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23 November 2015

❤❤ THANKSGIVING TREATS AND TALES with Laramie Briscoe ❤❤

To celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, we've asked some of our favorite authors to share Thanksgiving tales from their books and their favorite Thanksgiving recipes!

Now onto one of our FAVORITE authors, Laramie Briscoe.  Into the Darkness is a hard read due to content, but such a great book about strength and love!


“Are you going to be okay doing this?” Tyler asked as he and Meredith got ready for the big Thanksgiving dinner with the club.

“I could ask you the same thing, as well as Liam and Denise. Things are going to be fine,” she assured him.

Thanksgiving dinner was a huge tradition with the club. Given that so many of them came from broken homes, a lot of members wouldn’t have a place to go for the holidays. So the club provided the traditional meal.

“Are you sure you don’t want to go visit your family today?”

Meredith shook her head. The love she saw amongst this group of outlaws was more than she had seen in her family in a long time. “No, the only thing my dad’s going to ask me is if I’ve decided to put the college education he paid for to use again. My mom will just sit there and nod. I’d much rather stay here.”
Tyler didn’t have family, so he didn’t really understand the dynamic. “If you say so.”

“I do.”

They made their way into the dining area of the clubhouse. The large table that could hold everyone sat decorated, and Meredith had to hold the intake of breath. They really did go all out for this. They had good plates as well as tablecloths on the table. Each chair had a place setting, and it looked like there were even linen napkins as well. She noticed that every place setting had a cup except for Tyler’s. Jagger caught her eye and winked.

“If you want your mug, you’re gonna have to get it yourself.”

The group laughed, remembering the ‘curse of the skull mug’. Tyler’s laugh was full bodied, and she thought she saw tears at the corners of his eyes.  They all had a seat and started passing around the food. Once everyone had their plate full, William stood at the head of the table.

“It’s a tradition here at Club Heaven Hill every Thanksgiving, we go around the table and tell what we’re thankful for.  I’ll go ahead and start. I’m thankful for the prosperity of the club, and the fact that we’ve continued to stay relevant in a changing political and economic climate.”

Up next was Liam, who cleared his throat and put his arm around Denise’s shoulders. “I’m thankful for my new family and the friendships I’ve been able to maintain. Without that, my life wouldn’t be anything, and this year I figured that out.”

It went down the line to a few more people when it came to Drew. He fidgeted in his seat, playing with this glass. “What are you thankful for?” Denise asked, looking at her son.

“I’m thankful for Tyler agreeing to work out with me. I’m thankful for the new brother or sister I’m going to have. I’m thankful for us coming to this place. We’ve never really had a family before, and I’ve never had a dad before. I’m glad I have one now.”

That took the breath out of everyone. He had never called Liam Dad before, never even mentioned it.

“You sure?” Liam asked, shock and pride apparent on his face.

“I am, we both talked about it. You are our dad no matter what,” Drew motioned to Mandy who nodded.

She was the quieter of the two and almost always deferred to Drew when things like this came up. It was so good to see her agree.

“I’ve been calling you my kids to everyone but the two of you, so I’m glad you think of me the same,” Liam choked out.

He stood up and went around the table to hug both of them. Everyone watched the group, happy that so many had found happiness in their situations this year. The table came around to Meredith and Tyler.

Meredith cleared her throat. “I’m thankful this year for the trials and tribulations I’ve had. They’ve made me appreciate the good times, and they’ve brought me to this place and to this man who I care about more than I can say.”

Tyler wanted to tell William exactly what they knew and that he should enjoy his last holiday here with the club he supposedly loved so much. But he couldn’t bring himself to do it. Not with the kids around and not before he had a chance to exact his revenge. “I’m thankful also for the universe bringing me this beautiful woman.”

Everyone raised their glasses in salute. When he saluted his, he looked straight at William, a smile on his face.

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  • Laramie's favorite recipe

    I don't really cook, but I LOVE crescent rolls. 

    1. Preheat oven.
    2. Go to the fridge and get your container out.
    3. Pop that shit open and put them on a cookie sheet.
    4. Stick in the oven once it dings.
    5. Set the timer.
    6. Try not to burn them.
    7. Enjoy them, even though they have a bit of a crispy bottom because you forgot to set the timer.

    Happy Thanksgiving!  


    About The Author

    Author Links & Bio:

    Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

    Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

    When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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