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It’s less than a week until the Down & Dirty Anthology releases on May 22! I’m super excited for this collection, from the stories I’ve read so far it’s going to be an amazing set.

If you’re not familiar with my story in this collection, it’s called Sweet Addiction and it’s Sasha and Declan’s story. This saucy little romance has plenty of laughs, super hot moments and was so much fun to write as I myself grew up in a small town and I know first hand how the small town mentality can be a shock for those use to the anonymity of city life. 😉 

We also have a scavenger hunt launching May 20th, to help you get to know all of our heroes and heroines, match up the characters with their authors and be entered to win a Kindle Voyage!

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Check out the bonus scene from Sweet Addiction below!

Blurb: 

           The opportunity to build her own future and start over is exactly what Sasha needs. Moving to the small town of Digby to open up a pastry shop is more than enough to make her happy, or so she thought. What she wasn’t counting on was the sexy rancher that seems to have quite an interest in her, for far more than her baking skills.

Sasha has exactly what Declan needs to take care of his sweet tooth, and any other hungers that may arise…if she has the courage to show it. He’s figured out that Sasha is gun shy when it comes to men, but with some patience, he hopes to sneak past her walls and show her that he’s in it for more than just dessert. When his past comes calling, will Sasha open up and trust him, or will she shut her heart down for good?

The sweetest rewards sometimes have to be fought for and Declan Boone isn’t going to let his sexy little baker slip through his fingers.

Preorder links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B3X69KL/

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/down-dirty/id1331942239

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1127784443

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/down-dirty-10

 

BONUS SCENE!

 

 

  “Sasha, Caroline is here from the paper for your interview,” Daphne popped her head through the kitchen door, “should I send her back?”

             “Ugh, I forgot about that,” Sasha cringed at the idea of having an article done on her for the local paper, but Daphne thought it would be good for business, so she’d reluctantly agreed, “Sure, send her back.”

             The middle-aged woman looked more like a kindergarten teacher than a reporter, but in a town this small, there was a pretty good chance she was both.

             “Sasha! So great to meet you, I’m Caroline Barker from the Digby Daily News. Thank you so much for agreeing to answer a few questions about yourself. As Digby’s newest resident and entrepreneur, the whole town is positively buzzing about all the delicious creations you make here!”

            “Oh, no problem,” she couldn’t stop the nervous laugh from passing her lips, “though my life isn’t really all that exciting. I can’t imagine someone wanting to read about it in the newspaper.”

            “Well honey, in a town this small… Mr. Cooper forgetting to put out the trash so he has to run to the corner in his boxers to avoid sleeping on the couch for the night, is news. You’re positively enthralling. A big city gal, starting a dream business with her best friend… perhaps finding love along the way? Hmm?”

             Sasha froze, not knowing what to say to that. How in the heck did some stranger know more about what was going on with her love life than she did?

             “Daphne and I have been hard at work since we opened, it’s been wonderful how supportive all the folks here in town have been. Who has time for love when there’s pastries to be made?” She answered with a wink, before she slid the plate with a fresh éclair in front of the woman and hoped like hell she could be distracted by chocolate.

“Oh now, no need to play coy,” Caroline’s eyes did light up as she eyed the dessert, but alas, she was like a dog with a particularly tasty bone, “word around town is that a very handsome rancher has been courting you… and it’s not just because he has a sweet tooth. Grammy Boone seems to think that Declan’s set his sights on you, she said so at bridge club just last night.”

             Sasha’s mouth dropped open in shock, only in a small town would bridge club gossip from old ladies be a ‘hot story lead’ for the newspaper.

            God help her, this is so embarrassing! Did running into someone in public places like markets and grocery stores really count as courting? Who in the heck used the word courting anymore anyways?

             “Umm, well I can’t speak for Declan, but I can assure you… I’m not dating anyone right now.”

             “Oooh, how exciting!” Caroline grabbed her hands before she could pull away and was practically jumping in her excitement, “A single gal on the prowl, I’m certain all of our local boys will be quite interested to learn that. Get ready to be the most popular lady in town, my dear! Declan better get ready for some competition.”

Craptastic. Well that certainly backfired on you Sasha.

             Daphne poked her head through the kitchen entrance once more, and Sasha audibly sighed in relief, thinking her bestie was there to rescue her from this small town personal-space invader. Her relief was extremely short-lived however as soon as Daphne opened her mouth.

             “Sash, I just saw Declan park over at the grocery store…” Daphne waggled her brows suggestively, “Twenty bucks says he comes in here next, better fix your hair.”

             “Oohh! The intrigue!” Caroline’s giggle grated on her nerves.

             “Shit.” Her first thought was that she’d never convince this reporter now there was nothing going on, but her second?

             “Wait, you heifer! …What’s wrong with my hair?” Sasha yelled back at her now snickering best friend.

 

Down & Dirty in the kitchen with Sarah Marsh #DownandDirty #D&D @romancerebels69

Hi there everyone! My newest anthology project is the Down & Dirty collection, which features 22 original stories all about blue collar heroes and the ladies who appreciate a man who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. 😉

My story, Sweet Addiction is about a pastry chef who wins over sexy rancher. I have more than a couple scenes that revolve around the delicious creations she makes, so I thought it would be a fun way to promote this set by having some of my fellow Down & Dirty authors share their favorite recipes with you!

 

Sasha has what Declan needs to take care of his sweet tooth, and any other hungers …if she can only find the courage to show it.

Sweet Addictions Blurb:

The opportunity to build her own future and start over is exactly what Sasha needs. Moving to the small town of Digby to open up a pastry shop is more than enough to make her happy, or so she thought. What she wasn’t counting on was the sexy rancher that seems to have quite an interest in her, for far more than her baking skills.

Sasha has exactly what Declan needs to take care of his sweet tooth, and any other hungers that may arise…if she has the courage to show it. He’s figured out that Sasha is gun shy when it comes to men, but with some patience, he hopes to sneak past her walls and show her that he’s in it for more than just dessert. When his past comes calling, will Sasha open up and trust him, or will she shut her heart down for good?

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B3X69KL/

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/down-dirty/id1331942239

Nook: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1127784443 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/down-dirty-10

Recipe Intro:

I actually used to be a pastry chef and one of my most favorite things to make because its so incredibly versatile is choux paste. For those of who are wondering what the heck choux paste is… this is the dough that cream puffs and eclairs are made of. You can also use it to make so many other things, from desserts to appetisers, it really is one of the building blocks to French pastries. 

 

Recipe:

Choux Paste (Pate a choux)

Yield: 3 cups of raw dough

 

2 cups fresh eggs (approx 9 large eggs, lightly mixed with a fork)

1 cup water

1 cup milk

1.5 tsp salt

2 tsp sugar (or more if you like)

½ lb butter

2 cups flour

 

Bring water, milk, butter, sugar and salt to a boil, reduce heat to low. Stir in flour with a wooden spoon until dough starts to come away from the sides of the pot. Transfer dough to a mixer.

Mix dough on med speed until it cools a bit, then slow it down and begin to add the eggs. You want to add the eggs until the dough is smooth, but still firm enough to pipe. If you take off the mixer paddle and flip it over, the dough should hold its peak, but the tip still soft enough to bend back to the paddle. It will usually take almost all the eggs, depending on the humidity and the heat it was cooked at.

Put your dough in a piping bag; if there is still choux left in the bowl be sure to cover it with a wet rag so it does not dry out. Then pipe the required shapes onto parchment for profiterole, éclair, St. Honore, etc. Brush with egg wash before baking and bake at 375 degrees F for the first 10 minutes.

DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN DOOR DURING THE FIRST 10 MINTUES OF BAKING!!

After the first 10 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 degrees F and bake until golden brown and fully cooked.

Remove from oven and cool.

You can then store in a container, freeze or fill  right away.

Filling options:

The sky’s the limit for filling these little bites of paradise, classic things like pastry cream, whipped cream are always delicious. Myself I really love using chocolate mousse, ice cream and even giving them a savory twist for an appetiser by using a ham or chicken mousse as well.

 

Author Bio:

Sarah Marsh was born in British Columbia, she’s only recently began her writing career finding it the perfect outlet for taking the edge off a nine to five job. She’s a science fiction and romance junkie and when her imagination started to take the characters she’d read about even further in their adventures she decided to try writing something of her own.

Her biggest weaknesses are animals of any kind…she even loves the ones that wake you up at four in the morning because they can almost see the bottom of their food dish. When it comes to life in general she’s a big believer that laughter is the best medicine and that there’s no such thing as too much love, which is why she’s such a sucker for a happy ending.

 

 

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