Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Time To Pre-Order and Win Swag!

It's only a couple of weeks until the release of A TASTE OF HEAVEN! Woo hoo! Here are some announcements, chances to win swag and goodies, and early buzz about the book.

THANK YOU SO MUCH to everyone who has supported me...and that includes readers, bloggers, reviewers, authors, beta readers, critique partners, family, and friends.


1. In response to many readers asking about a pre-order option for A TASTE OF HEAVEN, I finally put it up at Amazon.


The book will be released on SEPTEMBER 15 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

2. Do you like paperbacks? A TASTE OF HEAVEN is already available at Amazon in print...

3. Do you like swag? Check out the adorable custom soaps and lip balm that Be Greatful made for A TASTE OF HEAVEN...

Soap is lemon and boysenberry, and the lip balm is whisky-flavored. Yum! For a chance to win some excellent swag, please sign up for my newsletter. It will be coming out in 2 weeks with purchase links, Scottish recipes, and more!

4. Win more stuff! I'm also giving away this adorable print from Native Vermont at Etsy. You must be a newsletter subscriber to win.

5. I am thrilled with early feedback and buzz about the book. Thanks to numerous bloggers and reviewers, reviews for A TASTE OF HEAVEN will be posted during release week. Here are some early quotes...

"A TASTE OF HEAVEN is a true taste of fiction heaven." 
Babbling About Books

"Older characters, a heartwarming romance, a fresh plot, and haggis make for a fantastic story that will delight readers."
Romance Novel News

"Food is a vivid metaphor for all that life still holds to savor in this sweet and sexy story of second chances, full of heart and humor."
Laura Florand, Bestselling author of The Chocolate Series

"A TASTE OF HEAVEN is an absolutely charming story about trust and family...Watson may even have convinced me to try haggis."
Book Riot

"Well written and thoroughly drenched in humor, romance, and a touch of bittersweet emotions."

"Charming, delightful, and delicious!"
Theresa Weir, NYT-bestselling author

6. BLURB! Here's the blurb for A TASTE OF HEAVEN and a few more fun links about the book...

“Create one perfect bite.”

Good little widow Sophia Brown always follows the rules. When the producer of a cooking competition requests an amuse-bouche, the chefs stick with proteins. Sauces. A savory concoction. She has only one shot to impress the judges on A Taste of Heaven. But in a moment of defiance, she creates an extraordinary dessert, one that combines both the bitter and the sweet, just like her own life.

That one bite changes everything.

After a year grieving for her dead husband, forty-seven-year-old Sophia is finally ready to break out of her shell. Unfortunately, there is a large, angry obstacle standing in her way. Scottish chef Elliott Adamson has a chip on his shoulder the size of Loch Ness, and he’s blocking her path to victory.

Spurred by her daughters, she embarks on a poignant adventure that takes her from the wildflower fields of Vermont to the wind-swept vista of North Berwick, Scotland. Fear, courage, and inspiration from unlikely places will mark this journey, and Sophia is determined to persevere until the very end.

A TASTE OF HEAVEN is a 57,000 word short novel that includes a foodie romance, second chances, and a wee bit of haggis.

Some more links...

Pinterest Board

Etsy Treasury

If It's Not Scottish It's Crap!
Goodreads Link


Please pre-order and spread the word...IF IT'S NOT SCOTTISH, IT'S CRAP!



Brenda Jackels said...

I preordered the Kindle book already (yesterday?), but I'm still eyeballing that paperback. I could have that in my hot little hands before I get on an airplane next week! 2+ hours of uninterrupted time... Oh, the temptation! :)

Tales of Whimsy said...

Oooo I love it. Your books make me so happy. And seriously whiskey balm? Be still my Kentucky heart.

Heidenkind said...

I want whiskey lip balm so bad.

CBrandstatter said...

I've got the book and ebook pre-ordered - Can't Wait!!!!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Can't wait to read this!

Penny Watson said...

Brenda--Thank you so much!

Penny Watson said...

Hi Juju! Hope you got the paperback copy this week. Enjoy! Let me know what you think, okay?

Penny Watson said...

Tasha--Will send you some! I also recommend the LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE lemon lip balm. That's my favorite!

Penny Watson said...

CBrandstatter...THANK YOU!

Penny Watson said...

HMCW--Thank you so much! Hey, are you going to the Maine meeting in October? I'm giving a talk about novellas. Let me know!