Thursday, February 13, 2014

Romance Authors Share Their Top 3 Favorite Sweets HAPPY EVER AFTER

by Jessie Potts)

On this Valentine's Day, I asked some of our favorite authors what their favorite candy is (and I let them pick only three!). Here's what they wish their sweeties would give them:

Kresley Cole, author of Dark Skye (August)


Snickers Minis (in sufficient quantities!)

Snickers new giant — drag back into lair and do not come out short of fire — 1-pound bar. Snickers is the perfect food for any occasion.

Jay Kristoff, author of Kinslayer

Jelly Babies

Sherbies (you won't have them in the states, which should make you weep tears of blood)

Mint Leaves

Mary Calmes, author of Floodgates (March)

I try to never have a lot of chocolate in the house because if I do I'll eat

it before my oatmeal:

Ghirardelli Mint Bars

Macadamia Nut Kisses

All Ghirardelli bars

Beth Revis, author of Dead Man's Hand (May)

Kinder Surprise Eggs (because I am a kid at heart and love the toys inside)

Lindt Chocolate Truffles (put them in the freezer and drop them in coffee or eat them straight — divine!)

Liquid Truffles from French Broad Chocolate Lounge (it's like drinking heaven)

Amy Lane, author of Shiny

Peanut butter and chocolate

Salty and Sweet

Dark and Bright

Opposites attract, nom!

J.K. Hogan, author of I Survived Seattle (March)

Hmm ... I have pretty weird candy choices:

Haribo Gummi-Bears (has to be that brand)

Andes mints

5th Avenue candy bars

Tara Lain, author of Wolf in Gucci Loafers (April)

Dubble Bubble chewing gum (Does bubble gum count as candy?)

Chocolate-covered Nougat with nuts

Dark chocolate-covered raisins from Trader Joe's

Thea Harrison, author of The Gift of Happiness

Chocolove Toffee & Almonds in Milk Chocolate

Chocolove Almonds & Sea Salt in Dark Chocolate (love that touch of sea salt!)

Gorgeous handmade chocolates from Chocolatier Blue — they're expensive, but beautiful and wonderful for a special treat!

Shelly Laurenston, author of Bite Me (March 2014)

For eating from a box like a decadent ruler surveying her empire: See's Dark Nougat.

For baking purposes (for a rich dark chocolate ganache or chocolate chunks in my killer chocolate-chip cookies): Sirius 70% from Iceland and Leonidas 70% from Belgium. And, yes, I included the cacao percentage because this is chocolate we're talking about, people. Not some run-of-the-mill treat.

CHOCOLATE. The gods gave us that and fire ... we really don't need much else for true survival.

Sophie Jordan, author of Uninvited

Peanut Butter cups



Vivian Arend, author of Rocky Ride

Dutch licorice. The saltier, the better. And, no, you can't have any of mine. It's an acquired taste, and watching people who insist they want to try one then spit it out is too sad to suffer through anymore!

Sour soothers/gummies. Pucker power FTW!

See's Peanut Brittle. *looks for my lovely reader friend who brought me a box during RT*

Elisabeth Staab, author of Hunter by Night (June)

(I try to pretend like I'm flirting with healthy when I eat chocolate.)

Dark chocolate-dipped strawberries from the Godiva store

Scharffen Berger Extra Dark — it's a delightfully bittersweet, high-cacao-content chocolate bar

Pretty much any chocolate paired with peanut butter, because peanut butter is my personal Kryptonite.

Gennifer Albin, author of Teaching Roman

Basically, if there is chocolate involved, I'm happy, but if I have to choose, I would say chocolate caramels (the chewy kind)

Chocolate ice cream (rich and dark, please)

Chocolate-covered pretzels (my go-to snack for flights)

Andrew Grey, author of One Good Deed

Caramel with dark chocolate

Dark chocolate coconut clusters

Chocolate-covered pretzels

Eve Langlais, author of Freakn' Cougar

My top three treats (the kind that will get your hand slapped if you try to steal any):

Raffaello Confections (love the coconut flavor)

Turtles (caramel, chocolate and a crunch)

Liquorice Allsorts (mmmm for black licorice)

Gerry Bartlett, author of Real Vampires Know Size Matters

Mounds: I love the dark chocolate with the coconut.

Candied fruit: The kind that looks like fruit slices.

And I go insane if someone gives me one of those old-fashioned boxes of chocolates that has everything labeled and you can pick and choose as you work your way through the layers.

Kindle Alexander, author of Always (March)

Lindt, hands down. Sea Salt or Hazelnut Truffles, OMG. Reason I'm overweight.

The Sweet Shop USA. Love the cashew brags or anything milk chocolate praline.

Willy Wonka, because Johnny Depp is so hot!

Jessie Potts, also known as Book Taster, adores books in all forms. She also does reviews for Bitten by Books and RT Book Reviews and is an intern at Entangled Publishing. You can follow her on Twitter (@BookTaster).

*Blogger's note: NO ONE MENTIONED GODIVA!! COME ON GUYS!! I am ashamed. (shakes head)