I just finished reading a fantastic culinary romance, SCRUMPTIOUS by Amanda Usen.
The plot was intriguing, the sex was hawt, the romance interesting, and the food…well, she knows her food. Since I know the restaurant business so well, the fact that the story was set in a restaurant could have been bad news for me. But happily it was not. I could tell that Amanda knew her stuff and sure enough, I looked her up online and she had been to culinary school and is even married to a chef. How about that? This is the first in her series, and I’ll be checking out the next one. And the next.
Since my books are labeled culinary romances, I thought I’d check out some of the other authors who are writing them and see what their approach is. Some of them are:
Some culinary romances are set in restaurants, some in bakeries, some in homes, and some revolve around chefs. Food is a strong element along with the romance. I think SAFFRON NIGHTS maybe the only one to focus on a food writer and her travels. I’m not sure about this. But do stay tuned.
Speaking of which, I’m getting ready to launch my own culinary romance on Wednesday with a Super Blast Book Tour. There will be excerpts of SAFFRON NIGHTS on 45 blogs and I’ll be offering a prize to one commenter–cedar and saffron bath gel and soap. Organic and homemade.
Here are the blogs that will be participating tomorrow. Check them out, leave a comment and who knows you might win.
Wicked Readings by Tawania
It’s Raining Books
Welcome to My World of Dreams
Wickedly Wanton Tales
Christine Young Romance Writer
The Darker Side of Romance
Black Velvet Seductions Readers Blog
Books to Light Your Fire
Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict
Of Kink, Romance, and Writing
Wake Up Your Wild Side
Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog
My Odd Little World
Books and Other Spells
Long and Short Reviews
Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews
United By Books
Priestess of Hearts
All I Want and More
Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales
Janna Shay’s Fair Play
Let’s Get BOOKED!
Melissa Keir- Sexy Between the Covers
Wendi Zwaduk – Romance to Make Your Heart Race
Krystal Shannan – Where Love & Destiny Collide
Bound By Passion
Musings of Mistress of the Dark Path
Author Jinni James
Let Romance Light Your Way
Desiree Holt Tells All
Author Raine Delight’s Blog
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