Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas With Boone Brux

12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza is being brought to you by Peggy at Pawing Through Books, Jennifer at Books and Barks, and myself. 

Each day for the next 12 days each of our blogs will feature a different author. There will be guest posts, interviews and giveaways! So be sure to stop at each blog to join in the fun!

A special thank you to all the authors who are participating and those who have donated prizes!

Today's guest is:
Boone Brux


Traditions come in all shapes and sizes. In my book, Shield of Fire, they’re grand, life-saving, and even apocalyptic. But for those of us mere mortals, holiday traditions can be as simple as baking cookies or wearing a Santa hat at work.

One of my favorite family traditions is our once-a-year, Sunday breakfast at the Golden Corral Buffet, in our pajamas. Slippers, robes, colorful flannel pants, anything is allowed. Outsiders are welcome as long as they adhere to the dress code. Those who embrace the tradition show up with uncombed hair, looking like they rolled out of bed, threw on a coat and drove to the restaurant. Surprisingly, we’re not that out of place among the early morning diners. I think my kids love this outing because it feels like breaking the rules, not just by them, but by adults as well.

A tradition we grown-ups particularly enjoy is the making of and imbibing in Hot Buttered Rum. This stuff is so good I could drink it all year long, but I’ve decreed this treat be served only during the holidays. Weighing in with a pound of butter, several cups of sugar, and ice cream to taste, this is not a dieter’s friend. Still, there’s a quality of life issue and Christmas time is one of the best excuses to break the rules. So here’s my personal recipe for Hot Buttered Rum. If you’re a non-drinker, the batter is still delicious enough to drink without alcohol. Enjoy.

To Make Hot Buttered Rum Batter:

1 pound of butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 quart vanilla ice cream
(Optional ingredients: 1 T. cinnamon and 1 tsp. nutmeg)

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in sugars until completely blended. Add nutmeg and cinnamon if you want, stir.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in ice cream. A whisk works well.
  3. Pour into a container, cover and freeze.

To Make Drink:

Heat water to boiling. In a mug add a heaping spoon of HBR  batter and 1 ounce of rum. Fill cup with hot water and stir. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays Everyone.

About the Author:

 Boone has lived in the beautiful state of Alaska for nearly two decades. She spent many of those years in the bush, where the internet and flush toilets were a luxury. Boone’s motto? “Have laptop, will travel.” It’s not uncommon to see her pounding away at her computer during camping trips, fishing expeditions, or in their family plane as they fly over the open tundra.

BRINGER AND THE BANE - Book One - by Boone Brux
 Title: Shield of Fire (Bringer and the Bane, #1)
Author: Boone Brux
Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance
Length: Novel
Launch Date: December 2011
ePub ISBN: 978-1-937044-17-6
Print ISBN: 978-1-937044-33-6

Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.

In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.

When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.

As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.
Shield of Fire (Bringer and the Bane, #1)

 Praise for Shield of Fire

“With her debut novel, SHIELD OF FIRE, Boone Brux weaves a story transcending genre and time.  Every page seems filled with demons, dragons, shape-shifters, redeemers, and the underlying thread of death-defying love.  Using electrifying fights, passion-drenched scenes, and amazing imagery, Boone has brought one hell of a world to absolute life!  Wow!”
~ Jackie Ivie, bestselling author of the ‘Knight’ books

“Dark adventure blended with a captivating romance. Boone Brux has joined my auto-buy list.” ~ Tielle St. Clare

She’s won several awards for her writing and serves as the Alaska Chapter president for Romance Writers of America.

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