Entertaining Werewolves – part of the Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop


My obsession with wolfen shapeshifters has led to a series of PNR novels – Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream and Changeling Dawn.  The stories center around the Macleod family, who are able to become wolves at will. Forced to leave their native Scotland almost two centuries ago when wolves were being exterminated there, they found refuge in northern Canada. They've lived there ever since, in the little town of Dunvegan, hiding in plain sight.

The Macleods and all their friends live as humans – they have jobs and pay bills and go to school and mow the grass and do all the things that humans do. They view their wolfen side as a wonderful gift, but it also complicates their lives, sometimes dangerously so. Especially when it comes to relationships.

So if you happen to stop in at one of Dunvegan’s local pubs, you might see some interesting drinks on the menu. Here are the recipes for three of them. They could come in handy for your next Halloween party – or if you find yourself entertaining a good-looking shapeshifter!

THE WOLF BITE

This neon green shooter is an eye-catcher, especially with its splash of blood red on top!

Ingredients:

1 oz absinthe
1 oz melon liqueur (Midori® is suggested in this recipe)
1 oz lemon-lime soda
1.5 oz pineapple juice
Grenadine

Add absinthe, melon liqueur, pineapple juice, and ice to a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into a 2 oz shot glass. Pour lemon-lime soda on top and add a drizzle of grenadine.
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HAIR OF THE WOLF

If you're not already a werewolf, you might be after a few of these.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup hard apple cider
1/2 cup pale ale
1 measure brandy or bourbon
1/2 measure apple pucker liqueur

Chill a beer mug in the freezer until it is frosty. Pour in the hard apple cider, pale ale, brandy or bourbon, and apple pucker. Stir the mixture gently to combine, then serve.
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HOWLING WOLF

Real werewolves would rather skip the decorative fruit. Just saying.

Ingredients: 

1/2 oz. Creme de Menthe, white
1 oz. Curacao, blue
1/2 oz. Vodka
Sprite or 7-Up

Mix 1/2 oz. white creme de menthe, 1/2 oz. vodka, and 1 oz. blue curacao in a shaker over ice. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off the glass with Sprite or 7-Up.

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The Sizzling Books of Summer Giveaway Hop

August 15 - August 22

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Congrats to Candice! Her name was drawn as the winner. She'll be receiving her choice of one of my PNR shapeshifter novels – Changeling Moon, Changeling Dream or Changeling Dawn.   



Dani Harper



70 comments:

  1. colorful drinks!! i love to see cocktails, but i don't drink them :D

    this summer only? it's chloe neill's chicagoland vampires.

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  2. Love the drink recipes, My favorite so far I think has to be Tyler by C.H. Admirand.. I Love me some Cowboys, right up there with Wolf shifters and Vampires..thanks for the opportunity to win<3 elizabethkeckler@yahoo.com

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  3. dont like cocktails, but i like colour and the little umbrellas and cherries. 1 of my favourite books so far as been gabrielle bissets sons of navarus series blood avenged and blood betrayed. thanks for the chance of the giveaway. julie.beasley@btinternet.com

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  4. I just read lora leigh's Elite ops series and loved them!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

    jessharrison78@yahoo.com

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  5. I loved Vicki Lewis Thompson series...Blonde with a Wand.....

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  6. My Fav of the summer was 13 by Kelley Armstrong. I read it so fast and loved it so much. im just sad that the series had to end.

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  7. I was so busy copying down the recipes I totally missed this was a giveaway! lol. Had to come back when I re read it. My favorite so far has been Mating Season by Allie Ritch.

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  8. Oh, I'm not drink, so I can't try your recipe :(. My favorite summer read is Vengeance Born by Kylie Griffin :)

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  9. my fav : in barrister chamber's by tina gabrielle
    thanks for the giveaway

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  10. So far this summer my favourite books were Kelley Armstrong's 13 (though it also made me want to cry cause it's the last for a while!), Eoin Colfer's The Last Gaurdian and your book Changeling Dream cause I'm a little bit in love with Josh :-) Love the coctail's!

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  11. Howling Wolf looks so incredibly pretty.

    My favorite book recently has been BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotwood.

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  12. My favorite book so far this summer is Crimson Groves by Ashley Robertson. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
    agarcia6510 at columbus dot rr dot com

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  13. Love the drinks! I would say my fave thus far is 50 Shades of Grey.
    Beckyloves2read at gmail dot com
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  14. Oh I like those drinks. Very eye catching :) Favorite so far this summer Make Me, Sir by Cherise Sinclair.

    Thanks!
    acade29@gmail.com

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  15. This summer I am reading through Selena Blake's Cajun Werewolf series. Nicely sizzling!
    Irene

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  16. I took up the challenge to finally read Th Black Dagger Brotherhood novels and I am so loving them. But I have also tried to read Moira Rogers Bloodhound books this summer also and so I keep switching back and forth can't decide which I love more. Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  17. It would have to be a tie between Lover Reborn by JR Ward and Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost. A few others that I also like were Kiss the Dead by Laurell K Hamilton, loving the Redwood Pack series by Carrie Ann Ryan, and Cat Scratch Fever by Jodi Redford & also an ARC of Checking It Twice. Loved both of these books by Jodi. She is becoming on of my favs. I know that is a lot of books, but I am a very avid reader.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  18. The drink look yummy, but i don't drink :)
    my faverite read was In Death Series and Guild Hunter Series :)
    Thanks for giveaway.

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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  19. A couple of my favs have been Sacrificial Magic and Enraptured. So sad summer is coming to an end:( Thanks for the giveway!
    lfacchini(at)tampabay(dot)rr(dot)com

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  20. this summer i absolutely loved phoenix rising by pip ballantine and tee morris, wonderful steampunk , action, investigation and a touch of romance

    Thank you a lot for this giveaway.
    The cocktail are so colorful but i'm afraid also a bit too strong for me^^

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  21. Oh, man this is hard, I've read so many good books this Summer. I think I'll have to go with Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I LOVED reading that book. I highly recommend it!!!

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      Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

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  22. I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan and I loved it! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  23. My Fav. book so far for this summer would have to be Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Would love to read your books. :)

    darkangel851@yahoo.com

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  24. Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews was my favorite, but just today, I finished a fabulous book called Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride. The lead character is a 19 YO necromancer, but much to my surprise, the book also featured werewolves, so that was a big bonus.

    jen(at)delux(dot)com

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  25. I can't pick my favorite of this summer, besides the summer isn't over just yet any way.

    Megblod@yahoo.com

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  26. I was blown away by Seanan McGuire's Late Eclipses. Great drink recipes!

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  27. I've really enjoyed First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.

    Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
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  28. The Wolf Bite and Howling Wolf and two that I must try! lol
    I have no idea how I would choose my favorite, I've read so many this summer. I do love series, so if I had to choose something I'm saying the series I'm on right now: Demonica Series by Larissa Ione. I got every one of them and reading them back to back. That's what I love to do!
    Thank you so much for the chance at another giveaway, Dani!
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  29. Hi
    I read the second and third books of Fallen series by Anne Marsh: His Dark Bond and Savage Bond"
    HOWLING WOLF seems to be an interesting drink.

    dany7578 at Hotmail dot com

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  30. For this summer it is Melissa Mayhue Daughter of the Glen series. I picked her but I have many more that I ended up falling in love with and yes most are about Highlanders!! Your books also looks really yummy and would love to have some ;) my email is puaonani@yahoo.com.. Mahalo

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  31. Tangle of Need by Nalini Singh

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  32. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    My favorite book this summer has been The Chief by Monica McCarty.

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  33. My favorite book this summer was an old one "The Last Bus to Woodstock" by Colin Dexter.

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  34. Those drinks looks good. Just the thing for summer! Thank you for sharing. My favourite was Soft Sounds of Pleasure by Eden Conner. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.
    tamsyn5(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  35. thinking about fruit soup, yummy :)

    my fave book this summer is caressed by moonlight by Amanda J. Green

    thanks for the giveaway

    eli_y83@yahoo.com

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  36. It's hard to pick just one...I tend to fall in love with most of the books I read as I read them. How about two standouts? My Life Next Door and Melt Into You. Both were terrific...complete opposites but terrific!

    Thanks so much!
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  37. My favorite book so far this summer has been If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones. It is thoroughly erotic with a hint of scariness that keeps your heart pounding. Loved it!
    molly dot frenzel at gmail dot com

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  38. I loved reading Lover Reborn! It was better than I expected! I highly recommend it!
    Thanks for the contest
    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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  39. i dont really know what my favorit book this summer has been but, thanks for the contest, i would say my hero would be someone like butch from BDB lol i just him hehe so yea that would be what my hero would be like like him

    pademe_lee@yahoo.com

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  40. Favorite book this summer so far...A Better Man by RJ Scott.
    Yvette
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  41. Favorite book so far was Shanghai Girls by Lisa See.

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  42. Favorite reads so far this summer are Giving It Up by Amber Lin and Wicked Nights by Gena Showalter. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  43. Just finished Hunger Games and loved it.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  44. BDB Series by JR WARD! Great contest! Thanks!

    evelynmoly@yahoo.com

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  45. I read a lot of favorites so far this summer. The one I just finished was Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick.

    beckyqward@gmail.com

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  46. I've read several books this summer that I loved so it's hard to pick just one as a favorite! Burned by Eliza Gayle, Be My Everything by Ella Jade, Breaking Cover by Sean Michaels are just a few. I just finished Cassandra's Dilemma and it's a really good read!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  47. My faves so far this Summer are Chasing Magic by Stacia Kane & Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  48. The Locker Room by Amy Lane
    Thanks for the great hop and all the chances to win great prizes!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  49. I finished Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers and it was wonderful a great historical read. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway.
    huntress023(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. Favorite book so far: Loyalty In Dead by J.D. Robb!

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  51. Favorite book so far this summer is Genetic Celebrity by Tara Lain.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

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  52. I just finished A Promise Kept by Stormy Glenn. Wonderful book! I am now reading the second in the series. Thank you for the amazing contest!
    mandicounter@yahoo.com

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  53. The Victorian Lure and If I Were You.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  54. Bareback by Chris Owen is one of the steamiest of the summer!! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  55. Misplaced Princess & Misplaced Cowboy by Mari Carr & Lexxie Couper

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  56. I am totally trying the Howling Wolf! It looks and sounds yummy! ;)

    I have so many favorites so far this year--but the one that sticks out right now is Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne---It seems like her bpooks come out right as I am going through tough times and they have the right amount of humor/mystery/romance to get me through my tough times. So that one is the one that really sticks out for me so far this year.
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  57. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I loved Stygian's Honor by Lora Leigh.

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  58. I don't really have a favorite. But I did read and love the Connaghers' trilogy by Joely Sue Burkhart.
    Thanks so much for the great giveaway!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  59. I loved A Lot Like Love by Julie James.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  60. I've been reading my way through the FEVER series by Karen Marie Moning. TOTALLY love every word! Mac is a great heroine and Jericho Barrons ROCKS!

    As for the drink recipes I've posted, I suspect you have to be a werewolf to survive them.

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  61. I loved Biting Nixie.

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  62. Thanks for a great giveaway & those drinks look & sound yummy! The only book that I've read this summer is Rapture by Lauren Kate and I loved it.
    candice.debney@gmail.com

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  63. I have read many wonderful books so far this summer, but one of my favorites is A Scent of Longing by Cara Bristol.
    I love the Wolf Bite for looks, but Howling Wolf to drink. ;)
    Thank you for sharing them and for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  64. Thank you for the great giveaway! I just read 50 Shades of Grey and really liked it! I have so many I loved and still behind on books!
    Latisha D
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  65. My fav book this summer was The First Days by Rhiannon Frater!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jen
    Lratrandom@gmail.com

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  66. I really loved A Touch of Crimson by Sylvia Day

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