Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Book Review: Dangerously Dark by Colette London

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Kensington books, via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

This new book is set to release later this month!

Dangerously Dark cover


Synopsis:

Chocolate-whisperer Hayden Mundy Moore has just arrived in Portland, Oregon, where she's about to scarf soufflés and sip cacao-based cocktails at her friend's engagement party. Fresh from nabbing her first candy-covered killer, the last thing Hayden wants to do is mix her love of chocolate with criminal mischief again. But then the groom-to-be turns up dead before beginning his renowned Chocolate-After-Dark tour. . .
Hayden's friends insist that Declan's death was a freak accident, but she knows there's no mistaking the bitter aftertaste of homicide. In the midst of habañero hot chocolate and mocha-chunk gelato, a choco-crazed killer waits to strike again. Hayden will need to use more than her extraordinarily gifted taste buds to bring this murderer to justice, but she just might have bitten off more than she can chew in the process. . 


Excerpt:

Read the first THREE chapters on Colette's website!

Review:

This is the follow up to the first book in the series, Criminal Confections, which I adored, so I knew I had to read this one, as soon as I saw it was available for review! This is a fun book that will take you back to your college days, where everything seems possible when you first are on your own, and dreaming up new ideas is half the fun. The book is set in Portland, and it is perfect for the bright stars in the Cartorama family, and their unique spins on the foods they offer. Do NOT read this book on an empty stomach, as you will be craving anything chocolate while reading it!

Once again we get a nicely woven mystery that is perfect for reading by the fire, or as a guilty pleasure while the kids are away at school- I finished it in one reading! The bonus recipes in the back will have you running to the kitchen to cook! I love this series and you will too! it would be a great gift idea with chocolate and a recipe book for your bestie for her birthday or Christmas! So be sure to check it out as soon as it comes out! 


Bonus Recipe:
This is the perfect recipe for bridging the gap between Summer and Fall, with the best of both worlds!


Chocolate Stout Affogato

Ingredients:

1 scoop coffee ice cream
1 shot (2 oz.) hot espresso, freshly brewed
1.5 oz. chocolate liqueur, such as Godiva Mocha
1/2 c. Guiness stout beer, preferably chocolate stout

Directions:

Place the ice cream in a glass. Pour the espresso, chocolate liqueur, and stout over the top. Serve immediately.

About the Author:


Colette London is the pseudonym of a best-selling novelist who’s published more than three dozen books worldwide. Her Chocolate Whisperer series kicked off with Criminal Confections (available now!), continued with this book, and continues with The Semisweet Hereafter in October 2016. 
Find Colette on Facebook, follow her @ Twitter, check out her Pinterest board, or circle her on Google+ today!

2 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed the first one! Thanks for sharing excerpts and the recipe!

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  2. My sister is the one who is a big reader, I will let her know about this one

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