Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tasty Review Tour & Giveaway for Sugar & Spice by Kimberly Kincaid

Please join author Kimberly Kincaid on her Tasty Review Tour for Sugar & Spice : The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap Anthology, presented by Tasty Book Tours from September 20 – October 4, 2013.  Please leave a comment for Kimberly to let her know you stopped by.  You can enter her tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter below.  You can also follow her tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap
By Donna Kaufman, Kate Angeli, and Kimberly Kincaid

Publisher:  Kensington
Release Date: September 24, 2013

Genre: Contemporary Holiday Romance
Length: 320 Pages

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Book Description: 


When caterer Lily Callahan goes up against hotshot pastry chef Pete Mancuso in the bake-off of the season, the stakes are high--and scandalously passionate. Will the gorgeous gourmand steal Lily's heart--and the top prize in the Christmas cookie competition?

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Author Info

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. 

Kimberly is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Visit her any time at or come check her out on Facebook ( and Twitter (@kimberlykincaid).

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My Review

A lifelong lover of cookies and a fan of holiday romance books, I could not wait to get my hands on a copy of The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, a holiday anthology written b authors Donna Kaufman, Kate Angeli and Kimberly Kincaid.  If you’ve ever been to a “cookie exchange” for the holidays, you know it’s mostly about the fun of getting together, hanging out with friends and getting the opportunity to share holiday traditions.  It’s also an opportunity to impress your friends with your “baking” skills.  Kimberly Kincaid captures not only the spirit of being with friends during the holiday and of shared holiday traditions, she nails the competitiveness a professional bakeoff can bring and heats up the kitchen with scorching chemistry and plenty of holiday romance in Sugar & Spice, her short story contribution to the anthology,

Professionally trained caterer, Lily Callahan desperately wants to open her own business but lacks the funds to open a storefront.  When she discovers a baking contest, for the best holiday cookie, with a prize of $10,000, Lily eagerly enters and begins practicing, and eliminating, cookie recipes.  Determined to win the money, and use it to open her business, Lily never planned on having to work with Pete Mancuso, the man who broke her best friend’s heart.

Forced to work together with Pete, Lily can’t deny her growing feelings for the man, or the sexual chemistry they share.  Realizing there’s more to Pete than meets the eye, and that he’s not quite the bad boy she thought he was, Lily discovers a man whose troubled past needs to be healed and whose outlook on life challenges her to take a risk.  I really liked how Ms. Kincaid developed their characters and their romance, while the bakeoff is an important element in the story, Ms. Kincaid gives Pete and Lily a chance to really get to know each other, talk about their pasts and find a way to bring out the best in each other. 

Will Lily and Pete win the cooking competition?  Will their romance last beyond the holidays and become their future?  You’ll have to read Sugar & Spice to find out.  I enjoyed this anthology and look forward to reading more of Ms. Kincaid’s work.   

My Rating:  4.5 out of 5 Stars

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley as a part of a book tour in exchange for a fair and honest review. I received no additional compensation for my opinion of the reading material provided. 

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  1. So glad you liked the anthology! I had a great time writing it (and taste-testing the recipes in the back!)

  2. Congrats to Kimberly on the new release! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Do you have a good recipe for enchiladas? I know Mexican Food has become more mainline through the US, but years ago when my sister lived in the east, she had a hard time finding it. We're originally from New Mexico, but it was only when she couldn't find it, that she realized she liked it after all.

    1. Difficult to do #2 'Easy entry for all Kimberly Kincaid fans on Facebook' as one cannot 'like her page. But I did add her as friend as hope that qualifies. :)

    2. Donna...have you tried Food Network or All They have some good Mexican recipes and if you are on Pinterest - there are a bunch there too....I like enchiladas but my favorite Mex dish is a pork chimi...just can't resist them I'm

  4. I'm happy to see you as a FB friend, Donna! I do have a fan page as well-- if you're having trouble finding it, I can send you the link via our friend account. I'd love to see you on both pages! Hope that helps-- just let me know.

  5. Hi Kimberly! What made you want to write a culinary inspired romance novel?

  6. This sounds like a good book. I enjoy reading books with culinary themes.

  7. Congratulations on the publication of Sugar & Spice! It sounds like a fun story that is perfect for the holidays. What is your favorite kind of cookie?

  8. October already smells like Christmas!! XD