Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Chocolate by Cindy Flores Martinez

Tomorrow (December 13) is National Hot Cocoa Day. I will be celebrating with a cup of hot cocoa because some things just need to be celebrated. How about you?

I’ve often heard that writers should write what they know, so I often write about chocolate in my stories because I know a thing or two about the subject.

If I weren’t a writer or graphic designer, I would be a chocolatier for a living. I kid you not. I would literally be making and selling chocolate somewhere out there in the chocolate-loving world. I can often be found creating chocolate in my kitchen using dark cocoa, coconut oil, all-natural sweeteners, and other tasty but healthy ingredients.

In my story, Love’s Christmas Wish, Hope finds love through the sweet delight. She's craving a cup of hot cocoa and it leads her to the coffee shop where Justin is dressed as Santa Claus while waiting for Mrs. Claus, who hasn’t arrived.

Later, Hope sees a box of chocolates in the window at The Christmas Shop on Main Street and she goes inside to buy it and Justin is there. He tricks her into becoming Mrs. Claus.

And chocolate is one of the gifts they both give their friend’s child, Joy, for Christmas. Because chocolate is the perfect thing for Santa and Mrs. Claus to give as a gift.

And of course, everyone lived happily ever after. Chocolate, when combined with prayer, can be a powerful thing!

You can read all about it in Love's Christmas Wish.

What about you? Do you like – or love – chocolate?

Cindy Flores Martinez is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes Christian romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world. You can learn more about her at www.cindyfloresmartinez.com




  1. Sounds like a great read, Cindy. Please share one of your chocolate recipes with us anytime. :)

    1. That's a great idea. I might share a recipe in my next blog post.

  2. It's been a while sine I had a cup of hot chocolate. I'll have to have one tomorrow.

    1. It's the perfect weather for it, especially in the evenings. Enjoy!

  3. I just had a cup of cocoa mixed with coffee! So good in the winter!

  4. Nothing warms you up like hot cocoa! :)