Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great Escapes Blog Tour and Giveaway: Killer Wedding Cake (Daphne Martin Cake Mystery) by Gayle Trent


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Tour Participants

August 4 – fuonlyknew – Review
August 5 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
August 6 – Queen of All She Reads – Review
August 6 – Moonlight Rendezvous – Review
August 7 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Guest Post
August 8 – Christa Reads and Writes – Review
August 9 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
August 10 – Back Porchervations – Review
August 11 – MysteriesEtc – Review
August 12 – Community Bookstop – Review
August 13 – readalot – Review
August 14 – Bunny’s Review – Review
August 14 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Spotlight
August 15 – LibriAmoriMiei – Review 

Book Description

Daphne Martin’s wedding to Ben Jacobs is only a couple of weeks away. An award-winning cake decorator, Daphne is busy designing their wedding cake. Her twin nephew and niece, Lucas and Leslie, are excited about being in the wedding party. And Daphne’s brother-in-law Jason is planning a bachelor party for Ben. Everything is going beautifully until Daphne’s ex-husband Todd shows up. Just released from prison after serving a sentence based on his shooting a gun at Daphne, Todd comes to Brea Ridge to profess his undying love for her.

Despite Daphne’s attempts to make Todd leave town, he insists on hanging around to reconnect with people he used to know. When he’s found murdered, Daphne finds herself at the center of the investigation. Now she must track down Todd’s killer before she becomes the next victim. Can she still make it to the church on time?

About the Author

Gayle Trent (and pseudonym Amanda Lee) writes the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating series and the Embroidery Mystery series. The cake decorating series, written as Gayle Trent, features a heroine who is starting her life over in Southwest Virginia after a nasty divorce. The heroine, Daphne, has returned to her hometown of Brea Ridge to open a cake baking and decorating business and is wrestling with the question of whether or not one can go home again. 

My Review

Killer Wedding Cake is the fifth book in the Daphne Martin Cake Decorating Mystery series by author Gayle Trent. I have not read the earlier books in the series but I found that Killer Wedding Cake can be read as a stand alone novel.

I always enjoy reading culinary cozy mysteries when I am looking for a fast good read. Killer Wedding Cake definitely fits that criteria. I enjoyed the plot and appreciated the interesting characters in the novel. 

Daphne's wedding to Ben is far from being under control when Daphne's ex-husband is released from prison. That is the last thing Daphne needs when she is already dealing with controlling family members. Then the ex turns up dead....who else would want to kill him?

Great culinary cozy!


  1. Love this series - thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway

  2. Hello! I follow you on Twitter and via e-mail. Thanks so much for having this giveaway of this new book by Gayle Trent.

  3. You are a new author for me. This book sounds good and I am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for this giveaway.

  4. Looks like another one for my list.

  5. Let us eat cake. Bobbipad@gmail.com

  6. Love this series. I do follow you on twitter

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  7. Thank you everyone for entering!
    The winner via Randomizer is the 3rd comment: Peggy!

    1. Thank you SO much ... I am very excited and anxious to read "Killer Wedding Cake."