Covers & Cocktails

Covers & Cocktails: Fall Libations!

Last month, we shared an apple cider Manhattan recipe inspired by The City We Became by NK Jemisin, and it’s become one of our go-to recipes. I also linked to the source of our Alcoholic Wonder Cherry recipe. I know many of you were thinking of trying the homemade Luxardo cherries we made (we’ve since made a batch with frozen store-brand cherries and they are delicious) – have you tried them out? I’m thinking of … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Fall Libations!

Covers & Cocktails: The City We Became by NK Jemisin

We have a Covers & Cocktails guest post this week from Adam, who loves NK Jemisin books and also loves bourbon. The City We Became was recently on sale, and I immediately sent the link to Adam because I didn’t think he’d read it. I was right: “How did I not know about this? I’m buying it immediately.” Adam: “It is definitionally the true urban fantasy in the sense that it is fantasy about cities … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: The City We Became by NK Jemisin

Covers & Cocktails: Smartypants

Hi. My name is Amanda and I’m a cran stan. I am ride or die for cranberry season. My roommate and I made this mixture called “hot cranz” in the winter, where we just cook down cranberries and serve it over ice cream or pound cake. This Covers & Cocktails was a perfect excuse to fully express my love for this weird little red berry. Paired with my cran obsession is Beard Necessities by Penny … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Smartypants

Covers & Cocktails: Storming the Castle

Hi. My name’s Amanda and I can’t stop talking about The Blacksmith Queen by G.A. Aiken. If you missed it, I loved this damn book. It’s more fantasy than romance, but still has Aiken’s affinity for writing all types of strong, amazing women. Even the “bad” ones were admirable in their one ways and I wanted to raise a glass to these characters. The cover is gorgeous, with red tones and little sparks of fire. … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Storming the Castle

Covers & Cocktails: The Duchess

Welcome back to Covers & Cocktails! I’m so excited for this particular drink because it combines several of my favorite summer things: drinking, watermelon, and rosé. Though I don’t really limit my alcohol consumption to what’s “seasonal” (I’ll drink a porter in the middle of August), there’s something I enjoy about light wines, fizzy bubbles, and juicy fruits all mixed together in one drink. It’s great for warmer weather where you just want to sit … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: The Duchess

Covers & Cocktails: Ortega Key

Last time I checked, it was supposed to be summer in the States. Admittedly, I hate summer, but I can also understand the frustration of wanting great sunny weather and it just raining the whole time. If you’re in an area where the weather can’t quite figure its shit out, this drink is for you! Regardless of the temps and conditions outside, hopefully this will make you feel like you’re sitting on a warm beach. … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Ortega Key

Covers & Cocktails: Fools in Love

When I saw Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors announced, I knew I had to do a cocktail post for it. I’ve done one for a previous Sonali Dev release and it was incredibly yummy. Dev’s books always seem to have delicious food elements, which serve as wonderful inspiration. The cover is beautiful with its rich red and yellow color combo, and I wanted to mirror that in the drink’s look. Pomegranate juice adds a lovely … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Fools in Love

Covers & Cocktails: DGAF

Are you all ready for another cocktail? I am, especially when honey badgers are involved. This cocktail is inspired by In a Badger Way and sponsored by Kensington! Sarah is a fan of the series and honestly, I’m also rather charmed by the MacKilligan honey badger shifter sisters. Though this is still a romance, the Honey Badger series has more of a focus on the three sisters: Charlie, Max, and Stevie. That sisterly bond carries the … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: DGAF

Covers & Cocktails: Fangirl

Bitchery, I’m turning thirty next week and I definitely need a cocktail. Not just any cocktail, but something celebratory, with whipped cream and everything. Buckle up everyone because we’re making a boozy, chocolatey milkshake! Meet Cute by Helena Hunting is the inspiration for this alcoholic milkshake. The cover is adorable with bright colors and—well, look at that—a milkshake. And yes, the characters do partake in the book. Drinking a milkshake is fun. I’ve never had … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Fangirl

Covers & Cocktails: The Kristen Proby Mini-Cocktail Collection

This month, we have a very special sponsored Covers and Cocktails! I had so much fun working on these drinks and since there are seven books (seven!) to discuss, I’m just going to get into without much preamble. My inspiration has come from the The Kristen Proby Crossover Collection! Proby has teamed up with 1001 Dark Nights and six other romance authors to create a collection of romances that cross over with her Big Sky … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: The Kristen Proby Mini-Cocktail Collection

Covers & Cocktails Giveaway: The Enhancer

One of the great things about writing the Covers & Cocktails feature is discovering new drinks I’ve never had before and trying to recreate them. This is one of those drinks! The inspiration this month comes from Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet, one of my most anticipated releases for 2019. I am totally here for more sci-fi romance, and I loved the blend of purples and blues on the cover. Nightchaser is described as “Star Wars meets … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails Giveaway: The Enhancer

Covers & Cocktails: Seasons of Shots

For November’s Covers and Cocktails, I’m doing something a bit different. I’m using an anthology! Seasons of Sorcery is an anthology with four different fantasy romance novellas. A couple of the novellas are set in worlds established already in an author’s series, like with Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series. But I was able to read these just fine without too much knowledge of the connected worlds or characters. Each story has a “seasonal” thread, which … Continue reading Covers & Cocktails: Seasons of Shots

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