Monday, September 26, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - September 27th



It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)



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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!



I hope to read this one soon. I've read other mysteries by this author and really liked them. This is the first in a series.



First Chapter

"Where are those creme brul├ęs, Allison?  Russell barked, from the opposite end of the busy kitchen.  "Table five's still waiting!"

Ali Sweet narrowed her eyes at her boss.  She hated the way he yelled at her like a kid.  But there wasn't much she could do about it. Landing a coveted job at one of the finest French restaurants in Los Angeles made her a very, very lucky woman.  Not that Ali felt particularly lucky...

Teaser...

Ali couldn't care less who the creme brulee was for.  It could be for the Pope and it would make no difference to her.  She'd just about reached the end of her tether.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

A Killer Cupcake is the debut novel in a charming and hilarious new cozy mystery series by #1 bestselling author Fiona Grace, whose bestselling Murder in the Manor (A Lacey Doyle Cozy Mystery) has nearly 200 five star reviews.

Allison Sweet, 34, a sous chef in Los Angeles, has had it up to here with demeaning customers, her demanding boss, and her failed love life. After a shocking incident, she realizes the time has come to start life fresh and follow her lifelong dream of moving to a small town and opening a bakery of her own.

When Allison spots a charming, vacant storefront on the boardwalk near Venice, she wonders if she could really start life anew. Feeling like it's a sign, and a time to take a chance in life, she goes for it.

Yet Allison did not anticipate the wild ride ahead of her: the boardwalk, filled with fun and outrageous characters, is pulsing with life, from the Italian pizzeria owners on either side of her who vie for her affection, to the fortune tellers and scheming rival bakery owner nearby. Allison yearns to just focus on her delicious new pastry recipes and keep her struggling bakery afloat-but when a murder occurs right near her shop, everything changes.

Implicated, her entire future at stake, Allison has no choice but to investigate to clear her name. As an orphaned dog wanders into her life, a devoted new sidekick with a knack for solving mysteries, she starts her search.

Will they find the killer? And can her struggling bakery survive?

A hilarious cozy mystery series, packed with twists, turns, romance, travel, food and unexpected adventure, the Beachfront Bakery series will keep you laughing and turning pages late into the night as you fall in love with an endearing new character who will capture your heart.





What do you think? Would you keep reading?




7 comments:

  1. This series sounds like iy could be fun, although I wouldn't want to work for Russell.

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  2. Interesting read. I would choose to continue the book. Happy reading!

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  3. Sounds like a great read and I love the cover.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to the kitties. ♥

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  4. That looks good and so does that cupcake. :)

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  5. I would definitely keep reading. I love foodie mysteries and I like the writing style in the teaser. It really pulled me in.

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