* The very first review for the launch book in the Cupcake Lovers series, FOOL FOR LOVE (coming August 28), is in. A delicious review from Publishers Weekly! I've got one word (or is is two?) --Woo-hoo!
Fool for LoveSetting up her Cupcake Lovers romance series, Ciotta (Charmed) draws an array of distinctive well-developed characters. Chloe Madison, newly graduated from Manhattan’s Culinary Arts Institute, is dumped by her boyfriend, Ryan. She leaves the city for Sugar Creek, Vt., where her best friend lives. Chloe was once a spontaneous live-in-the-moment person, but Ryan molded her into a sedate woman. Now she needs to reclaim her identity. Her job as companion to Daisy Monroe, a feisty 75-year-old, seems simple in theory, but in reality leads to nonstop hilarious situations from which Daisy’s sensible, ultra-responsible, sexy grandson, Devlin, has to rescue them. Chloe also has to deal with a business that needs revamping, Devlin’s matchmaking relatives, and the Monroes’ longtime feud with another family. Ciotta’s wit adds spark to this tale of extended-family joys and sorrows, smalltown living, and complicated characters with secrets that will keep readers waiting eagerly for the next Monroe family story. Agent: Amy Moore-Benson, AMB Literary Management.
*Exclusive Preview! St. Martins Press developed a special tab on my Facebook page: Beth Ciotta Books. Please note you have to 'LIKE' the BC Books page to view the special content. At the top of the profile page is a tab labeled "Cupcake Lovers Club". Click that and you're in! That's right. The Honorary Cupcake Lovers Club is live! Just now there are two features. For an exclusive preview (1st three chapters) of FOOL FOR LOVE, click on the digital book, and enjoy the read!
*Cool Contest! Also via the Honorary Cupcake Lovers Club, submit a photo of your fave baked good (cupcakes, cakes, brownies, muffins) and become eligible to win an advanced reading copy of FOOL FOR LOVE! FAQs and rules are stated on the page. You can enter five different photos (although they must be your own creation). Don't want to enter? Then browse the treats and VOTE for your favorite dessert. Such fun! Contest runs from July 19 - Aug 1
Hope to see you there! Oh! And please spread the news!
Cheers and cupcakes!