Spotlight & Giveaway: SIZZLE by Katherine Garbera

Posted March 8th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight, _Harlequin Romances / 31 comments

Please welcome USA Today Best-selling Harlequin author Katherine Garbera to HJ!

My latest release SIZZLE from Harlequin Blaze takes place on the set of the reality TV show Premier Chef–The Masters. All of the chefs on the show are professionally trained and each of them has a different reason for being there. The hero shapeimage_7Remy Cruzel is part of a storied culinary family and wants to prove to himself that he has the skills and hasn’t just gotten where he is by being a Cruzel.

He’s a hot Cajun who does everything with passion and intensity and he keeps Staci Rowland on her toes throughout the story.


Here’s a little teaser of from the book:

He wasn’t leaving California without taking Staci Rowland to his bed. He’d thought that she’d distract him from cooking but he was coming to realize that if he didn’t have her, it would be more of a distraction.

She was temptation incarnate and he was from The Big Easy. He’d been raised to indulge his passions in the kitchen and out and even though this would be the first time that he combined the two, he found the an­ticipation exquisite.

Sizzle Blaze Feb“Remy?” she asked.

He glanced over at her and saw the confusion in her eyes. And for a second he wondered if he’d misjudged her but then she licked her lips again and he smiled. He knew that he hadn’t.

Staci seemed as if she were dealing with some is­sues in this competition, much like the rest of them. And though tonight it was just the two of them, he knew that whatever knowledge he gleaned about her would be useful for the rest of the weeks ahead.
He closed the gap between them. Put his hands on her shoulders and leaned down as he drew her closer. He brushed his lips over hers and tasted the buttery sweetness of the sauce but also the indescribable taste of Staci. It was unique, mysterious and so addictive he didn’t want to stop kissing her.

Yet he knew he had to. He stepped back and saw her watching him with an unfathomable expression. He’d shocked her. Hell, he’d surprised himself because he’d thought the young impulsive man he’d been was gone forever. But he was glad that he was back.

He thought he needed to be a little impulsive if he was going to find the right path forward for himself and for Gastrophile.

I was inspired by two things when I started writing Remy–the first was the city of New Orleans which I have visited many times. I love the food and the attitude of the city. The other inspiration came in the form of Gambit–you might know him(he’s portrayed by Taylor Kitsch) if you went to see the movie X-Men First Class. He’s a mutant gambler with a sexy accent…let’s face it, how could I not be inspired by that bad-boy. J

Giveaway: a digital copy of Sizzle and its companion book One More Kiss.

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Sizzle by Katherine Garbera

A recipe for desire…or disaster!

Preparation: Only the best chefs are selected to compete in the hit reality TV show Premier Chef. First, add one bakery owner— Staci Rowland, who’s out to prove that even the sweetest chef can wield a wickedly sharp knife. Then counter that sweetness with Remy Cruzel, a spicy and smokin’-hot Cajun chef, who’s looking to prove he’s more than his name….

Cooking instructions: Place each chef in direct competition with each other—and in the same house. Let the initial attraction simmer, and quickly turn into a steamy fling.

Caution: These key ingredients to a successful show—and a red-hot rendezvous!—are hiding a few secrets from each other, and from our judges. And the end result is one dish you won’t want to miss!


One More Kiss by Katherine Garbera


One taste isn’t enough…

Since her divorce, cupcake queen Alysse Dresden prefers baking over boys…until a phone order from a sexy-voiced stranger melts her insides like butter. It isn’t until Alysse makes the delivery in person that she realizes—too late—that the only man who can do that is her ex-husband….

After Marine Corps ace Jay Michener walked out on his weeklong marriage, he never stopped thinking of Alysse. Wanting her. And with his reenlistment only weeks away, he wants a second chance.

But Alysse has plans of her own—and if the way into a guy’s heart is through his stomach, maybe the way out of it is through his bed!




31 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: SIZZLE by Katherine Garbera”

  1. Sharlene Wegner

    Channing Tatum is pretty hot. Liam Hemsworth is a cutie, too! They are all waaaay too young for me, though!

  2. Marcy Shuler

    Sizzle sounds like Top Chef, one of my favorite shows. Looking forward to reading it. 😉

    I don’t know that I have a favorite Hollywood hottie. Why pick just one when I can ogle them all. LOL

  3. Christine Merritt

    My favorite hottie Alexander Skarsgard…

    I grew up in Louisiana, Lafayette is in the center of the boot just far enough from New Orleans to have its own vibe. Reading books that are based in the south and Louisiana especially bring me home. Most stories make me feel like I took a little vacation, without having to take a plane. I look forward to this book!

  4. Sue Ellen Robertson

    There are too many to name, Alex O’Laughlin. lol.. Chris Helmsworth is one of them.. 🙂 Gerald Butler is another. 🙂

  5. Kai W.

    It’s James Caviezel. I just love the sound and tone of his voice in Person of Interest. It’s quite hypnotic just to learn to his voice.


    Alex O’Laughlin when he played a vamp in moonlight. He was heavier and wore his hair longer. So yummy. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  7. shadow

    Theres no one that really has my attention. Im not one for paying attention to hollywood stars.Your book sounds awesome!

  8. Pennie M

    I don’t think I have a favorite right now but I did see a picture of a man… sigh… the other day and don’t know who he is but he is gorgeous and very thought provoking 😉 Both of these books sound GREAT!

  9. Tawnya Bentley

    Ian Somerhalder, his eyes are mesmerizing. Also Chris Hemsworth, because not only is beyond good looking, but every woman needs a Thor around the house.

  10. Winnie Lim

    I love josh duhamel. I fell in love with him when I first saw him in Transformers. He captured my attention much more than the main lead. I fell even deeper in love when he watched safe haven. He is just so gorgeous and I felt as if I was the female lead.

  11. Jennifer Zorko-Legan

    Favorite Hollywood Hottie, Sean Connery. He just gets better with age 🙂

  12. becky moe

    Every single guy already mentioned? (Except Daniel Radcliffe. Can’t go there–he still looks young enough to be one of my students and I find that disturbing.) All I can add are some of my early faves–they’re getting older, but still have it: Harrison Ford, Mark Harmon, and the Tom Cruise who played beach volleyball in Top Gun (not the crazy guy he’s turned into, though…but I could watch that volleyball game All. Day. To learn from their technique, of course.)

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