Welcome, Carol and Summer!
I’m so happy to be here with you today. I came by to chat about my debut novel, In Name Only, and to give you a personal glimpse of the main character, Summer Newcombe. I also want to let your readers know that the Kindle edition of In Name Only is on sale at Amazon for the holidays at only $2.99 until December 15.
I went looking for Summer … and found her at the beach! In December! But she does live on Padre Island, off the south Texas coast, where it’s warm this time of year.
So grab your favorite beverage and enjoy learning a little more about what makes Summer tick.
CK: How are you doing now that the novel’s been out for a few months?
SN: Great! At first I was embarrassed by all the attention.
CK: I want the readers to know a little more about you. So let’s get started. What’s your favorite color?
SN: It’s always been blue, but now it’s hot pink!
CK: Girly-girl or tomboy?
CK: How old were you when you went on your first date?
SN: Ancient. I was nineteen, and a sophomore in college. That was my first real date. I was petrified.
CK: None in high school?
SN: A bunch of us hung out together. And my parents were protective. I always had my head in a book. So did everyone else in our group. We all went everywhere together – even to prom. But I crushed on Vincent Chang for a while, and he kissed me once.
CK: I think we all have a story like that. What’s one thing you had to learn how to do that you hated doing?
SN: Learning how to shoot a gun. Hated it. But I’m glad I learned how.
CK: One more question. What would you do for a Klondike Bar?
SN: I don’t think I can say that here.
CK: Wow. You surprised me. Good for you.
Now that you know a little more about Summer, here’s something about her story in In Name Only.
No home. No family. No place to hide. For Summer Newcombe, that's only the beginning.
The night Summer escapes from a burning Padre Island eatery and discovers the arsonist is stalking her, is the same night she meets Fire Captain Gabriel Duran. As much as she's attracted to Gabe, five years in the Federal Witness Security Program because of her father’s testimony against a mob boss have taught her the importance of being alone and invisible.
No matter how much she yearns for a real home, Summer relinquished that option the night she killed the man who murdered her father. But Gabe breaks down her guard and places both of them in danger. Summer has vowed never to kill again, but she's frantic she'll cost Gabe his life unless she stops running and fights for the future she wants with the man she loves.
REMEMBER: The Kindle edition of In Name Only is on sale until December 15 for only $2.99. You can find both the Kindle and the paperback editions HERE.
Carol Kilgore is a Texas native who has lived in locations across the U.S. as the wife of a Coast Guard officer. Back under the hot Texas sun in San Antonio, Carol writes a blend of mystery, suspense, and romance she calls Crime Fiction with a Kiss. She and her husband share their home and patio with two active herding dogs, and every so often the dogs let them sit on the sofa.
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