Saturday, August 29, 2020

In today's spotlight is reviewer/blogger
author Kim Davis/K.A. Davis.

As Kim Davis, this author is 
known for her cozy mystery
Book 1 in her Cupcake Catering Mysteries.

One glass of cheap California chardonnay cost Emory Gosser Martinez her husband, her job, and her best friend. Unfortunately, that was only the beginning of her troubles.

Distraught after discovering the betrayal by her husband and best friend, Tori, cupcake caterer Emory Martinez allows her temper to flare. Several people witness her very public altercation with her ex-friend. To make matters worse, Tori exacts her revenge by posting a fake photo of Emory in a compromising situation, which goes viral on social media. When Tori is found murdered, all signs point to Emory being the prime suspect.

With the police investigation focused on gathering evidence to convict her, Emory must prove her innocence while whipping up batches of cupcakes and buttercream. Delving into the past of her murdered ex-friend, she finds other people had reasons to want Tori dead, including Emory’s own husband. Can she find the killer, or will the clues sprinkled around the investigation point the police back to her?

Includes recipes!

Book 2 in the Cupcake Catering Mysteries

Cake Popped Off (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series Book 2) by [Kim Davis]

Cupcake caterer Emory Martinez is hosting a Halloween bash alongside her octogenarian employer, Tillie. With guests dressed in elaborate costumes, the band is rocking, the cocktails are flowing, and tempers are flaring when the hired Bavarian Barmaid tries to hook a rich, hapless husband. Except one of her targets happens to be Emory’s brother-in-law, which bodes ill for his pregnant wife. When Emory tracks down the distraught barmaid, instead of finding the young woman in tears, she finds her dead. Can she explain to the new detective on the scene why the Bavarian Barmaid was murdered in Emory’s bathtub with Emory’s Poison Apple Cake Pops stuffed into her mouth?

With an angry pregnant sister to contend with, she promises to clear her brother-in-law’s name. As Emory starts asking questions and tracking down the identity of the costumed guests, she finds reasons to suspect her brother-in-law has been hiding a guilty secret. Her search leads her to a web of blackmail and betrayal amongst the posh setting of the local country club crowd. Can Emory sift through the lies she’s being told and find the killer? She’ll need to
 step up her investigation before another victim is sent to the great pumpkin patch in the sky.

Includes spooky Halloween recipes!

Available September 22!
Preorder today!


Kim also has a suspense/thriller out

A Game of Deceit by [K. A. Davis]

A father’s disappearance never solved, a mother’s secret taken to the grave, a daughter deceived…

Kathryn Landry thinks her life is just about perfect. She is the owner of a successful interior designer business in Newport Beach, California, and she has an attentive, supportive husband. But her world comes crashing down when her husband, Neil Landry, vanishes without a trace… in a situation almost identical to the disappearance of her father twenty years before.

With her father’s disappearance still a mystery, Kathryn is skeptical that the detective assigned to her case will be able to find her husband. Determined to uncover the truth, Kathryn is plunged into a world of politics, high-priced call girls and wealth. As she begins to search for her husband, a decades-old secret her mother took to the grave threatens to destroy all she holds dear. Caught up in a web of betrayals and deceit, and not knowing who to trust, Kathryn must find a way to survive as she discovers the past has a way of repeating itself.


K. A. Davis

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband. When she's not spending time with her granddaughters she can be found either writing on her next book, or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder, or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats to share.

She has published cozy mysteries SPRINKLES OF SUSPICION and CAKE POPPED OFF!, suspense novel A GAME OF DECEIT, and has had several children's articles published in Cricket, Nature Friend, Skipping Stones, and the Seed of Truth magazines. Kim Davis is a member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.


Praise for Kim Davis

"...there is enough action, including a few surprises - plus baking - to maintain a steady momentum. An engaging cozy best enjoyed with a plate of cookies." - Kirkus Reviews

"You are going to love this delicious new cozy mystery! Kim Davis pens characters who come to life and a story you won't want to put down, not to mention recipes that will make your mouth water." - Paige Shelton, New York Times Best selling author of Farmer's Market, Country Cooking School, Dangerous Type, Scottish Bookshop mysteries

"Sparkling prose, a deliciously twisty plot, and a colorful cast of characters make this debut cozy a surefire winner!" - Linda Reilly, author of the Cat Lady Mysteries and Deep Fried Mysteries

"Sprinkles of Suspicion contain all the necessary ingredients for a fun culinary read - a charming heroine, an intriguing mystery and recipes to die for." - Catherine Bruns, USA Today Best Selling author of the Cookies & Chance mysteries

"A delightful cozy with a cool California setting and an imminently likable heroine." - Ellen Byron, Best Humorous Lefty Awards winner and author of the Agatha Award-winning and USA Today Bestselling Cajun Country Mysteries and The Catering Hall Mysteries

"This very well-written first-in-a-series from Kim Davis is a great read, hard to put down, and filled with intense "comeuppances" and realistic family dynamics." - Kathleen Costa, Kings River Life Magazine

"This story moves along at a great pace and doesn't lag anywhere. There is always something happening, drama, twists, and yes, cupcakes. So well-plotted, I was totally taken in by the entire story and flabbergasted when the real killer was revealed." - Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

"A good first in a series, Sprinkles of Suspicion was a story that had me so absorbed that I didn't even realize the sun had gone down until I could no longer see the words." - Lisa Ks Book Reviews

"This book has all the qualities of a top notch cozy mystery." - Karen Kenyon, Reviewer

"...added 'sprinkles of delight and flavor' to this fun cozy-mystery and kept me hooked from the beginning to finish...!" - Diary of a Book Fiend

"This book started off with a bang... This is a well-written, fun mystery and the reader is bound to have a good time with this one!!" - Moonlight Rendezvous

"If you love cozy mysteries, murder stories, and a great plot, then Sprinkles of Suspicion is a must-read." - Trudi LoPreto, Readers' Favorite

Praise for K. A. Davis

"...Davis deftly keeps readers as up in the air as Kathryn throughout this well-crafted tale. An impressive thriller by an author worth following." – Kirkus Reviews

“In A Game of Deceit author K. A. Davis offers up a taut, edge-of-your-seat suspense novel that will make you lock the doors, close the blinds, and wonder who you can truly trust. Don’t miss this great debut from Ms. Davis.” – Paige Shelton, New York Times Bestselling author of the Farmers' Market, Country Cooking School, Dangerous Type, and Scottish Bookshop mysteries.

“In A Game of Deceit, K. A. Davis has crafted an emotional suspense with a taut, satisfying ending that should delight any fan of Mary Higgins Clark.” – Daryl Wood Gerber, Agatha Award-winning author of the Cookbook Nook, French Bistro Mysteries, and Cheese Shop Mysteries, and the stand-alone suspense novels, GIRL ON THE RUN and DAY OF SECRETS.

“Sly, sexy and spellbinding, A Game of Deceit grabs you in the first chapter and doesn’t let you go until its breathtaking finish. Debut author K. A. Davis creates a riveting tale of betrayal, family, suspense and murder.” – Jenny Kales, author of The Callie’s Kitchen Mystery series.

"A Game of Deceit is a marvelous read packed with action, suspense and intrigue. I couldn't put it down!" – Catherine Bruns, USA Today Best Selling Author of the Cookies & Chance mysteries.

Sprinkles of Suspicion (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series Book 1) by [Kim Davis] Cake Popped Off (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series Book 2) by [Kim Davis]

A Game of Deceit by [K. A. Davis]

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. Kim is a busy lady!

    Happy Saturday! Have a blessed day.
    Pat T.

  2. Love Kim Davis' books! The Cupcake Catering Mysteries series is AWESOME! I haven't had the opportunity to read A GAME OF DECEIT yet, but it's most definitely on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. Sprinkles of Suspicion was a great first book, and so many recipes! Really looking forward to Cake Popped Off.

  4. Thank you so much for the spotlight, Lisa! I'm getting SO excited about my upcoming release, CAKE POPPED OFF and appreciate you sharing the news! xoxo

  5. I follow Kim's blog too, she is the real deal. Great post, and love those titles. I just read Sprinkles and read Game of Deceit last year.

  6. These books look mysterious and intriguing. Even the book covers are great. I would love to read and review them all in print format.
    Thanks for introducing me to this author and their books.