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Blog Bash Day 6 with Eliza Gayle + Giveaway

Aug 9, 2011

Happy Blogoversary JoJo!
I can't believe we are only a few days away from the next fabulous Authors After Dark. It's going to be fun to see everyone again as well as meet all kinds of new people. I met JoJo last year and can't wait to catch up. *tackle hug*

Let's start our Monday off with an awesome hottie. I've recently become enamored with Michael Fassbender and when I was looking for a hot Irishman to inspire me for my latest WIP, I could resist him. Technically he's German Irish but having spent most of his growing up years in Ireland he sounds pretty darn Irish. And it is all about the accent isn't it? God, I love a man with a sexy accent. Let's not even get into my obsession with Gerard. ;)

Since we're celebrating I thought I'd share one of my new favorite things to make. Cake pops. I've always been a cupcake lover but these darn cake pops are the cutest things. I've made chocolate ones, red velvet ones and in honor of the final Harry Potter movie my daughter and I made golden snitch cake pops. They are really easy to make, especially with the cheat sheet method of using a cake mix instead of from scratch. ;) If you wanted to make them even easier you could use a can of cream cheese frosting instead of the homemade version I list below.

Chocolate Cake Pops

~A small chocolate cake mix, prepared per the box instructions. (I use one of those small box of chocolate cupcake mixes. If you use a full size cake mix you will have a TON of cake pops.)
~Wilton Candy Melts
~Lollipop Sticks
~Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

After you've prepared the cake mix and baked a small cake or cupcakes, let it cool, then crumble the cake into a bowl.

Mix in about a 1/2 or so of the cream cheese frosting to bind the cake together. (you can either cut down the recipe or save the left overs for your next batch. Trust me you will want to make these again.)

Form the mixture into quarter size balls ( a small scoop really does work the best.)

Add the lollipop sticks and then refrigerate for an hour.

Melt the Wilton candy (I do this in the microwave a little at a time) and dip the pops into the melted chocolate. This is the part that will take some practice. Don't expect perfectly smooth cake balls on your first batch.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

~8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
~1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
~1/4 tsp salt
~1 tsp vanilla
~3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
~3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

Cream the cream cheese and butter together thoroughly. Add the salt, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Finally, mix in the melted chocolate and blend thoroughly until smooth.

Keep in mind that if your family is anything like mine, these will disappear fast.

So far for Monday:

Hot guy - check

Chocolate - check

Now we need a book to go with it. I wandered over to my keeper shelf on the hunt for an oldie but goodie for you and this is what I chose. This is one of my all time favorite, laugh out loud, summertime books. And I can't think of a better book that makes me want to eat cake pops while I read it.

All Sophie Dempsey wants to do is help her sister make a video of a washed-up actress and get out of town before they get into trouble. The daughter of generations of con men, Sophie’s trying to walk the straight and narrow, but it’s, well, difficult.

All Mayor Phineas Tucker wants to do is run Temptation with as little fuss as possible and win his upcoming election without cutting into the time he needs for his real passion: playing pool. The son of generations of mayors, Phin’s trying to be an upstanding citizen, but it’s, well, boring.

It only takes one look before Sophie knows that Phin’s the kind of boy her mother used to warn her about– a fast-talking town boy– and Phin knows she’s the kind of woman his father told him to stay away from– the devil’s candy.

And in no time at all, boredom is the least of their difficulties. Gossip, adultery, and blackmail; pornography, politics, and murder; vehicular abuse of a corpse and slightly perverse but really excellent sex: all hell is breaking loose in Temptation, Ohio, while Sophie and Phin fall deeper and deeper in trouble… and in love.

As an extra nod to this Monday, I'd love to give away an eBook. I've recently re released the 3rd book in my magick series, Force of Magick. Hot men, non stop action and plenty of sexy time. That's what this series is made of. I'll give you the choice of which book in the series you'd like to receive but here is the blurb for the latest one, Force of Magick.

Dennison Scott is destined to succumb to his dark magick unless he finds and takes his empathic mate, a female born into the prophecy. But this earth witch has already forged a bond with his current lover, Jake that he has no intention of breaking. Curse or no curse.

When both Denn and Jake begin to fantasize about a dark-haired witch, the real trouble begins.

Raven is a witch and a bounty hunter willing to sell her power to the highest bidder, even the enemy. Until she tried to kill one of the Scott twins which left her on the brink of death. Now with her magick bound and captive to two men, she is more vulnerable than ever and she has to decide whether to trust in the impossible or fight for the life she thought she was destined for.

To win just tell me:

What is your favorite accent to hear from a hero?

Happy Monday!
Eliza Gayle

*** Giveaway ends tomorrow night 8-10 at midnight, winner named here

Don't forget to check out the
above, for all the giveaways, and ways to enter to win
prizes all week and all month

32 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Vidisha August 9, 2011 at 4:05 PM  

My fav is Australian..

vidishamun at gmail dot com

BLHmistress August 9, 2011 at 4:39 PM  

My favorite Accent is a tie between Scottish and Irish. Oh and the cake pops sound so yummy.


Na August 9, 2011 at 4:55 PM  

One of my favourite accent to hear from a hero is a Scottish brogue.


Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes August 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM  

My favorite is Irish or Scottish.
It's probably listening to the it!

Thank you for the contest!



Maria (pronounced Mariah) August 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

I dont' have a favorite...a sexy accent is a sexy accent!

mmafsmith at gmail dot com

debbie August 9, 2011 at 5:45 PM  

I would say British, then Irish. They are both hot.

elaing8 August 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM  

Oh those cake pops sound g0od.So do the books.
My favorite accent is Irish and Australian.

Victoria August 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM  

Good old USA for me. I like others but a home grown hero works for me :).

Katie August 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

I LOLE LOVE LOVE scottish accents


Jen B. August 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM  

I am currently on a Scottish kick. Just read a book with a German hero but he had an oddly Scottish lilt as I read ;)

Danielle Gorman August 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

Well I'm a sucker for Irish, Scottish, British, and Australian. Any of these are super sexy.

Danielle @Ramblings From This Chick

Anonymous,  August 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

Mine would be British or good ole' southern usa.

Ricki August 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM  

I would have to say British (but not Cockney) or Irish.
And I have to give you a thumbs up for your choice of hotties - loved him in X-Men: First Class.

Anonymous,  August 9, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

Irish, Scottish, or British. I love them all but I would definitely prefer Scottish, especially if it's coming from Geread Butler's lips.
Great giveaway!


AsianCocoa August 10, 2011 at 12:31 AM  

I like Spanish or Italian accents.
~ Monique @ AsianCocoa's Secret Garden

asiancocoa94 at aol dot com

June M. August 10, 2011 at 1:23 AM  

I love foreign accents! My faves are Scottish, Irish, and Aussie. They are just so sexy. But I also love Italian, Spanish, South American....Pretty much any accent on a sexy man (and preferably nothing else hehe) works for me.

GFC: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

janhvi August 10, 2011 at 4:18 AM  

My favourite accent is British:)

GFC-Janhvi Jagtap
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

buddyt August 10, 2011 at 4:46 AM  

Ah ! When speaking ze language of LOVE who can better a delicious French accent !


Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Jeanne August 10, 2011 at 5:33 AM  

I love British accent♥


Carol L. August 10, 2011 at 6:21 AM  

You gave us three of the best things, good looking man, chocolate and a book. :) I love Scottish Brogues and Irish. Too sexy. Thanks for the recipe for the chocolate pops.GFC follower under Lucky47.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Tore August 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

I love Italian accents. Please enter me in contest.

Anne August 10, 2011 at 9:17 AM  

Thank you soooo much for the recipe. Yet another tasty thing to do with cake! (A little bitterness there.) I went to the doctor last week and I'm back to trying to be good. There is no cake in the immediate future for me. Thank goodness there were no pictures.

I'm an accent slut, almost any Western European or Latin accent does it for me. I love my PBS for all the great English accents.

Cathy M August 10, 2011 at 12:03 PM  

Hard to pick just one favorite. I like to listen to a Cajun accent, and Irish or Scottish.

gfc follower
cathy m
caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Thanks for the yummy recipe, Eliza.

xander_316 August 10, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

Being an Aussie myself, i am going to say that i love our own Australian slang accent :)

Blissfulrains August 10, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

I love the British accents!


Pamk August 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM  

Irish or scottish is my favorite.
scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

Maria August 11, 2011 at 12:38 AM  

I love Scottish accents! I could listen to Gerald Butler talk all day. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

latishajean August 11, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

My favorite is Russian I love Dimitri from vampire academy :)

Danielle West August 11, 2011 at 6:02 PM  

I have a real love for all accents (except for maybe english... have a hard time imagining a man with that accent)! Russian, Scottish, Irish, Southern, etc... love!

Amy August 11, 2011 at 11:05 PM  

I like Scottish, Southern, and British accents.

GFC follower: Amy

Michelle Bledsoe August 12, 2011 at 9:35 AM  

I know I'm a few days late. I just wanted to say that I like the Scottish accents the best. Sean Connery anyone? Yes he is old enough to be my grandfather,but he's accent is to die for...LOL

koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

JoJo August 12, 2011 at 10:40 AM  

Sorry for the delay as i am currently at AAD!

First Thank you Eliza for partying with us!

And the winner is:

Katie - katie_tp@....

Please email me at jojoATjojosbookcornerDOTcom
with what you won in the subject line and your info.

Thanks everyone for stopping by.

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