Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! Enjoy the holiday and my favorite Farside cartoon.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Current, Concise, and Personal

For those who are already following my author Facebook page or who have “liked” it, thank you. It you haven’t checked it out, please do. The content is more current, concise, personal, and as with all Facebook content, as interactive as you like.  https://www.facebook.com/KimMcMahillAuthor/

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Adventure Scrapbook – Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is an amazing city. Aside from a visit to the Guinness Storehouse for a pint of their famous “black stuff,” there is so much to do and see that I’m not sure how much time a person would have to spend to take it all in. From wandering the lively streets to absorbing the ambiance of Trinity College, Dublin has something for everyone.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Monthly Ebook #Giveaway

I always like to pass on information about contests and other freebies, especially when one of the ebooks to be given away is my very own novel, A Taste of Tragedy. Each month Constance Bretes puts out a newsletter and hosts an ebook giveaway on her blog. Go to http://www.constancebretes.com/news--things.html for more information and to enter. The giveaway runs October 4 – 31. Good Luck!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Adventure Scrapbook – Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale is a picturesque seaside village with a lot of history. Ruins of forts guard the entrance to the bay. On a non-rainy, there are few places more idyllic for a stroll.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Risky Research Series

The third novel in my Risky 
Research series, A Foundation of Fear, is in the editing phase and I don't have a release date yet. In this novel we'll learn that even the most deadly assassin has plenty to fear. If you haven’t read the first two books in the series I hope you will do so before the third is released. The Risky Research series explores how far a deadly group will go to control a diet product industry worth billions, and the lengths two dedicated FBI agents will go to stop them. The first in the series, A Dose of Danger, is set mostly where I grew up in Wyoming. The story begins when a researcher and her team discover a possible solution for weight loss. Her unsanctioned testing methods bring tragedy to the family ranch and the attention of the local sheriff’s deputy. With her colleagues either dead, missing, or on the run she must trust the deputy with her life, but can she trust him with her heart. In the second book, A Taste of Tragedy, a corporate executive discovers the healthy foods she’s been hired to promote may be dangerous, placing her in the crosshairs of an organization that will stop at nothing to protect its secrets. Click on any linked book title to be taken directly to Amazon. #weightloss

Friday, October 13, 2017

Adventure Scrapbook – Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is one of those must-see sites if visiting Cork, Ireland. The castle ruins aren’t much, but the tradition of kissing the Blarney Stone has made the castle a pilgrimage site to many. Most Irish we talked to knew where the Blarney Stone came from, but weren’t as confident on where the practice of kissing the stone came from. Aside from the castle and the stone, however, the grounds are amazing and worth a visit.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Picking Daisy

I’m pleased to welcome Kimberly Miller to my blog. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, their two children, and a cat who barely tolerates them. By day, Kimberly teaches film and writing courses, but at night she enjoys reading, watching movies, making jewelry, and baking and eating desserts that mainly consist of chocolate. Kimberly has recently released her debut novel, Picking Daisy. I’ve included a blurb and excerpt below for her highly rated clean romance novel. I hope you will check out her new release. You can learn more about Kimberly on her website at http://millerkm.weebly.com/ or at her blog
https://kimberlymmiller.wordpress.com/. Click here  or on the book title above to be taken directly to her novel on Amazon.

Daisy Parker isn’t the woman that rock star Robby Grant would have imagined himself falling for. She’s soft-spoken, sweet, and lives by a strange code the struggling musician is recognizing as Biblical.
And he’s helpless against it.
Even if Daisy is hard-pressed to believe that a man like Robby would see her—a woman long forgotten by the rest of the world—as anything more than a step back to his career.
But Robby challenges Daisy in ways she’d long avoided.
With their mutual love of music, it seems nothing can separate them—not Daisy’s wheelchair or Robby’s ego.
As Robby grows into the man he’s long dreamed of being, Daisy dares to trust again. But will this sweet melody last?

Daisy cursed her wheelchair, reaching for the phone that Robby held out of her grasp. Clearly, he was angry too. His face grew redder with each second. Would he hit her?
“Since it’s all over the news, I’ll bet you know I’ve been in rehab six times. Impressive, huh? Six?! And this last one was nothing to sneeze at. I lost my girlfriend, my friends, and even most of my family. Now, my career is shot until I come up with something...and I am not about to stop until I get back on that stage again. If I can’t control anything else in my life at least I can try to take back what’s left of my career. But I’m on a timeline. And you will help me.”
The rage in his eyes should have scared her, but Daisy refused to be intimidated. Her ex-boyfriend was worse. She just wished she could knee Robby in a place that would jerk him back to reality. She managed to glare instead.
“Maybe you should take a deep breath and come up with a plan that doesn’t include me.”  She crossed her arms over her chest and stared at Robby defiantly, trying to ignore that he truly was a very handsome man with a commanding presence. The clarity in his eyes and the muscles in his arms both surprised and unsettled her. A scrawny, weak, and strung-out Robby she’d have expected and could have handled. This man was unexpectedly healthy, yet he was also angry, hurt, and alone. She saw it in his eyes. And she realized what was happening.
“I’m stuck…” Robby said weakly. “This is exactly what I need…”

Oh, no, Lord, Daisy pleaded silently. I can’t even help myself. How am I supposed to help him? And yet no answer came. But even in the silence, Daisy understood.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Myths Surrounding #Crystal #Skulls

Shrouded In Secrets is an archeological thriller that takes the reader on a wild ride around the globe, from Egypt, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and more. The premise of this story revolves around thirteen mythical crystal skulls. The skulls in actual existence have always been surrounded with speculation, uncertainty, and legend, though most recently experts are leaning toward the relics not being truly ancient. No matter what the truth is concerning the skulls the myths surrounding them have made great fodder for fiction and an extreme adventure. Click on the book title to be taken directly to Amazon.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Contemporary #Western Romantic Thriller

BigHorn Storm is a contemporary western romantic thriller set in Wyoming. I’ve always kind of thought of it as a modern-day Red Dawn on horseback with adults. I grew up on horseback and one of the most dramatic horseback escapes in the book is an embellishment on a teenage memory while helping out on a cattle drive. Storm is based on a horse from my childhood and the Bighorn National Forest is truly as beautiful and extreme as the story depicts. Click on the book title to be taken directly to Amazon. #Wyoming

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Insight into October

There’s a lot happening in October, including one of those infamous “Friday the Thirteenth” days (if you are superstitious). Here’s a few other special days to keep in mind.

International Day for the Elderly, October 1
World Smile Day, October 6 (first Friday of the Month)
Columbus Day, October 9 (second Monday of the Month)
Thanksgiving Day in Canada, October 9
Boss’s Day, October 16
Sweetest Day, October 21 (third Saturday of the Month)
United Nations Day, October 24
Make a Difference Day, October 28 (fourth Saturday of the Month)

Halloween, October 31