A Little Something Sweet – Michelle McLean

purple-flowers-cupcakesI have a new contemporary romance releasing today, one that has had me in the mood for a little something sweet for months now. Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely is book 3 in the Sweet Love series. The characters own or work for the Street Treats bakery and mobile cupcakery, which means I’ve been immersed in all things delicious for quite a while now. Not exactly a hardship, to be sure 😉easter-cupcakes

Cupcakes have actually been around for a lot longer than I thought. At least since 1796 when a recipe for light cakes baked in small cups was included in Amelia Simmons’s “American Cookery” cookbook. The term “cupcake” wasn’t used until the early-mid 1800s in the “Receipts” cookbook by Eliza Leslie. And now, of course, cupcakes are all the rage. And really, why wouldn’t they be? Individual cakes that are small enough for one person to enjoy? Yes please!

ryannas-8th-bday-cakeI’ve always loved baking. Cooking, I’m not always so great at. But baking I can do fairly decently. My husband isn’t a fan of cake (which just boggles my mind) so I don’t make it often. But I do get to have fun for the kids’ birthdays and class parties. (I posted some of my favorite cakes and cupcakes I’ve made). I’m thinking I might need to bake a little something for tonight to snake-cakecelebrate 😉

If you like contemporary romances, head to my Kira Archer site for all the deets. And while you’re there, don’t forget to enter to win an owl and Paris themed prize bag full of jewelry, stationary, and adorable novelty items! My heroine Jenny studies in Paris and is a total owl nut, so I got to have a little fun with her giveaway items 🙂giveaway

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Michelle McLean is a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl who is addicted to chocolate and Goldfish crackers and spent most of her formative years with her nose in a book. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and a knack for explaining complicated things to uncomplicated people. Michelle's non-fiction works include guides on how to write essays, term papers, literary analysis essays, and poetry. She also writes romance with a good dose of mystery and humor, historicals, and a paranormal here and there. When Michelle's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. She resides in PA with her husband and two children, an insanely hyper dog, and three very spoiled cats.

6 Responses

  1. Cupcakes are an indulgence we can allow ourselves.

    I don’t like yellow cake, but that’s because my mom was a cake decorator, and we always had scraps of cake around for eating. One can only eat so much cake before one tires of it.

    denise

  2. Vickie Carter

    Congratulations. That cake is beautiful