Hot Dish By Lissa Trevor
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – or if you write horror instead of erotic, the quickest route is through his rib cage. But I’m an author of erotic fiction, so I am a firm believer that food can seduce as well as a whiff of scent on your wrist or the flash of cleavage. And if you’re reading this and you’re a man – nothing is sexier than a man who can cook. Unless it’s Channing Tatum dropping it like it’s hot – but that’s neither here nor there.
So if you want a hot night, here is a nice menu to get you in the mood:
Apertif: (The Latin origin of this word is from the verb “to open.”)
Sky’s the Limit Budget: Champagne
I’m Married & Don’t Have To Try So Hard Budget: Hot chocolate with a dollop of whipped cream flavored vodka. Grate cinnamon over the top.
Want a non-alcoholic version? Ditch the vodka and use real whipped cream in the hot chocolate. The cinnamon and chocolate is the aphrodisiac in this recipe.
Hey Big Spender Budget: Giant shrimp and cocktail sauce. Stir in an extra scoop of horseradish in the sauce. Extra points if you put some oysters on the half shell on the plate. Oysters are rich in zinc which ups the testosterone levels, as well as dopamine which stimulates the arousal section of our brains.
I Went Over My Minutes This Month Budget: Avocado halves stuffed with canned crab meat. Avocado is also rich in dopamine.
Allergic to seafood? Try asparagus in hollandaise sauce.
The Main Course (The Main Event comes later, if you’re lucky.):
Surf and Turf is too obvious, but if steak and lobster is your thing, throw on a twice baked potato and you’re good to go. But you don’t want to overdo it on your big night. The last thing you want to be is too full of rich food to get busy. And you certainly don’t want to fall asleep in a haze of foodgasm.
So instead of being predictable, try this pasta dish. It’s called Pasta Puttanesca –which translates from the Italian as “Whore’s Pasta.” The story behind it is this is what the ladies of the evening whipped up between engagements. I’ve also heard it got its name from the fiery taste – but I like the other version better.
It’s a pretty easy recipe, you can Google it. But basically, make a pot of spaghetti or linguine. While that’s boiling sauté some garlic and add in anchovy paste, sliced black olives, capers, oregano and crushed pepper flakes to taste. Dump in a can of fire roasted tomatoes and let it simmer. Pour it over the drained pasta with some parsley and a squeeze of lemon. Parmesan cheese to taste. You can never go wrong with a freshly baked loaf of bread.
You can’t go wrong with anything chocolate –especially, if it has a mixture of bananas and almonds – all aphrodisiacs. Do yourself a favor and make your own whipped cream. I’m a fan of Redi-whip and Cool whip – don’t get me wrong, but for the coup de grace of this dessert, whip your own. Heavy cream and cold beaters. You can add sweetener to taste, but with the richness of this dessert, you’re better off having it unsweetened.
I need chocolate or I’ll die dessert: Lava cakes smothered with homemade whipped cream and raspberries. Recipe here: http://www.food.com/recipe/individual-molten-lava-cakes-341383
If I have chocolate, I’ll use up all my orgasms: Sliced figs and bananas, drizzled with honey, sprinkled with sliced almonds. (Leave off the almonds if there’s a nut allergy.)
Did you know Jagermeister is a digestif? Neither did I, but if you can stomach it by all means have a shot of Jager. For me, I need something a little more tummy settling before the wild thing can commence. I suggest a nice glass of port wine. I love the ruby, but the tawny is also satisfying. If you’re feeling the Italian theme from the Puttanesca, try some Sambuca in an expresso with a little lemon twist as Serge would say. Or if you’re looking for something lighter and refreshing try a glass of limoncello.
Now that you’ve finished a great dinner, hopefully you’re not too full for a night of erotic romance. Best wishes! — Lissa
Netherfield, infamous for its debauched parties of excess and luxury, has a new Master.
After finagling an invitation to the ball, Elizabeth Bennet is introduced to the powerful and prideful Mr. Darcy, while her sister Jane has captivated the new owner, Mr. Bingley. Having contented herself with the pleasurable caresses of her best friend, Charlotte Lucas, Elizabeth is intrigued with the sensuality she finds at Netherfield. But it isn’t until her sister Jane is taken ill and Elizabeth stays at Netherfield to nurse her back to health that she finds the dungeons of Netherfield and the man in the black mask who becomes her Master.
By the time she leaves Netherfield, Elizabeth will have become disenchanted with her childhood playmate and obsessed with Mr. Darcy, her Master, who has told her that she would be more marriageable as a Netherfield submissive than as a curious virgin. Elizabeth holds on to her affront at his callous regard for her until Charlotte marries Mr. Collins and Jane is discarded by Mr. Bingley. Unwilling to save herself for a man who’ll make a good match and determined not to suffer Jane’s heartbreak, when she meets Mr. Darcy again at Rosings Park, she decides to become his slave and offers him her virginity.
But when she finds out that her cruel Master has destroyed Jane’s chance at marriage with Mr. Bingley, she rejects Mr. Darcy – even as he reluctantly proposes marriage to her. It isn’t until he saves her sister Lydia’s reputation and brings Jane and Bingley together, that Elizabeth realizes that she loves him. If he still loves her, she would be most willing to take her punishment for rejecting him – and live happily ever after.
Lissa Trevor has her stilettos firmly entrenched in the romance community. Spank Me Mr. Darcy is her debut novel from Riverdale Avenue Books. She is a frequent reader at Manhattan’s Between The Covers events, where her novellas Wild Oats and Timelash from Coliloquy’s Entwined volumes 1 & 2 have been very popular. Lissa also created an erotic story template for Coliloquy’s ValEntwined promotion that allowed readers to download a personalized ebook starring themselves and their significant other. You can find her at http://lissatrevor.wordpress.com/