I’m so excited to bring you all the exclusive cover reveal and an excerpt from Take The Cake and Run by Daisy Prescott during our blogiversary celebrations!!!
I parked my truck in front of Sweet Endings Cakes. The pink and white striped awning did not bode well for this going anything but awkward.
“Stop grumbling and acting like you’re being tortured,” Diane said as she hopped down from the truck. “You get to eat cake. Lots of cake. You like cake.”
I grumbled some more. “I like my aunt’s chocolate cake. Can’t we just have that?” I stared through the window. “If there’s lace and tiny plates, I’m out of here. Nothing froufy.”
“Focus on the cake, and you’ll be fine.” She gave my arm a gentle shove.
Taking the hint, I opened the door. A wave of butter and sugar scented air hit me squarely in the face. Okay, maybe this wouldn’t be terrible. As I inhaled, my attention caught on a wall of pink flowers and row after row of frilly, frou-frou girly cupcakes and little miniature cakes in pinks and purples sat on lace circles inside glass cases. I coughed and gave Diane a pointed look.
“Buttercream” she whispered.
We weren’t the only people in the place. A few pairs of women, mostly resembling mothers and daughters, sat at tiny tables in tiny, delicate chairs.
Feeling like a bull in a bakery, I attempted to make my six-foot-four frame smaller by slouching and stepping closer to the door. I tugged at my beard and scratched the back of my neck. Without meaning to, my ass hit a small bookcase and sent it wobbling.
“Oh shit.” I settled the shelves and the books on top. I felt several pairs of female eyes focus on me. “Shit, sorry for swearing.” I gave the women a little wave.
Diane grabbed my hand and laced her fingers with mine. “What is wrong with you?”
I was about to say my balls were shrinking from all the estrogen in the room, when a woman resembling Mrs. Doubtfire came through a pair of swinging doors at the back of the space. She smiled at the other ladies, checking in and chatting with them as she walked through the bakery.
“You must be Diane and John. I’m Cassandra,” she greeted us. Her scent of sugar and spice enveloped us a few seconds later. I wondered if this was how the witch smelled in Hansel and Gretel. Probably.
Now here’s the cover!
Two words that strike fear into a six-foot-four alpha male.
Join John Day and his fiance Diane in this laugh out loud Rom-Com short featuring everyone’s favorite bearded hero, an over-the-top pink bakery, and things involving frosting you wouldn’t want your future in-laws to know about.
Readers fell hard for John Day as the hot next-door neighbor in Geoducks Are for Lovers (Modern Love Story #1) and swooned when he fell in love in Ready to Fall (Modern Love Story #2). Take the Cake (and run) takes place chronologically after Ready to Fall.
This short story is intended for mature audiences, 18 and up. It is not gluten or sugar free.
Look for it in LOL Volume 2, releasing November 17th. You can pre-order it now on Amazon.
Daisy is giving away an ebook copy of Ready to Fall. To enter the giveaway click HERE.
Thank you so much Daisy for letting us share your cover reveal and excerpt!!!