Friday, July 12, 2013

Spotlight and Giveaway: Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe

The Meet Me at the Cupcake Café Sugary Sweet Spotlight!

(Check out your chance to win at the end of the post!)

It is no wonder that the flirty and frothy food-themed novel, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Colgan is an international success: with relatable characters and scrumptious recipes at the start of each chapter, Meet Me at the Cupcake Café is pure delight to women’s fiction readers everywhere. This summer, Colgan is bringing her hilarious and heartfelt stories—with a dash of deliciousness—to the United States! To celebrate, Sourcebooks is giving away copies of this book ALL MONTH LONG! 

Each day this month, look for opportunities to win a print copy of Meet Me at the Cupcake Café with bloggers all over the book blogging community. Additionally, there will be a few guest blogs and interviews with Jenny sprinkled throughout—a great way to get to know a new author! 

Meet Me at the Cupcake Café by Jenny Cogan 
July 2013

Baking is in Issy Randall’s blood. Growing up above her grandfather’s bakery taught Issy that a delicious pastry could make any day better. So when she’s laid off from her desk job—by the man she thought was her boyfriend, no less—Issy knows now is the time to start her own little café. 

Armed with her grandfather’s tried and true recipes, as well as her own new dishes, Issy’s new dream job should be a piece-of-cake, right? But managing a café, delivering products on time and trying to have a new love life aren’t exactly going as Issy planned. And when her ex comes back into the picture, perhaps with his own motives, Issy’s search for the perfect pastry and a groundbreaking idea to save her café are much more than she bargained for…  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jenny Colgan was a fussy eater as a child and didn’t even begin to learn to cook until she was 21, when her then boyfriend tried to teach her a few basics purely out of exasperation. While she is now able to make a variety of good, wholesome food for her family, she still can’t make scones. A former columnist for The Guardian, Jenny contributes regularly to national BBC radio and is the bestselling author of more than eleven novels, including The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris (coming out in the US in early 2014). She is married with three children and lives in London and France. For more information, please visit and follow her on Twitter, @JennyColgan. 

Follow along all month long for a chance to win a copy of this highly-anticipated and deliciously delightful new novel!

7/1 Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
7/2 Celtic Lady’s Reviews
7/3 Books-N-Kisses
7/3 Chick Lit Central  (Interview)
7/4 A Bookworm's World
7/5 Delighted Reader


7/8 Beth Fish Reads
7/9 Booking Mama
7/9 The Bookish Dame (Interview)
7/10 The Book Binge
7/11 Simply Ali
7/12 Debbie's Book Bag


7/15 The Bookish Babe
7/16 The Reading Café
7/17 Book Hounds
7/17 Cocktails and Books (Interview)
7/18 Peeking Between the Pages
7/18 Fresh Fiction (Guest Blog)
7/19 Jenny Loves to Read
7/19 Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers


7/22 Anna's Book Blog
7/23 Ramblings from This Chick
7/24 Books and Quilts
7/24 A Bookish Affair
7/25 Broken TeePee
7/26 Thoughts in Progress


7/29 Books and Needlepoint
7/30 The Reading Reviewer
7/31 Reading Between the Wines 


8/1 Book of Secrets
8/2 Luxury Reading


8/5 Radiant Light 
8/6 Ruby’s Reads
8/7 Caffeinated Book Review
8/8 The Romance Dish
8/9 My Book Addiction and More


The publisher is sponsoring a one copy giveaway for Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan.

~ You must be an email subscriber to participate
~ US and Canadian addresses only
~ The deadline to enter this giveaway is Midnight EST, July 26th.

1. Please leave a comment for the author with your favorite baked good included.
2. Please fill out the FORM.


Anonymous said...

I just love the cover for this one, and it sounds awesome.

holdenj said...

So glad Jenny's title is making it to the United States! I love to make berry crumbles in the summer--our raspberries are almost ready to make out own, with homemade berries this time! Thanks for the chance to win.

Pat L. said...

I love my desserts so it really hard to pick just one. But love a really good fudgy choc cake with dk choc icing. Also fresh peach pie, rhubarb pie, key lime, choc and ban cream, just to name a few. LOL.

Rachelle21 said...

Book looks good. As for a favorite baked item that is hard. I would say my sinful treat would be a piece of pecan pie to eat. I can bake a good pumpkin pie.

Angela - Bookaunt said...

This looks like a good book to me. Thank you for the chance to win it

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Sounds like a very interesting book!
( one of my favorite things to bake are cupcakes! )

Mary V said...

Sounds like a fun and delicious read! My favorite cupcake is one my daughter made called an Irish Car Bomb-it's a chocolate cupcake made with Guinness beer and a Jameson's Whiskey filling and a Bailey's Irish Crème icing. Pure delciousness!

Snobahr said...

My favourite pastry is a cream-filled donut. If it must be BAKED, my favourite is the Seven Layer Cake that my parents would pick up from a bakery that has since faded to history and memories. But that was a wonderful seven layer cake.
Congrats on your new book!

Carol M said...

I love stories with recipes. This sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway!

Carl Scott said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love triple chocolate tres leches cake, but the best one I make is a low fat, apple cinnamon cupcake.

Kathleen O said...

This books sounds delicious.. I would have to say one of my fav cakes is a Strawberry Romanoff Cake, made with fresh whipped cream icing...yummy..
Thanks for a great giveaway..

ann said...

I love reading and cooking is a favorite of mine too. My most favorite to make when I get fresh red raspberries or sour cherries is raspberry or sour cherry pudding - an old time recipe.
I could eat a whole pan myself. thanks for the giveaway -would love to win

rondanoh said...

Looks like a delicious read! Summertime means strawberry shortcake with our berries grown right here in the backyard. Great give-away.

cyn209 said...

anything with chocolate would be a favorite!!
thank you for the giveaway

Linda Kish said...

I'd love to read this book. My favorite would be a white cupcake with butter cream frosting. Nice and simple.

NoraA said...

I'm a huge fan of cupcakes, which is why my daughters are such good bakers. They keep me in sweet treats. I'd love to add this new book to my cook book shelf also.


I would love to read this- it sounds so good! If you ask me, all baked goods/desserts are good, but if I had to choose only one, my grandmother's Lemon Icebox Pie would be my favorite.

lag123 said...

I want to know more about Issy's recipes.

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Brooke Showalter said...

The cover is so pretty!

traveler said...

This is delightful. My favorite baked goods are brownies. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Anita Yancey said...

I really like food themed novels, and this one sounds wonderful. My favorite baked treat is yellow cake with buttercream frosting. Thanks for having the giveaway.


bn100 said...

Sounds fun

bn100 said...

like chocolate chip cookies

Linda said...

Yum! Sounds delicious. I think my Mom's pineapple upside down cake is my favorite baked food. Thanks for the giveaway

Charlotte said...

Ice cream and cookies.

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Carmel and prauline ice cream.

cenya2 at Hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite baked good is
Yellow cake cupcakes with vanilla icing and sprinkles. They are great comfort and fun to eat.