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Chocolate Raspberry : Valentine Cocktail

For Syrup:

  • 12 oz raspberries, fresh or frozen thaw if using frozen
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Raspberry Liqueur
  • Combine the fresh or frozen raspberries with the sugar in a medium saucepan. Simmer until the the berries break down and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat; strain, and refrigerate until cool.
  • Add the Raspberry Liqueur and stir to combine.


  • 3 oz half and half
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 2 oz raspberry syrup
  • 1 oz white chocolate liqueur
  • Chill the glasses in the freezer for at least 5 minutes.
  • Rub the edge of the glass with white chocolate liqueur. Dip into either pink, red, or white crystals or a combination of all three.
  • Combine the half and half, white chocolate liqueur, vodka, and raspberry syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until ice cold. Pour into chilled glasses and serve.

For the Garnish

  • Cake Decorating Sugars in a variety of color

Come Join: Lisa Book Krewe

Welcome to my Sunday here on my blog. Each Sunday I will introduce you to a member of my book Krewe in honor of Mardi Gras 2023. The parades have started rolling here -so you are invited to join the Book Krewe ….

How to join:

Introduce yourself : I am Lisa Thomasson Jung : Mom, Wife and Book lover.

My favorite Book’s : Romance of all kinds but I do read cozy mystery and Spy Novel/Suspense books.

What I am Reading ??? I won this early copy from Goodreads.

Desperate Acts (Pike, Wisconsin Book 4)

In Pike, Wisconsin, a small town full of deadly secrets, a woman searches for the truth about a long-ago night, while a killer prepares to silence her forever, in New York Times bestselling author Alexandra Ivy’s chilling tale of romantic suspense. A must-read for fans of Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Mary Burton.


Teenager Lia Porter shouldn’t have been anywhere near the railroad bridge that night. Sneaking home after a party in the fields outside Pike, Wisconsin, she glimpsed a woman in a leather jacket, running in terror. Lia puts the incident from her mind—until a body is found near the same spot fifteen years later, wearing the same jacket. The police rule it a suicide. Lia knows different. The woman she saw was trying to save her own life, not end it. But whatever she was fleeing from found her first . . .


The stranger who arrives at Lia’s store shares her suspicions. Hollywood stunt driver Kaden Vaughn has come home to Wisconsin to learn the truth about what happened to his brother’s fiancée years ago. The leather jacket, the timing—he believes the dead woman is Vanna, and that Lia may be the only person who can help. Together they retrace Vanna’s steps, but the more they dig, the darker the secrets become.


The killer is still out there, stalking the streets of Pike again, willing to do whatever is necessary to keep the truth locked in mystery. One by one, all those who know something about that night must be silenced, until there is no one left to tell . . .

This book and review will be released in February 21. So look out for my blog post… Lisa

Join our Shoe Box Float Parade : Themed – Favorite Books

Drop me a comment or email to be featured on a Sunday Book Krewew post.. Lisa

Book Sunday 10/23/2022

Thanks for joining me here on my blog this Sunday. South Louisiana is Sunny and Bright with Mild temperatures. And Blue and i have been out and about. He enjoys trying to corner the squirrels in the yard but they just keep running away.

This last week has been busy here in Louisiana. The Volunteer Fire Department was visiting schools and the library to share fire prevention information. As well as getting ready for the Annual Firehouse Hunted House. Want to Read more check out my post @ Lisa Everyday life.

On my blog I featured some great Fireman reads as well as Halloween reads. I am also trying some New features -so check them out.

Book Reviews , Series feature, Holiday romance , Throwback Thursday

I am linking too these blogs:

Salon, Sunday post , and Stacking Shelves

Have a great week and if you are looking for something tasty check out my Lagniappe post….. Lisa

Father’s Day by Debbie Macomber

Thanks for joining me this Sunday ! Today at my house we are celebrating Father’s Day – not a lot planned but we are running errands and going out to Lunch. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday – and if you are looking for a holiday read… I found this classic at the library .. Lisa

Available in ebook, revisit this classic story of finding love and creating family from #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber.

Robin Masterson’s ten-year-old son, Jeff, thinks he needs a dog more than anything in the world. And there just happens to be one right next door! But the friendly black Lab belongs to Cole Camden, the unfriendliest man in the neighborhood.

Cole hasn’t always been so solitary, so aloof. The deaths of his wife and son have embittered him, something Robin can understand. Her own much-loved husband died when Jeff was just a baby.

Still, Jeff persists…and soon his mom and Cole are looking at each other in a whole new way.

Originally published in 1991

Love Holiday Romance check out my Sunday edition- for blog updates and book picks.

Announcement Blitz : Meet Cute Book Club Multi-Author Series


Escape with the Meet Cute Book Club where meet-cutes don’t only happen between the pages of romance novels and members find their own happily ever afters. 

From friends to lovers to fake relationships and more, each story features a brand new couple and their journey to find love from an amazing lineup of authors including @authorlouiselennox, @tracybroemmer, @authoramwilliams, @melwalkerAuthor, @AuthorRJGray, @rebeccawilderbooks, @juliearcherwrites, and @authorkatestacy.

These eight standalone romances are packed with meet-cutes, heat, and of course a happily ever after!

Add the whole series to your Goodreads TBR list today!

Follow the @IndiePenPR FB Page for all the Meet Cute Book Club Series news: 

And consider joining our Meet Cute Book Club blogger and ARC teams so you don’t miss out! 



#meetcutebookclub #meetcuteromancecollection #eightstandaloneromances #sexystandalones #guaranteedtofallinlove #happilyeverafter #readytomakeyoufallinlove #mustreadromance #multiauthorseries #seriesannoucement #comingsoon #indiepenpr

Tuesday : Book Tags

Hello and Welcome to my version of Book Tags. What is a Book Tag ? Who assigns Book tags? Where can I find them? Should I care??

What is a Book tag?

Book tags are words and short phrases that describe a book. When used cooperatively (in a club-useful fashion) by members, tags provide a wonderful method of discovery for books. Tags can also be used personally, in a way that is useful to only one (or a few) members.

Who assigns Book tag?

“Book tags” is the term that has been given to these book-related questions answered and shared by bloggers. However, it can also refer to several other tagging systems.

For example, every book on Amazon can be “tagged” with keywords that will help readers who have never heard of that book find it in a search.

Below are several popular book tags, along with examples of blogs that have used them.

  • Life in Books: This tag provides fun, book-related questions to help readers get to know more about the blogger, their life, and their tastes. Questions include, “Count your age along your bookshelf – what book is it?” and “Name a book set in your city/country.”
  • Fall Books: This tag features autumn-themed prompts. Bloggers are asked to list books that “blew them away,” felt “fresh and new,” or gave them the “warm and fuzzies.”
  • Shelfie by Shelfie: Bloggers use this tag to share pictures of their shelves to showcase their organization (or lack thereof), collections, or shelf aesthetic.
  • Reading Habits: This tag asks readers to share their reading habits and preferences, such as where in their home they like to read, and what they like to eat or drink while eating.
  • Spring Cleaning: This tag asks cleaning-related questions, such as which audiobook the blogger would choose to listen to while doing household chores.
  • Writer’s Tag: This tag is writer-focused and asks questions like, “What is one novel that inspired you to write?”

My Today Book Tag : ##589 in Kindle Store, #sportsromance , #romanceanthologies

Odette is one of the best writers of contemporary romance I have ever read. Do NOT miss these books. – 5 star Amazon review


I’ve never been in love.
I’ve never had an orgasm, but I’ve faked plenty.
I want to experience love. Real, passionate love.
I don’t want to die.

It’s funny what blurts out of your mouth when the plane you’re on is going down, and I didn’t hold back with my seat mate when my plane decided to crash.
My hysterical confessions didn’t faze the muscular stranger that sat beside me. In fact, he promised if we survived, he’d give me my first orgasm.

We survived.
I came.
And then he left without telling me who he was.

On the first day of my job, I stood in front of the Vancouver Wolves hockey team and called out a number. #33.
Imagine my shock when he skated forward.

Max is an incredible hockey player, whose wild, out-of-control antics have almost derailed his career. So many secrets shroud his past and continue to threaten his future.
Now he’s my secret. And that secret could ruin everything.

Puck Me SECRETLY. Some secrets are too big to keep

Starter Vegetable Gardens, 2nd Edition: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens 

Best-selling gardening author Barbara Pleasant makes organic vegetable gardening easy, fun, and rewarding with detailed planting and care designs for 24 beginner-friendly gardens. From what to buy, where and when to plant, and how to care for each vegetable, Pleasant encourages readers to start small, grow the food they love, and expand their plant selection as their skills develop. Specially tailored plans focus on what gardeners most want to grow, from the Front-Yard Food Supply to the Marinara Medley, Sweet Corn & Company, and High-Value Verticals. There’s a plan and plant selection to fit every gardener’s passion. Detailed illustrations show how to start small the first year and expand the garden in years two and three, encouraging readers to make food gardening a way of life. 

Book review

Are you to gardening or an old Pro -this book is for you. Filled with great suggestion and tips for a beautiful garden. Read this book Now and be ready to get started when the weather is ready.

Book Review: Read Men Knit

#oprah booklist, #blackauthor

Jesse Strong is known for two things: his devotion to his adoptive mom, Mama Joy, and his reputation for breaking hearts. When Mama Joy unexpectedly passes away, he and his brothers have different plans for what to do with Strong Knits, their neighborhood knitting store. Jesse wants to keep the store open. His brothers want to tie off loose ends and close shop….

Part-time shop employee Kerry Fuller has kept her crush on Jesse a secret. When she overhears his impassioned plea to his brothers to keep the knitting shop open, she volunteers to help. Unlike Jesse, Kerry knows the “knitty-gritty” of the business, and together they make plans to reinvent Strong Knits for a new generation.

But the more time they spend together, the stronger the chemistry builds between them. Kerry, knowing Jesse’s history, doesn’t believe their relationship can last longer than she can knit one, purl two. But Jesse is determined to prove to her that he can be the man for her forever and always. After all, real men knit.

From the Library :

I checked this book from our local library after seeing it on Oprah reading list. I was in a mood for something different and this was it. Its a moving story about family and love that takes place in a Harlem knitting shop.

Mail Box Monday !

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Time to grab a cuppa and show off your books!

Tell us about your new books

I get very few books in the regular Mail -most have gone to digital copies (ARC) or downloads from publishers. But here’s what’s New on my Reader :