Shirley Jump’s Sinfully Delicious Book Tour
Who doesn’t love Romance… well, I crave and need romance in every story. So I am super happy to welcome Shirley Jump today for her Sinfully Delicious Blog Tour!
The Bride Wore Chocolate
Enter the sinfully delicious universe of New York Times bestselling author Shirley Jump’s Sweet and Savory Romances with the USA Today and Amazon Top 20 bestseller – The Bride Wore Chocolate!
Life couldn’t be more perfect for Candace Woodrow. Her gourmet gift basket company is thriving, and she’s set to marry steady, dependable Barry. There’s just one wrench in the fairytale. Two weeks before her wedding she wakes up in the wrong man’s bed. Candace thinks she’ll be able to run out the door and forget all about Michael Vogler, but the Boston millionaire has other plans for the jittery bride.
As the wedding approaches, Candace’s life is further complicated by a thrill-seeking grandma and a meddlesome mother whose marriage track record rivals Elizabeth Taylor’s. She attempts to drown her sorrows in chocolate, but with a sexy bachelor appearing on her doorstep at every turn – she finds herself wondering if there’s enough of the sweet stuff in the world to stop her heart from racing every time he comes near.
*Special bonus material: Recipes written by the characters inside!*
Interview with Shirley Jump
Hi Shirley – Thank you so much for stopping at the Bookworms today! In The Bride Wore Chocolate Candace is about to get married when she meets the delicious Michael, so let’s talk a little about wedding, Candace and food!
If you could marry at any place in the world, which places would be your favorite places to marry? ( I have mine, it’s on a beautiful island in Malaysia – If I wouldn’t be married already, I would definitely marry there! )
Thank you for having me! I would totally get married on an island myself. A private island—for sure. We live near Clearwater Beach and the other weekend I saw FIVE weddings on the beach—amid all the sunbathers and street performers. If I was going to have a beach wedding, I wouldn’t want to hold it beside the chubby guy getting a tan in his Speedo 😉
From all the things that can go wrong during a wedding, what would be the worst for you?
For me, if the ceremony fell apart, that would be the worst. My reception had all kinds of disaster moments that we laughed off, but the ceremony is, after all, the important part, and I’d hate to see something happen during those precious moments. Although my veil did catch on fire during the ceremony (note to self: lift the veil before blowing out the unity candle) but I managed to blow it out before it became a huge issue 😉
Candace obviously loves chocolate; do you have a favorite when it comes to chocolate, and what is Candace’s favorite chocolate?
My favorite chocolate? I don’t think I could pick one! I definitely love milk chocolate. I’m not a fan of dark chocolate. Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are my go-to favorite when I’m having a bad day, for sure, but I’ll take about any kind of chocolate 😉
Candace’s favorite is Hershey Kisses. They’re quick and easy to eat, you can stash them in your pocket, and when they’re such little bites, it’s easy to discount the calories!
The Bride Wore Chocolate comes with some recipes inside, which I think is a fabulous idea! Would you mind sharing one chocolate related today with us?
Certainly! I make these cookies all the time!
Rebecca’s Chuck-the-Guilt Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 twelve-ounce package of to-die-for semisweet chocolate chips
Set the oven to 375 degrees. Take out some of the day’s stress by beating together the butter, sugars, vanilla, and eggs. Don’t even think about how your time could be better spent cooking dinner, cleaning toilets or walking the dog—these cookies are designed to erase guilt, not add to the total. Quick, before anyone comes in and catches you making cookies, stir in the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the nuts.
Hold a tiny moment of silence before adding the sacred chocolate chips. Ignore your own advice about salmonella poisoning and taste the raw dough. If the kids come in, lie your brains out and tell them it’s a new kind of broccoli casserole. These are your cookies. You worked hard for them.
Drop by huge spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for ten minutes. Inhale deeply while allowing the cookies to cool (be sure all spouses, children and anyone else of cookie-eating age is upwind). Then gorge on as many as it takes to erase any guilty feelings you might be having. Hide in the bathroom and lock the door if you need privacy for your guilt-fest.
Remember: feeling guilty burns enough calories to cancel out the cookies.
Cooking also plays a big role in your life, what would your husband says is your best recipe?
My husband loves pretty much everything I cook, and he’s not a picky eater, thank goodness. He loves my Eggs Benedict (which is so decadent, we rarely eat it) and the brined and roasted turkey I make every Thanksgiving.
From all the books you wrote and published which one is your favorite? (If you are able to pick just one…)
It’s like picking a favorite child! I always say the current one (THE SWEETHEART RULES), because that’s the one that I just wrote and has the warmest memories in my heart. Plus, it has a Coast Guard hero—what’s not to love about a man in uniform!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Thank you for having me! Tell me, readers, do you have a go-to chocolate recipe or a wedding disaster to share?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.
Look for her new and improved re-released Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon, and her Sweetheart Sisters series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN and continuing in April 2014 with THE SWEETHEART RULES. Visit her website at www.shirleyjump.com or read recipes and life adventures at www.eating-my-words.com.
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So let me repeat Shirley’s Question again:
do you have a go-to chocolate recipe or a wedding disaster to share?