Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sweets Blogfest


The Sweets Blogfest is here! Beth Fred and I are cohosting this blogfest all about sweets. Participants will be posting about all things sweet: favorite sweet literary couples, favorite sweet romances, favorite sweets (candy), and there's a giveaway!

I'm sharing two sweet romances, one by Beth and one by me. Beth is offering up a copy of her book, The Other Marlowe Girl and I'm offering up a copy of Love All, the first novella in the Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak series.

THE OTHER MARLOWE GIRL (Book 2 in The Marlowe Girls Series)

Summary:




When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite hangout. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he's her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past. 

Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband's drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her. 

Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?



ADVANTAGE: HEARTBREAK (Novella #2 in the Game. Set. Match. Heartbreak Series)

Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Meg Flannigan thought she’d made up her mind about love. But with two guys still vying for her attention, she wonders if she made the right decision. Ash is everything she’s ever wanted in a boyfriend: loyal, loving, and totally hot. But then there’s Noah: fun, sexy, and the more he sticks around, the more Meg wants him there.

What’s a girl to do?

Make up her mind, before it’s too late! Gorgeous freshman Liz has set her sights on Ash, and Noah is beginning to remind Meg of her last boyfriend—the one who broke her heart. Can she figure things out before she ruins not one, but two relationships? Or is she doomed to serve up heartbreak?


The giveaway will run from March 6th through 8pm (EST) on March 10th.



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And be sure to check out all the great blogs participating.

What's your favorite sweet?

49 comments:

  1. It's so nice to see your and Beth's new books - they sound terrific!
    I'm a chocolate-lover all the way! :-)

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    1. I love dark chocolate. It has health benefits, too. :)

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  2. Love all of these books! Chiming in as a chocolate lover too!

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  3. While I'm a chocolate lover, I've grown partial to New York cheesecake. While I love a classic lemon-vanilla. sometimes I like chocolate-epresso
    This is my go-to recipe-

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/chocolate-espresso-cheesecake-with-ganache-recipe/index.html

    It's a bit labor intensive, but I promise you, the flavor's worth it.

    As far as chocolate goes, chocolate chip cookies are still my favorite, though I prefer the crunchy, semi-chewy kind as opposed to the straight chewy variety, I like some heft. This is one of my go-to recipes-

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chocolate-chunk-cookies-recipe/index.html

    A close third are doughnuts. I prefer making them than buying them ready made. I figure if I'm going to indulge, I'll get better flavor, and control the integrity of the ingredients.

    For instance, I'll know there's REAL blueberries in the blueberry cake doughnut, or REAL strawberries in the strawberry jelly doughnut, no artificial flavors or preservatives.

    Health food they are not, but you can at least be assured there's nothing in here that belongs in a chemist lab rather than a home kitchen.

    Plus, there are great recipes where they're baked not fried, though those often require a pan,not much more expensive than a good muffin tin, if you know where to look.

    This a great cookbook on doughnuts-

    http://www.amazon.com/Top-Pot-Hand-Forged-Doughnuts-Secrets/dp/1452102120/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362573744&sr=8-1&keywords=Top+Pot+Hand-Forged+Doughnuts%3A+Secrets+and+Recipes+for+the+Home+Baker

    Or you can use the brioche (Egg-based bread) dough recipe from "Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking" That makes great doughnuts, too.

    I own a copy and use it often It's got great approachable recipes for even the least confident bakers to pull off.

    You can find the brioche recipe available on the book's official blog site-

    http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/2008/09/24/brioche-dough-recipe-and-all-of-its-wonderful-uses

    I'm glad the authors shared this and a few other recipes free, the brioche recipe convinced me to buy the book. Before I used Ina Garten's brioche recipe, which works just as well, but requires more steps and longer rise times.

    Yeesh, there I go rambling again, but I can't help it, I'm keen on baking.

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    1. Taurean, you just made me very hungry! :)

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  4. Both books look great. Can't wait to check them out :)

    It's really hard choosing a favorite sweet, but I'm crazy about candied fruit, so that's my pick.

    Have fun with the blog tour!

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    1. Thanks, Ella. I'm not sure I've ever had candied fruit, but now I want to try it.

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  5. Just visited Beth's site. Thanks for doing these. (Psst...I'll email you this morning.) Oh, and I love the image you both created! Very teen...

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  6. Congrats to both of you! And I love Beth's covers for her books -- they really capture that romantic vibe. I'm curious to see whether Kammy does finally grow up.

    My favorite romance couple? Jo March and Mr. Behr. They're so sweet, it makes me puke a little in my mouth (but I love them anyway).

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    1. I always kind of hated that Jo didn't marry Laurie.

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  7. I LOVE chocolate and cant wait to read on about Meg in Advantage.

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  8. Hey, hey, got my post up. Love All is a fun and sweet novella. Will post my review on Amazon soon! Have a blast with the hop.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. Heading over to check out your post.

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  9. Congrats to both of you on all your success. In honor of your bloghop I added marshmallow cream to my coffee this morning. :)

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  10. Thanks for co-hosting Kelly!

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  11. Wonderful giveway and for the love of chocolate, have a blast with the hop

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  12. Thanks for co-hosting this fun hop, Kelly :-)

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  13. Both books look wonderful. Congratulations and a toast to your success!

    My choice either German chocolate cake or Black Forest cake. Now, it's going to be hard to concentrate on anything but chocolate. hehehehe!

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    1. LOL I know what you mean. I'm very hungry today after these posts. :)

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  14. Fun blogfest...added in my post to the list!

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  15. I appreciate being involved with this blog hop and having the opportunity to be introduced to some great writers.

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  16. Any ideas on how to add the bloggers list to a post in wordpress?

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    1. Right under there's a list, is a link to copy the code. I believe the wordpress code is the second one listed.

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  17. Congrats on your book, Kelly! And thanks for the fun blogfest. :)

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for joining us for the blogfest.

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  18. I don't have an ereader- yet, but both of these books do sounder super sweet. :) Great giveaway! Best of luck!

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  19. I can't wait for Stalked by Death! So awesome that the sequel will be here in a few months - I hate waiting a year!

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    1. I'm so excited that they aren't a year apart because I'm the same way when I read a series. I need the next book immediately!

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  21. Chocolate for sure is my favorite sweet. And if it has peanut butter in it, I like it even more!

    Both of these books sound "sweet" and I hope I win one!

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  22. I love chocolate, especially if it has nuts in it.

    What a great way to highlight sweet romances. :)

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  23. I really do have to get my hands on an ereader!

    Hmmm, chocolate of most kinds is to die for. Especially if combined with peanut butter...

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    1. I have some peanut butter smidgens here that you'd love.

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  24. What a fun event! Sounds like you have this well organized.

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