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pposterkissandthrillFinal Reminder from KISS AND THRILL:

Tomorrow, May 31st, is the final day of the Brenda Novak Online Auction for Diabetes Research. Please go bid and give to a charity close to our hearts. This is our second year donating to the Brenda Novak Auction and whether you are a published author or a soon-to-be-published author our K&T Package has something for you! The highest bidder wins ALL OF THIS:


Gwen: One signed copy of Scrivener for Dummies;

Free enrollment in an upcoming Scrivener online class.

Carey: Winner’s choice of paperback or digital copy of FIRST DO NO EVIL

Critique of up to 20 pages – any genre

Diana: A video interview that may be used in conjunction with the Kiss and Thrill interview, or on another site (possibly including Video may also be posted on my YouTube channel and will be available to post on your own website. If winner is not an author, it will be reasonably tailored to their needs and used as best suits them. Winner must arrange to be filmed in the DC area or at a conference where we are both attending. Video to match limits of previous work as seen on my YouTube channel. Prize must be used within 18 months of winning bid.

Lena: Signed print copies of all my books that are currently in print;

I will name a secondary character in an upcoming novel after the person who wins our auction item;

Offer to critique a synopsis (up to 10 pages) or a query letter.

Sharon: Critique of the first 5,000 words of a romantic suspense manuscript and a 675 word synopsis for the prestigious Daphne Du Maurier contest sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter.

Manda: An autographed copy of the Ugly Ducklings Trilogy plus coverflats

Sarah: 50 page critique/beta read of your romantic suspense

A $25 Amazon gift card

One Kiss & Thrill t-shirt (size XL, wear as nightshirt)

One Kiss & Thrill badge/lapel pin

Rachel: Autographed copies of CONCRETE EVIDENCE and GRAVE DANGER

Krista: will help Diana host the Kiss and Thrill group blog author interview of you!


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Thanks to all of the commenters and viewers who joined us on Tuesday. The winner of Stacy Green’s TIN GOD swag is:

Susan Muller! Congratulations, Susan, click the CONTACT US tab and let us know your address.


Join us next Tuesday, June 4th. Carey Baldwin is hosting Alison alisonstoneplainpursuitStone, author of  the fabulous suspense: PLAIN PURSUIT

And the Winners Are…

slideFirstDoNoEvil300 (1)Thank you all so much for sharing my print release day with me! I couldn’t ask for a more wonderful group of blog mates and readers! I love having the chance to share my journey with you all!

The winner of a signed copy of FIRST DO NO EVIL is Brenda Rumsey

What a treat it was to have the awesome Elisabeth Naughton with us on Monday! Thank you Elisabeth and please come back soon!

The winner of BOUND is Beth HaneyBoundFINALNYTtag

Winners please contact us here with your snail mail addresses so that we can send out your books! Congrats and happy reading! 

Carey Baldwin’s Spectacular Announcement! (Drum roll…)

Lena, I don’t know how spectacular the news is, but I’m danged excited! Today is the day the paperback version of FIRST DO NO EVIL is officially released into the world. That’s right, all of you who don’t do e-readers (like my  Aunt Lynn) can now read my debut romantic thriller. Help me celebrate by leaving a comment below, and I’ll give one randomly chosen commenter a signed print copy. slideFirstDoNoEvil300 (1)

The reviews are in for FIRST DO NO EVIL 

“Engaging, witty, intelligent and fresh. Add in hot romance and scintillating suspense, and Carey Baldwin has penned a winner!”~ New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard

“A first rate thriller…with plenty of sizzle to boot!”~Fresh Fiction

“First Do No Evil by Carey Baldwin hits all the right notes in a compelling, superbly written romantic suspense thriller that grabbed me from the beginning and still hasn’t let go.” ~The Romance Dish

“Carey Baldwin puts the Thrill in Thriller. A sexy, tense, sometimes shocking story that will grab you from page one and never let go. FIRST DO NO EVIL is fast-paced, smart, and daring – a roller-coaster ride that will steal your breath and set your pulse racing. This story should come with a health warning! But the delicious love story is worth the risk.” ~ Lena Diaz author of HE KILLS ME HE KILLS ME NOT and SIMON SAYS DIE
“…A dazzling talent for writing pure evil.”~ Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

“A perfect example of a well-balanced mix between suspense, romance and strong characterization… This book made me gasp…bite my nails in suspense, cry with its emotional intensity and sigh with its romance. Carey Baldwin wooed me with her excellent writing, heart-pounding suspense and fabulous characters. She’s been added to my list of go-to authors for romantic thrillers! I was just blown away. A perfect 10.” ~ Pearl’s World of Romance

For those of you who are interested here are the blurb and links.


Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iTunes

One killer is in her blood. The other is in her house.

There’s a killer lurking in Dr. Skylar Novak’s family tree: the gene for breast cancer. That’s why her brilliant brother invented the Bella vaccine. But even if the miracle drug protects her from the cancer that took her mother’s life, it can’t save Sky from the flesh and bone evil stalking her in secret.

When the killer strikes, detective Daniel Benson finds himself in the wrong place at the right time. The bold detective manages to save Sky’s life…just in time for her to return the favor. Survival leads to seduction, and Danny risks everything—his career, even his life, to keep Sky safe. But will the buried sins they uncover cost him her heart?

Danny’s strong arms may hold her close, but only Sky can stop the terror that’s coming next…


Contents include: One heart-melting hero—good luck getting this delicious detective out of your head. One reluctant heroine—wielding a Glock was never on her to-do list. One crazed villain—an entire flock of baa baa black sheep won’t be enough to put you to sleep. And a lifesaving vaccine with one deadly side effect—murder.


Don’t forget to comment below for a chance to win a signed copy of FIRST DO NO EVIL.

And now for the Winner announcement from Thursday’s post about Angi Morgan’s newest release, Protecting Their Child…

Jan Vanengen, You are the winner of a copy of PROTECTING THEIR CHILD by Angi Morgan.

Nancycinnc, You have won a copy of EXPLOSIVE ATTRACTION by Lena Diaz.

Please use the Contact Us page to provide your email address and your preference (Nook or Kindle copy) to receive your prize!


LegallyUndercover200x300-4 Thank you all for stopping by and “meeting” debut author Rachel Kall this week. A random name was drawn from the commenters on her post. Rachel is going to gift that person a free ebook copy of LEGALLY UNDERCOVER!

Congratulations Leslie P. Garcia ! You are the lucky winner! Please click on the Contact Us button and let us know your email address and your preference (Nook or Kindle copy).

Diana Belchase shows off her video interview skills again by interviewing…me (Lena Diaz) on Tuesday. I hope you’ll stop by!

And the Winners Are …

Thank you Diane Kelly for entertaining us with your stories from the bowels of the IRS!  Remember, Diane’s latest book is Death, Taxes and a Peach Sangria, Death-Taxes-and-Peach-Sangria-115x188and Love, Luck and Little Green Men.  Her upcoming book, Death, Taxes, and Hot Pink Leg Warmers will be out this June 4th, 2013, and can be pre-ordered now.

Congratulations to our winners: Diana Miller, Susan, and Bella, who have all won a copy of Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure.  Please remember to contact me within 10 days with your contact and snail mail information in order to claim your prize.

Next up is our Rachel interviewing Julie Ann Walker author-photoon Tuesday.  You’re invited to sit back, get comfortable, and get to know Julie, her imaginative storytelling, and her hot, Black Knights, Inc. series.


swoon Thank you to ALL of you who stopped by to comment and share your bucket-list item (travel clearly won!)

A special shout-out to Caryn Moya Block who wins a copy of Rolynn Anderson’s SWOON!

Congratulations, Caryn.

Please click on the Contact Us button and let us know how we can send it to you.

Mary Kay Andrews will be appearing on Tuesday, February 26 to reveal her secret identity.

A kiss and thrill exclusive!

She’ll also be giving away TEN books to lucky fans who leave a comment. Please join us.


Manda Collins-How to Entice an Earl Thank you to ALL the commenters who stopped by on Tuesday to share their own Ugly Duckling story! A copy of Manda Collins’ newest release HOW TO ENTICE AN EARL goes to…


Congratulations, lsureader! Please click on the Contact Us tab and let us know where we can send it.

Join us next week for 3 author interviews! Yes, you read it right.

Cover-The Marshal's Witness - Lena Diaz Tuesday is Dueling U.S. Marshal stories.Morgan-DangerousMemories-Cover

Featuring Harlequin Intrigue authors Angi Morgan and K&T’s own Lena Diaz.

Find out how tense and romantic the WitSec program can be from an author’s eye!

Killing Time by Cindy GerardNext Friday, Feb 8th, Carey Baldwin hosts one of our favorite repeat (and bestselling) authors CINDY GERARD! Cindy will be dishing about the her new release, Killing Time, which happens to be the first in her brand new series, One Eyed Jacks! 

Thursday Winner!




Please click on the Contact Us tab above and let us know if you would like a paperback version (mailing address) or digital copy (email address.) Please respond within 10 days.

And a special thank you to all the K&T readers who commented on Tuesday!

Next Week we have TWO exciting blogs hosted by Rachel Grant. What does that mean for you? Double the chance of winning HUGE GIVEAWAYS! Pay attention to the days of interviews/prizes!

Monday, Dec. 17th
Kat Martin is guest blogging.  She will give away a signed copy of AGAINST THE ODDS to one lucky commenter!
Winner to be announced on Wednesday, Dec 19th.
Tuesday, Dec. 18th
Rachel interviews Julie Ann Walker.  Julie will give one lucky winner signed copies of the first three Black Knights Inc. books,  HELL ON WHEELS,  IN RIDES TROUBLE,  REV IT UP.
Winner to be announced on Thursday, Dec 20th.
See you all next week!
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