A little background on Debra…
Winner of Romantic Times Reviewer’s Career Achievement “Series Storyteller of the Year” award in 2006, Debra Salonen’s 26 titles for Harlequin Publishing have sold more than 2.3 million copies, worldwide.
A six-time nominee for RT’s Best Superromance of the Year award, Debra took home that honor in 2011.
Love at the Chocolate Shop Book….
MONTANA SECRET SANTA – Ad exec Krista Martin, while feeling more Grinch than elf, still jumps at the chance to co-chair Marietta’s Secret Santa Society. Why not? Especially since brilliant, attractive, and innovative tech wunderkind Jonah Andrews has agreed to help. He’s well connected and Krista’s hoping for some advice on rebooting her career.
Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he’s had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah’s positive he’s glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa… and in love.
SWEET SUMMER’S KISS – A storybook kiss on New Year’s Eve at the Big Sky Mavericks Masked Ball in Marietta, Montana should have been the beginning of a grand romance for Gretchen Zabrinski and Daniel Andrews. But when Gretchen overhears a phone call from Daniel to his brother about what he really wants from a woman, she takes off…without leaving so much as a glass slipper behind.
Daniel wants a family. Gretchen will never be able to give him that. So why does fate keep throwing them together so cruelly? First, at a Copper Mountain Chocolate Shop Speed Dating event, then when he’s hired to open a new division at her PR firm. But competing, shoulder-to-shoulder, to sell the most exotic chocolate kisses for charity really is the last straw.
Is love a cosmic connection or a karmic joke? Sometimes, the answer reveals itself in a kiss—a sweet kiss shared beneath a warm Montana summer sky.
NOW LET’S GET TO KNOW DEBRA…
Let’s talk Chocolate. What’s your favorite kind and if all the Love at the Chocolate Shop authors got together – what would you bring as a dessert?
CHOCOLATE CRACKED EARTH (flourless chocolate cake) – (adapted from the foodnetwork.com/Tyler Florence)
How many books did you write in the series and who is your fav character?
I wrote two books, and I really struggle with picking a favorite character. I love each one equally when I’m writing their stories. But, looking back, I would say Jonah Andrews from Montana Secret Santa is my fave, because I have a soft spot in my heart for nerds. Plus, he’s a great dog dad and he was very supportive of his younger brother in Sweet Summer’s Kiss
Family. Hers is a very complex and interesting family dynamic. Now that she’s a mother, I wonder how she feels about her mother’s choices and how those choices impacted Sage and her sisters.
What did you love the most about writing in this series?
Marietta. I love this town, and I got to see it through four seasons, many holidays and the eyes of so many interesting characters. I love how the Love at the Chocolate Shop authors brought in familiar community members and introduced us to new characters. I really felt like I got to know Marietta better through this series.