Cucina Valentina

Cucina Valentina

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Introducing - The Bitter Leaves of Autumn

The Bitter Leaves of Autumn - A Romantic Thriller!

Hello, Friends,

It's been quite some time since I posted a recipe because...  I've been working non-stop on completing my first full-length novel - The Bitter Leaves of Autumn.


That came out of left field, didn't it?  Haha, not really.  If you know me, you know that I've been writing stories since grammar school.  Back then the tales were mostly about horses and ghosts.  Over the years my genre evolved to suspenseful Romantic Thrillers.

Harlequin has published a few of my shorter novellas in the past, but this manuscript is my baby, and I've been hanging onto it, wanting to make it perfect.  It's difficult to do one final edit then, fingers crossed, just, let it go.

What took so long, you may ask?  Well, life happens, and ordinary stuff gets in the way, such as work.  Writing takes time, something that seems to be in short supply these days, and then there's always those nagging fears - is it good enough?

That said, it's out there in the universe now.  No turning  back.  So far the reviews are great, which I find totally humbling.

If you want to check it out, I'd be thrilled.

It's actually an epic love story intermingled with some dark, intriguing horror - a murder mystery that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.  And if your pulse isn't pounding with fear, it will certainly pound with the steamy romance...

Click the link below to view my Author Bio as well as the book cover, front and back, read excerpts and make a purchase.  It's available in paperback and also in e-book format.

Amazon Cynthia Bell Author Page

Back Cover with Synopsis

Of course I'm still concocting recipes and loving every minute of it, as well as selling Cucina Valentina Artisan Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.

We even have some intriguing new Balsamic flavors including Chocolate Marshmallow, Maple and Strawberry Peach.  They're delicious drizzled over fruit or ice cream, and make fantastic salad dressings, shrub cocktails, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

To visit my Etsy store and view all the flavors as well as purchase, click the link below.

Cucina Valentina Artisan Olive Oil

As always, Thank you for the support, and, Happy Reading!

Cynthia Bell