Tuesday, September 13, 2022


I'm excited to be a stop on the book tour for
Book 5 in the Cupcake Catering Mysteries
Kim Davis

Intent on getting their two mischievous dogs under control, Emory Martinez and her half sister, Vannie, join a group dog training program led by Shawn Parker. With a graduation certificate just within grasp and a party to celebrate their hard-won achievements, what could go wrong? For starters, their two dogs have decided to wreak havoc during the party and tempers flare. It turns out not everyone is pleased with the dog trainer and his mother, the condo association president. Whispers of the mother and son’s misbehavior, or worse, fly amongst the barks, whines, and growls of the canines.

When Emory finds the body of Mrs. Parker amidst an explosive situation, it becomes apparent there is more truth to the whispers instead of just gossip. Could one of the canine-loving participants be responsible? Or an outsider who hated her heavy-handed rule over the condo homeowners? Emory, Vannie, and octogenarian Tillie must sift through the clues to find out who has been betrayed and who has decided to take justice into their own hands.

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. . . Vannie Crawford

My name is Vannie Crawford and until fifteen months ago, I’d always assumed I was an only child. The parents who raised me had waited until I was eighteen to tell me they’d adopted me as an infant. With the start of college, traveling, and then a busy career that included teaching high school English classes in Spain, I never took the time to think about my birth mother. But that all changed when I received the heartbreaking phone call that my adoptive parents had been killed in a hit-and-run accident.

After taking a leave of absence to deal with their affairs and giving them a proper farewell, I came across some letters in my father’s study. It didn’t take long before I was certain that their death hadn’t been a tragic accident but had been premeditated murder. The officer who investigated the hit-and-run refused to listen to the evidence I’d presented to him, so I took matters in my own hands. The perpetrators were finally brought to justice, but not before I’d had a harrowing experience that still haunts me to this day.

Trying to recover from the trauma, I delved into my ancestry to see if I could find my birth family. When I discovered I had two half sisters and two half brothers, on top of a grandmother, a mother and dad (not married to each other), nieces and a nephew, my anxiety mounted. Not because they weren’t kind and welcoming, but I was afraid I would never fit in. I’ve been sort of a loner most of my life, so being surrounded by people overwhelmed me at first. But then I found out my half sister, Emory, has a knack for finding dead bodies and solving murders. It’s the first thing we had in common aside from our frizzy red hair, freckles, and a propensity for indulging in sweets… and it doesn’t help that she’s a cupcake caterer always handing out samples for feedback on her new recipes.

Within six months of meeting my new family, I resigned my position in Spain and moved in with my grandmother, Tillie. In her eighties, she’s the life of the party and has taught me a thing or two about living life to the fullest… and drinking gimlets. Tillie is also the first to jump in, wanting to investigate the murders. She even convinced us to don disguises and go undercover to find out who killed our dog trainer’s mother. Except my sister, Emory, found our prime suspect murdered before we could question him. We should probably let the police handle the investigation but, as Emory says, people are more apt to open up when we come visiting with cupcakes and cookies to sweeten them up. I’d better get back to the kitchen and whip up another batch of salted caramel cookies and hope that they help us find some clues before anyone else meets their demise.

Thanks for hosting me on your blog today, Lisa! I appreciate the opportunity to introduce my new book, Buttercream Betrayal, to your readers!

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About Kim Davis

Kim Davis lives in Southern California with her husband. When she's not chasing her puppy or spending time with her granddaughters she can be found either writing stories or working on her blog, Cinnamon, Sugar, and a Little Bit of Murder or in the kitchen baking up yummy treats. She has published the suspense novel, A GAME OF DECEIT, the Cupcake Catering Mystery series, and the Aromatherapy Mystery series. She also 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.

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  1. Thanks, Lisa. That title makes me want a buttercream iced cupcake
    … hold the murder, please. :-)
    Happy Tuesday!
    Pat T

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Lisa! I so appreciate the opportunity to introduce Buttercream Betrayal and the new character of Vannie to your readers!

  3. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "BUTTERCREAM BETRAYAL" by Kim Davis.
    Fabulous author and I can't wait for the opportunity to dive in reading this new release.

    Really enjoyed getting to know Vannie Crawford better through her post.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  4. Buttercream Betrayal sounds like a sweet and tasty cozy mystery read!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  5. this sounds like a wonderful book thanks for the give a way

  6. I love this series and it just keeps getting better with each book. The ending was unexpected and perfect.

  7. Oh but I love this cover. this sounds like a wonderful book. Kim has done it again. woohoo