Erin Bevan was born in Southwest Arkansas. She is a wife and mother of three currently living outside of Houston, Texas. She spends her days taking care of her two youngest sons and writes during naps. If not at home with the family, you can catch her at the local Y or in the Starbucks drive thru.
I was listening to a radio bit a couple of weeks ago, and the DJ was talking smack about a slow cooker. Well, I am here to tell you that being a busy mom of three and trying to pursue this writing career on the side, I LOVE my slow cooker. For real, y’all! If it weren’t for that crock pot, there would be days when my kids just wouldn’t eat. Well, that’s not true, My hams never miss a meal, but it wouldn’t be as healthy of a mean, that for sure. So, to add to the recipe section of Miss Angela’s lovely blog, I’m giving you a slow cooker staple. I hope y’all like chicken!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (as many as you want. I do about 3)
- Can of beans – any kind as long as they aren’t BBQ and if you love beans, add two cans
- Can of Corn
- Can of Rotel
- 1 Cup of Salsa (any kind you like)
- 1 Package of Chili Seasoning
- 2 Cups of Chicken Stock (or more or less, depending on how soupy you like it)
Toss it all in your crock pot, turn that baby on low for 4 1/2 hours and let it be. Later on, you’ve got dinner, lunch, a snack, an appetizer—whatever you want, and it’s pretty healthy to boot! You can also toss in some tortilla chips and cheese with it and enjoy!
And now for her lovely books!
When Erika’s ex becomes her boss less than a year after dumping her by text, she gets desperate to find a date to the corporate Valentine’s dance so he doesn’t suspect she still has feelings for him. Though not a fan of texting for the obvious reason, she doesn’t have much choice but to tap the keypad in order to gain the attention of the only viable candidate from the classified ads.
Grayson made the mistake of listening to his brother a year ago and has regretted what he did to Erika ever since. But his brother’s next suggestion just might be his salvation when he takes out an ad for a Valentine’s date…and Erika answers.
Using a pseudo name and keeping contact to text messages only, Grayson’s plans to make Erika fall back in love with him appears to be working…until the date of the dance draws near, and she pushes a meeting—face to face.
She sank deeper into the couch. What was she going to do? She couldn’t show up alone to the company dance. Not with the chance of Grayson being there. No way.
“Maybe go to another speed dating session?” She grabbed a tissue off the coffee table and wiped the excess slime from her fingers.
“My hairdresser’s single. You want me to ask him?”
“Your hairdresser’s gay. I don’t think he’d be interested in me.”
“Really?” Megan gave her a funny stare.
“Really.” Erika snorted. “Have you not seen the picture of him and his ex-partner at his station?”
“That was his partner?” Her friend’s mouth gapped open. “I thought it was his brother.”
She shook her head. Her friend was one of the smartest people she knew, but common sense eluded the girl.
Megan popped more hearts in her mouth. “That explains so much now,” she mumbled around the candy. “No wonder my hair always looks good.”
“Yes, it does.” Erika sipped her wine.
Her friend swallowed. “Well, I’m sorry, honey. I don’t know any single guys. If I did, I’d try to date them myself.”
“That’s okay.” She sighed and slumped back onto the sofa.
“Is Grayson single?”
“I don’t know. Why are you asking?” She narrowed her gaze. “You want to date him?”
“No.” Her friend said “no” as if it was the most obvious answer in the world.
“I’m thinking about you. You wouldn’t go back out with Grayson again, would you? Please say no.” Megan’s shoulders sagged.
Go back out with Grayson. She never thought she’d be given another chance. Would she go back out with him after the way he treated her? Of course not. She deserved better, despite how wonderful he had been.
“I don’t think so. He really hurt me. I can’t give him that privilege again.”
“Good for you.” Her roommate perked up and patted her on the back. “Stay strong. You’ll find someone.”
“You’re right. I’m going to have a date for that corporate Valentine’s dance, even if I have to search the classifieds.”
“Surely, it won’t come to that.” Megan held up her glass for a toast.
Erika clinked hers with her friend’s. “Yeah, surely.”
Her roommate sat her glass down on the table and reached for more hearts.
“Here, give me one of those.”
“I love reading the little sayings.” Megan passed her a heart and tossed her dark hair behind her shoulder. “What’s yours say?”
She flipped over the candy to see the phrase. Bright pink letters stared back at her. Oh, you can’t be serious. “‘Text me’. Seriously?”
Megan burst out laughing.
“You would find that funny.” Erika popped the heart in her mouth and obliterated the little saying she had grown to hate so much.
AND AVAILABLE APRIL 13, 2016
Famous Bull Rider, Dallas Day, met Cassie Bailey briefly in high school, but her plain looks and quiet personality left no lasting impression on him. Cassie, however, couldn’t say the same about Dallas.
Their paths cross again ten years later when Dallas is home recovering from an injury, and Cassie is the only veterinarian who volunteers her services at the home town rodeo. She’s jump-starting her new practice, and every eligible man within a ten-mile radius is trying to land a date with the attractive vet.
Dallas’s older brother bets him that, even with all his charm and fame, Dallas can’t land a day with the reserved lady vet. Not one to turn down a challenge, Dallas makes it his mission to win a date with Cassie. After meeting her, he realizes they’ve met before, but he didn’t remember her being so pretty. His persistence pays off, but when Cassie finds out about the bet, their new love is put to the test.
Determined to win her back, he meets his biggest challenge yet: saving her life when a casual admirer turns into a deadly stalker.