Wednesday, June 4, 2014

IWSG: Secrets of Honor Cover Reveal

       




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.

This is an intriguing tagline for Carol Kilgore's latest book release. Since the Insecure Writer's Support Group coincides with the same week as her cover reveal, it seems only fitting to combine both events. If you haven't already done so, you can visit  Alex J. Cavanaugh, and the rest of the Insecure Writer's Support Group here.

The Top Ten Reasons Why I'm Insecure About Carol Kilgore's Secrets of Honor Cover Reveal 


  


 10. I've lost track of how many books Carol has written.
  9.  I haven't read as many book as Carol has written.
  8.  Carol's great at writing about sexy characters.
  7.  I write about my mom who's sexier than I am.
  6.  Carol writes mystery laced with humor.
  5.  Most of my humor remains a mystery to those who read it.                          
  4.  Secrets of Honor has a stunning cover.
  3.  I look stunning in a burqa.
  2.  Carol's bio is almost as entertaining as her books.

And the #1 reason why I'm insecure about Carol Kilgore's cover reveal:
 1. I wanted to kill two birds with one stone.
 1. No one does "Crime Fiction with a Kiss" better.


BLURB For 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 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.




BIO
Carol 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.

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32 comments:

  1. I like how you tied the two together, the cover reveal and the IWSG. Well done.Thanks for the big giggle at #9 :)

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  2. The book sounds very intriguing indeed. I can relate to those insecurities. Lol

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  3. Been seeing Carol's cover around. Congrats!

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  4. Ha! Perfect tribute to Carol's latest release, which is very awesome sounding by the way. :)

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  5. This tagline is so perfect! Woo-hoo Carol!
    And you made me laugh so much with your list, Julie. I can relate. I've no doubt your mom is sexier than I am too. :D

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  6. Great cover and it sounds like a great book too. I enjoyed your list. Although I've never worn one, I think I would look pretty good in a burqa too. :-)

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  7. Congratulations Carol on an awesome cover!
    And number nine made me laugh.

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  8. Another congrats to Carol and a tip of my hat to your super list. You look stunning in a burqa? ROFL

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  9. Ooh, I do like the blurb! It reminds me of the episode of South Park where Hillary has a snook in her snatch that's going to explode in 24 hours.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwY_2o-XCKY

    I think I would be stunned if I saw you in a burqa, especially if you were dancing the can-can.

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  10. Rhonda - Carol's also written short stories too. I probably should've added "lately" to #9, but I thought this was funnier. Thanks Rhonda!

    Miranda - I'm sure it will be another hit for Carol! Thanks Miranda!

    Natalie - I'm glad that everyone's getting the word out! Thanks Natalie!

    Luanne - Carol's book does sound awesome! Thanks Luanne!

    Julie - My mom definitely has me beat, but you're pretty close, Julie! I also love Carol's tagline! Thanks Julie!

    Daisy - I agree with you on both counts, though we might need to have a burqa stand-off! Thanks Connie!

    Alex - Thanks for making the IWSG so much fun!

    Lee - A tip of my hat to you for co-hosting the IWSG this month! Thanks Lee!

    Julie

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  11. Gorilla - Are those green bananas getting to you? Sadly, I've seen that charming episode, and I believe that Oprah was the character in question. Something tells me that Secrets of Honor will be even more suspenseful!

    Susanne - I'm glad that you're back! Carol will be thrilled too!

    Julie

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  12. My favorite was "I write about my mom who's sexier than I am." hahahahaha. You are very funny. Don't ever doubt yourself!

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  13. Hi Julie,

    What a thoughtful shout out for the lovely Carol. Carol is a terrific writer with a wonderful blog. Of course, Carol is also one of Penny's the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar's adoring fans :)

    Clever list, Julie. I also want to thank you for being part of the "I Was Seeking Gary" group. I'm in tears with it all. Thank you.

    Yours in delusion,

    Gary :)

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  14. Robin - I think you're funny and sexy too! Thanks Robin!

    Gary - Yes, the I Was Seeking Gary group does bring us all to tears. That's the tissue that binds us! I know that Carol feels it too! Thanks Gary!

    Julie

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  15. I loved the opening line. That was quite a good hook. Loved your count down list. Too funny, and very witty.

    Juneta at Writer's Gambit

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  16. Julie! This is priceless! I love it!

    I apologize for only now getting here. I was out most of the day, so late catching up on blogging.

    Thanks for all the great comments, everyone. Welcome back, Suzanne!

    And if anyone wonders, Secrets of Honor is my third novel :)

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  17. Juneta - Carol came up with an excellent tagline! Thank you so much Juneta!

    Carol - Looks like your cover reveal is still going strong! I was also including your short stories! I'm so excited for you! Thanks Carol!

    Julie

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  18. What a fun list! And isn't Carol's new cover gorgeous??? (I'm slow... not gonna feature her book on my blog until the 13th.)

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  19. You're so funny. I love the way you cleverly wove a book promotion into the IWSG. The only way in which your humour remains a mystery, Julie, is that you leave me wondering "How did she do that so creatively, while causing me to laugh out loud? It seems so natural for her. Does she work at all at it? And her Mom can't possibly be sexier than her, can she?"

    Carol has a great sense of humor, too, in addition to her inspiring writing talents. I bet even her grocery lists are works of art. Congratulations on another publication, Carol!

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  20. Hehehe now you're making me insecure too... :-P

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  21. Hi, Julie,

    Nice tie in with Carol's book reveal and IWSG... You shouldn't feel so insecure about Carol. LOL. We all have our TALENTS and SEXINESS.... LOL. Trust me, a beautiful and sincere smile goes a LONG WAY!

    Have a great weekend.

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  22. Susan - Sorry for the late response. For some reason, my reply kept getting erased yesterday. Carol's cover is gorgeous! I can't wait to read your Friday the 13th post! Oh, and you're definitely not slow!

    Robyn - Clearly you've gone on a chocolate stupor! Thank you for the kind words. It really means a lot coming from such a funny and creative person! Oh, and my mom really is sexier than I am! It would be fun to read Carol's grocery list! Thanks Robyn!

    Misha - I don't think you have anything to be insecure about! You're constantly reaching new goals, Misha!

    Michael - I feel much better knowing that "we all have our talents and sexiness!" I know that it's definitely true in your case, Michael! Mine are still both a work in progress, and I'm getting long in the tooth! Thanks, and have a great weekend too!

    Julie

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  23. Yea! I agree, love Carole and her books! She is really good, makes me insecure too!

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  24. funny and flattering post. More and more I think a burqa makes sense. Thanks for visiting my blog. I shall keep up with yours now.

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  25. Nas - Glad that you're also a fan of Carol's, but you needn't feel insecure!

    Joanne - Burqa's are really more of a fall/winter fashion, but it could work on a chilly summer evening! Thanks for following me Joanne. I tried to follow you, but couldn't find the button. I'll have to try again.

    Julie

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  26. Geez, even *I* want to sleep with Dave Krizak after that. Great cover and great synopsis! We're familiar with Carol and her awesome books. Great to see her on here.

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    1. Brandon & Bryan - Though Dave Krizak is tempting, I don't think he has anything on you guys! Carol and her books are pretty awesome! Thanks B & B!

      Julie

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  27. Hi Julie .. love Carol's photo and her rose .. now the cover too is amazing - cheers and good luck to all - Hilary

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    1. Hi Hilary, I wholeheartedly agree with you! Looking forward to your Blog Sandwich Update! Thanks Hilary!

      Julie

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