Christine d’Abo on Working It ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

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Title: Working It
Author: Christine d’Abo
Publisher: Riptide
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Gay, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Romance
Release Date: 02/06/2017


Nolan Carmichael is getting a fresh start—new career, new company, new life. The only problem is, he liked his old life just fine . . . until an accident robbed him of his health, his job, his self-confidence, and his ability to go out in public without having anxiety attacks.

Zack Anderson has scared away his last four executive assistants. So when he hires Nolan on a whim, he’s not too worried, since Nolan will be gone within the week anyway. Two weeks later, Nolan has made himself indispensable, completely reforming Zack’s schedule, life . . . and libido.

But in a company already torn by internal politics, one wrong step could ruin both their careers. And not only are they working to reopen Ringside Gym, Zack’s retreat when he was a troubled teen, but they also can’t help themselves falling for each other. If only the rest of their lives could go as smoothly as things do when they’re alone together.

Banana Bread

Hello my name is Christine d’Abo and I’m an erotic romance author of both het and LGBTQ stories. Thank you so much for having me here today, and giving me an opportunity to talk about my upcoming M/M romance novel, WORKING IT.

I have a small problem when it comes to writing. I love to eat baked goods, especially when I’m under a deadline. One of the things that got me through WORKING IT, was some wonderful chocolate chip banana bread.

I get most of my recipes from All Recipes. Com, and if you haven’t visited this site and you love to find new and tasty takes on old favorites, I recommend you visit this site. This is where I’ve picked up this easy and excellent banana bread. To see the complete recipe, please visit the original site here.


1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or to taste
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan, preferably glass
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Stir bananas, milk, and cinnamon in another bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a third bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs to butter mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir banana mixture into butter mixture. Stir in dry mixture until blended. Fold in chocolate chips until just combined. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 70 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!


Working It on Goodreads
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

Local Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Working It, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide Publishing credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on February 11, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!

About the Author

A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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14 thoughts on “Christine d’Abo on Working It ~ Guest Blog Local Giveaway

  1. Congratulations on your new release Christine. And thank you for the recipe. I don’t like banana, but I can sure make this for my dad, who loves it.
    tankie44 at gmail dot com

  2. Oh! I’m not very good at baking, but I’ll certainly try that recipe. Thank you, Christine.

  3. I usually make a lot of banana nut bread in the summer (i know why bake in the summer, it gets so hot!) because bananas ripen way too quickly. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Oh.My! Banana bread? (You had to ask?!) Yes, please! I love it. Though I admit that I haven’t eaten a chocolate chip one.

    It reminds me of the times when I used to drop by in the Department store to buy a banana bread before I go home. Thanks for the recipe! I know people with a sweet tooth out there found this awesome. ‘Cause I did. ^_^

    Thanks for coming by to Prism Book Alliance, Christine! <3


  5. Thank you for sharing your book and the website for! I can’t wait to browse through the site. I am really looking forward to starting Working It soon!
    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

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