UPDATE: IN NAME ONLY garnered its first review on Amazon! Four lovely gold stars! Read it here.


Maybe my left eye will stop twitching now. Or tomorrow. Or next week.

My baby is finally out there on its own.

It's thrilling. It's scary. It's a little sad. Summer's nest is empty. But she's flying!

Getting IN NAME ONLY from a concept to a real book I can read on my Kindle and hold in my hands has been an amazing journey. And I had so much fun along the way. Despite how it may seem as I ranted over a few details here and there :)

For those of you who would like to read Summer Newcombe's story, here are direct links:


The next time you visit Amazon, today or whenever, I would also love it if you would click the LIKE button on my author page and by each of the books on it. Those LIKES figure into Amazon's algorithms in some way, and the more I have and my books have - just like YOUR pages and books - the better chance of showing up in Amazon promotions.

Thank you for anything you may do. I'll send you cyber coffee, chocolate, or wine in return :)

Also many thanks to those of you who are helping to spread the word around the interwebz this week for IN NAME ONLY.

I love all my followers.
You guys ROCK!


Unknown said…
I just bought it! Can't wait to read it.
Mason Canyon said…
Congratulations and way to go Carol!! IN NAME ONLY is a great read. Wishing you much success.

Thoughts in Progress
J.L. Campbell said…
Hi, Carol,
Congrats! In the process of giving you a shout-out on my blog. Doing the links and such. Have fun!
Julie Flanders said…
Congratulations Carol!!! Enjoy your big day! :)
Laura Eno said…
Congrats! I just bought it! I added a few tags to the page as well (they should be liked too) but you should add more specific ones as well.
(They're below your author picture on the In Name Only page)
Congratulations! Will do big shout-out for you tomorrow. Enjoy the day, Carol. A first release only happens once.
Anonymous said…
Got it, read it and I LOVE it!!
Jennifer Shirk said…
Congrats and many happy sales!!
Carol Kilgore said…
Clarissa - Cool! Enjoy :)

Mason - Thanks! All good wishes gratefully accepted :)

J.L. - Thank you! I'll visit in a bit.

Julie - I hope to!

Laura - I knew a little about tags, but I didn't know I could add them, too, or that I can like them. Huge to know! Thank you!!!

This continues to be a wonderful learning experience. Y'all are GREAT :)
Kyra Lennon said…
Congrats on your book release! Looking forward to reading it! :D
Hooray for IN NAME ONLY! Hope you are able to enjoy your exciting day! Julie
Jan Christensen said…
I'm so, so happy for you. I know how hard you've worked. Bask, enjoy, have some chocolate and the drink of your choice. And I wish you many, many happy sales.
It's here. Congratulations.

LR said…
Congrats!! What a big day. :)
Cherie Reich said…
Yay! Congratulations!!
Unknown said…
Congrats! What an awesome day!

I totally liked your author page. I've examined the amazon page for "In Name Only"-- wow! The story sounds so compelling. Can't wait to read it. :)
Congratulations Carole! *Throws confetti!
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - Thank you. I'm having such a wonderful time :)

Delores - THANK YOU! I'm so glad you liked it. And I'm happy you told me :)

Jennifer - Thanks :)

Kyra - I hope you enjoy!

Julie - I'm having a great time!
Slamdunk said…
Congrats Carol! I am glad to see all of your hard work being celebrated.
Liza said…
Love that heart! Four stars!!! Yippee!
Carol Kilgore said…
Jan - Thank you. It's chocolate time now. Drinks later :)

Teresa - FINALLY :)

LR - Huge day! And so much fun, too :)

Cherie - Thanks!

Raquel - Thank you. Enjoy!
So much congrats! I'll be sure to give a signal boost to Twitter!
Carol Kilgore said…
Michael - Yea! I'm so happy someone remembered confetti!

Slamdunk - Thank you. It feels good to finally have a novel out there :)

Liza - Deep in the Heart of Texas!

Hildred - Great. Tweets are awesome :)
Congrats carol will order through Amazon this week, will let you know when it arrives. Good luck.

Carol Kilgore said…
Golden Eagle - Thanks!

Yvonne - Love those good luck wishes :)
Luanne G. Smith said…
Yay!! Congrats on the big day. And I love the rock heart.
Congrats, Carol!!! So exciting. I liked and tagged. =D
Unknown said…
AWESOME! Congrats. Can't say anything that everyone else already said, but I'm super pumped for ya.
Carol Kilgore said…
L.G. - Rock On!

RaShelle - Thank you :)

Kris - I appreciate your letting me know :)
Unknown said…
Congrats on your big day! It's the start of something big. :)
dolorah said…
Awesome! Congrats Carol :)

Talli Roland said…
Yikes, I'm a little late! But a massive, MASSIVE congrats, Carol. What an accomplishment! I can't wait to read it, and I'll be sure to click like!
Linda G. said…

I just bought it, and it now has a place of honor in my TBR pile. :)
Stopping by from Alex Cavanaugh's blog. Heard the news. Congrats!!!
Carol Kilgore said…
Michael - Thanks! I'll take big :)

Donna - Thank you :)

Talli - Thanks! Enjoy :)

Linda G - Yea! And thank you :)

Kimberly - Thanks! The Tiki Hut is always open, but you may have to get your own drink in the wee hours :)
Oh, I'm late, but so happy for you!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is exciting. Best of everything to you and IN NAME ONLY!
Arlee Bird said…
I can feel your excitement! And I don't blame you one bit. Hopefully I'll make it there as well eventually. I clicked the "like" button. I'd buy the book too, but right now...well I won't get into that.

Hope things explode for you over the next few weeks--bookwise that is. Wishing you a best seller.

Tossing It Out
Christine Rains said…
Congratulations! I'll tweet this for you! :)
Johanna Garth said…
Congratulations!! Off to tweet and G+ it for you :) Can't wait to read it.
Carol Kilgore said…
Cynthia - Late isn't a problem! Thank you :)

Arlee - No worries. Thank you for the like!

Christine - Cool :)

Johanna - Thank you!
VR Barkowski said…
Got a late start today, but not too late I hope.

Congratulations, Carol! So thrilled for you!

I'm off to do a little liking, a little buying, and a little sharing. Wishing you boundless success and not just In Name Only.
Carol Kilgore said…
VR - Such good wishes! Thank you. Kind words are never too late.
Unknown said…
I'm late, I'm late. Sorry!
I've liked your page and your book on .com and It's also sitting on my iPad waiting for me to find time to read. Really looking forward to it.

Wishing you many, many sales, Carol!
Carol Kilgore said…
Shirley - Thank you! Late is fine. And kind words are always wonderful. I find myself in the late spot a lot :)