Guest Post – Minette Lauren

I’m excited to host Minette Lauren over to my blog. Contemporary romance is outside my normal genre, but every now and then, I love to explore other novels and this is a treat! Plus she’s shared a recipe as well. Enough from me, I’ll turn the time over to author Minette Lauren to talk about her new novel Cupcakes and Kisses.

Howdy Folks!cupcakes and kisses

I had a lot of fun writing, Cupcakes and Kisses, the very first book in my Hot in Magnolia series. Melvina Banks is a woman who knows her way around baking, and besides her amazing talents in the kitchen, she’s got a heart of gold. She feeds mouthwatering baked goods to the hardworking firefighters and residents of Magnolia on a daily basis. When she’s not working at Pop’s diner, she volunteers at the library to help with the literacy program and heads up the treasury for the Magnolia Blossom’s Ladies’ League. One of her favorite things to bake for the diner is homemade bread. So today, I would like to share one of her most special recipes below.

Thanks for having me,


What does it take to make it Hot in Magnolia?
One cup of sexy
Two tablespoons of sizzle
And a whole lot of heart

Magnolia, Texas, might be booming with single men, but as far as Melvina Banks is concerned, it’s a bust. Between her volunteer work with the Magnolia Blossoms, tutoring at the local library, whipping up cupcakes for the local firefighters, and working at her dad’s diner, she has no time for blind dates let alone finding “the one”. Melvina would much rather spend her precious down time fine-tuning her plan to open a bakery. When celebrity chef, Riley Nash comes to town for a Blossoms fundraiser, Melvina hopes for a chance to pick Riley’s business-savvy brain. With Riley’s nationally acclaimed talents and his successful new restaurant, Braised, he just might be the one who can help Melvina whip her blossoming idea into a recipe for success. Trouble is, she can’t seem to keep her mind on business when it comes to Riley’s devilish good looks and sizzling charm. The heat is turned up when Magnolia’s handsome fire chief, Manny Owens, sparks an interest in Melvina. Torn between two of Magnolia’s hottest bachelors, she can’t help but feel the burn. Can Melvina separate her rising affections for both men, or will she end up with egg on her face?
Cupcakes and Kisses is the first book in the delicious new romantic comedy series, Hot in Magnolia, by award-winning author Minette Lauren. Set in the burgeoning town of Magnolia, Texas, this hot new series is brimming with laugh-out-loud moments and chock-full of endearing characters who will have you rooting for love and cheering for happy endings. Buy HERE on Amazon.