Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Behind Chocolate Bars {+ Giveaway}


BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS by Kathy Aarons
◊ Series: A Chocolate Covered Mystery, Book 3
◊ Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
◊ Genre: Mystery, Suspense
◊ Publisher: Berkley (October 4, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 0425267253
◊ ISBN-13: 978-0425267257

SYNOPSIS:

          The national bestselling author of Truffled to Death returns with a mystery full of tricks and treats...
 
DOUBLE, DOUBLE-BOIL, AND TROUBLE…
 
Best friends and business partners Michelle and Erica have a monstrous to-do list as they prepare for the annual West Riverdale Halloween Festival. Their shop, Chocolates and Chapters, will have a booth at the event, where Michelle will serve spooky delights while Erica displays an assortment of spine-chilling books. Thank goodness the teenagers from Erica’s comic-book club are chipping in to help. But one of their volunteers winds up in trouble after a woman’s body is found in an abandoned house—with the teen’s superhero key ring close by.
          The teen swears he didn’t do it, but he’s obviously hiding something—leaving Michelle and Erica with a witch’s cauldron of questions. Soon they discover that the dead woman was tricking a whole bunch of people out of more than just treats. Now these two friends must go door-to-door if they hope to unmask a killer…

Includes Scrumptious Chocolate-Making Recipes!


Who won’t love a combination chocolate shop and bookstore with a cozy murder mystery thrown in?

Author Kathy Aarons draws readers into her latest cozy murder mystery with the perfect setting. The welcoming atmosphere of the Chocolates and Chapters store and the small town as a backdrop are a perfect pairing. The Halloween festivities enhances the story with a realistic feel befitting this time of the year.

Aarons has created characters that are likable, well-developed, and down-to-earth. The bond of family and friends adds depth to the story. The characters tackle issues and problems readers understand and can relate to.

The story moves at a good pace and holds your attention until the last page. There’s a good blend of mystery, suspense, romance, and bits of humor for a well-balanced story. An added bonus is mouthwatering chocolate-making recipes at the end.

BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS will satisfy your mystery craving and tempt your sweet tooth.

Behind Chocolate Bars by Kathy Aarons, A Chocolate Covered Mystery (Book #3), Berkley, @2016, ISBN: 978-0425267257, Mass Market Paperback, 304 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Penguin Random House, I have a print copy of BEHIND CHOCOLATE BARS by Kathy Aarons to giveaway. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only and will end at 12 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. A winner will be selected by the Rafflecopter widget and I’ll send an email with the subject line “Thoughts in Progress Giveaway.” The winner will have 72 hours to reply to the email or another winner will be selected. PLEASE be sure to check your spam folder from time to time after the giveaway ends to make sure the notification email doesn’t end up there. If you win and you’ve already won the book somewhere else or you just decided for whatever reason you don’t want to win (which is fine), once again PLEASE let me know.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Are you a fan of chocolate? If so, what’s your favorite chocolate treat? Don’t the treats on the cover of this book look too good to eat?

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22 comments:

  1. Chocolates and Chapters would be a very dangerous business for me. Two of my most favourite things under one roof...

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  2. This sounds like a great book to read on a stormy October day.

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  3. Sounds absolutely delicious! Love the cover.

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  4. You had me at chocolate... ;-)

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  5. You bet I like chocolate and books! For store bought, nothing beats a Reese's! And my neighbor makes the best chocolate fudge at the holidays. Thanks!

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  6. That's a really fun cover. Be one grows hungry for sweets while reading the book.

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  7. Chocolates and books? A winning combination, Mason! It sounds like a really fun read. Thanks for sharing this :-)

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  8. My favorite chocolate is Cadbury's milk chocolate. The cover is wonderful.

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  9. Hi Mason - difficult to refuse chocolate ... sounds a great read ... and I'm sure chocolate will be near by .. cheers Hilary

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  10. Books and chocolate? The only thing to add is tea!
    Libby

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  11. EWWWwwwwwwWWWWW, sounds like a great Halloween read! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  12. Sounds like a fun read, love the chocolate ghost treats on the cover. Have always had a weakness for chocolate but really became enamored with it when I had my first slice of chocolate flourless cake back in my college days. It is still my preferred way to eat chocolate.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com
    Lil

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  13. Sounds like a fun read, love the chocolate ghost treats on the cover. Have always had a weakness for chocolate but really became enamored with it when I had my first slice of chocolate flourless cake back in my college days. It is still my preferred way to eat chocolate.
    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com
    Lil

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  14. Oh lovely! Sounds like a great Halloween read.

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  15. This is a great cover! I love chocolate especially Hershey bars. Thank you!

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  16. I loved the first book, realized I missed the second, I need to correct that. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

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  17. Sounds like a very fun read. Just in time for Halloween. Love the cover. Best of success, Kathy!

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  18. Sounds like a good one to read on a cold night.

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  19. I am a huge fan of just about anything chocolate! This cover definitely looks delicious!

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  20. Of course I love chocolate! MMmmm. I probably like a good ol' Hershey's bar the best, but lately I have been buying Heath Bars. Had not had one in many years and this year I've eaten 10-20 of them!

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