Chocolate Rose

The Chocolate Rose, New Cover

Yay! We have a new cover for THE CHOCOLATE ROSE!   And some of you will be happy to see that we are keeping the original title. Why? Well, we ran some marketing tests with various titles suggested. (Your jaw is dropping that I know how to...

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The Chocolate Rose in Indonesia

The Chocolate Rose goes to Indonesia! I love this "old stamp" look that Bentang Pustaka is doing with the latest books in this series. It makes me want to pack up a trunk and catch an ocean liner to far-off places. How about you? ...

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The Chocolate Rose=FREE this week!

Just a quick note to make sure everyone knows that THE CHOCOLATE ROSE is FREE this week on Amazon, Kobo, GooglePlay, and iTunes. And THANKS so much for everyone who helped it hit #2 overall on Amazon and #1 in Romance and Women's Fiction. I...

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BIG BASTILLE DAY GIVEAWAY!

Okay, I'm super excited about this giveaway. If you've managed to get an advanced copy of THE CHOCOLATE TOUCH, you'll have seen a certain key scene using caramels. Those caramels were inspired by these caramels, from Jacques Genin's in Paris. And I brought back a box for...

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Dal Nirvana

Some time ago, I promised to share my own recipe for dal, in honor of THE CHOCOLATE ROSE. (If you've read it, you'll know why. If you haven't read it, can I just mention that Gabriel is one of my favorite characters? Hint, hint.) I was...

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Haut de Cagnes

House-sitter=check. Pet food laid in=check. Clothes brought up to Paris-grade=Sigh. Somehow even after more than a decade of doing it, I never manage to get this one down. And what's with the 60 degree highs in Provence & Italy people? That throws all my packing off. I'm...

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Rose Salt in Nice, Just Because

In my continuing efforts to give you occasional glimpses of the actual world of THE CHOCOLATE ROSE and the Vie en Roses series, I give you rose salt at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, just because . . . is that not gorgeous? All right,...

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A Window on Provence

I thought you guys might have fun seeing occasional glimpses of the real places in the South of France that helped form the world in THE CHOCOLATE ROSE.  In the Roses series, only Grasse and Nice are cities that you can find on a map,...

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CHOCOLATE ROSE giveaway!

We're doing a giveaway of 5 copies of THE CHOCOLATE ROSE over on Dear Author. Print or ebook! I also share how I came to write it and publish it, and might wax on a tad too long, but you can always scroll straight down...

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Gabriel Delange, take one?

Donna Kauffman offers up her candidate for the role of Gabriel Delange, in a certain scene from THE CHOCOLATE ROSE. She has a whole harem of hot man photos over there! Which immediately begs the question--why the heck don't I? What was *I* doing when...

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