Monday, 3 July 2017

COVER REVEAL: Jalepeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore

Is this not the best title for a book ever? The cover's pretty rocking too! Congrats, Carol! 



JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH
AMAZING GRACIE TRILOGY, BOOK 1
A hot and spicy taste of murder—and more.


Blurb

During the day, law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner is on assignment at a small San Antonio bakery, waiting for a delivery. No one knows what it is or when it will arrive. The upside? Working next to Donovan Beck, a flirty hunk and a half—perfect fling material.

At night, Gracie resumes her search for a little girl and her mother who went missing following a double murder. Finding the pair is imperative or the girl will become a target.

At the girl’s aunt’s house, Gracie experiences a peculiar need to leave immediately. She tries to deny the urge to flee and pushes the pressure aside, but the compulsion intensifies. Gracie thinks she must have a brain tumor. Or is losing her mind. When similar events continue to occur, Gracie sees a pattern. Can she use this newfound ability to help her find the girl and her mother before it’s too late?


Bio

Carol Kilgore is the author of Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, the first book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, and three romantic suspense novels: In Name Only, Solomon’s Compass, and Secrets of Honor. She’s married, with dogs, and lives in San Antonio, the setting for the trilogy.

Where to connect with Carol:

Monday, 12 June 2017

It's Miles of Smiles Day!



The Rules

 Several years ago, I created the Bloghop of Joy with Clare Dugmore. The idea behind it was for people to sign up and tell each other about the small things in their lives that always make them smile. Miles of Smiles will run along those exact same lines BUT we’re doing this all over social media. That means you can use your blog, your Facebook, your Twitter or your Instagram to share your joys.

 The reason we’re opening it up is to spread this as far and wide as possible. Things on your list of joy could be a random memory, something you see on TV, overhearing something that makes you laugh out loud - just that one thing that makes the clouds part, and the sunshine appear again. We all know that our friends and families makes us happy – that is pretty much a given. We're not talking about life-changing moments, just the little things that inexplicably make us smile and forget our worries for a while.

We would love it if you would join us on our #MilesofSmiles mission! All you have to do to be a part of this happy hop is sign up on the Linky List, and on June 12th, post your list of joy. If you want to join in and you don’t have a blog, just post your joys using the hashtag #MilesofSmiles on your social media posts (Facebookers using personal accounts will need to make the post public so we can find them).

My List of Joys


 The Ducktales theme tune
Seriously, I can be in the worst mood ever, but as soon as I hear this, everything seems better!


Impractical Jokers
As mentioned in the post that first announced this bloghop, I have been pretty disheartened by the state of the world lately. This show is the only thing on TV that makes me forget everything because I'm laughing too much at these guys.

Chinese takeaway
I don't think I need to elaborate!

Photography
I've ALWAYS loved taking photos. But over the last few months, I have really grown to love it more and more. I live in a beautiful area, and taking photos by the sea is one of my favourite things.


New notebooks
Honestly, ask anyone who has ever been in Paperchase or Staples with me, and they will tell you just how much joy I get from just looking at new notebooks, with their pretty covers and their unmarked awesomeness!

Other random things that make me happy are vacuuming (seriously, I love it!), reading, and playing mindless games on my iPad. :D

Looking forward to reading all of your joys - and if you're just seeing this today, you can still sign up and join in with us!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

IWSG: June 2017

Hello! It's IWSG time! I can't tell you how weird but wonderful it is to be doing this again!

So, this month's question is: Did you ever say “I quit”? If so, what happened to make you come back to writing?

To be completely truthful, as hard as writing can be sometimes, I don't think I've ever truly wanted to quit. What tends to happen are times of intense frustration, during which I question why I write, and tell myself I suck at it so I SHOULD just give it up. But I never do. I can't. Writing is just something I do - something I can't shake off.

To quit writing would be a painful thing. I tend to experience things in real life very intensely, so I need a place to channel it all. I think I would lose my mind without it! 

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Quick reminder about the #MilesofSmiles hop! It's happening on Monday - not just on blogs but on ALL social media. Clare Dugmore and I are attempting so spread huge amounts of joy across the internet - to find out more and sign up, click here!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Miles of Smiles


Hey guys! SO... to dive in at the deep end with blogging again, I have teamed up with Clare Dugmore to bring you a new blog/social media hop! 





Why are we doing this?

I live in the UK. Over the last few months, there have been several attacks – two in London, one in Manchester, killing and seriously injuring a lot of people. All over the world, people are senselessly losing their lives, and you can barely turn on the news these days without dreading what you will see next. The world as a whole is struggling right now, and what everyone needs is something lighthearted, to remind us that there is still so much good in the world.

The Rules:

Several years ago, I created the Bloghop of Joy with Clare Dugmore. The idea behind it was for people to sign up and tell each other about the small things in their lives that always make them smile. Miles of Smiles will run along those exact same lines BUT we’re doing this all over social media. That means you can use your blog, your Facebook, your Twitter or your Instagram to share your joys.

The reason we’re opening it up is to spread this as far and wide as possible. Things on your list of joy could be a random memory, something you see on TV, overhearing something that makes you laugh out loud - just that one thing that makes the clouds part, and the sunshine appear again.

We all know that our friends and families makes us happy – that is pretty much a given. We're not talking about life-changing moments, just the little things that inexplicably make us smile and forget our worries for a while.

As an added thing - The British Red Cross has set up a fundraiser for the people who were affected by the attacks in the UK. The link is here. Alternatively, if you want to take this chance to donate to a charity of your choice, or if you don't have the funds to donate, that's okay too. This is a totally optional thing, we just thought, in light of what happened, it might be a nice thing to share. Mostly, what we care about is spreading some happiness, so we would love it if you would join us on our #MilesofSmiles mission!

 All you have to do to be a part of this happy hop is sign up on the Linky List, and on June 12th, post your list of joy. If you want to join in and you don’t have a blog, just post your joys using the hashtag #MilesofSmiles on your social media posts (Facebookers using personal accounts will need to make the post public so we can find them).

 To join in with a blog, sign up here:


Monday, 29 May 2017

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A Return To Blogging

*taps mic*

Hello! So, I haven't been here in forever - and... well, I don't imagine there is anyone left still following me since my average post has been once a year over the last few years! However, I have been somewhat drifting lately in regards to writing. I have released a LOT of books since I was a regular blogger, but things have slowed down hugely. There are a few reasons for this - the biggest being that I had to work harder to earn enough money to live on - a problem most of us face - and it left me with less time to write. I also cannot discount the fact that I am the queen of procrastination. It's certainly played a part lol.

So, I recently spent some time thinking about what's different in my life now. What got in the way of my focus. The biggest thing I used to do regularly was blog. And the reason that was so helpful to me was because of YOU - if there are any of you left and still reading this lol. The community and regularly updating what I'd been doing kept me focused. Kept me on track. And I really need that in my life right now. I need to reconnect with doing things that are for ME, and blogging and writing very much fall into that category.

I guess this is just a quick hello post, in the hopes that I can find my way back to where I want to be. And I will do my best to reconnect with as many of you as possible. It's about time!