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



HOT SUMMER HEROES BLOG HOP

This hop asks the question: 
What makes a hero hot to me?

I had to think about that for a while. The men in my shapeshifter series are swoonworthy specimens of both human and wolf --- big, strong, and easy on the eyes (hey, this IS fantasy, right?). My heroes aren't short on brains or personality either! 

However, I think what wins me over every single time is their determination to do the right thing no matter how awkward, inconvenient, or downright gut-wrenchingly hard it might be. They are men of honor and men of their word --- even when they're running as wolves.


Hot Summer Heroes Blog Hop

August 13 - August 19, 2012


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

Congrats to Elizabeth K., whose name was drawn as the winner. She'll be receiving a a paperback copy of my PNR shapeshifter book Changeling Dream plus a tote bag to put it in.


To everyone - Thank you so much for all the comments on your favorite kinds of HEROES. I had a great deal of fun reading them! 

Sincerely, 

Dani Harper
www.daniharper.com

The following are the LINKS of the participating blogs so you can "hop" to the next destination of your choice! (I'm number 23!)