Liquor & Lit: Giddy-Up

Liquor & Lit: Giddy-Up

Hey fellow fans of everything paranormal.  It’s Trim and Julka coming back this week with another great drink!  If you tried F’d Up Revenge last week and came back for more, can we just say…this drink and book will knock your boots off!

dannika-dark-two-minutesThis week we chose to pair a shot with a book of USA Today Bestselling author, Dannika Dark.  If you haven’t given this Indie author a try, we highly recommend it.  We LOVE her books, especially the Seven Series.  In the Seven Series, she pairs wolf shifters with saucy heroines and the combinations are explosive.  These books take place in Austin, Texas and we love everything Texas, which is no surprise given that we live there.

In her latest novel, Two Minutes, Dannika brings back a favorite character.  After years of living abroad, Maizy returns home to the only family she's ever known–a pack of wolves. When she confronts her childhood watchdog to see where they stand, his resentment leaves her uncertain about where she really belongs.

Behind Denver's charming smile is a tragic past–one that's made his wolf savage and unpredictable. Only Maizy has been able to tame that darkness, and when they're reunited after many years apart, he no longer sees a child he once protected. She's captivating and intelligent–a woman with the world at her fingertips and two suitors offering more than he ever could.

Torn between two worlds, Maizy must choose how her fairy tale ends. Tragedy, murder, passion, and imprisonment all collide with a heart-stopping twist.

“You must decide how your fairy tale will end, little one. With a love that could be fleeting and hurt you in the end, or with a man who will give you your heart’s desire.”

As we said earlier, this book takes place in Texas and what is Texas famous for?  Tequila!  Lots and lots of tequila.  What’s that saying?  What doesn’t Tequila makes you stronger.  But, be warned, drink too many Giddy-Ups and you might end up six feet under.

Giddy-UpDenver and Maizy’s youth and exuberance for one another made a shot the obvious choice.  Both are dare-devils, willing to try anything.  Maizy is optimistic and a dreamer, the picture of sweet innocence, which is why we included Hypnotiq in this shot.  Denver’s fun-loving exterior hides a beast with bite, kinda like tequila.  Um, and it really is all about the tequila.  Everyone has their favorite brand whether it’s Patron or Herradura or Milagro.  Our favorite happens to be Camarena Silver.  Add a splash of lime to this combo and next thing you know, you’ll be galloping around the room shouting, “Giddy-Up!

2 oz. Hypnotiq
1 oz. Tequila
Splash of Lime

Following the heart of her characters, we recommend pairing the shots with spicy chicken wings or chips and salsa.  The spicier the better in our opinions because it ain’t hot enough unless you’re breaking a sweat.  The night we made these drinks we gorged on bacon wrapped, stuffed jalapenos.  And, when it was all said and done, we were wringing out our shirts and jumping in the pool to cool off!

If you try this drink and are craving more, we’ll be back next week.  In the meantime, download this thrilling romance that will make you believe that love always finds a way.

We hope you have as much fun tasting this little bit of liquid loveliness as much as we did making it.  ENJOY!


T & J



Alcoholic drinks are intended for responsible adults of legal drinking age.
And, as always, we ask that you


bren tami bbqBrenda (right) is a Southern California girl and Tami (left) grew up in Georgia, but their life journeys led them both to Texas and one another. They became fast friends and now refer to one another as their BFF (Best Fucking Friend). Neither Brenda nor Tami grew up writing stories or dreaming of one day being authors, but that changed when they shared a joint dream of creating a world filled with dangerously handsome supernaturals.  Now, six books later, they have more book ideas than there are hours in the day.

Check out all the details on their steamy series here.  Follow on Twitter here or discover their books on Amazon here and here!

Emma Edwards

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