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Monday, July 10, 2017

Welcome Carol Kilgore and Book One of The Amazing Gracie Trilogy! Plus #InkRipples

Please welcome Carol Kilgore and the cover of her latest book, the first in a trilogy. Don't you just LOVE IT!?

A hot and spicy taste of murder—and more.


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?


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:
#InkRipplesBlogBanner#InkRipples is a monthly meme created by Kai StrandMary Waibel, and Katie L. Carroll. We post on the first Monday of every month with a new topic. We’re all authors, but you don’t have to be to participate.
The idea of #InkRipples is to toss a word, idea, image, whatever into the inkwell and see what kind of ripples it makes. We provide the topics and will be blogging about them on the first Monday of the month. You can spread your own ripples by blogging about the topic any day of the month that fits your schedule, just be sure to include links back to the three of us please (KatieKai, and Mary).
This month's topic is Heroes and Villains.
I'm going to keep it short and list five favorite heroes and villains. What's curious is that there is only one female in the group. I need to think about that.
Odysseus - because he loved his wife
Don Quixote - because he wanted to right wrongs
Robin Hood - because he fought injustice
Atticus Finch - because he fought injustice
Winnie the Pooh - because he loved and accepted everyone

Big Nurse - because she was so subtle in her evilness
Professor Moriarty - because he was so wickedly brilliant
Iago - because he was so heinously deceitful
Long John Silver - because he was a pirate!
Sauron - because he's SO evil we never even see him (except of course for his eye...)
Excited for Carol? Gracie sounds like a great character! Got a favorite hero or villain? Hope you'll share.


  1. Fun cover although it's a cupcake I could never eat.

    That's cute you listed Winnie the Pooh.

  2. Great cover, Carol!
    Sauron is a great choice. Think Darth Vader would be on my list.

    1. Sauron was really terrifying! Darth Vader's a great choice.

  3. Hey Bish! I'm so excited for Carol. Heroes and villains... well, as an historical romance writer, I would have to say Mr. Darcy as hero, and Don Jon as villain.

    1. Mr. Darcy, a yummy hero indeed. However, I'm not familiar with Don Jon...

  4. Bish, thank you for sharing my cover and the news about Gracie.

    Since Jalapeno Cupcake Wench is a mystery at heart, my two favorite mystery heroes are James Patterson's Alex Cross and Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Villain: Hannibal Lecter.

  5. Hello Bish, Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, is an interesting title – and a half! Having read the ‘blurb’ I would be interested to read the book, it sounds intriguing.

    Hero Oskar Schindler because I visited the Oskar Schindler museum in Krakow last year, and I gained a new-found respect for all he did.

    Thinking of the above, I would have to suggest Hitler as the worst villain in history.

  6. Isn't that the best title and cover? Love both.

  7. Love the title and the cover. Yum.

    My hero and villain for today would be Roland and The Man in Black from Stephen King's Dark Tower series. The movie is coming out in less than a month! I hope it's a good one.

  8. I would have to say Mr. Darcy as hero, and Don Jon as villain.



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