Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A-Z Solomon's Compass Style: Book Release and Boatyard


Hi!

This is AJ again. I think I’m starting to get the hang of these introductions.

First … it’s Carol’s Big Day!

This is Release Day for SOLOMON’S COMPASS!

A missing belt—her uncle’s prized possession. The lure of buried treasure. And a sexy former SEAL who makes U.S. Coast Guard Commander Taylor Campbell crazy. What more could any woman want. Right?

Taylor is in Rock Harbor, Texas, on a quest to unearth her uncle’s treasure—a journey far outside the realm of her real life. There’s one glitch. Taylor's certain the buried treasure was all in Uncle Randy's dementia-riddled mind. Now he’s dead.

Former SEAL Jake Solomon is in Rock Harbor under false pretenses to protect Taylor from the fate that befell her uncle and the other members of a tight circle of Coast Guardsmen called the Compass Points who served together on Point boats in Vietnam.

Jake is definitely not supposed to become involved with Taylor. That was his first mistake. Taylor is attracted to Jake as well, but she refuses to wait for him to locate the killer when she knows her plan will force her uncle’s murderer into action.

But the killer's actions are just what Jake is afraid of.

You can find our story here: Kindle and Paperback

There’s a boatyard in our story called Copano Bay Boat Works. It’s located on Oyster Bank Road, on the southern outskirts of Rock Harbor.

Carol modeled Rock Harbor on a real Texas town. Here’s a photo of what is actually on the site that is the story home for Copano Bay Boat Works.



And look at that!

It’s a mini-boatyard. But it doesn't look much like Copano Bay Boat Works. Except for some of the equipment.

Any other coastal Texans out there?

Carol has a prize for the first person who can identify the real town AND the real name of this street. 

It's a great price, but I can't tell you what it is. The contest will run throughout A-Z until someone posts the correct answers.

Good luck!

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Today Carol’s blogging with Mason Canyon at Thoughts in Progress. She’s talking about a few things she thought people would have asked about her books.

Tell her I said hi!



43 comments:

Clarissa Draper said...

Bought it!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hey, Carol,
Congrats on your release. Wishing you tons of sales.

Haven't forgotten you, but have a humdinger of a post today.

Laura Eno said...

Woohoo! Congrats! Just bought my copy.

Laura Eno – A Shift in Dimensions

Carol Kilgore said...

Clarissa and Laura - Cool! Thank you!

J.L. - No worries. I'll be around to see Christine in a bit :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

I love the sound of this book.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations, Carol! I'm a Hill Country Texan, does that count?

Susan Kane said...

Congratulations on your books! Looking forward to reading them.

michelle said...

Congratulations Carol!
You must be sooooooo excited!

Julie Flanders said...

Yay for release day!! Congratulations, Carol! I hope you sell books galore. And thanks for sharing the news with us, AJ!

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats on the release! May your book do well. :-)

Kimberly Gabriel said...

I've seen this book around quite a bit lately! Looks good!

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, congrats on your release!!! I have you going up tomorrow, as Carol and Compass both start with C!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

So happy for you, Carol!!

Nick Wilford said...

Happy Launch Day!! All the best!

Carol Kilgore said...

Donna - Cool :)

Bish - Of course! Everyone is welcome to participate in the contest.

Susan - Great! Welcome to the Tiki Hut :)

Michelle - I am :)

Julie - AJ had a couple of things to do, so I'm here right now. Hope he's back soon!

Tara Tyler said...

congratulations!!!

exciting times ahead!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Just bought it....shh now while I go read.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

Definitely be a book I will be purchasing.

Congrats, Carol. You should be mighty proud of yourself!

E.J. Wesley said...

Happy book birthday, CK! :D Off to tweet it to the winds. :)

mental mosaic said...

I work at my hubby's boat repair shop here in north Texas, so I'll run the info by him & my coworkers to see if we can guess the town!


It's my first trip to the Tiki Hut. I love all things Tiki, which is why your link caught my eye on Twitter.

Happy A to Z! :)

~Tui

mental mosaic said...

OK... We're guessing Shell Ridge Road in Rockport, Texas...

I love that Carol based her fictional town on a real town. I'm writing a book based on a real town, too, and I call it Ship Harbor.

~Tui

Gwen Gardner said...

Congratulations on your new release Carol!

Thanks for the lovely introduction, AJ! I have no idea where those photos were taken :)

Julie Luek said...

Congratulations on the release! I love a boat yard and ocean. Craving pina coladas now.

Romance Book Haven said...

Hey, Carol,
Congrats on your release. Wishing you mega sales.

~Nas~

Heather M. Gardner said...

Best of luck! Sound great!
HMG

L.G. Smith said...

Yay! Congrats on the Solomon's Compass release!

Carol Kilgore said...

Misha - Thanks! Keep those positive thoughts coming :)

Kimberly - Doing what I can to get the word out :)

Hart - Yay for C! And thank you :)

Alex - Thanks!

Nick - I appreciate your good wishes :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on your release, Carol! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Tara - Thanks! I hope so :)

Delores - sssshhhhhhhh...read :)

Wendy - Great! I'm actually thrilled this book got written and published at all. One problem after another from beginning to still now, LOL.

E.J. - Thank you! You're such a sweet and wonderful friend.

Carol Kilgore said...

mental mosaic - TA-DA! We have a winner!

The prize is a Kindle edition of SOLOMON'S COMPASS!

I'll be in touch by email :)

Nel said...

Congratulations! How exciting!
until next time...nel

Ciara said...

Congratulations on your new release!!! Woot!!

Carol Kilgore said...

Gwen - We have a winner. The were taken in Rockport, Texas!

The rain came about the time AJ got back. There's an accident, and he's working with his tow truck. I think I have this all day :)

Julie - So do I. Grab a cabana boy, and he'll bring you a pina colada muy pronto!

Nas - Thank you, and thank you :)

Heather - And thank you, too!

Luanne - I'm so glad it's finally released!

Carol Fleisher said...

Congrats! I just bought my copy! :)

Damyanti said...

Congratulations...I bought a copy.

Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
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Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Carol,

Congrats on you fantastic new book release! All the best!


Keep it up AJ .... Dude you're doing a great job! Keep looking after Carol; she's got to be a nervous wreck!

Carol Kilgore said...

Golden Eagle - AJ here. I'm finally back. Sorry I've been out today. Real life comes first. Carol just left, but I'll pass the news along.

Nel - It's exciting for all of us.

Ciara - It's a fun time here.

Carol - Awesome! Thank you.

Damyanti - I'm honored. Thanks.

Michael - She left with a bottle of good red.

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy release day! I need to look into getting a copy.

Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations and Happy Release Day (which sounds a somewhat suspect phrase).
Thank you AJ you are keeping the intrigue levels high.

Donna Shields said...

Congrats on your release :)

Carol Kilgore said...

Medeia - We think it's a good story. Of course it's our story, so we may be a little prejudiced.

EC - I'm trying. True about Release Day!

Donna - Carol was the most excited of all of us.

Melissa said...

I live about an hour from Galveston. Does that count? LOL

Congratulations!!! :D

Carol Kilgore said...

Melissa - Anyone could play, but we already have a winner!