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ONE DARK WISH and North Carolina BBQ!!

This is a huge week for me because ONE DARK WISH, the second book in my Deadly Force romantic suspense, has finally entered the world!!! 

It’s an especially important week for me because this book was supposed to come out nine months ago, but Sourcebooks Casablanca pushed off the publication date to change the book cover. Originally, there was a man on the cover to match the first book in the series EVERY DEEP DESIRE. But, after talking to booksellers, the publisher decided to go with a more gothic, iconic cover. 

And I have to say that this cover was worth the wait!!

 ONE DARK WISH is a romantic suspense story with a National Treasure-type plot. The heroine, Sarah Munro, is a historian who specializes in 17thcentury pirates. Her hero, ex-Green Beret Nate Walker, has just been released from the U.S. Army’s secret prison hospital in Maine. When Sarah and Nate meet in a remote colonial-era cemetery outside of Savannah, GA, and they’re threatened by a Fianna assassin, Sarah and Nate realize their very different lives are somehow connected. Unfortunately for them, that connection is a 17thcentury unsolved pirate cipher.

While Nate is on a secret mission of his own to redeem his honor and save the rest of his men in prison, he’s also been ordered to stop Sarah from solving that old pirate cipher. An order he ends up ignoring that, in turn, puts the two of them in even more danger. 

But since all stories have to slow down at some points—and all characters have to eat—Sarah and Nate take a short respite at a barbecue joint in Savannah. While Sarah (who’s from Boston) isn’t so sure about the coleslaw served on top of the meat, Nate (who’s from North Carolina) convinces her to try it. It’s one of my favorite scenes in the book and I’ve included the recipe for Nate’s North Carolina barbecue chicken below. 

Thank you all for celebrating here with me today, and I hope you enjoy ONE DARK WISH and Nate’s chicken!!

Oh, and here’s the blurb… J

Her life must be forfeit for his to be redeemed
Historian Sarah Munro is not used to being shot at, but that's just what happens while she's poking around cemeteries on Georgia's Isle of Grace, searching for the key to a centuries-old cipher. Her quest has unwittingly drawn the attention of two deadly enemies intent on destroying each other―and anyone who gets in their way.
Ex-Green Beret Major Nate Walker is on a mission of his own: to restore the honor of his men. To do that, he is required to stop Sarah―or one of his own men will die. Caught in the middle of a deadly rivalry, Nate can't afford to trust the woman standing in his way. But his heart says he can't afford not to...

Nate Walker’s Vinegar BBQ Pulled Chicken

½ cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon hot sauce 
1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Buns and coleslaw for serving

Put chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, combine first five ingredients. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Before serving, use two forks to shred chicken and combine with the sauce. Serve on buns with coleslaw (on top of the side) and add extra hot sauce as needed.

Sharon Wray is a librarian who once studied dress design in the couture houses of Paris and now writes about the men in her Deadly Force romantic suspense series where ex-Green Berets meet their match in smart, sexy heroines who teach these alpha males that Grace always defeats Reckoning.

Her bestselling debut book EVERY DEEP DESIRE, a sexy, action-packed retelling of Romeo and Juliet, is about an ex-Green Beret determined to regain his honor, his freedom, and his wife. It's available at:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | IndieBound | Kobo |  Google | Books-a-Million | Audible

Her second book, ONE DARK WISH, a passionate redemption of Othello with a HEA, is about an ex-Green Beret who must give up the woman he loves in order to redeem his honor and save the life of his men. It's available at: Amazon |  Barnes & Noble Books-a-Million | iBooks |  Google  | Kobo  |  IndieBound  | Audible


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