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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Promo and Tour Wide GIVEAWAY with author Kim Carmichael

Promo and Tour Wide GIVEAWAY with author Kim Carmichael

Welcome back everyone! Just recovering from some serious internet connection issues … argh! Sometimes technology just doesn’t seem worth it. Know what I mean? Anyway, we finally got a technician out after about a week and a half of no internet to speak of. So here I am. Back and ready to go. You will see several posts over the next few days in my effort to honor the stops that I scheduled and missed. A huge apology to the authors! I had no intention of this happening and I apologize profusely! Luckily, I now have the scheduling feature of Blogger figured out and will be utilizing it like candy! That means no more missed stops and a lot more reading enjoyment for all of my wonderful readers. Yay! Also, I have read this short story and am working on the review now. You will see that posted tomorrow. So … looking to the future and a whole lot of fun … let’s kick off my “return” with a promo, shall we? It is my pleasure to introduce to you all …


Kim Carmichael began writing eight years ago when her love of happy endings inspired her to create her own.  She has a weakness for bad boys and techno geeks, and married her own computer whiz after he proved he could keep all her gadgets running.  When not writing, she can usually be found slathered in sunscreen trolling Los Angeles and helping top doctors build their practices.

You can find out more about Ms. Carmichael at the following places:

**Tramp Stamp Series, Book 1**

Genre:  Contemporary romance with some suspense elements.
Publisher:  Keith Publications
ISBN: 978-1-936372-46-1
Number of pages: 17
Word Count: 5000
Cover Artist: Elisa Elaine Luevanos


Agent Gwen Fredricks is a living target.  Captured after a failed mission, the code to crack a safe has literally been permanently hidden on her.  To free herself, she must retrieve a final key.  

All Agent Colin Alexander has to do to avoid a desk job is get a code said to be on an enemy agent.   He never dreamed it would actually be on the agent, especially Gwen.

The simple shoot-and-swoop mission takes a turn for these two sometime-lovers and full-time rivals when they call a truce to give into their desire.  Now with the promise to keep both hands on each other at all times, they share a night together.  Loyalties are tested when Gwen manages to swipe the key away, and Colin discovers the code carefully embedded into Gwen's tramp stamp tattoo in a glow of UV light.  When morning comes they must decide if what they feel for each other is worth betraying their agencies.

Watch: Book Trailer

Buy Link: Amazon


"Stop!" A man yelled.
The barrel of another gun met her inches from her face. She tensed, not from the gun, but from the familiar inflection in his voice. The position of both their weapons hid the man's face.
"Get in and lower your gun, or we'll both lose."                 
"Back up and lower yours, or you won't have a hand left." No one told her what to do, not ever again. The click of her cocking her weapon echoed around them.
He stepped back. "Get in and close the door."
With her gun still raised, she stepped and waited for her opponent to flinch first.
"Now." He moved a fraction of an inch.
She did the same, and with the silent acknowledgement they would both comply, they lowered their guns in unison. She almost shot herself in the foot at the sight of the man who greeted her. Before she made a mistake, she de-cocked her gun and shook her head. "Colin?" Her body betrayed her by trembling. Was this her punishment?
"Gwen." He shoved the gun in his waistband. "You're the one. I would have never guessed."
Think. She screamed at herself to remember her training, and not allow him to best her or distract her. She glanced around the room, giving her time to not look at him. Agents were supposed to be everyday people and blend in, but Colin Alexander stood out. From the moment she quite literally fell into his lap through a two-story ceiling three years ago, she wasn't sure why his agency chose such a standout. She supposed his combed-back black hair and golden eyes were some bizarre form of female torture.

So what did you think? I would love to hear what you all think! Have you read Ms. Carmichael’s work before? Maybe you have read this short story before. Tell me what you thought of it. And if this book is new to you, tell me why you would (or wouldn’t) be likely to read it.

This giveaway is tour wide. You can participate at any of the stops associated with this tour. I have no control over the way you can enter as the Rafflecopter was created for the tour in its entirety by the tour company and/or the author. However, if you would like a chance to win, I have included the Rafflecopter entry form below. Up for grabs are:

6 prize packs filled with vintage harlequin novels, a necklace, skin care, and bookmark
2 prize packs with vintage harlequin novels, skin care and a bookmark



a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks so much for spending some time with us today! And best of luck to all who enter!
Until next time …

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