Buttercream Betrayal


Buttercream Betrayal (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
by Kim Davis

About Buttercream Betrayal

Buttercream Betrayal (Cupcake Catering Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – California
Cinnamon & Sugar Press (September 13, 2022)
Number of Pages: approx. 300
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0B8BTDZ1H

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.

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.

Q&A With the Author

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

I enjoyed getting to feature my own mini goldendoodle, Missy, and my granddaughters’ dog, Piper, as the set up for the murder. It was fun creating doggie antics that might frustrate a dog trainer. I also added in my own (unsuccessful) attempts at training my dog… fortunately, I have a good sense of humor so our lack of success is fodder for the books. 

I also love dreaming up recipes to add into the scenes, then trying them out and sampling them. My taste testers are always happy when I start writing a new addition to the series since they are recipients of all the treats I make. 

Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about?

I write two other series. In addition to the cozy mystery Cupcake Catering Mystery series, I write the Aromatherapy Apothecary Mystery series. I’m working on edits for the second book in that series and the publisher is planning to release it by early to mid- 2023. 

The third series I write is the Board Game Chronicles, which is a middle-grade fantasy adventure. The first book is completed, including the edits, and I’m waiting on a publication date. I’m currently writing the second book in that series (I have a contract for 4 books) but the writing has gone very slowly since it’s been a super busy summer for me. Now with school just starting back, I should have more time on my hands to concentrate on writing.

Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future?

Over spring break my granddaughter and I took a day trip up the coast of California and did some exploring for a new cozy mystery setting. I’ve got some great ideas percolating in my brain so once I’ve completed the book I’m writing on now, I’ll start figuring out some characters and a crime for them to solve. And I’ll definitely be writing a sixth book in the Cupcake Catering Mystery series sometime in 2023, but at this point I haven’t figured out any of the details yet.  

How long have you been writing?

I started writing a suspense novel about 20 years ago then decided I had no idea what I was doing and took a writing course. Along the way I discovered writing for children’s magazines and having several articles published, put the novel aside. After numerous years and another writing course, I started on the novel again, which I published in 2017. Seven years ago, I started a culinary cozy mystery blog in which I feature a book and a recipe from that book. It inspired me to write my own culinary cozy mysteries and the first book, Sprinkles of Suspicion, published in 2020… and I found I was hooked on the genre!

Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Thank you so much for having me here today, Mary! I appreciate the opportunity to introduce your followers to my series and my new release, Buttercream Betrayal! 

Author Links

Website:  http://kimdavisauthor.com/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/Kim-Davis-Author-1532277473479031/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Kookiesandbooks
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboard
Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/kimdavishb/

Purchase Link: Amazon 


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  1. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Buttercream Betrayal" by Kim Davis.

    Really enjoyed reading the interview with the author and finding out about her other books coming up. Love her books so knowing there are more coming is great news. For now, I'm greatly anticipating getting to read this one.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Thank you for stopping by today, Kay! And I'm thrilled that you're excited to read my newest release! Good luck in the contest!

  2. I just love Kim's books have read all of them and enjoyed all of them. I can't wait to read this one and here's to Kim that I wish her many new readers and reviews peggy clayton

    1. Thanks so much, Peggy, I so appreciate hearing that! And good luck in the contest!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Mary! I enjoyed answering your interview questions and appreciate the opportunity to introduce Buttercream Betrayal to your readers!

  4. how fun that you used your own dog and your daughters dog. there is a lot that can be used with dogs. oh yum to be a taste tester. again how fun. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Lori! I wish I could share all the goodies with everyone :) Good luck in the contest!

  5. tering Mysteries. I have enjoyed this journey.

    1. Thanks for following along on the blog tour, Sue! And good luck!

  6. Really cute book cover design! I can't wait to get started--thanks so much for sharing it.

  7. Such sweet dogs shouldn't have needed training. LOL Seriously, I loved the book. More, please!

    1. Looks can be deceiving and Missy certainly has proven it, lol! And thank you so much! I truly appreciate hearing you enjoyed it.

  8. Congratulations on your release of Buttercream Betrayal, Kim, I enjoyed the Q&A and I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, which sounds like an excellent mystery for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and I hope the tour was a success!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

    1. You're very welcome and I appreciate you following along with the blog tour! It's been enjoyable "meeting" everyone along the way. Good luck in the contest!

  9. Thank you for sharing your Q&A, bio and book details, I absolutely love the cover and I am looking forward to reading this book and series

    1. Thanks so much! I enjoyed participating in the interview and the blog tour. Good luck in the contest!


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