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The Chocolate Touch only $2.99!

The Chocolate Touch ebook is on sale for $2.99 this week! Dom and Jaime’s story! (I’m very excited about this, because the regular price is $11.99, and I love this couple so much. I’m so glad that the price drop might make them more accessible to those of you new to these books. Please share the news with your friends!)


“Bibliocrack of the highest order.” — Angieville

“Gorgeously written, in that way that sort of creeps through my entire body and makes me shiver with delight.” — Dear Author

“Scrumptious, beautiful, and magnificent.” — Romance Junkies


If you’re new to these books, I think Dom and Jaime make a perfect starting point, and if you’ve come to these books via, for example, ALL FOR YOU, this is a chance to meet a vital couple to this Paris chocolatier world.

A couple of little tastes of their story.


Tiny, tiny excerpt:
“Warm,” she said again. And then she did something that undid him to the last faint whisper of his soul: she gave his hand a squeeze with fingertips that could just barely reach around his, apparently using him to indicate what she wanted to say. He meant warmth. He meant this word she couldn’t find.


$2.99 for this week!

Read a sample chapter here.


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Chocolate Giveaway! From Sucré in New Orleans

This giveaway is closed. The winner is Rachel C (an entry on FB). Congratulations and I hope it tastes delicious!

Flash Giveaway! Remember when I was in New Orleans and flaunting photos from Sucré? You thought I had forgotten you, didn’t you? Ha! I was just waiting until you were wishing you had some good chocolates, having had to spend the weekend reading about them. :)

sucre chocolates

Unfortunately, I can only ship this in the US–the chocolate wouldn’t survive the international shipping in good condition. (I’m not set up to do the kind of packaging it would need and the overnight international shipping.)

And remember these are hand-made luxury chocolates that I picked up to share while traveling. I can in no way guarantee that they are free of allergens (in fact, they most definitely contain nuts and dairy), or in any other way make you any guarantees whatsoever except that I will put them in a padded envelope with the address you send me and hope they get there in good condition. (But if they sit on your porch for hours, they will probably melt.) Please only enter if you can do so in a spirit of fun, because this would make you happy. Otherwise it would make me *very* happy to eat them myself, so I want to make sure it would make whoever gets them *at least as happy* or we’re operating on some kind of happiness entropy principle and that’s no good.

Giveaway closes at noon Tuesday. (FB entries accepted, too, for those who prefer.)

Here’s a quote from the book because I couldn’t resist this one for this giveaway. Just imagine me saying this to you in some kind of Uncle Sam big finger pointed pose. :)


All for You on Amazon.

All for You on BN.

All for You on Apple.

All for You on Kobo.

All for You on Google.

Permalink to It’s here! ALL FOR YOU, Book 1 in the Paris Hearts series

It’s here! ALL FOR YOU, Book 1 in the Paris Hearts series

It’s here! I love this hard-headed, true-hearted couple so much. I hope you enjoy this story of stubbornness and first loves and second chances.


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Early reader copies have been sent! ALL FOR YOU coming very soon!

The fifteen advance review copies of ALL FOR YOU for readers have been SENT! If you asked to be in the drawing, check your email.

I hugely appreciate all the interest and requests. I know a lot of you are disappointed right now, and I’m sorry we couldn’t send to everyone! It really means a lot to me that so many people asked.

If your email inbox is empty, DO NOT DESPAIR. We are actually very hopeful that we will be able to make this book live earlier than planned (like SOON, very, very soon). If you are signed up to be emailed when a new book comes out (button at the top of my timeline that says “Sign Up”), keep your eyes peeled for an email soon letting you know when it’s live.

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Love! Chocolate Touch launch in Bulgaria

Elena of Ellie Reads Fiction sent me this news on The Chocolate Touch‘s launch in Bulgaria. I love it! (It’s in Bulgarian. Google Translator had to help me there.)

Radi Stambolov,  one of the most famous chocolatiers in Bulgaria, and pastry chef Borislav Ekzarhov
were special guests, and they had tastings and readings and the publisher gave away plates with quotes from The Chocolate Touch. (I don’t know what quote! Could it be the same as our chocolate cups? :) )

Alas, there is only one great tragedy in all this–I was not there!

When Fanucci brought me over to Italy for the launch of THIEF (Ladra di Cioccolato in Italy) they had some wonderful events like this, and you can imagine how much I enjoyed it. Here I will enjoy vicariously. Those violet-topped tarts!! So beautiful.

chocolate touch bulgaria launch

I would totally have flown over for this! You all know I would have. I love this kind of thing so much. Plus, I hear Bulgaria is gorgeous. Have any of you ever been there? (Do we have any other Bulgarian readers on this site besides Elena?)


chocolate touch bulgaria

P.S. Actually there is a close-up photo from a different angle of those violet tarts with the web article and I realize they are not tarts but little individual chocolate cups grouped together on one plate.

Permalink to “Delicious & romantic”: Library Journal on ALL FOR YOU

“Delicious & romantic”: Library Journal on ALL FOR YOU

A lovely first review for ALL FOR YOU from Library Journal. So excited about this new series!

“The tension crackles between them, sending sparks far and wide, as Célie and Joss spar their way to eventual understanding with wit, humor, and a welcome helping of chocolates so beautifully described that you can taste them melting on your tongue….Delicious and romantic.” — Library Journal (Kristin Ramsdell)

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Cover Reveal: ALL FOR YOU

I’m so excited to be launching this new series! And excited to share the cover with you. We’re going for a new look with this series–trying to capture the sexy glamor of Paris, while leaving you free to imagine the characters’ faces as you wish. I hope you like it!

Laura Florand, international bestselling author of the Amour et Chocolat series (The Chocolate Thief, The Chocolate Kiss, The Chocolate Heart) and the Vie en Roses series (Once Upon a Rose) now brings us her sexiest, sweetest series ever, Paris Hearts. Three young women strive to make their way in the male-dominated world of French haute cuisine. But in Paris, you must always place your heart on the line…

all for you laura florand

Some crushes aren’t meant to be

When her older brother’s best friend left to join the Foreign Legion, eighteen-year-old Célie moved on to make a life for herself as a Paris chocolatier. Now, five years later, the last thing she needs is another man to mess up her happiness.

Let alone the same man.

But five years in the Foreign Legion is a long time for a man to grow up, and a long time to be away from the woman he loves.

Especially when he did it all for her.

Half strangers, more than friends, and maybe, if Joss Castel has his way, a second chance…

 Coming May 5, 2015!

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P.S. And yes, for those of you who want to know, she IS Dominique Richard’s chef chocolatier, so you get to see quite a bit of him. In fact, working on this even inspired a short story about him that I will be sending out after this release. I hope you enjoy!

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The Chocolate Rose in Indonesia

The Chocolate Rose goes to Indonesia! I love this “old stamp” look that Bentang Pustaka is doing with the latest books in this series. It makes me want to pack up a trunk and catch an ocean liner to far-off places. How about you?

chocolate rose indonesia

Permalink to Burlap & Roses

Burlap & Roses

Matthieu’s burlap and roses. (Once Upon a Rose.)


Rose Harvest, Grasse, France.

Rose Harvest, Grasse, France.

Permalink to A Once Upon a Rose Teaser

A Once Upon a Rose Teaser

A teaser from Once Upon a Rose for Tuesday! I hope you enjoy!


Once Upon a Rose

“What do you want now?” Matt growled at her, tightening his arms around himself.

“I only need directions!” Layla snapped back at him. “I can’t believe how unhelpful you people are being!”

Matt blinked. He slid the oddest glance toward the other men, almost—vulnerable? “They couldn’t give you directions?”

Tristan shook his head woefully. “Even Damien,” he said sadly, “proved unequal to the task.”

Matt stared at them for a moment. And then his sunburn seemed to get worse than ever, and he rubbed his chest, as if it felt strange to him. Clearing his throat, a rough growl of sound, he took her map from her. “Where do you need to go?”

“I’ve been lost enough around here, thank you,” Layla said. “I don’t need you to get me lost some more, just to punish me for inheriting a house.”

Matt scowled at the map. “Where do you need to go?” he growled again.

Tristan coughed a little into his hand. “Ahem, Matt. People skills!” he stage-whispered.

Matt glared at him.

“He’s really a nice guy,” Tristan told her out loud, cheerfully, as if Matt wasn’t even listening. “No, I swear.”

Matt transferred his glare back to the map.

Again, Layla fought the urge to just lay her hand against his chest. It was a really hot chest, that probably explained it. She kept imagining all that growly tension relaxing away from him in surprise. And then what would he be like? That cute, enthusiastic, uncontained man he had been drunk?

“Where?” Matt insisted. He cleared his throat again. And then managed to get words out that were still rough, but considerably quieter. “Where do you need to go?” he repeated, carefully.

“I don’t even know where I am.”

“You’re in the Rosier valley,” Matt said blankly and put a callused finger to her map. “Here.”

An excerpt from ONCE UPON A ROSE.


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