Celia’s Holiday Spritz Cookies

Cookies are one of my favorite,

sweet indulgences for the holidays.  My
family makes spritz cookies every December. Delicious! Here’s my mother’s
recipe. Enjoy!

3/4 cup regular sugar (some

recipes call for “powdered”, but mom swears by regular!)

1 cup margarine, or butter, or

shortening (mom uses shortening; I use butter. Both are delish.)

1 tsp. vanilla

1 egg

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. In a bowl, mix together

margarine (or butter or shortening), sugar, vanilla, and egg until fairly

3. Stir in flour, salt, baking


4. Optional: separate dough into

bowls, add food dye of your choosing.

5. Fill cookie press; press dough

onto ungreased cookie sheets.

6. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.

7. Remove from sheet and cool on

cookie rack.

8. Eat. All. The. Cookies!

Under A Mating Moon
Black Hills Wolves
Book 27
Celia Breslin

Genre:  paranormal romance

Publisher: Decadent Publishing

Date of Publication:  September 18, 2015

ISBN: 9781613338940

Number of pages:  114
Word Count: 32,200

Cover Artist: Fiona Jayde

Book Description:

British Alpha wolf Jake Matthews spends his days among humans, pursuing a lucrative music career and avoiding his pack’s politics. When his current DJ tour takes him to the US, he stops in Los Lobos to visit family, and runs into the one Wolf he never wants to see again—the mate who rejected his claim.

While visiting her brother in Los Lobos, free-spirited Lexi Luparell is shocked to encounter the Wolf she’d denied when they were teens. Now she must face her guilt for the cruel way she spurned him all those years ago, make amends, and admit the truth. Jake was right all along—they’re meant to mate.

Lexi would love to explore the mate concept and her overwhelming attraction to virile, alpha Wolf Jake, but he wants nothing to do with her. How can she break down his defenses when she’s the reason he built them in the first place?

Jake dates only human women now. Lexi had her shot at being his mate, and she threw it away. But when her life is threatened, he may have to rethink his position and do whatever it takes to claim his one true mate.

A standalone novel in the Black Hills Wolves World

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A billion

butterflies battered Lexi’s stomach. She shifted her attention from Ross to the
piano. Sure enough, the music had stopped, and Jake faced her from his seat on
the bench. Man oh man, the heavy stare from those sky blue eyes sent shivers
skittering down her spine. His gaze held the same intensity she remembered from
him as a kid, as if he saw into the heart of people, exposing their deepest
secrets. It had driven her crazy back then, and she’d spent much time teasing
him, pulling his hair, trying to distract him from being so serious all of the
damn time. They were teenagers—partying was supposed to be their sole focus.

With his

ice-blue stare locked on her, Jake rose to his feet, all taut muscle and
predatory power. His energy swept over her like a tsunami, forcing all of the
moisture to abandon her mouth while parts much lower wept with want. Her inner
wolf howled, answering the call of this Alpha, the first Dominant male ever to
make her sit up and take notice. Holy crap. Her muscles shook with the need to
bound over to him, jump in his arms, wrap her legs around his torso and writhe
against his hard, hot, tattooed body.

Jake said

something to his uncle then stalked straight at her, cutting a path right
through the middle of the tables and the many, too-curious patrons.

A whimper

escaped her throat.

Surprise sparked

in her brother’s brown eyes. “You’re kidding me. Him?” He burst out laughing.
“Wow, sis, that’s some major, big-time irony right there.”


expression conveyed her bewilderment. “Now what are you two talking about?”

Her annoying

brother grinned. “See that angry Alpha headed our way? My sister here rejected
him when they were teens and he's apparently her—”

Lexi socked her

brother in the ribs. “Shut it, Ross.”

“Ouch.” Ross

rubbed his side and chuckled at her plight. The jerk. “Come on, Lexi, you have
to admit the hilarity of the situation.”

No, she did not.

Nor did she have to admit that J-Bird was right all those years ago. He was her
mate. O to the M to the G…. They were mates.

About the Author:

Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. Her stories are action-packed and typically include one of the many varieties of romantic entanglements: fated mates, second chance, rescue romance, opposites attract, friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, and more.

When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies, as well as everything in the Marvel Universe franchise. Of course!


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