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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

ADVICE: Don't Mess with Gracie by Carol Kilgore

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.


Description:

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.

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.

The book will be on sale $0.99 from Machr 4-18. Beginning March 19, it will be regular price of $3.99.
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 at http://www.carolkilgore.net or connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. 

Carol is a member of Romance Writers of America, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. 

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11 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you for hosting me and presenting my new release to your followers. I look forward to chatting with them.

Sherry Fundin said...

love the covers and love that title. made me curious
sherry @ fundinmental

Nancy P said...

Intriguing cover

Carol Kilgore said...

Sherry - Good! Thank you :)

Nancy P - Thanks. My cover designer is Ada Frost, and she is amazing.

Dale Wilken said...

I love the cover.

Carol Kilgore said...

Thanks, Dale. My cover designer, Ada Frost, is awesome :)

Joseph Wallace said...

How many hours a day do you spend writing? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com

SavingsInSeconds said...

I like ghost stories! This one sounds interesting.
Dianna

Dan Denman said...

I like the book cover. This sounds like a good paranormal story.

Carol Kilgore said...

Apologies for just now responding to your comments. We had to travel unexpectedly and just returned home yesterday.

Bernie - I probably average 3-4 hours of writing time a day. Some days more, some less. That's a total guess, LOL - my daily schedule is erratic at best and chaotic at worst. Real life is alive and well in our home :)

Dianna - Cool! I wish I'd written The Ghost and Mrs. Muir :)

Dan - Thanks! The paranormal element grows throughout the trilogy.