Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog Hop!

CocksandShamrocksButtonWelcome to our Big Cock’s and Shamrocks!

Lots of Blogs with lots of Prizes! Here’s the Grand Prize:

A Basket Full of Naughty. It contains the following in a Cabal of Hotness tote:

The items: – tickler/flogger (one on each end) – penis-shaped sour candies – flask that reads “girls with class don’t need a glass” – g-spot vibe – oral sex “essentials” kit – glow in the dark erotic dice.
We’ll also include a $30 gift card and a Cabal of Hotness t-shirt.

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Having a bit of the Irish in me, St. Patrick’s Day has always been about food and drink, family and the wearing of the green!

Some of my family’s favorite recipes:

stewIrish Beef Stew Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds well-marbled chuck beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces (NOT extra-lean)
  • 6 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups beef stock or canned beef broth
  • 1 cup of Guinness beer
  • 1 cup of fine red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 7 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cups 1/2-inch pieces peeled carrots
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

beer1Method

1 Heat olive oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Lightly salt the beef pieces. Working in batches if necessary, add the beef (do not crowd the pan, or the meat will steam and not brown) and cook, without stirring, until nicely browned on one side, then use tongs to turn the pieces over. Continue to cook in this manner until all sides are browned, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add beef stock, Guinness, red wine, tomato paste, sugar, thyme, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaves. Stir to combine. Bring mixture to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, then cover and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

2 While the meat and stock is simmering, melt butter in another large pot over medium heat. Add potatoes, onion and carrots. Sauté vegetables until golden, about 20 minutes. Set aside until the beef stew in step one has simmered for one hour.

3 Add vegetables to beef stew. Simmer uncovered until vegetables and beef are very tender, about 40 minutes. Discard bay leaves. Tilt pan and spoon off fat. Transfer stew to serving bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. (Can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before serving.)

Yield: Serves 4 to 6.          *Simply Recipes

PRIZE TIME! Comment below for a chance to win any book on my backlist. Don’t foreget your contact information!!

I’ll leave you with an excerpt from my Naughty Nursery Rhyme, Wee Willie Winkie, where Willie really isn’t that wee. 🙂

weewilliewinkie 200x300WEE WILLIE WINKIE

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Willie has met an old flame, but is he willing to give up the decadence of Boston society for the man he loves?

For the past three years William Wilkerson has led the life of the privileged rich. Head of his father’s shipping business, Willie indulges in the pleasures of Boston’s fine young men to his heart’s content. That is, until he meets Fredrick, the one man who has captured his heart, again.

As his former tutor, Fredrick has been declared off limits by William’s father. Fredrick also believes he’s beneath the attention of Wilkerson’s heir. Willie disagrees, but is he willing to throw away rank and privilege for the man he loves?

Excerpt:

Fredrick held up his glass and stared at the candle’s flame through the amber liquid. He took a sip, savored the rich, biting taste on his tongue. He welcomed the burn down his throat. This was the very last drink he could afford, and he had to make it last.

A giggle erupted from the booth in the corner, the one whose curtains were drawn against curious eyes. A smile tugged at Fredrick’s lips despite the dire state of his wallet. The laugh had been carefree, joyous, naughty. Fredrick shifted on the cushioned bench. Only a few straggling customers remained in the dining room. He wondered if any of them would notice if he shifted his cramped cock as it throbbed in sympathy with the bright laughter.

Rather than risk it, he watched the fruit vender outside the window beguile a customer. Another giggle and stifled moan swiveled his attention back to the corner. A silk-clad foot and slim calf peeked beneath the curtain. He grinned even as the delectable sight emphasized his own loneliness. It had been far too long since he’d had someone in his bed.

“Excuse me. Sir?”

Fredrick looked up, distracted from his memory of lush lips and white skin and wide, hazel eyes, and blinked at the stout innkeeper at his elbow. “Yes?”

A frown fleeted across the man’s homely face at another bout of laughter from the corner. “If they’re disturbing you, I can have Wee Willie take his guest upstairs. Excuse me, I mean Mister Wilkerson.” The man broke off, flustered by the slip of the tongue.

Fredrick’s heart leaped on hearing the name mentioned. Is William really here? How could that be? The innkeeper coughed, and Fredrick frowned at the intrusion into his thoughts. The man was so damned serious about such a minor indiscretion. “They’re no bother. In fact, I’m almost done anyway.” He lifted his nearly empty glass. Hearing a shout, they looked over in time to see a young man tumble through the curtains onto the floor. Fredrick caught a glimpse of red hair and an embarrassed cheek before the gentleman crammed a hat on his head and strode passed them, face averted. The innkeeper shrugged and followed, likely to be sure he paid for his drinks.

Fredrick stared at the silk-clad foot still protruding from the parted curtains. He loosened his hold on his glass but had no way to stop the wild hammering of his heart. Before he lost his courage, he stood and swallowed the last of his brandy, then walked the short distance to the booth.

A grin tugged the corner of his mouth at his eagerness. It had been three years, after all, and they’d parted in anger. Would William acknowledge him? His hand trembled as he drew aside the heavy curtain and allowed his gaze to travel up the silky hose to bright blue trousers. Blood heated his face when he found the laces undone at the waist and the silk shirt open to expose white skin and rosebud nipples.

A sigh brought his gaze up to the pretty face that stirred his dreams. Rich brown curls surrounded lovely hazel eyes and full, pouting lips. He groaned when a delighted smile revealed the even, white teeth that had nipped his collarbone on more than one glorious occasion. “Freddie, is it you?”

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About diannehartsock

Author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy/adventure, m/m romance and anything else that comes to mind. Oh, and a floral designer.
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27 Responses to Big Cocks and Shamrocks Blog Hop!

  1. Urbanista says:

    That recipe sounds great, yum! Thanks for the excerpt, too. 🙂
    Urb
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  2. Cathy Brockman says:

    great sounding recipe! sugar_n_spice63830@yahoo.com

  3. parisfanca says:

    That recipe sounds great, yum! Thanks for the excerpt, too

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  4. PaParanormalFan says:

    The recipe sounds delicious & the excerpt does as well 😉
    Thanks for the giveaway, unfortunately I’m not on Facebook or Twitter, so I could only answer one Raffle question.
    Take Care & Stay Naughty,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  5. Beckey says:

    Thanks for sharing the excerpt and recipe 🙂

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom

  6. susan platt says:

    recipe sounds great.

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  7. That recipe looks yummy! Gonna have to try it!

    mmbrack at earthlink dot net

  8. JeanMP says:

    Recipe sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing it and the excerpt.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  9. Nancy S says:

    Wee Willie is on my wishlist. For unknown reasons I am craving a Guinness. Count me in please.

  10. Mary Roya says:

    Love your blog. I’m signing for more.
    Thanks for being in the Happy St. Patrick’s Day blog hop.
    Hope ya’ll St. Patrick’s Day was great!
    Keep writing so I can keep reading.
    roya-clan@sbcglobal.net

  11. bn100 says:

    Thanks for the recipe.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

  12. vampedchik says:

    Thanks for the recipe!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

  13. Trix says:

    The stew sounds amazing. (I’ve been making stout ice cream lately, too–very refreshing!)

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  14. Sounds like great stew!! Thanks so much for the great giveaway and joining in on the hop!!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. Kat Riley says:

    The recipe is great and the excerpt even great – thanks for the giveaway!
    rilekat2 at gmail dot com

  16. SheriV says:

    Naughty Nursery Rhymes sound like an awesome series. Look forward to reading this book.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  17. Meghan Stith says:

    I love how naughty this hop sounds and it just so happens that I am a BIG fan of both those things. As for St. Patty’s Day, I spent the day working and the evening partying. I went to visit my best friend and we went to two Irish Pubs as well as an assortment of other places. We danced and flirted and sported green. We even got hit on my two cops who stopped their cop car just to talk to us. At first, I thought we were in trouble for something but then they said they thought they knew one of us. Well, they didn’t… they just wanted our phone numbers. Cute.
    Thanks for the giveaway! And, I hope you had a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  18. sherry1969 says:

    I love the excerpt. The recipe sounds great.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  19. chickie434 says:

    Thanks for the recipe and the excerpt, they rocked!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  20. jessiel62 says:

    I’ve never tried this stew before & I believe I will after reading your recipe. Thank you for the excerpt on Wee Willie Winkle & being part of this fun hop!

    JessieL62(at)comcast(dot)net

  21. Krysta B. says:

    Thanks for the recipes and for the chance to win.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

  22. Karen Arrowood says:

    Naughty nursery rhymes? Oh my, that so…. naughty. Thank you for particpating in this blog hop, and for the Irish stew recipe.
    karen(dot)arrowood(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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