1 package (21 oz) Monster Mix (brownie mix)
½ cup seedless raspberry jam
2 cups fresh brains (raspberries)
3 squares (1 oz each) white chocolate, melted and cooled slightly
2 packages (8 oz each) scream cheese (cream cheese), softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 container (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Chocolate curls (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray bottom of 9×13 baker with vegetable oil spray. Prepare and bake brownie mix according to package directions. Cool completely. Spread jam onto brownie. Reserve ½ cup of the raspberries evenly over jam. In covered microwave safe dish, microwave chocolate on HIGH 1 minute; stir. Microwave an additional 30 seconds or until chocolate is completely melted when stirred; cool slightly. Meanwhile, combine scream cheese and powdered sugar in Classic 2-Qt batter bowl; mix well. Gradually whisk in melted chocolate and milk with 10” whisk. Fold in whipped topping; spread carefully over raspberries. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Cut into squares. Garnish with the reserved raspberries and chocolate curls, if desired. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.
- Yield: 15 servings.
Book 2 in the Dead Rapture trilogy
By Tera Shanley
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dystopian Romance
Publisher: Omnific Publishing/Simon & Schuster
Length: 230 pages
Romance and zombies collide in the riveting sequel to Love in the Time of the Dead.
Four years into the Dead outbreak that ended the world, Vanessa Summers has been so burned by love, she swears she will never trust a man again. But Sean Daniels, guard leader of Dead Run River, isn’t just any man. When past lovers return to the colony, things get complicated. Desperate to rid herself of the heartache, Vanessa signs up for a supply run that will test her mettle as a guard in training. Sean volunteers to lead her team, and his hungry looks say it’s more personal than professional.
Danger comes from all sides as they scavenge Dead-infested cities, and as her attraction for Sean deepens, Vanessa finds her head and heart at war with each other. He clouds her judgment, and the slightest misstep could spell disaster outside of the safety of colony gates.
A race back to the safety Dead Run River could save a teammate’s life, but trouble has been brewing back home. Laney Landry, the woman who broke Sean’s heart, is in trouble, and Vanessa must decide whether to take back the Denver colony beside the man she’s falling in love with, or bow out of an attraction that terrifies her.
Tera Shanley writes in sub-genres that stretch from Paranormal Romance, to Historic Western Romance, to Apocalyptic (zombie) Romance. The common theme? She loves love. A self-proclaimed bookworm, she was raised in small town Texas and could often be found decorating a table at the local library. She currently lives in Dallas with her husband and two young children and when she isn’t busy running around after her family, she’s writing a new story or devouring a good book. Any spare time is dedicated to chocolate licking, rifle slinging, friend hugging, and the great outdoors. For more information about Tera and her work, visit www.terashanley.com.