First of all, I had to ask her about chocolate.
What’s your favourite kind of chocolate? Do you have one?
Roxanne: Favorite chocolate: dark chocolate covered salted caramels (just like in the book! I’ll attach the recipe!)
Charlene: Do you have a go-to, home remedy, or does chocolate cure everything? :)
Roxanne: Chocolate is good. Very, very good. Nibbling on a piece while soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salts and a good book will cure pretty much everything!
Charlene: Do you have any new year’s resolutions?
Roxanne: New Year’s resolutions... this year I want to get back into painting. I’ve done watercolors before and love it. This year, I’m going to try oils! I’ve already bought my supplies... now I just have to get brave enough to open them and start! Yikes!
Charlene: Can you tell us what’s in store for 2017?
This year I’ve got four releases scheduled: two books coming out with Tule Publishing – THE CHOCOLATE CURE, which as you’ve mentioned is now out, and tells the story of Maddie Cash and Mick Meyer! And then THE CHOCOLATE COMEBACK, which features Maddie’s twin sister Deirdre, another reforming party-girl and the stern Isaac Litton – and Isaac’s brother Mark, who has Down Syndrome. THE CHOCOLATE COMEBACK comes out in April. Both these stories are part of a 12-book multi-author series called Love at the Chocolate Shop, with Tule Publishing’s Montana Born Books. While each book stands alone, there’s also an overarching storyline about a mysterious character who gets her own story in the final book. These are the books so far:
Oct/2016: Melt My Heart, Cowboy, by CJ Carmichael https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01K6UYXCO/
Nov/2016: A Thankful Heart, by Melissa McClone https://www.amazon.com/Thankful-Heart-Love-Chocolate-Shop-ebook/dp/B01MA0G2RC/
Dec/2016: Montana Secret Santa, by Debra Salonen https://www.amazon.com/Montana-Secret-Santa-Love-Chocolate-ebook/dp/B01M1AO5RM/
Jan/2017: The Chocolate Cure, by Roxanne Snopek https://www.amazon.com/Chocolate-Cure-Love-Shop-Book-ebook/dp/B01MDPHP6I/
Feb/2017: The Valentine Quest, by Melissa McClone https://www.amazon.com/Valentine-Quest-Love-Chocolate-Shop-ebook/dp/B01N3MPTH7/
Mar/2017: Charmed by Chocolate, by Steena Holmes https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N0TBDEO/
Apr/2017: The Chocolate Comeback, by Roxanne Snopek (not yet available for pre-order)
I’m currently developing the next book in my Sweetheart Hunter series, by Tule Publishing. SERIOUSLY, SWEETHEART, scheduled for fall/17, follows the first novel FOREVER YOURS, SWEETHEART, and the novella SHAMELESS SWEETHEART, which came out in 2015.
And finally, SUNSET BAY SANCTUARY, the first book in my Sunset Bay Sanctuary series, with Kensington/Zebra books, is scheduled for release in December 2017. Set in a wellness ranch on the rugged Oregon coast, it features a surgeon with PTSD, a dog trainer, an adopted daughter looking for her mother, a bunch of characters with secrets, horses, dogs and scenery that makes me want to move there. I love this series, as you can tell!
The back cover:
The Chocolate Cure
No more chocolate! No more meddling! No more men!
New Year’s resolutions are great. Announcing them in a crowded bar, with a chocolate martini in her hand? Not Maddie Cash’s finest moment. It’s time this new realtor got serious about her life and this time, she means it.
But when hospital volunteering lands her at the bedside of bruised and battered Mick Meyer, who has no knowledge of Maddie’s reputation – and no memory of the kiss he begged from her during that long, pain-filled night, her best-laid plans are put in jeopardy. It’s not just his sweet tooth that’s tempting her.
The hunky bush pilot with the concussion has an old family property to unload. Making this sale could be Maddie’s professional salvation. But when Mick turns on the charm, she’s in danger of forgetting all her best intentions… on chocolate… on meddling… and especially on men