Big News! Turkey Re-Hash and Hot Tamales

Reminder: Today I'm guest blogging at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales. I'd love for you to come over and say hi. Tell your friends!

And if you haven't seen it yet, please check out my news below, too.


Happy Monday!

For those of you here in the U.S., I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I also hope you survived Black Friday without too many scrapes and bruises to your body, your psyche, and your bank account.

Our Thanksgiving was fantastic, and I ate way too much. We stayed home on Friday and enjoyed a very lazy day, except for trying to put the house back in order. I think my favorite part of Thanksgiving is turkey sandwiches :)

Now it's time to move forward.

This is the last week of NaNo. I hope all your word counts are on track. Congrats to all of you who are participating this year!

On Wednesday, I will be the guest blogger/chef at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales. If you're not familiar with this blog, zip over and check it out. You can go today, but please go back on Wednesday - LOL! Petit Fours and Hot Tamales is a group blog powered by ten awesome southern writers, some of whom you've seen commenting and guest posting here. I'm happy to be part of their team for the day.

And now for my Big News.

On Monday, January 7, I will be doing a Cover and Blurb Reveal for my next book - SOLOMON'S COMPASS.

And I'm inviting all of you to share this news. I'm not picky about how you do it - on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google+, carrier pigeon, or tribal drums. Whispers to your sister and BFF. Whatever. I'm just hoping you will help me get the word out.

SOLOMON'S COMPASS is a story of love, loyalty, and the value of keeping a promise. I can hardly wait for you to see the awesome cover. The designer, Derek Murphy, outdid himself. I had a definite idea in mind, and he developed it. My idea turned into a Massive Fail. I sent him the blurb and synopsis and asked him to do his magic. He did. I'm totally thrilled.

If you would like to participate in the Big Reveal, please sign up on the linky list below. During the first week of January, I will send you all the information about the book for you to use as you wish.

BTW, you all know I'm not exactly technically proficient. If the list isn't here when you read, you may experience me tinkering on Monday morning until it shows up. Or yelling for help if it never does.

Huge thank-you hugs for helping me by participating!


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All signed up for the big reveal - congratulations! And a site called Hot Tamales? I am so there.
Laura Eno said…
Yay! The linky is there. :)
Anne Gallagher said…
I guess I filled out the form wrong, but it's me. Can't wait to see the cover!
ooh, so exciting, I like the title of your new book :) I will be tweeting about it when the time comes! Hope it's beautiful! I'm the one to get impressed :P since I have a taste for lovely bookcovers :)
L.G.Smith said…
Ooh, looking forward to the big reveal of Solomon's Compass!
LR said…
Looking forward to your next novel. :)
Anonymous said…
Congrats on getting another book out, Carol. I so admire you prolific authors. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Alex - I thought you might pick up on that :)

Laura - Yes, I was sweating that!

Anne - I see you there. Thanks!

Dezmond - I hope you like it. I like it so much because to me it totally expresses the essence of the story.

L.G. - Cool!
Maryann Miller said…
Joining in the fun to help you promote the book. Can't wait to see the cover now that you told us a bit of how it came to be. Congrats on the new release.
Linda Kage said…
happy squeal!!! I love the title and can't wait to see the cover of Solomon's Compass. Congrats on another book!

Turkey sandwiches really are good. I love chopping the turkey up and adding mayo and relish with it!
Em-Musing said…
Yes, very excited to see more of Solomon's Compass. Glad the cover art turned out.
VR Barkowski said…
Congrats — Can't wait for the big reveal!
Carol Kilgore said…
LR - I'm glad :)

Linda J - I'm not that prolific. I had several books written and a few edited before I published In Name Only.

Jennifer - I'm feeling it!

Maryann - Great!

Linda K - That's fun, too :)
Morgan said…
Yaaaay, Carol! I'm excited for you! :D
Emily R. King said…
I'm in! Please send me an email reminder. My memory stinks these days.
Carol Kilgore said…
Em-Musing - Thanks! Same here about the cover art. I have lots of stories to tell about the making of this book.

VR - Great!

Johanna - I hope so :)

Morgan - Thanks!

Emily - Will do :)
Helena said…
I think I'm signed up -- and I'm really looking forward to helping out with your big reveal.

Congratulations! And I'm glad you had a great turkey day.
Shelley Munro said…
How exciting. I'm all signed up :)
Cherie Reich said…
Signed up for the cover reveal! Congrats!
Carol Kilgore said…
Helena - I see you on the list. Thanks!

Shelley - Cool :)

Cherie - Yay!
I'm so erratic in my blogging these days that I better not sign up for anything. But it's exciting news and I look forward to seeing more!

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is turkey soup!
Rula Sinara said…
Way cool! Off to check out Petit Fours...
Carol Kilgore said…
Karen - No worries :)
Your turkey soup, my turkey sandwiches...sounds like lunch!

Rula - Great!
Julie said…
Oh, how exciting! I signed up to help with the reveal, can't wait. I love that title and the story sounds excellent.

And I just have to say that my favorite thing about Thanksgiving is the turkey sandwiches too! There's nothing better than a cold turkey sandwich on the day after Thanksgiving. Yum! :)
Southpaw said…
I went to enter my name in the linky and completely blanked on my URL and my email address! Good grief must be from turkey overload!
Susan Oloier said…
Note to self: Check out Petit Fours and Hot Tamales tomorrow.
I signed up. Cover reveals are so very exciting!
Carol Kilgore said…
Julie - Cool! I could almost give up the hot roasted turkey for a cold turkey sandwich. Almost, LOL!

Southpaw - Too funny! I must have it, too, because yesterday I blanked on my zip code.

Susan Oloier - Yay! Thanks :) I think cover reveals are exciting, too.
Looking forward to seeing your cover, Carol!

I can't believe November is almost over. :P
Carol Kilgore said…
Stina - Great! I can't believe it either. This year has sped by.
Talli Roland said…
Solomon's Compass sounds great! I can't wait to see the cover, Carol.
Carol Kilgore said…
Talli - I hope you like the cover as much as I do!
That is big news! How exciting! Now I'm itching to see that cover (I'm so impatient). Now I'm off to Petit Fours and Hot Tamales--cool name for a blog, by the way.
I'm so excited for you Carol! Solomon's Compass sounds like a great story! I love the title and can't wait to see the cover!
Carol Kilgore said…
Cynthia - I love their blog name, too.

Julie - Thanks! I think you'll like it.
Arlee Bird said…
I left a comment on the guest blog site, but apparently I was screened out by the spam filter. I've been commenting less and less on non-Blogger sites because I seem to have problems with a lot of them.

A Faraway View
Raquel.Somatra said…
Congratulations! The new book sounds so intriguing and amazing. Wow, I feel like I've missed so much in the blogging world... but really, well done. Can't wait to see this cover!
Congratulations on your new book. It sounds exciting. I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Also, congratulations upon guest blogging. I'll check that out.
Carol Kilgore said…
Arlee - I'm so sorry your comment hasn't appeared over there. Thanks so much for trying :)

Raquel - I hope readers will like the book. And the cover :)

Brenda Kay - Hope your Thanksgiving was great, too. And thanks for commenting on my guest post.
Congratulations on your new book. It sounds exciting. I'm off to the Hot Tamales now ...
Anonymous said…
I have another cover reveal scheduled for that day, but I've seen others do 2 or 3 in one post, so I went ahead and signed up. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Medeia - Cool! Thank you. I'm going to give participants several options so readers will see different things around. I'm hoping that's a good thing, LOL!
Lydia Kang said…
Can't wait to tweet this when the time comes! Love that title, too. :)
Carol Kilgore said…
Ciara - Cool :)

Lydia - Great! Thanks :)
So exciting about Solomon's Compass. Good luck!
All signed up. Looking forward to the big reveal. No doubt it will be awesome.
Carol Kilgore said…
Thank you, Andrea.
Merry Christmas!
Arlee Bird said…
I can participate in the cover reveal. I'm doing a post about reading that day so this will be an appropriate addition.

Tossing It Out
Carol Kilgore said…
Wonderful! You should have all the material by now. Thank you :)