Author Guest Post: Katie Reus

Posted August 28, 2012 by Jen in Author Guest Post, Giveaway Tags: , , ,

Hello Readers! Today I bring you romance author Katie Reus. Katie fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom’s stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense. Her publishers include Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, Ellora’s Cave and earlier this year the first book in her new paranormal series released from NAL/Signet Eclipse (Penguin). 

Regardless of genre, she always includes a happy ending. When she’s not creating stories she loves spending time with her husband and son.   
Please help me welcome Katie to That’s What I’m Talking About.
Thanks so much to Jen for having me here! I met the fabulous Jen not too long ago at AAD in New Orleans. She’s funny and totally adorable and I love her hair. We first met at Pat O’Briens, my first night there (I think it was her second?) right off Bourbon Street. Everyone there was drinking hurricanes! Well, except me. I had just finished some ridiculous lemony way-too-sugary concoction at the last bar we were at so I had moved on to water (yes, I’m a wild one) at Pat O’Briens. Somehow I still got a hurricane glass to take home with me at the end of the night because of a lovely woman, but that’s another story.
So for my post today since I now associate Hurricane drinks and the fabulous Jen together, I thought I’d share what the hurricane recipe is. I was a bartender after all, many years ago, so it feels only appropriate.
Hurricane Recipe:
2 oz light rum
2 oz dark rum
2 oz passion fruit juice
1 oz orange juice
½ oz fresh lime juice
1 Tbspn simple syrup
1 Tbspn grenadine
Garnish: orange slice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake then strain into a Hurricane glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange slice and/or cherry.
Whoa, that’s a lot of fruit and sugar! Probably why it’s so delicious and goes down so smoothly 😉 I’ll admit, I’m not much of a sweet drinker. I prefer red wine or something along the lines of a Blue Moon in the beer department. Pinot Noir is my fave red wine and Riesling is my fave white wine. So what’s your favorite beverage? Doesn’t have to be alcoholic! Leave a comment and be entered to win a print copy of Primal Possession (US only), my upcoming release in the Moon Shifter series!
Thanks so much, Katie! It was so awesome finally meeting you and hanging out at AADNOLA! I sure hope we can do it again some day! (And let me tell you all, Katie has the FABULOUS hair!)
You can find Katie on line at 
More on Primal Possession 
Moon Shifter #2, Signet Eclipse, Sept. 4, 2012
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…
As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
Thank you to Katie Reus for stopping by today and also for generously donating one (1) copy of Primal Possession to giveaway. To be entered, please use the RAFFLECOPTER form below. As part of your entry, please leave a comment answering the question: What’s your favorite beverage (doesn’t have to be alcoholic)? You do not need to be a google friends connect follower of my blog, but it is always appreciated. Contest is open from August 28, 2012 until September 3, 2012 at 12:01 AM EDT. Contest is restricted to US mailing addresses only. One (1) winner will be selected from eligible entries. I am not responsible for items lost in the mail. If you have problems with the RAFFLECOPTER form, please email me at twimom227 (at) gmail (dot) com.

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28 responses to “Author Guest Post: Katie Reus

  1. Ms.Reus is wonderfully awesome! I had such a blast in New Orleans meeting everyone, she is as pretty in person as she is in her picture and super nice!

    Drink of choice honestly is water with limes or cherries, or milk with ice, followed by coffee!

  2. Thanks for a fabulous giveaway! I love Diet Mt. Dew (but I’m good and only have 1 a day) and pretty much any flavored mocha for the morning 🙂

  3. Thanks again to Jen for having me here! And thanks so much to everyone who has stopped by so far. Some of these sound interesting (monster rehab rojo tea!) and I’m definitely going to have to check them out 🙂

  4. My favorite non-alcoholic drink is Dr. Pepper. When I was down in NOLA I came to love the hurricane drink, very yummy. I also liked their Strawberry Abita beer. I also tried when I was there a Bloody Mary, which I am not fond of, but this one was really good….It had bacon in it! Thanks for the chance.

  5. Favorite drink is water. Favorite alcoholic drink is a tie between coconut rum & coke and the Jamaican freezes at Applebees! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  6. I’m completely hooked on this mineral water that they bottle in Mexico called Topo Chico. It’s a little hard to find in the States but I’ve been buying it by the case and drinking it like it’s, well, water.

  7. My favorite drink is anything sweet! The Hurricane sounds very yummy. Strawberry Daiquiri’s are my favorite! Just downloaded Alpha Instinct and plan to start reading it tonight and the Lover’s Instinct so I can catch up in time for Primal Possession!

  8. Favorite beverage is a venti black tea lemonade from Starbucks! The book looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway:)