Friday, August 31, 2012

What's in the mail...plus a giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

Melissa A:

"Finding Emma" by Steena Holmes from the author (e-book)

"My Life, Made Possible by Pop Culture" by Danielle Turchiano from the author



""The Mystery of Mercy Close" by Marian Keyes from Penguin UK

"The Things I Do For You" by Mary Carter, won from Chick Lit is Not Dead



"The Runaway Princess" by Hester Browne from Gallery Books

Free for Kindle from Amazon (these may not still be free at this time):

"Love Regifted" by Stephanie Haddad



"Reaching for the Stars" by Janice Horton

"Dysfunctional Romance" by Derick Hudson



"Haole Wood" by Dee DeTarsio

Amy:

"What more Could You Wish For" by Samantha Hoffman from the author (Cindy got this from St. Martin's Press)



"The Baker's Daughter" by Sarah McCoy from Random House

"Blackberry Winter" by Sarah Jio from Penguin




Jami:

"India's Summer" by Thérèse from BookSparks PR (Melissa A got this free from Amazon)



"I Kill Me" by Tracy H. Tucker from the author.

"The School Run" (re-release) by Sophie King from Great Stories with Heart (e-book)



Cindy:

"Painting Naked" by Maggie Dana from the Momentum Books (e-book)

"Hearts on the Line" by Marla Martenson from CupidPress



Gail:

"The L.A. Commandments" by Gillian Duffy from Book Republic (e-book)




Kathryn:

"Grace Unexpected" by Gale Martin from Booktrope

"Happily Ever Before" by Aimee Pitta and Melissa Peterman from the authors (e-book)





What could be in YOUR mail:
Random House has FIVE copies of "The Baker's Daughter" by Sarah McCoy for some lucky US readers!

How to win:
Please tell us about something funny that happened when you were baking a dessert item OR tell us your favorite bakery treat. (One entry per person.) Please include your e-mail address or another way to reach you if you win.

US only. Giveaway ends September 5th at midnight EST.




34 comments:

Nina said...

My favorite bakery item has to be the time I made my nephew Kermit the Frog cupcakes! They were so easy, but looked like the took a lot of work. ;) That's my favorite kind! Hahaha. :P

The Every Free Chance Reader said...

one of my favorite bakery treats is a big Lady Lock...fluffy pastry, cream filling, powdered sugar. YUM!

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Chanpreet said...

I was trying to make brownies, but the pan I used was too large and since we didn't have vegetable oil, I ended up replacing it with olive oil. Both were really bad ideas. The end result was something that looked disgusting, had the consistency of a fruit roll up, but tasted delicious. In the end it was a number of good lessons learned and since they weren't visually appealing brownies, I got to eat them all! :)

The Book Diva said...

I don't bake, so any story would probably be hilarious, but my favorite baked treats are Red Velvet Cupcakes...love 'em! Thankfully, there are several independent locally bakeries that provide me with this delicious treat.

Stephanie said...

My favorite bakery dessert is a cream cheese danish.

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Lucie Simone said...

My favorite bakery dessert is chocolate chip cookies. And after 2 decades of burnt cookies, I have finally perfected them!

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BRN2SHOP9 said...

I love brownies.

I follow via gfc, facebook and twitter.

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Jessica said...

My favorite bakery item is cinnamon scones from Panera Bread! They are so good!

Thanks!
-Jessica M
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Felicia said...

One time I baked a simple batch of chocolate chip cookies. Simple and delicious, right? Not so when you find that you added salt in place of the sugar. Blech!

Felicia


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Lilian said...

I love the raspberry coffee cakes from Safeway, they are surprising tasty. I am addicted!

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Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Lilian said...

I love the raspberry coffee cakes from Safeway, they are surprising tasty. I am addicted!

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Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

Maureen said...

When I was baking brownies for an event at my daughter's school I forgot the eggs and then tried to add them after I started baking the brownies. It looked like scrambled eggs and mud.
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susieqlaw said...

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I was baking pie crust and accidentally put 4 times the amount of water required! The result: 4 pie crusts and 4 pies instead of one!

Linda Kish said...

I baked a cake for my dad's birthday once and it looked beautiful. Went to carry it into the living room, making a grand entrance. I proceeded to dump the cake upside down on the kitchen floor before I even got out of the room. Oh, well, he didn't like cake anyway.

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Anita Yancey said...

My favorite bakery treat is white cake with buttercream icing. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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Sheena said...

One of my favorite bakery treats right now are Smore Cupcakes. You just can't go wrong with Chocolate, Graham Crackers and Marshmallow Fluff!

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Margie said...

My favorite dessert is apple pie ala mode.
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Pascale said...

So many favorite bakery treats but I will "narrow it down" to ANYTHING from Vanilla Bake Shop in Los Angeles, especially their Meyer Lemon cupcakes!
pascale(dot)poitras(at)verizon(dot)net.

karenk said...

from my neighborhood bakery: banana cake roll...yummy.

thanks for the chance to read this delcious novel

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

DD said...

Oh gosh. Here's a link to one of the funniest things that happened to me while I was sort of baking. I was making waffles.

http://thedennisfamilypage.blogspot.com/2009/07/typical-me.html

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Nova said...

Favorite bakery treat is the cranberry /orange muffins @panera bread.
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faithspage said...

Me cooking, itself is funny enough.
I do love pie, cheesecake, and brownies. Oh heck, I just love desserts.
kyfaithw at aol dot com

Madi Brown said...

I am in love with Brownie walnut cookies...Yum!

Bridget O'Neill said...

Besides reading, baking is my favorite hobby! No funny stories, although one time while my daughter was helping me bake (she was 2 at the time) I let her crack an egg, and of course it ended up on the floor instead of in the bowl :). And my favorite treat is Magnolia Bakery red velvet cupcakes. (Which I can now make at home for a fraction of the cost with their cookbook! And they are just as delicious!)

bjoneill@hotmail.com

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I have heard really good things about this book!!!

My favorite bakery treat is carrot cake... I absolutely adore a good carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Mmmmmm!

missamberljohnson at gmail dot com

Diane Russom Harrison said...

I already have the book and I don't bake but thought I'd post a favorite silver screen baking moment.
"Raw Deal", 1986 starred Arnold Schwarteneger as a disgraced FBI agent sent to live in a pokey little southern town. His wife, played by Blanche Baker, isn't happy there. He is out on duty when she decides to bake a cake while consuming large amounts of alcholic libations. He arrives home to find her in the kitchen working on a lopsided cake which she procedes to throw at him by the handful as she tells him how much she hates her life. His deadpan reply? "You shouldn't drink und bake." It has become a favorite catchphrase at our house when some cooking attempt goes wrong!

Amy O. said...

A few months ago I baked a Jewish apple cake but didn't use my regular baking pan. The one I used was too small so the top was burnt and the bottom was raw. We ate it anyway!

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Krystal Lynn said...

I made a blueberry pie from scratch once because I love the color and I love blueberries. But none of my family likes blueberry pie (or any kind of berry pie) so I eneded up eating the whole thing myself over the course of a week.

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bn100 said...

I like cream puffs.

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Tiffany Drew said...

Brownies! I love brownies and could eat them all day every day. I wish I were eating them now! :)

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leonel said...

Peach Cream Pie, hands down


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Jeryl Marcus said...

My favirite bakery treat us black and white cookies.

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Melissa said...

Thanks for all your participation and for making us super hungry!

Thanks to Random House for sharing "The Baker's Daughter" with our winners.

Random.org chose from everyone who included contact information (one entry per person).

Congrats to: Bridget O'Neill, karenk, Pascale, faithspage and Maureen (mce1011)!

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