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Adele Downs: Santa to the Rescue!
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

New Release! SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE firefighter hero Jamey Tucker and heroine Heather Longhurst, a pediatric nurse, mix one of Heather’s favorite adult beverages for their friends during a holiday party. The firefighters from Appleton Fire Station and the nursing staff from County Hospital mingle at Heather’s place. While the guys take their tequila with lime, the women enjoy something on the sweeter side. Here’s the recipe that gave their party that little something extra. Enjoy! Courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.


Chocolate Vanilla Margarita Sips:

Serves 12

12 parts of Sauza® Blue Tequila
9 parts of Chocolate Liquor
6 parts of Chocolate Sauce or Syrup
2 cups ice

For the Vanilla Whipped Cream:
1 cup of Heavy Whipping Cream
2 tbsp. Powdered Sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract

If you want to get fancy:
Chocolate block (for shaving on top)

To Make:
Beat together the whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Meanwhile, prepare your mini cordial or shot glasses by dipping the lip in 1 tbsp. of chocolate sauce. Combine tequila, chocolate liquor, chocolate sauce and ice in a shaker filled with ice. To serve these mini-sips, spoon 1 tablespoon whipped cream into each glass. Top with 2 parts of chilled chocolate-tequila. Serve immediately and toast to your good health! Salud!

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A sweet contemporary romance novella
From Entangled Publishing

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: An honorable man doesn’t go back on his word, never hurts a woman, and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at the Appleton Fire station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.


Jamey Tucker unfastened his helmet, lifted his facemask and tugged off his fire retardant gloves before gulping a half liter of water. He could almost hear the liquid sizzle against his throat, dousing the heat, much like the smoldering embers behind him turned to sodden ash.

He held out the cup to the volunteer rescue worker manning the drinking water. “More.” That simple word was as much as he could manage. After chugging down a refill, moisture returned to his mouth and tongue. He licked his lips and released a satisfied sigh. All he needed was a hot shower and some chow to feel human again. “Thanks, man.”

“No problem. Merry Christmas, Jamey.”

“Yeah. You too.” He stank like a chimney after fighting a fire ‘till dawn. Dumb kids and their vacant warehouse Rave had caused their team hours of grief and gut wrenching work. Luckily, no one died. The last thing on his mind then or now had been Christmas.

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About Adele Downs:
Adele Downs writes contemporary romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines inside the USA, UK, and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), the trade journal of Romance Writers of America, and has presented workshops for writers. When she isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.

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8 comments to “Adele Downs: Santa to the Rescue!”

  1. Judy Stone
    · November 13th, 2013 at 1:33 pm · Link

    Woot! Thanks for the excerpt. This looks like a keeper. Rushing over to Amazon right NOW!

  2. Toni Whitmire
    · November 13th, 2013 at 1:41 pm · Link

    Thank You for the recipe I will have to try it and I liked the excerpt

  3. Adele Downs
    · November 13th, 2013 at 7:50 pm · Link

    Thanks so much, Judy! I hope you enjoy SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Nice to meet you!


  4. Adele Downs
    · November 13th, 2013 at 7:52 pm · Link

    Thanks for stopping by, Toni. I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt and the recipe. Nice meeting you!


  5. Charlene Michael
    · November 14th, 2013 at 12:33 am · Link

    Bought the book, I loved the excerpt and plan on trying the recipe! Thanks what a great blog today!

  6. Mary Marvella
    · November 14th, 2013 at 3:10 pm · Link

    Adele, this sounds like a wonderful story!

  7. Rachelle Lerner
    · November 14th, 2013 at 8:31 pm · Link

    I just purchased Santa to the Rescue.

  8. Enikö
    · November 14th, 2013 at 9:41 pm · Link

    Sounds like a great read! Adding to my list to buy! Thanks for the recipe, yum!

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