Saturday, April 9, 2016

Book Review/Giveaway: Vanilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay




 Title: Vanilla Beaned
 Author: Jenn McKinlay
 Series: Book 8 Cupcake Bakery Mystery
 Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
 Format: Paperback
 Source: Received for review from Publisher
 Rating: 5 stars
 Reviewed By: Tina

 As a Elvis fan, I loved Vanilla Beaned from the very first line “Viva Las Vegas” . As Tate Harper Sang. I knew that the Fairy Tale Bakery gang, Friends and owners Mel, Angie and Tate were heading to The Fabulous Las Vegas. Tate is all for opening a new franchise in Las Vegas and Mel on the other hand is not keen on the idea.

 Holly Hartzmark, a showgirl who wants out of the life to spend more time with her daughter has dreams of being a cupcake baker and is investing a quarter of a million dollars to start a new Fairy Tale Bakery in Vegas. When they all meet with the realtor and lawyer at the new bakery location, an explosion erupts from inside the bakery. The realtor, Scott Jensen was severely burned from the aftermath of the explosion and dies from his injuries and when police investigate it turns out that the explosion was no accident.

 While looking at another location for the bakery a car crashes into the front window and the new realtor injuring Tate and the new realtor. The Fairy Tale Cupcake gang wonder if these incidents are some how connected to the the man that Mel's love interest, Angie's brother who is a lawyer is now prosecuting in a case or the fact that Holly has a stalker. When a shoot out happens at Holly's mansion and Holly goes missing.

 Other Suspects are lurking in the shadows and Mel and the cupcake gang want to know who does not want this bakery to happen. At the same time Mel has a choice to make when it comes to love. With a murderer on loose that's determined to have everything that happens in Vegas stay in Vegas.Mel and her friends must risk it all to find a killer in fabulous Las Vegas.

 I took a trip to Las Vegas with out even going there. It was such a thrill, with all the Elvis theme mixed in from  Mel, Angie and Tates stay at the Elvis “Blue Hawaii” Themed Hotel “The Blue Hawaiian” Which I happily googled on the internet. To the Elvis Impersonator Convention and I had many laughs when Fairy Tail Bakery counter person also dressed as Elvis to try to fit in.

 A very action packed romp for the Fairy Tale Bakery Gang while a killer is on the loose in Sin City. Vanilla Beaned was pure enjoyment and excitement to read and Holly had a heart of Gold And no, I'm not just saying that because this is one of my all time favorite series, There was no shortage of love for baking. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

FTC Disclosure Thank you to the publisher and/or author or Net Galley for providing us with a copy of this book for review.This did not influence our thoughts in any way. All the opinions of the book are honest and our own.

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 Comment with your email below to win Vanilla Beaned by Jenn Mckinlay in the comments. If you do not leave your email here on the blog or email acozygirlreads@gmail.com you will be disqualified from winning.

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 Giveaway is open to US residents only.

 The giveaway closes at 12:00 am EST April 10th. Entries will not be counted after 12:00 am EST April 10th. The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook Page and notified by email (don't forget to check your SPAM FOLDER)

59 comments:

  1. So excited for Vanilla Beaned this is one of my favorite cozy series. Thanks for the chance to win. poohwine1217@gmail.com

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  2. I love the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series, and I am excited about Vanilla Beaned! Thank you for the giveaway.
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  3. Adding this to my TBR pile for sure. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  4. A favorite author + great series + super review = must read~! Thanks!

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  5. I have not read any of this series, but it sounds great. Please enter me!
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  6. I can not wait to read this one. Thank you Thank you very much in my best Elvis impression :-) for the giveaway.
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  7. I can not wait to read this one. Thank you Thank you very much in my best Elvis impression :-) for the giveaway.
    lhxp73@yahoo.com

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  8. One of my favorite cozy authors! Thanks for the chance!
    Tattooedmommy06@yahoo.com

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  9. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Vanilla Beaned by Jenn Mckinlay. It sounds great!!
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  10. Sounds like an awesome book!!
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  11. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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  12. Almost caught up on the series - reading #7 - can't wait to get to this one! Sschulz92@msn.com

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  13. I haven't started reading this series yet but have the first two or three books in my "waiting to be read" pile. Hopefully soon! catlaw2@comcast.net

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  14. One of my favorite series from one of my favorite authors, I have eagerly been waiting for this book. Thanks for offering the giveaway, lilflynracer at msn.com

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  15. On my TBR list. Have been waiting to read!
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  16. New series to me. Would love a copy.
    Carol Smith
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  17. I so want this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    Angie Young
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  18. Very excited to read this title. This is a really good series Zeta@iwon.com

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  19. I love this series, thank you for the chance to win this~
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  20. I love this series!
    afarag @ earthlnk. net

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  21. Sounds really good! Thanks for the chance.
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  22. Really appreciate the chance to get this book. Have not yet had the pleasure of reading this author. so I am hoping this will be a start.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

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  23. This cozy sounds delightful and unique. Thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. This series interests me greatly. Many thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Love Jenn McKinlay! massage_goddess02@yahoo.com

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  26. I haven't read this series. However I love Jenn McKinlay!!
    Mrsalimashai@yahoo.com

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  27. I love this series and live in Phoenix so recognize the setting of these books. I so visualize these books! And my favorite Buttercream frodting recipe came from Jenns book. Recipes are such a bonus!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  28. I love this series and live in Phoenix so recognize the setting of these books. I so visualize these books! And my favorite Buttercream frodting recipe came from Jenns book. Recipes are such a bonus!!!!
    Oneponychick66@hotmail.com

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  29. Definitely putting this in my TBR pile. brichardson0056@yahoo.com

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  30. Happy for another story by this fun author! Thanks for the chance to win.
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  31. Thanks for the chance to win this book from a great series! lindaherold999@gmail.com

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  32. I love Jenn McKinlay and would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I really love this series. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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  34. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of VANILLA BEANED. SO enjoy this series with the cupcake bakers and friends. Fingers crossed! JLVAMK@GMAIL.COM

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  35. I love this series and cannot wait to get my hands on this newest book!
    rebecca.stevens206@gmail.com

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  36. This book sounds delicious! Thanks for the chance!
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  37. Oh, yes! I love vanilla, I love cupcakes, I love bakeries! Dare I say it...add them together, sprinkle in a little 'murder,' and you've got a great reading adventure. Crossed fingers big time!
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  38. Sounds deliciously good. Jrparkfan@hotmail.com

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  39. This sounds like a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy. elainehroberson@gmail.com

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  40. The Cupcake Bakery series is one of my favorites. I can't wait to see what Mel, Angie and Tate are up to. I'm sure it's something exciting.
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  41. The Cupcake Bakery series is one of my favorites. I can't wait to see what Mel, Angie and Tate are up to. I'm sure it's something exciting.
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  42. An Elvis tie in? That should be fun. Thanks for the contest.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  43. One cannot get enough of Jenn McKinlay's stories!
    Thanks Tina for a chance to win!
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  44. Thank you for the giveaway! One of my favorites cozy series of all time!!!! smmolloy1105@yahoo.com

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  45. Adding to my TBR pile. Thank you for having this page. pugpower63@gmail.com

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  46. I haven't read this series. I would love to start with this book! Beautiful cover! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  47. I adore this series, its one of my favorites. Thank you for the chance to win. seascapelife at gmail dot com. Have a great day !

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  48. I love this series. Cmkeck311@aol.com

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  49. Fabulous series, fabulous author, and I'm pretty sure this is going to be a fabulous book. One of my favorite series and authors. Thank you very much for the chance to win.

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  50. Sounds great!
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  51. A delicious sounding a book! I would love to win a copy.

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  52. Thank you! nelson_ee@yahoo.com Erin

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  53. Thank you! nelson_ee@yahoo.com Erin

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  54. I already love this series so much & Elvis--who is my all time fave thrown in there sounds like great fun! This one sounds very exciting with all the mayhem & I can't wait to read it!
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  55. This was a great review for a series that I love. Thanks for the chance to win. doward1952@yahoo.com

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  56. I love this series and the recipes.

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  57. Any story that takes place in Lost Wages is worth the read. Any book written by Jenn that takes place in Lost Wages is a definite MUST READ BOOK! I spent 15 years flying out to LV for various trade shows when I worked as an independent Sales rep in the photo and electronics industry back in the late 70's and 80's. That city is a BLAST!

    I hope I'm the lucky winner because I love Jenn's books.

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