Home // Page 28

6 Celebrity Cookbooks Worth Whipping Up Recipes From !!

Do we really need another batch of recipes supposedly time-tested by celebrities?It turns out, yes, we do. While there are plenty of cookbooks by celeb chefs,
many of whom appear on your TV screen nightly, recently there haven’t
been that many food books by actors and singers.

Maybe they’re busy
doing other things (like acting or singing) or don’t think we’ll believe
they can cook for themselves let alone us. Many of these books were co-written with cooks and chefs. Their names are just in tiny, tiny print.

Here are 6 celebrity cookbooks that are definitely worth trying out :

Home Cooking with Trisha Yearwood: Stories and Recipes to Share with Family and Friends    

Country music star and bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood, host of Food Network’s Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, is back with an encore of recipes that once again share her family traditions and warm home-grown cooking style.

In her debut cookbook, Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen,
Trisha proved that there’s much more to her than an award-winning
country music career, as she welcomed us into her kitchen and served up a
feast of flavorful meals and heartwarming personal anecdotes. Now, in Cooking for Family and Friends, Trisha opens her life and her kitchen once more with a trove of recipes from a lifetime of potlucks and colorful gatherings.

 

The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet

In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed
conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged
her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular
benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to
clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how
meat, fish, milk, and cheese—the very foods we’ve been taught to regard
as the cornerstone of good nutrition—are actually the culprits behind
escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent
damage to our ecology.

 

 

The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends by Stanley Tucci

The Tucci Table: Cooking with Family and Friends, feature over 300 total recipes for homemade Italian dishes. The first finds the actor gushing over his family’s history and their love affair with food — plus there’s an adorable picture of then three-year-old Tucci in a Peekskill, New York park. It also pairs each meal with a wine.

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen Revelry: A Year of Festive Menus from My Home to Yours

 Ali Larter is a busy actress, well known for her roles on the NBC show Heroes and in movies such as Varsity Blues and Legally Blonde. But
when not on set, she is usually throwing a dinner party or entertaining
at home. In fact, Ali has been cooking and entertaining all her life,
and in an instant, she can whip together a wonderful meal, whether it’s
for a family Sunday brunch, a spontaneous Super Bowl party, or an
elegant (but not stuffy) New Year’s Eve dinner. Her parties seem
effortless, but it hasn’t always been that easy for her.

 
Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking with Love for Family and Friends
Eva Longoria may be most recognized for her role as Desperate Housewives
saucy Gabrielle Solis, but on her own time, there are few places she
would rather be than in the kitchen, cooking the food she loves for her
family and friends. Here is the food Eva loves to eat, and the recipes
in Eva’s Kitchen trace her life story, taking readers on her
culinary journey—from the food she was brought up on to the recipes
inspired by her travels abroad to the dishes she serves during casual
nights at home.In her first cookbook, Eva welcomes you into her kitchen, offering 100
of her favorite dishes—many of which are family recipes collected over
the years—all fused with her passion for cooking. She also shares
memories of her Texas ranch upbringing, her very first cooking
adventures, vacations overseas, nights in with her girlfriends, and
last-minute pre–red carpet meals.

A Gluten Free Survival Guide by Elizabeth Hasselbeck

For years, Elisabeth Hasselbeck couldn’t figure out what was making her sick. She asked doctors and consulted nutritionists, but no one seemed to have any answers. It wasn’t until spending time in the Australian Outback, living off the land on the grueling Survivor TV show, that, ironically, her symptoms vanished. Returning home, she pinpointed the food that made her sick — gluten, the binding element in wheat.In this all-inclusive book, Hasselbeck shares her hard-earned wisdom on living life without gluten and loving it. She gives you everything you need to know to start living a gluten-free life, from defining gluten – where to find it, how to read food labels – to targeting gluten-free products, creating G-Free shopping lists, sharing recipes, and managing G-Free living with family and friends.

Amber Rose to release ‘ How to be a Bad Bitch ! ‘

Amber’s book will give no-holds barred advice to others on how to be successful in their career, find love, embrace fashion and learn to love themselves.

In a statement, she said: “A bad bitch is a self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances and swagger; a woman who gets hers by any means necessary.”
Amber’s book will be released through Simon & Schuster’s imprint Gallery Books.

“Amber Rose is the ultimate cool girl who you want to be best friends with. I know a lot of women who will want to read this book.” stated Jennifer Bergstrom

There’s no indication on whether Amber’s book will reveal any of her own experiences and life stories, or whether it will just be general advice to others.

She’s certainly had an explosive and eventful life: dating Kanye West, marriage to Wiz Khalifa, lots of half-naked pictures, being managed by Nick Cannon, mum to a young son, and those feuds with Khloe Kardashian…

‘The Mortal Instruments’ to be rebooted as TV series !!

readersklub the mortal instrumentsThe Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

The new TV series, based on the bestselling young adult urban fantasy novels by Cassandra Clare, will be produced by Ed Decter, a screenwriter and producer whose credits include “There’s Something About Mary,” “Unforgettable,” “The Client List” and “In Plain Sight.”

“We are thrilled to give this epic tale of good versus evil a brand new dimension,” Constantin Film Chairman Martin Moszkowicz said in a press statement, thanking fans of the franchise for their patience.

The one-hour drama will reboot the saga after last year’s feature film “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” opened in cinemas . The film has earned $31 million domestically. A planned sequel, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes,” was shelved last year, and it’s unclear whether “City of Bones” stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower will reprise their roles in the spinoff series.

“The Mortal Instruments” follows heroine Clary Fray as she becomes entangled in the world of Shadowhunters — angelic demon-hunters — after her mother is attacked and taken by a demon. In order to save her mother, she must team up with a band of Shadowhunters, including the captivating Jace Wayland, uncover family secrets, and tap into powers she never knew she had. The sixth and presumably final book in Clare’s series, “City of Heavenly Fire,” was published in early 2014.

 Also in The Mortal Instruments Series:
City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, Book 2)

City of Fallen Angels ( The Mortal Instruments,Book 4)

5 Erotic Romance Novels That Are Better Than ‘Fifty Shades’

There’s no doubt the most talked-about book and movie right now is E L James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

It’s become the bestselling book of all time in Britain, and smashed sales records in the U.S., catapulting the romance genre into the spotlight.

So you’ve devoured the sexual history of Anastasia and Christian and loved every dominant and submissive minute. Now what?

While we don’t think you should ever feel guilty for reading, we’ve made sure they’re available in e-book form, so your device can serve as discreet packaging for these sizzling stories.

Here are 5 erotic romances that are better than the Fifty Shades Trilogy!!

The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

Published under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure, this retelling of Charles Perrault’s famous fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty with an erotic twist.Rather than waking up the princess with a kiss, the handsome prince in
this book stirs her with seduction and is rewarded with her submission to his desires.

Crescendo by Leah Brooke

Because there’s no such thing as too much, Leah Brooke brings you not one but two Christian Grey-type characters: Nick Morietti and Steve Vanguard. Both men dominate the submissive Julianna Lovette in this erotic adventure set against a story of mystery and revenge.

Sweet Addiction by Maya Banks

Ever wonder what would have happened if Anastasia and Christian hadn’t worked out? Bestselling author Maya Banks introduces readers to Ren and her paramour Cole, who seem to be living the ultimate love story until Cole takes his desires a step too far. Years later, Ren is living as a submissive to a new man who offers her everything she ever wanted …except for true love.

The Sexual Life of Catherine M. by Catherine Millet
 

Catherine Millet has had a sex life worth writing about, and she’s recalled many of her most exciting experiences in this memoir. The book,which is translated from the French, follows her from peep shows to
orgies. Millet takes time to think about her actions, providing an essential bit of reflection to her otherwise tantalizing read.

House of Holes by Nicholson Baker

Nicholson Baker is no stranger to writing about erotic encounters. In the early 1990s, he took phone sex to the published page in “Vox.” Then in 2011, he introduced a new vocabulary of sex acts in “House of Holes,”
which describe exploits of an adult resort reserved for those looking to satisfy eyebrow-raising fantasies

Turn up the Heat this Valentines Day with a Steamy Book!!

Alone on Valentine’s Day? Perfect! Lounge on the sofa,and cozy up with a romantic read.Who needs chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and dinner at an expensive restaurant when you can lose yourself in a good book!!

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers.

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Crashed (The Driven Series Book 3) by K. Bromberg

When life crashes down around us, how hard are we willing to fight for the one thing we can’t live without, each other?

Life is full of moments.
Big moments.
Little moments.
And none of them are inconsequential.
Every
single moment prepares you for that one instance that defines your
life. You must overcome all your fears, confront the demons that chase
you, and cleanse the poison that clings to your soul or you risk the
chance of losing everything.

Sweet Dreams (Colorado Mountain #2) by Kristen Ashley
 
She’s ready for the ride of her life . . .Lauren Grahame is looking to reinvent herself. After leaving her cheating husband, Lauren moves to Carnal, Colorado, and gets a job as a waitress in a biker bar called Bubba’s. It’s a nothing job in a nowhere joint . . . until Tatum Jackson walks in. Lauren has never seen a man with such good looks, muscles, and attitude. But when he insults her, Lauren doesn’t want anything to do with him. Too bad for Lauren he’s also the bar’s part owner and bartender.

The King by J.R Ward is a Must for all Fans of the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series!!

THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES Six Warrior Vampires. Lovers, Fighters, Brothers. Lethal, not Evil, they’re coming for you.

The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward

#1 J.R. Ward’s # 1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne..

Long live the King After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head.

As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything–and everyone–at risk. Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it.

But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response–or the distance it creates between them. The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over?

Books to Read after 50 Shades of Grey

Whether you’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy or not, you may be interested in reading similar romance or erotica books..

There is a near-endless list of books that are similar to Fifty Shades of Grey. The trilogy is an entry into a whole new genre of reading. So if you are looking for your next fix , here is a list of books to read after finishing 50 shades.

Bared to You (Crossfire Series) by Sylvia Day

Bared to You (Crossfire Series)

Our journey began in fire…

Gideon Cross came into my life like lightning in the darkness – beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white hot. I was drawn to him as I’d never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily…

Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other’s most private wounds… and desires.

The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our pasts didn’t tear us apart…

This is now a series!! ( Should be read in correct order )

Sylvia Day Crossfire Series

Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3)

Reflected in You (Crossfire, Book 2)

Captivated by You (Crossfire,Book 4)


 

Gabriel’s Inferno (Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy Book 1) by Sylvain Reynard

Gabriel's Inferno (Gabriel's Inferno Trilogy Book 1)

From national bestselling author Sylvain Reynard comes the haunting, unforgettable tale of one man’s salvation and one woman’s sensual awakening . . .

Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well-respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption.

When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide.

Also in this series!!

Gabriel’s Rapture (Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy Book 2)

Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy Book 3)


 

Point of Retreat: A Novel (Slammed) by Colleen Hoover

Point of Retreat: A Novel (Slammed)

This book is incredibly sweet and very much not erotica. The only way in which they’re like 50 Shades of Grey is that they have deep romance and have a will she/won’t she tug at-your-heart plot line. Grab some tissues for your tears when you read these :)

Sometimes two people have to fall apart to realize just how much they belong together.

Colleen Hoover entranced readers everywhere with her bestselling novel Slammed, the book that introduced Layken and Will, a young couple whose love overcame devastating hardships to emerge stronger and more resilient than before. Now, as Layken and Will’s emotion-packed story continues, a stunning and unforeseen revelation about Will’s past leaves them questioning everything that they thought they knew about each other. With the foundation of their relationship at risk, they must decide whether they are willing to fight for a future together, or to retreat back into solitude and heartache.

Also in this series!!

Slammed: A Novel


 

Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Thoughtless

You’ll be torn the entire way….this is not a “usual” romance read.You’ll be cringing and swooning, and cringing, and growling, falling in love, and having your heart smashed to bits all the way from beginning to end.

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together—Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university—everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same.

Also in this series!! (Should be read in correct order)

Effortless (Thoughtless, Book 2)

Reckless (Thoughtless, Book 3)

Thoughtful (A Thoughtless Novel)


 

Mystery Man (Dream Man) by Kristen Ashley

Mystery Man (Dream Man)

Night time is the right time…

Gwendolyn Kidd has met the man of her dreams. He’s hot, he’s sexy, and what started as a no-names-exchanged night of passion has blossomed into a year and a half-long pleasure fest. Sure, it’s a little strange that he only appears in her bed at night, but Gwen is so sure he’s the one, she just can’t turn him away…

Hawk Delgado knows more about Gwen than she could ever imagine. She’s gorgeous, headstrong, and skittish about relationships. But Hawk is facing his own demons, demons that keep him from connecting with anyone. Yet when Gwen is drawn into Denver’s lethal underground scene, Hawk’s protective nature comes out full force. The problem is, when Gwen gets a dose of Hawk’s Alpha attitude in the daylight, she’s not so sure he’s the one anymore….

Harper Lee’s new book already No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list!!

 Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

One day after the announcement of a new Harper Lee book, “Go Set a Watchman” is already No. 1 on Amazon.com’s bestseller list.Lee’s new book isn’t coming out until July 14, but it zoomed to the top of the Amazon book sales chart Wednesday because it’s available for pre-order.

A mock-up of a plain blue book cover is featured on the site with the words “Cover to be revealed” displayed in the corner.The book, which comes 55 years after her acclaimed “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published, is available for pre-order in a Kindle version for $13.59, hardcover for $16.79 and large-print paperback for $27.99.

An historic literary event: the publication of a newly discovered novel, the earliest known work from Harper Lee, the beloved, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, To Kill a Mockingbird.

Originally written in the mid-1950s, Go Set a Watchman was the novel Harper Lee first submitted to her publishers before To Kill a Mockingbird. Assumed to have been lost, the manuscript was discovered in late 2014.

Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch—Scout—struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her.

Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee’s enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.

For fans of Fifty Shades of Grey, the Crossfire and Most Wanted series..

Here comes an erotic, emotionally intense novella from J. Kenner!


Play My Game by J.Kenner

New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner continues her beloved Stark series with an emotionally charged Stark Ever After novella for Nikki and Damien Stark as they embark on married life.Happy Ever After is just the beginning…

Find out how it all began for Damien and Nikki in J. Kenner’s hot and addictive bestselling Stark series: Release Me, Claim Me, Complete Me, Take Me and Have Me.Play My Game is the story of their first Valentine’s Day as newlyweds, and offers an alluring glimpse of Jackson Steele, the alpha male featured in Kenner’s upcoming novel Say My Name.  Play My Game is the story of their first Valentine’s Day as newlyweds, and offers an alluring glimpse of Jackson Steele, the alpha male featured in Kenner’s upcoming novel Say My Name.

“I never imagined that anything could top our honeymoon, but life as Mrs. Damien Stark is sweeter than any fantasy. We are forever bound by our love and our desire. His touch is my greatest treasure—and is purely mine alone.

Yet no matter where we go, the ghosts of our pasts follow. We can’t escape our secrets, or the people who desperately want to bring us down. Even on Valentine’s Day, neither of us is safe.

I’ll do whatever it takes to protect Damien, to fulfill his every need. His kiss is my calling, his passion my truest bliss. The dangers we face, we now face together—and nothing can make me run.”

Play My Game is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Emma Watson’s Favorite Books

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Emma Watson has officially been cast as Belle in the couldn’t-come-any-sooner live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

readersklub emma watson

The actress — who also starred in the adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, of course — announced Monday night that she’s taking on the bookish titular character in the film, which is scheduled to begin production later this year. And the role is perfect — not only does Watson look the part, but she is also a self-professed book lover.

Watson has never been shy about sharing books that have meant a lot to her in interviews — or tweeting out book recommendations.

Here is a list of the books that you might find in Watson’s collection (books that Belle would probably love too!)