If you enjoyed the stories found in Warren's first book, "Art in Chocolate", you will love seeing how the characters continue their adventures! If you liked the recipes, you will love the recipe in the novel!
This novel follows a visiting chef as they run the obstacle courses that make up today's university. Cooking, Crime, Romance, Travel, Business Intrigue, Comedy, Gender Diversity - there is something for everyone to enjoy in this saucy new novel. A humorous and steamy look behind the scenes of food services and campus life, which will leave you glued to the pages and reaching for a second bottle of wine!
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Paperback or Kindle | April 2020 | 402 pages | ISBN-13: 979-8631885417
"When I began to read this book, I looked forward to some behind the scenes food 'gossip'. And I wasn't disappointed. There were delicious references to food, to running a restaurant from the back-of-house, to small-business intrigues.
Warren successfully wrapped it all in a clever series of personal vignettes, some emotional, some sexy. But all the way through is the adventure of hearing the internal monologue from this complex human as he? she? evolves."
"Es hat viel Wortwitz, ist sehr unterhaltsam, und man bekommt Lust aufgutes pures Essen!"
"I looked at the cover and thought - Is it porn? lol."
"I liked it very much - I think it's very good!! I found it a little difficult to get into at first because I did not get a good sense of the differences between the main characters (at first!), but then you pulled me in. Plot development is *really* good, some passages are *really* well written. I very much liked the structure: the beginning-end linkage, the idea of the notes. It's so good!"
"Don't buy Warren's novel unless you want to mess up your sleep cycle. It's a page turner."
"I love the book!! Am reading at the speed of light!"
"I really liked it! An excellent first novel."
"This novel is compelling. I haven’t enjoyed fiction since I read “Flowers in the Attic” 30 years ago. It is fast-paced and the writing style makes you feel the stress of the Jessie’s world. You will want to carve out a big chunk of time to read this. The storytelling draws you in. You want to know more about Marta and Judith. You feel the intensity of Jessie’s passion — for food and women — as well as his disdain for pedestrian dishes like kiwi tarts."
"Just like a "beach-read" novella."
"Great ending! keeps the reader guessing... Don't expect a deep, classical philosophy. This a 'jaunt': with the main character, Jessie, as divergent as they come!
"It's like 'Lucky Jim' and 'Kitchen Confidential' were sliced up and baked together in a pie. A delicious and unexpected combination."
Art in chocolate was published in May 2009. This Artists Book contains images of Warren Laine-Naida's chocolate sculptures, as well as short story vignettes, and his unique, seasonal recipes.
Art in chocolate conveys the fours seasons through full-page photos of the ornate and unexpected chocolate sculptures of artist Warren Laine-Naida. A seasonal short story and recipe accompany each sculpture. The stories and recipes are in english, german, russian, spanish, french and japanese.
The book is still available on many sites, and directly from the author.
ISBN-10: 3941624156 | ISBN-13: 978-3941624153
"I don't think "unique" comes close as a descriptor of this exceptional visual experience. This book seems to come at the reader from several directions at once. ..."
"Interessant ist das Buch nicht nur für Kunstbegeisterte, sondern auch für Alle, die Anregungen für künstlerische Arbeiten mit Schokolade suchen. Mit seinen Skulpturen liefert Warren Laine-Naida allen Schokoladenschaffenden eine faszinierende Sammlung unterschiedlichster Oberflächengestaltungen für Schokoladenskulpturen."
"Warren Laine-Naidas "Kunst in Schokolade" begibt sich auf die Spuren dieser alltäglichen Sünde von der wir Deutschen immerhin fast 9kg pro Magen und Jahr verschlingen. Laine-Naida's Betrachtungsweise ist dabei persönlich und künstlerisch. In vier Kapiteln der Jahreszeiten, beginnend im Winter, führt er den Leser durch seine eigene Welt der Schokolade. Dabei überrascht er mit provokant pointilierten Geschichten und kreativen Rezepten, die manchmal in Harmonie und manchmal in aufrührerischem Kontrast zum abgebildeten Schokoladenkunstwerk Laine-Naida's stehen. So liest man zum Beispiel im Winter von glühenden Gartenzwergen, die in einen Kloben Schokolade gerammt werden, nebst Anisschokoladenpuddingrezept auf Japanisch und Schokoladenskulptur in schönster Winterlandschaft. ... Laine-Naida's Kunst in Schokolade sensibilisiert für den Facettenreichtum der wohl gewöhnlichsten Sünde auf Erden."