Shannon here: Michelle Griep shares insight into her characters’ romance & a recipe for Spicy Feta & Pepper Dip. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy of her latest Historical Romance, The Innkeeper’s Daughter. Deadline: June 16th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Michelle:
- What’s the most romantic present your hero ever bought your heroine?
Alex took the time to purchase Johanna a rose petal bar of soap so that she could relax after a hard day of working at the inn.
- What simple gesture does your hero do that melts your heroine every time?
A wink with his big, baby blues never fails to send a tingle through Johanna.
- What simple gesture does your heroine do that melts your hero every time?
When Johanna nibbles on her lip, Alex can’t help but pull her into his arms.
- Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?
While Alexander is a rough and tumble sort of fellow, he’s got a huge romantic streak in him. Johanna is much too no-nonsense.
- Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?
Alex, the romantic.
- If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?
With an inn to manage, taking off for a honeymoon just isn’t a possibility. But never fear. Alex comes to the rescue by planning a day away for just the two of them by packing a surprise picnic to eat out on the white cliffs of Dover. And it’s not simply your regular chicken salad type of dinner because he spared no expense. Champagne, chocolate, savory pies. The best part after spending the whole afternoon together is standing side by side and watching the sun set over the Channel, then walking home, hand in hand, heart to heart.
And here’s one of the recipes Alex had made for their special picnic, just in time for you to give it a whirl for a picnic of your own!
Spicy Feta & Pepper Dip
(great with crusty bread)
8 ounces feta cheese
12 ounce jar of roasted red peppers (drained)
3 tablespoons olive oil
Put all ingredients in a food processor. Season with a pinch of black pepper.
There you have it, readers. Enjoy!
About Michelle: Michelle Griep’s been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the author of historical romances: The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, 12 Days at Bleakly Manor, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
About the book – The Innkeeper’s Daughter:
A London officer goes undercover to expose a plot against the Crown
Dover, England, 1808: Officer Alexander Moore goes undercover as a gambling gentleman to expose a high-stakes plot against the king—and he’s a master of disguise, for Johanna Langley believes him to be quite the rogue. . .until she can no longer fight against his unrelenting charm.
All Johanna wants is to keep the family inn afloat, but when the rent and the hearth payment are due at the same time, where will she find the extra funds? If she doesn’t come up with the money, there will be nowhere to go other than the workhouse—where she’ll be separated from her ailing mother and ten-year-old brother.
Alex desperately wants to help Johanna, especially when she confides in him, but his mission—finding and bringing to justice a traitor to the crown—must come first, or they could all end up dead.
Question for Readers: What’s your favorite food to bring on a picnic?
Come back June 12 for Angela Breidenbach!