Thank for having me on Reading Between the Wines! I can’t think of a better combo than books and wine. Thanks to a couple winery tours and tastings, I love discovering great wines to try. My new obsessions are red blends that complete the aging process in Bourbon Whiskey barrels.
Whiskey barrels? Sounds a little crazy, right? Whiskey-barrel wines are still pretty rare but they’re slowly finding coveted featured spots in wine shops. For good reason – they’re delicious! These wines add an additional flavor layer of smoky mellow vanilla with a hint of blackberry. My favorite is Robert Mondavi Private Selection but I hear Apothic Inferno is well worth a try (very cool the label, too).
Wine always makes an appearance in my books, and Fire and Midnight is no exception. Not only does the hero, Ryan, own a wine bar; a bottle of Cabernet blanc just may be responsible for changing the course of Jane’s future (read chapter one here).
I love the power of wine. Cheers!
by Sandra Renee Appet
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 18th 2016 by Evernight Publishing
He could be her best worst decision...
With a glass of wine in hand, Jane Keegan’s finger is poised to delete the account her pushy BFF created for her on “The Cowboys” escort service website. Sure, she’s lonely, but not desperate. Then an image of sky-blue eyes and warm, tanned muscles jumps off the screen. And she finds herself hitting the “Book Now” button.
After all, why not? She’s a free, divorced woman on business in San Antonio. There’s nothing to lose…except her nerve. Especially when Mr. Tall Dark And Incredibly Sexy meets her at a River Walk bar—and his only-for-you smile turns her insides into a quivering mass of second thoughts.
Ryan Zeigler is enduring one last escort assignment only as a favor before hanging up his Cowboys hat to run his own restaurant. Yet there’s something about the pretty New Yorker’s vulnerable grin and I’ve-got-baggage eyes that halts his usual dating M.O. in its tracks.
When Ryan sweetens the deal—no strings, no payment expected—Jane the good girl takes the bold step of letting her vixen out to play. But when it’s time to go home, her heart is at a crossroads. Is Ryan the real deal? Or is she letting yet another man take her heart for a ride?
About the author:
Sandra is an author of romance who stays up too late dreaming up sexy heroes. When she's not writing, shoe shopping or saving wayward turtles, Sandra can be found with a cup of coffee browsing the shelves of an indie bookstore. Sandra also writes under the pen name Sandra Bunino. www.sandrareneeappet.com