Monday, September 15, 2014

SECRETS OF HONOR is now available!

Where I'll be this week:

Monday, 9-15           VR Barkowski

Tuesday, 9-16          Julie Flanders

Wednesday, 9-17      Jemi Fraser

Thursday, 9-18         Bish Denham

Friday, 9-19             Susan Swiderski

Why this is important:

The day has finally arrived - SECRETS OF HONOR is now available on Amazon in print and Kindle editions.

You don't need a Kindle to read a Kindle book. Amazon has several alternatives, all or most of them free. But if you love holding that book in your hands and sniffing paper, that option is available, too.

Print copies are available at Amazon and may be ordered from your favorite bookseller as well. Kindle, of course, is Amazon only.

I'm out and about this week, and I hope you'll stop by and say hi. To entice you a little bit, I'm giving away a $5 Amazon Gift Card at each blog. Winners will be drawn over the weekend, and winners names will be posted here next Monday. And yes, it's possible to win more than once. Probably not too likely, though :)

Purchase Kindle edition here:

Purchase paperback edition here:

Monday, September 8, 2014

One. More. Week.

This is the week before the SECRETS OF HONOR release week. My nerves are frazzled. My brain is mush.

This is the week when. . . .

I remember something important I forgot to do.

I'm still writing blog tour posts.

The dogs zoom into manic mode on Monday morning and stay there all week.

I remember yet another must-do task.

Freak because I hit the go button and two seconds later my book isn't up.

My To Do List overflows onto another page.

Live-In Handyman cooks every night.

I go through my stock of wine :)

I don't realize I have a top ten list until I read through and count - then recount and see I don't :)

Through it all, I'm totally grateful to be able to write the stories I love.

And to share them with you.

It's also time for Sunflowers for Tina, who pops in my head every once in a while to see what I'm doing.

In remembrance of Tina Downey.
Tina, I know your little corner of Heaven is overflowing with sunflowers. Here's another one for you. I miss you and your stories, my friend. You'll always be in my heart.

Have a wonderful week, everyone!

Life is short. Hug the ones you love and love the ones you hug.

Today, I'm also visiting Sia McKye. Well, that's not exactly right. Kat Marengo, the protagonist of SECRETS OF HONOR, is over there telling tales about me. She's been known to stretch the truth a time or two, so watch your step :)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Happy September!

Monday is Labor Day here in the U.S. - the last official holiday of summer. I needed an excuse In light of that, I thought it was appropriate to post a couple of summery beach shots :)

Galveston, Texas

Cape May, New Jersey

Kauai, Hawaii

Port Aransas, Texas

Also, the beginning of a new month means a new contest on my website. This month I have a real Author of the Month doing the giveaway on my website. Wanna know who it is?
Clarissa Draper
Clarissa's giving away a pdf or mobi copy (winner's choice) of her latest release, THE ELECTRICIAN'S CODE to five separate winners! Stop by my website and enter to win. It's fun!

September 1 is the release day for Stina Lindenblatt's new novel: Let Me Know

This shouldn't be happening again.

Amber Scott thought her screaming nightmares would end now that her stalker is locked up and awaiting trial. But they return when her slam-dunk case starts to fall apart. Explicit letters she allegedly wrote surface, suggesting she was the mastermind behind her assault, a willing victim.

Amber only feels safe in the arms of her boyfriend Marcus, the one person she can lean on. Until damning evidence from Marcus’s past collides with the case and the media circus drags them both down. To protect Amber’s reputation, Marcus has only one option: end their relationship. He won’t risk further damage to her case, even if it means breaking her heart.

Amber has to find the strength to step into the spotlight and bring awareness to victims’ rights before she’s convicted in the court of public opinion. And she’s really not sure what’s worse—that her kidnapper could walk free, or that the seemingly endless attention and speculation will drive Marcus away permanently…

See how it all began for Amber and Marcus in Tell Me When.

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Last, but far from least . . . September is National Literacy Month.

If you would like to participate in this event, please visit C. Lee McKenzie's blog and sign up.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Playing Hooky or Hard at Work? You Decide.

I was supposed to be guest blogging someplace this week, but the gig bottomed out, and I'm free as a bird. So in that way, I definitely feel as if I'm playing hooky.

But I have several things I feel compelled to share with you. I'll try to make it as fun and unboring as possible.

So let's get started.

The winner is: Bish Denham
The winner of the $5 Amazon gift card from last week's blog is Bish Denham.
Congratulations, Bish!

Write to win a $10 Amazon gift card
This is the last week for the August contest on my website. Check it out! In September, I'll host the first Author of the Month. The guinea pig fabulous writer will be . . . oops, sorry - not telling! Check it out September 1.

SECRETS OF HONOR is on the way
Friday is the last day to sign up to participate in the release festivities for my newest novel, SECRETS OF HONOR, releasing Monday, September 15. Click on this post and scroll down for details and the signup sheet: 

This week only, the Kindle version of my second novel, SOLOMON’S COMPASS, is on sale at Amazon for only $0.99. Get your copy now!

As with IN NAME ONLY a couple of weeks ago, I'd appreciate any tweets or other social media shares with the information about the SOLOMON'S COMPASS sale. Here's an announcement short enough for a tweet:

This week only, the Kindle version of SOLOMON'S COMPASS by @Carol_Kilgore is on sale at Amazon for only $0.99

So the takeaway:
  • Congrats to Bish Denham!
  • Good luck if you enter my website contest.
  • Thank you in advance for helping to bring SECRETS OF HONOR into the world.

  • Get a great deal on SOLOMON'S COMPASS!