Books and Booze: Sharon Bayliss, The Charge


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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