Chocolate Shops

March Chocolate Club: Fleurir Chocolates!

March Chocolate Club! This month, I'm trying out fellow writer Taylor Reynolds's recommendation of Fleurir Hand Grown Chocolates. (Want to make your own recommendation? Have at it! I love recs. There's a permanent page on my website of US Artisan chocolate recs, if you want...

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The Chocolate Club: Madame Chocolat

Busy tasting my box from Madame Chocolat for the "Chocolate Club". Okay, I am mildly aggrieved that my box does not actually contain any chocolate hearts. (There was a collection that showed some hearts and some others, and I thought I would try that one,...

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New Release & “Chocolate Club” Giveaway

I know you've barely recovered from THE CHOCOLATE HEART's release, but NO PLACE LIKE HOME is here! An anthology of Christmas novellas with Linda Lael Miller, Kat Martin, Mary Carter, and myself. My own contribution introduces the Rosier family of the Vie en Roses series. I...

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Behind-the-Scenes Chocolate Research

People have been emailing me trying to find the behind-the-scenes chocolate research on my site, since it's not easy to keep track of, if you weren't here when an original blog post was made. So I've organized things into one main page with links to...

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Passing on the Chocolate Karma!

GIVEAWAY WINNER = Mearl (one of the FB entries), selected by giving everyone a number and letting Random.org pick the number. (Probably the slow way of doing this, I'm thinking. At the cutting edge of technology, that's me.) Thanks for your interest! I think we...

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A Little Caramel for the Day

Working on an article for Romantic Times and thought I would share. Remember when Magalie says to Philippe in THE CHOCOLATE KISS, "Do you think I'm a pot of caramel?" This is a photo of caramel being made at Jacques Genin's in Paris, when I was...

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Christmas Chocolate Recommendations

All right, so some people were mentioning at a signing their intention to gift CHOCOLATE THIEF with a box of nice chocolates for Christmas, and I thought:  Good lord!  I can't let people go around buying chocolates without guidance, can I?  Not unless they're swearing...

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Destressing…

A recipe for pressure: 1 Weekend at the beach body-boarding for 2 days in beautiful 80-degree weather 2 Coming home to a rainy, hint-of-autumn evening and this:   3  And this:   It's all part of my Great Chocolate Hunt!  Research!  I'm putting myself out there to find the best chocolates...

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Chocolate Thief Event, photos

I've posted some photos from last night's signing/tasting/talk (now officially known as last night's Chocolate Event) at The Regulator here.  People were packed up the stairs and I hope everyone got enough chocolate!  Thank you so much to all who turned out! And a big, big...

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