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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

COZY WEDNESDAY - A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady (Giveaway)

Welcome Back to Cozy Wednesday!!!
According to my calendar Jacklyn Brady was to be with us but for circumstances beyond my control she is unable to be here today.  But that can't stop me from telling you all about her new book or giving 2 copies away.

Cover Illustrtion
by Chris Lyons
Cover Design
by Diana Kolsky

A Berkley Prime Crime Mystery
Published by The Penguin Group

A BRAND NEW SERIES!!
A Piece of Cake Mystery
ISBN-10: 0425242749
ISBN-13: 978-0425242742



Rita Lucero has waited two years for her divorce, all she needs is for her almost ex Philippe Renier to sign on the proper line.  He has been avoided her phone calls and emails so she decides to go directly to him, to his high end cake shop in New Orleans, and sit in the office until he faces her and signs the papers.

Rita arrives just a few minutes too late or at the perfect time if you are a killer.  Rita discovers her husband dead with a chef's knife in his chest.  Because their divorce was not final she is still his legal heir and inherits part ownership of the fancy cake shop, Zydeco Cakes. This inheritance also makes her the prime suspect in Philippe's murder.  Her mother-in-law believes she had nothing to do with his death and begs her to stay in New Orleans and take over operations at Zydeco and to find out who really killed her son. A lot of Zydeco's employees are friends she had when she was with Philippe and they don't know if they can trust her.  But more importantly she doesn't know who she can trust because there is a killer out there and she does not want to be sliced and served as the next victim.


Word of warning:  You are going to be craving cake the entire time you are reading this book!

A perfectly mixed cozy mystery.  The theme is scrumptious, the characters are well blended, the plot is well written and tasty. Plenty of swirls and twirls that make you think you know whodunit and then realize nope, it's someone else and then maybe you were right the first time. The humor, oh the humor.  This author made shopping for caskets hysterical. The whole story was as smooth a fondant but with a little edge of pulled sugar.  This is definitely a book you want to eat, I mean read!!!


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NOW THE GIVEAWAY
Thanks to the wonderful people at Berkley Prime Crime I have two copies of this tasty morsel to giveaway!!

U.S. AND CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY
FOLLOWERS WILL RECEIVE 
2 BONUS ENTRIES FOR EACH ENTRY
CONTEST ENDS AUGUST 17TH AT 11:59 PM CST
WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN USING RANDOM.ORG



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Berkley Prime Crime. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

11 comments:

Gigi Ann said...

Oh this sounds like a tasty and fun book to read. I will be sure to keep the cake handy, as I read the book, if I should be fortunate enough to win it.

Becky said...

I am really looking forward to reading this book.
~Becky

Ms Bibi said...

That sounds like a book I would love to read....being a passionate baker I am so winning this,lol

Nancy said...

A book that combines things I love, cakes, mystery and New Orleans

mamabunny13 said...

I can't wait to read it!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

very cute! and i don't mind craving cake the whole while i'm reading ")) thanks, though, for the warning! i'll be sure to stock up before beginning "))

Darlene said...

Mmmm, sounds yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Best O' Books said...

I would like to try this series out, and oh, of course I love cake! Thanks for the opportunity, Rae

holdenj said...

Love the title! Looking forward to reading this one!

Stacie said...

Looks like a fun new series. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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Luvdaylilies said...

I have been hoping for a new cozy series & this one is sure to be a tasty beginning! Thanks so much=)
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