Friday, February 8, 2013

Heartbreakers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Heartbreakers Blog Hop.Almost 300 authors, reviewers, and bloggers are participating. The complete list can be found at the end of the post. Many, including myself, are having giveaways, so make sure you check them out for your chance to win some great prizes.

Heartbreakers, we've all had them. Whether it's a disappointing lover or a friendship broken apart, we don't like them.
Even in romance novels, the characters usually suffer a heartbreak before they can have the happily-ever-after ending. It's no different in my current book, "A Kitchen Affair," where Jenny becomes heartbroken when she finds out that Derek slept with another woman. The table also turns when he sees her with another man at an art show.
Whether you use it for a comfort food or as a dessert to share with your partner, this chocolate dish works wonders.
Turtle Cake

1 box brownie mix
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecans, chopped
10 unwrapped caramel candies

Wad up some aluminum foil and form into a ring. Place it in the bottom of 5-quart crock pot. Pour 4 cups of hot water into the crock and turn to high heat.

In a bowl, combine brownie mix, water, oil and egg. Beat until blended well. Add chocolate chips and nuts. Stir.

Butter the inside of a 2 1/2 quart souffle dish that will fit inside of crock. Dust the bottom and sides of the dish with sugar. Pour the brownie mixture into the dish. Partially push caramels into the batter, leaving at least 1/4 of it above the batter. Completely wrap the dish with aluminum foil and tie with a string to make a handle to lift it with. Place on top of aluminum foil ring in bottom of cooker. Place lid on and cook on high for 4 1/2 hours. When done, remove dish, string, and foil and let cool for about 30 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or warmed chocolate sauce.

There will be THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!
All prizes are available for international entries, except for the 3rd Grand Prize, due to shipping costs. Questions, should be referred to:

Leave a comment and your email address below and you'll be entered to win any of the prizes listed above as we as I'm giving away a .pdf copy of my book, "A Kitchen Affair" to one lucky reader. Deadline to enter for my giveaway is 11:59 pm eastern standard time on February 11, 2013. I'll announce my winner on February 12.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  3. What a yummy sounding recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Sugerlady(at) aol(dot)com

  4. Cool recipe.
    Thanks for the giveaway and participating in the hop!
    I think that Christian Grey from "50 Shades of Grey" is a good example of a heartbreaker. He used and abused Ana at first, but then came to his senses by book two.

  5. Yummy :)

    Thanks so much for participation!

  6. For me the heartbreaker is a bad boy who goes kicking and screaming into love! When he falls he falls hard!

    The only heartbreakers I have encountered are literary! And my all time fav is Mr Darcy! Although, I am currently crushing on Zadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood!



  7. Yummy :)

    Thanks so much for participation!

  8. Thanks for the recipe and the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  9. I love heartbreakers cause they are fun to love. I prefer a heartthrob cause he is in it for the long haul.

    mary_reiss @

  10. Thanks for the awesome recipe & giveaway!

  11. i'm going to have to try that recipe this week!!
    thanks for sharing

  12. Yummy recipe! Thanks.

    doxisrcool at

  13. Thanks for the great recipe!

  14. Turtle Cake sounds great but no so good for my booty. lol Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. I am totally making this cake. It sounds sooooo good. Thanks for the chance to win. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Yum! Thanks for the recipe, I've always found chocolate to be necessary to get over a heart break.

    dancingcelt at gmail dot com

  17. Thanks for the recipe. My favorite Heartbreaker is the one that your heart can’t live without. One of my best is Lucas from D B Reynolds book “LUCAS” (Vampire in America series). Strong mind, well put together and tender when he wants to be. And loves horses.

    Judy Peterson

  18. Great recipe! Thank you for the awesome hop and giveaway!!! :)

  19. My favorite part of having a heart breaker is the world class groveling. Todd in Lauren Dane's Laid Bare is my perfect example.
    planterofhope at aol dot com

  20. Yummy recipe!!!

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  21. Thanks for the recipe sounds so good.

  22. Thanks for the great giveaway!! So many great prizes!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Ashley A

  23. good recipe

  24. Thanks for participating.


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