If you haven’t heard of Patricia V. Davis before, she is the author of several best selling books including Harlot’s Sauce, The Diva Doctrine and now her new The Secret Spice Trilogy. Her first book in the series Cooking for Ghosts goes on sale on October 7th. We are giving you a chance to win a signed copy of Cooking for Ghosts from the author!


To enter, just Like our Facebook page. A winner will be drawn on October 7th to coincide with the launch of the book. We will notify the lucky winner by announcing their name on Facebook. You must live in the United States to win.

Why are we giving away a novel? Well, its simple: It has all of the aspects we all love here at Napa Food and Vine. Travel, adventure, food and a great story!


Here the synopsis on Amazon: Do hearts broken long ago forever leave a tangible trace?

A Vegas cocktail waitress. An Indian herbalist. A British chemistry professor. An Italian-American widow. Four unique women with one thing in common: each is haunted by a tragedy from her past.

Cynthia, Rohini, Jane, and Angela meet on a food blogging site and bond over recipes. They decide on impulse to open The Secret Spice, an elegant café on the magnificent ocean liner, the RMS Queen Mary, currently a floating hotel in Long Beach, California. Rich in history and tales of supernatural occurrences, the ship hides her own dark secrets.

The women are surrounded by ghosts long before they step aboard, but once they do, nothing is quite what it seems. Not the people they meet, not their brooding chef’s mystic recipes, and not the Queen Mary herself. Yet the spirits they encounter help them discover that there’s always a chance to live, as long as one is alive.

Nominated for the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, COOKING FOR GHOSTS is an unforgettable tale of love, redemption, and divine female power.

 Just for our readers a special treat: A real recipe from the book just for you!

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