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


It may still be winter, but there’s a sale this week on a “Hot and Spicy Taste of Murder, and Beyond” over at Amazon. That’s right… this week, the Kindle edition of Jalapeno Cupcake Wench can be had for only 99 cents.

Hurry – sale ends midnight Sunday, February 17.

Law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner is assigned to a trendy San Antonio pastry shop to w

atch for a delivery. In addition to the intoxicating aromas of sugar and chocolate, she also has to fight her own attraction to the man working beside her, Donovan Beck. He’s a hunk and a half and perfect for a spring fling.

If she had more time, Donovan would rank higher on her to-do list. But the number one spot is occupied by her search for a missing little girl, the target of a killer. Gracie needs to find her pronto, and the odd super-instinct quirk that’s started plaguing her may help. If not, she can always see what happens if it tells her to buy a lottery ticket.

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench is the first book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, a story so big, it takes three books to tell it.


Welcome to 2019

I love brand new years! So full of promise.

This year will be busy around here–new releases, sales, and more.

I’ll be writing, but I’m seeing to it that there’s plenty for y’all to do while I’m pulling out my hair or laughing or falling in love all over again.

One of the things I’m going to TRY to keep updated here is a research list each time I post. You’ll be able to ride along with me while I’m writing, but if you can guess the story out of this list, you’ll officially be a wizard 🙂

So far this month, only one: Jaws of Life

Happy Holidays!

The holiday season is in full swing. At our home, we’re firmly in the middle of all the Christmas preparations. Shopping is done, paper and ribbon are strewn across a long table, and the cards are finally in the mail. No baking this year, but I foresee cookies next December!

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and a bountiful 2019.

Merry Christmas!



Enjoy the fall colors, sweaters, carving pumpkins, and all the Halloween fun. And pumpkin spice everything.

In San Antonio, it’s still summer, and I’m hard at work putting the finishing touches on the third book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy.

Gracie and all her friends and family all say hi.

Gracie is on sale for 99 cents the last week of September and the first week of October. September: Jalapeno Cupcake Wench. October: Bluebonnet Ballerina.

This is your opportunity to purchase both of these Kindle editions for less than the regular price of one.

Get yours today!


UPDATE JULY 31: There was a problem with the link to T’s Stuff – one of today’s blog stops. I’ve just put in the correct one, so you’re good to go.

Gracie’s going on tour!

Over the next three weeks, she’ll be visiting a couple of book bloggers each day. The blogs and links are below. Some of the links will take you directly to that blog’s home page. Others land at various spots on the blog. If you find one of those, just click on the blog name to get to the home page.

I’ll be at each stop to respond to comments.

At each stop on the tour, you can enter to win one $50 Amazon gift card to be given away when the tour is complete. There are multiple ways to enter, and you can enter at every stop.

😍 Enter often and good luck 😍

Many thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for setting up this three-week book blog tour.

Hope to see you here:

Week 1

July 16: Fabulous and Brunette

July 16: Rogue’s Angels

July 17: Danita Minnis


July 18: Romance Novel Giveaways

July 18: Andi’s Book Reviews

July 19: The Avid Reader

July 19: Edgar’s Books

July 20: Mythical Books

July 20: Mixed Book Bag

Week 2

July 23: Read Your Writes Book Reviews

July 23: Locks, Hooks and Books

July 24: Sharing Links and Wisdom

July 24: BooksChatter

July 25: Bookaholic

July 25: A Writer’s Life

July 26: The Reading Addict

July 26: Travel The Ages

July 27: Cassidy’s Bookshelves

July 27: Writers and Authors

Week 3

July 30: Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews

July 30: Joanne Guidoccio

July 31: T’s Stuff

July 31: Independent Authors

August 1: The Tired Buyer

August 1: Kimmi Love

August 2: Wendi Zwaduk – romance to make your heart race

August 2: Readeropolis 

August 3: Straight From the Library

August 3: Long and Short Reviews

Bluebonnet Ballerina

Bluebonnet Ballerina, The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, Book 2, is now available in both Kindle and paperback editions!

The pre-order Kindle price of 99 cents will be available only until Monday night, July 9.


     Gracie Hofner returns, and chaos reigns—including a couple of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter. But as Gracie dances from problem to problem, she’s unaware the music has been orchestrated into a murderous symphony.
     When a different melody reaches Gracie’s ears from a guitar played by the new tenant living in her garage apartment, her tension vanishes. She listens unseen, cocooned in the shadows on her patio, and wonders who he’s longing for—and how it would feel for a man to crave her that much.
     She can’t dwell on those thoughts, however. Problems of murder and missing prisoners abound. To say nothing of the ghosts. No one ever said being a law enforcement consultant would be easy.

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, Book 1, is currently listed in a giveaway at Goodreads. 20 Kindle copies will be given away after the giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 11.

If you haven’t read this book, sign up for the giveaway today. And good luck!

Did you drool as Gracie ate her first dark chocolate jalapeno cupcake with creamy dark chocolate frosting?

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