5 Romance Novels for Foodies

One of the best things that go together is food and romance. After all, what’s more sexy than having your partner cook (or buy, for those of us who are challenged in the kitchen) our favorite meal for us? So here are 10 romance novels for foodies.

1) New Free Chocolate Sex by Keith Lowe

cvr9780743482103_9780743482103_hrGenre: Contemporary

Page Count: 336 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.14/5 stars

Can your sworn enemy become your romantic obsession? What lies between sugar and spice? Do personal tastes ever change? And when should we try something new? As this irresistible novel reminds us, sometimes love is the least predictable flavor in life’s box of chocolates.

Matt, the brilliant young marketing director of the confectionery Trundel & Barr, loves chocolate. To him it represents sensuousness and innocent joy; it is to be adored, worshipped — and exploited — at every opportunity. For Samantha, however, chocolate represents something more sinister: While researching for a television documentary she learns that there is a darker side to Trundel & Barr, in the horrendous conditions of its African cocoa plantations. So Sam sets out to expose Matt — until she finds herself locked up with him in his own chocolate factory. Stuck together, they are at risk of having a complete meltdown. But if Sam and Matt can find a way to confront their differences and learn to accept each other’s passion for chocolate, their bitter situation stands a chance of turning out sweet….

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Book Review: Eternity by Maggie Shayne

6baad4c8166fb3b89d4ff0a592bfab85300 years ago, Raven St. James was hanged for witchcraft. But she revives among the dead to find herself alive. She is an Immortal High Witch, one of the light. A note from her mother warns that there are others, those of the Dark, who preserve their own lives by taking the hearts of those like her.

Duncan Wallace’s forbidden love for the secretive lass costs him his life.

300 years later, he loves her again, tormented by hazy memories of a past that can’t be real. She tells him of another lifetime, claims to be immortal. Though he knows she’s deluded, he can’t stay away. And the Dark Witch after her heart is far closer than either of them know.

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How to Save the World and Promote Your Book or Blog in Two Minutes

Not only can you get your book promoted, but you can be a superhero. In fact, you can help save millions of lives.

Too good to be true? Sounds it. But it’s not

Lover’s Quarrel is pleased to raise money for the Borgen Project, a nonprofit advocacy organization whose goal is to eliminate extreme poverty by mobilizing Congress to pass life-saving bills and to increase foreign aid. By turning to Congress for reforming and passing laws to make aid more efficient, the Borgen Project is able to save millions of lives every year.

Lover’s Quarrel will feature or promote your blog and book in exchange for a donation. 

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3 Ways to Listen to Audiobooks for Free

Audiobooks are really great for when you want to read, but you’re working with your hands. Whether you’re doing the dishes, cooking dinner, or commuting, sometimes you’re not able to hold a book. Audiobooks are great for that. But they’re even better if they’re free. So here are 5 ways you can listen to audiobooks for free.

1) Llibrivox_logoibriVox

LibriVox.org is a website with free public domain books read by volunteers around the world. They have over 10,000 works catalogued and are adding more all the time. Even if you don’t like the classic books you read in high school, you’ll find so many more interesting and amazing books to read and enjoy.

 

2) Free Audiobooks App by RB Audiobooks

This is a great app that I use quite a bit. You can either stream the books from the internet or download them for on the go. There’s a wide variety of books here, again from the public domain. Currently, I’m listening to The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart through this app, and I’m really enjoying it. You can find it quickly by going to the app store and typing in “free audiobooks”.

3) Library of Public Domain YouTube Channel

There are plenty of audiobook channels on YouTube, but this one has one of the largest selections. With over 13,000 videos, there are plenty of choices for everyone.

What’s your favorite way to listen to free audiobooks? Comment below.