Hey all! Hope you’re enjoying the cooling weather. Fall tends to drop on Minnesota heavy and hard, and then segue into Winter far too quickly. Went for a brisk walk this morning, but it’s supposed to warm up by the weekend. Gotta suck in all that sunshine while I can!
So I’ve had in mind to change the title for The Chocoholic’s Guide To Getting It On for some time now. One: because it is a mouthful. Two: because it is not some weird sex manual. Three: because I can. Four: with Michele Renae now writing for Harlequin Romance I wanted to update the Renae backlist.
So I give to you: Lust and Chocolate! And also I wanted to redesign the cover. I love the original cover, but I wanted this time around to be more like the trendy rom/com covers that are currently on bookstore shelves. This is a rom/com. It’s chick lit. It’s a fun, sexy romance. With bossa nova and bullets! I had contemplated calling it Bossa Nova and Bullets but…eh, probably not.
So the story remains the same. Nothing has changed inside the cover. Only the title and the cover art. So if you haven’t picked this story up yet, I do hope you’ll give it a go. It’s currently for sale digitally at Amazon and B&N, and I hope to get the paperback up within the week.
Food journalist and chocoholic, Melanie Peters, lands a plum assignment for the top-rated Sexology website: Uncover what makes Sommer Chocolates so lust-worthy. Determined to get her hands on the coveted bonbons despite a year-long waitlist, she camps out on the doorstep of the world-famous chocolatier whose creations are reportedly “better than sex”. Melanie has never been satisfied by a man—but chocolate never lets her down.
Maksim von Sommer has recently gone from international playboy to castle-bound recluse. He’s fending off loan sharks, and licking his wounds after a disastrous romance. Rumor has it he’s lost his sweet touch—the famous S Chocolate has disappeared from his signature bonbon collection. Maks can’t leave his castle without tripping over reporters. Or make that, one intrepid reporter.
Maks is intrigued when he realizes the woman who spent a rainy night on his doorstep has literally written the book on the craft chocolate process he is secretly studying. Melanie’s on a mission to uncover the source of Sommer Chocolates’ appeal. Is it the bonbons? Or will the sexy chocolatier teach her that the sensual indulgences are even more exciting than tasty sweets?