~ Cassidy’s BLT’s ~
Carving out writing time is always a challenge. Since I work full time in an office environment, the best time for me to crank out those new words is my lunch hour. Regrettably, it’s turned me into even more of a loner, but it’s a sacrifice I’ve determined to make to achieve success. When my coworkers are headed out together, I quiz them about where they’re going and then turn a different direction. It would be so easy to socialize with the out-to-lunch crowd for some lively conversation or stay in with the breakroom gang for a game of cards.
Instead I seek out the white noise of coffeehouses or restaurants to put me in the zone. A side effect, however, is that my characters are often preparing meals or eating. You can tell what’s on my mind! Inevitably they like the same foods I do. Grilled cheese sandwiches, pizza and BLT’s are personal favorites, so it’s no surprise those wind up in my novels.
After my heroine’s best friend, Cassidy, a woman who loves the finer things in life, brought out bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches on page 152, I got to thinking—hmm—Cassidy put these sandwiches together in the kitchen of the mansion. Just what would a super classy BLT look like? So I set out to create Cassidy’s masterpiece in real life. After a bit of trial and error, I got it down, and it’s most certainly share-worthy.
If you have difficulty obtaining specific ingredients, feel free to substitute. We all know how to make a basic BLT; so if you can’t find tomato basil bread, substitute a different bakery bread, thick-sliced. Dark pumpernickel or rustic soft sourdough is also delicious. Any juicy tomato will work, but the flavor of heirlooms is unsurpassed. The key to Cassidy’s BLT is to never settle for the usual. High-end ingredients make an ordinary sandwich extraordinary.
Steal My Heart
August 5, 2019
Hot contemporary ~ Romantic suspense
When a fantasy turns into a cold reality
Lexanne Harris had a plan down to the last sexy detail. Never did she think her attempt to spice up her love life with her boyfriend would involve her in a burglary with a sexier than sin thief whose emerald eyes and serious between the sheets skills are impossible to forget. As a police detective she is expected to stand on the side of the law and fight for justice. But what happens when the lines of justice blur and what’s wrong becomes way too tempting?
The situation might be challenging but Lexanne is determined to get assigned to the case, recover the jewels and catch the culprit.
The question is: What will she do with her sexy cat burglar when she catches him?
More About Aimee
Having lived in both California and Texas, Aimee O’Brian now resides in the beautiful wine country. With her three children grown and experiencing their own adventures, she and her husband are free to explore the world. When she’s not reading, writing, or planting even more perennials in her garden, she can be found stomping through ancient ruins and getting lost in museums.