Friday, January 18, 2013

Killing Time Blog Tour with Cindy Gerard

Happy weekend everyone! Book Monster Reviews & LITERAL ADDICTION are very happy to welcome back Cindy Gerard
for her  KILLING TIME Blog Tour

The only thing Cindy had in mind when she started writing her first book was finishing it. The issue of actually selling it came much later. Only after she made that life-altering first sale did she realize that one book would never be enough. Now, over 20 books and numerous awards later, Cindy laughingly admits that she can barely remember life before...well, was there life before writing?

Actually, yes there was, and still is. A professional career woman, Cindy is a trainer for the Iowa Department of Human Services, a position she states is both challenging and rewarding. "Human Services is a front-line, real-life event. Everything about the job is immediate, from serving families in crisis, to assisting staff with difficult situations, to meeting tension-fraught deadlines." 

Cindy's writing has netted her spots on bestseller lists, numerous RT nominations and awards, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a National Reader's Choice Award and two RITA nominations.

Between writing and working full time you wouldn't think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more. Cindy has more. Much more. She is happily married to the perfect man. Tom's a cowboy, ladies! 

Both Tom and Cindy enjoy gardening and have recently expanded their annual beds into a perennial garden. Cindy says she can hardly wait for spring and the promise of all that reawakening and the colorful blooms.

In addition to the horses, the Gerards have two dogs, Ellie and Boomer, who pretty much get anything they want. Tom and Cindy have one son, Kyle, who, after years of keeping them in suspense, found Eileen, the perfect woman.

Today we are helping Cindy promote "Killing Time", the first book in her new romantic suspense series; ONE EYED JACKS.  Let's take a look at what "Killing Time" is all about…

Killing Time

Publisher:  Pocket Books
Publication date: 
January 22, 2013

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An exciting new series featuring Mike "Primetown" Brown, a character from her popular "Black Ops, Inc." series.
For the seven years after Operation Slam Dunk went south, Mike Brown got drunk on each anniversary. The eighth year was no different--until he was drugged by a woman and woke up to her questions about what had happened eight years ago in Afghanistan. CIA attorney Eva Salinas has her own theory behind what happened to Mike's team--which included her husband--in Afghanistan eight years ago, and she's determined to prove foul play. Though she doesn't trust him, Mike is the only person she can turn to for help. Under an assumed name, Eva convinces Mike to assemble a new team and go after the traitor who screwed up both their lives. As they track down the rogue who started it all, Eva and Mike discover they can't live without each other. But can they stay alive while an enemy is still on the loose?

Incredible huh?  You bet it is!  All of Cindy's books are an adrenaline packed roller coaster ride that you just won't want to get off of.  Before you run off to order your copy check out Cindy's Guest Post to find out more about the ONE EYED JACKS..

10 Things Readers Should Know About The One Eyed Jacks"?

#10.  Mike is H.O.T.  HOT!!!

#9.  You won’t see what happens coming!

#8.  Eva is kick ass – possibly the most kick ass heroine I’ve ever written.

#7.  Some of the BOI team members make cameo appearances.

#6.  You’ll meet the heroes from the upcoming books in the series RUNNING BLIND (Jamie – Hondo – Cooper) AND TAKING FIRE (Bobby – Boom-Boom – Taggart)

#5.  Mike and Eva are likes two cats under a blanket – always wrestling with emotions and power and control. And, yeah, maybe they do another kind of wrestling too. :o)

#4.  Get your passports out – we’re going to Peru!

#3. If you’re not a fan of action, adventure and intrigue, or of hot, emotional romance, then do not read this book.  Just sayin’

#2.  KILLING TIME is possibly my favorite book of all the books I’ve written.  Does that make me a bad person?

#1.  Least you didn’t get the message:  MIKE IS HHHOOOOOTTTTTT!!!

Connect with Cindy:

Cindy is giving away a signed paperback of KILLING TIME to one winner at Book Monster and another winner over at LITERAL ADDICTIONUS/CANADA ONLY


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There is also a Grand Prize drawing of a $25.00 Gift Card (Amazon or B&N) and an autographed copy of KILLING TIME for one lucky winner that follows the tour and leaves a comment at every stop.

To enter the Grand Prize drawing CLICK HERE!

Follow the rest of the tour to be eligible for the 
Grand Prize Giveaway

1/15 -  Under the Covers

1/17 -  United by Books

1/20 -  Book Lovin Mamas

1/31 -  Pimpin' Reads

2/01 -  The Book Nympho


donnas said...

Ive been looking forward to this release! Cant wait to read it.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Cheryl S. said...

Ohhhhh! New series! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Cindy Gerard!!! Thank you so much for this giveaway :)

elizabeth said...

The book sounds like it will be a great book to read. I'm new to Cindy, so this would be a great introduction to her.

Thanks for the giveaway,

Elizabeth Gray

Shawnie Nicole said...

I want!!!! Lol

Linda said...

Since i´m International, i´m only here for the Grand Prize.
fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

Counting down the days till the new book! Can't wait to read it. <3

Aly said...

The tot 10 thing, great idea :D


cindy gerard said...

Good morning everyone. Thanks for stopping by and make sure you enter the contest. Tell your friends!!

Linda Henderson said...

I can't wait to read this series. I'm a big fan of Cindy Gerard and I really enjoy romantic suspense stories. I especially enjoy series books. It's always nice to hear more about the characters that you've read about in previous books.

seriousreader at live dot com

AquarianDancer said...

I am really excited to read Mike's story! Thanks for this giveaway.

AquarianDancer at gmail dot com

Melissa Limoges said...

Can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. And congrats on your newest release! :)


SdyLion said...

Cannot wait for the latest release! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

LS said...

I would love to win this, I love Cindy's

Rebe said...

This sounds fabulous and I love that cover!


susanmp said...

Awesome cover!

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Kassandra said...

Thank you so much for the chance!


kandj7299 said...

Sounds like a great book and I would love to win. Thanks for having this giveaway!!

kandj7299 at verizon dot net

Glittergirl said...

Cindy's books are always awesome. I can't wait for this book to come out!

jbiggar said...

Love Cindy's books, all are in my re-read pile

laurie said...

Ive been looking forward to this release! Cant wait to read it

books4me said...

I love the bodyguard series; this sounds like a GREAT additional series!

Jane said...

Can't wait to read "Killing Time" and so happy that Gabe will be making an appearance.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

bn100 said...

Nice list of facts.


Artemis said...

I love your Ten Things readers should know about The One Eyed Jacks! Just love the nicknames you come up with!

cindersmaria @ yahoo dot com

krazymama_98 said...

Looking forward to this book. But it will be after I finish the BOI series I am just reading now. And diggin' it!! Woo hoo!!
lisakhutson At cox. net

Michele said...

Cannot wait to read this book!

cindy gerard said...

Good luck everyone and thanks for all the nice comments!

Robin the Book Nerd said...

Nother blog hop!

Susan T. said...

Cant wait to read Killing Tome. Thanks for the giveaway.

mk said...

cool- can't wait to read this one!

Pepper Penn said...

can't wait to start this series. thanks for the giveaway!
pepperpenn42 at gmail dot com

May said...

Sounds like a great book!

Sharon Stogner said...

Got so much cover love going on ;) thanks!
sstogner1 at gmail dot com

Tawnya Bentley said...

Never read any of Cindy's books before, sounds awesome.

Liesa Manis said...

Would love to read this book!!
Love the cover!!

Crystal Benedict said...

This sounds awesome! I can't wait to read it

Barbara said...

Sounds like a GREAT series!!
barbbattaglia @