Guest Blog And Recipe from Award-Winning Author Patricia Preston!

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Good morning, Dear Readers!

I am so excited today because we have – as a guest blogger — award-winning author Patricia Preston! She has stopped by to provide links to a Goodreads Giveaway of her upcoming contemporary romance novel – One Week in Your Arms and also to give us a delicious Creole Fudge recipe.

I am thrilled to have her grace my website today. Patricia has been a friend of mine for many years and I have enjoyed watching her writing career take off. She writes historical and contemporary romance and her Southern humor stories will have you laughing until you cry! She has been the recipient of the William Faulkner Award for Short Fiction, the Lone Star Writing Competition for Historical Romance, and Harlequin’s World’s Best Romances Short Story Competition. If you have not read her yet, you need to get to it!

She has included below – a mouth-watering Creole Fudge Recipe! Also included is information on how to enter to win a copy of her upcoming novel FOR FREE (you can’t beat that)!

Enjoy the recipe and getting to know more about Patricia. She is fun and talented I am sure she will become one of your favorite new romance authors!

Take it away, Patricia!


Author Patricia Preston


“I love chocolate and New Orleans! I also love quick, easy recipes so I’m sharing one for fudge that come from one of my Creole research books.  I also have a historical romance set in the French Quarter in 1814 available on Amazon. You can read the first chapter at”


To save a lady
2 Minute Creole Fudge Tout de Suite

1 pound powdered sugar
½ cup cocoa
¼ cup milk
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

1.    Blend sugar and cocoa in an 8 cup measure. Add but DO NOT STIR the milk and butter.
2.    Microwave on high 2 minutes
3.    Remove. Stir well. Add vanilla and nuts. Stir.
4.    Pour into a well-greased dish. Preferably square
5.    Place in freezer for 20 minutes or fridge for 1 hour
6.    Cut and serve

Be sure to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for the first book in my contemporary romance series, One Week in Your Arms.   

One Week In Your Arms

Release Date: September 13, 2016   Kensington Books
Available for Pre-Order now


Six years ago, Dr. Marla Grant gave into temptation with a gorgeous man. Now the medical director of Lafayette Falls Community Clinic and a single mom to a little girl, Marla finds herself in a dilemma when the funding for the community clinic is threatened by none other than the powerful man of her long-ago fling and unsuspecting father of her child…

Carson Blackwell has never forgotten bright, beautiful Marla. When he discovers that she works at the clinic his grandmother’s foundation sponsors, it’s the perfect opportunity to end to his ongoing infatuation and use his leverage to cement a new business deal. He needs a fake girlfriend for one week in Hawaii, and Marla is just the woman for the job. It’s a win-win situation, until they realize the attraction between them isn’t feigned, and the heat has never died down. Only the secrets they’re both keeping stand in the way of a future together-and a love that could last a lifetime.

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This book is the first of the “Love Heals All” Series

Book Two of the series, Everything His Heart Desires, coming in January 2017, is available for pre-order now.

About the Author:

Patricia Preston writes witty mainstream romances and wacky Southern comedies. You are her reader if you like fun, fast-paced, feel-good reads. Her stories have been Amazon best sellers and she won the William Faulkner Award for Short Fiction, the Lone Star Writing Competition for Historical Romance, and Harlequin’s World’s Best Romances Short Story Competition.
 She is repped by the Seymour Agency and currently working on a contemporary romance series for Kensington.

Must haves in her writing cave include sweet tea and epic music. Besides writing, she loves music, history, taking road trips, and anything containing chocolate. Her dream-come-true would be a townhouse in the French Quarter. She never misses Supernatural or the Walking Dead.

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of all her books and new releases:

Available titles include Amazon best sellers, “The Yard Sale” and “Laid to Rest,” as well as historical romances: To Save a Lady and Almost an Outlaw. Coming in September is the first book in the Love Heals All series from Kensington Books, One Week in Your Arms. Also available for pre-order is the second book in the series, Everything His Heart Desires.

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I hope you enjoyed this opportunity to get to know more about Patricia and I hope you enjoy the recipe! I have already preordered MY copies of her new contemporary romance series – I hope you have yours ordered, too! (This way we can ALL say we were fans from the beginning when she becomes a romance writing superstar!)

Until next time!

— The hugs are on the house!

7 Responses

  1. Maria w/a MM Jaye
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    The recipe sounds delicious. I’ll definitely try it! Also, the book has been added to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings from Greece,

    Maria w/a MM Jaye

    • LA
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      Hello, Maria! Thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. Irene Vartanoff
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    I came for the fudge. A pound of sugar…awesome. Those Louisiana folks know how to enjoy life. Will definitely try this recipe and have tweeted about it so others can go into sugar overdose, too.

    • LA
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      Thank you, Irene! Yeah, a pound of sugar … it does not get much better. LOVE it! Thank you so much for stopping by!

    • Patricia Preston
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      Thanks, Irene, for stopping by. I LOVE fudge! Even with a pound of sugar! 🙂

  3. Patricia Preston
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    Hi! Thanks MM for stopping by. I hope the recipe works well for you and that you’ll enjoy the book. Thanks, LA, for having me as your guest!!

    • LA
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      Oh, thank YOU Patricia! You know you can drop by anytime you have a new book OR a recipe! We Southerners LOVE to eat! HAHA!

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