We are always delighted to welcome C.S. Poe to Sinfully. Today she has popped in as she celebrates the release of Joy. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway.
Hello, everyone! I’m C.S. Poe and I’m so happy to be visiting Sinfully Gay Romance Reviews for the fourth stop on the blog tour for Joy. Part of Dreamspinner Press’s States of Love line, Joy takes place in beautiful northern New Hampshire.
The story follows Gideon Joy, a young man with laughable bad luck, stranded in Coos County after hitting a moose and totaling his car. An important element of the story is local cuisine. Below is a recipe for chicken and biscuits (or chicken and pastry as it is sometimes called.) There’s been debate over the dish’s origin, but many say it came about in rural New Hampshire during The Great Depression. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think! Also be sure to check out the fun giveaway!
2 cups cooked, diced chicken (using leftover chicken is ideal.)
2 cups chopped vegetables. (Your choice of carrots, peas, corn, and green beans.)
1/2 diced onion
2 stocks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp oil
4 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 can biscuits
Dash salt & pepper
Add oil and onion to pan, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer. Remove onions and garlic from the pan. Put butter in pan and melt. Add flour and stir until bubbly and slightly brown. (If too dry, add a bit of the chicken broth.) Remove pan from heat and slowly add rest of broth, stir thoroughly.
Return to heat and add onion/garlic mixture, vegetables, and chicken. Turn down heat to low and slowly cook for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are halfway cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. (If you want to spice it up a bit, add a few dashes of hot sauce and maybe some crushed red pepper.)
Afterward, put mixture into casserole dish. Top with canned biscuits. (Or you’re welcome to make your own!) Be sure not to push the biscuits down into the mixture, just place them on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, or until bubbly and biscuits are brown.
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 5th April 2017
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
Down on his luck is Gideon Joy’s default state. He doesn’t know why he expected anything different on his cross-country trip, but not surprisingly, the hits keep coming—literally this time. Gideon strikes a moose with his car in New Hampshire, not only totaling his own vehicle, but damaging one belonging to local construction worker Silas Bright. He has no choice but to stay in Lancaster and take a job that’ll pay for the repairs. And in a town so small, Gideon’s always running into Silas. What starts as annoyance between them soon blooms into something much more romantic. But when Gideon’s notorious bad luck rears its head yet again, how many disastrous dates will Silas be willing to weather before realizing Gideon’s not worth it?
Despite Gideon’s desire to remain in the quaint community that has accepted him as one of their own, past fears of inadequacy threaten the very joy he left Los Angeles to discover. If he’s to find a happily ever after with Silas, Gideon must learn that sometimes it’s okay to not be the best. And true happiness might be waiting in a small town nestled among the great White Mountains.
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Meet C.S. Poe
C.S. Poe is an author of gay mystery, romance, and paranormal books.
She is a reluctant mover and has called many places home in her lifetime. C.S. has lived in New York City, Key West, and Ibaraki, Japan, to name a few. She misses the cleanliness, convenience, and limited edition gachapon of Japan, but she was never very good at riding bikes to get around.
She has an affinity for all things cute and colorful, and a major weakness for toys. C.S. is an avid fan of coffee, reading, and cats. She’s rescued three cats, including one found in a drain pipe in Japan who flew back to the States with her. Zak, Milo, and Kasper do their best on a daily basis to sidetrack her from work.
C.S. Poe can be followed on her website, which also has links to her Goodreads and social media pages. She can also be followed via her e-mail newsletter on the website.
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