Jeanne: Recipe for an Offbeat Romance

recipe-575434_640Recipe for Belial, Hell’s Chief Operating Demon

(and hero of The Demon Always Wins ((Book 1, Touched by a Demon))


  • 1 fallen angel with:
    • The face of a seraph
    • The body of an archangel
    • The arrogance of a demon who never fails
  • 1 wager—
    • Satan’s second-in-command vs. God’s chosen champion
  • 1 goal—
    • Seduce her into abandoning her beliefs
  • 1 prize—
    • a single, human soul


  1. Strip away wings
  2. Scent with vanilla and summer rain
  3. Gift with a voice like the strum of a lute
  4. Marinate in the desperation of the eternally damned
  5. Combine with the one woman in the world who can redeem him
  6. Simmer for 300 steamy pages

Accompaniments: Best served with scented candles, a glass of Syrah and some good, dark chocolate.

Yield: One sizzling romance with a feel-good ending.

This post originally appeared on  I Smell Sheep on September 9, 2018.

And now for a real recipe you can actually make and feed people:

Brownie Trifle

1 (19.8 oz) package fudge brownie mix

1/4 cup praline or coffee flavored liqueur (optional)

1 (3.5 oz) package instant chocolate mousse mix (or just instant pudding)

8 (1.4 oz) toffee-flavored candy bars, crushed (Heath bars)

1 (12 oz)container Cool Whip, thawed

Garnish: chocolate curls

Prepare brownie mix and bake according to package directions in a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.  Prick top of warm brownies at 1-inch intervals using a meat fork and brush with liqueur, if desired.  Let cool and crumble.

Prepare mousse according to package directions, omit chilling.

Place half of crumbled brownies in bottom of a 3-quart trifle dish.  Top with half of mousse, crushed candy bars, and whipped topping.  Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, ending with whipped topping.  Garnish if desired.  Chill 8 hours.

Serves 16-18.


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