Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore (VBB, excerpt, and GIVEAWAY) GFT

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.



Nick was talking to a patrol officer who left when Gracie joined him. She poked his arm. “Did you do a full check on all the furniture?”

She got the look—a probe clear to the soles of her feet by two deep brown eyes searching for her brain.

Nick was five-ten, and she was two inches shorter. They stood almost eyeball to eyeball, although she may have outweighed him by ten pounds, given her strong farm-girl bones and ample girly parts. One of which delighted in squirrelling away every single bite of anything sweet that passed between her lips.

“Do you think I forgot how to be a cop just because you left?” Nick placed his hands on his hips, daring her to give him any guff.

“Mea culpa.”

He gave her a one-armed hug. “I forgot you’re such a pain in the ass. Hard to forget the klutzy parts, though. I still have scars. Ready to go?”

They would always be partners—even though it wasn’t official. Just like with Neva, Gracie and Nick had bonded through those early years of academy and patrol.

Nick stayed quiet on the way to his pickup. He opened the passenger door. “Get in. I want you to listen to this call, too.”

Inside the truck, Gracie touched his hand. “Are you okay?”

“Yeah. I can’t figure out why someone would want them dead. He never hurt anybody.”


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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  1. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

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

  3. Thank you for hosting me here today. I hope your readers will enjoy meeting Gracie.

  4. This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading...thanks for sharing the excerpt and for the chance at the giveaway

    1. You made my day! I'm happy you enjoyed my words.

  5. Happy Halloween :D - Thanks for sharing the great excerpt!

  6. I'm loving your blog tour, but not as much as I loved the book!

    1. I'm glad you like all of it - especially the book!

  7. I like the excerpt!


  8. A great excerpt, Carol!
    Love the part about the "klutziness"... it's a perfect fit.

  9. Thank you, Heather! Thanks for stopping by.