Congratulations to everybody on the shortlist. It was difficult to choose ten stories because the overall standard of entries was very high. There were quite a few stories which very nearly made it.
Here's the shortlist, in alphabetical order of author:
Chloe Banks, The War of the Last Rolo
Jennifer Bohnet, Paris Can Wait
Debbie Freeman, For the Love of Chocolate
Lara Higgins, On a Night Like This
Geoff Holder, Blood and Chocolate
Laura E James, Bitter Sweet
Lucy Mouland, A Foreign Field
Margaret Mounsden, Black Market
Lucy Oliver, Her Life, in Chocolate
Marilyn Rodwell, Brazilian DreamsThe winner and runner up will be revealed on the 10th April.
1st prize - £200, publication on the Choc Lit website and Choc Lit’s authors corner blog and a box of chocolates from Plush Chocolates.
A runner up will receive £50 and a box of chocolates from Plush Chocolates.