Archive for June 2nd, 2014

There’s a special reason why I’m happy to be part of Carol Kilgore’s cover reveal.

You see, months ago I posted here my draft for a blurb of my novel, Charity MacCay and the Almighty Dollar, and I asked y’all for your opinions.  Several of you left positive comments, for which I am ever grateful.  The only exception was… Carol.

Instead of giving praise, Carol emailed me and said that my blurb was good but could be better, and then she patiently and generously guided me through rewrites until my three paragraphs crackled with life.  Later I even used her blurb rules when I sent out query letters, one of which caught an agent’s eye (I’m still waiting with bated breath for the agent’s take on my manuscript.  Keep your fingers crossed.)

Wanna know how good Carol is at blurb writing?  No, make that damn good at writing, period?  Read the smack-down, wow blurb below for her new novel, Secrets of Honor, which is coming out in September.  And while you’re at it, enjoy the gorgeous cover.


Secrets of HonorBy the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot.  Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak.  No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak.  The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple.

As an operative for a covert agency buried in the depths of the Department of Homeland Security, Kat is asked to participate in a matter of life or death—locate a kidnapped girl believed to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Since the person doing the asking is the wife of the president and the girl is the daughter of the first lady’s dearest friend, it’s hard to say no.

Kat and Dave quickly learn the real stakes are higher than they or the first lady believed and will require more than any of them bargained for.

The kicker?  They have twenty-four hours to find the girl—or the matter of life or death will become more than a possibility.




… writes grocery lists, texts to her family, new lyrics to old songs for her dogs, love notes to her husband, and novels for herself. And for you. In between, she blogs weekly at Under the Tiki Hut and is active on Facebook and Twitter.

She sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere. And she’s a sucker for a good love story—especially ones with humor and mystery. Crime Fiction with a Kiss gives her the latitude to mix and match throughout the broad mystery and romance genres. Having flexibility makes her heart happy.

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Have a wonderful week, everyone!