Take it away, Carol! :)
Thanks so much, Julie, for hosting me today. I’m thrilled to be here to talk about my new novel, SECRETS OF HONOR.
My natural instinct is to see mystery and intrigue around every corner, under every shrub, in parking garages – and look at that strange man coming up the escalator!
See what I mean?
In SECRETS OF HONOR, I turned my imagination loose, watched it play, and wrote the story. It was such fun!
I started with the premise of a jewel thief, Kat Marengo, working for the U.S. Government. Far-fetched? Not so much in my world. See above J
For animal lovers like Julie, and I hope some of you, there’s even a brief appearance by a little poodle puppy named Dolly. Not much intrigue there, but a total dose of cute.
And then there’s Dave Krizak – he’s just plain intriguing without doing anything at all. But he does plenty.
Moving along, ahem. Husband says I can complicate the process of boiling water, so I got right to work complicating Kat’s life. Part of Kat’s job is stealing, but another part is looking for people trying to disguise themselves.
Kat doesn’t spot a spy at every gathering, but she’s always aware of anything out of the norm. My goal was to give her plenty of opportunities to notice things – even things I created. Like mic dots. And yes, you’ll need to read SECRETS OF HONOR to learn about these J
In addition to being able to spot attempts at disguise, Kat is adept at disguising herself. She uses this talent in a different part of her job, which is to assume the identities of others.
Is it any wonder that her title is Forward Solutions Specialist?
She gets the job done in any way she can.
Monday through Friday this week, I’m visiting five different blogs to promote my just-released novel, SECRETS OF HONOR. You can visit my blog, http://www.underthetikihut.blogspot.com, to see where I am each day. On each blog, I’ll give away a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Everyone who comments on my posts will be entered into a drawing for a $5 Amazon Gift Card for that blog. So there will be five separate contests, and it will be possible to win all five, for a total of $25. Although what are the odds of that? Don’t ask me – math isn’t my BFF!
Winners will be announced next Monday on my blog, and I’ll make an effort to contact the winners over the weekend prior to the announcement.
SECRETS OF HONOR
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 her 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.
Although Carol has deep Texas roots, she’s lived up and down the eastern seaboard and in other locations across the U.S. as a Coast Guard wife. She sees mystery and subterfuge everywhere. And she’s a sucker for a good love story—especially one 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 here:
Under the Tiki Hut blog: http://www.underthetikihut.blogspot.com
Website with Monthly Contest: http://www.carolkilgore.net