Love & Rum in Paradise

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I am so ready to celebrate.

After the Island, the first standalone book in my Seven Winds series, goes on sale tomorrow! And, oh, I can’t wait for you to dive into Sadie and Jack’s romance.  A tropical paradise, a desire that’s been building for years, a forbidden kiss, and the promise of so much more…once Sadie and Jack arrive on the island things quickly go from suggestive to salacious. That is what cabanas and infinity pools are for, right?!

I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the book’s launch than with an island-inspired cocktail. Cause what’s better than sipping a cool beverage while enjoying a steamy read? (Except maybe doing both on a tropical island. Is that where you are…? Dude, no fair.)


There’s a part in the book where a coconut cutting demonstration gets a little more up-close and personal than Sadie would like, but the scene gave me the inspiration for a coconut-rum cocktail: Coconut Crush (recipe below).

Hope you enjoy! Wishing you lots of happy sipping & steamy reading!! xoxo, Katy

Check out an excerpt from After the Island.

After the Island on Amazon.

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Coconut Crush (modified from a recipe on

Makes 1 cocktail

  • handful of fresh mint leaves, thoroughly washed
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz coconut milk
  • Splash of club soda
  1. Muddle the mint, lime juice & sugar together in a glass.
  2. Stir in rum & coconut milk.
  3. Add ice. Top with club soda (or Sprite, if you want it sweeter)
  4. Garnish with mint leaves & lime slices.
  5. Enjoy!

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