08 July 2013

Spotlight and Giveaway: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan

Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny ColganSummertime is the perfect time for light fun reading. Mix in some humor and baking, and I'm good to go. Jenny Colgan's Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, which Kirkus called "A funny novel about friendship, food and love," is a great choice for poolside entertainment.

Lucky for you, I'm one of a handful of bloggers participating in a Sweet Sugary Spotlight of Colgan's "novel with recipes." Here's what this event is all about:

This summer, 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 Café 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.

So what's Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe about? Take a look at the publisher's 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 . . .
I just love novels that have a foodie bent, and when they include recipes, it's even better. If you're like me, then you'll want a copy of Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe for your very own.

The Giveaway: Thanks to Sourcebooks, I'm able to offer one of my readers (with a U.S. or Canada mailing address) a copy of Jenny Colgan's new book. All you have to do to enter is fill out the form. I'll pick a winner using a random number generator on July 18. Once the winner is confirmed, I'll pass your mailing address along to the publisher and erase all personal information from my computer.

For even more chances to win a copy of Colgan's book, be sure to visit the participating 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


Daryl 7/8/13, 8:42 AM  

what a fun book .. thanks as always for the recco .. and apologies for being such a bad blog friend, i have truly been off line, reading and hibernating ....

bermudaonion 7/8/13, 10:01 AM  

Thanks for the fun giveaway!

Beth Hoffman 7/8/13, 12:21 PM  

This sounds like a fun book. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

fredamans 7/8/13, 3:04 PM  

Looks like a fun read.... I do love me some cupcakes! Thanks for hosting!

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) 7/9/13, 10:11 PM  

You had me with the cover. Cupcakes are one of my favorite food groups!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 7/12/13, 7:06 AM  

Gotta love a novel with cupcakes as some of the main characters!

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