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Born into the wealthy Simpson family, free-spirited Willow is determined to make her own way in life. Cooking is her one true love, and she is content to keep it that way. Romance has never been on her agenda, but she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a deliciously decadent love triangle. With two gorgeous men vying for her attention, she vows to keep her distance from both, but the tantalizing chemistry is hard to ignore.

Unfortunately, it seems that someone wants to get rid of Willow, making her already tricky situation that much more difficult. One crazy night changes everything, and Willow’s life is turned upside down. Between thwarting her own murder plot, keeping her divinely tasty admirers at bay, and trying to stay on the good side of her finicky cat, Omelet, Willow’s plate is full. With far too many cooks in the kitchen, will she be able to stay alive long enough to figure out who wants to kill her?

Author Heidi Renee Mason spent some time with The Big Thrill discussing her latest novel, LOVE AT FIRST CREPE:

Was there anything new you discovered, or surprised you, as you wrote this book?

The most surprising element of this book for me was when the humor started showing up. I have never written anything even remotely funny, so when I began to laugh as I was writing, it was really quite shocking to me. I think the book has a great balance of humor, romance, and mystery.

No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?

LOVE AT FIRST CREPE, besides being a mystery, is also humorous. The characters are eccentric and memorable, and Willow, the protagonist, is a girl you’d love just hanging out with.

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

I have been influenced by many authors along the way. In the mystery genre, I love Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels. I think they are quirky, funny, and the dialogue makes me laugh every time. I’m a fan of Mary Higgins Clark as well. She’s great at weaving the element of suspense throughout the story. I also love a good romance, and the way that Nora Roberts can tell a love story is really like no one else.


Heidi Renee Mason is an Ohio girl transplanted into the Pacific Northwest. She is a home schooling mom of three daughters, wife of one mail man, and a people-watching introvert who can be found hiding in the nearest corner. She is an Amazon bestselling author and the writer of your next happily ever after.

To learn more about Heidi, please visit her website.