Secrets of Honor

on September 14, 2014 in Misc

First, I’ve got a small dash of news about me.  Then I’m giving you great news about Carol Kilgore and her exciting new novel.

My news: The agent who had agreed to look at my book, Charity MacCay and the Almighty Dollar, has finished reading it and asked a second reader at her agency to give it a look.

Is this good news?  I DON’T KNOW!!!  Certainly it’s better than the dreaded, “Thank you for sending us your manuscript.  Unfortunately…” (fill in the rest of the dreaded rejection).  I googled the matter and it seems that agents and editors often ask for a second in-house read when they’re not sure how to market a manuscript or they need another perspective on its potential.

I’ve decided to be positive and upbeat.  Then maybe my good vibes will travel to New York City and sprinkle fairy dust on the second reader who then declares, “WE MUST SIGN THIS  WRITER IMMEDIATELY!”

Secrets of Honor

And now onward to the mistress of Crime Fiction with a Kiss.

Carol Kilgore is one of those funny, friendly, and extremely supportive fellow writers you wished you lived next door to.  As her bio states: Carol 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.

Her new book is out today and it’s called…


By 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.


If you want to purchase SECRETS OF HONOR, and of course you do, here are the links:



And if you want to connect with Carol and her books, here are links to her blog and more.

Under the Tiki Hut blog:

Website with Monthly Contest:



Have a wonderful week, y’all.

6 Responses to “Secrets of Honor”

  1. Congratulations, Carol.
    I think it’s a positive sign someone else is reading the book.

  2. Helena says:

    Alex – Thanks, hope you’re right.

  3. That is very good news. Think of it as a book recommendation like “Helena, you’ve got to read this book!” So yeah, you got yourself an agent :)

  4. Ooh, I’m so excited for you! Fingers crossed this is a positive sign. And thank you so much for sharing my new book with your readers. Much appreciated!

  5. Helena says:

    Michael — OR it’s “I’m on the fence about this book.” I like your impression much better.

  6. Helena says:

    Carol – I loved Solomon’s Compass so I know I’m gonna love Secrets of Honor!