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Monday, November 2, 2015

Thankful Author - Melinda Curtis

I'm thankful for the good people who are in my life. They have taught me lessons (sometimes without my wanting them to) and supported me (sometimes when I didn't realize I needed it).


A Kiss for the Cook

A bad review has cost Chef Claudia Giordano her job and her pride. Back in Harmony Valley, she agrees to help her grandmother operate her pizzeria. In no time, she's making 5-star cuisine instead of pepperoni, which threatens the family running the Mexican restaurant across the street and Enzo Diaz, who's always wanted to be a chef and always wanted to make good food in the kitchen with Claudia.

You can read A Kiss for the Cook (a sweet romantic comedy novella in the Harmony Valley series) for FREE in daily installments on Harlequin.com during the month of November. A chapter will be posted each day Monday-Friday.


Award winning, USA Today bestseller Melinda Curtis writes the Harmony Valley series of sweet and emotional romances for Harlequin Heartwarming, and the sweet romantic comedy Bridesmaid series. A Memory Away is Book 6 in the Harmony Valley series. 
Brenda Novak says: “Season of Change has found a place on my keeper shelf”
Melinda also writes hotter romances as Mel Curtis. 
Jayne Ann Krentz says of Blue Rules: Sharp, sassy, modern version of a screwball comedy from Hollywood's Golden Age except a lot hotter.” 


  1. Hi, Mel. The story sounds like fun!

  2. What a great idea Melinda, a free book about pizza and romance. Yum! So glad to have you here today :)

  3. What a great idea Melinda, a free book about pizza and romance. Yum! So glad to have you here today :)

  4. Ooh, free book? I'm in! Thanks, Melinda!

  5. Melinda - I lovelovelove cooking and chef stories - all the better when they are romance!

  6. What a great idea! Wonderful stories. :)

  7. What a great idea! Wonderful stories. :)

  8. And...during the month of November, those who subscribe to my mailing list will receive a free companion cookbook - Mexican-Italian recipes! Double Yum!

  9. A story of a cook sounds like the perfect escape from Thanksgiving cooking.

  10. Can't wait to read A Kiss for the Cook. Love the idea of posting chapters!