Romance Cooks

Dump Chicken-Olivia Mayfield

I’m a pretty busy lady (as I’m sure most of you are!), so I lurve my crock pot. Here’s one of my fav recipes to make, and it’s suuuuper easy, with only 4 ingredients. We call it Dump Chicken, but since that’s not very sexy, feel free to give it your own foxy title. 😉

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RECIPE: 1 packet of taco seasoning

1 to 1 1/2 pounds of cubed, thawed chicken breasts (or thighs, if you prefer)

1 jar of salsa

1 jar of apricot jam

Mix all together in a crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve over rice. Voila–instant deliciousness!



TEN DAYS is a New Adult romance, based on the sci-fi short story “The Machine Stops” by E.M. Forster.

Nineteen-year-old Cally isn’t like the others. In her society, the Machine caters to every whim, ensuring people don’t have to leave their pods. But Cally and her best friend Marshal find themselves drawn to how things used to be, when people lived on the surface of the earth and relied upon manpower, not technology. When physical contact wasn’t uncivilized, and love was normal, acceptable, embraced. Cally tries to swallow down her increasing dissatisfaction with the “rules,” as well as her rapidly developing feelings for Marshal, a task getting harder each day.

Then, things start going downhill, fast. Food is spoiled. Air grows musty. The population panics about the dysfunction–is it sabotage? Anarchy? But Cally and Marshal discover the truth: The Machine, the answer to all their problems for longer than anyone can remember, is breaking down. Now, these two have to risk it all to save themselves and the people they care about…before their entire world destroys itself.

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