A day in the life with Sally Muccio by Catherine Bruns

frosted-with-revengeIt’s finally happening. After all of these years, I’m about to marry the man of my dreams, the only one I’ve truly ever loved. Our invitations have been sent out, the venue is reserved and my crazy but well-meaning parents are cooperating. . .sort of. There’s just one little problem.

Someone is trying to kill me.

My name is Sally Muccio. The last name is pronounced Mooch-EE-oo. My life comes with many blessings and a few trials that include my parents who are–well, unique, to say the least. My father’s hobby is death. Yes, you heard me right. He’s gone from planning his own funeral to driving a hearse to studying to become an undertaker. Now Dad’s the proud operator of his own “killer” blog. Mom’s a lovely woman but she’s been acting very mother-of-the-bridezillish lately. My sister Gianna is always there for me and so is Grandma Rosa, who serves up sound advice along with the world’s best cheesecake.

Josie Sullivan is my best friend and head baker at Sally’s Samples, the novelty cookie shop that I own in Western New York. And of course there’s my fiancé, who would go to any lengths to protect me from this crazy person. Mike and I first dated in high school and broke up over a stupid misunderstanding on prom night, which lead to my marriage to another man (can you say rebound?) It’s been over ten years but we’re finally back together. . .forever. Till death do us part. I just hope that comes later rather than sooner.

You see, ever since I came back to my hometown a year ago when my divorce was final, strange things have been happening. Strange as in murder. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, those blasted fortune cookies are responsible. Every customer gets a free one with their purchase and the cookies are so popular that if I discontinued them, my business would suffer. The messages come from a novelty store but always seem to come true in some shape or form. My latest one said, “Revenge is sweet.” How silly. Why would I ever want revenge on someone? I have a good life, try to be a decent person and give people the benefit of the doubt. Then I finally understood that the message was a warning. . .for me.

Suddenly, I’m suspicious of everyone. I can’t walk down the street without looking over my shoulder. Josie already decked one person she thought was the killer with a batch of her famous Whoopie pies. Maybe I can hire her as a bodyguard. Did I mention that our new delivery boy seems to have a weird obsession with me? Or that a former girlfriend of my fiancé is still carrying a torch for him and hates me? It’s horrible to be afraid.

A woman I didn’t even know is dead, because of me. The killer is communicating with my father through his death blog (appropriate, right?) To top it all off, now this maniac has ended up hurting someone I love. That’s the final straw. You don’t mess with my family and friends.

The cops don’t have any concrete leads so I’ve hatched a plan. It’s dangerous but I can’t live like this anymore. This person will be stopped. . .

If it’s the last thing I do.


You can read more about Sally in FROSTED WITH REVENGE, the fourth book in the Cookies and Chance mystery series.

From USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bruns comes the next dangerously delicious Cookies & Chance Mystery.

Sally Muccio’s walk down the aisle might be her last.

The some-time amateur sleuth and full-time bakery owner is finally marrying the man of her dreams. But during a last minute taste testing of their wedding cake, Sally and her fiancé are witnesses—and almost victims!—of a random shooting. At least they think it’s random, until an original fortune cookie message proves otherwise. Is someone after Sally? And why does the mysterious shooter want to ice the baker? Sal tries to proceed with caution, but when someone close to her is attacked, all bets are off. She’ll do whatever it takes to bring this monster to justice, even if it means sacrificing herself in the process.

Can Sal make it to the church on time. . .and alive?

Recipes included!

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About the author
Catherine is the USA Today bestselling author of the Cookies & Chance mysteries. She lives in New York with her very patient husband, three sons, and assorted cats and dogs. Catherine has a B.A. in English and is a former newspaper reporter and press release writer. She also writes the Cindy York and Aloha Lagoon (Carrie Jorgenson) mysteries.
To find out more about future releases and giveaways, you can visit her website at catherinebruns.net and sign up for Catherine’s newsletter at here. Please feel free to connect with her on social media as well at Facebook and Twitter.

All comments are welcomed.

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win copy of Frosted with Revenge, either Kindle (open to everyone) or print (U.S. residents only), winner’s choice. The giveaway will end April 28, 2017. Good luck everyone!

Frosted with Revenge is available at online booksellers.

41 responses to “A day in the life with Sally Muccio by Catherine Bruns

  1. Linda Herold

    Happy Book Release! I would love to win a copy of your latest book! lindaherold999(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Julie Fetcho

    New to me author. Looks delicious

  3. Della Williamson

    I would love to win a print copy of your latest book. A very interesting post. So looking forward to reading this. Do hope it will be sooner. Rather than later.

  4. How have I not started this series yet???
    Thank you for the giveaway!!!!!

  5. Sounds fun, would love to win it.

  6. Doward Wilson

    I love this author’s work & can’t wait to read this series.

  7. Wow..I look forward to starting this new to me series.

  8. I love this series. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of Catherine Bruns’ latest book, Frosted with Revenge.

  9. Jill Broussard

    Congratulations on your new release! This sounds like another great book! Thankyou for the opportunity!

  10. Barbara Hackel

    I am excited to read this one, and it is waiting on my kindle. I do enjoy this series even though it makes me crave cookies!

  11. Yes please Dru, I’d love to win a dead tree version of this book. I had a neighbor whose name was close to our intrepid investigator/baker. His name was Mr. Nuccio and he was the barber my father, uncle and grandfather went to. His store was right next to the family’s real estate/insurance office here in Brooklyn.

  12. This series is on my wish list! I’d love to win a print copy.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

  13. I would like to read this Cookies and Chance cozy mystery. Recipes always make a book better! Thanks.

  14. Thanks for this intriguing cozy which I would enjoy.

  15. Karlene Barger

    I’d be delighted to win a print copy of this book – the excerpt I read was great! rebarger(at)bellsouth.net

  16. This series looks fantastic! I would love to win this book. Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  17. I would love to win a print copy of Frosted with Revenge. Thanks for the chance!

  18. elainehroberson

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy. I would love to have a print copy. It sounds like a story that I would really enjoy.

  19. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the latest Cookies & Chance mystery.

  20. I love all kinds of pastries so this would be the perfect series for me. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  21. I enjoyed the 2 books I’ve read in this series and would like to add a print book of this newest addition . Thanks for a chance.

  22. I have the first three books now I need more hours to read.

  23. Thank you for hosting Catherine Bruns character Sally Muccio on your blog today. I’m new to Catherine’s series and it would be wonderful to be able to sample it. Your blog has brought many new books to me.

  24. This is a new series to me so I’ll go back and read the others before I read this book in the series. Mystery and food is always a winning combination.

  25. This sounds like a fun mystery!

  26. Watch out for those prophetic fortune cookies!

  27. Cheryl Harding Smith

    would love to win..am missing the second book in this series and don’t know how I missed it

  28. Sharon Forrest

    A new series for me! Exciting! I love my paperbacks.

  29. This is a new series to me. Loved the description of the book and I would love to read the book. Thanks for the chance.

  30. I love cookies and mysteries, too. I want this one.

  31. MaryAnn Forbes

    This book would be a delight to win; thank you for the opportunity.

  32. Would love to win a copy of this one. Thanks for the chance. Love the cover and info

  33. I’d like to win a print copy to give to the ladies at the local nursing home who devour books.

  34. Thank you all for commenting and a special thanks to Dru for being such a wonderful host!

  35. Jennifer Hansen

    Thank you for the chance! parkeremma2003 at yahoo dot com

  36. The plot or story line sounds great! I’d love to win. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net.

  37. Such a fun sounding story. Would love to win a print copy of this title. Thank you for the chance.

    johnnabooks(at)hotmail(dot)com

  38. sounds great. thanks for chance

  39. Looks Great Thanks for sharing it with us and for the chance to win.

  40. Marilyn Watson

    Great sounding book…thank you.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

  41. **** WINNER ****
    Frosted with Revenge by Catherine Bruns is Karen B
    Congratulations!