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Guest Blogger: Edie Ramer
Friday, April 26th, 2013

FOOD AND LOVE

Lately my Facebook posts seem to be mostly pictures of partially naked men, kittens, dogs, and food. In my newest book, MO’S HEART, I have everything but the dog. The hero owns a restaurant/bar with a karaoke stage in a small Wisconsin village. It’s called Mo’s Place, but the title refers to his love for the heroine. I wanted to say “pure” love, only there’s nothing pure about the way he feels for her.

And then there’s the food… There’s something sensual about food, and for me, Italian food is very sensual. Both my hero and heroine are of Italian ancestry, and olive oil, garlic, fresh basil and parsley and other spices are mentioned often in the book. I know that’s not a turn-on to everyone – especially garlic. But that’s the wonderful thing about food and men and women. We don’t all love the same thing. Not even the same books.

In my last book, MIRACLE PIE, my heroine was a pie baker. I’m trying to cut down on sugar, but I love pies. My advice to anyone on a diet is DON’T WRITE A BOOK WITH PIE IN THE TITLE IF YOU’RE TRYING TO EAT HEALTHIER.

What favorite foods would you like to read about in a book? You never know, I might put them in my next book. :)

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The Mafia comes to Miracle, Wisconsin…

Mo Vincent, the owner of Mo’s Place, is in agony because his soon-to-be divorced sous-chef is dating – but not him. He has his reasons for not asking her out. He did the right thing back in New Jersey, and it cost him his son, his wife, his restaurant. Now he’s found a home in Miracle. The village has accepted him, and his new restaurant is doing well. He should be content with what he has…but his heart wants more.

Chef Rosa Fabrini’s divorce is one signature away when her cheating husband returns home and expects her to forgive him. Her lawyer is AWOL, and her youngest son is demanding she take his father back. Desperate to escape the turmoil, she asks Mo to let her move into the empty apartment above the restaurant…right next to his place.

Mo can’t say no. His mind knows she’s forbidden fruit, but his heart dares to hope. Until his past shows up, and he finds out sometimes it takes a village…

Mo’s Heart is available at Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Apple

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11 comments to “Guest Blogger: Edie Ramer”

  1. Ilona
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      · April 26th, 2013 at 12:11 pm · Link

    I have very strange tastes – sugar on lettuce or fresh ground black pepper on vanilla ice cream, however I must admit that my favourite food is the family recipe from my hubby ‘Cheese & Tatty Pie’. It’s mashed potatoes mixed with cheese, onion and bacon and baked in the oven until crisp and golden :D *yum*



  2. Mary Marvella
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      · April 27th, 2013 at 12:04 am · Link

    Edie, I just love food.

    I guess the thing people find odd is that I take home doggie bags from EVERYWHERE I eat!

    Even a smidgen or mashed potatoes or a few French fries can be added to leftovers at home. I toss everything into a pan and heat and instant good food!



  3. Edie Ramer
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      · April 27th, 2013 at 8:05 am · Link

    Ilona, the Cheese & Tatty Pie sounds like the perfect comfort food. Yum.



  4. Edie Ramer
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      · April 27th, 2013 at 8:09 am · Link

    Mary, I do that, too. The portions at restaurants are so big, I usually can’t eat it all. Unless there’s something on the plate I don’t like, I take home everything.



  5. Edie Ramer
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      · April 27th, 2013 at 8:11 am · Link

    Delilah, thank you so much for having me at your place. The post looks amazing! I love that box around the image and the blurb.



  6. Delilah
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      · April 27th, 2013 at 9:11 am · Link

    Edie, thanks for being my guest! The book looks like fun!



  7. ELF
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      · April 27th, 2013 at 6:24 pm · Link

    I love crepes, both savory and dessert versions…and garlic doesn’t have the bad connotations in our house that it does elsewhere (as long as both of us are eating it, lol). It actually is very good for you! Thanks for sharing and good luck with the release.



  8. Edie Ramer
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      · April 28th, 2013 at 10:05 am · Link

    Delilah, it’s my pleasure to be here!



  9. Edie Ramer
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      · April 28th, 2013 at 10:05 am · Link

    Elf, crepes sound yummy. It’s been so long wince I had any.

    Thanks for the good luck wishes!



  10. TIFFANY M
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 12:51 am · Link

    HELLO CATHRYN. MY FEW FAVORITES OF FOOD ARE: STEAK, BAKED WHITE CHICKEN AND TO BE ON DEATJS :-P :) :lol:



  11. TIFFANY M
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      · April 30th, 2013 at 12:54 am · Link

    OMIT TO BE ON DEATHJS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPEN TO MY SPELLING. I ALSO LIKE MEATLOAF, POTATO AU GRATIN, GRILLED PORK CHOPS AND SPAGHETTI :lol: