Monday, November 6, 2017

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench

◊ Series: The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, Book One
◊ Paperback: 346 pages
◊ Genre: Cozy Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
◊ Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 6, 2017)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1977849679
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1977849670


 A hot and spicy taste of murder—and beyond.

Law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner is assigned to a trendy San Antonio bakery to watch for a delivery. In addition to the intoxicating aromas of sugar and chocolate, she also has to fight her own attraction to the man working beside her, Donovan Beck. He’s a hunk and a half and perfect for a spring fling. If she had more time, Donovan would rank higher on her to-do list. But the number one spot is occupied by her search for a missing little girl, the target of a killer.
Gracie needs to find her pronto, and the odd super-instinct quirk that’s started plaguing her may help. If not, she can always listen if it says to buy a lottery ticket. Jalapeno Cupcake Wench is the first book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, a story so big, it takes three books to tell it.

When the first few paragraphs of a story make you feel like you know the protagonist, you can bet the rest of the tale is going to hold your attention until the very end.

That’s the case with author Carol Kilgore’s latest release, JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH. The story is the first installment in Kilgore’s Amazing Gracie Trilogy. If the tantalizing book cover isn’t enough to pull you quickly in, the first few pages will do the trick.

The author has created characters with faults and troubles readers can relate to. The characters are realistic with traits you will love and/or hate. With an eye for detail, the author places the reader in the middle of the action. She makes you feel a part of the adventure.

The story moves at a great pace keeping you on your toes with the twists and turns. Once you meet Gracie, you’ll be glad there are more stories to come.

Filled with suspense and a good dose of romance, JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH will stay with you long after you turn the last page.

Jalapeno Cupcake Wench by Carol Kilgore, The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, Book One, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, @2017, ISBN: 978-1977849670, Paperback, 346 Pages

FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

Thanks so much for stopping by. What is a trait a character can have that makes you feel you know a person like that?


  1. I am really, really looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for the reminder.

  2. Hi Mason - such a great name ... and I love mysteries ... cheers Hilary

  3. Carol will be thrilled with your review!

  4. What an interesting combination for a dessert! And it is a great title for the book, too. Sounds like an interesting premise - thanks for sharing, Mason.

    1. Chocolate with chiles is awesome - that little touch of heat with the sweet. Mmmm...makes my mouth water :)

  5. Great review thank you this sounds good. Penney

  6. Replies
    1. Thank you! It takes a village to birth a book :)

  7. Thank you for your review, Mason. Alex was right - I am thrilled with your comments.

    During the three years I lived with Gracie before this book was published, we became good friends. Even so, when you take your BFF to a party with your friends from another part of your life, you never know how everyone will get along. It's good to see that Gracie plays well with others :)

  8. Every time I see Carol's cover and read her title, I chuckle. It's on my TBR list. I know it's going to be fun.

  9. Nice! I just got my copy in the mail. I'm excited.


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