Friday, November 18, 2011

1 Night Stand Blog Tour - Mary Quast

With two months of holiday upon us, meals become important; not just for nourishment and friendly gatherings but also for

Most romantic evenings involve food. To share a meal together is an intimate act in itself. Meals are an important “tool” in romance. A carefully selected menu will sweep that special someone off his or her feet.

If the meal is served in public this give the couple a chance to be intimate in a safe environment while exploring each other’s compatibility. Eating in public gives the couple an easy out in case chemistry doesn’t happen.

If a meal is prepared by a person in a private setting this may be an opportunity to show off cuisine skills by creating a Seduction Dinner; a menu full of romance, candle light, soft music, bottle of wine and aphrodisiacs.

Sharing a meal is meant to stimulate the senses. Have fun during a meal; pick foods than can be fed to each other. Try to sneak in some foods with aphrodisiac properties. Who knows? Maybe you’ll have fun after the meal, too.

Romantic Meals Fact
Libidos are affected by diets. Incorporate any of these ingredients into your romantic meal to get into the mood a bit faster:
• Figs can boost libido.
• Curry is shown to make sexual organs more sensitive.
• Asparagus may make your urine smell, but it also helps with histamine production, which men and women need for orgasms.


In the1NS book Handcuffs & Silk my characters Hunter and Steph meet to “break the ice” over dinner. What they eat, how they enjoy the food and drink, the fragrances around them all add to the pleasure of the experience as well as add to the anticipation of their erotic one night stand.


A hostess quickly found them a discreet table. Hunter pulled the chair out for Steph. When he sat down, she reached across the table and with a beautiful smile, gave his arm a squeeze. A simple gesture causing his senses to wake.

Images of placing food on that delicate tongue excited him. “I’m new in town. What’s the best on the menu?”

“Well, you’re in the right place. If you like beef, they have the best filet mignon with a mushroom and wine sauce. Oh, and get the garlic and thyme-roasted asparagus to go with it. To die for.”

“Sounds superb!” He smiled. “I’m sure you have something in mind for dessert.”

“Ignite-the-Flames-of-My-Desire Bananas Foster.”


“That’s the name of the dessert.” Steph’s laugh rolled over him like a warm wave. “It’s rich with rum, creamy, and spicy with cinnamon. The waiter actually sets it on fire.”

“Hmmm... sensual.”

Enjoy the holiday with this romantic dessert

Ignite the Flames of My Desire Bananas Foster

It's rum-rich, creamy, and spicy with cinnamon. Also, the flames are sorta sexy (this works especially well if your man is a pyromaniac), as is the sensual combination of cold and hot, making it a great romantic meal idea if you want a sensual dessert.


1/4 C. butter
1 C. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
4 bananas
1/4 C. dark rum
1/4 C. banana liqueur
vanilla ice cream

Cut peeled bananas in half lengthwise, then halve each length. Set aside.
In a large skillet combine butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon over med-low heat. Stir until sugar dissolves.
Add bananas. Saute, stirring gently, until banana pieces begin to cook and brown slightly.
Pour in dark rum and banana liqueur. Heat through, about 30 seconds to one minute.
Tilt skillet slightly. Using a long-handled lighter, ignite the rum and liqueur. Shake gently to spread the flames.
When flames have subsided, serve one banana (4 pieces) with one or two scoops of ice cream, to taste. Spoon over lots of warm sauce. Serve before it melts.
Serves 2-4 depending on pigginess factor.

When Romance author and Artist Mary Quast is not busy writing contemporary romance novels, erotic novelettes, and short stories, Mary doles out sensual tips and yummy eye candy on her blog “Romantic Interludes” where her Thursday Thirteen lists have earned the nickname of “Dr. Ruth of the Blog World”. She also can be found lecturing college classes on the importance of Journal writing.
Visit Mary's website  or her blog


elaing8 said...

Great post. That recipe looks yummy.
Handcuffs & Silk does too :) Sounds like a great book.Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Okay..... Please please please please please please include me in!!!!!! This sounds like my kind of book and believe me I have had that dessert in New Orleans where they make it the best... and it is flipping awesome!!!!!
Thanks for the chance!