Monday, June 26, 2017

The Chef of Love has gone from TV celebrity chef to romance guru!



When I first met Jernard Wells aka The Chef of Love, he was a winner on Cutthroat Kitchen. He agreed  to be the inspiration and the judge for my romance writing contest. 2015 Romance Writing Contest

Then, I saw him last year on Food Network Star. Since he made the Final Three, he made a pilot about Cajun cuisine.

Jernard has written before; 88 Ways to her Heart is a way to win her over by romantic cuisine.

Now, Jernard has taken his role as The Chef of Love to another level - romantic advice.

Here is more about Road Map: A Woman's Guide to a Good Man.

Throughout this book Celebrity TV Chef Jernard Wells will breakdown for women the many different types of men, such as ‘The Cheater Man’, ‘The Commitment Man’, ‘The Solitary Man’, ‘The Needy Man’ and several others. The aim of the book is to help women navigate through some general truths, facts, and ideas about men to help them select the right man for themselves. Wells wants to share his knowledge with women so that their search for love and the right partner will be much easier than if they had to do it on their own, without guidance. Complete at 10,000 words, his eye-opening self-help offering, "Road Map", is a comprehensive guide to finding true love and lasting happiness.
Also known as "The Chef of Love", Wells is a Husband of over 18 years and a devoted father of nine, including five daughters. He is also a bestselling author of "88 Ways To Her Heart: Cooking For Lovers" as well as two motivational self-help books - "Weight Of Expectations: Losing it All to Gain Everything"  and "Breakthrough: Weight Of Expectations 2". For more information about Wells go to www.ChefJernard.com 


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

How about a romance? How about three? Affairs of the Heart by Nicola Yeager.


Three romances with a side of comedy!

Featuring: 

Summer Loving

Saskia Lucas is on yet another luxury summer holiday in an exotic location. This time it’s in the Algarve, in the south of Portugal. 

She’s with Franklin, the man that she likes to refer to as her ‘provider’. Or as some might say, her Sugar Daddy.

A wealthy businessman, and close on forty years older than her, Franklin and Saskia have little in common. Apart from a taste for the finer things in life.

Two years into the relationship, Saskia has expensive clothes, the latest handbags, lots of shoes, perfect blonde hair... and new boobs. 

Everything she ever wanted.

Except for love. 

Spa Day

Christmas is a time for pampering yourself.

At least, that is what Holly Nightingale thinks.

A hard-working nurse, she has given herself an early Christmas gift - three days at Willows, a posh health farm in Surrey. 

She's looking forward to day after day of skin treatments, dips in the hot tub, and relaxing sessions with the handsome masseurs. 

But not everything is perfect.

Her fiancĂ© Clive is working in Hong Kong. 

But why does he spend so much time in the Far East? What is he up to?

As Holly sits by the spa with the pampered, unfaithful wives of the Home Counties, she starts to wonder what kind of married life she is about to embark on. 

And maybe Clive will end up spending Christmas without Holly? 

The Spa Day is a sparkling seasonal romantic comedy - a warm, moving tale, that manages to be funny, while also reminding the reader that Christmas is a time to reflect on life and where it is going. 

The Spa Day was previously published as Christmas Without Holly.

It is perfect for fans of Jane Green, Sophie Kinsella...and spa treatments. 

Picture Imperfect

Chloe Dixon is a struggling artist in her early thirties. 

She’s lived with her boyfriend Mark for almost two years and things seem to be going smoothly. 

Then one day Mark unexpectedly announces that he’s going on holiday to Greece for a week with an old friend – and a couple of girls. 

And suddenly the Picture is far from Perfect. 

Mark insists the holiday will be quite innocent. 

And Chloe trusts him.

But can any woman really trust her boyfriend cavorting around a Greek island with another woman? 

And is she being unreasonable to think that this might not be a very nice thing to do to your girlfriend? 

As Chloe completes her latest canvas, she starts to wonder if this is the moment to take Mark out of the picture completely? 

'Picture Imperfect' is a sparkling romantic comedy about trust, holidays and relationships.

For more about the author and her books, click here: Nicola Yeager Amazon Author Page

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What's new in Paradise? Book 11: Lottery in Paradise!


Meet the crime-solving duo of the Florida Keys: Madison who has all the charm of the girl next door, not to mention a deadly aim and Fab, her best friend, a femme fatale private investigator with a taste for danger and stilettos.

When their neighbor is found dead, the headlines read, "It doesn't pay to be a lottery winner." It gets you nothing but an endless line of crazies at your door, greedy relatives and acquaintances. Sleuths Madison and Fab don't have time to be concerned about the latest murder; they have problems of their own trying to figure out why their house has suddenly become the focus of several attempted break-ins. The duo are off on more adventures -- what could go wrong chauffeuring a limousine full of college girls? Or chasing after a custom Ferrari? Along the way, there's a break-up, a wedding, and the usual run-ins with the law.

Excerpt:

Fab hit the steering wheel with a closed fist. "I'm going to run that jerk off the road."

"No. You. Are.Not. And you're not going to shoot out his tires either." Though there was a zero chance of that happening. As talented as the hot, sexy woman was, she couldn't steer and shoot at the same time. "We'll act like normal people and call the police." Normal, I laughed to myself. I hadn't heard myself described that way in a long time. Mostly, I heard "weird" bandied about. An over-exaggeration - I'm familiar with weird, and that's not me.
          
"You better come up with something better than that." Fab pulled up alongside the truck on the driver's side.

I powered the window down and hung my head out, my hand in mid-air, ready to flag the man down, even though I knew that chances were slim that he'd pull over. Pulling my head back in the window, I said, "Change of plans." I pushed my red hair back into place, smoothing it down, certain it was a wind-whipped mess. "The fancy tow truck is one of Brick's."

Brick and I had a tenuous relationship; it was hard to trust him when I knew he never put Fab's safety first, or mine either. He opposed our relationship, knowing that several times I had convinced my daring friend to calm down and rethink her plan. As backup to Super PI Fab, there were few jobs that didn't include flying bullets and running for our lives. I was happy for the respite. So were our boyfriends,who'd had a face-to-face with Brick, laying down the rules: no more withholding details, and if it came out after the fact that he knew there was a high chance of danger, it would be the last mistake he would make. My boyfriend followed that up with a right cross to Brick's eye.

Fab made an outraged sound. "I don't believe you."

 Here is the Amazon link where you can check out the previous 10 books: Lottery in Paradise + 10 Paradise books.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Introducing Tales from Behind the Counter - Free on Amazon Kindle!

Product Details

After getting a liberal arts degree, I worked as a sales clerk in a high end department store. I know there are countless people who see things from the customer's point of view, no matter how unreasonable. They expect sales clerks to be perpetually smiling doormats who will even risk their jobs to please a customer. These people expect sales people to smile when juvenile managers throw them under the bus just to play the hero or take another step up the corporate ladder. 

This book is from the point of view of a minimum wage sales clerk who survived two Black Fridays and frequently watches three departments and is scolded for not being in three places at once among other things. 

For those of you who respect the retail sales clerks who do their jobs, but still get in trouble for politely following the rules, take a look at this book!

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

On Food Network Star Comeback Kitchen and Pop Foods TV - Danushka gets the laughs!



Remember the tall, blonde, sassy  Danushka Lysek from Food Network Star Season 9? If you've been watching Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen, you've probably been laughing at her many one-liners. Here are some of her funny moments:

In the Food Network link, you have to select Casting: Danushka Lysek. I tried to get the actual video link for you, but the website slapped my hand. You can't copy and paste them.

Food Network Star Comeback Kitchen - Main show link.

And here is Danushka, just as entertaining, in Pop Foods TV Season 1 hosted by creator, Chef Russell Jackson.

Culinary Rorschach

Dinner Dates

Servitude

Pop Foods TV has a second season. See and hear more about it here:

Pop Foods TV - Season 2

No matter what happens on the Comeback Kitchen, I really think Danushka has a gift for comedy. Did you see her question and answer session while she was demo-ing her food on the latest episode? She was funny as Hell! If anybody could fuse stand-up comedy and elegant cooking then make a successful career out if it, Danuskha can!

I'll be looking for you on TV, Danuskha!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What have we here? ebook Soda offering many free books!

eBookSoda

Since I don't want to be put in a genre "box", I am taking a break from blogging about romance novels for a while. Instead of love stories, I wanted to share my latest ebook deal find with you.

Presenting, ebook Soda.
Look at how many free and 99 cent ebooks this site has to offer!
Link: http://www.ebooksoda.com/ebook-deals/
I counted nine free ebooks and 18 ebooks you can download for 99 cents on the first page alone.

If you are an author, click here to list your ebook: http://www.ebooksoda.com/authors/

You can even get ebooks tailored to your taste. Check it out here: http://www.ebooksoda.com/about/

Friday, May 12, 2017

I've got a taste for some culinary lit - How about Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis?




Melanie Hoffman was on top of the world. After a lifelong struggle with her ever-ballooning weight, and a decade spent loathing her job as an attorney, with the support of her loving husband Andrew she finally decided to take control of her life. Two years later, Melanie has lost half her body weight, gotten a culinary degree, and opened a new healthy gourmet take out café on the North Side of Chicago. She has a great staff that she loves, a beautiful home, and a business that seems on track to become a success. With her fortieth birthday on the horizon, she feels as if all of her dreams have become reality.
And then Andrew announces he is leaving her. For a woman twice her size.
Just when she thinks it can’t get worse, a financial bombshell threatens to pull the rug completely out from under her. Enter Nadia, a quirky twenty-something with calico pink hair and dreadful taste in men who is suffering from a temporary state of homelessness. Under normal circumstances, these two women might never have met, but in their current unmoored states, they become roommates, and eventually, friends. And right on Nadia’s heels, Nathan, a documentary film director whose romantic attentions are both exhilarating and terrifying for Melanie. In her new reality, Melanie must face her relationship demons and learn how to live and love in her new body, and how to be good to her friends, her employees, and most importantly, to herself, and to remember that life can indeed be delicious.
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Talk about making lemonade when life hands you lemons. Like what you see?
Click here: http://www.staceyballis.com/books/