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Book Review “The Chocolatier”

  1. Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers’ Favorite

The Chocolatier by Brenda Scruggs is a complex yet sweet romance that centers on a man and a woman from very different worlds, yet they are perfect for each other. Charles Riviera is the heir to a chocolate empire that thrives on the dark, rich, sweet intensity of chocolate. He loves his job, he loves chocolate, and he really enjoys working as Director of Marketing. However, he had no idea that life had an even sweeter surprise waiting for him in the form of a delectable woman who is hiding deep pain.

Charlene Callaway has seen the worst that love and romance have to offer. Ready to marry the man she loved, she found him cheating on her with another woman on their wedding day. Broken hearted and bone weary, she moves away and gets a job at a chocolate company. She had no idea that her future was waiting for her in the form of a dashing, handsome and very interesting man. But bad luck still has an eye on her. She has a stalker and he will not stop until he has her. What can Charlene and Charles do in a situation like this? They are hardly ready to accept their feelings for each other, so what will they do when they have to confront an adversary that is hell-bent on claiming Charlene?

Brenda Scruggs did a wonderful job of creating characters that were real and relatable. The element of surprise, romance, and suspense was great and very well built. The scenarios were real, complex and believable. I loved the sweet love between Charlene and Charles, nothing was forced and Scruggs gave them time and the opportunity to fully explore their feelings for each other before they gave love a chance. The Chocolatier is a complete novel that gives you a sense of fulfillment and leaves you smiling.

The new chocolatier final cover

 

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Opportunity for Romance Authors

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Opportunity for Romance Authors

Accepting excerpts or back matter for romance genre: Historical, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller but no erotic.

I will be featuring romance excerpts or back matter of romance books for the month of February on my blog and facebook page. It’s a great way to get exposure for your novel and a brilliant way to advertise for free.

If you want to list your book, please email me @scruggs3@nctc.com with an excerpt or back matter and a pic of the book. I need these by the end of January.

You’re Welcome to Reblog!

Happy Advertising!

Brenda

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Romance Writer’s

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During this week’s shopping, I noticed that a few shops are already filling the empty Christmas space with Valentine product. Each year, it seems the next celebrated day is being advertised earlier and earlier. I’m not sure I like that since that means I’m getting older sooner. (laugh).

So, even though, it’s still December, I’m getting this advertisement out there. On my blog for February, I’ll be posting excerpts of Romance Novels. (Sorry, no erotic) If you’d like to have your novel featured so that it gets some attention, please feel free to email an excerpt and pic of book. Scruggs3@nctc.com.

It’s not to late, if you’d like to be featured in January for Business. Just click on the Business Women feature in my blog posts to get information.

I strongly believe in People helping people. So, if my blog helps you get sales, then I’m glad to help.

Merry Christmas and Happy Valentine’s whoop’s maybe, I should wait on the Valentine’s Day.

 

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Featuring Business Women!

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Have you started a furniture business, doing a craft fair, bake or cook tasty eatable’s and so forth?

 

If you would like to share your business to other viewers, feel free to continue reading.

 

There’s a saying that goes, “(S)he wears many hats.” To say that a person wears many hats means they take on different roles and responsibilities. In daily life, we wear many hats even though they are invisible. As for me, I am a wife, mother, Christian, and a career person(writer-author.) I love my hats (my role in life) but sometimes life can press in to flatten the hat. But, if I take a moment, draw in a deep breath my hat fills back into perfect condition. So, I said all that to say this, LIFE is like a new hat. Wear it, glow under it and enjoy it.

 

I believe in helping others with their work as others has helped me, that’s why I wanted to do a feature on my blog about business women to encourage others to push forward. A sort of paying it forward.

 

If you’re interested, below are the interview questions for the blog, “Many Hats of a Lady.” Website: brendascruggssite.com. Type: “I want to be featured,” in comment.  I am gathering a few interviews with other ladies and will do a series of posts one for each business lady. I would like to start these posts starting the first week of January for the New Year since the holidays are approaching and everything seems to get busy.

 

Questions

 

1. Tell a little about yourself and your business. What are your hobbies, education etc. – What  type of business do you have. Tell anything you’d like people to know about you and your business.

 

2. Why did you decide to launch the type business that you did? What was the brainstorm that motivated you forward?

 

3. How did you launch your own business? Other than, money, what were your first steps?

 

4. What would you do over or change?

 

5. What encouragement would you give other women in starting their business adventure?

 

Be sure to include a photo(s) of your work so that I can include it in with your post.

 

If you know of any business woman who would like to be featured, please feel free to tell them to comment in post type “I WANT TO BE FEARTURED” and I’ll get back with them with my email address.

 

Brenda Scruggs