Malia Mallory Biography
Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii with her husband and daughter. She's been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib, not only writing her own work but copy editing and proofreading the work of others. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother's Harlequin.
Malia Mallory is the best-selling author of The ABCs of Erotica series, which covers the erotic spectrum from BDSM to ménage and everything in between. More releases in the series are on the way. She has also released the Mia's Cop Craving series and Santa's Backdoor Baby. Malia’s books have hit the bestselling erotica lists at both Amazon and iTunes. Her books are available in electronic format at major retailers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Sony, Diesel, Smashwords and AllRomance Books.
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Thanks to Kristabel for hosting me today!
My newest release His Desire, Her Surrender is finally available! It is a relief to have it finished after so long. It is the sequel to His Need, Her Desire, which was released in October. As you can see, it took me some time to get it down.
My characters, Marcus and Tabitha, embark on a whirlwind romance when they meet on vacation in Hawaii. Back to New York, the challenge is making it work with the real world pressures around them.
At one point in the story, they go away together for the weekend and Tabitha whips up a great chicken and rice dish for the two of them to enjoy. I based the dish on one I actually make for my own family. It is easy and a tasty favorite at our house.
The recipe is from the great Mark Bittman and his book How to Cook Everything. I've simplified his directions a bit. The taste is subtle but yummy! Leftovers freeze well.
4 T butter
Large diced onion
Salt and pepper
10 cardamom pods
5 cloves (whole)
1 cinnamon stick
1 T minced ginger - I use jarred.
1-1/2 cups basmati rice
3 cups chicken stock - I use broth and it works fine.
Chicken (1 whole, or 3 - 4 lbs. pieces) I use boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut up.
1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional)
1. Sauté onions with 2 T butter, salt and pepper in a large pan for 5 - 10 minutes.
2. Add spices (saffron, cloves, cardamom, ginger) and stir together for 1 minute.
3. Add the rice, stir until glossy, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Add the stock/broth, the chicken and more salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then lower heat bubbling gently.
5. Cover and cook, undisturbed, until the chicken and rice are both tender and liquid is absorbed. About 25 minutes. If using a whole chicken or large pieces, they should reach 165 degrees.
6. If necessary, add more stock/broth, recover and cook for 5 minutes.
7. Heat remaining 2 T butter in separate pan. Add almonds. Brown lightly for 3 minutes. Pour over the top of your chicken mixture.
Blurb for His Desire, Her Surrender
When Marcus leaves Tabitha heartbroken in Hawaii, she doesn't suspect she'll ever see her new lover again. Back in New York, Marcus tracks her down, determined to pick up where they left off. He evokes a whirlwind of emotion and delivers physical satisfaction that leaves Tabitha craving more. But Marcus has enemies who threaten his company and perhaps even his life. Can Tabitha prove that she has what it takes to be both his partner and his submissive?
Excerpt from His Desire, Her Surrender
Marcus tapped his stomach. "I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry. If you fix something, I'll reward you later. Deal?"
"Sure." Tabitha pulled chicken from the refrigerator as Marcus left her to find her way around the kitchen. She planned to cook something quick and easy on the stovetop. She located onions, chopped them and tossed them into a sauté pan. Further searching turned up rice and spices. A little saffron and cardamom and she'd have something tasty.
Once everything was in the pan, she tracked down the makings of a salad. That would do, she thought, chicken and rice with salad. Simple but appetizing.
As she set the table, Marcus reappeared, towels in hand. "I thought you might want one for sitting." He spread one on the chair at the head of the table and the other on the chair to the side.
Tabitha handed Marcus the salad bowl. "This whole nudity thing. I'm not sure if I'd get used to it. Might get chilly."
Marcus stole a carrot slice out of the salad and tossed it in his mouth. "I imagine so. But it can be a fun change of pace."
"Yes." Tabitha brought the chicken and rice to the table, and they settled in.
Marcus gazed on the food with appreciation. "This is great. I'm starving."
"I hope you like it. I make it quite often."
Marcus placed one hand on her thigh as he took a bite with the other.
Tabitha's fork stopped in mid-air as heat flooded her. She was glad for the towel underneath her. The last thing she wanted was to stain the upholstery.
Marcus massaged her skin and slid his hand between her thighs.
Tabitha set down her fork. "Marcus!"
He continued eating. "Yes?"
"I can't eat when you do that."
"You can't?" He took another bite of chicken, clearly enjoying it. His fingers searched her intimate recesses.
Tabitha pursed her lips, displaying an amused frown. "No. I'm too distracted."
"Mmm. That is unfortunate. This meal is wonderful."
"It's hard to think about eating right now."
Marcus maintained his innocent air while he explored her moistening skin. "Really? I'm having no trouble at all." He ingested another bite.