Chocolate covered cherries, cherry pie, so much love

Food is love, right? Now, before you get to taste Cherry Pie Cure—and find out what it is Susan’s cherry pie does and how—I want to tantalize your taste buds with something else.

First, a true story: the reason Susan makes cherry pie in the novel is because as I was marinating the idea—and licking my chocolate-covered fingers, because I had been making truffles at the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association Valentine’s Day workshop-party—I was thinking about the chocolate covered cherries one of my loves gave me. For no reason at all—or, for all the reasons, right? Because, chocolate, cherries, love. (Read more about that workshop–and how Cherry Pie Cure got written in How a story is born.)

So… that’s why Susan made cherry pie.

Second, speaking of cherries…  let me introduce you to Marteeka Karland. To quote Karland: “Nothing makes me happier than a feisty heroine bringing a bad ass, sexy as sin hero to his knees.” I asked Karland if she had any sexy as sin books that featured delicious or sinful food.

Turns out she has a title called Chocolate Covered Cheri:

Here’s its premise:

“Jedadiah Blackheart has had one thing on his mind since the company Christmas party and that’s getting his assistant, Cheri Dodson, armpit deep in a vat of chocolate so he can lick it all off. When his company lands the Choco Chocolate campaign, Jedadiah finds a way to live out his ultimate fantasy.”

OK, so Cherry Pie Cure—NOTHING like this. Nobody gets dipped in chocolate so don’t get your hopes up. Fortunately, if you are now obsessively needing to read a story that involves a chocolate covered Cheri… Marteeka Karland has one for you!

You can buy Chocolate Covered Cheri for your e-reader for less than the price of one Bernard Callebaut chocolate-covered cherry on Amazon.

So, I don’t know about you, but I now want to eat a lot of chocolate cherries. My love, the Valentine’s cherries are long gone, and I stretched my birthday ones out for as long as I could… do you think you could get me some chocolate covered cherries again, like, today?

I’m drooling.

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Finally… a here’s a non-gourmet, stuff easily found in your local grocery (trip to Safeway, anyone?) fairly simple (and not that time consuming) chocolate covered cherry recipe from

You’ll need three cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cups butter or margarine, 1/4 cup condensed sweet milk four teaspoons vanilla extract, a pinch of sold, one package of chocolate chips, and one jar of maraschino cherries. Then you do some mixing and cooling and dipping. Full recipe here, at

My love, don’t make these for me—I won’t be able to eat them. (God I miss diary. But that’s material for another post.) Just buy me those hand-dipped chocolate treasures that Bernard Callebaut marinates in Kirsch for five months.

Or something that will make me want to die from Epiphanie Chocolates.

I don’t want you to spend your time in the kitchen. We have other things to do.

COMING June 15, 2017

E-book pre-orders now live:

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Paperback pre-orders coming soon to:

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Want to find out how it got written? Check out How a story is born.

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About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance TELL ME, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery), the award-winning rom-com (she's versatile) CHERRY PIE CURE, and TEXT ME, CUPID--a (slightly dirty) love story for 21st century adults who don't believe in love... but want it anyway. A sought-after speaker and presenter, Colette is also the author of the Dirty Writing Secrets Series, which includes the non-fiction collection of essays ROUGH DRAFT CONFESSIONS: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway, 101 FLIRTY WRITING PROMPTS TO SEDUCE YOUR MUSE, and ORGANIZED CREATIVE. She's also the curator of the fab YYC Queer Writers anthologies Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Screw Chocolate, and A Queer Summer Night's in Cowtown. Releasing Spring 2020: CUPID IN MONTE CARLO.

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  1. Your book recs are fantastic–fun to read whether or not you read the recommended books!

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