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No Place Like Home Giveaway!

Today we’re giving away a copy of my upcoming Christmas anthology NO PLACE LIKE HOME. This anthology includes not only stories by Linda Lael Miller, Kat Martin, and Mary Carter, but my own ROSE IN WINTER, about the oldest of the Rosier cousins (La Vie en Roses series). Raoul Rosier is a bit of a wolf at the door, let’s just say that…

A 24-hour giveaway! Ends Saturday 7 am EST. The book itself is in stores December 3!

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Reveal! THE CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION (Chocolate #6)

Amour et Chocolat #6: THE CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION

chocolate temptation florand

She hated him.

Patrick Chevalier. The charming, laid-back, golden second-in-command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as intern, who made everything she failed at seem so easy, and who could have every woman he winked at falling for him without even trying. She hated him, but she’d risked too much for this dream to give up on it and walk out just so he wouldn’t break her heart.

But he didn’t hate her.

Sarah Lin. Patrick’s serious, dark-haired American intern, who looked at him as if she could see right through him and wasn’t so impressed with what she saw. As her boss, he knew he should leave her alone. The same way he knew better than to risk his heart and gamble on love.

But he was never good at not going after what – or who – he wanted.

He could make magic out of sugar. But could he mold hate into love?

COMING JANUARY 2014!

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THE CHOCOLATE KISS giveaway

In thanks for the RT Book of the Year nomination for THE CHOCOLATE KISS, I am giving away THREE signed copies to three winners. Know anyone who wants a chocolate kiss for Christmas? :)

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THE CHOCOLATE KISS nominated for RT Book of the Year

I’m tremendously honored by the RT Book of the Year nomination for THE CHOCOLATE KISS.

chocolate kissThis is such a huge honor. I’m very, very touched and flattered.

In fact, I think I might need to lighten the moment, in which case, can I also share this photo from one of the last book clubs for which you all helped brainstorm? They did THE CHOCOLATE THIEF, and built an Eiffel Tower for the theme. This is what happened when all the book club left and the small girl in the house got hold of that Eiffel Tower.

Try-outs for the film! What do you think of the guy who wants to play Sylvain? :)

eiffel tower chocolate thief

A huge, huge thank you to RT, and to all of you (readers, book clubs, reviewers) who have supported these books.  I’m very touched and flattered that they could speak to people this way.

 


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Upcoming Events

Some events coming up in Durham, for the North Carolina readers!

30 November 2013, Saturday, 4-6 pm, The Regulator Bookshop, Durham NC. I’ll be taking part in Indies First Day, trying to talk you into buying some of my favorite books for your Christmas gifts. :) And, of course, happily signing any of my own books, which make, clearly wonderful Christmas gifts. Just package them with chocolate.

4 December 2013, Wednesday, 7 pm, The Regulator Bookshop, Durham NC. I’ll be sharing what it’s like to do research Behind-the-Scenes in a Michelin 3-star pastry kitchen in Paris. (One hint: Incredible!) I’ll also be signing my latest book, in which you can see how all that research gets transmuted into story: THE CHOCOLATE HEART. Package with chocolate for a perfect Christmas gift for the book lover on your list!

19 January 2014, Sunday (time TBA), Southwest Library, Durham NC. Talking again about “Behind the Scenes in a Michelin 3-star Pastry Kitchen in Paris” and signing my latest books, fruit of that research, THE CHOCOLATE HEART and (maybe) THE CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION. (Valentine’s is just around the corner! Know anyone who likes chocolate?)

We may be having some tastings thanks to Bonnie of Miel Bon Bons at a couple of these. I’ll keep you posted! I hope to see some of you there! :)


Permalink to Chocolate Heart Giveaway! 5 early copies, 3 weeks before it hits stores

Chocolate Heart Giveaway! 5 early copies, 3 weeks before it hits stores

Author copies are here! And I’m giving 5 of them away. Extra entries possible for liking or otherwise sharing the news! Plus, you have to tell me what chocolate you want right now. :)

I hope you’ll enjoy this story! Publishers Weekly gave it another coveted starred review, saying “Florand outdoes herself with this exquisite confection… painstakingly crafted and decadent as the sweets it portrays, leaving the reader longing for just one little taste.” And RT Book Reviews said, “Florand’s long-standing love affair with Paris comes alive in her charming descriptions of the city and the delectable desserts her hero concocts. …[a]delightful story full of sizzling sexual chemistry and a stellar cast of secondary characters.”

So I hope you’ll like it, too! I’m excited to have it hit stores.
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Publishers Weekly Starred Review for THE CHOCOLATE HEART

I’m thrilled to announce that THE CHOCOLATE HEART has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.

“Florand outdoes herself with this exquisite confection… painstakingly crafted and decadent as the sweets it portrays, leaving the reader longing for just one little taste.” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

This joins RT Book Reviews generous praise of the book: “Florand’s long-standing love affair with Paris comes alive in her charming descriptions of the city and the delectable desserts her hero concocts. …[a]delightful story full of sizzling sexual chemistry and a stellar cast of secondary characters.”

Only a little over three weeks before it hits stores! November 26!

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A Lovely Lunch with Theresa Romain

Thursday was a fun day! Because, as some of you may have noticed, first of all it was HALLOWEEN! A day that combines costumes and chocolate, so what’s not to like, really? And then, to top it all off, Theresa Romain came to town! You remember her? She wrote all those Season for books I keep talking to you about? Season for Scandal, Season for Surrender…I don’t know where she got the idea she should be repeating the same word in all her titles like that, I really don’t. You know I would never do something like that.

Anyway, since I love her books, once I heard she was going to be in town, I HIJACKED her from her own brother’s wedding preparations, but that’s okay, because I have four brothers myself, and sometimes, you just have to ignore them. Here we are! Am I a good self-photographer or what? Which do you think I caught better, us or the chocolate? Theresa brought me the most adorable chocolate witch, too, in honor of THE CHOCOLATE KISS, but I thought the two of us looked More Our Lovely Selves in this photo, so I’m just going to let Theresa look like the one who got all the chocolate. So there I am, chocolate-deprived again. But having a good time with a fantastic author!

laura florand, theresa romain

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The Chocolate Kiss Pumpkin

The awesomest! I bring you The Chocolate Kiss Pumpkin, courtesy of reader Amy.

Happy Halloween to all of you! It’s a favorite day of the year over at La Maison des Sorcières. Wonder what display window they’re putting together this year? :)
chocolate kiss pumpkin

 


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Giveaway + Amazon Launches Matchbook (free/cheap ebooks for those who have print copies)

GIVEAWAY WINNERS: Sharon B, Cassandra M., Michele A! Congratulations! :) I hope you love this one as much as I do.

 

Book That Got Me Hooked Giveaway! You all remember how much I loved Mary Ann Rivers ‘s novella Story Guy, right? Just love, love this new author. She’s got her second novella out today, Snowfall in the anthology Heating Up the Holidays. And just to make sure nobody has an excuse about missing this fantastic new voice, I’m going to give away THREE copies of that first novella, THE STORY GUY. (The book that got me hooked!) Just  comment to enter, and I’ll open up comment entries on my Facebook, too. Here’s a link to her Amazon page so you can check out more reviews on this newest anthology and her amazing first novella! (And get a peek at what her first full length book will be about.)

Mary Ann Rivers Amazon Page

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In other news, Amazon has launched their Kindle Matchbook program! This means that if you bought THE CHOCOLATE ROSE or SNOW-KISSED in print (or want to buy them in print) you can get the ebook copy to go with it, currently for FREE.  (Kind of my introductory early Christmas gift! After that, I think for 0.99 extra.)

There’s also a link here where you can check out if any books by any authors that you’ve bought in the past might be included in this offer: Kindle Matchbook--Do you have some books included?

I’m excited about this new deal! Are you? Have you tried it already?

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