Thursday, 4 February 2016

Let Them Read Cake

Cake. People love it. So, I wrote a book about it. A novella, actually, about a pastry chef and a life coach who meet at a wedding. You can read more about that down there in the blurb.
When it comes to food, there is a huge imbalance of resources in the world. Some people have an excess. They have all the food they could want, including cake. Others have food available, but it’s all the wrong kinds. Then, there is a staggering amount of people with very limited access to food of any kind.
Since writing a book dedicated entirely to dessert, that last group has weighed heavily on my mind. I worry about people. I worry about the ones living in my home, and I worry about the ones living on the other side of the world with no homes of their own. And I worry about everyone in between.
As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Europe has been hit with a steady stream of refugees, primarily from Syria. They travel by sea from Turkey to the shores of Lesvos, the Greek island where my friend (and host for this blog) Gill McKnight lives. From there, they make their way to mainland Greece and into Europe.
And all those people need to eat.
That’s where World Food Programme comes in. World Food Programme, or WFP, is a not-for-profit organization that is administered by the United Nations. They provide food vouchers to refugees, which they can then redeem at participating local markets and vendors.

Their overall mission is simple: Zero Hunger.

The website helps people to understand what hunger really is, and how it affects different people in different ways, depending upon the resources available to them. They also have a nifty Hunger Map that shows the distribution of food resources through the world.
So, while I really hope you read Cake, more than that I hope you’ll go visit WFP. Maybe consider making a donation. For my part, I will donate 10% of my royalties from the sale of Cake to WFP. At the sake of sounding cheesy, together we can solve this problem.

CAKE

A sexy romance about two women, one inconvenient wedding, and a shared love of cake.

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Kelly and Elana’s relationship is a recipe for disaster. First, they meet at a wedding, and that never works. Second, Kelly’s older brother is marrying Elana’s ex-lover. And third, Elana is still painfully, undeniably in love with said ex.
When it comes to other people’s lives, Elana Verdad is an expert. As a licensed psychologist and life coach, she helps people overcome obstacles. Her own life, on the other hand, is a disaster. Her lover left her for a man, so she drove over his mailbox accidentally on purpose. Now, not only did the judge take away her driver’s license, he also assigned her to community service at the local women’s prison. In what may be her worst idea ever, Elana decides to crash their wedding.
Kelly Miller may not understand her brother’s rush to marry his girlfriend, but when he asks her to bake his wedding cake, it’s not as if she can refuse. She’s in the catering business after all. At the wedding, she meets a beautiful, complicated, and seriously damaged woman. Although Kelly knows it’s crazy, she’s drawn to her nonetheless.
Despite the reasons they shouldn’t be together, there’s still an undeniable something between them. All they need is a chance to enjoy their slice of the cake.

Jove Belle...

...has been a part of the lesbian fiction publishing community for almost a decade.
In addition to being an author and editor, Jove is a founding member and co-admin of the popular lesbian fiction blog Women and Words. She also works as a consultant with Book Enthusiast Promotions, an online marketing company for fiction authors, and as Operations Director US for Ylva Publishing.

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2 comments:

jovebelle.com said...

Thanks for hosting this blog, Gill! You rock!

Monty's Era said...

The manager was prompt to respond to any question I had, patient with all my bridal anxiety, and most importantly, the entire wedding was managed flawlessly (as was our rehearsal). The food at Los Angeles wedding venues was amazing, and the venue was gorgeous.