Thursday, June 4, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss by Krista Davis


From the publisher: Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company’s CEO, Joe Merano—and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.

As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie’s been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list…


Every book in Krista Davis' best-selling Domestic Diva mystery series is an action-packed adventure, and this one is no exception. Sophie is the event planner for Amore Chocolate's 60th anniversary, and a chocolate tasting is being held at the mansion of Joe Merano, the CEO of the company. Just before the party Sophie learns that Joe has gone missing, but the family wants that kept quiet. Then while cleaning up after the tasting, she finds the body of a competing chocolatier in the guest house, strangled with his chocolate-print tie! Add to that a possible box of poisoned chocolates, still more missing people, and poor Sophie is up to her eyeballs in trouble once again. Suspicious people with secrets galore are coming out of the woodwork.

In addition to the various members of the Merano family and Amore Chocolate's employees, we get to spend time with the characters from this series that we have grown to love. Sophie's new boyfriend is getting upset by the amount of time she spends with her ex-husband and ex-boyfriend. (Speaking of ex-husband Mars...he moves back in with Sophie to recover from a broken leg he gets when Natasha causes a plumbing disaster. It is hysterical.) And best friend Nina is fostering a chocolate lab puppy named...wait for it...Truffles!!!

Great characters, a charming small town, a compelling mystery, and oodles of chocolate...the purr-fect ingredients for a spectacular cozy!

Giveaway: Leave a comment by noon eastern on Wednesday, June 10th for your chance to win a copy of The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss. (US entries only, please.)

61 comments:

  1. Great series - and who doesn't love a chocolate kiss!!

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  2. I love Krista Davis' Domestic Diva mystery series, and The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss is on my TBR list. Thank you for the review for the book sounds like a fun read, and I love chocolate! It's a win-win. :D
    Thank you for the chance to win.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I love this series have been a fan from the beginning and can't wait to check out The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  4. I would love to read this book—thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  5. Thanks, Melissa! I loved The Diva Steals a Chocolate Kiss!

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  6. Chocolate and mystery.... Great Combination!
    afarage (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  7. What a delightful cozy. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. This series is great. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Love the series and the cover. I would love to win a copy, thank you for the chance. weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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  10. I would love someone to send me boxes of chocolate treats every day. If this book holds up to its cover it will be a real winner. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  11. This book sounds great. I love this series. Thank you for the chance
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  12. Thanks for the chance. rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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  13. great series. Can't wait. Thank you TOOOOO much!

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  14. A super great series. Kiss kiss. Gabi. gaeagon@gmail.com

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  15. I would love to win a copy! Thanks for having the giveaway.
    sharame_v80@yahoo.com

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  16. Love the tile and theme; thanks for the chance to win
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  17. Power of suggestion is working too well. Must have chocolate. Must read this book. Bobbipad at gmail dot com

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  18. I love all of Krista's books and have been looking forward to this one. Pattie.tierney@gmail.com

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  19. Truffles is becoming quite the popular name for real and fictional pets! :)

    The book sounds great!

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  20. Thanks, Truffles. Sounds like another great read.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  21. Sounds like a great read.

    I had a rabbit named Truffles, she was very sweet.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  22. I have never read any of this series. My friend told me about it so I went to the library and gt a couple. Now I'm hooked ! I would love to win the giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity.
    joytheforgottenone@yahoo.com

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  23. This sounds like a great read. Is there anything better to give or receive than a book? Love all the kitty pictures :).
    bobntoni@aol.com

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  24. Sounds great!
    Bski92@gmail.com

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  25. All those ex's sound like fun! I love the quirky characters in a cozy. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  26. Mochas (✅), Mysteries (Always), Meow (What else? My name is Kat) I am new to the "Cozy," and have exceeded my monthly book budget...oh, well, I'll cut back on something else! I LOVE MY COZY MYSTERIES! kat8762@aol.com

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  27. The Diva and Chocolate is an eye catching title for a cozy reader. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly win a copy. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  28. I love this series, one of my top favorites. I can't wait to find out who's sending the chocolates. Thanks for the chance to win.
    momzillasteel at gmail dot com

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  29. I love the Diva series! Cute tortie - my daughter adopted a dilute tortie who is mostly gray with some light yellow running through. Thanks for the giveaway. kuzlin at aol.com

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  30. What could be better than reading and eating chocolate? Reading about chocolate and eating chocolate! bessert57@gmail.com

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  31. I just read my first Diva book and loved it! Would love to read this one also. lenicooks@gmail.com

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  32. I love this series!
    lizc@mac.com

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  33. I haven't read any of this series yet as this is a new-to-me author, but this book sounds exciting!

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  34. Great series and chocolate too.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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  35. Chocolate and cats- can't go wrong with that combination.

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  36. I'm a chocoholic. . . Hope to win.

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  37. I'm a chocoholic. . . Hope to win.

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  38. I'm a chocoholic. . . Hope to win.

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  39. I would love to read this book! I love chocolate and it sounds like a great series!
    mittens0831@aol.com

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  40. Sounds like a great read, and who can go wrong with chocolate? Thank you for the chance to win. jeaniedannheim (at) ymail (dot) com

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  41. Perhaps Birthday luck will be with me-my birthday is June 10th! Chocolate is wonderful and so are Krista Davis' mysteries. I look forward to adding this book to my Diva collection!

    cozyupwithkathy @ gmail dot com

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  42. I love the cover! This sounds so good. Chocolate, need I say more!
    MarshaMysteryreader@yahoo.com

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  43. Awww, what a sweet picture. We love bellies on kitties - they are always so floofy and kissable. The book sounds good, but I'll pass on the drawing this time. I'm really back logged with books and simply must read the ones I have first. I'll probably get caught up this summer - I usually do.

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  44. Love this series, looking forward to reading this one.
    dotkel50@comcast.net

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  45. This book sounds awesome! All my favorite things: chocolate, cats, and a cozy mystery. catlaw2@comcast.net

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  46. I love all these books. Wonder why Sophie split with her ex. They seem to get along well

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  47. Love this review blog even though I am not the cat person I used to be. Sorry turned into an only dog person for family reason. Please dont hold that against me. Thanks for the opportunity to win a wonderful book. kayt18 at comcast dot net

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  48. Awesome review, sounds like a great read...mmmm Chocolate!

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  49. Cats and chocolate....what a winning combination. dbahn@iw.net

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  50. Thanks for the giveaway! Love, love, love this series and I can't wait to read this!
    smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  51. I would love to start reading this series. it sounds fun...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  52. This is a great series. Thanks for a chance at the new books.
    frybbe@gmail.com

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  53. This has turned into one of my favorite series ! Very entertaining and I love the blog!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  54. The first book in this series is coming up soon on my TBR pile. I'd love to add this one to it. ツ.
    bpwoodfield@gmail.com

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  55. Sounds terrific. I definitely want to read. choirlady27(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  56. Sounds like a good book.
    sgiden at verizon(.)net

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  57. Another winner in this fabulous series! I hope to win itsacatslife17 (at) yahoo dot com

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  58. Who can resist a chocolate kiss? I can't. So looking forward to reading this latest addition to this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

    robbfan141729@yahoo.com

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  59. This is a fun series, thanks for the info and chance to win the new title!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. a series I need to binge-read!!
    thank you for the giveaway........

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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