Thursday, November 16, 2023

We're sweet on Adriana a book giveaway

Today we are excited to welcome Adriana Mather to CLC. Her latest novel, Mom Com, released this week and it sounds like a real treat! Thanks to Blackstone Publishing, we have TWO copies to share with some lucky readers!

Adriana Mather is the New York Times bestselling author of the How to Hang a Witch series and the Killing November series, with family roots that go back to Sleepy Hollow, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Titanic. Most recently, she has embraced her love of swoon with her newest novels Mom Com and The Breakup Artists. She’s also an actor and producer, and co-owns Zombot Pictures, a production company that makes feature films.

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Maddi DeLuca is coming home for the holidays with her nine-year-old son, only it’s not the triumphant return she might have hoped for. She recently broke down on a reality TV baking show, letting the entire country know she feels like a colossal failure, and she can be certain her mother will remind her of all the ways she hasn’t lived up to expectations over the years.

Ten years ago, all Maddi dreamed of was running her father’s beloved bakery in their tiny coastal town of Haverberry Cove, Massachusetts. Her best friend, Wilder Buenaventura, had his own dream—a life with Maddi. And for one brilliant moment when they were seventeen, those dreams collided. They baked together. They loved each other insatiably. But like a fallen soufflĂ©, their relationship imploded, taking their lifelong friendship with it.

If she had her way, Maddi would have stayed in California, hiding her head in its beautiful white sands. But at her mother’s request, she has returned to her hometown to help deal with an urgent matter concerning her father’s will and his nostalgia-filled bakery. What Maddi doesn’t know is that this issue also mysteriously involves the one person she’s spent forever trying to forget—Wilder. Now she finds herself forced to make an impossible decision: give up her father’s bakery and her lifelong dream, or find a way to coexist with Wilder without murdering him with a cookie cutter. (Courtesy of Amazon.)

"A swoony, sparkling love story with an enormous, electric heart. So irresistibly readable that I tore through the pages even as I wanted to linger over every gorgeous sentence. I laughed. I cried. And I fell in complete, delicious love with Maddi and Wilder."
Jennifer Niven, #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places

“Adriana Mather’s Mom Com is clever, hilarious, and―most importantly―a whole lot of fun. Mather’s writing is fizzy and witty, and her characters impeccably drawn. This is a perfect holiday love story.” 
Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy Place

What is a favorite compliment you have received on your writing?
There is nothing that makes my heart soar as high as getting a message telling me that one of my books turned someone into a reader or got someone back into reading after a long stretch. Having people connect with my writing in a way that makes a difference in their lives is a true honor.
How is Maddi similar to or different from you?
We both love sweets and pastries, that’s for sure! And we both love our kids somethin’ fierce! But the thing I adore about Maddi (that I strive to share with her) is that she’s always trying to do better. She’s acknowledges her flaws and instead of pretending them away, she leans into them, wanting to understand and shift. While she doesn’t always get it right, she never stops rooting for love, hope, and a better day tomorrow.
If Mom Com were made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles?
I’d cast Emily Blunt as Maddi! Oscar Isaac as Wilder. Someone as amazing as Kelly Bishop (Emily Gilmore in the Gilmore Girls) as Maddi’s mom. And Keira Knightley as Liv. 
Which TV series are you currently binge watching?
The British Baking Show just came out with new episodes and I LOVE it so much. It’s also a perfect companion to Mom Com. The other show I’m watching is also British but so low brow, I’m not sure I should admit it? Haha. 
Tell us about your favorite holiday tradition. 
My absolute fav holiday tradition is getting cozy. Fluffy socks, matching Christmas pajamas, amazing scents wafting from the kitchen, snuggling on the couch with cocoa, and of course spending time with my beautiful family. It’s the atmosphere of joy! 
If we were to visit you right now, what are some places you would take us to see?
Salem, MA. It’s got Caramel, a French bakery that makes delicious macrons, and Jolie Tea Company, that does the prettiest and most scrumptious high tea with flowered napkins. There are cobbled stone alleyways and houses painted entirely black, all surrounded by historic brick buildings. There are no chain stores in the small town center; they are all locally owned with so many handcrafted products. It’s got history, quirk, and a plethora of pastries, making it a win on all fronts!

Thanks to Adriana for chatting with us and to Blackstone for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends November 20th at midnight EST.

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Jess R said...

I love Texas chocolate sheet cake!!! Really I love any dessert!!

Toni Laliberte said...

My favorite holiday dessert is pumpkin pie with whipped cream

Rita Wray said...

Pumpkin pie.

Charlotte Lynn said...

I love a good hot cocoa pie... or anything chocolate really.

dstoutholcomb said...

pecan pie

traveler said...

My favorite dessert is a chocolate cream pie.

Mary C said...


diannekc said...

My favorite winter dessert is carmel apple pie.

Lisa D said...

I'm not a fan of any desserts.

Mary Preston said...

Hot Chocolate Custard

Mary C said...


Texas Book Lover said...

Pumpkin Crumb Cake!

bn100 said...

apple pie

Debbi Wellenstein said...

I just love our Thanksgiving pecan pie.

Xia Lee said...

Frosted sugar cookies

Lelandlee said...

Peppermint bark