Writer.Chef.Romantic.

Sexy Chefs Series

SCRUMPTIOUS by Amanda Usen

Contemporary single-title romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2012

ISBN: 9781402259821

Joe Rafferty is just as mouthwatering as the food he cooks. But if he thinks he’s going to waltz in and take over her kitchen, he’s denser than a thick slice of chocolate-ripple cheesecake. Marly has invested too much of her life in Chameleon to hand off the restaurant to someone else—especially a cocky-as-all-get-out superstar chef.  But there’s no denying the man knows how to light her fire. Question is: Can she have the sizzle without feeling the burn?

Louisa Edwards, author of the popular Recipe for Love series, loves Scrumptious! “Every page of Amanda Usen’s debut sizzles with the heat of a raging kitchen fire–and the combustible passion between the chefs! You can practically smell the smoke and feel the burn as Usen plunges the reader into the pressure cooker of a professional restaurant, and the characters are as real and memorable as their kitchens. This is the kind of book that makes you want to dig out your pots and pans…or tackle your honey to the nearest horizontal surface. A sexy, heartfelt, laugh-out-loud culinary romance!”

“In the small but expanding niche of foodie romance, Usen’s debut rules the kitchen with lip—smacking prose and rowdy protagonists who put Iron Chef to shame…the pacing, emotion, and erotic exuberance all sparkle.” — Publishers Weekly

“In her superbly crafted debut, Usen blends together two realistically complicated protagonists, a well–realized culinary setting (complete with mouthwatering descriptions of food), and plenty of incendiary love scenes. The resulting literary dish is a smart, sexy, simply irresistible contemporary romance.” — Booklist

SCRUMPTIOUS IS AVAILABLE IN MASS MARKET PAPERBACK AND E-BOOK FROM AMAZON, BARNES AND NOBLE, GOOGLE, INDIEBOUND, iBOOKS, KOBO, POWELLS, your local independent bookstore, and more!

LUSCIOUS by Amanda Usen

Contemporary single-title romance

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2012

ISBN: 9781402262180

A sizzling second book in a new contemporary series featuring sexy chefs. Newly divorced chef Olivia Marconi is balanced on the knife-edge of a major meltdown. A week in Italy with Sean, her hot divorce attorney–not to mention the fantastic food and wine–sounds like the perfect getaway. If only she wasn’t there to break her parents’ hearts by quitting the family business. Sean’s attention makes her feel brave, desirable, and adventurous again. But Sean is hiding something, and Olivia is short on trust these days. Can a romantic interlude in Italy turn into something more, or will it all go up in smoke?

Praise for Luscious! “Usen expertly blends engaging characters with a swoon-worthy Italian setting right out of Under the Tuscan Sun (1996) and an abundance of delectably described Italian dishes to create an irresistible literary treat for fans of sizzling hot contemporary romances.” — Booklist

“Readers will really empathize with Usen’s heroine, who is on the verge of letting her past ruin her future. The emotion in the novel is palpable and will draw readers in.”      — Romantic Times Book Reviews

“Usen’s tale is tasty…the travelogue and delectable descriptions of food are satisfying, and sweetheart Sean will appeal to fans of genuinely nice guys.” — Publishers Weekly

LUSCIOUS IS AVAILABLE IN MASS MARKET PAPERBACK AND E-BOOK FROM AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE, INDIEBOUND, iBOOKS, KOBO, POWELLS, your local independent bookstore, and more!

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