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If you are in the DFW area, you can take advantage of our special SWEET READ collaboration with CocoAndré Chocolatier & Horchateria!
And, you now can pick up your purchased copy of "Mexican Gothic" in a SWEET READ goodie bag from inside CocoAndré Chocolatier & Horchateria or from the cheerful porch of this sweet little shop in the Bishop Arts area of Oak Cliff. (See Hours and Safety Guidelines below)
The SWEET READ goodie bag includes a code for a 15% savings on any of the wonderful chocolate, drinks and more at CocoAndré.
And, from Pretty Things & Cool Stuff, there is a sachet of Smith Teamaker's ever-so-yummy Chocolate Peppermint Pu-erh Tea and a sachet of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas' cozy-up-and-sip Earl Grey Lavender tea, as well as two packets of Botanical Interests organic microgreens seeds for you to grow indoors and enjoy any time of year. (The change in seasons from Summer to Autumn brought a change in items from us in the SWEET READ goodie bag, so until we get a chance to take new photos, the ones below are examples.)
A favorite book (soon to be a movie on Hulu and for television), delicious tea to sip with decadent chocolate to eat, and after those are gone, seeds to nurture and grow into good-for you mircrogreens to enjoy any time of the year — A SWEET READ, INDEED!
If you live in the DFW area and want to take advantage of the SWEET READ package to pick up at Coco André, then enter this code — "SWEET READ" at Checkout.
When you purchase a SWEET READ package, you will get an email confirmation with the savings code from CocoAndré and pickup instructions.
Location, hours and safety guides for CocoAndré:
LOCATION: 508 W. 7TH Street, Dallas, 75208 HOURS: Wednesday - Saturday: noon to 7 p.m. / Sunday: noon to 5 p.m. SAFETY GUIDELINES: Four-person capacity and must wear mask and wear it correctly.
About CocoAndré Chocolatier & Horchateria
Andrea Pedraza, accomplished master of truffle creation and chocolate design, brings a delicious old-world charm to her craft. After completing her apprenticeship in the late 80’s with an eminent local chocolatier, Andrea began to explore and innovate on her own, combining traditional European techniques with modern flavors from Mexico. She perfected her unique style over the following 30 years, opening her own chocolatier near Dallas’ eclectic Bishop Arts District in 2009.
Today, CocoAndré produces some of the finest hand-crafted chocolate delights in the world, selling the delectable treats from the quaint family-owned retail store to legions of fans and scores of businesses throughout Dallas and across America. Andrea, daughter Cindy and her staff lovingly create pure chocolate confections that serve to make sweet memories to last lifetimes.
ABOUT MEXICAN GOTHIC
A shiver-inducing tale combining touches of Northanger Abbey with bits of the Gormenghast trilogy . . . to create a fascinating atmosphere of dark dreams and intrigue.”
An isolated mansion. A chillingly charismatic aristocrat. And a brave socialite drawn to expose their treacherous secrets. . . .
From the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow comes “a terrifying twist on classic gothic horror” (Kirkus Reviews) set in glamorous 1950s Mexico—“fans of classic novels like Jane Eyre and Rebecca are in for a suspenseful treat” (PopSugar).
After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemí Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She’s not sure what she will find—her cousin’s husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemí knows little about the region.
Noemí is also an unlikely rescuer: She’s a glamorous debutante, and her chic gowns and perfect red lipstick are more suited for cocktail parties than amateur sleuthing. But she’s also tough and smart, with an indomitable will, and she is not afraid: Not of her cousin’s new husband, who is both menacing and alluring; not of his father, the ancient patriarch who seems to be fascinated by Noemí; and not even of the house itself, which begins to invade Noemi’s dreams with visions of blood and doom.
Her only ally in this inhospitable abode is the family’s youngest son. Shy and gentle, he seems to want to help Noemí, but might also be hiding dark knowledge of his family’s past. For there are many secrets behind the walls of High Place. The family’s once colossal wealth and faded mining empire kept them from prying eyes, but as Noemí digs deeper she unearths stories of violence and madness.
And Noemí, mesmerized by the terrifying yet seductive world of High Place, may soon find it impossible to ever leave this enigmatic house behind.
Format: New, Hardcover
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Published: June 30, 2020
Dimensions: 6.1" X 1.3" X 9.1" inches | 1.2 pounds
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Silvia Moreno-Garcia is the author of the critically acclaimed speculative novels Gods of Jade and Shadow, Signal to Noise, Certain Dark Things, and The Beautiful Ones; and the crime novel Untamed Shore.
She has edited several anthologies, including the World Fantasy Award-winning She Walks in Shadows (aka Cthulhu’s Daughters). She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia