Spice Master is out in the world!


Hi! Hi! Hi! Bonjour!

The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique released into the wild this past Tuesday. Popsugar named it a December must read! The NY Post says it's one of three spicey stories you need to read. And le book is also an Amazon editor's pick! (the latter has never happened to any of my books!)

There is so much online activity, I can't keep up! All I can do is thank my lucky stars. Thank you to all of the book bloggers and sites who are helping readers to spice up their lives...

 THIS is the schedule! Woah!



09/06/22: The Good Life France – Review 

10/19/22: Fresh Fiction – December New Release Roundup

10/27/22: Hasty Book List – Recommended by Yaffa S. Santos

November 2022 issue: Debbie Macomber’s Welcome Home magazine – Q&A

11/09/22: Romance Junkies – Review

11/19/22: Red Carpet Crash – Review

11/30/22: PopSugar – “All the Swoon-Worthy Romance Novels Coming Out in December”

12/01/22: Amazon – Best Books of the Month in Romance

12/01/22: Book Riot – “December 2022 Horoscopes and Book Recommendations”

12/01/22: Chick Lit Central – Q&A

12/01/22: PopSugar – “The Best New Books Coming Out in December”

12/01/22: Hasty Book List – December New Release Roundup

12/01/22: The Nerd Daily – Excerpt

12/03/22: New York Post – “3 Holiday Romance Novels That Will Get You Hot This Winter”

12/03/22: In Between Drafts – “The Best New Book Releases of December 2022”

12/06/22: BookRiot – New Release Roundup

12/06/22: Reading Between the Wines – Excerpt

12/07/22: Fresh Fiction – 20 Questions Q&A 

12/07/22: Writer’s Digest – Q&A 

12/07/22: Harlequin Junkie – Q&A

12/08/22: Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire – Interview

12/15/22: Reading with Robin – IG Live Interview (3:00 PM ET)

Radio/Podcast Coverage

12/05/22: KEEN ON podcast for LitHub – Live Interview 

12/07/22: The Inside Flap podcast – Taped Interview

01/04/23: Just One More Chapter Podcast – Taped Interview (11:00 AM ET)


Blog Coverage

10/13/22: The Bookish Knitter - Spotlight

10/16/22: Hip Librarians Book Blog – Review

11/09/22: For the Love of Words – New Release Roundup

11/28/22: One Book More – December New Release Roundup

11/30/22: The Lily Café – Review

12/04/22: @goodbookfairy – Spotlight

12/06/22: A Jillion Books – Review

12/06/22: What Irin Reads – Review

12/06/22: French Village Diaries – Review

12/06/22: Maryse’s Book Blog – Romance New Release Roundup

12/06/22: Bookfan – Spotlight

12/06/22: @LiteraryRedhead – Spotlight

12/06/22: Amanda’s Book Corner – Review

12/06/22: @heathermollauthor - Spotlight

12/08/22: The Bashful Bookworm – Review

12/08/22: Romance by the Book - Review

12/08/22: @whimsyreadswithshelby – Review

12/09/22: Good Book Fairy - Spotlight

12/09/22: The Good, The Bad, and the Unread – Review

12/14/22: A Bookish Way of Life – Review

12/19/22: Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

12/20/22: Hammock and Read – Spotlight

12/23/22: Chick Lit Plus – Review

DATE TK: @chasingmrdarcy – Review

DATE TK: Thoughts on This N That – Spotlight

DATE TK: What Emily’s Reading – Review

Thank you to all of the authors who took the time to read and endorse the book! THIS!!!

"Visit Bistro Exotique for an absolutely delicious love story. Verant sprinkles the exact right amount of humor, heart and spice on every page, and you won’t want to put it down.”—Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
"Samantha Verant has crafted a novel brimming with joie de vivre! Delicious food, a gorgeous city, a plucky heroine and a delightful inside peek at French culture and a touch of magic all blend together in this savory tale."—Rachel Linden, bestselling author of
The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie

The Spice Master of Bistro Exotique is a romantic and culinary delight, from its delicious start to its tantalizing finish! In Samantha Vérant’s signature style, mouthwatering recipes are woven into a steamy rom-com, resulting in a story that will leave you sated and smiling and deeply satisfied. With a gorgeous Parisian setting, mouthwatering recipes, and two hilarious and worthy protagonists, Vérant knocks it out of the park with this laugh-out-loud funny romantic comedy.”—Lori Nelson Spielman, bestselling author of The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

"A luscious feast of a novel,
The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique offers hearty helpings of wit and romance with a dash of magic, complete with unforgettable characters.”—Yaffa S. Santos, author of A Touch of Moonlight

"Samantha Verant's
The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique is utterly tantalizing. Verant skillfully weaves a whimsical love story with a mouthwatering and magical culinary journey through Paris. A seriously scrumptious read."—Sarah Echavarre Smith, author of The Boy with the Bookstore

"Samantha Verant transported me to Paris in this charming story of food, love, and magic. Endearing characters, a dash of whimsy, a sprinkle of intrigue and a generous serving of romance made for pure rom-com entertainment!"—Samantha Young,
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of A Cosmic Kind of Love

"The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique is a Parisian delight! Samantha Verant has created an enchanting novel with a sprinkle of magic that will leave readers incredibly satisfied. We highly recommend you treat yourself to this delicious story!"—Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, authors of How To Save A Life

"A fairy tale, rich with the power of food, scents, and a summer in Paris."—
Library Journal

“Kate makes for an endearingly plucky heroine, and colorful side characters abound.”—
Publishers Weekly

Vérant (Sophie Valroux's Paris Stars, 2021) brings her signature style to Kate's story, infusing it with sensuality, romance, and a genuine love of the culinary arts. No mere background player, the City of Lights itself is present in every fish market, chic café, and floury boulangerie that Kate sets foot in on her culinary adventures. Fans of Mary Simses and Kerry Ann King will adore the interplay between food and romance, snobbery and appreciation, and critique and acclaim.”—Booklist

“Samantha Vérant's Parisian workplace romance
The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique is sugar, spice, and everything nice.”—PopSugar

“Exotic sexy dishes and fiery passion encompasses Ms. Verant’s new foodgasmic novel… Full of intrigue and romance,
The Spice Master at Bistro Exotique offers decadent food, a family atmosphere, inspiring messages and most importantly, love... A steamy heaven of orgasmic food and love proportions!”—Romance Junkies

Thank you to all of the readers who read an advance copy and reviewed

Thank you to everybody who has purchased the book! 

Thank you for connecting with me!

I'm wishing everybody a happy and joyous holiday season. That I am. Sam. I am.


p.s. Juju says happy holidays, too. Also, he doesn't like the antlers. Gah. Always complaining... :)




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