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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Stuff Your Stocking Blogfest: Erin O'Riordan

Eight Tasty Nights

Have a tasty Hanukkah! The festival of lights is not only a bright spot in winter's dreariest month, but it's also a taste sensation! From chocolate gelt to sugared jelly donuts to the potato pancake, perhaps no winter holiday in world culture tastes quite as good as Hanukkah.

These 8 items in terrifically good taste are on my wishlist for Hanukkah gift-giving. (FYI, I have no stake in promoting any of these things; I simply like them.) Some, though not all, of these foods are kosher.

1.'s Organic Hot Chocolate

2. Safi Coffee - Fair Trade Coffee that benefits small farmers in Kenya

3. Negev Nectars' pure, organic honey in exotic flavors

4. Mouth-watering Vodka Pasta Sauce from Picklelicious

5. Over-21 lovers of Italian wines might also enjoy this Red Muscat by Mony Sunny Hills, an Israeli wine

6. Glenny's has mastered the art of "good-for-you junk food," as in this Cranberry Almond Bar

7. Ethical Ocean Fair-Trade Madagascar Chocolate

8. If you love hot drinks, you might like Spiced Cider & Hot Toddy Mixes

Hungry yet? Grab your favorite holiday treat. Of course, you'll need something to curl up with and read while you're enjoying delicious holiday treats, whatever it is you enjoy.

The Book Blurb:
Dig in to a delectable winter treat, as warm as a potato pancake on a frosty Hanukkah night!

Caught up in the magic of the Festival of Lights, Gabriella wants everything to be perfect for her holiday with Jared. Jared has very specific tastes-and a slight obsession with teasing the individual flavors out of the aromas of fine wines. Even the kosher wine he chooses for the first night of Hanukkah is subjected to his beloved wine aroma wheel.

But wine is not the only thing that can be tasted, analyzed, and savored. Gabriella and Jared discover new uses for Jared's favorite toy as the Hanukkah candles burn down...

The Giveaway: I'm giving away a .pdf of "Spicy, Earthy, Sweet" to four readers 18 years of age or older. Since this is an e-book, the winners can be located anywhere in the world.

Read "Spicy, Earthy, Sweet" by Erin O'Riordan at Ravenous Romance

About the Author: Erin O'Riordan, despite what her Irish name may lead you to believe, is of mixed Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Pagan descent. Following the philosophy of Joan Borysenko, she proudly embraces all of her diverse spiritual heritage. Her spiritual-sexual writings include the Pagan-ritual-inspired erotic novel Beltane, from Eternal Press.

Book blog:


elaing8 said...

Spicy, Earthy, Sweet sounds really good.Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


Mountain Laurel said...

Your eBook sounds yummy!!! In fact it might be delicious! Thanks for sharing it!

Jean P said...

Spicy, Earthy, Sweet sounds like a really great story. Thanks for the giveaway.

skpetal at hotmail dot com

Bookwyrm369 said...

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the giveaway.

smaccall AT

Debby said...

I love that you recommend Fair Trade. We have a lady who brings in fair trade items to a meeting I attend.
debby236 at gmail dot com

The Eye Wit said...

Very interesting concept! Can't wait for a chance to read it!

Sheila Deeth said...

You had me at fair trade coffee, then chocolate too!

shadow_kohler said...

your book sounds great! thanks!

June M. said...

Your book sounds as good as the wonderful things on your Hanukkah list! I especially like the sounds of the honey!
Hope you have a wonderful, safe New Year's.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

VampedChik said...

Sounds yummy. I would love to read it! Thanks,

flchen1 said...

Thanks for a terrific list, Erin! I do love hot drinks and will have to check those out!

And Spicy, Earthy, Sweet sounds fabulous--thanks for the intro!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Erin O'Riordan said...

Thanks for your comments! I guess I never said when I'd pick the winners, did I? The 4 winners will be chosen on the 30th; contest ends at 9 a.m. Eastern U.S. time. I will use to choose the winners.

If you don't win, I still hope you'll check out the book!

Erin O'Riordan said...

According to, the four winners are:


Congratulations! Look for an e-mail from me.

If you didn't win, I still hope you'll read the book.

Happy New Year, everyone!