Welcome to Thirsty Thursday! Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome our guest bartender, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, today!
Thirsty Thursday With Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
COCKTAILS FOR A SKETCHY PARADISE ISLAND
This drink, I hear, is supposed to increase your libido and gives you a little kick in the pants. Just perfect for keeping you on your toes at Rook’s Island.
1/2 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounces vodka
2 ounces pineapple juice
Clean the chili and remove the seeds (or leave in if you’re my husband who’s crazy for the chili peppers). In a martini shaker, muddle the chili with simple syrup.
Add vodka (I’m a Grey Goose girl or Kettle One fan!) and juice to shaker. Add ice and shake-shake-shake (007 style).
Strain into a martini glass. Garnish with chunk of pineapple.
Recipe Source: WhiteOnRiceCouple.com
Sangria is a favorite at our house because, well…wine. And fruit! (That’s healthy, right?) Also, it’s so easy to make that I won’t even bother to tell you the measurements. Just eyeball it, baby!
In a large pitcher, fill with 1/2 ice. Add a bottle of your favorite white wine (red works, too, but when it’s hot out, I like the lighter reds). Add one sliced orange, a few cups of pineapple juice, and throw in a small bag of frozen pineapple. Fill the rest of the pitcher with plain sparkling water. Stir and serve!
Check out Mr. Rook by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
From NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part One of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.
He’s Enigmatic, Dangerously Handsome, and COMPLETELY OFF-LIMITS…
The women who vacation on Mr. Rook’s exclusive island are looking for one thing and one thing only: to have their wildest romantic fantasies come to life. Pirates, cowboys, billionaires—there’s nothing Rook’s staff can’t deliver.
But when Stephanie Fitzgerald’s sister doesn’t return after her week in paradise, Stephanie will have to pose as a guest in order to dig for answers. Unfortunately, this means she’ll need to get close to the one thing on the island that’s not on the menu: the devastatingly handsome and intimidating Mr. Rook. And he’s not about to give the island’s secrets away.
My name is Stephanie Fitzgerald. I am twenty-six years old, London born, New York raised, and I know exactly three things about my current situation.
One: I am an imposter riding on this private jet carrying myself and eleven other women to an island “paradise.”
Two: I have no clue what I will find when I disembark, because this exclusive resort doesn’t exactly advertise.
Three: I will be fired if I don’t return home with concrete information regarding Mr. Rook, the mysterious owner of the island. And when I say I’ll be fired, I really mean that my body will be thrown down a deep dark well by a bad, bad man.
Those three things, however, don’t really matter. Only finding my sister does. Because the last place Cici was seen alive is here, “Fantasy Island.” Yep, that’s what some people actually call it. Some even say the show in the ’80s was based on this place.
Sure. If your fantasy is to disappear, leaving your family an emotional train wreck, then okay, I concede the point.
Regardless, this is where Cici went after winning a mystery dream vacation in the back of some travel magazine, and it’s touted as the real deal. You pay fifty K. They make your wildest fantasies come true. One week in Heaven.
Heaven, my ass.
As the tires hit the wet landing strip and the plane slows to a crawl, I glance out the tiny oval window to my left, and my breath hitches. Standing among the lush vegetation lining the runway is a tall man with square shoulders. He’s looking right at me, and those eyes—so predatory, so cold—are the only thing I can really see of him.
I blink, and he vanishes like a wisp of steam.
Fuck. What was that? A hard shiver slams through me as I realize I have no clue what I’ve just gotten myself into. Because I am one of the next happy guests at Mr. Rook’s private island, where “Every woman’s fantasy is our business.” And not everyone comes home from vacation.
Mimi Jean Pamfiloff is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance. Both traditionally and independently published, Mimi has sold over 900,000 books since publishing her 1st title in 2012, and she plans to spontaneously combust once she hits the one-million mark. Although she obtained her international MBA and worked for over 15 years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance-closet and follow your dreams.
When not screaming at her works in progress, Mimi spends time with her two pirates in training, her loco-for-the-chili-pepper hubby, and rat terriers, Mini & DJ Princess Snowflake, in Arizona.
She continues to hope that her books will inspire a leather pants comeback (for men) and that she might make you laugh when you need it most.
Visit Mimi Jean Pamfiloff: Website