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Friday, July 10, 2015

A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander



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Welcome to my tour stop for A Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander! This is the second book in the Bakeshop Mystery series.

The tour runs July 6-17 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

About the Book:

A Batter of Life and DeathWelcome to Torte--a small-town family bakeshop where the coffee is hot, the muffins are fresh, and the cakes are definitely to die for…



It's autumn in Ashland, Oregon--'tis the season for a spiced hot apple cider with a serving (or two) of Torte's famous peach cobbler. It's also the perfect time for Jules Capshaw to promote her family's beloved bake shop by competing in The Pastry Channel's reality show, Take the Cake. The prize is $25,000. But as Jules quickly learns, some people would kill for that kind of dough. Literally.



Then, just as Jules dusts off her Bavarian Chocolate Cake recipe and cinches up her apron, the corpse of a fellow contestant is discovered--death by buttercream. What began as a fun, tasteful televised adventure has morphed into something of a true-crime detective show for Jules and everybody else on set. Who could have killed Chef Marco, and why? Can Jules sift out the killer before someone else gets burned?

What I Thought:

This was another great installment of the Bakeshop Mysteries by Ellie Alexander.  The writing was superb in this book and the plot line was great.  This story flowed really well and kept my attention throughout.  I like how Ellie elaborated on all of the baking and cooking at Torte, it made the book seem all the more real.  I really like the characters in this story, they are well developed and have realistic relationships with each other.  I can't wait to find out what messes Jules will herself into in the next installment of this series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.




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About the Author:

Ellie Alexander is a Pacific Northwest native who spends ample time testing pastry recipes in her home kitchen or at one of the many famed coffeehouses nearby. When she’s not coated in flour, you’ll find her outside exploring hiking trails and trying to burn off calories consumed in the name of research. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to learn more.




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Giveaway






Signed copy of Meet Your Baker and A Batter of Life and Death, 1 pound coffee, Oregon Chai, Gourmet cupcake liners (US)
Ends July 21st

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

6 comments:

  1. These books sounds wonderful, and I am looking forward to reading them. Thank you for the giveaway.

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