Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaser Tuesday - A Sheet Cake Named Desire

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read 
  • Open to a random page 
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) 
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
This week my Teaser Tuesday is from A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady 

     Estelle slid a glance in Sparkle's direction but stopped short of making eye contact. "I don't know," she said, lowering her voice to avoid being overheard, "but Phillipe thought he did." 
    "Do you know who he suspected?" 

Sweet Success can be a motive for murder.

There aren't many things pastry chef Rita Lucero hates more than losing. But two years after her marriage to fellow baker Philippe Renier fell apart, she's still trying to get him to sign the divorce papers. Exasperated, Rita visits Philippe's high-end New Orleans shop, Zydeco Cakes, to get his signature--and discovers that her marriage is already over when she finds Philippe dead with a chef's knife in his chest.

Rita is shocked to discover the body, and overwhelmed to learn that since the divorce wasn't final, she now inherits part ownership in Zydeco Cakes. But it's a mixed blessing: the gorgeous shop is actually in financial trouble, and Rita's windfall sets her up as a prime suspect in Philippe's murder. Her former mother-in-law demands that Rita find out who killed her son, and his former employees don't know whether to trust her. The feeling is mutual--especially since the real culprit is still out there, and Rita may be the next victim served.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!


  1. I've never heard of this book. I love the cover. You would never guess it was murder mystery type of book. Great teaser!

  2. I love these kinds of cozies. They can be lots of fun reading.

  3. This is the best laugh I've had all day on Teaser Tuesday! The title is enough to make me buy this book, and the synopsis sealed the deal. Thanks for posting a great teaser.
    Mine is here: http://iousex.blogspot.com/2012/04/teaser-tuesday-apr-3.html

  4. Who did he suspect? I must know!!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    sinn @ sinnful books