Denise is also sharing a slushie-for-adults recipe for this week’s Tasty Tuesday— Whiskey Slush (recipe below).
Seeing In The Dark: Blackout by Denise A. Agnew
Many thanks to Selena for a chance to swing by and chat a moment about BLACKOUT.
Blackout is a paranormal romantic suspense that has a touch of post-apocalyptic flavor in it. Blackout is one of those stories where I twisted the genre.
How did I get the idea for this novel? In my neighborhood there’s an unoccupied house. It doesn’t look “haunted” but there’s something about it that feels haunted. The rosebushes and other plants get overgrown and eventually someone cleans them up.
What if a hero and heroine were inexplicably drawn to the house, and what if a solar flare also threatened to turn their world into chaos? That was the first spark for Blackout.
The heroine has spent the last ten years rebuilding her life after witnessing her abusive husband commit suicide and surviving the 2004 tsunami. She’s vacationing in the Colorado mountains when a solar flare takes out the grid.
The hero is an ex-marine, and currently a Federal Marshal. He’s spent much of his life erasing childhood memories too horrible to remember. Until he sees the heroine, and primal male instincts to protect come to life. When the world goes to hell, he realizes he’d do anything to protect her.
Praise for BLACKOUT
“Do you have an appetite for romance with a paranormal twist? If so, then Denise Agnew may have just the right recipe in Blackout. She starts with strong characters each with a secret or two, she then adds a creepy old house and a handful of unique townsfolk. Lastly she sprinkles in unforeseen events and adds that dash of spice! This is a dish best served on a dark evening or better yet on a stormy afternoon. Sit back in your favorite chair with the beverage of your choice and enjoy!”
–Lezli Polm, author of Thin Is The Veil: A Haunting Memoir
Cassie Kovac has had to face the prospect of losing her life not only once, but twice. The first time she survived a tsunami, the second time she is facing evil that will not only kill her, but destroy the world around her.
Ex-marine Neal Griffin has a dark—and in his mind—shameful past, one that he has tried to come to terms with, keeping his secret that haunts him close to his chest. He also keeps Cassie close to him once he meets her and does everything in his power to protect her from the dangers that lurk in their vicinity.
Blackout is a wonderful mix of suspense, paranormal, mystery, steamy romance and characters that you will root for at every turn.
Denise Agnew has done it again, as she takes the reader through a series of suspenseful moments, twists that will intrigue you, all the time weaving a complex relationship between Cassie and Griff that steam up the pages. –Selena Robins
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Whiskey Slush by Denise Agnew
At first thought I wondered, how good could something called whiskey slush be?
Hell, its got whiskey? How could it not be good?
7 cups water
½ to 1 cup of sugar depending on taste
1 12 oz can frozen lemonade
1 12 oz can orange juice
2 cups whiskey
7-Up, Sprite or ginger ale
Bring water and sugar to a boil, then cool.
While water is boiling steep 3 to 4 teabags in 2 cups of water and discard teabags.
Mix lemonade, orange and 2 cups of whiskey together.
Now combine all the Ingredients: and freeze.
To serve: scoop slush mix into a glass and pour 7-Up, Sprite or ginger ale over the slush.