Flash Fiction Friday: May 27, 2016

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“Is it supposed to steam that way?” I ask, as I blow on the soup.

“Oh my God, just taste the soup.” My boyfriend tells me.

“Mmm… it can do with a little more salt, I say with a straight face.

“Seriously?” He asks as he reaches for the salt.

“No, love it tastes perfect.”

“I swear this will be the last time I cook for you. Next time we’re ordering in or you’re going to be the one doing the cooking. I swear everybody’s a critic.”

“Awe, I  love you too.” I chuckle as he storms out of the kitchen.

Savory Sunday: May 22, 2016

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Creamy Ham Fettuccine

1 package fettuccine (12oz)

3 Tbsp finely chopped onion

3 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp + 1 tsp all-purpose flour

3 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups fresh broccoli florets

2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

1/2 tsp garlic salt (or to tasting)

1/4 tsp pepper

1/4 dried oregano

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

Cook fettuccine according to package. While that’s cooking, in a large saucepan, sauté onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually stir in cream, bring all to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly.

Add broccoli, and reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 7-10 minutes or until broccoli is crisp and tender. Stir occasionally. Stir in ham, 1/2 cup of cheese, garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, and nutmeg.

Drain fettuccine; serve with sauce. Sprinkle remaining cheese.

Best with Italian Cheese Bread. Will be extremely hot, remember to blow. 😉

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Italian Cheese Bread

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 loaf French bread, halved length wise

1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend (4oz)

1 tsp dried oregano

1/4 – 1/2 garlic salt (to tasting)

Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

Spread butter over cut sides of bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. In bowl combine cheese, oregano, and garlic salt. Sprinkle over bread.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Slice and serve warm.

Simple Saturday: May 21, 2016

So I know I’m slacking a little, but it’s not as bad as before. I’m trying to keep up. I remember most days with out the alarm, then most days I ignore the alarm, but not on purpose.

So today, I will be posting the A Fighter’s Heart music list. I’m almost finished with AFH, I swear that finish line is there and I can taste it. But here are the tunes I mainly jam out to while writing A Fighter’s Heart. I listen to it on shuffle and repeat. It’s 3 hours and 14 minutes long, so it takes a while to start back to the beginning.

  1. Can’t Feel My Face – The Weekend
  2. Earned It – The Weeend
  3. Like I’m Gonna Lose You Ft. John Legend – Meghan Trainor
  4. Walkashame – Meghan Trainor
  5. Chains – Nick Jonas
  6. Revival – Selena Gomez
  7. Same Old Love – Selena Gomez
  8. Nobody – Selena Gomez
  9. Perfect – Selena Gomez
  10. Leave Your Lover – Sam Smith
  11. Lay Me Down – Sam Smith
  12. Like I Can – Sam Smith
  13. Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  14. I Get Lonely – Janet Jackson
  15. The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants – Selena Gomez
  16. Unapologize – Carrie Underwood
  17. Addicted – Kelly Clarkson
  18. I Almost Do – Taylor Swift
  19. 22 – Taylor Swift
  20. Too Close – Alex Clare
  21. Wasted – Carrie Underwood
  22. Never Again – Kelly Clarkson
  23. Someday When I Stop Loving You – Carrie Underwood
  24. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  25. Breakaway – Kelly Clarkson
  26. Can I Have A Kiss – Kelly Clarkson
  27. When You Were Gone – Avril Lavigne
  28. Wish You Were Here – Avril Lavigne
  29. Goodbye – Avril Lavigne
  30. Heartbeat Song – Kelly Clarkson
  31. Mr. Almost Ft. Shy Carter – Meghan Trainor
  32. Title – Meghan Trainor
  33. Bang Dem Sticks – Meghan Trainor
  34. Close Your Eyes – Meghan Trainor
  35. Stand By You – Rachel Platten
  36. Steal My Girl – One Direction
  37. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  38. You Don’t Know My Heart – Rachel Platten
  39. So Emotional – Christina Aguilera
  40. Love For All Seasons – Christina Aguilera
  41. Somebody’s Somebody – Christina Aguilera
  42. Candyman- Christina Aguilera
  43. Hurt – Christina Aguilera
  44. Mercy On Me – Christina Aguilera
  45. Save Me From Myself – Christina Aguilera
  46. The Right Man – Christina Aguilera
  47. Close Ft. Tove Lo – Nick Jonas
  48. Just Give Me A Reason Ft. Nate Ruess – Pink
  49. Second Wind – Kelly Clarkson
  50. Bad Reputation – Kelly Clarkson
  51. Nostalgic – Kelly Clarkson

Sweet baby Jesus, that’s a lot. Until next time.

 

Wishlist Wednesday: May 18, 2016

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Enforced (Hard Hit #7)

Release Date: June 20, 2016

Synopsis:

They were supposed to be a one-night stand, and then a weekend fling… a just-for-this-season affair… soulmates.

When Chip met Jai during All-Stars weekend, their hookup should’ve ended there. At the time, it was no big deal. As the assistant coach for the Phoenix Ice Rays, Chip can’t be in a relationship with a player from his team. Lucky for him, Jai plays for the Red Zones. That is, until the Red Zones make a surprise trade.

Jai has the perfect relationship with Chip. He’s more than ready to keep their relationship a secret if it means holding on to this man he can’t resist. But when a dogged reporter takes some undeniably personal pictures of them, Jai has to choose between the man and the career of his dreams.

“He wrecked me. I caught feelings. Now, he says I was never a part of his plan. I’m no man’s mistake.”

When the rules are enforced, Chip gives up everything for Jai, even the man himself. What Chip doesn’t anticipate is how far Jai will go to win him back. When this unstoppable force of nature meets an unmovable man, they’ll both go up in flames.

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Defend (Hard Hit #8)

Release Date: August 15, 2016

Synopsis:

Loyalty demands he stay away. Lust challenges Nathan’s integrity. Love demolishes all boundaries.

Nathan can’t recall the precise moment he fell for Derringer, but he knows exactly why he has to stay away. Derringer is dating Nathan’s brother. When Derringer is dumped in the worst of ways, Nathan comes to the rescue. His motives are pure. His intentions above par. Then he kisses Derringer, and nothing is black or white any longer.

Derringer has spent the past two years getting cheated on and manipulated by Nathan’s younger brother, Andrew. He’s done being weak. The moment Nathan’s lips touch his, Derringer feels more powerful than ever before. Nathan has been a thousand things for Derringer—his savior, listening ear, rock, and friend. Now, Derringer is determined to make Nathan one more thing—his.

But Andrew isn’t finished with Derringer, and he won’t stop until he wins Derringer back or destroys him. Nathan has to make a choice—the younger brother he’s always supported or the man he can’t live without.

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Home

Release Date: June 1, 2016

Synopsis:

For as long as I can remember, I’ve only had one goal: survival. It’s what I know. There is no future beyond making it through another night and getting my hands on as much money as possible, by any means necessary. Pride and dignity are things I can’t afford.

It’s been the worst year yet—and not because I live on the streets. That’s nothing compared to being separated from my little girl. But I do what I can, and I send any money I make for her care. I can only hope she remembers me. I’m past desperate, needing her to know how much I love her and that I’ve done everything in my power to make it back to her.

The day I stepped off the bus in Seattle, I saw him. Adrian appeared at a time I most needed a helping hand, and his habit of rescuing strays became my salvation. He gave me hope. He taught me to dream about something I’d never dared to wish for.

A home.

(All novels taking place in Camassia Cove are standalone.)

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Teaser Tuesday: Loving His Mercenary Unedited

Elliot Phillips groaned while squeezing his eyes shut tighter before opening them. He looked up at the dingy ceiling from his spot on the floor. It felt like there was a marching band in his head as his brain pulsed. Elliot blinked a few times trying to figure out why he was laying on the floor with a pressure on his chest that felt like someone was laying on him.

Closing his eyes again, Elliot thought back to the last thing he remembered. He and Laci were at the park for her sixth birthday party and he was on the phone with Christian wondering where he and Rick were. Laci had kept asking him if they could cut the cake. Elliot then remembered hearing Laci scream when he looked at her, Hector had been holding a gun to her head. He also remembered trying to stall until Christian and Rick made it to them. When he saw Kilian step out of the car, he heard police sirens, before Killian apologized, then there had been a blinding pain before everything went black.

Elliot’s eyes snapped open again, Laci.

“Daddy are you awake? I’m scared.”

Elliot breathed a sigh of relief when he realized it was Laci’s head laying on his chest.

“Yes, pumpkin I’m awake.”

Elliot groaned when he sat up after Laci lifted her head. He slowly turned his head checking their surroundings. They seemed to be in a basement, all the walls were made of concrete bricks. A stairwell was directly in front of them. Besides the two of them, there was nothing else in down there.

“Has anybody been down here since we got here?” Elliot asked turning to look back at Laci.

“Only two people. The bad guy who held the gun at my head and the man who got out of the car.” Laci answered. Daddy will Christian and Rick be coming to get us soon?”

“I don’t know sweetie.” Elliot answered, he believed they would be coming to get them, but if Killian hadn’t gone to the dark side, Elliot could get his help.

“Sweetie, I want you to over to the corner and close your eyes,” Elliot insisted when he heard footsteps above them.

“But…”

“No buts Laci, I need you to keep being strong for daddy. Go into the corner and don’t open your eyes until you feel it’s safe,” Elliot urged her.

He let out a sigh of relief when she stood and started to move.

“But how will I know?”

Elliot heard the fear in her voice, but he was helpless to do anything about it. “You’ll know baby.”

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2016

 

 

Savory Sunday: May 15, 2016

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1 medium onion, chopped

1 Tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 package potato gnocchi (1lb)

1 package baby spinach (6oz)

1 can white kidney, rinsed and drained (15oz)

1 can Italian diced tomatoes, undrained (14 1/2oz)

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese

In large skillet pour olive, sauté onions until tender. Add garlic, cooking for another minute. Add gnocchi, cooking until golden brown. (5-6 mins) Stir in spinach, cooking until spinach is wilted.

Add the beans, tomatoes, and pepper, heat through. Sprinkle with cheeses, cover and remove from heat. Let stand until cheese is melted. (3-4 mins)

Will be extremely hot, remember to blow. 😉

Teaser Thursday: Mated

“Thank you for coming on such short notice,” Noah greeted his father and the Elders when they arrived.

“Not a problem. We were already planning to stop by to make sure everything is going as planned with Rachel,” Zeke answered for the group.

Noah followed his guests into the living room, taking a seat next to Mitchell on the sofa. Rachel had joined them as well, and once everyone was seated he prepared himself for all hell to break loose.

“I wanted everyone to meet as soon as possible to announce that I won’t be mating Rachel as originally planned. Rachel, you are a lovely woman and my decision doesn’t reflect negatively on you in any way,” Noah turned towards her with an apologetic smile.

“You agreed to this Noah, you can’t back out now,” Zeke growled.

“Watch it old man. I’m still Alpha of this pack,” Noah growled harshly, and Zeke had the decency to look sheepish. “I will not be mating Rachel because last night I claimed my true mate, her brother Mitchell.”

The Elders all began shouting at once. Their horrified and bigoted comments enough to tempt Noah to violence if they didn’t shut the hell up soon. To his credit, Noah’s father, hadn’t said anything yet, and Rachel sat in stunned silence while Mitchell’s steadying presence offered support.

“Enough,” Noah snapped. “I will address your concerns one at a time.”

“You can’t possible mate him, it’s unheard of.” Unsurprisingly, Zeke was the first to speak.

“It may be unheard of but let me assure you that it is very possible because we are already mated. Has your eyesight gone bad? You can clearly see my mating mark on Mitchell’s skin.”

“What about uniting the packs? If you aren’t going to mate Rachel it’s obvious you don’t have the best interest of the pack in mind.”

“That won’t be a problem, the packs can still unite. It must have escaped your notice that Mitchell and Rachel are siblings. I’m not answering any more question, we are going around in circles. Mitchell is my mate. End of story.” Noah was having a hard time controlling his wolf. It wanted to tear the Elders to shreds for doubting his mate.

“We will see how long you remain Alpha,” Zeke hissed.

The hairs on the back of Noah’s neck stood up. “Was that a threat, Elder? Let me assure you that I am fully capable of defending my status as Alpha and protecting my mate.” The power coming off Noah crackled in the air, demanding they turn their heads and submit to him. “I take care of my pack. I put their needs above my own. I was even willing to attempt to mate a female for them. You are the ones who are betraying the pack. Alphas are always stronger with their fated mates at their side. You will not tell me that I can’t mate Mitchell Goddamn it. He is my mate.” Noah felt his skin crawl as his wolf tried to come forward to eliminate the threat to his mate.

“Let’s take five minutes to cool off before something happens we’ll all regret,” Mitchell said as he stood and began to pull Noah towards the kitchen. His mate was seconds away from shifting. Before the kitchen door had time to swing close, Mitchell spun around and trapped Noah with an all-consuming kiss; the kind that makes you think of nothing else. After a couple of minutes, Mitchell pulled his mouth away. One minute Noah was about to kill someone and the next all he wanted was to find a bedroom and take his mate.

“Better?” Mitchell asked, his voice husky from their kiss.

“Hell yeah, let’s do that again.” Mitchell chuckled and turned to lead Noah back into the living room. “That’s not fair. First you get me all hot and bothered and then you make me go back to a room where I want to strangle half the occupants.”

“Think of it this way. The sooner we get this over with, the sooner we can go to bed.”

Noah followed Mitchell back into the living room. As far as he was concerned, this meeting was already over. The only question left to answer was if there would be bloodshed or not.

“I have a suggestion,” Zeke announced as soon as they were seated again.

Noah raised an eyebrow. He didn’t like the tone of Zeke’s voice, the man up to something. “I’m listening.”

“The obvious solution is to hold an Alpha challenge.”

“What!” Mitchell’s efforts to calm Noah shattered.

“Noah, just hear them out,” Mitchell whispered forcefully into his ear. Since Noah wanted heads to roll, he would have to be the one to keep the peace.

“We will select three wolves who we feel are better suited to the position of Alpha then you are to challenge them in the ring. Whoever wins will then fight your brothers Nathan and Nicholas. If the contender beats all three of you, then your family will no longer be the Alpha family, and he will be Alpha,” Zeke continued.

Noah wanted to gut the pompous ass. He watched as his father’s body stiffened and then relaxed. His father knew none of the challengers would defeat Noah. There was no reason to worry about his younger sons.

“All right. Choose who you want on these conditions. Once I beat the wolves you choose you will leave us the hell alone. From this point forward, anyone who doesn’t keep their mouths shut about my leadership, my mate, or any other same sex matings that occur, will have to find another fucking pack.” Noah would rather gut them then make a deal, but Mitchell obviously wanted to do things the old-fashioned way so no one would ever challenge them again.

“Deal.”

Once they had selected a date for the Alpha challenge, the Elders left. Noah, Mitchell, Rachel and his dad were the only ones who remained. Rachel and his dad had been quiet throughout the entire meeting and Noah turned to Rachel now. “I am sorry things had to work out this way. I had intended to follow through with my promise to mating with you, and your brother had decided to leave, but I couldn’t let him go.”

“You have nothing to apologize for. I understand completely.”

Rachel looked disappointed but not terribly hurt and Noah was relieved. It wasn’t her fault and he didn’t want to cause her any pain. “You can stay as long as you like.”

“Thank you, I’m very happy for the two of you and will take you up on that offer. Unless you had something else to discuss, it’s been an eventful morning and I’d like to go to my bedroom and rest for a while.”

“No, nothing else, thank goodness.”

Rachel smiled at them pleasantly before headed to her room. Now the only person left to deal with was his father.

“Dad—”

“I’m proud of you son. You stood up for your mate and what you believed in.”

“You’re not upset?”

“No, son. I want you to be happy, and it’s obvious that this young man does that for you.” To say Noah was stunned would be an understatement. He’d thought that his father agreed with the Elders’ plan to arrange his mating. “Yes he does Dad, more than you know. Thank you for understanding.” Noah was exhausted, and it wasn’t even ten in the morning.

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2015-2016

Wishlist Wednesday: May 10, 2016

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Undesirable Mate
(Bound and Bonded #6)

Release Date: May 9, 2016

Synopsis:

Phillip struggles to get through every day. Thanks to Pearson, he still has his job as an enforcer and life goes on around him much the same as it always did. But Phillip doesn’t feel a part of it. He can’t. His betrayal of his pack has left him with scars, both mentally and physically and the voice in his head won’t give him any peace. So when he meets his mate, he’s not surprised to see the man has someone else tucked under his arm. What else did he expect?

Kellen Waite is a troubleshooter for the Council. He loves his job, he has a couple of close friends, and he takes his sex where he can find it. Sent to the Washington Pack to take out a vampire, he makes the mistake of bringing along his sometime companion, Tristan. He realizes that was his first mistake when he scents his mate in Alpha Pearson’s office.

Issues caused from within the Paranormal Council is just one of the problems Kellen and Phillip have to face. A vengeful ferret, lies and misunderstandings, not to mention Phillip’s depression all conspire to prevent the one thing Kellen is determined to have – his mate in his arms.

Warning: Phillip has symptoms of depression. If this is a trigger for you, please don’t buy this book. Also contains a sneaky ferret shifter, a mad councilman and an often clueless Alpha. HEA, no cheating and no cliffhangers, guaranteed.

Written for adult audiences. Contains graphic scenes of intimate situations between men, violence and some crude language.

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Due Diligence
(Takeover #3)

Release Date: June 21, 2016

Synopsis:

A business trip leads to a surprise encounter with an old flame in this sexy romance from the author of Just Business.

After Fazil Kurt breaks up with his girlfriend, a business trip to Seattle offers some much-needed time away. Sent by S.R. Anderson Consulting, Fazil is there to help audit Singularity Storage, a company they are trying to save. His first discovery is intriguing to say the least: One of Singularity’s engineers is Todd Douglas, Fazil’s first love.

He knows better than to get personally involved on a job like this. Back in high school, Todd broke Fazil’s heart more times than he could count, but both men have grown so much since then—and Fazil never could say no to Todd…

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Mr. and Mr. Smith

Release Date: May 24, 2016

Synopsis:

Secrets and seduction make for an explosive combination in HelenKay Dimon’s edgy, thrilling new series, which kicks off with a novel about two men who can handle any threat—except the one posed by desire.
 
Fisher Braun knows how to keep a secret. As a covert paramilitary operative, his job—and his life—depends on it. He’s at the top of his game, ready for action and always in control. No enemy has ever brought him to his knees, but one lover has: Zachary Allen, the man currently sharing his bed. The perfect package of brains and brawn, Zach is someone worth coming home to, and Fisher hates keeping him in the dark about what he does. But the lies keep Zach safe. Until the day Fisher loses everything. . . .

Zachary Allen is no innocent civilian. Although he plays the tech geek, in reality he’s deep undercover for the CIA. In a horrible twist of fate, the criminal enterprise he’s infiltrated has set its sights on the man whose touch drives him wild. Zach would do anything for Fisher—except blow his own cover. Now, in order to save him, Zach must betray him first. And he needs Fisher to trust him with all his heart if they want to make it out alive.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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Teaser Tuesday: Devil Assailants 18+ (Unedited)

“Oh… fuck… Devil.”

Charles “Devil” Gray pounded into the man laying beneath him. Sweat dripped down his face as he kept up the steady pace. Grabbing Kevin’s legs, Devil rested them on the crook of his elbows, pulling him closer.

“Oh fuck, right there.”

Devil knew with this new angel, he rub against Kevin’s prostate on every inward and outward stroke. Panting, he worked his cock in and out of the warm tight opening, his orgasm close. Pulling out, Devil turned Kevin onto his stomach. “Get on all fours.” He growled, waiting for him to comply before sliding back in. Grabbing Kevin’s hips, Devil picked up where he left off.

“Fuck… fuck… fuck.”

“Stroke your cock and cum for me.”

Sliding his hand between his legs, Kevin did as instructed. Devil felt the first signs of his orgasm approaching and if Kevin didn’t get off when Devil did, he would have to do something to let him come to completion. That wasn’t Devil’s thing. His lover’s new that they needed to cum when he did. When he felt Kevin’s ass tightening around his covered cock, he knew he was about to come. He grunted as his orgasm tore threw him and heard his lover scream as he came beneath him. Breathing heavily, Devil waited until he came down from his orgasmic bliss before pulling out. Hand at the base of his cock to keep the condom on.

“That was amazing.” Kevin breathed as he turned onto his back.

It had been okay, but Devil wasn’t going to pop the dude’s bubble. “I got a meeting that I need to get to. When I get back you need to be gone.”

Kevin only glared, he knew the score, knew it would be in his best interest if he was gone by the time Devil got back. He didn’t like people in his personal space for long, they tended to get attached, waiting around for him. That was a no go. Walking to the bathroom, he disposed of the condom before wiping himself down. Redressing, Devil walked out of his room and went to the conference room, Kevin already forgotten. Going to the head of the table, he looked at the men already sitting there. Devil pounded his gavel on the table to get the men’s attention.

“There’s a shipment coming in two days. Joker, I want you to pick four men to take with you. One of them needs to be a newbie.” Devil stated before looking at his road captain.

“Sure thing Devil.”

“Also, someone needs to go to the club to handle a dispute between three members of the staff.”

“I’ll get someone on that.” Sarge stated from the left side of him.

“Are we set for the cookout in three days?”

“My old lady has everything organized. No problems there.” Slim stated.

Devil nodded before continuing, “We know it’s for the kids before they go back to school. So let’s try to keep all the sordid shit for after the kids leave.” He waited until he got nods from his men before speaking again. “Dues are due in two weeks, anybody who can’t pay needs to let me know quickly. Anything else?”

Devil looked around the table as everyone shook their heads no. “Let’s give them hell.” He stated before pounding the gavel. “If anybody needs me, I’ll be in the back.”

He didn’t wait for a reply before heading out the door. Walking to his bedroom, Devil frowned before closing the door. “I thought I said you needed to be gone by the time my meeting was over.”

“Come on Devil we both know that’s not what you want.” Kevin bounded from the bed moving closer to him.

Devil’s hand quick as lightening reached out and wrapped around his neck. Slamming Kevin against the wall, Devil crowded into his body. “Don’t fucking tell me what I want. The next time I tell your ass to be gone, your ass better had fucking disappeared.” Devil sealed it with a harsh kiss before stepping away. “When I want to fuck your tight ass again, I’ll come look for you. Now get the fuck out of my sight.”

“Fuck you Devil.” Kevin panted trying to catch his breath.

“If you’re fucking lucky.”

Devil turned his back and walked towards the bathroom. He placed his cut on the back of the chair outside the door. Shedding his clothes, Devil turned on the shower before getting in. When the fuck are you going to settle down and stop fucking these groupies? Devil snorted at his thought. He needed to find someone to settle down with, but he had a feeling even if he did that wouldn’t stop the groupies he fucked from trying to use his name and get in his good graces. Whoever got the title of being his would have to deal with this shit and though people said he was a cold hearted bastard, Devil couldn’t find it in himself to put anybody through that. He just needed to choose his conquest more thoroughly from here on out. The man he needed would be able to go tit for tat with him, and take his bullshit, while calling him on it, Devil would keep that man. Not only that but the man would need to have an iron will because of the shit he had to deal with, sometimes on a daily bases. So far all he found for his troubles were men trying to use him for his status as President of the Devil Assailants. As soon as he found that man, Devil would put his property cut on him in a heartbeat.

Cleaning his body, Devil got out of the shower and went to his bedroom. His eyes zeroed in on his property cut hanging on the wall. Yeah, it seemed like it would be hanging there a while yet. Devil shook his head before dressing quickly and walking to his office. Taking a seat behind his desk, he pulled up the club’s books on the computer, when someone knocked on the door.

“Who the fuck is it?” Devil growled at the door, his moment of wishful thinking long gone.

“It’s me.” Devil’s vise president stated through the door before opening it. “I got the list of contractors you needed for the new houses you wanted to build on the property.”

Devil took the list from Brick before looking over the five names on the list. “And each company has worked on big projects before?” Devil asked placing the list in front of him, not one company standing out to him.

“All except for King’s Construction.”

“Then why the fuck did you put them on the list?” Devil asked raising his eyebrow.

“Because the shit they have done are fucking top notch. So I figured we scoop them up if you like what they have going before somebody else does.” Brick argued, crossing his arms across his chest.

“I swear to God, if it was anybody else, I would have been ripped their head off.”

“You know I’m right, so quit your fucking belly aching. I already had Slim call them all, you have appointments with the first three tomorrow and the last two, the day after that.”

“Got it.” Devil answered before looking back at the list ending their conversation. They needed to find the best company to build the new house for new club members or if someone needed a place to crash, for a night or to land back on their feet. They also needed to do it all within a timely matter. Devil didn’t see how King’s Construction fell into that category if they haven’t worked on big projects before. Maybe Brick is right, the club should give them a shot. Devil shook his head, before placing the list to the side, he’ll worry about that tomorrow.

Devil powered on his computer, getting down to club business.

Copyright © Vanessa Sims, 2016

 

Savory Sunday: May 8, 2016

It’s only fitting that I kick this off with something beef lol.

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Beef Tostadas

1 lb lean ground beef

1 cup chopped sweet red pepper

1/2 cup chili sauce

1 tsp taco seasoning

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 cup sour cream

3 tsp chipotle sauce

6 tostada shells

3 cups shredded lettuce

1 1/2 cups guacamole

1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

In large skillet, add beef and season, add red peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Place meat back into skillet, add chili sauce, taco seasoning, and salt and pepper; heat through.

In a small bowl, combine sour cream and chipotle sauce. Layer each tostada with meat mixture, lettuce, guacamole, cheese and chipotle cream.

Will be extremely hot, remember to blow. 😉