Happy Birthday!

I guess you wonder who has a birthday.

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday IN NAME ONLY,
Happy Birthday to you!

That's right ... July is the birthday month for my oldest Book Baby. She's now one-year old.

If you haven't read this book and would like to, I'm giving away one Kindle copy here this week. All you have to do is leave a comment sometime before Thursday night at 10 Central Time and say you'd like to be entered in the drawing.

I'll post the winner on Friday's blog.


"Well-Crafted Novel" ... "A Hot Read" ... "A Terrific Debut"

No home. No family. No place to hide. For Summer Newcombe, that's only the beginning. The night Summer escapes from a burning Padre Island eatery and discovers the arsonist is stalking her, is the same night she meets Fire Captain Gabriel Duran. As much as she's attracted to Gabe, five years in the Federal Witness Security Program because of her father’s testimony against a mob boss have taught her the importance of being alone and invisible.

No matter how much she yearns for a real home, Summer relinquished that option the night she killed the man who murdered her father. But Gabe breaks down her guard and places both of them in danger. Summer has vowed never to kill again, but she's frantic she'll cost Gabe his life unless she stops running and fights for the future she wants with the man she loves.

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In other news, I have guest blogger openings from the last week of August through the end of November. If you're interested, either leave a message in the comments, send me a direct message through Facebook or Twitter, or email me at tikihuttime AT gmail DOT com (using the correct format, of course).

Comments

Happy one year! It's wild when you look back at that first book.
All set to visit you in September. Thanks again!
Shelly said…
Congratulations and happy first! Please enter me in the drawing- it sounds like a great book!
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Congrats and happy birthday to your book. I feel bad - I've missed all of my books' birthdays.
Julie Flanders said…
Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's been a year already! Happy Birthday to Summer and the rest of the In Name Only gang. :)
Karen Walker said…
Isn't it amazing how time flies by so quickly these days. I remember when your book came out.
Lynda R Young said…
I have read this book and thought it was great. Happy birthday to In Name Only :)
Southpaw said…
Happy One Year Birthday! Wow, that must feel great.
YVONNE LEWIS: said…
Happy birthday to your book, a wonderful feeling when you hold your FIRST book complete in you hands.

Yvonne.
Teresa Coltrin said…
Happy Birthday to your first book!
Robin said…
Wow. Once things start happening, they really happen. Your first book published ONE YEAR AGO and your second out, too. Happy Birthday In Name Only! (Congratulations Carol:) Since I am new to you, your blog, and your books, I would love to read it, so sign me up for the drawing!
Linda Kage said…
Happy Birthday, IN NAME ONLY!!! You're getting to be an old novel! I say , pig out on all the cake and drinks you like. You deserve it!
Carol Kilgore said…
Thanks for all the birthday wishes for In Name Only!

It's been a great year!
CATachresis said…
Happy Birthday "In Name Only" :)))
CATachresis said…
Happy Birthday "In Name Only" :)))
Rachna Chhabria said…
Congratulations and Happy one-year.
David Oliver said…
Carol, I'm having all kinds of problems downloading ebooks to my Galaxy Tablet. I looked up your book (several books with that name!) and the paperback is just a little over $10 and it is Prime enabled. I'll just add it to my next order.

Congratulations and Happy Birthday book. :)
mshatch said…
Happy Birthday :)

I'd love to win but no e-reader :(
Melissa said…
Happy Birthday!

You know I already have a copy, so don't toss my name in the hat.

Those who don't, cross your fingers and hope you win. It's a great book! :D
Happy first birthday! How time flies.
Stephen Tremp said…
Happy Birthday to your pride and joy! And good luck to everyone in the drawing!
Christine Rains said…
Happy birthday to IN NAME ONLY! :)
Carol Kilgore said…
David and mshatch - I'm planning a Goodreads giveaway for two copies of In Name Only from July 17-26. It would be totally cool if the Goodreads team chose both of you :)

Summer, Gabe, and the rest of the In Name Only gang are loving your good wishes!
M Pax said…
Happy Book Birthday, Carol! Awesome.
Helena said…
Happy birthday INO! I've got it already but I'm reading Solomon's Compass and one other book (that's under deadline), and I love SC so much I know I'm gonna love INO.
Yay for first birthdays!!!! It's so cool you can put that accomplishment under your belt :)
Jo-Anne Meadows said…
Cool............one year already........wow
Carol Kilgore said…
They do grow up so fast :)

Helena - I'm glad you're loving SC! My reading time has really taken a hit the last few months. I'm approaching 40% on The Compass Master, and I love it, too!
Shelley Munro said…
Definitely worth the celebration. Happy birthday to your book baby.
Happy birthday to your first born, er, written :-)
Carol Kilgore said…
Robin - A few posts have been getting trapped in Blogger's spam filter the last few days. I rescued yours this morning :)
Jay Noel said…
Seriously? ONE YEAR already? Time flies, doesn't it?
Jennifer Shirk said…
YAY, happy book birthday! Boy, time flies.
nutschell said…
aww. Happy book birthday!!! how time flies!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com
Happy birthday! How fast they grow up...
Carol Kilgore said…
The year has sped by in a cloud of dust :)
Trisha F said…
Aww, happy b'day to your baby!

I would love to read it :)
Rula Sinara said…
Happy Birthday! I can't believe it has already been a year!
Linda G. said…
Wow, that year went by fast! Happy B-day to IN NAME ONLY! :)
michelle said…
Happy Birthday to In Name Only!
It's a great story!
Writer In Transit
Editors At Work said…
Oh, my! Happy one year!

Nas
Editors At Work said…
Oh, my! Happy one year!

Nas
Has it already been a year. How fast they grow. :D
Carol Kilgore said…
It's been a very fast year! And here In Name Only is walking around saying Mama and Dada already :)
Jeff Hargett said…
Must we use the correct format? I hate conformity. :-) Happy Birthday! to your baby. :-)
Happy Birthday to your book baby! Wonderful fun to have a book out and about and be able to celebrate.
Michelle said…
Congratulations! Happy 1st Birthday to your book baby. xxx
Carol Kilgore said…
Jeff - Not sure why email doesn't take us seriously without it. Such a demanding creature :)
Medeia Sharif said…
Happy book birthday! Here's to more birthdays and more books.
Carol Kilgore said…
Thank you, Medeia!

And thanks to all of you for stopping by to wish In Name Only a happy first birthday!