Thursday, 24 June 2010

24th June 2010

Hi All

Just posted the last installment of Chapter One of God of the Cocoa.

Let me know what you think.

In order to get this book published, I would like to know if you would be interested in reading more.

I would love to hear what you think.

Did you find it  - Informative? Intriguing? Or not. Needing more historical elements? Or less historical?

If you found it lacking in dialogue, it is because the back story needed to be told at this point. But the rest of the novel contains a great deal more dialogue.

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Bye for now

Marilyn x

Saturday, 19 June 2010

19th June 2010

Hi All

Hope you have been enjoying the first half of Chapter One of God of the Cocoa. I realise I have not been paying attention to the recipes. In the Tasty Caribbean Cooking page, I have posted a new recipe, which is based in an Indian way of cooking Aubergine. Roasted Aubergine. (Also known as Egg Plant, Melongine, Biagan, depending on where you live.) It is a healthy dish, as well as tasty, and well worth trying. And, easy to prepare.

Roasted Aubergine, also known as Baigan Choka, by the Indians in Trinidad, would have been a dish that they would have prepared in God of the Cocoa. They would have roasted the aubergine it over a chulha, an earthern fireplace, in the kitchen....described in the novel.

Post me a comment if you like it, or ask a question.

Bye for now,

Marilyn x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

10th June 2010

Thursday 10th June 2010

Hi All

Today I have posted another installment of God of the Cocoa, Chapter One.

I hope you are enjoying it so far. I know that some of you are intrigued and want to know what is going on with the couple Rajnath and Latchmin. Please be patient. Their story is unfolding. But it is important to understand some of their background first, and some of the culture to which they belong, as well as something of the new family which Latchmin has joined.

For those who already know something of the Indian culture at that time, I hope you are enjoying reading about it. Many readers have no idea about the culture, and are quited intrigued, so I am pleased to oblige.

As I have been asked to give more detail about the culture, the wedding, the journey, etc, I will put some more info on the Topic Pages. But to see an Indian wedding, Alison B, you really need this to become a film!

Also, this is the first of three novels, so a lot will be covered in them through the story without weighing you down too heavily all in one go.


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Bye for now

Marilyn x

Thursday, 3 June 2010

3rd June 2010

Hi All

I've posted another installment of Chapter One on the Topic Page. The back story is over, and Latchmin is at the home of her in-laws. Is she having fun?

Traumatic or what!

Read it and post a comment.

See you later
Bye for now
Marilyn x