Spooktacular Week – Guest Author Hildie McQueenOctober 25, 2011
Spooktacular Week – Guest Author Carol Burnside/Annie RayburnOctober 26, 2011
And we have a winner! I checked both posts, here and at Under the Tiki Hut. It was a tough decision, but I made The Kid pick a number then calculated who that might be.
Drumroll please…………….. Ciara!………………….. Woohoo! I’ll send Ciara a message off-line.
Thanks a ton to everyone for stopping by and making this a fun release day. You guys rock!!!
Warm sand, cool ocean waters and a honeymoon. What could be better?
This week is the official publishing debut of my short story, Drool Worthy. Originally posted during an October Treasure Hunt on the Petit Fours and Hot Tamales group blog in 2009, the story lay dormant for two years. I found it again when I was cleaning out the various files on my computer. With Halloween fast approaching and a Halloween wedding featured in the story, I couldn’t think of a better book to use as my intro into the Indie Publishing world.
Marianne Michaels is thrilled with the opening of her own bakery and the popularity it has quickly gained. When she’s asked to bake the wedding cake and pastries for one of the wealthiest families in the county, she knows she’s made it.
The day she passes up the chance to network her fledgling business at a pre-wedding Alexander party, she catches the eye of the bride’s brother, Jason Alexander. Can the quiet pastry chef actually crack the aloof façade of a man who has turned down every pass thrown his way since moving back to town?
To see how all this plays out with Marianne and Jason, download a free copy of Drool Worthy over at Smashwords.
Leave a comment on either blog post (here or at Under the Tiki Hut) and name at least one of the pastries mentioned in Drool Worthy for a chance at a $10 Starbucks gift card.
I’ll leave you with a view of the display case at my favorite pastry shop (Daylight Donuts) and a shot of my favorite treat, the Rosette. Mmmmmmm… My mouth is watering already. I might have to take a trip across town and grab myself another one.
Cake donuts, yum!
I tried to comment over at Tiki Hut and couldn’t get it to go through – sorry 🙁
I loved reading Marianne & Jason’s HEA. Are you going to put Drool Worthy up on Kindle? Look forward to reading it.
I’m off to the Tiki Hut!
Sia, I imagine Tami’s at work, so I’ll try to answer for her. Drool Worthy is available for Kindle at Smashwords. Just click on the cover art, go to the short story and download the .mobi file.
Yay Carol! Thanks a ton for reading the story. I really appreciate the support. And talking about these pastries tonight is really making me hungry. Not good right before bed… 🙂
See ya tomorrow!
Hey Sia! Carol is correct. I do have a link at Smashwords that will allow it to go to Kindle and a few other e-readers. Also PDF and some other computer programs.
No worries about the Tiki Hut comment. I appreciate the support. You guys are awesome friends.
HI CIARA!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by. And THANKS a ton for stopping over at Under the Tiki Hut. You guys rock!
Thanks a ton, Carol! Darn work. First day ever to have to work late and it had to be today 🙁
I love the cover of “Drool Worthy.’
I’m hungry now looking at your pictures.
SNICKERDOODLES, YUM!! And now *I’m* off to the Tiki Hut!
Hi! Rosette? I’ve never had one. What’s it’s like? It’s sure pretty. I’m leaving in a few minutes, but I’ll try this evening to get over to Smashwords for the download. I’m off to the Tiki Hut & then Petit Fours and then out the door. Love it!