Who couldn’t like a book where the main character is the “chocolate whisperer” and there is food and spa items with chocolate in them?! It was like I could almost taste it but without all those calories!
by Colette London
I liked the breezy feel of the writing style. It feels like Hayden is just chatting with the reader.It kept me guessing and a had a good plot twist at the end.
~I Wish I Lived In a Library
~I Wish I Lived In a Library
~Melina’s Book Blog
(A Chocolate Whisperer Mystery)
New Cozy Series
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington (January 27, 2015)
E-Book ASIN: B00M4ASPPG
Hayden Mundy Moore is an expert on everything chocolate, helping clients develop new products and revamp recipes until they’re irresistible. But sometimes, a dash of murder finds its way into the mix…Adrienne Dowling’s heart attack is blamed on an accidental overdose of the secret ingredient used in Lemaître Chocolates’ new line. Hayden can’t believe that conscientious Adrienne would make that mistake. And between chocolate body scrubs, cocoa mud baths, and a non-stop frenzy of chocolate-based treats, Hayden starts to suspect that she, not Adrienne, was the intended target. Finding a killer among the rival chocolatiers and potential suspects won’t just be satisfying—it might save her life.
About This Author
Colette London is the pseudonym of a best-selling novelist whose published more than three dozen books worldwide.
Visit her on the web at www.colettelondon.com, friend her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/colette.london.books, or follow her on Twitter @Colette__London
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Guest Post; 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! would like to thank author Colette London for sharing her love of chocolate with us today,
What is the difference between white chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate?
CRIMINAL CONFECTIONS by Colette London follows Hayden Mundy Moore, an expert on all things chocolate. It’s her job to help clients develop new products, revamp recipes, and make everything a little more delicious.
As a chocolate expert, Hayden knows everything there is to know about chocolate. If you’re thinking about becoming a chocolate expert yourself, here’s a quick lesson:
Chocolate comes from cocoa beans. The beans are harvested, ground-up, and then liquefied to make chocolate liquor. From here, cocoa solids and cocoa butter are formed, combining these two products differently is how different types of chocolate are created.
Dark chocolate is made from a higher percentage of cocoa solids, which gives it a bitter taste. Sugar and cocoa bean powder are also added. To be considered dark chocolate the ingredients need to be at least 70% cocoa.
Milk chocolate, as its name suggests, contains milk and a smaller percentage of cocoa solids and cocoa butter.
White chocolate doesn’t contain any cocoa solids, only cocoa butter. Its ingredients can consist of 35% cocoa at maximum. Most people don’t consider white chocolate a ‘real’ chocolate, because it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids, only the cocoa aroma from the cocoa butter.
Make sure to follow the adventures of Hayden Mundy Moore in CRIMINAL CONFECTIONS, coming February 2015.
Hayden Mundy Moore has bushwhacked through African jungles and haggled in exotic markets to find the finest cacao beans and the most flavorful blends. It’s thrilling work but rarely dangerous—until a colleague turns up dead at the exclusive chocolate-themed Lemaître resort spa in San Francisco.
Adrienne Dowling’s heart attack is blamed on an accidental overdose of the secret ingredient used in Lemaître Chocolates’ new line. Hayden can’t believe that conscientious Adrienne would make that mistake. And between chocolate body scrubs, cocoa mud baths, and a non-stop frenzy of chocolate-based treats, Hayden starts to suspect that she, not Adrienne, was the intended target. Finding a killer among the rival chocolatiers and potential suspects won’t just be satisfying—it might save her life…
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