To do it more than once? Better yet!
Well, the lovely Carol Kilgore has done it again! And it's a pleasure to slap on some perfume and participate in her tantalizing peep show today. We're gonna wiggle our hips, and strip off the sexy veil... to (ta-DA!) reveal her cover and blurb in all its glory, and whet your appetite before her buxom book makes a sinewy splash this spring. (Okay, so it isn't buxom... or sinewy... but gimme a break, okay? I was on a roll.)
Anyhow, cue up the appropriate music, and take a good gander at her latest book cover. Isn't it gorgeous? While Carol's had numerous stories published in magazines, I've only had the privilege of reading her first novel, In Name Only, and its short story prequel, Never Say My Name. Thoroughly enjoyed both of them, too. I guess her work could be described as suspense... as mystery... or as romance, but I like her description the best: crime fiction with a kiss.
And, oh, boy, I really like the description of this book, too:
US Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell is back in Rock Harbor, Texas, on a quest to unearth her uncle's treasure—a journey far outside the realm of her real life. There’s one glitch. Taylor is certain the buried treasure was all in Uncle Randy's dementia-riddled mind. Now he’s dead.
Former SEAL Jake Solomon is in Rock Harbor under false pretenses to protect Taylor from the fate that befell her uncle and the other members of a tight circle of Coast Guardsmen called the Compass Points who served together on Point boats in Vietnam.
Jake is definitely not supposed to become involved with Taylor. That was his first mistake. Taylor is attracted to Jake as well, but she refuses to wait for him to locate the killer when she knows her plan will force her uncle’s murderer into action.
But the killer's actions are just what Jake is afraid of.
I mean, yum, right? A hunky SEAL... a determined woman with a mission... buried treasure... murder and danger... and somewhere along the line, I suspect there will be at least one ... kiss. I can't wait to read this one. How about you? Tempted...?
Carol Kilgore has always had stories and characters in her head, but she didn’t know she should write them down until about a dozen years ago. Once she started, she couldn’t stop.
Her first published short story won the Derringer Award for Best Short-Short Mystery. She continued to write short fiction for a few years and also enjoyed a small success as a freelancer before giving it all up for her true love—novels.
Carol writes a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss. (Told ya!) Always at least one crime; always a love story. Solomon’s Compass is her second published novel.
As the wife of a Coast Guard officer, Carol has lived in locations across the U.S. She and her husband now live in a San Antonio suburb and share their home and patio with two active herding dogs that keep them free from all danger, real or imagined.
You can find Carol here:
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.