Just Another Box of Chocolates For Sophie Winston by Krista Davis

Diva Steals a Chocolate KissContrary to what most people think, my life as an event planner is not an endless string of parties. Sometimes I bristle a bit when people think all I do is plan weddings and parties. For instance, last night I finished up a Pharmaceutical Packaging Trade Show. There were some heavy partiers in the crowd, but it’s not quite the same as planning a gala or a wedding.

I live in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, in nodding distance of Washington, DC. Old Town has a quaint historic charm that I love. But Washington is the big draw for conventions.

I’ve been taking it easy this morning, now that the trade show has wrapped up. I even strolled around my garden with a mug of hot tea in hand when I let out my dog, Daisy. It’s a perfect summer day. Not too humid or hot yet. When I reluctantly returned to the house, Daisy ran to the front door and pawed at it, making me wonder if someone stood on the other side.

When I cracked the door a bit, all I found was a small, red box. I picked it up, looking for the person who had left it. There wasn’t a soul in sight.

I took it inside and opened it to find chocolates. Beautiful chocolates. No two were alike. Milk chocolate, dark chocolate, some had white chocolate drizzled across the tops. They were gorgeous. Like little brown gems.

They had to be from Alex, the guy I’ve been dating on and off. I called to thank him, but he denied any knowledge of the chocolates. When I hung up, I took a closer look. No store logo. No enclosure card. Nothing.

It didn’t sound like something my ex-husband Mars would do. He likes to get credit for thoughtful gestures. Still, I phoned him to see if he had left them. Nope.

The next job looming on my horizon was the 60th Anniversary of Amore Chocolates. Someone from Amore might have left it as a gift, but their boxes looked different.

It was odd that the box didn’t bear a logo or a note. Maybe it was some kind of promotion for Célébration du Chocolate, the new store that was about to open in Old Town. Maybe they wanted to create a buzz about the mysterious chocolates appearing on doorsteps?

In any event, I wasn’t about to eat the unidentified chocolates – no matter how delicious they looked!

But someone tries the luscious chocolates! Find out what happens in The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss.


You can read more about Sophie in The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss, the 9th book in the “Domestic Diva” mystery series, published by Berkley Prime Crime. The first book in the series is The Diva Runs Out of Thyme.

About The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss

Domestic Diva Sophie Winston is in charge of the sweetest event in Old Town this summer. Amore Chocolates is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with a chocolate tasting at the mansion of the company’s CEO, Joe Merano—and Sophie is running the show. With cookies, candy, and five kinds of chocolate cake, it’s a chocolate lover’s dream! But when Joe goes missing, the celebration becomes bittersweet. And when Sophie discovers the body of a competing chocolatier in the guesthouse, the event turns downright deadly.

As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie’s been receiving daily boxes of sweet treats. After ruling out her new beau and her exes, Sophie wonders if someone’s trying to send her a message—and if she’s next on a chocoholic’s hit list.

GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment by 12 a.m. eastern on June 23 for the chance to win a print copy of The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected.

About the author
New York Times Bestselling author Krista Davis’s 9th Domestic Diva Mystery, The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss, is in bookstores now. She also writes a mystery series set on dog and cat-friendly Wagtail Mountain. The 3rd book, Murder Most Howl, will be released December 1st. Like her characters, Krista has a soft spot for cats, dogs, and sweets. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with three dogs and two cats.

Visit Krista at kristadavis.com, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on Twitter, at Mystery Lovers’ Kitchen, or at Killer Character.

BIG NEWS: The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss is #16 on the New York Time Bestsellers List – June 21, 2015.

94 responses to “Just Another Box of Chocolates For Sophie Winston by Krista Davis

  1. Marilyn Watson

    This sounds fun and fabulous please enter me.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  2. Jeanie Dannheim

    Congrats, Krista, on 16th place!!!! And thank you for the chance to read this! I have not read any of this series yet, but this one, especially with chocolate, sounds great! jeaniedannheim at ymail dot com

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  3. Beverly Guy

    How awesome for dearest Krista that this book is #16 on the New York Times Bestsellers List…..that is super duper awesome!!!! I love, love, love all of her awesome Diva books and just know this one will be just as great!!! And so delicious too with chocolate! Would sure love to win this one! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! meow_mom20@yahoo.com

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  4. Yikes. I’m not sure I could resist eating the chocolates, I’m a chocoholic! And I could never resist this book as I’m a bookaholic too. I’d love a print copy of this book so I could share it with my library where I work as a youth specialist.

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  5. Also, you’re #16 now, but I’d bet you’ll go higher after being on Dru’s blog! I know I have to have a kindle copy now.

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  6. I adore Krista Davis’ books! Congrats to Krista for her book being in the 16th place!! I am looking forward to reading The Diva Steals A Chocolate Kiss. Thank you for the chance to win.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Love, Love this series and can’t wait for this one. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. bhandy1661@hotmail.com

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  8. Jill Lauder

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

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  9. Love this series, would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. This is a fun series and I can’t wait to see what Sophie is up to now.

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  11. Fun series, thanks for the chance 🙂

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  12. Good series and congrats Krista. Thanks for the chance to win a copy

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  13. Debbie Carnes

    Love this series , thanks for the chance

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  14. Better enter me in this one. My wife is an event planner and fund raiser for major charities, and I need to compare notes. The wife says, “Everybody who ever did a wedding thinks they’re an event planner. They’re not.”

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  15. Grace Topping

    Krista, you amaze me–two books released this year and hitting the best seller list. That’s wonderful. Congratulations.

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  16. Peggy Hyndman

    Thanks for the chance 🙂

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  17. Have the first book in the series. Just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet with work but its in my next stack of 6 books i’ll get read during time off. Thank you for the chance.

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  18. Love this series! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. I’d love to win. Have read previous Krista Davis books and enjoyed them a great deal.

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  20. Cool! This sounds very tasty!

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  21. Wow, I wonder how she could have resist taking just one piece, would love to read, ty for the chance

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  22. Thank you for the chance to win this book. It looks like a good addition to this series

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  23. Just started this series, can’t wait to read more of them!

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  24. Barbara Hackel

    This happens to be a series I love…and now about chocolate too!!! It doesn’t get any better than that! 🙂 Thanks Krista and Dru for the opportunity to win a copy! Congratulations on #16 as well, Krista. I am sure it will do even better!

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  25. Rhonda Gothier

    Can’t wait to read!

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  26. Sounds great! Thanks for the contest!

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  27. I need to get started on this series. Thanks for the opportunity to win .

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  28. Judy Weaver

    This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  29. I love this series–combining chocolate and mystery is one of my favorite things.

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  30. Especially like that it is offered in print. I have e-books but still love holding a book.

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  31. Gail Arnold

    My daughter and I both love this series and would love to win so we can share this book – me first! The diva is a great character!

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  32. Krista, love your books and Sophie, can’t wait to read this next book, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  33. elainehroberson

    Sounds like a great series. My two favorite things – cats and chocolate.

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  34. Sounds like a great series. My two favorite things – cats and chocolate

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  35. If it has chocolate in the title it has to be good.
    thanks.

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  36. Love this series! Thanks for the giveaway, and the chance to win! 😀

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  37. I love her books & I so wish I could win this book, she’s amazing. Thanks for this awesome Giveaway.

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  38. Rhonda Gothier

    Can’t wait to read…..

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  39. Betty Jo English

    Congratulations on that #16 ranking. Being a chocoholic, I am in need of more chocolate in my librsry.

    Bettyjo.English@gmail.com

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  40. Tiffanee Cordell

    I would love to read the next book in the series!!

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  41. That is cruel. A lovely looking box of chocolates and you don’t dare eat them! Very mean.

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  42. Sounds like a great read.

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  43. Congratulations, Krista! My mom and I absolutely love this series and especially Sophie! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. This book looks like so much fun. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!

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  45. Congrats for being ranked #16 Krista! I love your books and look forward to reading this one.

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  46. Thank you!

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  47. Sounds like it is just the book I am looking to read!

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  48. Just what I am looking for!

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  49. Ricki elkinton

    Congratulations!! I love this series!!

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  50. Sounds great. What could beat chocolate and murder solving? Especially if drinking coffee while reading it!

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  51. Love Krista’ so Diva books!

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  52. Another wonderful series I love. And who doesn’t love chocolate?

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  53. Pamela Woodfield

    The more I excerpts & reviews I read about this book, the more I want to read it for myself!

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  54. Patricia Wagner

    Added this to my read list

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  55. Congratulations Krista! I love this series!!!

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  56. Dotty Kelley

    Looking forward to reading this one.

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  57. Sounds wonderful.

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  58. A delightful cozy. thanks.

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  59. I’ve been trying and trying to win this book. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  60. candace knight

    I can’t wait to read this. I love this series.

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  61. Love books and chocolate.

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  62. Judy Nicosia

    This sounds “deliciously exciting”. Does Sophie have a way to test the chocolates? I’m happy for your success! Please enter me into the drawing! Thank you!

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  63. Congratulations on the sweet sixteen!

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  64. Barbara Tobey

    A definite must read.

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  65. cant wait to read it! also love chocolate!!!!

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  66. Can’t wait to read it! Also love chocolate!!!

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  67. would love to win thanks for doing the giveaway love to read cozy mysteries they are the best

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  68. This book is on my WishList….
    Thank you for the giveaway…..

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  69. Oh i would love to win

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win a book in a great series.

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  71. Areta Nadozirny

    Love her books

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  72. Kathy Fowler

    Thanks for the chance!

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  73. Sandra Beck

    Chocolates are to die for…yum ..must have..

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  74. sallycootie

    Wow, terrific news about a terrific series! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. Lois Rotella

    Really need to read this book….

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  76. kayekillgore

    chocolates and murder, yummy

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  77. Darlene Peterson

    Please include me in this giveaway. I love cozies and would like to get started in this series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

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  78. Love your books but I didn’t know you did these supplemental “blurbs,” too. Very cool, enjoyed the added insight to Sophie & her life.

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  79. Congrats on #16. The job of an event planner is enough in itself, but to also investigate too is quite a dish full. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. Erin Nelson

    Thank you!!!

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  81. Lin Casteel-Butler

    Chocolate , who can turn this down….,thank you

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  82. Wanda downs

    I would love to win

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  83. Congrats on being #16 NYT. Can’t wait to delve into this chocolate treat.

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  84. Yay!!! Sophie is back!!!!!

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  85. I can has chocolate while reading this? Yum.

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  86. Congrats on NY Times listing! Now, if I COULD only score a win of this book! Thanks for the chance!

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  87. MaryBeth McKetchnie

    I’m looking forward to reading this! Thanks for the chance to win it!!

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  88. Karen Terry

    Sounds like a good read and who are sending those chocolates.

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  89. I’m guessing this is another fun book by Krista. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  90. Carol Summers-Kolber

    A big fan of Sophie! Wish I lived next door to her.

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  91. I can’t resist chocolate flavored mysteries.

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  92. Lisa Garrett

    I would like to know more about that box of chocolates!

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  93. Anything with chocolate….I’m in!

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  94. contest is closed.

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