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All Wrapped Up by Kimberly Kincaid…Cover Reveal & Guest Post

I am SO excited to have this post for you all today!

Kimberly Kincaid is such a fabulous author and a super fun gal with cooking skills that put mine to shame. She puts her yummy recipes into each of her stories and even has recipes in the books as well as on her website to share with us.

I’m so lucky she wanted to stop by today with not only a cover reveal, but a guest post…

All Wrapped Up is the upcoming release from Kimberly in her Pine Mountain Series, a series I adore, and will be releasing soon!

 

Enjoy and thank you, Kimberly! 

AWU cover

Talk about a hot lead…

Christmas is coming to Pine Mountain—and it has a way of stirring up memories, good and bad. Nick Brennan may manage the Double Shot bar smooth as good whiskey, but his past is a hot mess. When he runs into a burning building to save a little boy, some people start thinking there’s more to his heroism than holiday spirit. And then the local reporter assigned to the story turns out to be gorgeous Ava Mancuso, the girl who got away.

Ava knows what it’s like to have a past. But the changes she’s seen in Nick since she knew him do more than set off her natural curiosity—his warm eyes and gruff charm have her instincts fired up. Still, all the chemistry in the world doesn’t erase history, even when Nick invites her to his little sister’s mistletoe wedding. Does he have a heart under all those secrets? Or is this going to be just another Christmas past?

Praise for Kimberly Kincaid

 

“Kimberly Kincaid knows how to whip up a delicious love story.”

Susan Donovan

“An author on the rise.”

–RT Book Reviews

“A sweet and sexy treat!”

—Bella Andre 

“Smart, fun, and heartwarming.”

—Jill Shalvis

Kimberly’s guest post:

Holiday Food Traditions: Let It Snow

As a self-proclaimed great, big, giant foodie, I have a particular fondness for the end of the year. Thanksgiving, with its sweet potato casserole and cranberry stuffing, Hanukkah with latkes and brisket, Christmas ham with all the trimmings…nothing quite embodies my mantra that “food is love” quite like the holidays that wrap up the season. So it’s pretty meaningful to me that both the first and last story in my Pine Mountain series center around the holidays, and the food (and love!) that go with them.

Over here at Chez Kincaid, we bake a lot of cookies at Christmastime. By a lot, I don’t mean five or six dozen—although that’s quite a few sweets for sampling and sharing. I mean, my daughters and I flour bomb the kitchen for an entire weekend, coming away with plate after plate of goodies (I feel I should note that we do give them as gifts…aside from the ones we “taste test” for quality assurance, of course!) When my editor came to me with the idea to pair up with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell to introduce readers to Pine Mountain in The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, I knew I’d found my element. I came up with a chef on chef battle for the top spot in a high-stakes Christmas cookie bakeoff. Pete Mancuso and Lily Callahan both want first prize, but they end up winning each other’s hearts in the process. Their signature dishes were a ton of fun to bake, and we’ve added a few Pete and Lily specials to our holiday baking repertoire.

Fast-forward through four more Pine Mountain books, as well as another novella, and we arrive at the end of the series. I knew I needed something special to tie the Pine Mountain series up with a bow that was sweet and sexy enough to make readers swoon. How better to do that than to give Pete Mancuso’s sister Ava a Christmas story of her own in All Wrapped Up? Ava’s not much of a cook, but as a newspaper reporter, she sure can sniff out a great story. When her make-or-break assignment turns out to be her old flame, bar manager Nick Brennan, let’s just say things heat up in the kitchen! But not only are both books holiday-themed love stories, they’re also stories about family and friends making connections through cooking, baking, and sharing food. Traditional recipes like sugar cookies and snickerdoodles come together with quirky, personally inspired dishes (in All Wrapped Up, Pete makes Ava a very unique comfort food that my kids all adore—you’ll have to read to discover what it is!) to bond the characters and take their holiday experiences to a whole new level.

So tell me, reader-friends! What do you make at the holidays? Do you have a sweet tooth or do you go for savory meals with all the trimmings?

Oh, PS—if you want to add new recipes to your files, each Pine Mountain book from The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap to All Wrapped Up has them in the back. Season’s eatings…and season’s readings!

 

Thank you, Kimberly!  And thanks for mentioning another fave of mine, The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap

A mouth-watering, heart-warming, toe-curling holiday romance!”

Amanda Usen on The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap

 SCSS new cover

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About the author:

Kimberly Kincaid Author Pic

 

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance novels that split the difference between sexy and sweet, taking the traditional idea of boy-meets-girl and infusing it with a sassy magic all her own. She believes in fiery yet flawed characters destined for a crash-course in falling in love– usually the hard way– and injects her trademark humor as well as poignant touches into her writing to create her stories.
Kimberly’s writing journey has led down some bumpy roads (that first manuscript is under the bed, where it is very likely to stay), but there has been some fresh pavement too (her second manuscript earned her very first contest final, and landed the fantastic Maureen Walters at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency). One thing is certain — the wild ride of being a writer is a lot richer in both its ups and downs because of friends and readers along the path.

When Kimberly’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 eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

Connect with Kimberly:

Email: kimberly.kincaid1@gmail.com
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Twitter: @KimberlyKincaid
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  1. I would love to live in Pine Mountain.

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