We're starting with a bang today and an awesome author, Carol Kilgore!
Carol Kilgore, and I write Crime Fiction with a Kiss. Thank you, Alex, for hosting me today.
Once upon a time, there was a jewel thief . . .
So begins the tale of Kat Marengo and Dave Krizak. The story could go all kinds of ways. The jewel thief could be
• an especially mischievous fairy who delights in swapping one jewel for another.
• a zombie who believes emeralds are brains.
• an octopus-like creature from Neptune who adorns his tentacles with NASA probes.
• a mermaid who uses sunken treasure to purchase aquarium space for herself at SeaWorld.
But in my new novel, SECRETS OF HONOR, my jewel thief is a government agent doing her job.
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. They have 24 hours to locate a kidnapped girl, or they will have to fight for the life of the first lady.
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HERE. Each month I hold a new contest giving away free books and swag by the Author of the Month. This month, the author is Susan Swiderski. Susan is giving away a signed copy of HOT FLASHES AND COLD LEMONADE and a copy of OLD BROADS WAXING POETIC, an anthology benefitting CARE International.
Industry expert and author, Anne R. Allen, will be our guest at the IWSG Site on Wednesday.
Jessica McKendry’s From the Ashes is on sale for 99 cents. Buy it at Amazon.
Julie Flanders’ Polar Nights, is now available for 99 cents. You can find The Turnagain Arm at Amazon.
Dean K. Miller
It will also be free on Amazon October 10-12.
Milo James Fowler was just released.
Find it on Amazon.
Plus Black Hellborn is on sale for 99 cents and her next book, Starry Love, is available for preorder.
And Destination Star Trek 3 took place this past weekend. @StarTrek sent out a lot of images from the convention, including this one of Next Generation wrapping up the second day:
One thing I learned was never say no to an anthology. I turned down submitting a piece to The Tree of Life because I was busy at the time. (Yeah – stupid!) Fortunately, Samantha asked me to contribute to Heroes of Phenomena, and I didn’t say no a second time.
I never realized how much effort was involved in an anthology until now. Let me give you a backstage view of what the IWSG Admins have been doing:
Me – Gathering all email submissions and all IWSG posts (which meant reading every single one.) Gathering and requesting bios, permission, and websites, then logging all entries on a spreadsheet and sending out to be proofed. (By Friday my brain was mush - my apologies to all the bloggers I didn't visit toward the end of last week.)
Joylene, Susan, Michelle, and Joy – Human Spell Check machines and proofers. (Wow, did they read a lot of words! And poor Michelle had the flu last week.)
Lynda – Final proofing and organizing submissions for the book, noting issues and quotes and other stuff. (She did a LOT of reading!)
Diane – Format the entire mess into a book. (Good luck!)
So, as you can see, a lot of work went into this book. But we couldn’t have done it without all of you!
And I want to point out one very special submission. It was on making book trailers, and unfortunately the videos won’t make it into the book. But you have to see what HJ Blenkinsop created for us! This is just one of three:
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Think Carol’s story is better without the octopus creature from Neptune? Picking up some new books? Follow along with Destination Star Trek 3’s events? Enjoy this past week’s IWSG or contribute to the anthology? Wonder what a Ninja’s brain looks like when it turns to mush…?
Wednesday will be some light fun, trivia, and maybe even a bit about the Ninja…
And if you can co-host the IWSG in November or December, please leave a comment!