Sex, Wine & Chocolate
Alana Jones is smart, beautiful and successful. She has a good head for business and just so happens to own one of the most popular restaurants in the city: The Cocoa Marra. Although she hasn’t found “the one” yet, her life is filled with love, fun and excitement, which she usually experiences with her two best friends--one of which is Simeon, the head chef of her restaurant.
Unfortunately for Simeon, Alana hasn’t noticed that he has secretly been in love with her since college. And the arrival of Alex, a handsome, charming new sous chef, will stir up a competition in more than just the kitchen. Alana’s slow-paced love soon kicks into high gear as wine-soaked confessions, steamy encounters and the sweet temptation of chocolate become all too regular.
A secret affair, coupled with a secret crush, force her to wonder if the recipe for true love is something one stumbles upon, or if it’s cooked up over time. In either case, will she have more than the perfect recipe for drama as business, pleasure, friendships, love, wine and chocolate all collide?
About B. Martin (Detroit, Michigan Author)
What started out as a poetry assignment has blossomed into a full writing career for authorpreneur Brandi Martin. After writing several poems and short stories and sticking them in her dresser drawer, her writing craft soon took on a life of its own. Many times, against her own will. As characters took on their own personalities and lifestyles, one short story soon grew into a full novel—taking readers on a literary roller coaster where they never want to get off. Her keen attention to detail and masterful ability to weave in multiple attitudes and altitudes leaves readers craving more with every turn of the page.
And while many people may prefer one genre over another, with Brandi’s literary masterpieces, one never has to choose. Packed with episodes of true love and romance, with a hint of adult humor and erotica, Brandi blends real-life drama with the secret desires many people only hope and wish for. Unlike many authors, who simply want to write and publish a good book, Brandi is strategic about making the pages come to life for her readers—allowing them to escape to a place where they have a front-row seat to life, love and laughter.
In her debut novel, Sex, Wine & Chocolate, readers experience an up-close and personal look at the life of a flourishing entrepreneur who’s struggling to balance life and love. When she’s caught between a tug-o-war of the heart versus her mind, will she choose familiarity or love at first sight? When skeletons emerge from the closet, readers will indulge in the twists and turns of the characters as they plateau at a new level of arousal. Before it’s all said and done, she artfully invokes much more than the five senses—she pulls on the heartstrings of men and women alike and won’t let them go. In addition to her first project, readers can expect a book of poetic prose and her sophomore project and novel, 10 Lies, to be released in 2018.