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5 October 2014

Blog Tour: 'Sweet Occasions' by Linn B. Halton


Festival of Romantic Fiction reader's award for 'Best Author Published' nominee, Linn B Halton, is taking her new feel-good romance novel on tour! Sweet Occasions is set to feature on a host of book blogs over the coming days, so why not follow the action and keep up-to-date with the reviews, exclusive guest posts and excerpts, and a giveaway.


What they say: 

Katie’s relationship has had more than its fair share of problems. After a difficult few years things begin to pick up and Katie finally realises her dream of opening up a bakery. Sweet Occasions specialises in novelty and celebration cakes, plus the most inspiring range of cupcakes anyone could possibly ask for! 

Utilising her passion and skill helps to inject happiness back into her life, but it’s short-lived as things begin to fall apart. The reality is that you need to run a business with your heart AND your head. Help is at hand in the shape of her partner, Steve. He has the necessary experience, but does Katie want to tie herself to him financially, as well as personally? Then one rainy, wintry day a bedraggled customer steps inside the door to order a cake … Sometimes a turning point centres around one single moment in time: sometimes it takes two Christmases and three birthdays. 

I’m really excited to be part of Linn B. Halton’s blog tour today, organised by CandleLit Author Services, for her new novel ‘Sweet Occasions’, which was released on the 23rd of September. The book tells the story of Katie and Adam, two strangers who meet each other on a rainy day. Katie has her own bakery shop, Sweet Occasions, and while she is closing up one day a handsome but soaking wet customer comes into the shop. His name is Adam and he got caught in the rain with a flat tyre while on his way to visit his grandmother. Katie decides to help him out, which is a turning point in both of their lives and for the next two years they continue to bump into each other... Could this be fate or is there no such thing?

‘Sweet Occasions’ is what the title already suggests: a sweet read. I’m a sucker for bakery shops and the fact that the main character, Katie, has her own shop selling all kinds of delicious cakes and treats already made me warm to her and her story from the first few pages. Katie is a lovely heroine and next to her the book is filled with several other interesting and simply wonderful characters, such as handsome Adam, his cute daughter Lily and his charming grandmother Grace. The story is told from several perspectives and I really enjoyed being able to see things from both Adam’s and Katie’s point of view. 

Before picking up this book, I had read some reviews of Linn B. Halton’s other works and she tends to add a touch of the spiritual to her stories. This counts for this book as well, but in a subtle and realistic way that fits the chick lit genre. The idea of fate and perfect timing plays an important role in the novel and I loved the plotline and how the story was set up. Overall, ‘Sweet Occasions’ is an enjoyable, sweet and feel-good novel with a lovely mix of characters at its core; a great read for romance/chick lit fans to pick up on a lazy Sunday afternoon!       

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Author Bio: 
Bristol born Linn B Halton lives in Gloucestershire, in the small village of Lydbrook. It nestles on the edge of the Forest of Dean; she resides there with her adorable husband and cat with attitude – Mr Tiggs! Whilst Linn love to write romanctic novels and there is often a psychic ‘touch’ to her stories. Many of the paranormal events that feature in some of her books are real-life experiences She is the author of five novels, one true story and three novellas. Linn is signed by HarperImpulse and US publishers Sapphire Star.


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Enter to win the following:


First Prize: Signed paperbacks of The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill

Second Prize: Signed copy of Never Alone

Third Prize: E-copies of Never Alone, Touched by the Light, The Quintessential Gemini and The Restaurant @ The Mill

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Terms and conditions: All ebook prizes will be given to winners in a format chosen by the author, Linn B Halton. No responsibility is taken for the non arrival of paperback prizes. Linn B Halton and CandleLit Author Services reserve the right to cancel and/or amend giveaway details at anytime and without prior notification. Image credit: Freepik    


  1. Hi Jody, thank you so much for being a part of the tour - I'm excited to stop by and visit! Also, for your lovely and very kind, words - and with a title like 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings' I can't think of a more perfect match for Sweet Occasions ha! ha!

    1. Hi Linn, you're very welcome! I really enjoyed 'Sweet Occasions'! :)