Sunday, February 10, 2013

Special Promotion & a "Sweet" Giveaway from Author Sandra Byrd!

Today officially kicks off Sandra Byrd Week at i blog 4 books. :) And what a fun week we have planned! To get things started, I want to let you know about a couple of great deals and a giveaway that Sandra is hosting this week!

Promotion for Sandra Byrd's French Twist Series
In celebration of the release of the French Twist series for Kindle, all three books are being offered at super-low prices on February 10-14. Let Them Eat Cake (Book 1) is FREE this week. Bon Appetit (Book 2) and Piece de Resistance (Book 3) are available for only 99 cents each! Consider this a little Valentine's Day gift from Sandra to you!

Let Them Eat Cake (Book 1)
Buy a copy here (FREE on Feb 10-14)
Lexi Stuart is at a critical crossroads. She’s done with college but still living at home, ready to launch a career but unable to find a job, and solidly stalled between boyfriends.

When a lighthearted conversation in French with the manager of her favorite bakery turns into a job offer, Lexi accepts. But the actual glamour is minimal: the pay is less than generous, her co-workers are skeptical, her bank account remains vertically-challenged, and her parents are perpetually disappointed. Her only comfort comes from the flirtatious baker she has her eye–but even may not be who he seems to be!

So when a handsome young executive dashes into the bakery to pick up his high profile company’s special order for an important meeting–an order Lexi has flubbed– she loses her compulsion to please. “What am I going to do?” he shouts. “Let them eat cake!” she fires back with equal passion and a nod to Marie Antoinette. And then, something inside Lexi clicks. Laissez la révolution commencer! Let the revolution begin! Instead of trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations for her life, Lexi embarks on an adventure in trusting God with her future–très bon!


Bon Appetit (Book 2)
Buy a copy here
Lexi Stuart is risking it all. Saying au revoir to the security of home, her job, and could-be boyfriend Dan, Lexi embarks on a culinary adventure in France to fulfill her life dream of becoming a pastry chef.

As she settles into her new home in the village of Presque le Chateau to study and work in a local bakery, her twenty-something optimism meets resistance in the seemingly crusty nature of the people and culture around her. Determined to gain her footing, she finds a church, meets a new friend, and makes the acquaintance of a child named Celine–as well as Celine’s attractive, widowed father, Philippe. Even Patricia, the gruff pastry cook, shows a softer side as she mentors Lexi in the art of baking.

As Lexi lives her dream, the only thing she has to do is choose from the array in life’s patisserie display window: her familiar home, friends, and family in Seattle or her new life in France. Lexi discovers that as she leans more on God the choices become a little clearer– and making them, well, c’est la vie!


Piece de Resistance (Book 3)
Buy a copy here
Having earned her chef’s hat, Lexi Stuart bids au revoir to her glamorous and deliciously satisfying pastry mentorship outside of Paris and returns to her hometown of Seattle, Washington. There, she finds life unexpectedly complicated.

She’s put in charge of a high-end catering bakery called Bijoux, which should be her dream job, but there’s a catch: She has to make this lavish bakery into a successful business in just a few, short months, which will require more than her ability to make an amazing wedding cake. In over her head and at a loss for creative marketing ideas, Lexi isn’t sure what the recipe for success needs to be.

Stir in a complicated relationship with her French beau Philippe and his daughter, Celine, then add a dash of romance with down-to-earth lawyer Dan, and life suddenly contains more ooh la la than Lexi can handle.

With the fate of her career and her love life hanging by a thread, the phrase “piece of cake” has never been more daunting. Lexi learns that she must trust the dreams in her heart and the God who put them there.


A "Sweet" Giveaway
Sandra is also giving away one box of Divine Delights petits fours on her website! Each time you post about the promo or share it with friends via social media, you have the chance for extra entries into the contest! GO HERE to enter. Contest will close at midnight on February 15. Sorry, the giveaway is open to US residents only.

Later This Week
Be sure to stop by on TUESDAY to read my review of Let Them Eat Cake and on THURSDAY for a fun interview with Sandra.

4 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for posting this! I look forward to reading your review!!

    xoxo
    Renee

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    1. You're so welcome! Thanks for including me in this blog tour!

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  2. Thank you, Brooke! I so appreciate this - it is a very "sweet" thing to do! :)

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  3. Thank you, Brooke! This is a very "sweet" thing for you to do!

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