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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Guest Post with Author Adele Downs and Giveaway

Meet author 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.

Places to find Adele:
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Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst, the hero and heroine of SANTA TO THE RESCUE, baked Mexican Cinnamon Cookies for a Christmas party hosted by one of Heather's co-workers; another pediatric nurse at County Hospital. Heather wanted to prove to Jamey that chocolate chip cookies aren’t the only cookies worth serving at Christmastime! She hopes you agree these cinnamon cookies are a delicious addition to your holiday table. Enjoy!

Here’s the recipe, courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.

Mexican Cinnamon Cookies: (Photo via Flickr: Missy Corley)

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsps. Mexican Cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Cinnamon Sugar (1/2 cup sugar + 2 tsp. cinnamon)

To Make:
In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and butter; beat in egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture and blend well. Cover the dough and refrigerate about an hour, or until firm enough to roll into balls. When you are ready to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Shape the dough into small balls just less than an inch in size. Roll in cinnamon and sugar mix to coat. Set cookies 1 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes. Cool slightly on the pan and then remove to rack to cool completely.

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--CONTEST ALERT! -- Leave a comment for author Adele Downs and be automatically entered to win a firefighter themed Christmas ornament for the holidays. USA and Canada mailing addresses please. Follow Adele’s blog tour for multiple chances to win. Weekly winners announced on Adele’s blog Saturdays through December.

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 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.

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Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs:
  • 1 Firefighter Christmas Ornament

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment or question for Adele along with your email address.
  • US/Canada Shipping ONLY.

Good Luck! 

Special thanks to Adele Downs for sponsoring this tour-wide giveaway.


  1. Hi Adele- What made you want to write about a fireman? Do they hold a special place in your heart for some reason?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  2. Hi Meghan,

    I admire the honor and sense of duty first responders show their communities. If a fireman is handsome and sexy, so much the better. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!