Sunday, September 8, 2013

Aloha to Joanne Fluke and CINNAMON ROLL MURDER

Today is my oldest son's birthday.  He loves cinnamon rolls.   So I am giving away a print copy of Joanna Fluke's CINNAMON ROLL MURDER:

April is a busy time for Hannah Swensen and her bakery; the warm weather makes folks in Lake Eden, Minnesota go wild for something sweet. When Hannah hears that the Cinnamon Roll Six jazz band will be playing at the town's Weekend Jazz Festival, she's more than happy to bake up a generous supply of their namesake confections to welcome the band to town. Before the festival even begins, tragedy strikes when the tour bus overturns. Among those injured is Buddy Neiman, the band's beloved keyboard player. Buddy's injuries appear minor, until his condition suddenly takes a turn for the worse - as in dead. Hannah's no doctor, but she suspects that the surgical scissors someone plunged into Buddy's chest may have something to do with it. Hannah isn't sure just how she'll unravel the mystery, but one thing's for sure: nothing's sweeter than bringing a killer to justice.

To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about your favorite bakery breakfast treat!  I love sour creme donuts!

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, September 14, 10 pm in Hawaii.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, September 15.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

To learn more about Joanne and her books, check out her website at

Here's the birthday cake!


  1. Happy Birthday to your son! I hope he's had a great day today. I love cinnamon rolls too. I like chocolate donuts as well, but I think cinnamon rolls are my favorite breakfast treat. Every Christmas morning my hubby, my mom, her boyfriend, and I have Cinnabons for breakfast. Yummy!

  2. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite. But, they're not just for breakfast!! Happy Birthday! :) The cake looks delicious~

  3. Happy Birthday to your son!! I use to love the Boston cream donuts with chocolate icing but haven't had one in a while. But you would never see me turn down a cinnamon roll lol.

  4. Happy Birthday to your son, Kim. I love croissants.

  5. Congratulations to your son!! Wishing him a very Happy Birthday.

    I do love hot cinnamon donuts.

  6. Apple Fritters....I love them.

    Happy Birthday to Kim's son!

  7. Happy birthday to your son. When I could eat them, I loved cinnamon rolls.

  8. I hope your son has a great day. My favorite is Boston Cream donuts.

  9. Happy bday to your son!

    I love chocolate brownie muffins... Not something I should have daily but I love them!

  10. Happy birthday to your son.
    Cheese Danish.

  11. Years ago I had a coworker who made the most wonderful coffee cake. I miss Jen and the cake.

  12. My fave breakfast treat is a homemade cinnamon roll. No icing on top, but some melted butter. Hmmmm! It's hard to stop eating after just one. :-) Thanks for asking!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday to your son. The cake looks absolutely delicious.
    My favorite breakfast is eggs, Danish bacon, English sausages, black pudding, fried tomatoes, and fried bread. Of course, I can't get some of that over here, so have to settle for a bowl of Cornflakes instead.

  14. A Very happy (Very late) birthday to your son! That cake looks delicious.
    My favorite would also be cinnamon rolls!

  15. Cinnamon switls are delicious, but I also love pumpkin cupcakes :)