From cocoa bean to mouth-watering treats... Make your own chocolate at home.
Most recipes for homemade chocolate involve buying it from the shop then melting it. But what if itâ€™s actual chocolate itself that you want to make?
Thanks to the recent widespread availability of cocoa beans and cocoa butter, chocolate-making has never been easier. You can create it on an ordinary kitchen stove.
It is November 1890, and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent weeks.
What's your number one Christmas wish?
Bryonyâ€™s daughter has put a dad on her Christmas list. That leaves Bryony with one month to find the perfect man, so this year sheâ€™s wishing for a miracle! While sheâ€™s looking for love, her best friend Helen is doing the opposite.
Her Christmas wish is to forget all about the white dress hanging in her wardrobe â€“ and her faithless rat of a fiancĂ©. Helen and Bryonyâ€™s festive cheer definitely needs a boost, so itâ€™s lucky...
There are some fates worse than death . . .
Called to a Southampton nightclub, Detective Inspector Helen Grace cuts the duct tape from the asphyxiated victim and discovers she knows him.A man from the double life she has concealed from her superiors...
Emily is alone. Two years after the end of the world, she talks to herself and smashes heads with her favorite sledgehammer. This is not the life she imagined for herself as her eighteenth birthday rolls past.
As Emily weighs the heavy cost of surviving alone and begins to accept the inevitable, everything changes once again. If she has the courage, there's just might be a chance for life with humans after all.
A female serial killer trying to quit. A celebrity psychiatrist with a dark secret. And a detective in turmoil. Three damaged individuals, linked by their traumatic histories. Theyâ€™ve chosen very different paths. Now those paths are about to cross.
It has been three weeks since Connor arrived home from Narrigh and heâ€™s looking for answers. He believes his brother, Luke, is hiding something from him and his fears are confirmed when he follows him to the company which created The Quest of Narrigh game: Tridan Entertainment...
Better deviant than dead
Raised among violent beggars, Nemma longs for a peaceful life but when she accidentally kills two of the most powerful magiens, her life is thrown into chaos. Meanwhile, socialite Clisantha is hiding a power that would be the end of her if she were caught using it. Unfortunately, she is.
When Santosh Wagh isnâ€™t struggling out of a bottle of whisky heâ€™s head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the worldâ€™s finest PI agency.
In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women â€“ seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.
As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India â€“ a...
In 2004, bad boy Billy Fingers Cohen, a homeless small-time drug dealer and addict in a state of drug induced euphoria ran into a busy intersection and was killed instantly by a speeding automobile. He left behind a grieving sister. For weeks she struggled with grief and tried to make sense of Billy's seemingly wasted life and tragic death.
A few weeks after his death, William Cohen, aka Billy Fingers, woke his sister Annie at dawn. 'I'm drifting weightlessly through these...
It's 1985, The Smiths are in the charts and Maggie Thatcher is in No10. Eddy Nugent's in Manchester, he's 16 and he's slowly going out of his mind with boredom. So what does he do? He joins the British Army.
Overnight, he leaves the relative sanity of civvie street and falls headlong into the lunatic parallel universe of basic training: a life of press ups, boot polish and drill.
Gradually, he finds his feet and settles down to life as a soldier. There's still...
John and Naomi are grieving the death of their four-year-old son from a rare genetic disorder. They desperately want another child, but they realize the odds of their next child contracting the same disease are high.
Then they hear about geneticist Dr Leo Dettore. He has methods that can spare them the heartache of ever losing another child to any disease.
At his clinic is where their nightmare begins.
They should have realized something was wrong when they saw the list. Choices...
Held hostage by Jack Seth, Kiera Hudson must not only find a way to escape, but save Potter and her father before she turns to stone. With Jack becoming ever more unstable and dangerous, Kiera soon realises the choice he is forcing her to make has far more terrifying consequences than she first believed.
As Jack's past begins to unravel, Kiera finally understands what turned him into a serial killer, and how his disturbing past affects her future...
'Dead Seth' is Book 5...
Afterlifeâ€¦ just some gothic nightclub where gossip is fuelled by the presence of a rich and unearthly, handsome family or Afterlifeâ€¦the strange place where time seems to stand still and guests feel the presence of something more powerful held within the confines of the VIP.
Keira is new to this small, cold town and is running from a past that seems to feast on her darkest memories. She finds living with her sister away from English soil to be just the ticket to the new life she is...
Beatrix Rose was the most dangerous assassin in an off-the-books government kill squad until her former boss betrayed her, her husband was gunned down and her daughter kidnapped.
A decade later, Beatrix emerges from the Hong Kong underworld with payback on her mind. Itâ€™s a blood feud she didnâ€™t start but she is going to finish.
There are six names on her Kill List. With one already crossed off, Beatrix sets out to find her second target, a mercenary being held hostage by Somali...
A small conundrum for you to think on.
Can you find what is unusual within this story?
Long and short, high and low, as this short story grows, so will your hints.
What is missing, you cry, how did you do it, and why?
A common thing all day, all night, is now hiding out of sight.
A book is full of this common digit. But you canâ€™t find it!
A paragraph with zilch is hard to find, itâ€™s always shouting in your mind.
And so this story is at a finish, donâ€™t look too hard for what will diminish.