Chelsea Bun Hero competition

Prize: an ecopy of The Labours of Lord Perry Cavendish and a $25 USD Amazon gift card (or equivalent).

To enter, just leave a comment below saying what kind of bakery item your favourite kind of book hero/ine would be.

The competition closes at 12pm GMT on 4th May 2021. Winners will be announced here and also in my next newsletter.

Good luck!

Joanna

40 thoughts on “Chelsea Bun Hero competition

  1. My favorite heroin, Arwen, would be macaroon delight! Strong and protective on the outside, but when you get to know her, soft and delicious inside. You have to be careful as your getting to know her as she can be fragile and break if treated badly 😉

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  2. Maple Pecan Twist
    Christian and Riley from The Play of His Life by Amy Aislin
    They are both Canadians = the maple syrup.
    It’s a second chance story (one of my favourite tropes!) hence the pecans – they were nuts to break up in the first place!
    Also the pecans add a bit of crunch – as the coming back together isn’t all smooth sailing so whilst the book and the heroes are sweet there is also some resistance as well.
    (Plus Riley’s second career after having been injured in the NHL is to open a bakery in their hometown – which is where they meet again – after a bit of matchmaking from Riley’s mum.)

    I enjoyed this – who knew I thought of my heroes as baked goods!

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  3. One of my favourite heroes is Silas from A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles, and I see jim as a jam doughnut – one of the British types not a Krispy Kreme style one, but one that looks plain from the outside and much like the others. But is actually really gooey and sweet inside!

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  4. I’m not going to mentioned any specific character, but a banana bread hero would be fun.

    A bit of a mess before it’s fully done, nothing fancy looking but in the end warm, yummy goodness. Banana bread for me is making the best out of the situation (aka way too ripe bananas). So a hero who has a great potential and character even if it’s not obvious at the first glance.

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  5. Cole McGinnis from Rhys Ford’s, Dirty Series would be a lattice work coffee cake filled with cheese, topped with a sweet glaze and a lot of nuts because that’s his life, pretty nuts, a little cheesy and glazed with the love of his Jae and a cast of characters that can only be called sweet and sometimes bad for your health but still good to have close by in times of trouble.

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  6. One of my favourite heroes is Frodo baggins, from the Lord of the Rings… you know hobbits, they are fond of food, so I guess anything with honey and berries he would love.
    thank you for the chance!

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  7. Carrot cake, with a slightly salted cream cheese icing: down-to-earth carrots, heightened by spice and a little nuttiness; sweetness with some salt and and a tiny bit of sour to stop it / them being too saccharine. Wholesome enough to sustain, but always with a touch of the decadent indulgence of cake.

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  8. My hero is David Lauriston and he’d be a chocolate eclair, all crisp on the outside with just a touch of dark chocolate but all creamy and squishy on the inside. Murdo would have to take the first bite (pity for me!, and even though he’s not too fond of deserts in general I’m sure he’d make an exception.

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  9. A lava cake – warm on the outside and gooey on the inside! 🙂

    (My preorder landed via Amazon today – so happy for this release Joanna – happy release day!!)

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  10. I love both the main characters in
    The Charioteer.

    Lawrie = apple turnover – very English and traditional – also reminds me of the apples he enjoyed eating in Limbo whilst at the military hospital.

    Ralph = Bakewell tart as he has many different and contrasting layers:
    pastry shell – respectable exterior
    raspberry jam – hidden sweetness
    almond sponge – delicious but with a hint of possible threat (almond – cyanide?)
    icing – a white cap for a Royal Navy officer!

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  11. I’m definitely going with the classic cinnamon roll, but the Cinnabon, the kind you get at the mall. They’re large and can be a little tough on the outside but it’s totally worth the extra work to get to the ooey-gooey center! 💙.

    Congratulations on your new release! This sounds like just the kind of book I need right now!

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  12. So hard to choose… So many heroes! So much bakery!
    But, pretty much randomly jabbing a pin, I’ll go for Justin Lazarus in KJ Charles’ An Unnatural Vice, whose spirit baked good has to be Demon Cake, a dark, twisty confection devised in 1721, containing vast quantities of molasses (sweet but in a gritty, street cred sort of way), butter (Justin is greasiness personified), ginger and other spices (spicy, obviously ), brandy (such intoxicating) and, finally, apple, (just to annoy everybody; it’s not what you’d expect and that rustic, sunny orchard freshness is incongruously healthy in such a wickedly, sinfully tempting package). I can just see the little bastard licking his lips, can’t you?

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  13. Creme Brulee as Yoon Seong-Jae from Criminal Intentions by Cole McCade. Hard on the outside but so soft for his partner Malcolm Khalaji when you get close and break the shell.

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  14. My favorite character is Lymond (Dorothy Dunnett hero) and he would be zalabya – which are basically fried dough balls that are crunchy on the outside but tender and moist on the inside like he is, and are often coated in honey, which is similar to Lymond’s purposeful charm that he uses to coat over his hard shell to get people to move in the way he wants them to, but that hard shell is itself protecting his soft inner feelings and desire to protect his loved ones.

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  15. It was difficult at first to choose an item because I kept thinking of desserts and not bakery goods. It’s got to be a toss up between a cinnamon roll and a maple donut.

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  16. I’m going to do this differently – dessert to character. My favourite dessert is chocolate pecan pie, rich, and little over the top. To me, that sounds like Lindsay Somerville. 😉

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  17. Although it’s not really a bakery item I’m choosing a caramel apple with peanuts. Gooey sweet caramel surrounding the sharp bite of apple and enrobed in salty nuts. I’ve never really thought about how perfect this is for me, not only my favorite sweet but a perfect representation of my favorite type of person!

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  18. I’ve never thought of a hero as any kind of dessert so I’m going with my favorite which is mint chocolate chip ice cream.

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  19. Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting for my fictional character Hamish Kenneally from Tic-Tac Mistletoe by NR Walker. Hamish moves to the US from Australia, during a snowstorm which he had to drive through for the first time. That’s incredibly brave. Plus his personality is delightful just like the Red Velvet Cupcake. The Red represents Australia and the Cream Cheese represents the first time Hamish sees snow. Delicious!
    JDenise

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  20. My favorite pastries are probably the banana nut bread and the cream cheese danish… and well I think those two would fit in perfectly to any m/m story ☺️😆😏

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  21. Mandazi, an East African fried bread. Crunchy on the outside, light with a touch of sweet on the inside. When done right, they’re a truly subtle triumph, however, they’re very easy to get wrong…

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  22. I’d have to go with a White Chocolate Crispy Choux Créme with Pastry/Custard Cream for my favorite hero Logan Mitchell from Ella Frank’s Temptation series. Perfectly golden tan with a dash of white chocolate on top and cream filling inside.

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  23. Lord Murdo Balfour is the man for me😍Rich, dark and fruity just like the Dundee Cake I shall be devouring later on tonight with a wee dram of the good stuff.

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