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Curl up with a great romantic read this autumn - all from the delicious publisher Choc Lit.

Featured Books
Do Opposites Attract? by Kathryn Freeman
Do Opposites Attract?
Kathryn Freeman
July 2014 Debut of the Month. If you are looking for easy, relaxing romance then the Choc Lit authors should suit you. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/07/2014
The Secret Kiss of Darkness by Christina Courtenay
The Secret Kiss of Darkness
Christina Courtenay
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2014
The Reluctant Bride by Beverley Eikli
The Reluctant Bride
Beverley Eikli
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. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2013
Beneath an Irish Sky by Isabella Connor
Beneath an Irish Sky
Isabella Connor
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
New England Rocks by Christina Courtenay
New England Rocks
Christina Courtenay
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013
The Elephant Girl by Henriette Gyland
The Elephant Girl
Henriette Gyland
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
A Stitch in Time by Amanda James
A Stitch in Time
Amanda James
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. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
Out of Sight Out of Mind by Evonne Wareham
Out of Sight Out of Mind
Evonne Wareham
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2012
The Gilded Fan by Christina Courtenay
The Gilded Fan
Christina Courtenay
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,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/02/2013
The Road Back by Liz Harris
The Road Back
Liz Harris
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
Vampire State of Mind by Jane Lovering
Vampire State of Mind
Jane Lovering
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2012
Run Rabbit Run by Kate Johnson
Run Rabbit Run
Kate Johnson
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/04/2012
Highland Storms by Christina Courtenay
Highland Storms
Christina Courtenay
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2011
Persuade Me by Juliet Archer
Persuade Me
Juliet Archer
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2011
Star Struck by Jane Lovering
Star Struck
Jane Lovering
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
The Golden Chain by Margaret James
The Golden Chain
Margaret James
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2011
The Untied Kingdom by Kate Johnson
The Untied Kingdom
Kate Johnson
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2011
Please Don't Stop the Music by Jane Lovering
Please Don't Stop the Music
Jane Lovering
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2011
The Silver Locket by Margaret James
The Silver Locket
Margaret James
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/10/2010
Hubble Bubble by Jane Lovering
Hubble Bubble
Jane Lovering
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/06/2013
The Wedding Diary by Margaret James
The Wedding Diary
Margaret James
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’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/05/2013
No Such Thing as Immortality by Sarah Tranter
No Such Thing as Immortality
Sarah Tranter
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/12/2012
Up Close by Henriette Gyland
Up Close
Henriette Gyland
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/12/2012
Dream a Little Dream by Sue Moorcroft
Dream a Little Dream
Sue Moorcroft
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2012
Move Over Darling by Christine Stovell
Move Over Darling
Christine Stovell
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2012
Never Coming Home by Evonne Wareham
Never Coming Home
Evonne Wareham
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2012
Love & Freedom by Sue Moorcroft
Love & Freedom
Sue Moorcroft
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/06/2011
The Scarlet Kimono by Christina Courtenay
The Scarlet Kimono
Christina Courtenay
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2011
Some Veil Did Fall by Kirsty Ferry
Some Veil Did Fall
Kirsty Ferry
I am a big fan of this particular publisher, almost anything they choose is well worth a read but when it has a slightly wacky, unreal feel then it’s a bit special. This one features a freelance journalist looking for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/10/2014
Monsoon Mists by Christina Courtenay
Monsoon Mists
Christina Courtenay
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Doctor January by Rhoda Baxter
Doctor January
Rhoda Baxter
Our heroine Beth has spent her life being dominated and now has a bad inferiority complex which, of course, encourages more domination. Her boss is a chauvinistic bastard and her ‘absent’ man a control freak. She, however, is a very...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2014
Somewhere Beyond the Sea by Amanda James
Somewhere Beyond the Sea
Amanda James
Tristan and Karen, with two lovely children, move back to Tristan’s roots in Cornwall and rather strangely Karen develops agoraphobia and seldom leaves the house and garden. The local vicar’s wife befriends her and tries to get her to join...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
How I Wonder What You are by Jane Lovering
How I Wonder What You are
Jane Lovering
This author often has some fey or magical touch to her romances which I find quite charming. In this one we have lights in the sky which seemingly only our two main characters can see. Set on the Yorkshire moors...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/05/2015
How I Wonder What You are by Jane Lovering
How I Wonder What You are
Jane Lovering
This author often has some fey or magical touch to her romances which I find quite charming. In this one we have lights in the sky which seemingly only our two main characters can see. Set on the Yorkshire moors...
Format: Electronic book text - Released: 01/01/1970
The Wedding Proposal by Sue Moorcroft
The Wedding Proposal
Sue Moorcroft
Once lovers, now estranged for some four years and unexpectedly forced together over a summer working in Malta, sparks fly and old sores are opened in a charming romance that demands a happy ending and it’s great fun getting there. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Follow Me Follow You by Laura E. James
Follow Me Follow You
Laura E. James
Single mum with 4-year old Seth and a demanding internet job finds life tough. A childhood sweetheart, who made good as a stunt artist in Hollywood, re-enters her life as tragedy has just beset him. His wife and one son...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
Follow a Star by Christine Stovell
Follow a Star
Christine Stovell
A charming, predictable romance which has May answering an ad to crew a yacht from Devon to Woodbridge. When she reports for duty she discovers the elderly owner has been taken ill and his young nephew is moving the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Highwayman's Daughter by Henriette Gyland
The Highwayman's Daughter
Henriette Gyland
A lovely, light, frothy, eighteenth century adventure that sees baby Cora adopted by dashing highwayman Ned and eventually taking over his role when illness forces her to find money for medicine and treatment. So off she goes a-robbing and a-loving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2014
Flight to Coorah Creek by Janet Gover
Flight to Coorah Creek
Janet Gover
This is a romance with heart and soul, the perfect read to escape reality for a few hours. Become lost in a different landscape, one of red earth, blazing blue skies and miles of wilderness, where support and trust is...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2014
Is This Love? by Sue Moorcroft
Is This Love?
Sue Moorcroft
Sarah Broadhurst's view... Tamara was seriously hurt in a hit-and-run car accident when she was 17 and now has a mental age of 10. She lives with her mother. Her sister, Lyddie, lives close by and is very attentive. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
A Bargain Struck by Liz Harris
A Bargain Struck
Liz Harris
A dramatic story of a ‘mail order wife’ in 19th century America when all a man really wants is someone to look after the homestead and give him a son. This fellow gets a disfigured woman who bares him a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
The Silent Touch of Shadows by Christina Courtenay
The Silent Touch of Shadows
Christina Courtenay
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/07/2012
To Turn Full Circle by Linda Mitchelmore
To Turn Full Circle
Linda Mitchelmore
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2012
The Penny Bangle by Margaret James
The Penny Bangle
Margaret James
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...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2012
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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.

Happy authors make good books:
christine courtenay"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

christine 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.”
Sue Moorcroft

christine courtenay “We're all very lucky to be with Choc Lit. I personally never want to be published by anyone else.” Margaret James

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