Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Giveaway: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

Summary: Baking is in Issy Randall’s blood. Growing up above her grandfather’s bakery taught Issy that a delicious pastry could make any day better. So when she’s laid off from her desk job—by the man she thought was her boyfriend, no less—Issy knows now is the time to start her own little café.

Armed with her grandfather’s tried and true recipes, as well as her own new dishes, Issy’s new dream job should be a piece-of-cake, right? But managing a café, delivering products on time and trying to have a new love life aren’t exactly going as Issy planned. And when her ex comes back into the picture, perhaps with his own motives, Issy’s search for the perfect pastry and a groundbreaking idea to save her café are much more than she bargained for…-- Sourcebooks

I am the first to admit that I'm a sucker for food-themed books especially if the word "cupcake" is in the title. And what's even more tempting to me are books that have recipes in them! That's initially what attracted me to MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE: A NOVEL WITH RECIPES by Jenny Colgan. However, after I read the publisher's summary, I also discovered that this book sounded like an ideal summer read.

MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE is already an international success with its relatable characters and scrumptious recipes at the start of each chapter. But now, Ms. Colgan is bringing her hilarious and heartfelt stories—with a dash of deliciousness—to the United States. To celebrate, Sourcebooks is giving away copies of this book ALL MONTH LONG!

Each day this month, look for opportunities to win a print copy of MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE with bloggers all over the book blogging community. Additionally, there will be a few guest blogs and interviews with Jenny sprinkled throughout—a great way to get to know a new author!

I am lucky enough to be participating in this very fun tour. For a chance to win your very own copy of MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE, just fill out the form below before July 22nd at 11: 59 p.m. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada addresses only. Good luck!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jenny Colgan was a fussy eater as a child and didn’t even begin to learn to cook until she was 21, when her then boyfriend tried to teach her a few basics purely out of exasperation. While she is now able to make a variety of good, wholesome food for her family, she still can’t make scones. A former columnist for The Guardian, Jenny contributes regularly to national BBC radio and is the bestselling author of more than eleven novels, including The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris (coming out in the US in early 2014). She is married  and  with three children and lives in London and France. For more information, please visit http://www.jennycolgan.com

For additional chances to win MEET ME AT THE CUPCAKE CAFE, check out these blogs:

7/1 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
7/2 Celtic Lady’s Reviews
7/3 Books-N-Kisses
7/3 Chick Lit Central (with interview)
7/4 A Bookworm's World
7/5 Delighted Reader

7/8 Beth Fish Reads
7/9 Booking Mama
7/9 The Bookish Dame (with interview)
7/10 The Book Binge
7/11 Simply Ali
7/12 Debbie's Book Bag

7/15 The Bookish Babe
7/16 The Reading Café
7/17 Book Hounds
7/17 Cocktails and Books (with interview)
7/18 Peeking Between the Pages
7/18 Fresh Fiction (with guest post)
7/19 Jenny Loves to Read
7/19 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

7/22 Anna's Book Blog
7/23 Ramblings from This Chick
7/24 Books and Quilts
7/24 A Bookish Affair
7/25 Broken TeePee
7/26 Thoughts in Progress

7/29 Books and Needlepoint
7/30 The Reading Reviewer
7/31 Reading Between the Wines

8/1 Book of Secrets
8/2 Luxury Reading

8/5 Radiant Light
8/6 Ruby’s Reads
8/7 Caffeinated Book Review
8/8 The Romance Dish
8/9 My Book Addiction and More


Beth F said...

This one really does sound like a fun summer read.

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a cute book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Beth Hoffman said...

Hearing about this book makes me smile! Thanks for offering a chance to win.