Tuesday, May 1, 2018

First Paragraph/Teaser Tuesday: Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posted the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. In 2018, Vicki from I'd Rather Be at the Beach is taking over this meme.

Here's mine:
"Vrrrrrrr. Vrr. Vrrr. Vrrrrrrrr." The sound of the electric mixer was music to my ears. It was like coming home. "Vrrrrrrrr. Vrrrrrr." I held the mixing bowl under the whisk, blanding and folding the icing to the perfect consistency.

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • 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! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
"The gossip is probably true. I've been cheated on."
This week I am reading Cake and Punishment by Maymee Bell from my review stack. Here is the description from Amazon:
In the first of a delectable new Southern-set baking cozy series, Sophia Cummings, pastry chef extraordinaire, must craft the perfect cake for an old friend’s wedding while sifting through the suspects in a murder.

Bucolic Rumford, Kentucky has glowing fields of bluegrass, a fine selection of bourbons, and now a professional pastry chef. Broken-hearted Sophia Cummings has come home from New York City. She’s not there a minute before she’s charmed into making her high school friend Charlotte’s wedding cake. The kitchen at the Rumford Country Club seems perfect until Chef Emile’s body is discovered, sprawled near the stove, a cast iron skillet on the floor close by.

With one look at the shiny, new frying pan, Sophia knows it’s not Emile’s. She offers her knowledge to Sheriff Carter and her talents to Evelyn, the manager, who needs an interim chef. The mood in the country club is grim: Emile’s peppery personality had burned members and staff alike. Sophia wonders which one of them burned him? 


  1. Sounds like a good new series. I'll keep it on my radar.

  2. Sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. Oh this looks like fun! I might have to add this to my list.

  4. I think I'd like this one. i loves the title.

  5. Sounds good, and I love the cover.

  6. Ooh short and direct! Nice teaser! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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