I'm happy to have Ally Shields on my blog today as she discusses her newest release, Cross Keys!
Happy reading...and sampling of the Cajun cuisine. :)
An Elvenrude Novel
When the first wanderer—a common elf who isn’t authorized to use the portal—is spotted on the streets of New Orleans, the king assigns Kameo Ryndel to assist in the elf’s capture. But before she can intervene, humans with guns shoot the wanderer and steal his body. When Seth Lormarc, an Elite elf from a rival guild, appears at the scene, Kam suspects he is involved.
Seth Lormarc is in New Orleans to find out who was behind the portal breach, and his best lead is the intriguing Kam Ryndel. When he stakes out her apartment and finds her sneaking out in the middle of the night, dressed in black and leaping to the top of the nearest building, he knows there’s something unique about the beautiful elf. That kind of feat requires magic. Ancient magic.
As their paths cross during their investigations, they develop an irresistible attraction, although there’s little time for romance. The portal breach is tied to an illegal smuggling operation that has come to the attention of the human CIA. But the stakes are raised when Kam and Seth discover a band of conspirators and a rebellion deep in Elvenrude that promises nothing except destruction of their world.
Genre: Urban fantasy/Paranormal romance
Breakfast Beignets (2 dozen)
3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 pkg dry yeast
1/4 C sugar
1/8 C butter
1/2 C evaporated mile
1 C water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
Warm water and place in bowl. Add yeast, stir. In separate container beat egg, add milk, sale and regular sugar, blend, add to water and yeast. Beat in half of the flour. Add shortening, beat again, and blend in remaining flour.
Chill, covered for 5 hours. Roll dough on floured surface until 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch squares and drop into deep fryer at 360 degrees until light brown.
Drain and roll in powdered sugar. Enjoy!
About Ally Shields
When not writing, reading or spending time with family, she loves to travel in the US and abroad. Way too often she can be found on Twitter.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Ally-Shields/e/B009AKNDZU
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