Curl up with a great romantic read this autumn - all from the delicious publisher Choc Lit.
Maybe he wasn't there because of the lights - maybe they were there because of him... It's been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her), so when she as good as stumbles upon one, lying comatose, on the moors one bitterly cold morning, it seems like the Universe is having a laugh at her expense. But Phinn Baxter, (that's Doctor Phinneas Baxter) is no drunken layabout, as Molly is soon to discover; with a PhD in astrophysics and a tortured past that is a match for Molly's own disastrous love life. Finding mysterious men on the moors isn't the weirdest thing Molly has to contend with, however. There are the strange lights she keeps seeing in the sky. The one's she's only started seeing since meeting Phinn...INCLUDES A FREE EBOOK COPY ON PURCHASE OF THE PAPERBACK!
Maybe he wasn't here because of the lights - maybe they were here because of him - It's been over eighteen months since Molly Gilchrist has had a man (as her best friend, Caro, is so fond of reminding her) so when she as good as stumbles upon one on the moors one bitterly cold morning, it seems like the Universe is having a laugh at her expense. But Phinn Baxter (that's Doctor Phinneas Baxter) is no common drunkard, as Molly is soon to discover; with a PhD in astrophysics and a tortured past that is a match for Molly's own disastrous love life. Finding mysterious men on the moors isn't the weirdest thing Molly has to contend with, however. There's also those strange lights she keeps seeing in the sky. The ones she's only started seeing since meeting Phinn -
What if you recalled memories from a life that wasn't yours, from a life before - ? When Becky steps into Jonathon Nelson's atmospheric photography studio in Whitby, she is simply a freelance journalist in search of a story. But as soon as she puts on the beautiful Victorian dress and poses for a photograph, she becomes somebody quite different - From that moment on, Becky is overcome with visions and flashbacks from a life that isn't her own - some disturbing and filled with fear. As she and Jon begin to unravel the tragic mystery behind her strange experiences, the natural affinity that they have for each other continues to grow and leads them to question - have they met somewhere before? Perhaps not just in this life but in another?
You save me and I'll save you...Victoria Noble has pulled the plug on romance. As director of the number one social networking site, EweSpeak, and single mother to four-year-old Seth, she wrestles with the work-life balance. Enter Chris Frampton, Hollywood action hero and Victoria's first love. His return from LA has sparked a powder keg of media attention, and with secrets threatening to fuel the fire, he's desperate to escape. But finding a way forward is never simple. Although his connection with Victoria is as strong as when he was nineteen, has he been adrift too long to know how to move on? With the risk of them breaking, will either #follow their heart?
Can a runaway bride stop running? Elle Jamieson is a private person, in relationships as well as at work - and for good reason. But then she's made redundant and with no ties to hold her, Elle heads off to sunny Malta. Lucas Rose hates secrets - he prides himself on his ability to lay his cards on the table and he expects nothing less in return. He's furious when his summer working as a divemaster is interrupted by the arrival of Elle, his ex, all thanks to his Uncle Simon's misguided attempts at matchmaking. Forced to live in close proximity, it's hard to ignore what they had shared before Lucas's wedding proposal scared Elle away. But then a phone call from England allows Lucas a rare glimpse of the true Elle. Can he deal with Elle's closely guarded past when it finally comes to light? PAPERBACK INCLUDES A FREE DIGITAL COPY - DETAIL WITHIN THE PAPERBACK.
If you keep looking back, you might miss what's standing right in front of you - Six months after a painful break-up from Gordon, Beth's finally getting her life back on track. She has faith in her own scientific theories and is willing to work hard to prove them. She's even beginning to see Hibs, her dedicated lab partner, as more than just a lousy lothario in a lab-coat and goggles. So when Gordon arrives back from America without warning and expects to be welcomed back into Beth's arms, she's totally thrown. She also quickly begins to see that Gordon isn't the man she thought he was - Hibs has always held a candle for Beth, but he can only wait so long for her to realise there's more to life than being patronised and bullied by the one who's meant to love and protect her. Will Beth forsee the explosive nature beneath Gordon's placid surface before he destroys everything she's worked for, both inside and outside the lab? PAPERBACK INCLUDES A FREE DIGITAL COPY - DETAILS WITHIN THE PAPERBACK.
Sometimes the most precious things cannot be bought...It's 1759 and Jamie Kinross has travelled far to escape his troubled past - from the pine forests of Sweden to the bustling streets of India. In India he starts a new life as a gem trader, but when his mentor's family are kidnapped as part of a criminal plot, he vows to save them and embarks on a dangerous mission to the city of Surat, carrying the stolen talisman of an Indian Rajah There he encounters Zarmina Miller. She is rich and beautiful, but her infamous haughtiness has earned her a nickname: The Ice Widow. Jamie is instantly tempted by the challenge she presents. But when it becomes clear that Zarmina's step-son is involved in the plot, He begins to see another side to her - a dark past to rival his own and a heart just waiting to be thawed. But is it too late? The final in the Kinross series - Trade Winds, Highland Storms and Monsoon Mists. PAPERBACK INCLUDES A FREE DIGITAL COPY - DETAILS WITHIN THE PAPERBACK.
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If you are looking for easy, relaxing romance then the Choc Lit authors should suit you. This charming love story features a beautiful, wealthy girl disenchanted with her shallow life who goes out to South America to help in a disaster area. So we have a handsome medic with a chip on his shoulder and our heroine ending up saving him in more ways than one. All very predictable, all very comfortable, a thoroughly enjoyable romance. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
Sometimes your heart's the only navigator you need - May Starling's had enough of her demanding career and even more demanding ex. Responding to a 'crew-wanted' ad, she follows her dreams of escape only to find herself at sea with red-haired Bill Blythe. Bill warns May that close-quartered living can create a boiling pot of emotions, but even May is surprised by the heat building up inside the vintage wooden boat. And when May and Bill tie up at Watling's Boatyard in Little Spitmarsh, May's determined to test her new-found feelings on dry land. But May's dream of escaping her former life is in danger of being swept away when several unwelcome blasts from the past follow her ashore, all seemingly hell-bent on reminding her that it's never that easy to clear the decks.
Is it a crime to steal a heart? Hounslow, 1768. Jack Blythe, heir to the Earl of Lampton, is a man with great expectations. So when his carriage is held up by a masked woman, brandishing a pistol and dressed as a 'gentleman' of the road, he wholly expects to have his purse stolen. And when he senses something strangely familiar about the lovely little bandit, Jack also expects to win his cousin Rupert's wager by tracking her down first. But as Jack and the highwaywoman enter into a swashbuckling game of cat and mouse, uncovering an intricate web of fiercely guarded family secrets, the last thing Jack expects to have stolen is his heart.
What happens when you can fly, but you just can't hide? Only Jessica Pearson knows the truth when the press portray her as the woman who betrayed her lover to escape prosecution. But will her new job flying an outback air ambulance help her sleep at night or atone for a lost life? Doctor Adam Gilmore touches the lives of his patients, but his own scars mean he can never let a woman touch his heart. Runaway Ellen Parkes wants to build a safe future for her two children. Without a man - not even one as gentle as Jack North. In Coorah Creek, a town on the edge of nowhere, you're judged by what you do, not what people say about you. But when the harshest judge is the one you see in the mirror, there's nowhere left to hide. Set in the Outback of Australia - a perfect example of Chook Lit!
There is nothing like a little ghostly carrying on to make for an amusing, lighthearted, romantic read which this most certainly is. That the subject of a portrait should speak to Kayla, our heroine, makes you suspend your disbelief. That the artist is Gainsborough is even more incredible but settle into this bewitching tale for it is predictable, charming and well worth curling up with. Great fun. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
How many ways can one woman love? When Tamara Rix's sister Lyddie is involved in a hit-and-run accident that leaves her in need of constant care, Tamara resolves to remain in the village she grew up in. Tamara would do anything for her sister, even sacrifice a long-term relationship. But when Lyddie's teenage sweetheart Jed Cassius returns to Middledip, he brings news that shakes the Rix family to their core. Jed's life is shrouded in mystery, particularly his job, but despite his strange background, Tamara can't help being intrigued by him. Can Tamara find a balance between her love for Lyddie and growing feelings for Jed, or will she discover that some kinds of love just don't mix?
A French Revolution romantic adventure of love, betrayal and espionage. Bullied Emily from a troubled home is vulnerable to the advances of a dashing officer. Then tragedy strikes and it seems she must make do with her lover’s good friend. As with all these books much ensues before the inevitable happy ending for here Emily’s parentage is not what it seems or her love as true as she believed so twist turns on twist in a nice, comfortable romance that delivers all you expect. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
Does a good deal make a marriage? Widower Connor Maguire advertises for a wife to raise his young daughter, Bridget, work the homestead and bear him a son. Ellen O'Sullivan longs for a home, a husband and a family. On paper, she is everything Connor needs in a wife. However, it soon becomes clear that Ellen has not been entirely truthful. Will Connor be able to overlook Ellen's dishonesty and keep to his side of the bargain? Or will Bridget's resentment, the attentions of the beautiful Miss Quinn, and the arrival of an unwelcome visitor, combine to prevent the couple from starting anew. As their personal feelings blur the boundaries of their deal, they begin to wonder if a bargain struck makes a marriage worth keeping.
An addictive mix of humour, surprise and several scoops of teenage romance. A new departure for award winning Choc Lit author Chistina Courtenay. Privileged, British and expelled from another boarding school Rain Mackensie finds herself at a local high school in New England USA as punishment. With very different rules she struggles to fit in and when she starts falling for the hot guy with tattoos it can only get more complicated... Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for New England Rocks a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'New England Rocks is a perfect mix of humour and surprise obviously joined with several scoops of teenage romance. I absolutely loved it!' Scroll down to read more reviews...
Written with wit and a dash of Irish charm, this is a touching and easy to read debut about a family not approving of the son’s marriage to an Irish Traveller and how they destroy it. Following a tragic road accident Luke Kiernan’s world is turned upside down as long buried secrets are exposed. But with the tragedy come the chance of a love and a fresh start... Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
A fast-moving romantic thriller set around an auction house and possible illegal trading. We think it’s another hit from small publisher Choc Lit. Twenty years after witnessing her mother’s murder, and living in India, Helen is still struggling to come to terms with the loss. Then she find out the woman convicted of the murder has been released from prison and she goes home to London to try to put some ghosts to rest.Following on from Henriette’s successful debut, Up Close, this is another gripping thriller. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
Amateur magic brushed with drug smuggling form the background to a delicious romantic read with folk unable to commit pulling through in the end. A highly enjoyable romantic comedy from award-winning author Jane Lovering. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
From the author of a successful historical romance trilogy, this is a charming, funny and delightful read about silver linings and second chances. A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... 'The Wedding Diary is a departure from Margaret James’ gritty trilogy about a family living and fighting through two world wars. Margaret makes the transition to a contemporary novel flawlessly. Her heroine Cat works for an architectural salvage firm in Walthamstow. Her friends seem shallow and unsupportive and she's fallen for a rather manipulative man. The book is funny in parts and never shies away from how delicate love and relationships can be. The characters are recognisable as people you know or conversations you overhear on the tube and Cat's nemesis, the formidable public relations powerhouse Fanny Gregory (the fairy godmother), is absolutely hilarious. When Cat finds someone with whom the love and lust is reciprocal, it's hardly plain sailing and their happiness must be hard won against tough old enemies like fear, doubt, suspicion and Fanny Gregory.'Luke Roberts, Publicity, Choc Lit Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
Sarah is a disillusioned history teacher deserted by her husband and caught in her dull life. Enter John. John is a 'Time Needle' who is looking for a 'Stitch' - someone he can send back in time to help others. (Stitch in Time?) Sarah accepts the job, goes back to 1912 London, 1847 Kansas and 1928 London, all the while falling for John. This is highly entertaining, unfeasible, deliciously humorous, feel-good stuff laced with some fascinating slices of history. I am not sure it begins a series. It should for I would certainly enjoy more of Sarah's exploits. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
When love begins with a lie, where will it end? Doctor Tristan Ainsworth has returned with his family to the idyllic Cornish village close to where he grew up. The past has taught him some hard lessons, but he'll do anything to make his wife happy - so what's making her so withdrawn? Karen Ainsworth daren't reveal her true feelings, but knows her husband has put up with her moods for too long. A chance to use her extraordinary singing voice may set her free, so why shouldn't she take it? Surely her past can't hurt her now? As a tide of blackmail and betrayal is unleashed to threaten the foundations of their marriage, Karen and Tristan face a difficult question. Is their love strong enough to face the truth when the truth might cost them everything?
Winner of the Historical Category Romantic Novel of the Year at the RNA Awards 2014. From the author of four successful award-winning novels, this is a gorgeous historical romance and the sequel to Christina’s second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, that won The Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction award in 2011. The orphaned daughter of a Japanese Warlord is forced to flee Japan with the help of Captain Nico Noordholt but their tentative romance is threatened by secrets they both have and the English civil war. Meticulous research and well-drawn characters make this a highly enjoyable read.Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
January 2013 Debut of the Month. A promising start from debut author Sarah Tranter and a new departure for romantic publisher Choc Lit. Perfect for fans of Twilight and True Blood. A story told totally from the point of view of a man who happens to be a 200 year old vampire - until now - not known for his feelings. Well that was before he gets involved with Rowan Locke. Can you have blood flavoured chocolate? Would vampires like it? Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
December 2012 Debut of the Month. Lots of drama in this exciting Norfolk-based romance with possible murder, damaged people and family secrets to the fore. It is Nora Roberts territory and it's a good one.
Familiar characters from Starting Over and All That Mullarkey are brought in, as two ambitious people clash over a work prospect. You know it’s all going to be okay but it is certainly fun finding out how. It’s good.
Another satisfying romantic read from the publisher Choc Lit. Ex-management consultant Coralie runs away from her stressed life to west Wales to set up a new business making and selling natural beauty and cleaning products. There she meets Gethin but potential happiness is thwarted by past secrets that aren’t so easy to wash away!
A wonderful, beautifully told, love story of an illicit affair in Ladakh (a region west of Tibet) in the 50s which resulted in a mixed-race, illegitimate daughter whom we follow in the 90s. There is some terrific cultural detail in a splendid read.
The third novel and first in a new wise-cracking, ass-kicking, paranormal trilogy from Jane Lovering, author of Romantic Novel of the Year Please Don’t Stop the Music. Humans and Otherworlders (Vampires and Ghouls) live in an uneasy peace which is threatened by a powerful new demon who wants to change things in his favour. So, it’s down to Jessica Grant, York council employee, one of the 5% of humans who can sense Otherworlders to save the day – with her ex-colleague, eye-wateringly handsome vampire Sil. Perhaps we will have to call these Vampire books from publisher Vampire Choc Lit – their Dark Choc range?
Winner of the Best Historical Read Award from the Festival of Romance 2012. An intriguingly romantic and supernatural time slip mystery from Award winning historical novelist Christina Courtenay. Could the vivid life like dreams that Melissa Grantham and fellow villager Jake Precy are having be a message from the sprit world - and if they are what are they trying to tell them? Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
The beautiful setting of Devon 1909 and a captivating heroine, Emma Le Goff, will have you racing through the pages. Linda Mitchelmore is an accomplished short story writer but this is her first novel. If you were a fan of Catherine Cookson, in her heyday, you will love To Turn Full Circle.
The final novel in the historical romance series where, like The Sliver Locket and The Golden Chain, our heroine faces a romantic dilemma, this time in the shape of twins, Stephen and Robert. These are compelling reads packed with historical detail and Cassie our central leading lady is a bit like a Jane Eyre of the 1940’s. They are perfect for anyone looking for a little escape from their daily grind.
Romance and action are breathlessly combined in the latest, wisecracking Sophie Green adventure from Kate Johnson, author of one of our favourites from last year Untied Kingdom. Ex-spy Sophie is framed for a murder she didn’t commit and has to use all her guile and gumption to discover the truth. You can read this as a standalone book or read the first four in this chick-lit series before.
Winner of the 2012 Joan Hessayon New Writers' Scheme Award. A debut from an exciting new talent. A well written contemporary romantic thriller, set in London, Italy and the US, which will keep you guessing all the way through. The author has been a finalist twice in the American Title competition, run by RT Book Reviews Magazine and Dorchester Publishing of New York. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance. March 2012 Book of the Month.
A highly readable romantic thriller from author Evonne Wareham whose debut Never Coming Home won the 2012 Joan Hessayon New Writer’s Award. Madison Albi is a scientist with a very special talent - for reading minds. When she stumbles across a homeless man with whom she feels an inexplicable connection, she can't resist the dangerous impulse to use her skills to help him. Classic Choc Lit. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
Winner of the RNA Historical Romantic Novel Award 2012. Although following on from the excellent Trade Winds, which was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association's Pure Passion Award for Best Historical Fiction 2011 this is a romantic and historical novel that can equally be read as a stand alone story and it's as good if not better than Trade Winds. A fabulous setting - Scotland - coupled with some vivid characters that provide romance and heartache in equal measure. As with many of the books published by Choc Lit this one is a real treat. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance. November 2011 Book of the Month.
A contemporary re-telling of Jane Austen's last completed novel, Persuasion, is the second in Juliet Archer's Darcy & Friends series. When do you let your heart rule your head? As far as men are concerned, Anna Elliot is stuck in the past. No one can compare to Rick Wentworth, the man she was persuaded to give up eight years ago...
Another bitter-sweet romance from Choc Lit author Jane Lovering. Can two emotionally damaged people help each other and cancel out the hurt or will they simply tear themselves apart? Click here to view Please Don't Stop the Music by the same author. Jane Lovering on what inspired her to write Star Struck... 'The inspiration for Starstruck came (whisper this..) from my obsession with the sci fi show, Babylon 5, where I had the most massive crush on ranger Marcus Cole. Did I say crush? I mean, a true, deep and abiding love, of course, ‘crush’ is far too shallow a word for the emotions that I felt every week at 9.30. Babylon 5 is long gone, but I often wondered, if I’d been offered the chance to go and meet Jason Carter who played Marcus, would I have gone? If I had, what would I have said to him? Would I even have dared to ask for an autograph, or would I have been so crippled with hero-worship that I could only mutter at the carpet and blush a particularly unflattering shade of fuschia? And so, when I came to write Starstruck, I saw the perfect opportunity to explore the ‘what if’ of meeting a long-time crush...I mean, deep and abiding love. What if he appeared to return that love? What then? And what if my heroine had a reason for feeling unlovable and uncertain? So I gave her reasons for wanting to go to Nevada to meet her hero beyond simply wanting to get a signed photo – she wants to begin to turn her life around. And, in trying to build herself a new life and new memories, she gets drawn in to a power struggle between two men, one she’s been watching on screen and desiring for the last eighteen months, and one who’s just walked into her life. How would I have behaved if Jason Carter had done more than smile at me if I’d ever asked for his autograph? I’ll never know (unless you’re reading this, Jason, in which case, come and get me!) but I can explore the complicated emotions behind getting what you think you want in the storyline of Starstruck.'
Winner of the Festival of Romance - Best Romantic Read 2011. This is a charming, funny yet poignant read from the author of Starting Over. American Honor runs away to Brighton but finds that life doesn’t get anymore straightforward especially after she meets Martyn Mayfair. Click here to hear Sue Moorcroft read a ‘prequel’ chapter to her book Love & Freedom.
Within the first two pages the author gives us a clue that there is a mystery behind the child Daisy which lures us to read on with the story beginning in India and then shifting to England. Daisy shows early signs of acting talent, encouraged by her mother. Margaret James has an ability to transport us back into an age where life moved more slowly and moments were more savoured. Then morality was tighter and women were definitely at a disadvantage in the big wide world. The heroine grows up to become a touring actress and falls in love with two very different men, having turned away from her parents. The title takes its name from the gift of a gold chain by one of the men she falls in love with. The theme is all about choices - the different life directions that she takes as a result and the differing conclusions that follow at each cross roads of decision making. I found myself so immersed in Daisy’s dilemmas that I didn’t notice how long I had been reading; well written too and thought provoking and I would certainly recommend it for lovers of a really good tale set against a broad historical landscape.
Shortlisted for the RNA Comtemporary Romantic Novel Award 2012. April 2011 Debut of the Month. The portal to an alternate world was the start of all her troubles - or was it? When Eve Carpenter lands with a splash in the Thames, it's not the London or England she's used to. No one has a telephone or knows what a computer is. England's a third world country and Princess Di is still alive. But worst of all, everyone thinks Eve's a spy. Kate Johnson on the inspiration for The Untied Kingdom... 'I blame tuberculosis. I don’t think the BCG injection is routinely given in schools any more, but when I was 13 everyone had to go through the ritual of the agonisingly big needle, the sore swelling, the huge scab, and the inevitable dead arm from someone who thought it was funny to punch you there. But when I explained this to my Texan friend Amy, who happens to be a nurse, she said she’d never heard of it. She looked it up in her medical books, and related to me, with much hilarity, that it was an injection given only in third world countries. “Did you know you live in a third world country?” she asked me. “Well, it’d explain the transport system,” I replied.' Click here to read the full article.
Winner of the Big Red Reads Historical Fiction Award 2011. Following on from the success of her first novel Trade Winds (which we featured) The Scarlet Kimono is another beautifully written, historically accurate story with a real romance at its heart. Hannah Marston is a head strong girl who stows away on a ship bound for 17th-centrury Japan. While the journey on board is seemingly endurance enough, things take a turn for the worse after she is abducted by samurai warriors. But can fear turn to love?
Winner of the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2012 and the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2012. Sarah Broadhurst's comment... '“My congratulations to Jane Lovering for winning the Romantic Novel of the Year with Please Don’t Stop the Music (Choc Lit), a fresh and compulsive page-turner with an interestingly different hero and lots of past drama interestingly drip-fed to us in a lovely read”. And from The judges as a whole: “It was a narrow choice between Please Don’t Stop the Music and The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas, but Jane’s voice was fresh and new with an unexpected hero. It was a romance with dark undertones and it engaged with issues a lot of people recognise. Good humour throughout.” The Lovereading view... This racy, good-fun book entices you into the main characters in the first few pages. Then it gallops through their relationship and the revelations of their troubled pasts at such a pace that you won't realise how quickly your own time has passed as you read this delightful book. On one level, easy and approachable, on another deep and meaningful, you will enjoy meeting these characters and you will want to know more about them. Well worth reading. Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
A wonderful love story set against the backdrop of the First World War. Rose finds herself rebelling against her upper class family's wishes to marry someone approved by them who she doesn't love and instead goes off to the Front as a nurse. While there she falls for a soldier with a past, a man that her family would disapprove of completely. Worst of all he is married. The grim reality of war is brilliantly intertwined and vividly portrayed within the story of these two main protagonists which in turn gives a sense of realism and indeed closeness for the reader to the characters and to both time and the place. Read it to find out if love conquers all for Rose. It's well worth it.
Time to Curl Up....
with a Great Read
As the nights draw ever in, what could be better than curling up with a good, warming romp? ... ok, and a glass of red … and maybe a bar of chocolate … or two. Our ‘Choc Lit’ section is dedicated to quality women’s fiction.
There’s a wonderfully friendly yet professional approach at Choc Lit where authors are looked after in a way that doesn’t always happen in the larger publishing conglomerates. Their debut novel, The Importance of Being Emma by Juliet Archer was winner of the Big Red Reads Fiction Award 2011 and in 2012 Jane Lovering won the overall Romantic Novel of the Year award and Evonne Wareham the Joan Hessayon New Writer’s Award. Wow! Add these to the three awards in 2011 and two in March 2012 with Highland Storms winning the Best Historical Romantic novel and Please Don’t Stop the Music Best Romantic Comedy novel of the year awards they are definitley on the right track.
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"Choc Lit is a wonderful publisher to work for. Being with a small independent publisher means you feel like you're a part of the process every step of the way. You work as a team and everyone at Choc Lit is a delight, from the marketing director and editor to the cover designer and the enthusiastic reading panel. And the other authors are great too!" Christina Courtenay
“Working with Choc Lit is an absolute pleasure. They are so market-savvy and forward thinking and they publish the type of books I love to read, as well as to write.”
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