Today I am sharing her new book along with one of her favorite Cajun recipes... It's a special one she brought back from New Orleans as she was researching this book.
Cross Keys (An Elvenrude Novel) by Ally Shields
Genre: Urban fantasy/Paranormal romance
Conspiracy, murder, and magic...and the death of all they hold dear.
When the first wanderer- a common elf who isn’t authorized to use the portal—is spotted on the streets of New Orleans, the king assigns Kameo Ryndel to assist in the elf’s capture. But before she can intervene, humans with guns shoot the wanderer and steal his body. When Seth Lormarc, an Elite elf from a rival guild, appears at the scene, Kam suspects he is involved.
Seth Lormarc is in New Orleans to find out who was behind the portal breach, and his best lead is the intriguing Kam Ryndel. When he stakes out her apartment and finds her sneaking out in the middle of the night, dressed in black and leaping to the top of the nearest building, he knows there’s something unique about the beautiful elf. That kind of feat requires magic. Ancient magic.
As their paths cross during their investigations, they develop an irresistible attraction, although there’s little time for romance. The portal breach is tied to an illegal smuggling operation that has come to the attention of the human CIA. But the stakes are raised when Kam and Seth discover a band of conspirators and a rebellion deep in Elvenrude that promises nothing except destruction of their world.
Cajun Recipe... Breakfast Beignets (2 dozen)
3 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 pkg dry yeast
1/4 C sugar
1/8 C butter
1/2 C evaporated mile
1 C water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
1. Warm water and place in bowl.
2. Add yeast, stir.
3. In separate container beat egg, add milk, salt and regular sugar, blend, and then add to water and yeast.
4. Beat in half of the flour.
5. Add shortening, beat again.
6. Blend in remaining flour.
7. Chill, covered for 5 hours.
8. Roll dough on floured surface until 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch squares and drop into deep fryer at 360 degrees until light brown.
9. Drain and roll in powdered sugar. Enjoy!
Meet the Author - Ally Shields...
When not writing, reading or spending time with family, she loves to travel in the US and abroad. Way too often she can be found on Twitter.
Contact the Author:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Ally-Shields/e/B009AKNDZU
Special Thanks to the following bloggers who are spotlighting this release during the next few
days (eight more Cajun recipes on their blogs!)
AJ Locke, Linda McLaughlin, Margay Roberge, Marie Carhart, Shannon McRoberts, Stephanie Stamm, EE Carter, Susan Taylor, Anne Lange, Kath Boyd Marsh, Dan Levinson, Michelle Browne, Sue Roebuck, Chris Redding, Carmen Stefanescu, Stacy Juba, Lindsey Loucks, Rebekah Ganiere, Antonia van Zandt, Dani-Lyn Alexander, Theresa McClinton