CBB Book Promotions

All posts tagged CBB Book Promotions

#Promo #Guest Post #Giveaway Caught Bread Handed (A Bakeshop Mystery #4) by Ellie Alexander

Published June 28, 2016 by Ashley Montgomery

0430c96e-36db-481b-a413-4094a511307a
81wXanl2xQLcbe90a6bd9c4912a3ade3c344e5699cf9bd44d20
Caught Bread Handed (A Bakeshop Mystery #4) by Ellie Alexander
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Cozy Mystery

fa7f4-goodreads-button

685dca29111853fef0359416696a34e341c520b5
Welcome to Torte—a friendly, small-town family bakeshop where the oven is heating up as high as the body count… Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary… especially when murder is thrown into the mix. When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading—with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent—for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start… and risk getting burned?

c91455f4819432527c8760b5a0784ddef5ba593f
*Contains affiliate links*
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

40963ebb6de6fc1e3b0117e8a1a42da486456951
Baking Behind the Scenes
Welcome to Torte, where the bread is always served warm with a pat of hand-churned butter, and a side of love. Torte, the artisan family bakeshop in my culinary mystery series, is a gathering place for the community. Locals and tourists stop in for fresh raspberry scones, slices of decadent double chocolate cake, and to talk about all the gossip and news around town. I love getting to create a comforting and welcoming bakeshop and writing about food. However, I’m not a trained pastry chef which means that I spend a lot of time visiting real bakeries and interviewing professional chefs. It’s a rough job, I know.

I thought it would be fun to give you a taste (pun intended) of the research that goes into learning the inner workings of the culinary world.

Cake Happy

For starters I think about the actual space. Because Torte is located in Ashland, Oregon, home of the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, it has to have a touch of Shakespeare and whimsy. It’s painted cheery red and teal blue with corrugated metal siding, bistro tables, and a chalkboard menu. One of my bakery inspirations is a place called Cake Happy in Camas, Washington. It’s a family run shop with gorgeous window displays, a rustic elegant vibe, and plenty of cozy couches to curl up with a red velvet cupcake and steaming hot latte.

cake happy 2

NW Culinary School

Another thing that I do when I’m working on a book is interview pastry chefs. I’ve learned so many tricks of the trade, quick tips for baking, and even gotten a few new ideas on how to bump someone off in a bakeshop from chatting with chefs. I’ve been so impressed to watch how they orchestrate a blur of staff, a frenzy of chopping knives, and plate after plate of styled food. One of the most amazing experiences that I’ve had behind the scenes in a professional kitchen was at the NW Culinary Institute where I spent an evening watching chefs-in-training at work as they prepared a six course meal that almost too pretty to eat and tasted even better.

NW Culinary School 2

Cake buffet

Speaking of taste, I can’t even begin to count how many pastries and baked goods I’ve sampled in the last few years. Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining, but my waistline might be in trouble. Whenever I travel I ask for recommendations on the best places to score a sweet eat in town. I’ve never been disappointed in my search and I try to find unusual flavor combinations and exotic delicacies when I’m exploring a new place, some of which have even found their way into the pages of the books. One standout tasting memory was at the dessert buffet in Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. I still dream of the miles of cakes, macaroons, chocolate dipped strawberries, and petit fours. Yum!

cake buffett

cakescape

Lastly, one of the most rewarding and humbling things about writing the series has been connecting with local bakers. They have welcomed me into their kitchens, championed the books, and created stunning masterpieces like this cakescape from the book release party for the third book in the series, On Thin Icing. My local pastry muse is Kristina with Tier Catering who treated the audience to a hands-on icing demonstration and a tutorial on the best way to cut a cake. Seriously, I think I have the best job ever!

DSC_1456

Here’s to all the bakers—whether in your home kitchen or in a 5-star restaurant—I hope you enjoy my fictional bakeshop in Caught Bread Handed.

Happy Baking!

~Ellie

—-

93f79d001baea1df08bb8e132c946b8253a60ee8
Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.

a47239b8772ea1daf284fa4ae0c72144be99070b
Website
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

f7656f5dc57422db9a2d90fefc0739fe2c592066
bread giveaway
Signed copies of all 4 books in the Bakeshop Mysteries, Cupcake tea towel and pot holder, Love cake topper, Bakeshop page flags, Assortment of gourmet lemonade and Triple Chocolate Chunk cookie mix.

US only.

Ends July 20th

Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 18. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

Enter Here

cbbbutton

Advertisements

#Release Blast & #Giveaway On Thin Icing (A Bakeshop Mystery #3) by Ellie Alexander

Published December 29, 2015 by Ashley Montgomery

OnThinIcing_ReleaseEvent (1)
cover - On Thin Icing 4-14-15Book & Author Details:
On Thin Icing (A Bakeshop Mystery #3) by Ellie Alexander
Publication date: December 29th 2015
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Goodreads

Synopsis:
Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It’s the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she’s asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up…until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

“An intriguing new series.”-Reader to Reader

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules’s own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit…and make sure he gets his just desserts.

“A delectable tale of murder and intrigue.”-Portland Book Review on Meet Your Baker

Purchase:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

—-

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Author Bio:
Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

Author Links:
Website
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

Giveaways:

OnThinIcingGiveaway

Triple chocolate cookie mix, Alpine spiced cider, Collection of Stash teas, Collection of gourmet hot chocolates, Oxford tea towel, Signed copy of On Thin Icing
US only
Ends Jan. 19, 2016
Prizing provided by the author. Must be 13 or older and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.
.
Enter Here

cbbbutton

#Sale Alert & #Giveaway Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon

Published November 22, 2015 by Ashley Montgomery
99c-Kindle-holiday-promo-with-book-cover

Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon is an adult romantic comedy that is on sale on Amazon for only $0.99 until November 30th. Hollie Porter Builds a Raft, the second book, is now available for sale as well. It’s a great time to start the series! To celebrate the sale we’re also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card & audiobook CD of Must Love Otters!

MLO-@-25%

Book & Author Details:
Must Love Otters by Eliza Gordon
Publication date: October 29th 2013
Genres: Romantic Comedy
Goodreads
Synopsis:
Hollie Porter is the chairwoman of Generation Disillusioned: at twenty-five years old, she’s saddled with a job she hates, a boyfriend who’s all wrong for her, and a vexing inability to say no. She’s already near her breaking point, so when one caller too many kicks the bucket during Hollie’s 911 shift, she cashes in the Sweethearts’ Spa & Stay gift certificate from her dad and heads to Revelation Cove, British Columbia. One caveat: she’s going solo. Any sweethearts will have to be found on site.

Hollie hopes to find her beloved otters in the wilds of the Great White North, but instead she’s providing comic relief for staff and guests alike. Even Concierge Ryan, a former NHL star with bad knees and broken dreams, can’t stop her from stumbling from one (mis)adventure to another. Just when Hollie starts to think that a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in circumstances, the island works its charm and she starts to think she might have found the rejuvenation she so desperately desires. But then an uninvited guest crashes the party, forcing her to step out of the discomfort zone where she dwells and save the day … and maybe even herself in the process.

Purchase:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

HPBaR-Amazon-196x300

Hollie Porter Builds a Raft is now available for sale!

raft (noun): when two or more otters rest together,

often holding hands, so they don’t drift apart

Hollie Porter has put her old gig as a 911 operator and sad single girl in an attic-bound box, right where it belongs. She’s rebounded nicely from her run-in with Chloe the Cougar in the wilds of British Columbia, and this new life alongside concierge-in-shining-armor Ryan Fielding? Way more fun. After relocating to Ryan’s posh resort at Revelation Cove, Hollie embarks on an all-new adventure as the Cove’s wildlife experience educator, teaching guests and their kids about otters and orca and cougars, oh my.

When darling Ryan gets down on one NHL-damaged knee and pops the question of a lifetime, Hollie realizes this is where the real adventure begins. It’s all cake tasting, flower choosing, and dress fittings until a long-lost family member shows up at the Cove and threatens to hijack her shiny new life, forcing Hollie to redefine what family means to her. What is she willing to sacrifice to have one of her very own?

As Ryan’s words echo in her head—“Our raft, our rules”—Hollie has to face facts: a raft isn’t always tied together with blood and genetics. Sometimes it’s secured by love and loyalty… and occasional help from the clever creatures that call Revelation Cove home.

—-

Jenn May 2015_DSC6550

Author Bio:
Eliza Gordon has excellent taste in books, shoes, movies, and friends, and questionable sanity in the realm of love. Best leave that one alone. In real life, she’s an editor, mom, wife, and bibliophile and proud parent of one very spoiled tuxedo cat. Eliza writes stories to help you believe in the Happily Ever After; Jennifer Sommersby, her other self, writes YA and is repped by Daniel Lazar at Writers House.

Author Links:
Website
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

Giveaways:
$25 Amazon gift card (INT)
Must Love Otters audiobook CD(INT)
Ends Nov. 30
.
Enter Here

cbbbutton

#Kindle Scout Campaign & #Giveaway Amanda’s Guide to Love by Alix Nichols

Published November 15, 2015 by Ashley Montgomery

AmandasGuideBanner
AlixNichols_AmandasGuidetoLove800 Dear Readers,

My newest novel, “Amanda’s Guide to Love”, is up for nomination in the Kindle Scout, an Amazon contest where readers decide which books get published by Kindle Press.

To raise awareness of my Kindle Scout campaign, I’m hosting this giveaway. Please click through and nominate “Amanda’s Guide to Love” today! If my book is chosen for publication (based on voting!), you will receive a FREE copy from Amazon before it hits the shelves. So please vote today by clicking the “Nominate Me” button on this page!

While you’re on Kindle Scout, you can read an excerpt of Amanda’s Guide to Love, and then come back and enter the giveaway!

Thank you so much!! And do share this with your friends, family and anyone who might be interested in receiving a free copy of this book.

Gratefully yours,
Alix Nichols

Synopsis:
Parisian career woman Amanda Roussel lives in denial of her desperate loneliness.
Gypsy gambler Kes Moreno knows he’s in trouble when he falls for Amanda after a one-night stand.
Can he convince the snarky belle they’re right for each other?

—-

Author Bio:
I am an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy / Colin Firth fan.

I released my first book at the age of six. It had a half-dozen postcard-size pages stitched together and bound in velvet paper. The book was titled “Eliza and Robert” and featured highly creative spelling. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally.

Decades later, I still love the name Robert and the genre romance. My spelling has improved (somewhat), and my books have made Amazon Top 100 lists. I live and work in Paris, France. When not writing, I read and spend time with my family.

Author Links:
Website
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

Giveaways:
$25 Amazon gift card (INT)
Ends Dec. 2nd
Prizing is provided by the author, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

Enter Here

cbbbutton

#Release Blast & #Giveaway Her Favorite Cowboy by Mary Leo

Published October 12, 2015 by Ashley Montgomery

HerFavoriteCowboy_BlastBanner (1)
Her Favourite Cowboy CoverBook & Author Details:
Her Favorite Cowboy by Mary Leo
Publication date: September 1st 201
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads

 

 

Synopsis:
Back In The Saddle:

Gage Remington needs a place to start over, and Durango, Colorado, is it. By reconciling with his rancher grandfather while attending the annual Zane Grey conference, Gage hopes he can begin repairing past damage. It doesn’t occur to Gage that his heart needs fixing, too, until he meets gorgeous doctor Cori Parker. And he’s sure his troubled past will send the single mom running.

Since her husband’s tragic accident, Cori’s been focusing on her family. Though she’s deeply attracted to the banker-turned-buckaroo, Gage is a wild card, and Cori can’t let anyone bring her life crashing down again. Still, she realizes Gage’s finally ready to be the man—and the cowboy—he always wanted to be. But will Cori be part of his future, or one more regret from his past?

Purchase:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Today we have some photos from the Strater Hotel, a real place in Durango Colorado and a setting in the novel.

All photos of the Strater Hotel are authentic and are used with permission. Visit http://strater.com/ for more photographs.

StraterHotel
StraterHotel2
StraterHotel3
StraterHotel5
Strater_FrontDesk_ImageSmithPhotography-copy

—-

maryleopic
Author Bio:
USA Today bestselling author Mary Leo writes contemporary romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and mystery. She loves to travel for research while she’s writing a book, or for that matter, even when she’s not writing a book . . . which always leads to yet another book.

Mary grew up on the Southside of Chicago in the tangle of a big Italian family where she learned the art of story from her creative mamma who would craft a wondrous tale each night at bedtime, and where Mary developed an appreciation for fine Italian cuisine from her colorful aunts and uncles.

Author Links:
Website
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

Giveaways:
$15 gift card to e-retailer of choice (INT)
Ends Oct. 29th, 2015
.
Enter Here

cbbbutton

#Giveaway The Demon’s Assistant Series by Tori Centanni

Published September 24, 2015 by Ashley Montgomery

TheDemonsAssistant_Banner
Book & Author Details:
The Demon’s Assistant Series by Tori Centanni
Genres: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Goodreads

 

 

Welcome to the Demon’s Assistant Series blitz tour! The Demon’s Assistant Series is by Tori Centanni and is a young adult urban fantasy. Check out the books and enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card!

Synopsis:
TheDemonsDeadline-2
About The Demon’s Deadline (Demon’s Assistant Book 1):

Some teenagers deliver pizza, some deliver newspapers. My part-time job? I deliver mysterious envelopes for a demon. I don’t even get tips.

It seemed like a good deal at the time. I almost died in a car accident, and Azmos saved me… gave me a second chance. At first, it wasn’t so bad. I got to live, go to high school, hang out with my boyfriend Cam. He’s too cute for his own good, but he’s getting tired of all this demon stuff. I hate lying to my best friend Melissa and my dad, who’s still not over my mom’s death. Neither am I.

But now, this gig is getting dangerous, and it’s not like I can quit. Even if I could, then what? I’ve seen things I can’t unsee. I just hope I can figure out how to navigate the darkness before I do something I can’t undo.

It’s time I face my own demons.

About Gabriel’s Demons (Demon’s Assistant Book 1.5):
GabrielsDemons (1)
My name is Gabriel Price, and I’m no stranger to bad dreams.

After losing my family in a house fire, I suppose it’s normal to have nightmares. Except now, I’m dreaming awake, seeing things I don’t want to see, things I shouldn’t be able to see.

The first time I saw someone’s death, the vision hit me hard, just like the speeding car that crashed, killing its driver. There was nothing I could do to stop it from happening. Not the first time. Or the second. Or the third. But now…I think I might have a chance to prevent my visions from coming true.

It’s a gift to be able to stop someone from dying, right? The demon who’s interested in my ability thinks so, but I’m not about to accept the deal he’s offering. My inner demons give me enough hell. I don’t need even more.

About In the Demon’s Company (Demon’s Assistant Book 2):
inthedemonscompany-3
There’s a new demon in town… …and my boss, Azmos, isn’t happy about it. I guess he doesn’t like competition in the soul-binding business.

Meanwhile, my Chemistry teacher seems to be caught up in this magical mess, so I’m anxious to get to the bottom of what’s going on. Now that Az has promoted me from errand girl to demon’s apprentice I might actually be able to do something to help. Of course, my boyfriend Cam wants me to stay out of it, and for once Azmos actually agrees with him.

Sorry, but I can’t just sit around doing homework while a demon is leaving a trail of bodies all over town. Besides, I’ve got my own posse now. Okay, I’ve got an ice-cold death demon, a tortured psychic and a pink-haired demonologist to help me. Together we’ll figure it out, and I’ll prove I’m ready to be a full-fledged apprentice…or I’ll die trying.
Purchase:
Amazon

—-

Author Bio:
Tori Centanni is a nerd girl and a recovering goth. She likes dark, quirky stories with elements of humor. When not reading or writing, she can be found baking, watching too much television, and wrangling cats. She lives in Seattle, WA.

Author Links:
Website
Goodreads
Twitter

Giveaway:
$25 Amazon gift card (INT)
Ends 10/7
Prizing provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible in any way.

Enter Here

cbbbutton

#CoverReveal On Thin Icing (A Bakeshop Mystery #3) by Ellie Alexander

Published July 30, 2015 by Ashley Montgomery

Banner
cover - On Thin Icing 4-14-15Book & Author Details:
On Thin Icing (A Bakeshop Mystery #3) by Ellie Alexander
Publication date: December 29th 2015
Genres: Cozy Mystery
Goodreads

 

 

Synopsis:
Welcome to Torte-a small-town family bakeshop where the treats are killer good.

It’s the dead of winter in the sleepy town of Ashland, which means no tourists-and fewer customers-for Jules Capshaw and her bakery. But when she’s asked to cater an off-season retreat for the directors of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, business starts heating up…until Jules finds a dead body in the freezer.

“An intriguing new series.”-Reader to Reader

Someone at the retreat has apparently iced the bartender, a well-known flirt with a legendary temper-that is, before a killer beat him to the punch. Then, from out of nowhere, Jules’s own ex-husband shows up at the shop-and soon becomes a suspect. With accusations piling up higher than the snow-and thicker than a chocolate mousse cake-Jules has to think outside the (recipe) box to find the real culprit…and make sure he gets his just desserts.

“A delectable tale of murder and intrigue.”-Portland Book Review on Meet Your Baker

Purchase:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

—-

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Author Bio:
Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research.

Author Links:
Website
Goodreads
Twitter
Facebook

Giveaways:

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 preset

Signed copies of Meet Your Baker and A Batter of Life and Death
A signed cover flat of On Thin Icing
Gourmet Hot Chocolates
Tea Assortment
Pound of Coffee
US only
Ends Aug. 10th
Prizing provided by the author, bloggers are in no way responsible.
.
Enter Here

cbbbutton