Short Soup and December Escape Party

by - December 11, 2012

My multicultural contemporary romance, Short Soup, has just been released!
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A story about best friends, childhood dreams, and the healing power of Chinese food…
Toni Lau and Dion Chan were connected from birth — first via their parents’ jointly-owned restaurant, then via their bone-deep friendship. But children grow up, and Toni leaves their sleepy hometown looking for more than it can offer.
Now Toni is back, raw with the knowledge that not all childhood dreams come true. Dion is on the brink of realising that both his own ambitions and his childhood friend have the power to derail all of his hard work. But loving Toni — and winning her love in return — has always been on his wish list. Can Dion really put her on the back burner while frying up his chef dreams? Or is it possible that together they can come up with a recipe for happiness?
Available at Amazon, iTunes, or Kobo.

December Down Under is all about summer, beaches, and eating good food, and Short Soup has all of this plus a childhood friendship which suddenly starts to sizzle. Add two sets of well-meaning parents, some poignant memories, and a generous dash of steamy tension, and you have the perfect recipe for holiday reading.

Short Soup is one of six December releases by Escape Publishing. To celebrate our new releases, all six authors are throwing a December Escape Party and giving away some lovely prizes.

I am giving away ebook copies of Short Soup and When Harriet Came Home, another of my contemporary romances. For a chance to win both books just leave a comment below including how you can be contacted should you win!

Each December Escape Artist is hosting her own giveway. Visit them for chances to win more prizes:


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  1. Look forward to reading the Escape titles they all look interesting. :)

  2. I'm a little confused about this contest. We are supposed to comment on all 6 authors sites? I've found four new to me authors during this contest. I'm looking forward to learning more about them and their books.

    1. Sorry for the confusion, Julianne! You don't have to comment on all 6 authors' sites! Each author is hosting her own giveaway, so it's up to you who to comment on.

      Thanks for taking the time to enter, and it's great you've discovered some new authors.

  3. Well meaning parents? is it a sort of Romeo Juliet opposite? I love interesting secondary characters and see potential in this set up. Thanks for the contest and the information. lisagk(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. Thanks for sharing the post.:)

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom (G+ email)(gfc)

  5. Congrats! This sounds intriguing.


  6. I've already bought Short Soup and read Harriet so don't enter me in the draw but just wanted to say CONGRATS :)

  7. Short Soup sounds a wonderful story Coleen and I am looking forward to reading it. Good luck with the Escape Party.

  8. Hi Coleen

    A great holiday setting for your story. Lovely believable characters. Fabulous title too. Congratulations.

  9. I read Short Soup today and now would definitely like to read Harriet!

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  10. I would absolutely love to be entered :)

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