Highway Cafe April Blog Tour

I just love a blog tour and hop!

The arrival of April signals–in my neck of the woods–the arrival of Spring. Or as we natives call it, black fly season. You know: those pesky, annoying, pain-in-the-a** noseeums that swarm around your face, ears, eyes and cleavage?

God, I hate those bugs. I really do. Since I live in the woods I typically get inundated from the very first beautiful dry day we have to signify Spring, right up until Memorial day rolls around. Having an outside barbeque becomes aggravating, not to mention dangerous from everyone running into one another armed with cutlery to try and escape the odious little buggers. Gardening is a nightmare unless you are swathed from head to toe like an uber-mummy or rabid beekeeper. Trying to get in a little exercise walk outside becomes an occupation just to make sure you are doused in every bug repellant known to man– and those little PIA’s still swarm!

Every year I hope, pray, and offer up sacrifices to the Gods that this year–this year–we will be spared the invasion. And every year…we aren’t.

I don’t anticipate this year will be any different. Le sigh.

Oh well. At least I can stay inside and read a good book. And speaking of a good book ( shameless plug coming) this is my latest from Kensington/Lyrical. COOKING WITH KANDY

Sugar and spice and everything sexy make the perfect recipe for romance in this brand-new series by Peggy Jaeger. Look for exclusive recipes in each book!

Kandy Laine built her wildly popular food empire the old-fashioned way—starting with the basic ingredients of her grandmother’s recipes and flavoring it all with her particular brand of sweet spice. From her cookbooks to her hit TV show, Kandy is a kitchen queen—and suddenly someone is determined to poison her cup. With odd accidents and threatening messages piling up, strong-willed Kandy can’t protest when her team hires someone to keep her safe—but she can’t deny that the man for the job looks delicious. . .

Josh Keane is a private investigator, not a bodyguard. But with one eyeful of Kandy’s ebony curls and dimpled smile, he’s signing on to uncover who’s cooking up trouble for the gorgeous chef. As the attraction between them starts to simmer, it’s not easy to keep his mind on the job, but when the strange distractions turn to true danger, he’ll stop at nothing to keep Kandy safe—and show her that a future together is on the menu. . .

Buy Links:  amazon

And…since this is blog tour that means GIVEAWAYS and prizes. I’ll be giving one luck winner an e-copy to COOKING WITH KANDY at the end of the tour. Click here for the link to visit other author blogs and to qualify for prizes and giveaways! And good luck! BLOG TOUR 



Filed under Author, Contemporary Romance, Cooking, Food lover, Foodie, Life challenges, New Hampshire, Romance, Romance Books, Strong Women

21 responses to “Highway Cafe April Blog Tour

  1. That is one nice thing about winter- no bugs! 🙂

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  2. Peggy Jaeger

    Maureen, yes. There is that!


  3. We don’t get black flies, but these awful little gnats that fly in your eyes, up you nose, and in your mouth as you’re walking. They also like to land on your neck, under your hair, and bite.

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  4. Peggy Jaeger

    Arghghggh! I hate bugs, Especially flying bugs!!


  5. Darlene

    We get black flies too, but not for another few weeks. They tend to ruin the outside fun unless you bathe in bug spray. It the June bugs I am not looking forward to. Those things are just plain useless, lol!

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  6. Peggy Jaeger

    Darlene – LOL> I totally tend to think all bugs are useless. I know that’s not true. Where would we be without bees, for instance? But black flies, mosquitos and june bugs? NO need as far as I go!


  7. Hi, I sympathize with you over the bug invasion. Waiting for the grasshoppers that I’m sure will come by this summer. They eat everything and then have the audacity to jump on you. ugh oh and tomato worms don’t like them either

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  8. I’m with you … I hate those darned flies. However, I’ll take them over spiders any day.

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  9. Yikes! I feel your pain. I have certain bug phobias, and though we don’t get those, I do have woods with deer and am always worried about ticks 😛

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  10. Hi Peggy
    We’re pretty lucky here in the UK – the invasion of flies doesn’t usually arrive until about June – it’s not hot enough! I do agree though they’re nasty little critters, the only use they seem to have is to be food for birds, frogs and the like. Well I gues everything has a use, even bugs!

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  11. Oh, Peggy how awful. I hate bugs, especially those you are describing. We’ve encountered those on a few trips we’ve taken. Marked those places off our travel list. LOL That’s why we live in Colorado, very few bugs!!! Yippee!! Interesting post, best of luck with Cooking with Kandy!


  12. We’re planting marigolds to keep the bugs away – also, I *love* this cover. ❤

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  13. One of the advantages of living at 6800 elevation is the small number of flies. But we’re fighting the spring ant invasion. Your story sounds fun.

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  14. Noseeums! Huh. Try Maine black flies in August. They’re (in someone’s immortal words) HUGE. For some reason bugs don’t bother with me–it might be the alcohol. Just sayin’. M. S.

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  15. Ick. Black Flies! We have itty bitty gnats–and often called them noseeums, too. Nasty, annoying, fly-up-you-nose critters with teeth an inch long. Good luck to you.


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