Bon Appétit and a Book with Marie Ferrarella



The 250th Book by USA Today Bestselling Author

Marie Ferrarella


When Elizabeth Shelton finds her boss murdered, her life is thrown into turmoil. But nothing shocks her more than learning she’s pregnant by the victim’s son. She kept her attraction to mogul Whit Adair hidden for years before their one-night tryst—and now she must keep another secret. When the killer targets her next, Whit goes from her one-time lover to her full-time bodyguard. Taking her to his ranch for safekeeping, Whit discovers the truth about the baby. He offers his protection, but Elizabeth wants more—his love. For his child and its mother, he’ll do anything—even take down a murderer.

Bon Appétit and a Book with Marie Ferrarella

Marizpan Cake

So far, I have never met anyone who passed up a slice—or 4.”

-Marie Ferrarella



1 (18.25 ounce) package moist white (or yellow) cake mix

1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

¾ cup of vegetable oil

¾ cup of Amaretto

4 eggs

½ cup of almond slivers

1 tube of almond paste (marzipan)




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 10 inch bundt pan with Pam (with flour)


  1. Cut almond paste into approximately 14 slices, then put into blender (or something that resembles a coffee bean grinder) (Ninja puts out a small one that is fantastic). Object is to break up the slices into tiny pieces to distribute the flavor throughout the cake.


  1. In medium bowl combine all the above ingredients then beat with an electric mixer for 5 minutes.


  1. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes (insert knife in center, cake is done when knife comes out clean) Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes, then invert and remove cake from pan (with luck!). Let cake cool completely, then drizzle with powder sugar.


  1. Enjoy.



Praise for Marie Ferrarella

“The characters are fascinating and will leave readers eager to hear their stories.” –RT Book Reviews

“The writing is fantastic and keeps the reader engaged throughout the entire story.”–Harlequin Junkie

“She has a genuine knack for keeping the reader interested and involved in the characters and their emotional feelings.”–Fresh Fiction



About the author:

FerreraProlific romance author MARIE FERRARELLA swears she was born writing, “which must have made the delivery especially hard for my mother.”

From an early age, Marie’s parents would find her watching television or tucked away in some private place, writing at a furious pace. “Initially, I began writing myself into my favorite shows. I was a detective on 77 Sunset Strip, the missing Cartwright sibling they never talked about on Bonanza, and the Girl from U.N.C.L.E. before there was a Girl from U.N.C.L.E., not to mention an active participant in the serialized stories on The Mickey Mouse Club.

Born in West Germany of Polish parents, she came to America when she was four years of age. For an entire year, Marie and her family explored the eastern half of the country before finally settling in New York. It was there that she was to meet the man she would marry, truly her first love. Marie was only 14 when she first laid eyes on her future husband, Charles Ferrarella.










By Marie Ferrarella

Harlequin Presents; February

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