Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench
by Carol Kilgore

GENRE:   Mystery/Romance


During the day, law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner is on assignment at a small San Antonio bakery, waiting for a delivery. No one knows what it is or when it will arrive. The upside? Working next to Donovan Beck, a flirty hunk and a half, who is perfect fling material.
At night, Gracie resumes her search for a little girl and her mother who went missing following a double murder. Finding the pair is imperative or the girl will become a target.

At the girl’s aunt’s house, she experiences an unexplainable need to leave immediately. She tries to deny the urge to flee and pushes the pressure aside, but the compulsion intensifies. Gracie thinks she must have a brain tumor. Or is losing her mind. When similar events occur, Gracie hopes the new quirk will help her find the missing girl before time runs out.


Nick was talking to a patrol officer who left when Gracie joined him. She poked his arm. “Did you do a full check on all the furniture?”

She got the look—a probe clear to the soles of her feet by two deep brown eyes searching for her brain.

Nick was five-ten, and she was two inches shorter. They stood almost eyeball to eyeball, although she may have outweighed him by ten pounds, given her strong farm-girl bones and ample girly parts. One of which delighted in squirrelling away every single bite of anything sweet that passed between her lips.

“Do you think I forgot how to be a cop just because you left?” Nick placed his hands on his hips, daring her to give him any guff.

“Mea culpa.”

He gave her a one-armed hug. “I forgot you’re such a pain in the ass. Hard to forget the klutzy parts, though. I still have scars. Ready to go?”

They would always be partners—even though it wasn’t official. Just like with Neva, Gracie and Nick had bonded through those early years of academy and patrol.

Nick stayed quiet on the way to his pickup. He opened the passenger door. “Get in. I want you to listen to this call, too.”

Inside the truck, Gracie touched his hand. “Are you okay?”

“Yeah. I can’t figure out why someone would want them dead. He never hurt anybody.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Carol Kilgore is the author of Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, the first book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, and three romantic suspense novels: In Name OnlySolomon’s Compass, and Secrets of Honor. She’s married, guardian to two quirky dogs, and lives in San Antonio, the setting for the trilogy.
You can learn more about Gracie and be among the first to know when the second book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy will be released by subscribing to Carol’s newsletter at her website: or connect with her on her blog, Facebook, or Twitter.


Carol Kilgore will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks, Laurie, for helping me introduce Gracie to new readers!

Laura Thomas said...

I love this genre. Such a wonderful cover and title. And that cupcake actually sounds delicious!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you, Laura. I love chocolate with a little heat :)

Kim said...

The blurb sounds intriguing and has me wondering where the story is going to go.

Jody Pryor said...

Great job, Carol. On the book and the tour!

Bridgett wilbur said...

I would love to read your book. It sounds amazing.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading, thanks for sharing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a great read.

Michelle Wallace said...

Love that moment when she got "the look"! Ooh-la-la!

Carol Kilgore said...

My apologies for not getting back here yesterday. Our internet went down and only came back up a little bit ago. I missed you!

Carol Kilgore said...

Now I'll respond to everyone here.

Kim - Good! It did its job :) I hope you'll enjoy finding out.

Jody - Thank you!

Bridgett - Cool! Gracie will be happy :)

Victoria - Great! It's my pleasure.

Rita - Thank you.

Michelle - Wonderful! I love moments like that, too.

Karen H said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt today.

Carol Kilgore said...

Karen - Thanks. That makes me happy :)