Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sweet Confections by Danyelle Ferguson Giveaway and Author Interview

Sweet Confections (Indulgence Row series, #1) 

by Danyelle Ferguson

Book Blurb 

According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie. But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?
Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition? Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake. 

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Amazon, Kindle, Goodreads, Also available on Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBookstore.

About the Author 

Danyelle Ferguson discovered her love for the written word in elementary school. Her first article was published when she was in 6th grade. Since then, she’s won several awards and her work has been published world-wide in newspapers, magazines and books. Danyelle grew up surrounded by Pennsylvania’s beautiful Allegheny Mountains. Then she lived for ten years among the majestic Wasatch Mountains. She is currently experiencing mountain-withdrawal while living in Kansas with her husband and family. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing and singing in the kitchen, and the occasional long bubble bath to relax from the everyday stress of being “Mommy.”

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I am so lucky to have awesome friends and Danyelle is amazing!  Her book just came out and I am so excited to be on her blog tour and ask her some questions!

How did you come up with the idea for this story?  
Sweet Confections was prompted by an awesome friend who is a hockey addict. She took me to my very first hockey game - and I totally loved it! That night, Graydon Green was born and his story began.

Is it due to your love of sweets (chocolate)?
I'm actually not a huge chocolate fan - but I absolutely love watching cooking shows. Especially cake challenges. I don't enjoy cooking, but I love food and watching the creative process that happens in the kitchen.

Is there anything in the story that happened in real life?
Every author adds bits and pieces of real life into their books. It may be a bit of dialogue or even a tweaked event. I have several of those in Sweet Confections. For instance, when I was in college, my sister came to visit me and took me out to dinner at a cool Japanese restaurant. I chose a seafood entree. My sister commented about how I always picked the expensive stuff when she was paying. It stuck with me for umpteen years and made it's way into a book, in a scene between Rachel and her best friend, Kristen.  =)

What is your favorite part?
Um, the whole thing! (How does an author choose just one part???)

Is there anything that you were sad to take out in editing?
There were a few additional dates between Rachel and Graydon I had to take out. But I added them to my "Date Ideas" file to possibly use in future books. 

What will be next on Indulgence Row?
Love Under Construcion is the next book in the series. This is Charlee's story as she breaks away from the construction company she's worked for since her teen years and goes out on her own to rehab the Indulgence Row houses into a charming shopping district. What Charlee doesn't know is that Peter (the boss's son) has had a long-time crush on her - and now that they are no longer co-workers, the way is free for him to pursue her . . . except for the many mishaps and bumps along the way.

Do you have any other books that you're working on/publishing?
I have a few ideas for other non-fiction books I want to work on, but right now, they are in my slush pile of to-do projects.


  1. Thank you for interviewing me, Tamera! You are fabulous - and I so love the pictures of your baby bump! =)

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