The Chocolate Book Tag Challenge

I’ve been invited to join The Chocolate Book Tag Challenge by the lovely author Maria Savva. You can find her post here https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6345038-the-chocolate-book-tag-challenge Thank you for tagging me, Maria! J

Books and chocolate goes hand in hand in my opinion. Anyone that knows me know that I’m utterly addicted to both chocolate and books and I do not intent to give up any of those addictions.

The rules are that you should choose between 6-8 chocolate bars or types of chocolate and link them to books you think they might be a good accompaniment for.

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Dark chocolate with chili:

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Perspectives by Maria Savva, Dacia Helle and photographer Martin David Porter is definitely like dark chocolate with chili. The stories start out like sweet dark chocolate and then suddenly the bite of the chili appears.

Yummy!

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Swiss Chocolate truffles:

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Charity Parkersons A Secure Heart

These four stories in one book makes me think of chocolate truffles from Switzerland. They draw you in and doesn’t let go until the bowl is empty…ups…I mean until the book is finished.

Each a decadent bite of bliss.

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Milk chocolate covered sweet licorice dusted in licorice powder:

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Ben Ditmars Night Poems was one of the first poetry books I have ever read.

I devoured the book of darkness, love and hope the same way I devour those delicious licorice chocolate spheres.

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Kinder bonbon:

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The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

This book is one of my favorite books of all time and I vividly remember reading it while eating those delicious kinder bonbons. It will forever be a piece of my childhood that I often return to.

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Summerbird chocolate:

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I couldn’t just choose one Harry Potter book, so I simply chose them all, which led me to choose mixed Summerbird chocolate. There is darkness, sweetness, bitterness, power, fluffy fun, champange love and surprises around every corner.

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Well I think I deserve a piece of chocolate now.

While I’m stuffing my face with all that chocolate goodness I’m going to tag my friend Kim Stapf.

She is an awesome Indie author supporter and reviewer.

You can find her reviews here http://kimpitbull123.wordpress.com/

She is also a photographer http://blackrose789.wordpress.com/

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Here is the link to some of the other Chocolate Book Tag Challenge participants:

Author/Poet Ben Ditmars:

 http://niceoldspice.blogspot.dk/2014/05/the-chocolate-book-tag-challenge.html

Author Susan Buchanan:

http://susancbuchanan.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-chocolate-book-tag-challenge.html 

Aside

Charity Parkerson stops by to tell you about her fabulous new book.

It earned 5 awesome stars from me.

Unsurpassed

By

Charity Parkerson

 

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Blurb:

 

Book 1 in the No Rival series

Aubree is infatuated with two men, Max and Ryan. The two former Marines have been her close friends ever since she made her first misguided attempt at joining their kickboxing classes. When the pair invites her to join them at a weekend party thrown by Drew, a famous MMA champion, she has no idea what they have in mind. After spending one hot ménage night with the pair, Aubree learns the men’s intentions are not all about her. Feeling betrayed, Aubree turns to Drew who is also tugging at her heart. She must choose between the two men who have been the center of her fantasies, and the one man who could make all her dreams come true.

Inside Scoop: This sexy tale includes a ménage and male/male encounters that may leave you wishing for an alpha male fighter of your own.
A Romantica contemporary erotic romance from 
Ellora’s Cave Publishing

 

Buy Links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/unsurpassed.html

 

Excerpt:

 

Leaning against the cool wood of the hotel room door, she met his stare trying hard not to smile like an idiot.

“This was fun.”

Drew’s eyes flashed. “If you ask nicely, I’ll let you take me to bed.”

She shook her head at his antics. “What if I’m not feeling especially nice?”

Drew brushed his hand over her hip. “You’re right. You do feel naughty,” he agreed. Holding her stare, he bent closer, giving her time to protest his advance. The door opened at Aubree’s back. If she hadn’t hit the solid wall of Max’s chest, she might have ended up sprawled across the floor. Tilting back her head, she took note of the angry expression on Max’s face before switching her gaze back to Drew. His eyes danced with humor as he mouthed, “Denied,” and Aubree slapped her hand over her mouth to smother her giggles.

“Have a nice night, Drew.” Drew ignored Max’s snarling words.

“May I see you again?”

“I’d like that,” she answered without hesitation. Max growled. At the sound, Drew flashed him a cocky grin before giving her a wicked version of it and turning away. As soon as he moved out of the doorway, Max slammed it closed, focusing his ire on her. She’d never seen him truly angry before now. She laughed nervously.

“Are you drunk?”

“No,” she answered, incredulous. “I’ve had two glasses of champagne all night.”

“Your face is flushed.”

Aubree shrugged. “I’m happy. I had a good time.”

Max prowled toward her. The hard set of his jaw caused a flutter of desire to run through her. “Did you forget who you came here with?”

Unable to think of a single retort, she shrugged again. “I’m young and single. Why shouldn’t I enjoy myself?”

Max’s eyes flashed dangerously. His tone had a bite to it when he spoke. “You are not single.”

 

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Author Bio:

 

Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
Connect with her online:

–Website: http://www.charityparkerson.com

–Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson

http://www.facebook.com/TheMenofSin

–Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CharityParkerso

 

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Unsurpassed By Charity Parkerson #NewRelease

“Chained by Desire” release tour.

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Blurb:

Not good enough for heaven but not bad enough to burn, Kylie has a slight problem. She’s dead and trapped between the realms.

Left with no options, she follows Detective Liam Stone on the hunt for her killer. Death has left Kylie invisible but does nothing to dampen her desire for the sexy detective. Instead, it  gives her the freedom to do as she pleases with his body, and what a delicious body it is.

Liam’s determined to solve Kylie’s case but as the clues uncover an underground world of demonic torture and pacts, Liam must face his own secrets or the flames of passion won’t be the only ones the couple will have to face.

Inside Scoop: Parts of this tale are graphically violent, but other parts might leave you drooling for a ghost or a demon of your own. Look out for the brief but hot F/F scenes in the bedroom and the shower.

A Romantica® horror erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

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Excerpt: 

She died on this corner. It seemed strange it would be right here where she caught the bus each morning and evening. She couldn’t recall why she had been there at that exact time but it didn’t change the outcome. She was dead.

She had been brought up to believe things would be different when this day came. There would be light, trumpets…peace. Kylie had none of those things. Instead, she stood looking down at her lifeless body in shock. Maybe this is what happens when you’re murdered. That thought lingered on the outer rim of her disbelief.

“At least my nails still look good,” she said tilting her head to get a better look at the rounded pink tips she’d gotten done the day before. At her statement, the man hovering over her empty shell lifted her hand from the ground and inspected her nails.

“It doesn’t look as if she tried to defend herself.”

No shit Sherlock, she thought with a roll of her eyes. She craned her neck attempting to get a better look at the man’s face. He was big and rugged looking, as if he hadn’t shaved in at least a week. The beginnings of a dark beard covered his chin but in a harsh contrast to his dark hair, his eyes were a light blue almost exactly the same shade as the sky. He was a sexy one she realized with a pang of regret for the life she had lost.

“Thank God I wore my good panties.”

He lifted her skirt. “Underwear’s still in place. She doesn’t appear to have been raped.”

“Put that down you dirty little bastard. Sheesh! Who is this guy?” He dropped the material and smoothed it down over her knees. It was a sad day when a girl ended up murdered on a street corner and couldn’t even hold onto her modesty afterward. Damn, why hadn’t someone as sexy as him wanted to check out her girly bits while she’d still been able to enjoy it? Typical.

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Author bios:

Image Charity Parkerson is an award winning and multi-published author with Ellora’s Cave Publishing, Midnight Books, and Punk & Sissy Publications. Born with no filter from her brain to her mouth, she decided to take this odd quirk and insert it in her characters.

*2013 Readers’ Favorite Award Winner
*2013 Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
*ARRA Finalist for Favorite Paranormal Romance
*Five-time winner of The Mistress of the Darkpath
*Named one of the top 10 best books by an Indie author in 2011- Paranormal Reads Reviews
*Best Paranormal Romance of 2012- Paranormal Reads Reviews
Connect with her online:

–Website: charityparkerson.com
–Facebook: facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson
facebook.com/TheMenofSin
–Twitter: twitter.com/CharityParkerso

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Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story, Balloon Wishes.

Borrowed Wings, has received the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Memories won first place in the 1st WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Tilting at Windmills and Words.

Slowly Drowning won second place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her poetry book, My Words into the Beyond.

Sir Galahad Comes to the Rescue won third place in the 3rd WSBR International Poetry Contest. This poem may be found in her book of poetry, Ramblings and Dreams.

Her collection of poetry, Fireflies, won 2013 Turning Pages Poetry Book of the Year.

She has been writing for over forty-five years. She lives in Tennessee with her husband of over forty years. She has two grown daughters and four grandchildren.

She writes sweet romances, horror, inspirational, picture books and poetry. There are several projects in various stages of completion and there are always characters and stories waiting for their chance to finally get out of her head and onto paper.

Please come and visit me at

http://www.facebook.com/regina.puckett1

http://reginapuckettsbooks.weebly.com/index.html

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/154116.Regina_Puckett

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“Secured Secret” Book Two: “Secured Heart” series

From Award Winning Author, Charity Parkerson

A quick trip to the store for some chocolate therapy, and a fateful encounter with a few gorgeous men, shakes up F.B.I. Agent Genie Cook’s once secure life.

Buy links

Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Secured-Secret-Heart-Charity-Parkerson-ebook/dp/B00HY4WI3M/ref=sr_1_31?ie=UTF8&qid=1390318361&sr=8-31&keywords=charity+parkerson

Amazon.co.uk:

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Author links

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/charityparkerson

Twitter: @CharityParkerso

Websitehttp://www.charityparkerson.com

“Secured Undercover” Book 1: “Secured Heart” series

From Award Winning Author, Charity Parkerson:

Fashion Designer Flower Calloway’s next big show could make her famous all over the world. However, when she meets the sexy security team who’s in charge of keeping the high-dollar fashion safe, she ends up uncovering a few secrets that could break her heart.

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Buy links

Amazon.com:

http://www.amazon.com/Secured-Undercover-Heart-Charity-Parkerson-ebook/dp/B00HYEM5NU/ref=sr_1_36?ie=UTF8&qid=1390264735&sr=8-36&keywords=charity+parkerson

Amazon.co.uk:

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Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charityparkerson

Twitter: @CharityParkerso

Website: http://www.charityparkerson.com

Cover Reveal of Tasting Temptation by Charity Parkerson

“It was a yearning, a craving so intense that the desire nearly brought me to my knees.

There was a flavor heavy on my tongue. I savored the temptation. It tasted like Gideon.”

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Cover Art designed by: http://aeternumdesigns.com/

Copyright © 2013 Charity Parkerson

–Warning: This book contains graphic depictions of sexual activity including oral sex and masturbation. It is intended for mature audiences not offended by explicit representations of sexual activity between consenting adults.

Gideon looked down at his soiled shirt and winced before tugging it over his head, leaving his chest bare. He tossed the shirt in the general direction of the living room, but Skylar didn’t bother to look in order to see where it landed. Her gaze was locked onto his body and she was making a valiant attempt not to swallow her tongue. God had obviously been in a very good mood the day he created Gideon, she thought as she sent up kudos to God. Skylar had no clue what his better idea was, but she liked it already. “I think we should have sex.” Skylar felt like a deer in headlights and the only thing she could think to say was, “Why?” The look he gave her at the question was priceless. It was a mixture of confused, surprised, and amused, as if he anticipated every reaction in the world but the one she gave. If she was being honest, her response surprised her too. If she could have envisioned this moment, she was sure she would have been jumping on his back and dry humping him before he knew what hit him. “What do you mean why?” he asked, but without waiting for an answer, he said, “Because you’re beautiful and I want you. Because we’re both adults and you want me too.” She couldn’t call him a liar. Gideon linked his fingers behind his head, scrubbing it hard as if the frustration was becoming too much. Skylar’s mouth watered in response. Every line of his stomach flexed and hardened at the motion. She couldn’t look away. Something almost animalistic grew inside of her as she stared at his body. He belonged to her, damn it, and she would not give him up. She was the one who drooled over him and fantasized about him at night. Other women might do the same, but she was willing to bet all her worldly possessions that no one wanted him as badly as she did. Maybe he was out of her league and most likely he would ruin her for all other men, but by God, he’d remember her fondly, and then she would take those memories to keep her warm at night after he was gone.

Find out what happens next….

Buy links:

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Tasting-Temptation-Charity-Parkerson-ebook/dp/B00DEU6PUW/ref=sr_1_28?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1384283821&sr=1-28&keywords=charity+parkerson

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Contact:

Twitter: @CharityParkerso

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorCharityParkerson

Website: http://www.charityparkerson.com