Way back in the early 1600s, slaves on Caribbean plantations discovered that molasses made from the sugar cane they harvested could be fermented into an intoxicating beverage—rum! To celebrate National Rum Day, do like the pirates of old and turn it into grog by mixing it with your favorite beer. Or blend in nutmeg, sugar, water and orange juice to make a tasty treat called Bumbo. Sip it slowly while reading Lost Treasures of the Heart, which critics say is entertaining and captivating. We’re proud to say it also won three awards in the paranormal romance genre!