Books and Booze: Sharon Bayliss, The Charge


The Blue Storm Cocktail

Today, Texas author Sharon Bayliss drops in with a cocktail pairing for her electric new novel The Charge.  In her words:

Inspired by the famous New Orleans Hurricane, I created the Blue Storm, an equally intoxicating concoction with the electric blue quality of the blue storms from The Charge. Drink up! But be warned, much like the real Hurricane, this drink will wash you up. And much like a blue storm, it may cause excessive sweating, visions of the past, and lightning bolts shooting from your hands. But, it’s yummy.

Blue Storm Recipe

  • 2 oz light rum
  • 1 oz 151 proof rum (optional)
  • 8 oz 7-Up® soda
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz blue curacao

Shake all ingredients except 151-proof rum in a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a tall glass and float the 151-proof rum on top (optional). Serve with a lime wedge.

About The Storm

The Charge Sharon Bayliss

When King of the Texas Empire kidnaps Warren’s brother, Warren embarks into a still Wild West to save him. On his journey, he makes a discovery that changes his life forever-he and his brother are long-lost members of the Texas royal family and the King wants them both dead. He gets help from an activist Texan named Lena, who’s itching to take on the King and happens to be a beautiful firecracker Warren can’t stay away from. Convincing her he’s not one of the bad guys becomes harder when a mysterious energy stirs in his body, turninghis brain into a hive of emotions and memories-not all his own. A legacy of violence is not all he inherited from the brutal Kings of Texas. The myth that the royal family possesses supernatural powers may not be myth at all. Gone are the days when choosing a major was a big deal. Now Warren must save his brother and choose whether or not to be King, follow a King, or die before he can retire his fake ID.

You can pick up a copy of The Charge on Amazon and other online retailers.

About Sharon Bayliss

Sharon BaylissSharon Bayliss is a native of Austin, Texas and works her day job in the field of social work. When she’s not writing, she enjoys living in her “happily-ever-after” with her husband and two young sons. She can be found eating Tex-Mex on patios, wearing flip-flops, and playing in the mud (which she calls gardening). You can connect with Sharon at and

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