Most of you already know Carol Kilgore from her blog, Under the Tiki Hut, a warm and welcoming refuge for writers, replete with sun, sea, and virtual umbrella drinks. Today, I’m thrilled to be participating in Carol’s cover reveal for her upcoming novel:



Feast your eyes on this gorgeous cover!

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Once upon a time, there was a jewel thief. Her name was Katia.
She worked for The Government. Yes, that government.
But one day, Kat took something she shouldn’t have.
She really shouldn’t have done that.

 By the end of a long evening working as a special set of eyes for the presidential security detail, all Kat Marengo wants is to kick off her shoes and stash two not-really-stolen rings in a secure spot. Plus, maybe sleep with Dave Krizak. No, make that definitely sleep with Dave Krizak. The next morning, she wishes her new top priorities were so simple.

As an operative for a covert agency buried in the depths of the Department of Homeland Security, Kat is asked to participate in a matter of life or death—locate a kidnapped girl believed to be held in Corpus Christi, Texas. Since the person doing the asking is the wife of the president and the girl is the daughter of the first lady’s dearest friend, it’s hard to say no.

Kat and Dave quickly learn the real stakes are higher than they or the first lady believed and will require more than any of them bargained for.

The kicker? They have twenty-four hours to find the girl—or the matter of life or death will become more than a possibility.

Coming September, 2014



Carol Kilgore Author PhotoCarol writes grocery lists, texts to her family, new lyrics to old songs for her dogs, love notes to her husband, and novels for herself. And for you. In between, she blogs weekly at Under the Tiki Hut and is active on Facebook and Twitter.

She sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere. And she’s a sucker for a good love story—especially ones with humor and mystery. Crime Fiction with a Kiss gives her the latitude to mix and match throughout the broad mystery and romance genres. Having flexibility makes her heart happy.

You can connect with Carol and her books here:
blog  . website  .  facebook  .  twitter  .  goodreads  .  amazon


Huge congratulations to Carol!
Wishing her every success on her forthcoming release!



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Along with Carol’s awesome cover, I unfortunately have some very sad news to share today. Fellow blogger Sue (Susan) Koenig, a frequent commenter here at Writer in Progress, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 30, 2014. I know you all join me in sending Heartfelt condolences and sympathies to Sue’s family. She will be greatly missed.

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