Aug 4, 2011
Congratulations JoJo on your blog anniversary!
Thanks for letting me be a part of the celebration. I noticed you have a HOTTIE of the Month topic on your blog so I thought I would share with you a HOTTIE that I enjoy. Well, I, uh don’t exactly get to enjoy him. But he is great eye candy. I’m talking Gerard Butler. I mean seriously, what woman wouldn’t want to do this man. He looks great in a tux or a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, not to mention bare chested. [fanning myself with my hand]
OH! I love how when he smiles his lips quirk up on one side. It’s his signature grin. It’s almost as if he’s keeping a secret from the rest of the world when he smiles.
Do you think I could convince him to be the model for my next novel, PHISH NET STALKINGS? He is Scottish and has worn a skirt before so perhaps adding a pair of fishnets beneath a leather skirt would be no big deal. Hm. [finger to lips] Note to self. . . ask Gerard if he will model for me.
Yup, Gerard Butler can be my hero any time.
Since we’re talking fantasies here, let’s talk fantasy dinner with a HOTTIE. I don’t know what you all think, but any guy can take a woman out for dinner and let someone else make the meal. A REAL man who wants to impress me would make dinner for me. Oh, yeah! That’s right, I want to see a man in the kitchen chopping up vegetables, prepping his meat [wriggle eyebrows], and then serving me dessert. Unless, of course, he’s dessert. Uh, oops! Did I give too much information there? [shrug] A girl has got to have her fantasies.
So what would this fantasy man make for our dinner?
Very glad you asked. Let’s start with cocktails. This could go any number of ways. Let’s start with what I don’t want. No diet anything. Ew! Ick! And real men do not drink diet. No Coors Light or Bud Light. If we’re drinking beer, which is just fine by me then let’s drink the hearty stuff like a Guinness.
I’m not much of a wine drinker, but oh! Offer me champagne, but not any champagne, it has to be Veuve Cliquot and I am his for the taking. Ladies, if you have not had this champagne I highly suggest you try it, especially with strawberries in the champagne. You get that extra little treat at the end of the empty glass. Yum!
Since it is summer and we are talking cocktails, my favorite cocktail for a summer evening is a margarita. Here’s the recipe for the Perfect Margarita. It is absolutely perfect! Trust me on this. It’s the perfect blend of salt, sugar, and tequila.
The Perfect Margarita
- 2 oz. Gold Tequila (I use Patron Gold)
- 1/2 oz. Cointreau (I use Patron Citronage - Orange Liquor)
- 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
- 1/2 oz Orange Juice (no pulp) and this is the secret to the “perfect” recipe
- 1 oz. Rose’s Sweetened Lime Juice
- 4 oz. Lemate’s Sweet & Sour Mix
Put in pitcher and add some ice. This will only fill pitcher about 1/4 of the way so quadruple this recipe if you want enough to share. [GRIN]
On with our dream date! Here’s where you have to give the dream guy a break, after all he is a man. Men grill. They like fire and smoke, and meat. I’m perfectly happy to let a man grill me up a good filet mignon or even steak tips. But, if a guy wants to impress me and have some fun on this date let’s see him grill up some chicken wings.
I can tell by those wide eyes and opened mouth you didn’t see that coming. [shrug] What can I say? I love chicken wings.
Now let me explain this to you. You cannot eat chicken wings with a knife and fork. Well, you could, but seriously, who does that? Wings are meant to be eaten with your fingers. Yeah, you’re going to get messy, but that’s part of the plan. Note: Forget the napkins inside the house while you go sit out by the pool or on the deck at a candle lit table where you can enjoy a gorgeous sunset.
While you’re eating those chicken wings, the guy sitting across the table from you is watching you. He’s watching you bite into that spicy meat. Oh! I forgot to mention that they can’t be boring, plain wings. They have to be sweet and spicy just like my date. Where was I? Oh, yeah, eating wings with your fingers.
Your date is sitting across the table from you watching you eat the chicken wings. He’s watching you lick your lips in an attempt to get all the spice and sauce off your lips. If he’s good, he reaches across the table and runs his thumb across your lip, touching that one spot you missed then licking his thumb. He’s watching you slide that chicken wing in your mouth and take off the meat. When you lick your fingers, he starts to fidget in his chair. You have his full attention. He takes your hand in his and one by one kisses the tips of your fingers, licking them, sucking them, all while his eyes never leave yours.
Yes! He wants you. And now you’re just as hot and bothered as he is. Thank goodness you forgot those napkins.
Here’s my recipe for
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings
- 3 tablespoons Turbinado sugar
- 3 tablespoons sea salt
- 1 tablespoon Mexican chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. Brush the meat with olive oil and liberally sprinkle with the rub. Allow the wings to rest for about a half hour before cooking. Mmm. Finger lickin’ good!
If you actually make it to the dessert portion of the meal, which I highly doubt, then go for something light like cheesecake topped with those champagne strawberries I mentioned above.
At this point in the fantasy, we, uh, hopefully retire to a bedroom. . .or not. Perhaps, my dream hero takes me inside where we snuggle up in front of a fireplace and he reads to me.
HA! Go with me here. How many of you think every man should read a romance novel? Come on, raise your hands! Every man could learn a good deal about us women just by reading one romance novel.
See, I knew you would agree. But honestly, I don’t want my fantasy date to just read to me. YAWN! I want him to read a love scene and play act it out. Voila! Fantasy!
One of my favorite romance novels that I know for a fact works for a man (don’t ask me how [WINK]) is Linda Howard’s ALL THE QUEEN’S MEN. I dare you to read it. It’s romantic-suspense, which is what I love and write and it’s HOT!
Now that I have shared with you my hottie and at least a portion of a fantasy date, let’s talk about you all.
What is your fantasy date?
By the way, if you leave a fantasy here,
no matter how brief, you will be entered
in a chance to
win a copy of any one of my novels.
You might even want to share it with your fantasy man. [WINK]
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