Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Don't Mess with Gracie (The Amazing Gracie Trilogy Book 3) by Carol Kilgore

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Don't Mess with Gracie by Carol Kilgore. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to check out the rest of the blogs participating in the blurb blitz here for more excerpts. Enjoy!
Title: Don't Mess with Gracie
Series: The Amazing Gracie Trilogy Book 3
Author: Carol Kilgore
Genre: Romance, Mystery
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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.

**Don't Mess with Gracie will be on sale from March 4th until March 18th for $0.99. Beginning March 19th, it will be the regular price of  $3.99.**

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Excerpt:
Gracie’s heart still pounded from the fall, but as she completed the half-turn, her eyes locked with Milo’s. Her whole world zoomed into focus. Her heart stilled to its normal beat. What was going on? Milo looked different. She didn’t know him well, but she’d never noticed such an intensity. It was as if he were exploring her soul. Only one tiny muscle on the left side of his jaw moved. He hadn’t shaved, and she had a wild desire to run her fingers over the blond stubble to quiet the movement, soothe him.

“Did I hit my head?” Must have.

“No. I caught you.”

He’d gotten a haircut. His shaggy hair was tamer. Why did she tingle inside? Maybe something ruptured. Milo continued to study her. She drank in his attention.

His eyes—I feel like he’s kissing me with just his look. Her knees shook. “Do you know one of your eyes is greener than the other?” Oh, stupid! Of course he knows. He sees them in the mirror every day.

“I do know that.” He smiled. “Baseball bat to the browner one when I was a kid.”

“Omigod, Milo! She’s bleeding! Fix her.”

The spell was broken. Gracie blinked before glancing toward the door. A woman who looked like Milo except with long hair and makeup hurried toward them.

Milo squeezed Gracie’s shoulders. “Cameron, this is Gracie Hofner, my landlord’s niece. Gracie, this is my sister, Cameron.” He nodded toward the woman standing two feet away.
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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.

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

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Giveaway:
Carol Kilgore will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. Be sure to leave a comment on a different blog participating in the bliz each day to increase your chance of winning. You can find a list of participating blogs here. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

110 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Gracie here today. I'll be out for a few hours around lunch time, but I'll check in before and after.

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  2. This sounds like an incredible book.

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    1. It was fun to write. I hope you'll enjoy reading it :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing and the excerpt. After reading the excerpt for book 3, I am going to check out the other 2 books.

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    1. Thank you! Me, too :)
      My cover designer, Ada Frost, is awesome ♥

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  5. I hadn't heard of this series until today! So glad I stopped by the blog!

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    1. I'm glad, too! Try it... and share with your friends :)

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  6. How many hours do you spend working a week? I hope your book is a success. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  7. I don't count the hours I work. My real life is hectic and, at times, chaotic. I probably work equal amounts of time on actual writing and on writing "things" - which I lump together as fun stuff like blogging and other social media and work stuff like setting up sales, blog tours, bookkeeping. I get up at 7 and go to bed around 11. Somehow everything that breathes and eats gets a little attention, the health department hasn't come around, and we eat and sleep. In between, I write.

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  8. Great excerpt, sounds like a good book!

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  9. Sounds like a great read the government is interesting.

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    1. I hope readers will find it fun and interesting.

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  10. Oh my gosh! this excerpt has a line that just jumped out at me: I feel like he's kissing me with just his look. Love it!

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    1. So glad you like that line! It's one of my favorites in this book ♥

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    1. Thanks! The amazing Ada Frost is my cover designer.

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  12. Gracie sounds like an amazing character. I would love to read her story.

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    1. I hope you will!

      I'm doing a Goodreads giveaway now for the first book in the trilogy. Enter to win one of a hundred Kindle copies of Book 1 - JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH - here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/289235-jalapeno-cupcake-wench

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  13. I have not heard of this trilogy. It sounds like good reads!

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    1. I hope you will read the full trilogy. See my comment above to Jeanna Massman about a current giveaway of the first trilogy book. Don't Mess with Gracie, Book 3, is 99cents until March 18. Great time to gather all the books.

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  14. The cover looks nice, but the yellow swirls made it hard for me to read the title.

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  15. This sounds great, pretty cover!

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    1. All thanks go to my amazing cover designer Ada Frost.

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  17. Sounds good! Want a Milo in my life too...

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  18. I need to get busy and read the other stories since this is the conclusion in the series. Sounds like a great story.

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    1. I'm giving away 100 Kindle copies of the first book, Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, on Goodreads right now thru March 19. Go enter; your chances are as good as anyone's. Plus I'll sprinkle a little fairy dust here for added good wishes :)

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  19. Congratulations on your newest book. It sounds like a great finish to the series.

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  20. This sounds like a book I will love! I'm really looking forward to reading it.

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  21. Can't wait to read this. Seems like my type of read.

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  22. I'll have to check out the first book in the series.

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    1. The books, in order, are:
      Jalapeno Cupcake Wench
      Bluebonnet Ballerina
      Don't Mess with Gracie

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  23. I am new to the author and would love to read the series. I like the excerpt!

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    1. Your words are music to my ears, Antoinette :)
      You can find all my books here:
      https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Kilgore/e/B008FRCXQY

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  24. Love the excerpt and cover. Sounds like a fab read!

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  25. You are a new author to me...I love the cover the title, and the promo about this book! Can’t wait to dive into your books!

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  26. Elizabeth TarlowMarch 8, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Thanks for this chance! Love your romantic suspense novels!

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  27. Thanks for the chance I love romantic suspense books

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  28. I enjoyed the excerpt and the cover looks great!

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  29. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

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  30. Have you been formally trained as a writer? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. If you mean do I have a degree in English or some form of literature, no I do not. If you mean have I studied novel writing, yes I have - many classes, seminars, discussions with editors and other writers and other things like that. Plus I've written a lot of words.

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  31. This sounds like an awesome read.

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  32. Love the cover.. It makes me want to read this book....

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  33. Woohoo! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  34. I like book with mystery in it! Will check the first 2 books in the series
    Thank you Carol for this lovely chance

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    1. You're most welcome, Nina. I hope you will become Gracie's newest fan!

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  35. Sounds like a great read. I like the excerpt.

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  36. This sounds like a great book. I love the cover!

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  37. This looks like a fun read. I like the cover!

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  38. Oh I love the look of this, it looks like a fabulous read!

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  39. Sounds pretty good and worth a read.

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  40. I love the cover! Gotta grab one for myself :)

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  41. sounds like a fun one

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  42. sounds like a fun one

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  43. I love the bright pink shade of the cover. This book is such a fun, must-read! It would make a great miniseries for TV!

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  44. Looking forward to reading this! Love the cover!

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  45. great cover it really does make you want to know what the book is about.

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  46. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

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