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Baker's Dozen by @ameyzeigler is a Shake Off Winter Doldrums Festival Pick #romanticsuspense #books

Title: Baker’s Dozen

Author: Amey Zeigler

Genre: Funny Romantic Suspense

Book Blurb:

Twenty-three-year-old investigative journalist, Andy Miller is armed with her many disguises and creativity to take down the riff-raff of Saint Louis. When her stepbrother is murdered by the mob, Andy soon discovers she’s out of her depth.

Enter Hugh Donaldson who has reasons of his own for discovering the murderer. He’ll use everything in his power to achieve that, including lying to Andy about his past. Dangerous as he is attractive, his martial arts skills and his quirky ways raise Andy’s suspicions.

Although Andy balks at his lies, Hugh’s charms, twenty-inch biceps, and electrifying blue eyes are difficult to resist. Striking out on their own, Hugh and Andy try to outwit each other as they traverse North America tracking down people connected to the case.

As clues disappear and the body count climbs, Andy and Hugh must trust each other and use their combined skills to bring the murderer to justice.


He didn’t want to have to do this, but it might be the only way she’d listen to him. He seized her gun hand, twisted it around, wresting away the gun, dropping it to the mat. He kicked it away and pinned her in a joint lock against the door with his body.

She kicked, she elbow-jabbed, but he was relentless. Sheer muscle and weight gave him the advantage, all combined against her.

“I’m not saying you can’t do it, but I’m saying leave it to the professionals or join with us. Don’t try to do this alone.

Brad would want you to be safe.”

He had to invoke his name. He had to evoke whatever emotional sway Brad had over her. Her gaze scorched him with burning intensity, her chest heaving into his with such passion.

Conner was a fool to have let such a creature go.

“Let go of me.” She scrambled around powerless against his strength.

“Are you still resisting?” He bent his head to whisper in her ear, his face lost its kindness. “If you work alone, then I will use you as bait. You will go bumbling around in the dark and I will capitalize on your bumbling and stumbling. I will get what I want.

With or without you.”

Andy finally relaxed her body. He hated taking the spirit out of her. But it was the only way to keep her from getting killed.

“Okay, I concede,” she said.

He smiled inwardly, the rush of victory, conquering a well-matched foe.

“I knew I could persuade you.”

Her smile warmed him, he released his body from hers. In a flash, her leg flew up and hit him square in the nads. She opened the door behind her, and slipped out by saying, “Brad asked me to do this. So I will do this.”

Through the purple haze of pain, he called out, “Where will you go Andy Baker?” The front door opened. “They’re hunting you,” he called.

The door slammed shut again.

He smiled despite the throbbing.

He liked her.

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What’s your favorite activity to shake off the winter doldrums?

I love to exercise and be outside in the sun for a few minutes. In Texas, where I live, the weather is usually in the 60’s (20 C) in the winter, so it’s nice outside. I also love to bake when we have “winter" for a few days. I try my hand at new recipes, like learning how to make French macarons and French pastries. I also love to visit with my friends. Many of them live within walking distance.

Why is your featured book a cure for the winter blues?

Baker’s Dozen is a lot of laughs. The mystery is intriguing and the characters are fun. There are so many twists and turns, you’ll want to keep reading and forget the chores. Andy is fun and creative, but she’s not about to take anyone’s word. Hugh is hiding something, but Andy just can’t figure out who he is or his connection to the case. It’s a fun romp! Grab a copy today.


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Author Biography:

Amey loves writing about different places because she grew up moving all around the United States. In her books, she explores the whole world. She is also the author of The Swiss Mishap which won a Swoony for 2019’s Best New Adult Contemporary Romance.

She lives with her husband and three children near Austin, TX. Follow her on BookBub @ameyzeigler and sign up for her newsletter at

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Unknown member
Mar 12, 2020

And thank you, Judith, I do love to cook French pastries. I lived in France and Switzerland so that helped a lot!


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Mar 12, 2020

Thank you for hosting me today!


Judith Sterling
Judith Sterling
Mar 12, 2020

Sounds like a fun read, Amey. And I really admire your ability to make French pastries! Wishing you continued success with the book.


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Mar 12, 2020

Thank you, Amey, for sharing your book in our Shake Off Winter Doldrums Book Festival. Let's get shakin'!

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