Growing up, my family's favorite New Year's tradition was sleeping in late, but my husband's family makes a special dish for the New Year called Specken Dicken, a kind of German pancake that's supposed to bring good luck during the coming year. We've combined both traditions in our household. The recipe is here if you'd like to try it. We cut the anise and graham flour back and substitute cooked bacon for the sausage. I admit I was skeptical the first time I tried it, but it's actually very good. It also goes very nicely with Mimosas:)
Guild-trained weaver Ily is furious her rival Kal, a smug yet wickedly sexy rug merchant, outsells her at every turn. She knows her magically crafted rugs are far superior to anything he can produce, but can’t compete with his charming personality.
When Kal fixes his lusty attentions on Ily, she is reluctantly aroused by his interest. She knows he desires her and against her better judgment, she wants him too. A chance encounter leads her to make him a scandalous offer: her body in exchange for enough money to leave the city. She sees their time together as a temporary erotic adventure…until Kal reveals that what he truly wants from Ily is more personal—and more dangerous—than bed play. And she must choose between taking her chance at a new life or risking it all for a man she never meant to love.
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