Christmas Culinary Magic
by Morgan Routh
Released: November 15, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Why this book and why now?
Sometimes the world needs uncomplicated joy. This book was written for people to safely drift away into a world of baking, holiday cheer, love, and friendship.
It’s comfort reading, and it’s a promise to the reader that opening up this book will make a quiet afternoon filled with a story that is soft, entertaining, and well made.
What is a significant way your book has changed since either the first draft or the way you thought it would turn out when you first had the inspiration?
This book is unusual because it was very seriously considered by both the Hallmark Channel and Harlequin Romance. Although it was deeply loved by every editor that sat down with it, many of those brands are unable to pick up romance that have ensemble casts. Their rules mandate that a story is limited to the main character and love interest.
This story is vibrant because of how strange and wonderful the ensemble blooms together, with every chapter being a peek into someone new.
I would say that this book is actually characterized by the way I chose not to change it, especially because of the heart that is taken to each member of the culinary class.
What TV show would your main character(s) most likely binge watch and why?
My characters are Hallmark junkies. Noelle and Jasmine are both the kinds of girls that believe in love no matter what form it comes in. But definitely if it comes in easy, mid-day television form.
What 3 things would your main character want with them if they got stranded away from civilization, and why?
Their friends! The best part of Christmas Culinary Magic is the fact that Noelle and Jasmine have a group of friends that can make you feel like you belong anywhere. Their banter is the kind that makes you lose track of time. Together, they’d make a night by a campfire filled with inside jokes, stories, and soft smiles.
Publishing a book is a huge accomplishment and it’s time to party! Choose a celebratory beverage for one of your main characters to toast the release of your new book.
It’s the holidays! In the spirit of Christmas, a Winter Snowflake Cocktail would be perfect:
Bailey’s Irish Cream, a dollop of milk, vanilla extract, and a hint of cinnamon. It’s like Christmas pudding with just enough to kick to make a dreamy afternoon.