Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake (+ Giveaway)

I’m delighted today to be a part of author R.L. Syme’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her latest release, Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake, the fourth installment in her Matchbaker Mysteries series.

Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake
By R.L. Syme
* Cozy Mystery
* 4th in Series (The Matchbaker Mysteries)
* Publisher: Hummingbird Books (June 16, 2020)
* Number of Pages: 240
* Digital ASIN: B0878RT482

I never thought Edward would come back...

When the court case against my ex was finished, I thought we were finished, too. But it turns out, it was only the beginning.

RECIPE INCLUDED: The Larcenous Lava Cake

Please join me now in giving a warm welcome to Vangie as she joins us to answers some questions. Welcome, Vangie.

What were your first thoughts when you found out your ex was in town?

Honestly, I was dumbfounded that he would come here. I wasn't sure how he found me, and I definitely wasn't happy to see him. My first thought was that he was here to do something nefarious, and boy... was I right!

Tell us a little bit about why you like your community and decided to open a bakery.

I love this little, quaint Montana tourist town. It's right outside a National Park, so there are a lot of tourists, and I figured... what do tourists like more right now than macarons and cool treats? Turns out, nothing!

How do you come up with your delicious recipes?

I definitely use the people around me as inspiration. We do a lot of recipes based on what I think an individual person would like to eat. So, I'm always making food for other people, and about other people. This particular recipe in this book was made for my ex. It was a food he liked, and I added some spice and some unique ingredients and made him a dessert that represented him to me. I think he liked it...

Vangie, thanks for stopping by today and sharing this insight into your story.

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here is some background on R.L.

Author R.L. Syme
She is a writer of sleuths worth loving and villains worth hating. Lover of fancy cheese, binge-watching, strawberries, and hope.

A foodie and baker of yummy delights, Becca grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries passed on by her grandmother. A Tweeter and Pinner of things.

For more information on the author and her writing, connect with her on the following sites:

Twitter: @beck_a_tron
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2xux8Ii

Vangie Vale and the Larcenous Lava Cake is available to purchase at Amazon 

Thanks everyone for dropping by today during Vangie’s visit. Do you enjoy books that feature recipes? Do you try recipes you find in cozy mystery stories?

Be sure to follow Vangie on her tour by stopping by the following sites and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.

July 6 – I'm All About Books - SPOTLIGHT
July 6 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
July 6 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
July 7 – Christy's Cozy Corners – CHARACTER GUEST POST
July 7 – Thoughts in Progress – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
July 7 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – SPOTLIGHT
July 8 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
July 8 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST
July 8 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews - REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
July 9 – Baroness' Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT
July 9 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST
July 9 – ebook Addicts – SPOTLIGHT
July 10 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT, RECIPE
July 10 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW
July 10 – Gimme The Scoop Reviews - SPOTLIGHT
July 11 – Elizabeth McKenna - Author – SPOTLIGHT
July 11 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW
July 12 – Cassidy's Bookshelves – REVIEW
July 12 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST
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  1. What an wonderful title and an intriguing and enticing interview.

  2. What a clever interview and way for readers to meet Vangie. And that's an effective premise for the story, too. And of course, there's the cake...

  3. I love the idea of a lava cake with a bit of spice added! I'll have to try the recipe!

  4. Loved meeting Vangie. Looking forward to reading the book.

  5. This sounds like a great book! Yes, I do enjoy reading cozies with recipes and yex, I have tried a couple of them.

  6. Sounds wonderful! Yum, lava cake!

  7. It sounds like a cute story. I love the cover. Thanks for the chance.


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