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The Swiss Mishap by @ameyzeigler is a Shake Off Winter Doldrums Festival Pick #romcom #giveaway

Title: The Swiss Mishap

Author: Amey Zeigler

Genre: New Adult Romantic Comedy

Book Blurb:

For the last twelve years, more than half her life, Lainey Peterson has prepared to design, create, and produce quality chocolate bars. But when she discovers her chocolate internship at Switzerland's prestigious Alpine Foods has been canceled, she vows to do whatever it takes to get to Chocolate.

Yves Claremont, a young, ambitious department chair, would sacrifice everything to rise to vice president at Alpine Foods and redeem his father's name. Impressed with Lainey's resume and charming determination, Yves offers her an internship in his Pet Care department, promising a recommendation for Chocolate if she does well.

Lainey is drawn to the enigmatic and passionate Yves Claremont. He cannot deny his growing attraction to her. But inter-office relationships are strictly forbidden by Alpine Foods, and a perceptive co-worker, jealous of Yves' success, will undermine Yves and Lainey any way he can.


“Chocolate is more than understanding couvertures, Dutch processing, cleavage, undertones. Chocolate is extremely emotional. It carries nuances plain candy does not. You must discover which chocolate lights up your lover’s emotional center, the pleasure-seeking part of the brain.”

“How do you find out? By asking him?”

“Oh, no. Asking is for amateurs. First, I observe, learn something about him, know his tastes and dislikes. Then apply what I know to his personality. Nine times out of ten, I’m right about which is the favorite.”

Yves stepped closer, his eyes still on her, challenging her. “What would you predict is my favorite?”

Mlle Peterson met his stare. “You’re baiting me.”

“Perhaps.” Then tilted his head down and whispered. “Or perhaps I want to see how well you have been observing me.” He scrutinized her reaction.

“I’ve totally pegged you,” she said, not even hiding her confidence.

He cocked his head. “You think you know me?”

She thrust her chin upwards with confidence. “I know chocolate. And I’ve been on the streets with you for four days.”

“Then guess.” This would be entertaining.

“Well.” She stepped away from him, adopting an air of indifference. “Judging by the car you drive, your penchant for passion, and Merino wool suits, I’d guess Mandorie Noir?”

He blinked, unable to believe how accurate she was. She had been watching him.

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What’s your favorite activity to shake off the winter doldrums?

I love to exercise and be outside in the sun for a few minutes. In Texas, where I live, the weather is usually in the 60’s (20 C) in the winter, so it’s nice outside. I also love to bake when we have “winter" for a few days. I try my hand at new recipes, like learning how to make French macarons and French pastries. I also love to visit with my friends. Many of them live within walking distance.

Why is your featured book a cure for the winter blues?

The Swiss Mishap is filled with fun and funny scenes that will have you laughing out loud. Humor is a great cure for any doldrums. And there’s a promise of a sweet romance. Plus, the setting itself, Switzerland, is like a character in the book. If you’ve never been, you’ll feel like you have after reading this book. And it’s all about chocolate. So curl up, grab some chocolate and read The Swiss Mishap.


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Open internationally.

Runs March 1 – 31

Drawing will be held on April 1.

Author Biography:

Amey loves writing about different places because she grew up moving all around the United States. In her books, she explores the whole world. She is also the author of Baker’s Dozen, a Romantic Suspense Mystery. The Swiss Mishap won a Swoony for 2019’s Best New Adult Contemporary Romance.

She lives with her husband and three children near Austin, TX. Follow her on BookBub @ameyzeigler and sign up for her newsletter at

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Judith Sterling
Judith Sterling
Mar 21, 2020

Sounds like such a fun read! All the best, Amey!


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Mar 21, 2020

Thank you, Amey, for sharing your book in our Shake Off Winter Doldrums Book Festival. Let's get shakin'!

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