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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Allyson Lindt - Learning New Tricks - Recipe and Giveaway

Thanks so much for having me today, Shiloh. If your readers are willing to stick with me until the end of the post, there are details about a couple of awesome giveaways I’m holding (including one here) to celebrate my new book launch, and links to more posts like this one.

I pondered for while what to write my post about, and it hit me. The holidays are about friends, family, and food. Fortunately for me, Archer, the hero in my new release, Learning New Tricks, is a fantastic cook. I mean, dude makes pancakes from scratch… just because.

Keep in mind though, he’s been a bachelor and living on his own for a while. So when I asked him about his favorite dishes to make, some of his answers were a little… unusual. I’ve tried them all, though, and they’re all tasty.

For instance, this one:

Italian-style Ramen
A lot of Americans hear 'ramen' and think dry, tasteless noodles boiled in water for five minutes. The Japanese do it very differently (and very well). Archer’s not Japanese, but he also doesn't like his food tasteless, so this is a compromise.

 - 2 packages of ramen noodles. The cheap kind from the grocery store that come in dehydrated squares is perfect for this.
 - 4 tbsp butter
 - 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
 - 4-6 cups water

 - Bring water to a boil in a sauce pan, break up noodles, and boil for 5 minutes
 - Drain off about 90% of the water (don't drain it all off, so I recommend using the saucepan lid rather than a colander
 - Keep removed from heat. Add packets of flavor from the ramen, the butter, and the parmesan cheese, and stir until well-blended.

This serves two, add more ramen, etc, for more :D

If you’d like to meet Archer, and find out what he does besides cook, make sure you check out Learning New Tricks.


Archer should be focusing on how to keep his comic book shop from financially crashing and burning in an epic way. However, when his sexy-as-hell best friend and Sunday-afternoon-movie buddy, Tori, asks him to teach her how to keep emotions out of sex, he welcomes the distraction.

Tori couldn’t ask for a better best friend than Archer. He respects her fandom, and he lets her sell her custom-made costumes in his store. Even better, he’s willing to give her a hands-on demonstration of how to keep love and sex separate. Experience has taught her not to fall for a guy who’s as infatuated with an ex-girlfriend as Archer is, so she’s already got the no-love bit covered.

With each new lesson, the line between the physical and emotional blurs a little more. Can they let go of their pasts—and learn a few new tricks along the way—or will they lose their friendship and budding relationship for good?

I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, and copies of Conflict of Interest (Bits & Bytes, #1), and Toeing the Line (Bits & Bytes, #2) to one person who visits during my blog tour. Each time you comment on another post is another entry, so if the recipes aren’t enough to entice you, make sure you leave a comment below, and visit all my other generous hosts as well.

Tour Schedule
Dec 17: Silken Sheets & Seduction
Dec 18: Diane Saxon
Dec 19: TF Walsh
Dec 20: Shiloh Saddler
Dec 21: Love, Lust, & Laptops
   (I’ll also be offering a second prize on Daisy’s blog, as part of her advent calendar)

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About Allyson Lindt

Allyson Lindt is a full-time geek and a fuller-time contemporary romance author. She prefers that her geeky heroes come with the alpha expansion pack and adores a heroine who can hold her own in a boardroom. She loves a sexy happily-ever-after and helping deserving cubicle dwellers find their futures together.


  1. Thanks so much for having me today, Shiloh!

  2. Another supper recipe from Archer. Fabulous, I like the imagination and flair of this man. Those qualities sure bode well for a fascinating relationship. Good luck with this fabulous book, Allyson.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats! fingers crossed ..hope i win so that i can buy me some more books :P

  5. I love the recipe, Allyson. I can't wait to try it.
    I would love to have a man who would cook for me!