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Book Tour & Giveaway (US): Waterfall author Lacy Danes on creating your own mixed drinks

Book Tour & Giveaway (US): Waterfall author Lacy Danes on creating your own mixed drinks

by davincikittieJanuary 17, 2013

Please help me welcome author Lacy Danes!

Thank you so much for having me here today. I thought I would do a post on something fun and a passion on mine.

I love to create my own drinks.

Vodka drinks specifically.

One of my favorite and tips to the traditional vodka mixed drink is adding fresh herbs to the mix…

  • In a martini shaker add sugar cubes. .(one to four depending on how sweet you want it) Please use cubes instead of loose sugar.
  • Add your herb of choice to the sugar cubes. I have done, Basil, Rosemary, Mint, Sage, thyme.
  • Take your muddler and smooch the herb into the sugar cube. This makes all the oil and flavor from the herb coat and soak into the sugar. You can also do this with other fruit, like raspberries, blueberries, etc.
  • Add crushed or cubed ice to the mixture.
  • Then either squeeze fresh or pour your favorite citrus juice over the ice…. One to Two shots worth. My favorite is lime juice, but lemon, grapefruit or orange(blood orange is awesome) are great too.
  • Add two shots of Vodka.
  • Put the cap on and shake hard…. Until our hands are VERY-VERY cold on the shaker.
  • Pour into your glass and enjoy!

I also enjoy trying this method with kids candy or cucumbers/salt for en entirely different kind of drink. Just don’t mix them. Ick.

My favorite everyday vodka=Sky. My favorite special vodka=Vox.

Both are wonderful for mixed drinks and martinis.


PS. Try any marinated vegetable in place of the traditional olive in a standard martini. My favorites so far crispy green beans or gherkin pickles.

It’s easy to fall in love. Destiny requires tooth and claw.

Curses are designed to be cruel, but the one afflicting Jordan and his brothers is almost beyond bearing. A dragon born by blood magic, he is an immortal trapped in human form, with only one hope of finding his eternal mate. He must bite her—and pray she lives.

One dark night, he senses the wounded heartbeat of a woman in the shadows, begging him to end her life. Ever the gentleman, he chivalrously obliges her wish. Only to discover three days later that she lives. And has married another.

Celeste always dreamed of marrying for love, but the nightmare of living in her father’s home drives her to wed the Duke of Hudson. Yet on her wedding eve, she is compelled to follow a mysterious man who professes to know her secret. A man with curious blue scales on his muscular arms—whose shadowed eyes reflect a dangerous mix of destiny and desire…

Warning: This novel contains explicit sex, sex in water, four super-hot dragon brothers, and a curse born from magical power that has left them wondering who they are all their lives.

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About the author

Lacy Danes made a New Year’s resolution to write a hot, historical romance.

A year and a half later, she achieved her goal. She lives in Portland, Oregon, where besides writing she enjoys playing cards, chasing her kids around, and savoring a great martini with the man of her dreams all while watching the world go by.

Visit Lacy online at…

Giveaway (US)

Lacy is giving away one Kindle Fire and one “Favorite Things Prize Pack”, filled with a few of her favorite things, each to one commenter tour-wide! To enter to win, leave a comment telling us what your favorite part of the excerpt was and what you’re most looking forward to in the book!

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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • Victoria Kennedy
    January 17, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway! 😀

  • Crystal Guidroz
    January 17, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Yay, a new author for me to read! Thanks for the giveaway 😉

    Crystal Guidroz

  • January 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Oh my…historical AND paranormal! This excerpt has me hooked. Can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂

  • Karin Anderson
    January 17, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Well, I don’t drink alcohol, but I do love the fruity ones in virgin form. 😀 I like Raspberry Mint Lemonade.

  • Marlena Fein
    January 17, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I am loving your passion for Vodka. Being a former bartender I think I may try a few of these ideas! Vodka is definitely a great base to any drink! LOL
    Thanks so much for the great excerpt and wonderful giveaway. I am hoping a bottle of vodka will be in the group of your favorite things! 🙂

  • Booksie/books4me
    January 17, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I keep haring great things about this book and can’t wait to read it!

  • Nae
    January 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I’m not inthe US, but I wanted to say I love Vodka drinks too. My favourite for very special occasions is Grey Goose. Its so yummmm.
    Thanks for the new tips. 🙂

  • Ann Sheiring
    January 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I know one can’t miss with a little Kalua I the vodka. Thanks for the excerpt, I enjoyed it with my Black Russian.

  • Christy Perry
    January 17, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the drinks info I loved it! This excerpt makes me want to read it now! I love the part where Jordan is telling himself to bite her, then he’s thinking of her as his mate and slips a trinket into his pocket as he disappears into the night! I can’t wait to read and thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂

  • Kai W.
    January 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    The book has a very interesting title “Waterfalls”. I also love the vodka brief.

  • cindy vinzant
    January 17, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    cant wait to read it Thanks for the giveaway

  • Janie McGaugh
    January 17, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Looks interesting.

  • Eva Millien
    January 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    This sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading the whole book. You certainly caught my interest with the exerpt and I really want to know what happens.

  • antane
    January 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    One of my bartender friends is constantly coming up with new crazy drinks…shooters esp. Thanks for the tips

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