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Mar 6 2012 1:30pm

Hot Under Pressure: New Excerpt

Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards

Henry Beck thought he’d already faced the toughest kitchen challenge of his life. After all, what could top sweating it out as a Navy cook on a submarine? But when he learns his competition for the title of Rising Star Chef is the sweet hippie girl he married…and left…ten years ago, the heat is on.

Now Beck and Skye Gladwell are going head to head in the finals…and sparking up old flames every time they touch. But Skye wants more than a win over the man who abandoned her when she needed him most—she wants a divorce! Then her sexy almost-ex makes a deliciously dangerous proposition. He’ll give in to her demands, but if his team wins the RSC, he has a demand of his own…one last taste of the only woman he ever loved.

Get a taste of Hot Under Pressure by Louisa Edwards (available March 27, 2012) with an excerpt of Chapters 1-3.

Chapter 1

“Ready. Get set. Go!”

Beck ripped off his blindfold and blinked furiously to accustom his eyes to the harsh fluorescent lights of the kitchen. His focus narrowed down, the exact same way it did in battle, the world around him going grainy and slow like an out-of-focus news broadcast.

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Dec 14 2011 10:30am

Louisa Edwards Picks Her Hottest Top Chefs

Louisa Edwards is no stranger to the kitchen; her Recipe For Love series features heroes and heroines who stir things up in both the kitchen and the bedroom. Her latest, Some Like It Hot, has just been released.

Louisa shares her list of the hottest top chefs—guys you’d want to cook things up with yourself.

Eric RipertEric Ripert (aka The Silver Fox, aka My One True Chef)
No list of hottest chefs  would ever be complete without Eric. The dreamy French accent alone would put him over the top—no-one gives critique on Top Chef like Ripert: “It was, for me, not so good…”—but then there’s the perfectly wavy, prematurely silver locks, the piercing blue-gray eyes, the wide, lush mouth, and oh yeah, the fact that he cooks like a dream. His restaurant, Le Bernardin, has been one of New York City’s top-rated places for years.

Seriously, Eric is the total package, you guys. But don’t get too attached—he’s MINE.

[These guys are hot hot hot!...]

Nov 24 2011 12:00pm

Louisa Edwards Serves Up Her Favorite Tasty Sites!

Some Like It Hot by Louisa EdwardsAuthor Louisa Edwards not only writes about hot chefs—she is one, too! We asked her to share some of her favorite recipe sites while she anticipates the release of the final book in her Recipe for Love series, Some Like It Hot. Thanks, Louisa!


I love my cookbook collection. No, really—if my house caught fire, the first thing I’d run to save would be the shelf filled with classics by Julia Child and James Beard, new collections by Gourmet and Cooks Illustrated, and gorgeous hardcovers featuring the recipes of today’s hot chefs like David Chang and Eric Ripert. I spend hours flipping through the glossy pages of recipes and anecdotes, soaking in tips and techniques, dog-earing the most tantalizing recipes for some later date. But when I have a dinner party to plan? I do exactly what most home cooks these days do—I fire up my computer.

[Where do I go? you might ask...]

Nov 3 2011 5:00pm

Some Like It Hot: New Excerpt

Some Like It Hot by Louisa Edwards

Sexy, single, and even sweeter than the treats he bakes, New York pastry chef Danny Lunden is trying to stay focused on food—not females. With the Rising Star Chef competition approaching, he doesn’t have time to get all steamed up over the gorgeous woman he encounters on the plane to Chicago. Even if she is Eva Jansen—the billionaire heiress in charge of the contest…

Danny assumes that “Eva the Diva” is a spoiled rich girl who doesn’t share his passion for food. But when the two meet up again in an elevator—alone—they share more than just passion. They share a kiss hot enough to start a kitchen fire—and they’re hungry for more. To indulge their new secret craving, Eva and Danny have to break every rule in the cookbook. But—like chocolate and caramel—some ingredients are are so sinfully good together, one scrumptious bite is never enough...

Get a sneak peek of Louisa Edwards’s Some Like It Hot (available November 29, 2011) with an excerpt of chapters 1-3.

(And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of the book in our Some Like It Hot Sweepstakes!)

Chapter 1

So this is what it’s like to leave home, Danny mused, narrowly avoiding a collision with a woman who seemed to have forgotten she was pulling a wheeled carry-on case behind her.

LaGuardia was packed. Every bank of waiting room benches sported at least a couple of people sleeping out the wait for their delayed planes, while the terminal seethed with chaos and confusion as flights were called, boarding was announced, and everyone rushed to find the right gate.

Danny Lunden, who’d never been out of New York, took it all in and tried to ignore the chills of excitement down his back.

They were on their way.

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Jul 19 2011 12:30pm

Too Hot to Touch: New Excerpt

Too Hot to Touch by Louisa Edwards

When it comes to competitive cooking, Max Lunden is no stranger to winning…though he’s never been great at working with a team. A master chef—and major hunk—he’s traveled the world, picking up new cooking techniques as well as beautiful women. But when the prodigal chef returns home to his family’s Greenwich Village restaurant, he discovers one too many cooks in the kitchen—and she’s every bit as passionate as he is…

Juliet Cavanaugh used to have a crush on Max when she was just a teenager, hanging out at Lunden & Sons Tavern, hoping to catch a glimpse of the owner’s oldest, and hottest, son. Now a chef herself—competing in the biggest culinary contest in the country—Juliet will be cooking side by side with the one man she’s always admired…and desired. But despite their simmering attraction, Juliet is determined to keep her cool—no matter how hot it gets…


Juliet Cavanaugh wrapped her arms around her ribs for warmth and stomped her feet as she walked. The stomping had two benefits; it kept the blood flowing, and it relieved some of the pent-up freak-out simmering in her chest.

The boots she’d grabbed on her way out the door were her mother’s—stealing them was a last act of defiance, and she refused to feel guilty about it.

Get a sneak peek of Louisa Edwards’s Too Hot to Touch (Available August 2, 2011) with an excerpt of the Prologue and Chapter 1.

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Feb 11 2011 1:00am

Spring Fever - A Reprint Favorite

Violet Porter sniffed in a huge breath and gusted out a happy sigh. At seven o’clock in the morning, the Union Square Greenmarket was bursting with vendors hawking fresh produce.

The greenmarket buzzed with relief that the unrelenting winter of parsnips and potatoes was finally over. Table after heavily laden table ringed the square, each vibrant with green fiddlehead ferns, dusky yellow morels, slender spears of asparagus, and thick stalks of deep pink rhubarb.

It was a veritable wonderland for a hardworking pastry chef looking to add that elusive “wow” factor to a dessert menu.

[Serve up some more!]