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November 21, 2013 / Leslie

Spotlight & Giveaway: Sweet Nothings by Janis Thomas

Thanks to the publicist, I have a copy of Sweet Nothings, the latest novel from Janis Thomas, to give away to one of my readers with a US mailing address. I haven’t had a chance to read my copy yet but from the description it sounds delightful and a nice way to escape for a few hours.

Following is a little information about the book and the author:

About the Book

Sweet NothingsSweet Nothings
by Janis Thomas

Genre: Women’s Fiction
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Publish Date: July 2, 2013
Format: Paperback | 386 pages

Life’s sweetest moments happen when you least expect them . . .

When Ruby McMillan’s husband announces one morning that he’s dumping her for another woman, she’s unable to decide which indignity stings the most: the dissolution of their eighteen-year marriage or the deflation of her white-chocolate soufflé with raspberry Grand Marnier sauce. Without a good-bye to their two teenaged children, Walter leaves Ruby to cope with her ruined dessert, an unpaid mortgage, and her failing bakery.

With only royal icing holding her together, Ruby still manages to pick herself up and move on, subsidizing her income with an extra job as a baking instructor, getting a “my-husband’s-gone” makeover, and even flirting with her gorgeous mortgage broker, Jacob Salt. For as long as she can remember, Ruby has done what’s practical, eschewing far-fetched dreams and true love in favor of stability. But suddenly single again at the age of forty-four, she’s beginning to discover that life is most delicious when you stop following a recipe and just live.

About the Author

Janis Thomas AuthorJanis Thomas is a graduate of UCLA who was actually born in the University’s Medical Center. Upon graduating, she moved to Manhattan to get a taste of city life, and so liked the flavor, she stayed for eleven years. While there, she performed in several plays, including the Off-Broadway production of Your Children, was cast in the National Tour of Forbidden Broadway, and played out in some of the hottest clubs in the city with her sister and their band she said. While bartending on the upper west side she met her now-husband. She made him a margarita and they’ve been together ever since.

Janis has written over fifty songs and two children’s books (with her dad). When she is not writing or fulfilling her PTA duties, she likes to channel her inner Ace of Cakes to create fun and fabulous desserts. She currently resides in Orange County with her Jersey-transplant husband, their two beautiful children, and dog Ruby. Mom, Dad, siblings, and treasured loved ones live nearby.

Connect with Janis

Facebook | Twitter | Webpage

Giveaway Information

Giveaway is open to those 18 years or older with a US mailing address. To enter, leave a comment on or before November 30, 2013. For an extra entry tweet or blog the giveaway and leave the link in your comment. I will draw a random winner who will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond with a mailing address.

Giveaway has ended

Winner: Anita

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Leave a Comment
  1. Suko / Nov 21 2013 8:40 pm

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Leslie! I’ll share it with my readers in my blog’s sidebar. 🙂


  2. WordsAndPeace / Nov 21 2013 9:28 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!
    here is my tweet:

    Emma @ Words And Peace
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com


  3. michellewillms2013 / Nov 21 2013 10:11 pm

    I think a lot of us forget to “just live,” particularly once we have children and are burdened with bills, and pets, and other responsibilities. This book sounds wonderful and uplifting, to me. I shared on Twitter. Here is the url: Spotlight & Giveaway: Sweet Nothings by Janis Thomas ; my email is michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com.


  4. Mary / Nov 22 2013 6:47 am

    This book has been on my reading radar for a while. Thanks for the chance to win.
    I tweeted:


  5. Karen B / Nov 22 2013 10:33 am

    I’ve been seeing good reviews amd have it on my wish list!


  6. anne / Nov 22 2013 10:45 am

    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway and feature.


  7. Lisa Garrett / Nov 22 2013 3:19 pm

    I recently heard of this book and would love to read it.


  8. stacybuckeye / Nov 27 2013 1:01 am

    Oh, pick me, pick me!! I need an escape 🙂


  9. Jennifer / Nov 28 2013 12:21 am

    It’s so true that sometimes you have to stop following a recipe and just live, but that can be difficult for many of us.


  10. Anita Yancey / Nov 30 2013 7:47 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it.



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