Please welcome the writing team of Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin to the Cafe.
Not surprisingly, our In The Kitchen Series centers around … well, food. Eating, preparing, sharing food. One of the things that we first bonded over was food and great recipes that we’d tried and loved. It’s something our circle of friends knows about us and they foster by sending us homemade goodie packages every now and then.
In our most recent novel, In The Distance, Book Three of the In The Kitchen Series, Tyler shares Christmas with his restaurant family: Ethan, Jamie, and Claire. When we outlined the scene, we had too much fun searching for the perfect gifts for our foodie characters. (Our personal favorite was the cutting/serving board Tyler got for Ethan.) We found ideas from everything to having a personal chef come into your home to both teach some basics and prepare and meal for you, to extravagant cruises and vacations that center around the epicurean world. Since most of us are on a budget, we decided to put together a short list of unique gifts for the foodie in your lives. Happy shopping!
~Eileen Griffin and Nikka Michaels
Camano Coffee Grinder, similar to the one Tyler finds for Claire
Eat Me Cutting/Serving Board, which Tyler buys for Ethan for Christmas
A cookbook that specializes in yummy desserts, Jamie would love this while Ethan would immediately throw it in the trash.
And for those special foodies on your gift list who have really, really good, splurge and buy them a new Shun Kaji 8-Piece Knife Block Set.
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Nikka Michaels lives in the Pacific Northwest where she spends her time cooking up romantic tales to satisfy her craving for HEAs with heat. A voracious reader, amateur foodie and music lover she’s been known to multitask without breaking a sweat. She believes everyone deserves a love story.
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Eileen Griffin lives in the southwest, but loves to travel and has spent many summers crossing Europe with nothing but a backpack on her back. She enjoys TexMex, lives for good wine, and has a certain penchant for purple unicorns. She loves reading all genres of books, but her current obsession is writing M/M romance.
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In the Kitchen Series Book 3: In the Distance
Because sometimes it takes some distance to finally see what’s right in front of you…
Tyler Mitchell has worked hard to rebuild his life after his family kicked him out. A culinary student and sous chef who spends his spare time volunteering with kids, he’s happy enough even though he has no time to consider a relationship.
Trevor Pratt is finally getting over losing his best friend and the one person he wanted to spend the rest of his life with, but it’s taken screwing every cute guy in Manhattan to get there. He’s vowed to repair the friendship he endangered, but that’s hard to do when his friend’s new employee catches his eye. Despite being warned to stay away from Tyler, Trevor knows the sous chef is more than just a hookup.
Romance is a terrible idea. Trevor is ten years older and a relentless playboy. Tyler is still unsure of his place in the world. Neither of them is ready for life-changing love, but as things heat up, their chemistry in the bedroom might just take that decision out of their hands.
Length: 105,000 Words
Read about Ethan and Jamie’s romance in In the Raw and In The Fire, Books 1 & 2 in the In The Kitchen Series.
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