Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Blog Tour for Love, Lies and Lemon Pies by Katy Cannon; Excerpt + Chocolate Chip Cookies!

18774729Love, Lies and Lemon Pies
By Katy Cannon
Release Date: May 5th, 2014
Publishers: Stripes Publishing
Genre: YA, Contemporary Romance
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Love, Lies and Lemon Pies, the debut YA novel from Katy Cannon, is the perfect summer read for fans of Sarah Dessen and Louise Rennison. With a Bake Club recipe at the start of each chapter, this book perfectly captures the current appetite for all things baking! Lottie, our narrator, captures the experience of a young teenage girl navigating the world of school cliques, difficult teachers and new romance, creating a world that young readers are sure to recognize. Since her dad died, life hasn't been the same for Lottie - it was easier to push her friends away than cope with their awkwardness. But when the school suggest she joins Bake Club to get her back on track, Lottie reluctantly agrees. But Lottie's uncertainty about Bake Club melts away as she rekindles her love of baking and gets caught up with Mac, the school rebel and another unwilling Bake Club member. Both Lottie and Mac have secrets to keep, and as Bake Club progresses towards an end-of-year competition, the tension rises between the Bake Club members. Can Lottie keep up the facade of her perfect life without the others finding out what's really going on at home? Can Mac keep his demanding, heavy-handed father off his back - not to mention the school counsellor who's written him off as a no-hoper? And can their bubbling romance survive the pressure?
Love, Lies and Lemon Pies Chapter 1

Chocolate Chip Cookies......

As apart of the stop on the blog tour today, I made chocolate chip cookies which was taken from Love, Lies and Lemon Pies. They came out delicious and were so simple to make. Here's how I did it. 

Ingredients 
125g of unsalted butter
225g of soft brown sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract 
1 egg
200g of plain flour
1/2 tsp of baking powder 
pinch of salt
200g of chocolate chips 

1. Cream together the butter and soft brown sugar in bowl with a wooden spoon or mixer
2. Mix in 1tsp of vanilla extract and lightly beaten egg
3. Add in plain flour, 1/2 tsp of baking powder and a pinch of salt
4. Stir until combined, then fold in the chocolate chips
5. Place spoonfuls of cookie mixture on a greased and lined baking tray, leaving room for spreading
6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 180c until they turn pale gold. 

If you want more recipes, make sure you pick up a copy of Love, Lies and Lemon Pies because it has a ton of fantastic recipes, but not only that, it's also a fantastic YA contemporary read too! 

Katy CannonAUTHOR BIO

Katy Cannon was born in the United Arab Emirates, grew up in North Wales and now lives in Hertfordshire, which is rather flat and green by comparison.

She recently discovered that her great grandmother, Louisa, was one of the first women in India to earn her degree, back in 1916, which makes Katy’s own reading-in-the-bath method of getting an English Literature degree from Lancaster University in the 21st century a little less impressive.

It didn’t take her long to realise that writing stories was much more fun than analysing ones that other people had written. It also meant that she could write the sort of stories she actually loved to read, rather than the ones she was supposed to want to read.

Katy has an unending passion for castles and the seaside, which means she spends a lot of holidays dragging her husband, small daughter and Teddy around the country to look at crumbling piles of rocks, or going paddling (but she does always buy them fish and chips afterwards).

Katy loves animals, and grew up with a cat, lots of fish and a variety of gerbils, and her daughter has recently decided she wants to be a vet. Katy is hoping that the publication of her series, Pooch Palace coming from Stripes Publishing in March 2014, will finally convince her husband to let her get a dog!

Katy is represented by Gemma Cooper of The Bent Agency.

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