Sunday, February 04, 2007

Romance and Chocolate....

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There is just something about romance and chocolate that goes hand in hand. Chocolate is said to have aphrodisiac characteristics, making those who consume it have feelings. Hmm...
So why do we eat chocolate while depressed?

But, chocolate does do something to us. From Wikipedia.com:
Pleasure of consuming chocolate

Melted ChocolateSee also: chocoholism
Part of the pleasure of eating chocolate is due to the fact that its melting point is slightly below human body temperature; it melts in the mouth. Chocolate intake has been linked with release of serotonin in the brain, which is thought to produce feelings of pleasure.[citation needed] Research has shown that heroin addicts tend to have an increased liking for chocolate; this may be because it triggers dopamine release in the brain's reinforcement systems[citation needed] - an effect, albeit a legal one, similar to that of opium.


Guess what? I have a box of Godiva Chocolates (15 pieces) to give away. Post and you'll be entered. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
What I want to know is who do you think is the most romantic couple in a romance novel...
I'll draw the winner Friday night.


By the way, there is a chat in the Romance Reviews Today chat room at 9:30 EST on Friday February 9th in the evening. I will have Susan Lyons, P.J. (Pam) Mellor and Alyssa Brooks talking about their latest anthology from Kensington THE FIREFIGHTER. Get ready for a hot time Friday night!

17 comments:

kim said...

yeah cant wait. Hi patti

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmm most romantic couple in a romance novel? Skye O'Malley and Adam de Marisco from Bertrice Small's Skye O'Malley series. Their love was so strong it continued after death as they both died in the same book. Adam cherished Skye tho hewas the only man who could truly rein her in without dampening her spirit.

Adam is my ideal hero.

Mo

Maureen said...

My choice would be from LORD PERFECT by Loretta Chase: Benedict Carsington, Earl of Hargate and Bathsheba Wingate.

principessa said...

The Thornbirds by Colleen McCullough - Meggie Cleary and Ralph de Briccasart. Memorable and beautiful.

ellie said...

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Best ever couple and love - Noal Calhoun and Allison Nelson.

alissa said...

The Tea Rose by Jennifer Connelly. Characters who are ideal and unforgettable are Fiona Finnegan and Joe Bristow. What fabulous love story and couple.

sharon said...

The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen Woodiwiss, captures this perfectly with Heather and Brandon.

pearl said...

A knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux. Dougless Montgomery and Nicholas Stafford.

joelle said...

Rochester and Jane in Jane Eyre. Can't beat that for heartfelt romance.

traveler said...

Prince of Wolves by Susan Krinard. Joelle and Luke.

Mimmi said...

I have to say Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught, Clayton Westomoreland and Whitney Stone. To this very day that is one of my favorite romances, and I just sigh when read some of the things they say to one another...it's incredibly romantic.

kim said...

mia zachary couple from her book afternoon delight

Amy S. said...

Rochester and Jane in Jane Eyre.

Minna said...

Tess and Lucius in Much Ado About You by Eloisa James.

Cynthya said...

Jamie and Claire Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I like a lot of the couples already mentioned, too. :)

CrystalG said...

Even though there love affair was doomed from the beginning, I choose Francesca and Robert from The Bridges of Madison County.

ReadingAddict1 said...

One of the most memorable for me is Sebastian Cynster, 5th Duke of St. Ives and Helena de Stansion Comtesse d'Lisle from "The Promise In A Kiss" by Stephanie Laurens
Wanda