(Spiral of Bliss #1)
by Nina Lane
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“One day I’m going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me,” he said.
And he did.
Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv’s inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure. But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other…and sex might not be enough to save them.
Liv’s Cheese-Bacon Souffle Recipe
1 cup milk, whole
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
½ cup finely chopped scallions
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, unbleached
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
4 large egg yolks
5 large egg whites
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter 1-1/2 quart soufflé dish. Warm milk in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add scallions and cook until softened. Add flour and whisk, about 3 minutes.
Remove saucepan from heat; let stand 1 minute. Pour in warm milk, whisking constantly until very thick, 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk in paprika, salt, nutmeg, and cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. Add egg yolks 1 at a time, whisking to blend after each addition. Put in separate bowl and let stand at room temperature.
Using electric mixer, beat egg whites in another large bowl until stiff. Fold 1/4 of whites into lukewarm soufflé base. Fold in remaining whites in 2 additions while gradually sprinkling in bacon.
Transfer batter to prepared dish. Place dish in oven and reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Bake until soufflé is puffed and golden brown on top, about 30 minutes.
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About Nina Lane
Nina Lane is a multi-published author of elegant, romantic and often raunchy erotica. Her recent release AROUSE is the first book in the Spiral of Bliss series, and her novel THE EROTIC DARK is a #1 Amazon erotica bestseller.
Nina used to write novels under the name Natasha Rostova and has published stories in anthologies such as “Best Women’s Erotica” and “Erotic Travel Tales.” Her work has been translated into both German and Japanese. In addition to writing, she’s an avid reader who loves popcorn and has recently joined a workout boot-camp that is kicking her rear end.
Nina is giving away an eBook copy of AROUSE
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