Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!
I am so happy to welcome Krista Davis back to Escape With Dollycas today!
One of my favorite characters in THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS came out of nowhere, pretty much complete. It’s odd but not unusual that characters do that. What’s stranger still is that those characters are often the most fun and interesting.
Nonni Merano came to America as a young woman. She learned English on the fly and opened a chocolate shop with her husband. Now she’s the tiny little matriarch of the Merano family, retired and darling, but don’t cross her!
She showed up dressed entirely in blue, her white hair neatly pinned up in a bun. Not a speck of makeup touched her face. She walks with the aid of a cane but that doesn’t stop her from cooking up a storm.
When problems of a murderous kind begin to plague the Merano family, Nonni goes to Sophie Winston for help, promising to repay her by teaching her to make Tiramisu Nonni-style. Sophie has trouble saying no to sweet Nonni and soon finds herself knee deep in chocolates and murder.
The recipe for Nonni’s Tiramisu is in THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS as well as my favorite, Double Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding. In fact, there’s a loaf of challah on my kitchen counter right now so I can make it again! Super easy, but watch out because it’s addictive!
About Krista Davis
New York Times Bestselling author Krista Davis writes the Domestic Diva Mysteries. The 9th book, THE DIVA STEALS A CHOCOLATE KISS will be for sale in bookstores on June 2nd and is available for pre-order now.
Krista also writes the Paws & Claws Mysteries for animal lovers that debuted with MURDER, SHE BARKED. The sequel, THE GHOST AND MRS. MEWER is available now, and the 3rd book, MURDER MOST HOWL releases in December.
Like her characters, Krista has a soft spot for cats, dogs, and sweets. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with three dogs and two cats.
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The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss
(A Domestic Diva Mystery)
A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
The Berkley Publishing Group (June 2, 2015)
Published by The Penguin Group
Setting – Virginia
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book ASIN: B00THXQG2M
The New York Times bestselling author of The Diva Wraps It Up unwraps an all-new tale in which chocolate is the kiss of death…
Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company’s CEO, Joe Merano—and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.
As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie’s been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list…
Includes delicious recipes and entertaining tips!
I love this series. Sophie and Natasha are just wonderful characters. Sophie is very soothing and handles things in a very sensible way and Natasha seems to have no common sense whatsoever and poor Mars is caught right in the middle. Add a little murder to the mix along with a jealous boyfriend and chocolate and you have a fantastic story
I love the way Krista Davis writes. Her characters are quite a quirky mix, perfect for a cozy mystery. This time we meet Joe Merano and his family, the owners of Amore’ Chocolates. They have a very complex history and it may be coming back to haunt them. When Joe goes missing and another man is killed in their guest house Nonni immediately says the family is cursed. Well Sophie is on the case and she hopes to find Joe and a killer too.
Nonni is my favorite character this time. She is a very strong, wise and opinionated woman who keeps her family on their toes.
Davis gives us a story with many twists and spins. She drops the clues with the hand of a master leading the reader at a perfect pace. The antics of Natasha will have you laughing out loud and feeling for Mars as he deals with her outlandish ideas. Thankfully Sophie is there to help but Alex doesn’t like it one bit. We are also treated by tips from Sophie and Natasha at the start of each chapter. These bring a few giggles too.
Don’t forget the chocolate, you will be craving it from the first page to the last so be sure to stock up. Krista is nice enough to include a few recipes, Nonni’s Tiramisu and Double Chocolate Bourbon Bread Pudding are just 2 I would love to try.
I highly recommend this book and all the others in this series. Grab it today and enjoy!
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Comments on “Cozy Wednesday with Krista Davis – Author of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss – Giveaway too!”
Sigh…would love to win…
I adore the Domestic Diva Mystery series (Krista Davis was my first cozy mystery author), and I am looking forward to reading The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss! Thank you for the chance to win a copy. 🙂 *Doing a happy dance*
This story sounds pretty good.
Yummy series. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love this series and can’t wait to check out the new one in June. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love this series! Thanks for the giveaway.
i love quirky characters and am sure I’d love this series! Thanks for sharing with us!
A good story and recipes, too. How can you go wrong. Sounds good to me.
what a great series! Thanks for the chance to win.
I always know I will enjoy a book written by Krista.
No need to enter me in the drawing, just wanted to say I am such a fan of this series. Love love it. I look forward to every release.
Sounds like a fabulous read.
I love this series and would love to win this book!
A delightful book which interests me. thanks.
I absolutely love this series and can’t wait to get my hands on this one. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.
I love Krista and the Domestic Diva series! If you haven’t read them yet, what are you waiting for?
So excited to rejoin Sophie and the gang for another mystery! I love this series!
You had me at chocolate! LOL Would love to win. Thanks for the chance.
Wow!! looks like great cozy mystery.
Chocolate kisses are almost as good as the real thing. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds like a great book. It must be, it has chocolate!
I have a newbie to this Cozie Mysterie and love to read. So this site is great for me. I could spend hours here just checking out all the books. Thanks for your time.
chocolate & cozy mystery – my two faves!!! would love to win!!! 😀
I love this author–she has a definite writing style that is so fun and cozy and fun! I love all her series.
it sounds like a good book.sounds like my kind of book
Can’t wait to read this next book, would love to win, lilflynracer at msn.com
I can’t eat chocolate, but I love to read about it!
Hi. Thank you for the chance to win. I love this series. I follow you on fb.
Krista, Nonni sounds great! Looking forward to Sophie’s next adventure, thanks for the chance to win!
Double chocolate bourbon bread sounds like a dream come to. Can’t wait to read the book and get the recipe.
Mystery and chocolate – a great combination! This sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Looking forward to reading this one.
Love this series. I just finished rereading it. I make sure that my local library carries it too.
Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win.
Love your site, you give such insight to great Mystery books, love it.
Thanks for the chance to win! And thanks for the review!
Hi I would love to win! Krista book looks great! Can’t wait to read!
Love this series and still look forward to new relapses!!!! Thanks for review and giveaway!!!
Sounds like a great addition to a fun series.
Congratulations Krista on this latest release! Thank you for giving me many hours of pleasure reading this series. And thank you Lori for the chance to win!
Looking forward to reading this tile
I really enjoy this series! Thanks for the chance to win!
This sounds like another great addition to this series.
I love this series, absolutely one of my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.
Not sure how I missed this one!
A cozy and chocolate—what could be more perfect.
I really enjoy Krista Davis’ Diva series. I can’t wait to read this one too! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
This sounds like a good read. I hope i win.
Thank you for the giveaway! I love this series and I’m looking forward to reading this!
I am so excited to read this and thank so much for the giveaway!
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