CONGRATULATIONS TO JENNA BLUE WHO WINS A DIGITAL COPY OF:
Jenna, please click on the Contact Us tab above within the next 10 days and let us know where we can send it. I just know you’ll love the story!
CONGRATULATIONS TO JULIE OEST
Julie, you won a print copy of BODY OF EVIDENCE and an ebook by either: Melissa F Miller, M A Comley, Cheryl Bradshaw, Toni Dwiggins, or Phoenix Sullivan! Please Contact us with your mailing address and choice of ebook.
Next Tuesday Kiss and Thrill will be hosted by Diana Belchase. We look forward to seeing you then!
As a reader, my favorite kind of book is a thriller that features a strong, smart professional woman whose work opens the door to adventure, mystery, and sometimes romance, so it is with great excitement that I share with our Kiss and Thrill readers that CONCRETE EVIDENCE is part of a book bundle with just these types of books. It’s a thrill to see my title included with these great books by fabulous authors!
Available only for a limited time, you can get WORKING GIRLS which includes 6 complete novels for just $0.99!
When stakes are at their highest, these working girls draw on the tools of their trades to kick butt, take names and make a difference.
IRREPARABLE HARM – Melissa F Miller
Someone’s using a smartphone app to bring down commercial airliners and only attorney Sasha McCandless and the federal air marshal she’s teamed with can prevent more disasters. When the madman’s killing spree takes a personal turn, Sasha will need both her legal skills and her Krav Maga training to stop him.
GUARANTEED JUSTICE – M A Comley
Retired Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins is happy running her new animal rescue centre with her husband. But when sisters Linda and Fiona Carter come to her desperate to adopt a guard dog, Lorne takes up the mantle of Private Investigator when she learns the reason. Linda was brutally raped by a serial rapist — who’s named Fiona his next victim.
BLACK DIAMOND DEATH – Cheryl Bradshaw
On the slopes of Park City, Utah’s newest ski resort a woman is found dead. Accident — or murder? Private Investigator Sloane Monroe is on the case when a second dead body is found. Now the killer is tracking Sloane’s every move, and her life depends on uncovering the truth before he strikes again.
CONCRETE EVIDENCE – Rachel Grant
Accused of stealing artifacts from a shipwreck, underwater archaeologist Erica Kesling is determined to clear her name. An undercover job with the buyer of the missing antiquities puts her close to her goal. Until a sexy, charismatic intern with secrets of his own shows up, placing her heart — and her life — in jeopardy.
BADWATER – Toni Dwiggins
A terrorist has stolen radioactive material, leading forensic geologists Cassie Oldfield and Walter Shaws on a perilous hunt through Death Valley. The unstable atom — in the hands of an unstable man — is governed by Murphy’s Law. Whatever can go wrong, will. And when it does, field skills won’t be enough to save them.
SECTOR C – Phoenix Sullivan
A pair of seemingly unrelated outbreaks — a rise in human stroke-like cases and a rapidly spreading animal disease — lead a CDC analyst and a veterinarian to a shocking discovery at a big-game compound. But even if they can escape with the secret of Sector C, it may already be too late.
In the WORKING GIRLS book bundle, the heroines are: an attorney, two private investigators, an archaeologist, a forensic geologist, and a veterinarian. Today’s question for our readers: what is your fantasy adventure career?
One commenter will win a print copy of BODY OF EVIDENCE and an ebook by one of the other WORKING GIRLS authors – winners choice!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Kiss & Thrill!
It’s also a special week because November 29th is our two year anniversary—we can’t believe it. We’re thankful to all of our readers and the many wonderful authors who have joined us since we put up our banner in 2011.
We hope you’ll join us by celebrating with a virtual cupcake.
Let’s also celebrate this week’s winner: rw1010 (at 2: 26pm) won a copy of Brenda Novak’s historical romantic suspense, Through The Smoke. Congratulations! Contact us within the next ten days to claim your prize.
Here’s to many more years of kisses and thrills.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
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Gravity is the latest in a string of spectacular films by two of my favorite actors, George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The cinematography is incredible and well worth seeing in 3-D. My husband enjoyed it so much, that after seeing it by himself, he dragged me to the movies to see it with him a second time. He knew how much I love everything to do with space travel — enough for the International Space Station to feature prominently in my third book.
So, before you start hurling things at me, why did I hate the film so much?
Well, without trying to reveal the entire plot (SPOILER ALERT)
the film is about a female physician/astronaut (Bullock) who, for some reason I couldn’t figure out, was installing a part on an orbiting telescope. Things go terribly wrong and Bullock and Clooney end up in trouble in space. The problem is that NASA-trained astronaut, Bullock, completely panics. Male astronaut, Clooney, must get her to calm down and help her figure things out. Of course, he is also much stronger, more adept, and unremittingly cheerful.
I am so tired of this kind of thing. I have seen big brave men cower in dental offices and teeny women take on drug pushers on their kid’s playground. Why then must females always be depicted as inept? Why must women panic and be “saved” by the big hunky guy on the screen? If this character is a physician, she would be the one to calm down those around her. Her training would help her to improvise and seek alternatives. She certainly wouldn’t need her non-medical partner to tell her that she is losing oxygen in her suit because she’s breathing too fast!
Yet, NY publishers love this kind of woman in peril plot line, too. So many of my writer friends are being turned down because their suspense novels have women who save the day and/or have too much plot for a romance. Don’t you love that one? If we love romance, we must not like to mix that with complicated plots or our wee little heads might explode!
My observations impressed my husband enough for him to change his views about the film and to encourage me to write this post. So, please tell me — would you like to see complicated plots in romantic suspense novels? If a woman is the alpha hero (notice I didn’t say heroine on purpose) can her love interest still be sexy?
We’ve lost some pretty incredible female astronauts in recent years. I like to think that during the tragedies that cost them their lives, they were every bit as brave, as collected, and as resourceful as their male colleagues.
My hat goes off to everyone who works in and toward the goal of space. To me, you are all heroes.
Now for a real win — the lovely and wonderful Karna Small Bodman has decided to give away, not one as planned, but three copies of her ebook, The Agent! The lucky three winners: Kimberly MacCarron, Carmen Pacheco, and Kerryn Reid, will get a taste of the wonderful writing and clever plots that make Karna one of my favorite authors. Please remember to contact us within ten days with your snail and email information or you may forfeit your prize. For those of you who didn’t win, more information on Karna’s books is available on her website: KarnaSmallBodman.com.
Please join us this Tues, Nov 26th as our own Sarah Andre interviews the amazing and fabulous Brenda Novak. We’re especially glad to have Brenda back because she’s been such a friend to our blog — and with our 2 year anniversary coming up at the end of this month, it’s quite the happy occasion for us to host an author who’s so generously helped us in our beginning days here. I know you won’t want to miss it!
The Kiss-and-Thrill ladies would like to thank author Patricia Rosemoor for being with us this week. Her paranormal romantic thriller, ANIMAL INSTINCTS, is on sale now!
Now . . . drum roll please . . . the commenter who has won a copy of ANIMAL INSTINCTS is . . . MAUREEN! Congratulations!
To redeem your free book – please email your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org (or go to contact page for details). Remember, we must hear from you within 10 days. And you must provide a US or Canadian address to qualify or another winner will be chosen.
Thank you all so much for commenting! We hope you will bookmark KissAndThrill and visit often or better yet, subscribe!
What’s next on the Kiss and Thrill blog?
Tuesday, November 19th, Diana chats with KARNA SMALL BODMAN!