This new book is set to release later this month!
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. .
Read the first THREE chapters on Colette's website!
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!
This is the perfect recipe for bridging the gap between Summer and Fall, with the best of both worlds!
Chocolate Stout Affogato
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
Place the ice cream in a glass. Pour the espresso, chocolate liqueur, and stout over the top. Serve immediately.