sweeter than apples?!? Author, comic creator and RT Book Reviews columnist Ann Elizabeth is joining us with a Sweet Apples recipe and her new sexy romance, A SEAL AT HEART!

One of my favorite recipes is Baked Apples. It’s a bit of hodge-podge recipe adapted to wherever I land during the holidays. When I’m back east visiting my folks, we use Granny Smith Apples and when I’m on the west coast, home in the mountains, I use Gala Apples. Here are the ingredients:



[For a variation with a twist, add raisins, prunes, cranberries, or nuts. Just remember none of these particular ingredients microwave all that well.]

In terms of apples, use 2 per person. This should help you decide on the quantity. Peel the apples, take out the seeds and core, slice in medium chunks. Sprinkle one teaspoon of sugar (can substitute sweetener or leave off completely if you prefer) per apple and then 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon per apple. Slice the lemon into quarters. Squeeze one lemon slice onto each apple. Add a quarter cup of water to the bottom of the container holding all your apples. Microwave for 3 minutes (or until soft) or bake at 350 degrees in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes (depending on how soft or brown you would like them).

We eat Sweet Apples as a dessert, though my husband also enjoys them for breakfast with his eggs. For me, it’s just an easy and fun treat and using seasonal apples will change the taste and texture.

He Lost Just About Everything On That Mission....
Being a Navy SEAL means everything to John "Red Jack" Roaker, but a mission gone wrong has left his buddy dead, his memory spotty, and his world turned upside down. His career as a SEAL is threatened unless Dr. Laurie Smith's unconventional methods of therapy can help him.
Maybe She Can Show Him How to Get it Back...
Laurie's father was a SEAL—and she knows exactly what the personal cost can be. She can't resist trying everything to help this man, and not only because she finds him as sexy as he is honorable.
As the layers of Jack's resistance peel away, he and Laurie unearth secrets that go to the highest levels of the military— and the deepest depths of their hearts...

"A romance with real heart, from a talented writer who has deep personal insight into what it takes and what it means—to be a Navy SEAL."
—New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann

About Anne Elizabeth:
Anne Elizabeth is a romance author, a comic creator, and a monthly columnist for RT Book Reviews magazine. With a BS in Business and MS in Communications, she is a regular presenter at the RT Book Lovers Convention as well as a member of The Author's Guild and Romance Writers of America. Her published credits include stories with Atria/Simon & Schuster, Highland Press, Dynamite Entertainment, and Sea Lion Books. She is also a serious Amelia Earhart who is always on the hunt for a new adventure. Anne grew up in Greenwich, CT, and now lives in the mountains above San Diego with her husband, a retired Navy SEAL.


Sourcebooks is giving away a copy of A SEAL AT HEART to one reader. (US and Canada only please.) To enter, just leave a meaningful comment or question for the author on this post and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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  1. The recipe sounds like a simple and quick treat at any time - thanks for sharing.

    Looking forward to reading A Seal at Heat.

  2. I love baked apples. Yummy.
    I really like books about men in the military. I love men in uniform.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. This book sounds really good.

  4. Baked apples are yummy and so are Navy SEALS
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for a fun post and congrats to Ann on the new release! Sounds fantastic!

  6. This book sounds great! I can't wait to get my hands on it :)

  7. Baked apples are such are simple bu yummy treat - for dessert I love it with some vanilla ice cream.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  8. Sweet Apples sounds really good right about now:)

  9. I love apples. The recipe sounds really delicious and the book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Love apples, good thing mom just gave us more than we could eat!

  11. Thanks for the blurb and the yummy recipe. My question: will this be a series?

  12. Ooooh, that sounds like an excellent way to make use of all those apples we bring home whenever we go apple picking.

    Oh, yeah, and the book sounds good too :P

  13. I am totally stealing this and making for christmas. Yummy. Great cover, also yummy. This is a new author for me also. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Christinebails at yahoo dot com

  14. I love books with Seal's as the hero. They are the perfect example of an Alpha male. I love that yours is getting the help he needs. I find that a lot of men, soldiers especially, don't do that when it's needed. I can't wait to read this book and see what secrets they uncover. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    Rhonda D

  15. I love Navy SEALs, too! In particular--my husband! :) He was a great help in the writing of A SEAL AT HEART. Hope everyone enjoys it!

    Thanks for the opportunity to visit this amazing blog!

    Have a joyful holiday season! HOOYAH!!!

  16. Hi Anne,
    Thanks for the sweet dessert. I'm a lover of baked apples. :)
    I'm looking forward to reading A Seal At Heart. It's on my TRL. Also thank your husband for all the time he's served. My son is in Special Forces. These men and women are so precious to us. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  17. Thanks for the easy recipe. It sounds delicious. I love military romance stories.

  18. The recipe looks easy and like something my family would enjoy.

  19. Thank you for the giveaway! The apple recipe sounds delicious. I'll have to try it. I love military romance books. Sometimes I just can't seem to get enough of them. Always looking for more to read. You are a new author to me & I look forward to reading this book.


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