Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Twas the Night Before Valentine's Day...

...and Melody Sweet had a secret!

Bonbons & Truffles tells the story of lonely chocolatier Melody Sweet and her Valentine's Day surprise. It is a Wild Rose Press best seller and recently received two great reviews from the Long & Short of It and Night Owl Romance. If you read Bonbons before Valentine's Day, you could win a gift certificate to The Wild Rose Press store in my contest. Check out my website at http://www.teriwilson.net/ for links to the reviews and the details for the contest. It is simple to win!

Here is a little nibble:

Filled to the brim with joy, Melody danced and twirled down the cobblestone path leading up to the chocolate shop with Bonbon prancing tiny circles around her feet. Melody halted, tumbling the puppy in a heap beside her.

Her eyes grew wide as she stared at a huge bouquet of daisies wrapped with a pink satin ribbon lying on the steps of her shop. “Where in the world did these come from?” Melody muttered.

Bonbon cocked her head to one side at the sound of her voice.

After looking over her shoulder for mysterious daisy-carrying strangers lurking in the shadows, Melody scooped up the flowers and walked up the wooden steps to her apartment. While Melody found a vase for the daisies, Bonbon busied herself exploring her new home. With lingering anticipation, Melody unwrapped the fragrant bundle to find a small pink envelope buried among the green foliage.

“Great! Now we’ll have an answer to the daisy mystery.” Even though this was Melody’s first night as a pet owner, she found talking to her new puppy very natural.

Bonbon watched Melody open the tiny envelope with big puppy eyes. Melody let out a squeal and Bonbon scampered away. The small card was written in precise, careful handwriting.

Chocolate Girl,
I hope you have a happy sweetheart’s day.
You looked radiant this afternoon.
Shy Boy

Melody’s trance was interrupted by the unmistakable sound of crunching. A tell-tale petal poked out of Bonbon’s lips. “You naughty puppy!”

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