Friday, November 10, 2017

Blurb Blitz + #Giveaway: Jalapeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore @carol_kilgore @GoddessFish

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench
by Carol Kilgore
GENRE:   Mystery/Romance


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, who is 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, she experiences an unexplainable 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 occur, Gracie hopes the new quirk will help her find the missing girl before time runs out.


SAPD Sergeant Neva Salazar stood on the front porch. Gracie and Neva went back to Gracie’s early days in Homicide. A confidant for sure, but also a mentor.

The week before, Gracie had gone to a surprise birthday party for Neva’s fortieth. Gracie hadn’t realized she was eight years younger than her friend—she’d guessed five, max. Neva didn’t look forty, even though she’d been heading one of the homicide teams for three years.

Gracie stopped at her side. Neva pointed at the Band-Aid. “What happened?”

“I tried to make love to a kitchen cabinet.”

“That’s not what they mean by a woody, Hofner. Rivera told me you were coming before Gherkin did.” Gherkin was what everyone called Lieutenant George Pickle, head of Homicide. Even the chief called him Gherkin. His wife, too.

“Who’s leading it on your side?”

“Jones and O’Connor.”

“May I go in?”

“Suit up first. Gear’s over there.” Neva inclined her head toward a chair near the door. “Don’t mess with the cabinets.”

Gracie donned the shower cap, booties, and gloves, pulling the shower cap to her eyebrows.

Nick met her between the living and dining rooms. “Hey, blondie. It’s been a while since you’ve worked a homicide. You ready?”

He looked at her but wouldn’t hold her gaze. This was the first time they’d worked together since she’d left SARIC, but they met once a month or so just to reconnect. She hadn’t forgot his tells. Something was up. “As ever. Let’s go.”

“They’re in the kitchen.” Nick turned and she followed him.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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

You can learn more about Gracie and be among the first to know when the second book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy will be released by subscribing to Carol’s newsletter at her website or connect with her on her blog, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Unknown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you for hosting me today and for the opportunity to introduce Gracie to your readers.

Thanks also to Goddess Fish Promotions for arranging this tour. It's been a blast!

Carol Kilgore said...

James and Lisa - It's been great meeting both of you along this tour. Good luck wishes to you both!

Victoria Alexander said...

I'm looking forward to checking this one out!

Kim said...

I definitely curious what's going to happen with this story.

Carol Kilgore said...

Victoria - Happy to know that! Enjoy.

Kim - Excellent! I like hearing that.

Anonymous said...

It's been a great tour!