Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cupcakes & Kisses by Heidi Garrett and Billie Limpin

Cupcakes & Kisses

Cupcakes & Kisses by Heidi Garrett and Billie Limpin
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: December 2, 2014

One bite of her luscious cupcakes and you just might fall in love…

Nineteen-year-old Glynna Balcora’s super power is baking. A young witch, she’s lived her entire life tucked away in the quaint city of Spokane, WA with her domineering aunt and sweetheart of a grandmother. It’s not an ideal situation. Although Glynna loves her grandmother dearly, and treasures the special times they spend in their magical greenhouse, Glynna’s aunt keeps her niece on a tight leash using threats of vague enemies.

Since Glynna graduated from high school a few a months ago, her aunt’s be-home-before-dark curfew seems more ridiculous every day. It isn’t doing much for the young witch’s social life, either. With encouragement from her best friend, Glynna sneaks out one night to go to a bonfire party at the lake. There she has an unexpected encounter with Spokane’s most eligible bachelor, Ashton Bass. Glynna’s been crushing on Ashton since she was five years old. But when they share their first kiss, thunderstorms and lightning follow… and Glynna’s aunt realizes it’s time to tell the young witch the truth about who she really is.

Cupcakes & Kisses is the first book in a playful New Adult Romance trilogy

My thoughts about Cupcakes & Kisses ~~ 

What can I say? I love everything about this book and I can't wait to read more! 

I have come to know Heidi (virtually, anyway) and I love her stories and her writing style. She makes those words just flow off of the pages. When I saw that she had this wonderful, new series in the works, I just knew I had to read it. Also, I am a huge cover lover and how can you not just love this cover? I know I do. And then the story is about a young woman who bakes magical cupcakes, how awesome is that! Throw in a little witchery, both good witches and bad, and you have the makings of a fun, delightful, and very entertaining story.
'Light is always more powerful than dark, if you believe.'
I love Glynna and her innocence. At nineteen, she starts to learn things, about herself and her family, that have been kept from her and these thing are rocking her world. 
'We're forbidden to mate, but that's not why we don't. The truth is we're not attracted to each other. We Luminas are drawn to love and beauty, truth and justice, dignity and peace. Occultos crave domination, violence, destruction and hate.'
And did I mention the magical cupcakes? Those parts were so fun. What if that could really happen - baking cupcakes and pies that can affect people's moods?
'What did you put in that batch of lemon-raspberry cupcakes? They're delicious, but everyone who's had one is in the mood to kill, including us.' 
Cupcakes & Kisses was such a joy to read with a fun concept and great characters. I can't wait to see where the next book takes me. 
"I've been such a fool to believe that happily ever-afters happen in real life.'
Oh, and you really need to go check out The Magic Cupcake Facebook page. It is filled with yummy cupcakes and they are doing a chapter count-up -- giving us a peek at a chapter a day. It is so much fun to go back and relive the story each day.

Stop back tomorrow for my interview with Heidi and Billie. They will be talking about how they met and what it was like writing this series together. 

About the Authors

Heidi Garrett is the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the author of the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.

Heidi is collaborating with Billie Limpin to write The Magic Cupcake series, a special blend of magic, romance, and humor.

Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.

Connect with Heidi

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Billie Limpin lives in the Philippines where the sun always shines and people always smile!

A  hopeless romantic inside and out, when Billie’s not swooning over a book boyfriend (which she often does!), you’ll probably catch her daydreaming (over a fictional character!). A reader by heart, and now a writer for the first time, she’s thrilled to put her daydreams into written words.

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  1. Awww! Thank you for that sweet review, Susan! I'm glad that you loved and enjoyed reading our Cupcakes & Kisses. We promise to bake LOTS of magical cupcakes for you in the future! ;)

    Pink kisses,
    Billie Limpin

    1. Thanks Billie! It has been so much fun getting to know you and thanks for the great story. i wish you and Heidi all the best with this series!

  2. Susan, Thank you for this beautiful write up! Billie and I are so thrilled you enjoyed Cupcakes & Kisses. It is always an honor to appear on your blog! Heidi

    1. You are so very welcome, Heidi! I loved every minute of the book and your interview. Let me know when and if I can ever help you out. Much success with this series!


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