Wednesday, July 25, 2018


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Carol Kilgore will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Gracie Hofner returns, and chaos reigns—including a couple of ghosts trying to save their granddaughter. But as Gracie dances from problem to problem, she’s unaware the music has been orchestrated into a murderous symphony.

When a different melody reaches Gracie’s ears from a guitar played by the new tenant living in her garage apartment, her tension vanishes. She listens unseen, cocooned in the shadows on her patio, and wonders who he’s longing for—and how it would feel for someone to crave her that much.

She can’t dwell on those thoughts, however. Problems of murder and missing prisoners abound. To say nothing of the ghosts. No one ever said being a law enforcement consultant would be easy.

Bluebonnet Ballerina follows Jalapeno Cupcake Wench and is the second book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy.


“Ow! Ow! Ow!” Gracie Hofner twitched with each exclamation.

“For crying out loud, Gracie, you’d think I was trying to kill you.”

“You are. This is supposed to feel good.” Gracie tried to lift herself up.

Ariana held her down with one arm and tortured her with the other. “You’ve got a knot bigger than Thor’s fist in here. I’m working it loose.”

“It’ll work itself out.”

“No it won’t. It’ll give you a headache and neck spasms and a hitch in your side. Now lie still and shut up.” A hundred and ten skinny pounds of pure muscle and bone returned to attacking Gracie’s back.

Ariana Ayala was Gracie’s best friend, but when Ariana went into massage mode, arguing was futile. This was her first massage in her friend’s new studio, but nothing about her technique had changed. Gracie sighed and tried to relax. The more she loosened up, the harder Ariana dug. The woman had forty fingers and ten elbows, all of them poking Gracie’s sore back.

“Much better now.” Ariana continued to knead the same spot, except with much less pressure. That’s what it felt like, but Ariana always said the pressure was the same. The difference was the muscle had relaxed. “Next time, I’ll work on it again. It won’t be as bad. You must’ve had one hell of a week.”

“Something like that.”

“You can tell me later. Relax now. You’ll enjoy the rest of this.”

About the Author

Carol Kilgore, Author
Carol Kilgore is the award-winning author of The Amazing Gracie Trilogy. 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 and be the first to know when the third book in the Amazing Gracie Trilogy will be released by visiting her website and subscribing to her newsletter at 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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Mary Preston said...

This sounds like such an original story.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Carol Kilgore said...

Thank you for hosting me today! Looking forward to meeting your readers.

Carol Kilgore said...

Mary - I hope you'll enjoy reading. Gracie hopes so, too :)

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Victoria Alexander said...

I love the cover!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I look forward to reading this!

Carol Kilgore said...

Rita - Thank you :)

Victoria - Cover designer Ada Frost deserves total credit for the Amazing Gracie covers. I ♥ her!

Julie - Cool! Makes my day :)

Kim said...

I like your cover.

Bernie Wallace said...

Good luck on your books release. I hope you sell alot of copies. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Carol Kilgore said...

Kim - Thanks. My cover designer is Ada Frost. She's amazing!

Bernie - Thanks! I appreciate your good wishes.

Unknown said...

I love the cover and expert sounds like an awesome story added to my wish list πŸ’žπŸ’ž

Carol Kilgore said...

Tiffany - Cool! May all your wishes come true :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Carol🌹 Same to you! Thanks for sharing about the book and about yourself 🌟🌟🌹🌟

Unknown said...

One clicked can't wait to start reading πŸ’žπŸ’«

Carol Kilgore said...

Tiffany - My pleasure. Oh cool about the one-click ♥ Thank you!

Unknown said...

I'm loving the book I definitely recommend it 🌹🌟