Happy December, everyone!

This is such a hectic month, but one filled with love and magic. Which ever holiday you celebrate this month, may it be filled with joy and wonder.

I celebrate Christmas, so I’ll wish each of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Here’s hoping 2021 is better to us all.

Love and hugs,


Welcome to autumn!

This month Don’t Mess with Gracie, the third book in the Amazing Gracie Trilogy will be on sale from Monday, October 5, through Sunday, October 11, for just 99 cents. 

The first book of the trilogy, Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, is also priced at 99 cents. This is your chance to read all three books and save some cash at the same time.

If you’d like to know about future sales, upcoming books and events, and a little more about me, click on the link up at the top right and join my newsletter

In the meantime, enjoy the fall, have a fun Halloween season, and stay safe.


A quick note to let you know that the Kindle edition of SOLOMON’S COMPASS is currently on sale for 99 cents until midnight Wednesday, May 27.

I hope you are having a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend.

Stay tuned for more book news coming soon.


Just a quick note to let you know that the Kindle edition of DON’T MESS WITH GRACIE, Book 3 of the Amazing Gracie Trilogy, is on sale today for only 99 cents. It’s also available in paperback and to read for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Following the lead given her by two matchmaking ghosts, law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner travels north to Austin to find the information she hopes will unravel the clues left by the mysterious Mr. Ott and lead her to his whereabouts.

You can find Gracie here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P61FPNP 

Sale ends midnight Sunday, April 26.

I think I may actually be scraping the pieces of my life back together after the major upheavals last year. 

Now I even have a new fancy monthly newsletter. I hope you’ll sign up. It will keep you up-to-date on all kinds of things – including monthly book sales.

Whatever you do today, do with love in your heart.


Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2020!

2019 passed in a whirlwind. Our year was filled with major ups and downs, including the death of a close family member and a major move from San Antonio to the Houston area. I’m hoping for a much calmer and happier 2020.

So many of you have asked when my next book will be out. Since I haven’t actually written novel words on a screen since April, it won’t be anytime soon. However, I plan to start writing again next week, God willing. So look for something new from me either this fall or next spring.

You’ve also asked if there will be more Gracie books. I’m happy to tell you YES! The book I’m working on now will be another Gracie book. It will follow the timeline but will be a standalone novel. Feel free to pass this news along.

Since it’s New Year’s Day as I’m writing this, it’s time to prepare our traditional Texas New Year’s Day meal: ham for good health, cabbage for good fortune, and black-eyed peas for good luck.

I’ll bet Gracie will be eating that same food  🙂

I wish all of you good health and happiness throughout this first year of a brand new decade.

Love and hugs,


The Amazing Gracie Trilogy

Each book of the trilogy is on sale for 99 cents each from July 29 through August 4. You can find them all – plus my other books – at my Amazon Author Page here:


You can now read the full trilogy for a great price or pick up the book(s) you don’t have: Jalapeno Cupcake Wench – Bluebonnet Ballerina – Don’t Mess with Gracie

Apologies for not posting each individual link. We are in the middle of a long-distance move and while my iPad is wonderful for some things, for others it’s not so great.

Hope all of you are having a fun summer!


The Kindle edition of IN NAME ONLY is on sale from now, May 13, through midnight, May 19, for 99 cents. Don’t miss out on getting your copy for this low price.

IN NAME ONLY is a Coastal Connection novel set on upper Padre Island in the Texas Coastal Bend, only a short drive across the JFK Causeway from Corpus Christi.

Click on the image below to go straight to Amazon!

All Summer Newcombe wants is a home. A real home that she can live in forever and never again have to run for her life. After she met sexy firefighter Gabe Duran on one of her first nights on Padre Island, she hoped her dream home was right there. Even though the WitSec marshals were already talking about moving her, Summer was ready to stay and fight for her future.



The Kindle edition of SOLOMON’S COMPASS is on sale from now, April 15, through midnight, April 21, for 99 cents. Don’t miss out on getting your copy for this low price.

SOLOMON’S COMPASS is a Coastal Connection novel set along the Texas Coastal Bend in a town called Rock Harbor. This fictional town is based on the real-life town of Rockport, Texas. I ended up changing so much that I thought it would be better to change the name, too.

Those of you familiar with Rockport prior to Hurricane Harvey may recognize bits and pieces here and there.

Click on the image below to go straight to Amazon!

Finding your true north isn’t always easy. It’s more difficult when you’re the target of a killer. Even if you’re the captain of a Coast Guard cutter and the man who makes you crazy is a veteran Navy SEAL. Especially then. But Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell is a determined woman… maybe even more determined than Jake Solomon, USN Retired.


Gracie is back in the conclusion to The Amazing Gracie Trilogy – Don’t Mess with Gracie.

The new-release price of 99 cents will be good through March 18, after which the Kindle edition of the book will go to the regular price of $3.99. Now’s a great time to take advantage of this low price.

The book is currently available in Kindle and paperback editions. It will become available in Kindle Unlimited on March 19.

Now let’s get on with Gracie’s launch party!

   The mysterious Mr. Ott is trying to intimidate Gracie Hofner into being his internal spy at The Bastion Group. She’s learned a lot about him through several sources, even using information provided by the pair of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter. But it isn’t enough. Mr. Ott is an expert in hiding his true identity.

   Gracie isn’t as worried for herself as she is for her family, her friends, and her new tenant, Milo Porter. Her feelings for him have grown, but she can’t show them. Mr. Ott’s threats involve those she loves, and one friend has already been killed. Besides, she’s certain there is someone else in Milo’s life.

   It takes Gracie and her growing support team to unmask Mr. Ott, but it’s what Gracie learns along the way that shows readers the wisdom of the advice Don’t Mess with Gracie.

   This is the conclusion to The Amazing Gracie Trilogy—a story so big it takes three books to tell it. Gracie’s adventures begin with Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, continue with Bluebonnet Ballerina, and conclude here.

This month, Gracie is on tour. The lovely ladies at Goddess Fish are introducing her to new readers around the web. I hope you’ll join her.

There’s a drawing at the end of the tour for a $50 Amazon or BN gift card. You can sign up at every stop. Enter early – enter often! And good luck 🙂

Here is when and where Gracie will be this month:

March 4: Rogue’s Angels
March 4: Kimmi Love
March 5: All the Ups and Downs
March 6: Mythical Books
March 7: Straight From the Library
March 8: Romance Novel Giveaways
March 11: BooksChatter
March 12: Fabulous and Brunette
March 13: Edgar’s Books
March 13: Two Ends of the Pen
March 14: The Reading Addict
March 15: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
March 18: Literary Gold
March 19: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
March 19: Musings From An Addicted Reader
March 20: Locks, Hooks and Books
March 21: T’s Stuff
March 22: Our Town Book Reviews
March 25: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
March 26: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews
March 27: It’s Raining Books
March 28: Danita Minnis
March 29: Long and Short Reviews

In addition to the launch of Don’t Mess with Gracie, I’m also hosting a Goodreads Kindle Giveaway of Jalapeno Cupcake Wench. Enter here to win one of 100 Kindle copies of the first book in the Amazing Gracie Trilogy.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench

by Carol Kilgore

Giveaway ends March 19, 2019.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway