Tuesday, March 18, 2014

TVBT: SPRINKLED WITH KISSES by Darlene Panzera (The Cupcake Diaries) #review #giveaway #recipe @AvonBooks

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Enter Below to Win
Print Copy of Books 1-3 of THE CUPCAKE DIARIES
or One of Two Copies of BET YOU'LL MARRY ME

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Stacey McIntyre thinks she’ll pay off her debt in no time when Andi, Rachel, and Kim ask her to manage Creative Cupcakes’ stand on the beach. But selling cupcakes isn’t as easy as it seems. Especially when Dave Wright, the handsome owner of an ice cream truck proves he’s as determined as the dive-bombing seagulls to take away her sales.

Dave’s done with dating and done with beautiful, headstrong women like Stacey. Then the refrigeration on his truck breaks and instead of gloating, Stacey helps him out of a tight spot…and is rewarded with a kiss.

Now Stacey isn’t sure where they stand. Will Dave push her back into the role of rival? Or can she convince Mr. Wright that working together will lead to sweeter rewards?

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SPRINKLED WITH KISSES is a Quick, Sweet Read...Great for a Lunch Break or Relaxing Afternoon Read!  This is actually the first in The Cupcake Diaries that I have read, and I will certainly be going back and reading the other four of the series, to get reacquainted with Rachel, Kim and Andi...and the rest of the Cupcake Diaries crew.

Darlene Panzera paints a picture of delicious treats and warm days by the beach, with a little drama between Stacey, our heroine, and Dave, the Ice Cream Man!  The romance isn't all that is going on within the book, there is also a Cupcake competition which Stacey needs to help to build her confidence up, so she can feel more at home with the three friends/owners of Creative Cupcakes. 

This is not just a fluffy romance, but a story about growing and becoming who you always thought you could be.  Sometimes it takes the love of someone who believes in you, and a push to strive for something more.

If you are a fan of Cupcakes, and are looking to warm up in the cold March weather, grab SPRINKLED WITH KISSES, and enjoy an afternoon at the beach with Stacey and Dave!

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About Darlene
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Darlene Panzera is the winner of the “Make Your Dreams Come True” contest sponsored by Avon Books. The win led her novella, The Bet, to be published with Debbie Macomber’s Family Affair. The award-winning novella (chosen in a blind-read by Debbie Macomber) was then published as a full length novel retitled, Bet You’ll Marry Me. Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, two horses, and loves: camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.

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Meljprincess said...

I am so excited! Thanks for the chance to win some of Darlene's books.
I couldn't follow by GCF. Dunno why it didn't work. But I follow the FB way. What concerns me is the blasted Rafflecopter. I don't Tweet and have no Goodreads account. I hope this doesn't affect my chances of winning. Thanks.

Mel K.
Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Darlene Panzera said...

Thank you for hosting today and for the wonderful review! I am thrilled to be here and value your support. I thought the post today was fabulous!