The Coolest Thing Ever in the World

The Coolest Thing Ever in the World

No, seriously, this IS the coolest thing ever in the world.  A while back, during the Great Chocolate Hunt for top U.S. artisan chocolatiers, a Chocolate Hunter joked that she was taking truffle-making classes and would swap some hand-made truffles for an advanced copy of THE CHOCOLATE KISS.

Probably didn’t know me well enough at the time.  Some of you probably could have warned her how that joke wouldn’t get a, “Ha, ha, funny”.  No, I was on it like a duck on a june bug.  “Hoo, YEAH, I will write for chocolate.”  Yep.  In fact, that’s pretty much why I already do write.

So…I mean, I didn’t FORCE her or anything.  Not too hard.  I mean, you know, she COULD have weaseled out of it.  I only would have cried a little.

Well, a lot, but I wouldn’t have TOLD her I was sobbing.

And anyway…LOOK what came in the mail yesterday:

In the cutest little box, with chopsticks to eat them with!  But I used my fingers.

The flavors!  Tamarind…bacon…juniper…red bean and sesame!  Also, you can catch a glimpse of the note her daughter wrote to accompany them, after having helped make them.  Is that not the sweetest surprise present ever?

Then look at the contents:

Which I was already pretty excited about, but then it slowly penetrated my brain that the box was awfully DEEP, and did that mean…?

Yes, it did.

By the way, the blue background you see behind it is tousled so artistically because otherwise you can tell how wrinkled that tablecloth is.  I write books, but I do not iron or do housework, if it can possibly be put off for another year.  No, we cannot be all things to all people.

And these things taste AMAZING.  They are so good, so creamy and perfect.

So yes, it is official:  That is the coolest thing ever.  Also, yes, I am happy to trade advanced copies for chocolate like this any day.  I know perfectly well who got the good end of this bargain!

Yum, yum, yum!  Thank you, Linda and daughters!  You made my month! 🙂



  • Chanpreet

    That’s awesome! So can it be any kind of chocolate in any form? Or is it truffles in particular?

    Just making notes for when the ARCs of The Chocolate Touch are available. 😀

    December 18, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    • Chanpreet

      I know. They look delicious in the pictures, so I can only imagine what they tasted like! 🙂

      And I’m glad to know an arrangement can be made when the time comes. 😉

      December 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
      • Chanpreet

        Question. Are you allergic to anything? Just for future reference.

        December 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm
          • Chanpreet

            Get well soon!

            And I’m glad to know you have no food related allergies. 🙂

            January 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm
  • Joopdeloop

    Woot! Dang, you give really good photo to candy! My daughter’s going to be so psyched to see this (she already wants to read your book too, but I think she will have to wait til she hits double digits before I am ready to share steamy and decadent reading with her!)
    I’ve finally crossed off enough of the holiday list (presents, holiday parties, things to do before taking off from work, getting the house ready for MY MOTHER and dad to visit… The punctuation alone should indicate what that entails… Suffice it to say there were wild horses and some tractors that reinforced my puny self- discipline NOT TO TEAR INTO Chocolate Kiss) So I finally got to squeeze in one tantalizing, commuter bus-ride’s worth of reading in and -yumm- I’m feeling more than wholly satisfied at our trade. What a fabulous beginning!
    I love the idea of making bonbons for the author who has given me so much to sink my teeth into (hey maybe that’s the next level of romance-reading enlightenment! I am becoming a Buddha of a Smart Bitch!) /goes back to squeezing in reading time between holiday frenzy… Thank you again – this was so much fun!

    December 22, 2012 at 11:02 am

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