Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone @melissamcclone #RLFblog #NewRelease #WomensFictionFive friends reunite after fifteen years apart in Melissa McClone’s new romantic women’s fiction release, Cupcakes and Crumbs. Will their friendship be enough to save the town’s beloved cupcake shop?

Melissa, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Cupcakes and Crumbs.

Cupcakes and Crumbs by Melissa McClone

Genre Romantic Women’s Fiction

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

After life takes five women on different paths, a death brings them home. But friendship might not be enough to keep them together.

When Bria Landon and her estranged father each inherit fifty percent of a small-town cupcake shop, her dad hires her worst enemy, and first love, to turn the place into a soulless franchise…or sell it.

To save her aunt’s legacy, Bria needs the help of people who love the bakery as much as she does—her old friends who worked there fifteen years ago. Except each woman is dealing with her own problem:

Juliet, who’s trying to prove she’s more than a trophy wife; Missy, a widow who fears losing the job she loves; Nell, who’s meddling mother won’t stop playing matchmaker; and Selena, a life coach who excels at fixing everyone else’s lives…but hasn’t a clue what’s missing in her own.

Each woman wants to believe their friendship can overcome anything. But as the Berry Lake Cupcake Posse reunite to save their beloved cupcake shop, they soon discover the undertaking will bring more trouble than they expected.

Why did you write this book?

A designer had put the cover for sale (it’s called a pre-made cover), and I fell in love with it. The only problem was I didn’t have a story for it. So my imagination got cranking, and I came up with an idea. Only it was for a series about five friends in a small town in Washington. So I messaged the cover and asked if she could make four more. She said yes, so I bought it. Then I filled in the idea into something more, focusing on friendship, family, and of course, romance!

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read across genres, but lately I’ve been reading romance and all it’s sub-genre for the HEAs, which I just need right now. I write sweet, but I read both sweet and steamy stories.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I really enjoyed Nick Andros from Stephen King’s The Stand. Even after all these years, his character has stuck with me.

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m finishing up two short reads in my Billionaires of Silicon Forest Series. I also have another book started which will be a 50K contemporary romance. It isn’t titled yet, but it also takes place in a small town.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Tiaras & Teacups will be out in February. That’s the second book in my Berry Lake Cupcake Posse series. Kittens & Kisses will follow that in May or June.

Where to buy Cupcakes and Crumbs

Barnes and Noble

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USA TODAY bestselling author Melissa McClone writes heartwarming women’s fiction and sweet contemporary romance novels for Cardinal Press, Tule Publishing Group, and Harlequin Books. When she’s not writing relatable characters and sigh-worthy happy endings, she spends her time in the rainy Pacific Northwest reading from her Kindle’s ever-growing TBR, napping with her dog and cats, and decorating her Happy Planner.
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