Monday, October 21, 2019

Enemy Games by Marcella Burnard - Book Tour + Giveaway

Deviled Potato Bites

This is a plant-based, vegan,
gluten free recipe. It doesn't look creepy, which bums me out, but with
'deviled' in the name, you can't go wrong. And these things are devilishly

You'll need to buy a pack of baby
yellow potatoes. Rinse them, cover them with water in a pot and boil just until
they're fork tender. I start checking at about 8 minutes. Once a fork pierces
the largest potato easily, remove the potatoes from the heat and drain. Set

Now for the 'deviled' part

You'll need:

1-2 Medjool dates - Pitted
1/4 Cup boiling water

Place your dates in a blender.
Pour the boiling water over them to soften them for a few minutes.

1 Can garbanzo beans drained and
1 TBSP spicy brown mustard
1-2 tsp dijon
2 cloves garlic
2 TBSP lemon juice

Place these ingredients in the
bowl of a food processor with the blade fitted inside it.

Blend your dates in the soak
water. Start on low, then turn up the speed and let them get pulverized. If
your dates were really hard, you'll be happier if you soak them longer, even
overnight. I find the organic medjool dates in the produce section of my local
grocery store are moist and soft enough to use with maybe five minutes of soaking.
You'll have to experiment there. Once the dates and water have been blended,
add them to the other humus ingredients in the food processor. Rinse down your
blender with a little more hot water - you might add it to your humus as you
process it.

Turn on the food processor and
process your mixture down to a texture that pleases you, adding a bit of the
rinse water from your blender as needed to achieve the consistency you prefer.
Taste for spices and adjust to your taste. The dates add sweetness to the mix
and most closely mimics the flavors of Deviled Eggs from my childhood. You may
prefer to omit them. If you do, use plain water or veggie broth to thin your
humus as it blends.

Cut your reserved potatoes in
half. Use a melon baller and scoop a divot out of the inside of the potatoes.
Spoon the humus into the cavities. Dust with smoke paprika and chives. Then
watch yourself eat them all in one sitting!

Enemy Games

Chronicles of the Empire

Book Two

Marcella Burnard
Genre: SFR/SciFiRom

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Date of Publication: 10/16/19

Number of pages: 425
Word Count: 95k

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Tagline: Different species from
different worlds make reluctant allies.

Book Description:

While combating a plague,
scientist Jayleia Durante becomes a pawn in a greater game. With her father
missing and intergalactic mercenaries on her trail, her decision to cooperate
with Major Damen Sindrivik may prove advantageous...if she can control her
attraction to the officer who abducted her.Some secrets aren't worth
keeping...Damen, a spy from a rival government, will use anything, including
his predatory instincts, to achieve his mission...locating Jayleia's father.

She reacts to Damen's charm and
seductive power, so why does he question her motivation?Conflicted loyalties
and enemies abound...Traitors and the alien enemies threaten to destroy the
galaxy. Jayleia must choose.

Betray her father, risk her
friends, and lose Damen, or prevent an Interstellar war?


Damen, fully
dressed, left the tiny chamber by stalking straight up to her and glaring at
her, a knot in his jaw. If she backed up, she’d collide with the bed. His bed.
Muscles low in her abdomen clenched tight. Confusion rocked her. What had
happened to make her react to the man? She sidled away, circling toward the
open shower door. He leaned in, his gaze holding hers. Rational thought
evaporated. She stumbled into the sanitizer. “What aren’t you telling me?” he
murmured, his gaze fixed on her mouth. The air left her lungs and she struggled
to recall that she had no business hoping Damen would make good his implied
threat to kiss her. Pressing her lips tight, trapped by his gaze, she nudged
the button to activate the system. The door shut in his face.

About the Author:

Marcella Burnard graduated from
Cornish College of the Arts with a degree in acting. Yes, there have been a few
paying gigs here and there, but writing is her true love. Marcella writes
science fiction romance, urban fantasy, paranormal, and fantasy. If a story
brings the weird, Marcella’s right there for it. She lives in Florida, where
she and her husband are outnumbered by cats. Marcella is actively involved in
feline rescue in the Tampa Bay area, and you can always find cat photos and
videos on her Facebook page or on her Instagram account.

Twitter: @marcellaburnard

Instagram: @marcellaburnard


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