Monday, October 16, 2017

Carol Kilgore & Gracie are HERE!!!

Please welcome my friend and fellow author Carol Kilgore to the blog today!
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JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH
A Hot and Spicy Taste of Murder – and Beyond

Law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner is assigned to a trendy San Antonio pastry shop to watch for a delivery. In addition to the intoxicating aromas of sugar and chocolate, she also has to fight her own attraction to the man working beside her, Donovan Beck. He’s a hunk and a half and perfect for a spring fling.

If she had more time, Donovan would rank higher on her to-do list. But the number one spot is occupied by her search for a missing little girl, the target of a killer. Gracie needs to find her pronto, and the odd super-instinct quirk that’s started plaguing her may help. If not, she can always see what happens if it tells her to buy a lottery ticket.

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench is the first book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, a story so big, it takes three books to tell it.




Brief Excerpt:

JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH
Chapter 1

Cold! Cold! Gracie Hofner looked down. I can’t believe I did that. While reaching for her buzzing phone, she’d poured the remains of her water bottle, intended for her impatiens, over her bare feet. She pressed the button. “Hi, Nicky.”
“Morning. I’ve got something you may want to see.” The voice on Gracie’s phone belonged to Nick Rivera, her partner.
Former partner. Their paths had been the same—patrol, homicide detectives, and then detectives in the San Antonio Regional Intelligence Center—SARIC. San Antonio Police Department all the way. Except unlike her, Nick had found his niche there.
In addition, they were friends. “Fun or work?”
“Nothing fun about murder, Gracie.”
She went inside for a pad and pencil, greeted by the aroma of the coffee that had brewed while
she jogged. “Are we cleared?”
“Negative. Double homicide. Missing family.”
“If the family’s missing, who’s dead?”
“Hector and Therese Cantu. You ever heard of Cantu Electric?”  
“Don’t think so.”
“Good reputation on the West Side. They’ve been around since my dad was a kid—started by Hector Cantu’s father back in the fifties. The old commercial was like Cantu can do. Hector’s son runs the business now. Mr. Cantu’s retired. Rephrase—now he’s good and retired. He and his wife are the deceased.”
She moved to the table and put her phone on speaker so she could take notes. “Who’s missing?”
 “The Cantus have three kids, two daughters and the son, all grown. Besides the electrician business, the son owns an upscale retail lighting store. High end only. Kim and I went in there after we bought our house. I couldn’t afford a switchplate, much less a lamp or fixture. The son and his family are missing.”
“How many?”
“Three. Husband, wife, daughter.”

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About the Author:


In addition to Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, Carol Kilgore is the author of three romantic suspense novels: In Name Only, Solomon’s Compass, and Secrets of Honor. She’s married, guardian to two quirky dogs, and lives in San Antonio, the setting for the trilogy.
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Thanks Carol! Can't wait to read more from Gracie!!


21 comments:

  1. Big congratulations to Carol! Very funny title.

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  2. Congratulations to Carol! Awesome cover design!

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    1. Thank you. Ada Frost was the cover designer and deserves all the credit. She's fantastic!

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  3. Congrats, Carol. So happy to see this one come together.

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    1. Me, too! Gracie's been in the works for a long time.

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  4. Thanks for featuring Gracie here today, Jemi.

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    1. You're very welcome! So glad to have you & Gracie visit! :)

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  5. Love the cover and the premise. Congrats to Carol.

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  6. I'm not sure which grabs your attention first, the title or the cover. Both are great. Congrats, Carol.

    Hi, Jemi! :)

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  7. Wow! Congratulations Carol! Intriguing storyline.

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  8. Congratulations, Carol! Your story sounds very "spicy."

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  9. Hi Jemi and Carol,

    Yep, finally arrived to actually leave some semblance of a comment.

    Awesome congrats to Carol. As per usual, I take the liberty of sharing your post.

    Hope you had a very nice Thanksgiving, Jemi.

    Gary :)

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  10. Congratulations to Carol Kilgore! This story sounds good.

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  11. Congratulations Carol! I like your story premise and have just one-clicked it!

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  12. Congratulations to Carol! This book sounds interesting!

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  13. Congrats to Carol! Wishing her all the best. :)
    ~Jess

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  14. Congratulations to Carol! All the best to her.

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