Tuesday, March 19, 2019


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Carol Kilgore will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

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.

Read an Excerpt:

“Oh, crap.”

Gracie Hofner had reached up to grab a box filled with paint supplies, but in the process of pulling it off the upper shelf, she sneezed. When she did, she pulled the box out from the shelf and downward. As its contents tumbled toward her, she tilted backward on the ladder, losing her balance. As best she could, she shielded her head and neck. She would strike the concrete floor of her garage any second.

Two strong hands grasped her shoulders. “I got you.”

Her feet hit the floor. The ladder crashed. She still held onto the now-empty box.

“I got you,” repeated in her ear. Softer this time.

Gracie recognized the voice. Milo Porter, her new tenant. She slumped against him and breathed out through her mouth to release some of the adrenaline.

Milo was stronger than she’d given him credit for. His hands were firm, and the muscles in his chest supported her hefty farm-girl bones and workout muscles without a problem. He smelled good, too.

His arms went around her shoulders. “Are you all right?”

Gracie nodded, not yet trusting herself to speak without sounding like a babbling idiot. She took another deep breath and released it before taking a step away and standing straight. Her insides still trembled, so she inched around to face him. He allowed her to turn, but his hands never left her shoulders.

About the Author:
Carol Kilgore is the award-winning author of the three books in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy: Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, Bluebonnet Ballerina, and Don’t Mess with Gracie.

In addition, she is the author of In Name Only, Solomon’s Compass, and Secrets of Honor, three standalone romantic suspense novels set along the Texas Gulf Coast.

She and her husband live in San Antonio, the setting for the Amazing Gracie books, with two quirky herding dogs who still require help opening the food bin and the door.

You can learn more about Carol by visiting her website and subscribing to her newsletter or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Newsletter: http://www.carolkilgore.net
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Carol is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

The book will be on sale $0.99 from Mar 4-18. Beginning Mar 19, it will be regular price of $3.99.

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Kilgore/e/B008FRCXQY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1


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  1. Thanks for hosting me today. I’m looking forward to chatting with your readers :)

  2. Which of the series characters would you most like to spend the day with and why?

    1. I spent a lot of days and nights with these people when I was writing this story.

      I'd like to visit Slaton Enloe's ranch and meet Plato and Arabella. And perhaps El Rojo... as long as he was on the other side of the fence.

      I'd like to visit the Bastion offices and have Jackson take me on a detailed tour.

      And I'd love to spend an evening on Gracie's patio with all her friends.

  3. Great cover and excerpt, thanks for sharing!

  4. The cover is very eye catching, love it!

  5. Thank you for sharing about this book with us, and for the contest!


  6. The cover is unique. As much as I love hot guys on covers, it's nice for a change.

    1. I like hot guys, too :)
      So do the women I write about. But they don't need one to be their badass selves :)

  7. Thank you for sharing, sounds like a great book that i need to read

  8. I had such fun writing this trilogy. I hope you will read all three books and love the story.

  9. How did you come up with the series idea?

    1. The short answer is that I started with an idea for a single book, but about 50 pages in, nothing was working the way I wanted. I stopped and worked on another project. While I worked, I kept thinking about Gracie and realized I knew too much about the story for it to be one book.

      The long answer is the subject of my upcoming blog post on April 1. My blog is called Under the Tiki Hut. If you'd like to know more, visit anytime... but the April post won't go up until April 1. http://www.underthetikihut.blogspot.com