Thursday Book Review: Tapas

Happy Thursday! We’re excited to share with you some wonderful reviews of Tapas by Elisabeth Luard, a recent paperback release from Grub Street Publishing. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said about this tasty book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Tapas”

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World Oceans Day

Did you know that today is World Oceans Day? The importance of our oceans cannot be overstated, so today we’re featuring books about the sea, marine life, and more! Check out these books, and read up on what makes our oceans so beautiful, and how they have inspired writers across the ages. Then, get out there and do something to help conserve or clean up our oceans today!  Continue reading “World Oceans Day”

Thursday Book Review: “Children’s Children”

This week’s featured book is a Sabateur Awards-nominated title from Liberties Press: Children’s Children by Jan Carson. Keep reading to see what reviewers think of this unique, poignant collection of short stories.  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Children’s Children””

Thursday Book Review: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”

This week’s featured book from Choc Lit is not your typical romance novel. Out of Sight, Out of Mind by Evonne Wareham combines romance, suspense, and a bit of science fiction for a unique story that will keep you captivated until you turn the last page. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said about this book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Out of Sight, Out of Mind””

Food Friday: “Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain”

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

This week, we’re excited to share a recipe from Fonthill Media‘s Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain. You may be thinking, “Why in the world would I want to make prehistoric food?” but bear with us. This book actually has some great recipes, in addition to being a fascinating history of the dietary habits and lifestyle of Britain’s early inhabitants.  Continue reading “Food Friday: “Food and Farming in Prehistoric Britain””

The Real History Behind “Game of Thrones”

Get your Game of Thrones fix while waiting for the next season to start by reading these books on true events that may have inspired the  A Song of Ice and Fire series. From the Wars of the Roses, to Hadrian’s Wall, to the legend of Sawney Bean, these books will fill the void until the next season begins. Continue reading “The Real History Behind “Game of Thrones””

New Book Reviews from the Historical Novels Review!

Book reviews from the May issue of the Historical Novel Society‘s Historical Novels Review are now available on their website, and the new reviews include several of our new and forthcoming titles!

These reviews feature books from Allison & Busby, Mereo Books, and Choc Lit. Check them out:  Continue reading “New Book Reviews from the Historical Novels Review!”

Two Choc Lit Titles have been Shortlisted for the RONE Awards!

The Rest of My Life by Sheryl Browne and Search for the Truth by Kathryn Freeman are both on the Shortlist for the RONE Awards Contemporary – Steamy category! Luckily, you can vote for two books 🙂

Click here to head over to InD’tale Magazine and cast your vote. (Voting ends May 8th, so don’t delay!)

The Rest of My Life
9781781892800You can’t run away from commitment forever …
Adam Hamilton-Shaw has more reason than most to avoid commitment. Living on a houseboat in the Severn Valley, his dream is to sail into the sunset – preferably with a woman waiting in every port. But lately, his life looks more like a road to destruction than an idyllic boat ride…
Would-be screenplay writer Sienna Meadows realizes that everything about Adam spells trouble – but she can’t ignore the feeling that there is more to him than just his bad reputation. Nor can she ignore the intense physical attraction that exists between them.
And it just so happens that Adam sees Sienna as the kind of woman he could commit to. But can he change his damaging behavior – or is the road to destruction a one-way street?
You can purchase your copy here on our website, or from any major bookseller.

Search for the Truth
9781781893029Sometimes the truth hurts …
When journalist Tess Johnson takes a job at Helix pharmaceuticals, she has a very specific motive. Tess has reason to believe the company are knowingly producing a potentially harmful drug and, if her suspicions are confirmed, she will stop at nothing to make sure the truth comes out.
Jim Knight is the president of research and development at Helix and is a force to be reckoned with. After a disastrous office affair he’s determined that nothing else will distract him from his vision for the company. Failure is simply not an option.
As Tess and Jim start working together, both have their reasons for wanting to ignore the sexual chemistry that fires between them. But chemistry, like most things in the world of science, isn’t always easy to control.
This title will soon be available in the US. You can pre-order your copy here on our website, or from and major bookseller.

Lunch at the famed Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian

Juan Mari Arzak is the owner of the Arzak restaurant, and author of the BooksAboutFood.com Best Book About Food if 2015, Arzak Secrets

9781910690086Juan Mari Arzak is the owner and chef of Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, and was one of the first Spanish chefs to be awarded 3 Michelin stars. The restaurant is now rated 8th best in the world, and Juan’s daughter Elena, who cooks with him, was voted best female chef in the world in 2012. They both studied with the great chefs of their day – Juan in France with Paul Bocuse and the Troisgros brothers; Elena with Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adrìa and Pierre Gagnaire. ‘What we eat, how we eat, is in our culture,’ says Elena, ‘our signature cuisine is Basque. Our taste is from here. We were born here. We cook unconsciously with this identity.’ Thus Arzak is considered to be one of the most influential masters of the New Basque cuisine, which has continued to have a major influence on international cuisine, particularly on such world renowned chefs as Ferran Adrià, who took the techniques pioneered by Arzak to new heights.
Originally published in Spanish and now available in English for the first time Arzak Secrets is THE behind the scenes recipe and technique book from the world famed restaurant. Gorgeously photographed, this volume is a glimpse at some of the secrets behind the dishes that have made the restaurant and chef famous. Arzak’s kitchen is a laboratory for flavors, aromas and textures, and his dishes and techniques are revealed in this fascinating cookbook, which is not only for professionals looking for inspiration but for any dedicated cook committed to understanding the creative development and innovations behind this exceptional food.

You can purchase your copy here on our website, or from any major bookseller.

An Interview with Grub Street’s Anne Dolamore, Indie Publisher of the week

Take a look at this interview with Anne Dolamor of Grub Street Publishing. (You may already know Grub Street from many of our Food Friday posts!) She talks about her early life, views on writing, views on marketing, and more in this fascinating interview from Book Blast Diary.

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