Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Death By Chocolate

I'm told that the term "Death By Chocolate" is trademarked, which is too bad for whoever holds the trademark, since people use it all the time. It's kind of like trying to trademark "This End Up" or "Hot Enough For Ya?"

Death By Chocolate has become a catch-all term, a title given to any number of desserts that have three qualities in common:
  • super-rich
  • super-chocolaty
  • super-caloric
They're usually super-messy, too, all gooey and drippy and oozy and luscious....

Perhaps Captain Hook of the musical Peter Pan put it best when he said:

The Boys, who have no mother sweet,
No one to show them their mistake,
Won't know it's dangerous to eat,
so damp, and rich a cake!!!

But Death By Chocolate doesn't have to be a cake. It can be a pudding, a cheesecake, a pie, an ice cream, or a combination of any or all of these. Or it can be a book.

I've just bought DEATH BY CHOCOLATE by Julie Anne Lindsey. I mean, listen to the blurb:

Ruby Russell has reached her limit.  When she discovers her hipster husband has a dirty little secret, she whips him up a Viagra-infused-chocolate mousse punishment, but in the morning, her husband’s a stiff.  Armed with a lifetime of crime show reruns and Arsenic and Old Lace on DVD, Ruby and her best friend Charlotte try to lay low until after Ruby’s son’s wedding, but a nosey therapist, meddling minister and local news reporter are making it very difficult to get away with murder.

And look at that cover! Doesn't that just look like something our own mascot, Sugar, would love? How could I resist that book, eh? Head over to Laurie's Non-paranormal Thoughts and Reviews for an excerpt and character interview, and then join me in stalking being a respectful fan of Julie Anne.

Marian Allen
Fantasies, mysteries, comedies, recipes


Gayle said...

Sugar would love it, Marian! :-D

Amanda Borenstadt said...

Now I'm hungry. :)

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