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Taste of Christmas: A Holiday Short Story (An Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery) by [Field, Chelsea]
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Length: 41 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From a #1 bestselling author:

NOTE: This short story is now also available as a bonus in book 3 of the series: POISON IS THE NEW BLACK.

This is a 7500 word short holiday story (about one tenth of a full-length novel). If you enjoy funny romantic mysteries, you can read this one as a stand-alone or as part of the series.

Mistletoe seems a whole lot less romantic once you’ve been poisoned by it. Isobel Avery would know—it’s one of the perks of being an undercover poison taster for the rich and famous. Still, with the weather as cold as it gets in Los Angeles and a hot new date, Izzy has a few ideas on how to keep herself warm this Christmas. They just don’t start under mistletoe.

However, before her cozy plans can come to fruition, she needs to survive meeting her date’s family over Christmas lunch. With a long, awkward road trip that has her wondering whether she’s fallen for the Grinch, a mysterious poisoner intent on killing the holiday spirit, and a Santa’s sackful of secrets she’s not allowed to spill, Izzy will need a Christmas miracle to avoid disaster.

The real question is, will her evening be naughty… or not?


The series so far:

EAT, PRAY, DIE #1
THE HUNGER PAINS #2
TASTE OF CHRISTMAS #2.5
POISON IS THE NEW BLACK #3

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2616 KB
  • Print Length: 41 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: JFP Trust (24 November 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N468RZO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #65,846 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Amazon.com: 4.4 out of 5 stars 28 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful addition to an already charming series 29 November 2016
By The Genre Minx Book Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
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I have reviewed both books in the Eat, Pray, Die Humorous Mystery series and have thoroughly enjoyed both books. So, when I had an opportunity to read another story from that series I was very excited. This may be a short story but it is humorous and fast paced. A delightful addition to an already charming series.

This story takes place just two days after the end of the previous book, The Hunger Pains. There are just a couple of days until her date with Connor which just so happens to be on Christmas day. It is to be date #1 and it is also where Izzy is to meet his family for the first time. No pressure, right? 😉 Well this is Connor we are taking about and he is a bit on the stiff side so do we get to see a new side to him?? Ha ha, you will have to read and see.

I really enjoyed reading this story. It brought back some previous characters from book one, Eat, Pray, Die, and I was not expecting to enjoy their inclusion but I really did. The writing was able to take a creepy character and make him almost likeable. There is a bit of mystery woven into the story but the main focus is that this is Connor and Izzy’s first real outing as a couple and how it is going to pan out. The ending leaves you chuckling to yourself and wanting to get your hands the next installment in this series. If you have enjoyed either of the books in this series or are looking for a light and humorous read, then I highly suggest this story to you.

This review is based on an eARC I received from Author Chelsea Field. It is an honest and voluntary review and the advanced receipt of it in no way affected my review or rating.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun short story - you'll enjoy it! 29 November 2016
By dachshund fan - Published on Amazon.com
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This story begins after the second book in the series, The Hunger Pains. (If you haven't read the 2 books in this Chelsea Field series, I highly recommend them.) The main characters, Connor and Isobel, work for the secretive company, The Taste Society. Isobel's job is to taste her wealthy client's food for poisons. Connor works as an Investigator, and he tracks down the criminals who are trying to kill their clients.

Connor invites Isobel to his family's Christmas dinner. We meet his mother and sister and it's a humorous gathering. But then someone tries to poison Isobel, and Connor investigates. So their potential romance is put on hold. The couple spend the day interviewing suspects and then figure out the puzzle. You can check out this story to find out if they end up finding romance.

It's a quick story, and may be more enjoyable to those familiar with the series. But either way it's a fun mystery that keeps you guessing as to who poisoned the food. I love this author, and encourage you to check out her writing. I'm really looking forward to her next book, Poison is the New Black (#3).

Since this story is free today (28th), it's a good time to sample Chelsea Field's writing style. Although it's a short story, the characters are still developed and the plot is well thought out.

Note: I received a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. It did not influence my opinion in any way.
5.0 out of 5 stars TASTE OF CHRISTMAS, another great EAT PRAY DIE mystery from Chelsea Field! 30 November 2016
By JaneReads - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this series, the EAT PRAY DIE Humorous Mysteries! TASTE OF CHRISTMAS is a great addition to it. Author Chelsea Field has combined a unique mystery plot for the series, with a promising love interest for Isobel "Izzy" Avery, the main character. TASTE OF CHRISTMAS (#2.5 in the series, a short story) begins immediately after the ending of Book #2, THE HUNGER PAINS.

After a broken date with Connor to go ice skating on Christmas Eve, the next day Izzy and Connor are on their way to meet his family and spend Christmas with them. His mother's greeting to them? "Connor, why didn't you tell us you were bringing someone?" O M G. How awful for Izzy, to be an unexpected Christmas dinner guest, when she was hoping to make a good impression on her boyfriend's family, and on their first date, at that.

To find out what happens next, you'll want to read TASTE OF CHRISTMAS, quick. Then you'll be ready for Book #3, POISON IS THE NEW BLACK, when it is released in January 2017. I can't wait!

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Bonus Story!! 29 November 2016
By Sue M. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a perfect addition to this wonderful series- such a bonus! I highly recommend that you read the first two stories if you haven't read them. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the continuation of Isobel and Connor's ongoing attraction in this short story. Chelsea Field's characters have a special humor that will keep you laughing. New characters were introduced in this story, who added in the next step of Isobel and Connor's relationship. Chelsea adds an unusual mystery storyline, which keeps you guessing "who did it". "Taste of Christmas" is such a good read that I forgot that it was a short story until it ended too soon- left me wanting more. I am glad that "more" is coming and can't wait for the release of "Poison is the New Black".

I received a pre-release copy of this e-book from Author Chelsea Field. My review is voluntary and my own honest words. Receiving an advanced copy of the book in no way affected my review or rating.
3.0 out of 5 stars Steady pace for such a short story 16 December 2016
By VoraciousReader - Published on Amazon.com
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I have not read the rest of the series, but I was looking for some holiday-themed books, so I grabbed this one. Obviously not my genre...
Isobel Avery is an undercover poison taster, and her date, Connor, is in the business, too. With a scheduling conflict cancelling their real first date, Isobel and Conner's first date ends up being Christmas at his folks'! Who does that? When she senses that the cookies she brought (which she thought were a delivered gift from Connor) are poisoned, she goes all out to prevent the family from eating them...and then she and Conner try to find out who really sent them. A good mystery, but Isobel's character was throwing herself at Connor, which was off-putting for me. Had she toned that down several notches, the book would have been much more enjoyable.

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